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Stargazing

by PaulSB - Mini LD Entry

This is a vaguely educational not-game about exploring the night sky. Join The Couple as they gaze at the heavens, picking out constellations.

I spent literally hours mapping a real section of the Northern sky for the stars you see here - this is a replication of stars as of how they can be seen at my location right now, so big thanks to this lovely site: http://neave.com/planetarium/.

It's only short. Protip: you have to click exactly on a star to select it. It is not designed to challenge, just to be experienced. Happy star-hunting!

The game was made in Flixel with Gimp arting and FL Studio/Kontakt audio.

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Comments

Falkreon says ...
Sep 24, 2012 @ 4:54am

Cute concept. I went around and found all the constellations, but got no audio. Maybe there's a bug still floating around?

Falkreon says ...
Sep 24, 2012 @ 5:03am

Never mind. One of the other entries clobbered my sound output somehow. Yours is fine.

Tyen says ...
Sep 24, 2012 @ 3:09pm

It's so relaxing. Very nice :)

SamoojaMies says ...
Sep 24, 2012 @ 4:23pm

Subtitles are great! A great learning tool. Music fits nicely.

Ditto says ...
Sep 25, 2012 @ 12:30pm

Have you read Gödel Escher Bach? The dialog reminds me a great deal of a series of dialogs in that book. Might just be a coincidence.. But anywho, I very much enjoyed your game!

PaulSB says ...
Sep 25, 2012 @ 2:13pm

@Ditto: I haven't actually! Coincidence I'd say but I did write with a deliberate style that is probably derivative of a number of sources.

Thanks for the nice comments :)

zakchaos says ...
Sep 26, 2012 @ 5:35am

relaxing and beautiful, i enjoyed the music and stared at the stars, enjoyed it and relaxed me, then i realized I could click on things!

ratking says ...
Oct 2, 2012 @ 4:35pm

Very atmospheric AND educational ... now I want to do something like that, too. :-) Love the story telling aspect!

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