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The Year After

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Best played with sound on Chrome. Progress auto-saved.


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An emotional Gameboy experience about an invisible stranger, a family and a brutal winter.


Walk through time. Seasons pass. Characters age.


Playable in half an hour. Mostly linear with a few secrets.


Art, sound design, code by Hadrian Lin. Made with GB Studio and Javascript hacks.


Want to get a Gameboy cartridge? Please go to my itch.io page.



CONTROLS

  • Arrow Keys / WASD to move
  • alt / Z / J to interact
  • ctrl / k / x to toggle walk speed


TRAILER:




MANIFESTO:

Why go 8-bit low-res?


Additional sound effects and music from Freesound.org:

  • InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk):
  • Ambience, Wind Chimes, A.wav
  • Ambience, Peaceful Synth.wav
  • Bell, Candle Damper, A (H1).wav 


  • Erokia/Jordan Powell:  Ambient Wave 3 (Harmonics)
  • eric5335: meadow ambience.wav
  • be-steele: Malamute Dinner Music > Igor3B.wav
  • GoodListener: Stable Noises- Birds and Horses Neighing.wav


Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com


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Great story-centric experience.

I felt a sense of sadness, but the last scene when you play as the grandma felt very powerful. I could feel her emotion of going back to see what could have been. Her anger at the end almost made me cry. Very beautiful game.

It was sad but very interesting.

i have no idea what was going on, but good anyway

Very well done! It is evident the amount of hard work and passion that went into this project!

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