I just downloaded the game and it said the game takes up 158MB buuut when i extracted it, my laptop said i needed 2.12GB to fully extract the game- andnow its taking up 2.12GB...is that normal? I'm very limited with space on my laptop because its only 30GB,with 22 being taken up by processing and stuff i cant get rid of ^^' so im only left with 8GB so i hope you can understand my concern for the amount of storage this game takes up- I'm gonna play it here in the next bit but idk what happened with the storage part- is it a glitch on my part? should i re download the game and try that, or...? I'm not too sure but if that's normal then i suppose thats ok!! also the platform i'm on is a windows 10 HP laptop. if that has anything to do with it.
Hmmm! That's very odd and I'm sorry to hear you're having trouble!
I'm not sure what could be happening -- it could be that .zip/.rar files tend to be smaller than what's actually inside? So, what Itchio says the game is, isn't the true size simply because it's in a compressed format.
The game doesn't take much to run, but it is heavy on images and text, which simply take up space. (Plus, I haven't optimized the game as best I could yet simply because this isn't the finished version yet!)
I'm not an expert on anything computers at all (I'm mostly a comic artist who does game dev on the side) so this is the best I could come up with.
My suggest would be to play the game quickly and then just delete it. It takes less than 30 minutes to get through the game on the current build, so it won't take up much of your time. I'll see what I can do about lowering the file size in future versions as well. Thanks for your comment!