I think about this game quite often- it's absolutely beautiful with phenomenal worldbuilding and mood. Absolutely one of my favorite Bitsy games, bought a Host of Gentle Terrors immediately after playing it for the first time years ago.
A Moth Batters Against Glass
I returned once again to the city of my molting...
This short narrative exploration game, set in the same universe as A Host of Gentle Terrors and built in the lightweight engine Bitsy, introduces you to a run down, abandoned city and the bookselling bug that once lived there. The city has changed in your absence, however, and it bears the mark of the being known as Walking-Weaver...
This Cool Walking Simulator Features:
- A deep look at the most popular and important character from A Host of Gentle Terrors: that bug that sells you books
- Minimalist graphics
- Minimalist NPC interaction
- Flashing lights (warning!)
- Metaphors for extremely pathological habits
- Alien phenomenology
- One Very Questionable Pun
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This is really cool, beautiful and interesting. Only critique is the story is a little confusing and I don't always know where to walk. I feel like I might have missed something
FINALLY got around to playing this. It's amazing what you can tell from just a few pixels per tile. The world you built in this is fascinating, and I'm liking the questions I'm left with - this'll be running through my head all night!
I've been playing through the old bitsy jams and I really have to say that this one is a clear standout. Truly amazing pixelwork. The writing is also nice and has a strong sense of style. A lovely experience <3
beautiful game i love the atmosphere and the writing
Really impressive game, with such intricacy in the art and the world-building. It feels like it could be a lost Borges or Bradbury story.
Thanks so much! Both for the comment and for putting the engine and jam together! I definitely feel very influenced by Borges and by, you know, all the people influenced by Borges.
Nice stuff, very neat world-building.
Beautiful game, thanks for making it!
This looks great, nice work
This was such a beautiful yet sombre experience. Thank you for sharing it with us. The attention to detail is just remarkable. I look forward to whatever you create next!