🍂A walk through the forest 🍂

Playable on browser and PC


🌸 Walk through the forest with me, discover flowers and identify them.
It is not at all a game about random ramblings of my brain. I promise 🤫

🕒The game is relatively short, depending on your reading speed and if you explore side paths I would say maybe up to 30 minutes? It contains about 10,000 words.

🍂 A walk through the forest is made with photos, videos and audio taken during a real-life walk through the forest 🍂

If you want a better experience with video buffering you can also download the game and play it on your PC

Content Warnings: There is a part that goes into hard topics, but that part has content warnings before it starts and is optional (trans topics and discussions of sexuality). The rest of the game is mostly discussions of various thoughts.

This game was made and submitted for Narrat Jam 2

It was written all in one shot in a weekend, with a bit more work on the side to polish and finish details.

I wanted to make something small to submit to the Narrat Jam, though it got out of hand and ended up a little bigger than expected. It's still a pretty small game though. Using real-life photos made developing this a lot quicker as I didn't have to make assets.

This game goes into way more personal and intimate thoughts and ramblings as I normally do, so I hope it turns out well.

Do you know about Narrat?

It's the game engine I created to help people make narrative games. It can make all sorts of visual novel-type games, or narrative games with RPG mechanics in general.

It's made to be very easy to use and get into, and has a very natural feeling scripting syntax to write your dialogue in. If you want to try narrat, it takes just a minute to create a game.

In fact, I bet you'd have time to create a Narrat game and write a story, then release it in time to submit your project to the Narrat Jam 2 before August starts. It's very quick and easy to use, and a good occasion to make your first game if you haven't!

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Release date Jul 26, 2023
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
AuthorLiana
GenreVisual Novel
TagsAtmospheric, LGBT, LGBTQIA, narrat, Narrative, Queer, Short, Singleplayer, Transgender
Code licenseMIT License
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any), Touchscreen, Smartphone, Playstation controller
AccessibilitySubtitles
LinksHomepage

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just want to say I absolutely love this piece of work,, your words are relatable to me personally(in many ways )and I love reading it (I also gets distracted easily from thoughts to thoughts so it feels good to see the game flow in this way )also the flowers are beautiful 🫶🩵🤌

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Thank you for this little thing, I feel like calling it a game would be,,,, inaccurate. Whatever it was it was sweet and interesting. It definitely made me think about things, like being trans and going for walks, which I guess is the point but like it was good and felt fulfilling. Maybe I just gotta read more I dunno. Regardless, after having a stressful day it was really nice and made me think about a lot of things in a positive way. So thank you for making this cool lil thingy and for sharing your perspective on stuff :) it was really neato 

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Came for the demo of the video background. Stayed for the personal stream of consciousness. Was rewarded by everything, from the flowers to the surprise thingy. I haven't spent that much time (almost an hour) in a narrative game in a single session in a very long time.

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this was really nice. it felt a lot like taking a walk and chatting with a friend about whatever was on our minds.

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Oh, I really enjoyed this. I felt weirdly close to you whenever you said something very personal I could relate to, which was like, all the time. Also, I love your humor, I guess it's an internet-generation thing. I am glad I played this it felt therapeutic and entertaining. Maybe I'd go outside more often if I had you to vent right beside me. 


Edit: Idk if it's a #meproblem but the exit button kinda didn't work for me? Just reporting this in case u wanna check, I like to be thorough.

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This was a delightful ramble, I like how it ends up feeling like taking a walk with you, meandering through the different paths of the forest as your stream of consciosness thoughts drift from one thread to another.

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Thank you so much for this! There is so much I relate to. Also a good reminder to go outside. I have a trail just down the street, and I haven't stepped there in like a week.

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lovely flowers!! the milkweed porcelainflower is really pretty. mushrooms scare me too, but i like the idea of mushrooms, the platonic symbolism of growth from decay

But I find myself wasting entire days not doing much, and when I think of going out or exercising… My brain goes ‘but this is just going to make you lose even more hours of your day’

oof owie #relatable

Yes I really like how that porcelainflower looks, the flowers are individually cool but I also like the way they cluster idk it's really nice to look at

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i don’t have good words to express how i feel, and since i’m not at ease with writing in english i won’t overstay my welcome in your comment section [future me edit: i did overstay]. this is a beautiful game. it made me feel weird feelings and gave me thinky stuff to think about. did this game make me feel peace? i kinda feel peace. it’s so rare. i don’t know what to say. i will remember this game. i can’t forget it. oh no my brain shut down. sry for the rambling. i don’t know how to express myself without spitting out everything. but yeah… tl;dr i love this game. that’s it. thank you for sharing your work. i’ll go touch grass now.

aaaa thank you this is such a nice review :o

I was hoping to create a kind of peaceful reflective mood, so it's good to know that it worked, too