Explore dim, lost Carcosa in my first attempt at using bitsy.

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Original art and music by me.

EDIT : Woah! I had no idea how many people loved this project and its music! 
Thank you all! As a thank you I have released the soundtrack free to download (or if you are feeling generous, a small donation) right here on Itch and on my Bandcamp :
https://sashacuha.bandcamp.com/
Once again, thank you all, we will meet again when the black stars shine. 
Until then, take care of yourselves, be kind and keep curious.

-Starsblackanddim.

StatusReleased
PlatformsHTML5
Rating
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(45 total ratings)
Authorstarsblackanddim
GenreVisual Novel
Made withBitsy
Tags2D, Bitsy, carcosa, Creepy, Gothic, Lovecraftian Horror, Pixel Art, poem, Singleplayer

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beautiful, what else to say

Absolutely fantastic, it really does have the essence of carcosa. For a first time using bitsy, it was well made, the music was excellent and I played through it twice just to listen and look at the visuals for a second time. 

Thank you very much! I'm glad that you enjoyed it.

is the music available elsewhere (streaming, bandcamp) ? it's so beautiful

Thank you. The music is now available on my bandcamp https://sashacuha.bandcamp.com/ and on here. 

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robert w chambers is an author i adore, and king in yellow is one of my favorite books. the pixel work is beautiful and captures the essence of carcosa. for your first attempt at bitsy, this was incredible. looking forward to any other bitsy projects if you so decide!!

Very nice game, i really enjoyed it! Would be cool if there were more sound  effect and maybe larger areas.

It was nice, first time i play a game based on a poem.


If you want to hear the game in spanish, i translate ir in my channel/ Si quieren escuchar el juego en español, lo traduje en mi canal.

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the aesthetic is cool and I especially like the choice of colours but there's an obvious lack of objective. I can't help but feel like this would be a cool idea for a short puzzle game or something. I get that it's a visual novel so this is probably not what you're going for, but it felt kind of empty. But otherwise it had a nice ambient track and an intriguing sense of progression before the sudden ending.

Very Cool!

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I re-played this game because when I first played I didn't realize there was music. That definitely adds to the experience! I already wrote a review for the game, and wanted to further say that I found this game fascinating. The idea of using a poem to base the atmosphere and details around is very cool! I really was in awe by that! I hope you know your game is awesome, and I hope to see more of your creative endeavors. :)

Breathtaking!

You're breath-taking

Great experience!

The artwork was absolutely gorgeous! The poem really takes life in your clever stage design and eerie visuals.

I was intrigued to find out that Carcosa was used by Robert W. Chambers, as I'm familiar with the Ambrose Bierce story - an Inhabitant of Carcosa.

thank you so much! I'm really glad you enjoyed it. 

I've not read the Bierce story, but will track it down, thanks for informing me of it. 

This is a really beautiful game, I found the patterns in the architecture especially striking.

Also the way the flames are animated really stood out to me, as well as the flags in the final room. Taking the time to make so many different versions while keeping the movements similar enough that they all look like they're being acted on by the same winds was fantastic attention to detail.

The music is a great fit too. Tense, crushing stillness is the atmosphere I always imagine when I picture Carcosa and I think the music really captures that.


thank you! It took a while, not gonna lie there. 

I'm really glad you enjoyed the music as well. 

An elegant trip. Nice.

Thank ye, thank ye!

The art and music was really good if you put the music up for download I would definitely download it

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Thanks so much! I am thinking of putting more soundtracky things on here and will definitely include it as part of that. Glad you liked the game and music.