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A jam submission

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an aro bitsy game for the rainbow jam
Submitted by theworldisalwaysending — 10 days, 6 hours before the deadline

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Use of Theme#33.8183.818
Use of Diversifiers#43.0913.091
Art#63.4553.455
Gameplay#73.0003.000
Audio#161.8181.818

Ranked from 11 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Did you use any Diversifiers?

Pacifist Playthrough

I allow my game to be used for promotion material for future gams jams / events by the organisers.

Yes

You may use my game for future Promotions

Individual or Team Game?

Individual

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Comments

Developer (1 edit)

hi. i don't really know what to say.

i'm glad that y'all liked the game. i put a lot of thought into it, and i based it on my personal experiences (this is the part where i emphasize that my parents accept me, they're just a little uninformed at times) and the experiences i've heard of in the community, so to hear that it rung true with a lot of people, including those who aren't aro, is equal parts relieving and depressing. but as mistodon said, doubt really is an important part of learning about your identity. sometimes you just gotta accept that you don't know all of yourself and have fun with the parts you suspect. and if you're wrong, to err is human, you know?

i'm also kind of shocked at how well it was received. i frequent a website that really, really hates us (or at least doesn't take us seriously; effect's the same), and i used a throwaway and everything because i thought i was in for some backlash. being received with open arms was great. thank you all for being so welcoming.

anyway, i that's about all i wanted to say. thanks for playing, thanks for the feedback, and thanks for the third place ranking. you guys rock.

Submitted(+1)

So many things to say about this. 1. A Bitsy game. Yay! :) 2. I don't identify as aromantic, but your narrative helped me understand how it actually feels for some people - there's a lot of things I have never considered before about what being aromantic means. Thank you for helping me understand a bit more. 3. I also had a "bell ringing" moment in relation to my own LGBTQQ++ experiences, and I liked the way you expressed it here. :)

Submitted(+1)

Wow. The writing in this is really powerful. Slightly painful at times too. A lot of this is relatable, even though I'm not aromantic. I think it's really important that we communicate that doubt is often a part of learning about your own identity, and that it's OK to do so, whether it sticks or not. Thank you for talking about that.

Submitted(+1)

Loved this one! Very relatable and cool and pretty. Love the rooftop! 

Submitted(+1)

I really love this one, so sweet!

Submitted(+1)

This was lovely! Well made and really got inside the head of the narrator. 

Submitted(+1)

I really liked this game/short story.