According to local Yorkshire folklore there were once standing stones on Stoodley Pike near Hebden Bridge. If moved, flames would appear from beneath them, & misfortune would occur until they were repaired. Even now a strange light may be seen on some nights there. A way to the otherworld, perhaps? Maybe UFOs? ... Maybe this Bitsy tale will help you piece together the strange goings on.

This Bitsy collaboration was created at Feral Vector 2019 as a paper jam, with each contributor creating 8x8 characters & dialog, which they added to a paper map of the area around Stoodley Pike. It was then turned into this Bitsy.

To Play

  • Use arrow keys to move & interact with objects.
  • Bump into an object & discover the story.
  • You can't walk through houses, rivers or tree-tops.
  • You can pass in front of tree-trunks.
  • There is no ending! :-O

This Bitsy wouldn't have been possible without the input & imagination of all the contributors. They include...

Thanks to all those who got involved. :-)

If you contributed, & your name isn't on the list please let me know & I will add it & a link to your online profile page.

And thanks to the people behind Feral Vector for organising such a fun event.

Thanks also to Hebden Bridge Local History Society for the background information  about the standing stones.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(7 total ratings)
GenreInteractive Fiction
Made withbitsy
Tags2D, 8-Bit, Bitsy, feralvector, folktale, Retro

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Very cool, I loved it! The stones have many secrets 🏔 ~ ~ ~

Thank you for playing it. :) 

I find the art to be very charming. Who did it?

Hi. Thanks for the feedback. All the characters you can interact with (along with their  dialog) were created by a lot of people at the Feral Vector event.  I did the rest of the map.

Nice and simple game, I really enjoyed all the different characters and the music was very mystic and fitting! (Still wondering where the pink leotard came from)

I don't know if you've heard of Game Development World Championship before (gdwc2019) but it's a competition for indie game developers where they can submit their games and it's free! It's great if you want some more visibility for the game and it only takes a couple of minutes to join :)

Thanks GWDC. :) The pink leotard is related to 2 other objects in the Bitsy... no spoilers. :D

Okay! I'll have to dig deeper in the game haha :D