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Thank you so much for playing, I’m so glad you’ve found it helpful

Oh beans

Pathologic as Left Libertarian is interesting. I struggled with some of the questions to know how meta it was fair to go. Reading the descriptions it sounds pretty accurate though.

https://kritiqal.itch.io/in-me-a-constellation

The way this trilogy ties form and narrative together is stunning. Still unpacking my emotions but the journey was captivating.

Holy shit this is so good! Absolutely captivating writing and the mixed interface is fascinating. Eagerly awaiting future episodes.

Can't get Dorian out of my head. What a banger!

I love that this basically takes the "I didn't ask for this" Deus Ex meme and turns it into a compelling exploration of bodily autonomy, technocratism, and the politics of self-harming. Very interested in the full release.

A wonderful sense of suspense, the way transitions and color are used to denote time/location is clever and added a lot to the atmosphere. Going to remember this when working on my own games.

Thanks so much! Hopefully by next year I'll have more stuff to put together, I love collections and doing layout design.

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Draw cards and connect to your inner stars. A solo table-top story told through tarot cards and introspection. Featuring lots of astrology flavor, ghost goats, and a bull made from a mountain.

https://kritiqal.itch.io/in-me-a-constellation

This is a magical thing. There's such a quiet longing in each poem. I feel like I'm part of a romance even if I don't know with who or what. I was uncertain about the text-to-speech initially but the longer I played the more it felt entwined with the sense of belonging but still being outside. That's a nonsense statement, maybe; this factory sitting in a wasteland, remembering some connection, reflecting on its absurd existence - there's a deep sadness here for me, like whoever's talking is only ever being heard in half measures. I love it, I love the bizarre humor mixed with moments of profound introspection, it's unlike anything I've played. I need to spend more time with it to feel as if I actually understand it, but the 1 & 1/2 playthroughs I did (accidentally ended it earlier the first time) were wonderful.

Having a great time with this so far. The "eek" sound effect for Maria is delightful, I'm rooting for her all the way!

Wow, I really loved this. It reminded me of having anxiety attacks as a child ("meltdowns," my mom would say), where I would latch on certain images and just have a sensory overload. I know that's a weird way to compliment a game, but it's not a part of my childhood I think of much and being able to revisit / recontextualize it as temporary and abstract meant a lot. Love the use of mixed media and the GeoCities-esq train especially. I hope the hook person is alright in the end.

Damn, this is exceptional! I liked the first track a great deal but this is on a different level entirely. The guitar solo near the end is so smooth, just top notch work all around! Can't wait for the next tracks.

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I love how everything looks like it's melting or on fire. The elevator motif really worked for me as an abstract "the world ceases to exist while you are in this box" kinda thing. I didn't care for how the characters talk like they're 4chan posters. I'm not sure if I missed some subtext but it seemed like an odd choice. Otherwise enjoyed it, I appreciate that I was never quite sure if I was breaking the game or playing as intended. It felt appropriate.

Thank you so much, I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

Adore so much about this. I'm from the states so not at all familiar with ceefax, but now I'm fascinated to research more into it as a precursor to the 24h news cycle. The recreation of an 80s digital interface is on point, I'm hugely envious (I've done some projects trying to do something similar and this is just so slick).

Very cute, I liked the ending song a lot. I kinda wanted that to just be the game if I'm honest haha maybe less of a "game" but it does have a nice vibe especially with the fire crackles.

Thank you so much! I changed the viewport a little so hopefully they won't cover them up anymore, but it might just be a weird screensize thing. I wanted this to be simple so I'd actually finish it in time for the jam, but I'm super excited to try more branching/mechanical stuff in future games. So glad you liked it!

Aww, thanks so much!

Thank you so much!

Fixed the typo, but I'm not sure how to fix the link glitches unfortunately. This is my first Twine game so I'm still figuring it out, but so glad you liked it!

Hey folx, I just published my first game and was excited to share! It's a tiny little twine game about cooking pancakes with your partner, but I had a lot of fun making it and hope others enjoy it too! Estimated playtime is ~<5m, so a very light investment for your Sunday afternoon. Cheers! https://mrninjasquirrel.itch.io/apple-spiced-pancakes


Hey, just wanted to check if this was against the spirit of the jam. I'm making a short game in Twine and wondered if it would be ok to add some CSS so the game isn't using the default black background and font. Nothing fancy, just a bit of set dressing. Totally get if this isn't condoned given the theme of the jam, but wanted to ask anyway.

I made it to the second to last encounter, where you face the brothers, and my soul encounter went down to exactly zero which felt very poetic.

I got the ending where the Duwende take me, which I interpreted as being made into a giant tree on the forest's edge where I could watch over those who came next. big props for managing to be so evocative without a ton of text. it's something I'm working on with my own writing and appreciated.

Really enjoyed my first playthrough. I'm not at all familiar with filipino folklore so this was a fascinating glimpse into a different culture (definitely going to hunt down the book recommended).

I was a bit uncertain at first how to narrate parts of the game - whether I should just talk aloud to myself, write it down, or just mentally figure things out - but decided to write small entries for each test and enjoyed the experience of discreet writing prompts.

My favorite aspect is definitely how underpowered I felt at every junction. There are not enough games that leverage helplessness in interesting thematic ways and I like that my character feels small and fragile compared to the forest around them.

Definitely going to have to play through again. Maybe I'll make it out this time.