thanks for making this, it feels emotionally relevant to quarantine for me, transitioning in my apartment away from the world.
They Live Here Now
Made for #enbygamejam 2019, my first Bitsy creation and my first completed game.
They Live Here Now is a tour through the life of the unnamed main character who left Earth to be true to themselves.
At heart a walking simulator, gameplay is about 10 minutes. There is not real ending, just the journey.
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I'm glad it felt like something you could relate to. Even a couple of years later it remains a very present feeling.
Just know you aren't alone, and who you are is important, even if some days we just want to go hide in space forever ❤️
I really enjoyed this. Thank you for making it.
This was so cute, but also oddly emotional. Deciding to be alone for the rest of your life to get away from society & transphobia is both very sad and very relatable. Thank you so much for making this! <3
I'm glad you found it relatable :)
We live in a world where it's a fight to exist a lot of the time, the idea of just going off on your own and getting to be yourself is something that still calls to me.
I love this!! I really liked the humor, and it's so cute and full of emotions. The three different boxes at the end... and writing the pronouns so large, I feel like it made a strong statement.
Also I really empathize with the desire for a crowbar.
It was reallz submersive, thanks for this lovely experience ... haha and I think I*ll also go to bed now, just like the character!
really dig all the ways in which this game embodies "living space". i got a pretty robust sense of place & character from exploring the ship and looking through all the windows and examining all the objects. ty for the lovely experience
"That asteroid looks like a butt" <3
I really liked this journey. =) I can relate a lot to it. Sometimes feeling like leaving everything behind, having space for yourself, seeing the great void in front of you... it sounds amazing. But also scary and would probably be really lonely after a short time... The little jokes you put in are really funny, the scenery is beautiful, Chuck is love, all the little details about your/our experiences as non-binary people are conveyed really nicely.
When I saw the theme for the jam, I was actually also thinking about taking it literal and having a game about space, but we decided for something else in the end... :)
Thanks for this game! :)
Thanks for the positivity :)
Taking the theme literally seemed like the right direction, it provided a limitation that felt right for my writing style. I can't wait for next year's jam!
I love what you've done with the text in this game! It really conveys the tone of the different lines. (I especially loved the exaggerated shaking of "There's something on the wing!" followed by the snap to ordinary, unmoving text.)
Thanks. I thought that that cut to deadpan is exactly how you'd be after a few months of making the same jokes to yourself over and over again. Good thing Chuck the plant never gets bored of the jokes or you'd have no-one to tell them to. :)
What a delightful little journey. I can tell that a lot of heart went into it and congratulations on making fuck a great entry!! I especially enjoyed that later looks at items revealed more.
That's a very satisfying game.