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William John Holly

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It's on a bit of hiatus because I'm extremely busy with both a professional project and school, but it's by no means abandoned. I have quite a few plans for updating this.

This is super brilliant.

Maybe eventually I'll add a generator for normal enemies, but it's not on my list at the moment.

I followed the instructions here:

Haha, thank you for the thoughtful response!

Gabe (the artist) and I continue to collaborate, and I will be sure to post free games we make on my itch here or link to commercial games we create from my Twitter (@wjhollyart) or his (@gpriske) if you're interested in more of our work.

This game in particular was made very quickly as a prototype for potential buyers, Sadly there was no interest so we moved on.  Maybe one day if there is interest this idea would be more fully realized :)

Ideas like these are a positive addition to the world <3

The battery that you move is actually a non-wall tile which is on top of a teleport to another identical room where the tile has been moved.  It requires many many rooms and many duplicates of NPCs.  It is time consuming but the result is a bit more interactive than what is typically seen in Bitsy.

Which part are you referring to?  I made all of this without hacks.

I adore the writing!  Really cute.

I love it!

Well this sure simplifies the process.

Holy mackerel that is adorable!

A coworker made this masterpiece.

You're my hero.

A kid at the group home I work at made a couple on my phone.  He says, "How do you like my style?"

haha by all means post as many as you'd like.  I love seeing everything people are making.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaand already I don't regret making this app.

A lot of complex emotions that I'm going to need to contemplate further.  I want to see more art with this mentality in games.

Oh lord this is amazing.

The imagery of the whale is really impressive, and the way the text and the music adhere to it really add up to quite an emotional piece.  Great work.

That is adorable.

I don't like to indulge too much in hyperbole because I feel that it waters down the meaning of hyperbolic words for the next time they would have been appropriate to use.  That said, this is a really beautiful, profound, thoughtful bitsy piece that certainly gave me a lot to think about and feel.  The way in which you managed to express this message so simply and concisely is a mark of true artistic genius and I'll certainly be following your work from here on out.

Haha yeah he must be using some real fancy pens and paper :p

Really well played.  The use of bitsy hacks to color the ocean environments were put to great use to really drive home the punch of the topic.  I didn't read the description first, so I was expecting something similar to Odell Lake in feel but got something much more atmospheric and meaningful.  Color me impressed!

Everybody did a great job. This was a fantastic project through and through.

That's actually a little above the highest score I've ever gotten. Color me impressed!

Hey there!

While I appreciate the offer I'm not currently hurting for any graphical help.  I'll pass the word on though.

Thank you again for the inclusion in your feature compilation. I always do my best to create games that will stand out from what is expected of a theme, and I'm glad to see it pays off :)

Thank you for the kind words and for the feature! I remember this feature when it first popped up on Twitter. Such recognition is a badge of honor in my mind, so I greatly appreciate that you have included Detective Gumball in your article!


I know that I would be able to make do without individual cropping, but I'm sure other people would be able to get use out of tabbing between images on the crop tool.  I think the main thing about the design that would possibly trip me up is if I HAVE to adjust the sliders or cropping differently and don't have an "Apply to all" button.  It'd be quite a pain to have to flip through each frame and try to make the settings match up.

Thank you so much for your kind words <3 I'm so glad it was good enough that you played through multiple times.

Holy moley.  I can't imagine how much time it must have taken to flesh this one out. Congrats on the output!

Hahaha, that's creative as Hell.

It worked fantastically.  I couldn't tell that you were taking any shortcuts and the navigation never got confusiong.

Also, I was going to mention Bad Mojo but I didn't think anybody would know what I was talking about.  That's a real deep cut, and I'm glad to hear people are still aware of that game haha

The whole time I was thinking "This is a really neat concept piece for innovative navigation" and then I realized by the end that I could have saved myself some time and thought "This is ART".

But really, though. Great execution of gameplay, fantastic end scene.