A short story-focused game made over parts of December  2018 and January 2019 for WPI's Chill Jam.

Controls:

  • Z/X/C: Advance Text and Interact
  • Arrow Keys: Move

If you want to play it online, check it out on the PICO-8 website: https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=32821!

Updated 10 hours ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rating
(6)
AuthorJusiv
GenreInteractive Fiction
Made withPICO-8
Tags2D, chilljam, PICO-8, Pixel Art, Short, Story Rich

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AuroraRailway_v2_windows.zip 1,001 kB
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AuroraRailway_v2_linux.zip 555 kB
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AuroraRailway_v2_macOS.zip 3 MB

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OMG This game was so frigging cute, the art and the story as well! Also, I now have a name for "scene sledding" :D

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Aw, thank you!
And yeah it's absolutely something I've done without having a term for it too (well,  normally not specifically with a guy sledding but still). Actually between that and the narrative a lot of this game was drawn from my own experiences, just put in a different context.

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Hello, I play your game and made gameplay video on Peertube. I like your game especially the story and pixel art, but I have little thing that I don't like such as the text is almost hard to read and the resolution of the game is too small.

This is the gameplay video: https://peertube.video/videos/watch/5918b947-17a3-4791-9e49-8feff69d64c5

Thank you very much for making this game :-)

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Hey, thanks so much!

The resolution and font are inherent to PICO-8, so unfortunately there's no real way around those. (I could make a custom font but then it'd be a struggle to fit enough text on screen). You can, however, go into fullscreen mode with Alt+Enter if that helps.

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Yeah, thank you for the fullscreen tip and make this game :-)