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Talkin' 'Bout Tiny Games

a collection by Mr. Bill Sky · last updated 2021-03-24 16:04:11

Itch.io games that have been featured on the Talkin' 'Bout Tiny Games 'zine.

a little exploration game about hiking up a mountain
Adventure

"Have you ever looked at a video game and known you were going to love it?"

"It’s playful, you get to romp around and explore and make friends and help people as you please."

[Full issue here.]

GIF
Drive a train through a dreamlike procedural land
Simulation
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"The real focus of the game is the audiovisual experience, with cheery chiptune music and a colourful pixelated aesthetic combined with a day/night cycle." [Full issue here.]

a horror survey game
Interactive Fiction
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"You are given a survey that asks about your habits. Who wants to know the answers to the questions, though? And why?" [Full issue here.]

a game about a house.

"Staggered, minimalistic. A woven thread of story and rulebook. An unfolding story, room-by-room, of exploring a house you really shouldn’t." [Full issue here.]

GIF
A game about the liminal space of long drives.

"Driving at 3 A.M. with bleary eyes, with the entire world seemingly dead to your presence." [Full issue here.]

The world hungers for your compassion.

"It’s an enthralling game that succeeds at giving an occasionally tense but simulataneously heady experience for those whose tastes lie in that direction." [Full issue here.]

Explore spirits of sound by flying as a bird through the mystical floating islands of Otokai.
Adventure

"[A] serene unveiling of some slightly fantastical worlds in all-around soothing exploration." [Full issue here.]

GIF
in which we face regret and remorse
Interactive Fiction
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"Dialogue and narrative choices work to immerse the player into the atmosphere of the tiny world. [...] Deals with themes of memory, regret, and self-improvement." [Full issue here.]

A collection of small and peculier stories from Somwhere.
Adventure

"Pure discovery and curiosity in exploring the game and a delightfully surreal world. [...] A uniquely beautiful aesthetic central to the studio’s visual style." [Full issue here.]

A Normal Lost Phone is a game about exploring the intimacy of an unknown person whose phone was found by the player.
Adventure

Charming phone investigation game exploring queer identity with a lot of heart. [Full issue here.]

Toyish surprise-o-rama

"Limited-palette, open-ended interactivity, and simple treasure hunt for secrets lends a sense of child-like playfulness." [Full issue here.]

generative photography simulator

"It draws you straight into its procedurally-generated world, where the islands are scattered with beautiful and fantastical colours, mountains, valleys, and landmarks, along with a bright moon or sun in the sky." [Full issue here.]

GIF
have a nice time with Mr Mayor
Card Game

"Exactly what it says on the tin." I, for one, fully support Mr. Mayor in all his endeavors. [Full issue here.]

grow plants in your sunny apartment!
Simulation
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A relaxing idle game about taking care of charming, quirky, and occasionally rare plants. [Full issue here.]

GIF
a supplication
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"[A] quietly solemn game about survival through depression, and how relationships can bring comfort in mutual suffering." [Full issue here.]

a meditation
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"[M]inimalistic meditation on what it’s like to visit a gallery alone." [Full issue here.]

"Everyone's got a secret, and she won't keep a single one!" - a bitsy film from 1989
Role Playing
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A delightful romp of an 80s' teen movie parody. Unleashed my inner gossip. [Full issue here.]

Interactive Fiction
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"[P]erfect as a introduction to Bitsy [...] Calm and meditative." [Full issue here.]

Oh no! You're blanking on fish names!
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A short and punchy game about pulling knowledge out of your ass. [Full Issue here.]

Secret Santa Gift for Nina! Help Ruby find her Grandma's forgotten spice cake recipe!
Interactive Fiction
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"The game is colorful, stretching the typical color palette for Bitsy, but the look is charming rather than confusing." [Full issue here.]

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"While very simple, the game’s aesthetics are beautiful, and allow the player to take their time and make their way through the world at their own pace." [Full issue here.]

A message in a bottle, inspired by nature.
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"Sojourn is a meditation on exploring the surroundings around you through the form of walking around the forest. It’s a good 10 minutes to clear your mind, with some bits of text talking about the surroundings."

GIF
a purgatory of forlorn memories
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"You gain insight into a bit of [the passengers'] lives, all illustrated with some beautiful pixel scenes that show the quiet tragedy each carries." [Full issue here.]

Point and Click Softboiled Detective Story
Puzzle
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"The entire tone and language of film noir is carried through to the incongruous setting and played dead straight, creating funny writing that’ll make you want to click on every object that you can just to hear what Rhubarb has to say about it." [Full issue here.]

Interactive Fiction
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A charming game that nails its period and aesthetic. [Full issue here.]

I used my hand to smear your name on a condemned warehouse. 1:38 pm on a Tuesday.
Interactive Fiction
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Interactive Fiction about grief with a unique method of text procession. [Full issue here.]