So charming! I really enjoyed this.
As the days grow shorter & dark nights seem endless, you abide by the old winter superstitions & folklore, & keep the village fires burning to welcome back your ancestral spirits.
HOW TO PLAY
Discover the story by finding the midwinter fires. Keep them lit & then return home. Bump into the fires to keep them burning.
Use the arrow keys to move & interact with objects.
WINTER FOLKLORE FESTIVAL
I also wrote an article for Creswell Crags Winter Folklore Festival about the folklore behind this game & the representation of winter folklore in other games.
The festival is free & online 18th - 21st December 2020, and features music, storytelling, Krampus!, games, crafts, and talks about the Creswell Crags Witch Marks - more details here.
A retro pixel style interactive narrative created with Bitsy.
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delightful atmosphere, very soothing, love the patterns of leaves & branches
this is cozy, and warm.
Really nice sprite-work, especially considering the limitations. Awesome job, I loved this little game!
Wait how did you add different colors/colours to the sprites and tiles while they mostly are the same?
To use more than 3 colours in a screen at the same time you can do something like this in the game data window. Find the palette you want to use and add a couple more RGB colours on lines underneath. For example:
NAME Black green
I have added 133,212,201 & 249,252,246 into the game data.
Then (again in the game data window) find the tile you want to change the colour of, and underneath the line that says either WAL true or WAL false add COL plus the number row of the colour you want to use - don't forget that Bitsy starts counting at 0. For example:
NAME mistletoe 1 green
COL 4 will give the mistletoe 1 green tile a colour of 249,252,246
When you click out of the game data window after editing the text the tiles will change to the correct colour. :)
Beautiful art (and with the 8 by 8 restriction in bitsy... its even more impressive!!!)
Nice story and colours :D