Very well written, can relate. <3
It was interesting how true all the choices felt, like they were true all at the same time but also the player had to pick one at each intersection. Neat!
Good luck to you on your journey, from another person who left not one but two Christian sects. ^_^;; (It took me a while to figure out I didn't have to "settle" for a religion that hated me, my gender, and my friends, even if some things seemed better than the other one at first...) Thanks for writing this from your experiences to help others.
(Tiny quibble: there's no "of course" about joining in praying when family are. I remain quiet and respectful but I'm not interested in bowing my head and joining hands with people who don't respect me. That's just me though! I'm still bitter lol.)
Many many +1s to finding friends and support while someone is processing their trauma, and taking time to breathe. Nice work!
everything fits together so well... a very sombre and thoughtful game. i really liked how you used the vision range of the background to show clearly where Aspen was looking/uncomfortable with looking.
I got really far along in The Chameleon, but when I tried punching the electrical box covered in electricity, I died (yeah, it wasn't a great idea, but I wasn't sure what to do, haha). When I had died previously, the game reset me to a checkpoint just fine, but this time I'm stuck on a black screen. I can use my abilities and watch my energy bar go down and hear the sound effects of them and my environment, but I can't see anything besides the UI overlay, and I can't seem to punch either. I tried opening the menu to swap the graphics settings around, but it didn't help.
Super fun game though, I had a ton of fun!
That was super fun! I love the frog "plap" noises. Holding the jump button down for different lengths of time while you could see the circle fill up worked a lot better than I expected it would! I had a lot less trouble with the platforming than i often do in platformers ^_^;; Also flinging myself into the depths of space by accident with the tongue was great. I really like the grapple-tongue idea. The story and music also really established a really cool and pensive mood.
The ghost is so cute! I liked the setup of completing more minigames to mess with the exorcist Youtuber, while after each one the Youtuber makes it more difficult for you to get around the house! The library maze is really cute. The other two minigames were kind of tricky to complete, while also being fairly forgiving at the same time. I didn't expect a spider boss fight! ^_^
The smudge shooters in the house I think fire a little too quickly? The game seemed to suggest to avoid them, but it's impossible to dodge them since they fire so fast (though you have enough health that it's OK to keep getting hit). Also, the instructions page is super hard to read since it's black text against a dark purple background with the old timey film filter over it.
Really cute! I only wish I could pet the ghost dog . ^_^
I had a blast playing it! Great music and animations, and I loved the floaty swoopy feeling as a ghost possessing objects (though i had slight difficulty maneuvering a pumpkin to sit on a switch XD but that was part of the fun for me). Also the last room! I laughed so hard.
This is so cute and spooky! I adore it. Very clever mechanics, excellent dialogue, cute and spooky art, and lovely and creepy music. The secret garden appearing was so exciting and cool!
(When she asked for my name at the end, i was like OH NO and gave a fake one. XD )
Artist here! \o/ This game was a ton of fun to work on. Leaf did a fantastic job with the writing, music and design, and the concept is super cool. It's very moving. I hope you all enjoy it!
*Edit: I had someone test Catalina with the itch.io desktop app and it seemed to run the game, so try that first!
OK, it seems that Catalina has trouble extracting zipped files properly, so other games are also having this problem. Currently the two solutions I've seen are to use the Unarchiver app or to use the Terminal to give the executable permissions back: https://itch.io/post/1516186
I tried to upload a noncompressed file to see if that would work, but itch doesn't allow you to upload folders, and my computer sees .app as a folder.
I hope this helps! I wish I could do something more to fix it.