It's a nice short game, the controlling is very intuitive. I really enjoyed the graphics of the characters and of the stages. Only the jumping was a bit difficult on my phone.
Grief - how to say goodbye
A downloadable game for Windows
Have you ever lost someone? Have you ever felt like falling? Have you ever felt like chasing a ghost? Have you ever felt like you want to destroy the world? Have you ever felt like drowning? Have you ever fought for your life?
Our game tells the story of loosing of a loved one and the journey through the 5 stages of grief by Kübler Ross. Those stages are namely: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. The player is ought to experience these stages in the game to be able to reflect them on their own real-life situations. The game is no longer than 10 minutes, so maybe you want to take a ride yourself!
We recently updated our game Grief. To play the updated version please download the file “Grief_howtosaygoodbye.zip”. After, please unzip the downloaded folder and start the “Grief.exe” file. To play the original version, please download the file “GriefItchioWindowsBuild.zip”. After, please unzip the downloaded folder and start the “Grief.exe” file.
- Update - GriefFeb 20, 2020
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very impressive game :)
VERY NEAT GAME.
It was a decent way to show the stages of grief, but there was not a lot of animation going on, especially during the depression stage. Overall, it was a sad game and I did enjoy it. I also recorded it, if anyone cares.
Thanks for playtesting! As you already mentioned, the game was made within only 6 Weeks of our semester so it is still lacking lot's of polishing! But gladly you did enjoy your ride though. Regarding your questions, we intended to leave some space for interpretation for the players. So it is not defined what kind of loss our character deals with. Also the gender of both character is not defined as geneder is not important for this expericence.
As someone who has lost a sibling when we were both teenagers, I had high hopes of this game, as the grief is still very raw. It's a cute little game, but didn't really tug at my heartstrings in the way that I thought it would, considering the positive messages from others.
I get the concept, but the small things like the animation of the walk when going up slopes was a bit off, and the subtle black line above the character when they're stationary.
I would recommend it as a small and quick game to play, as it does take less than ten minutes, and the characters are very sweet with the unique art stye, so that's a positive too.
I am very sorry for your loss. It's a pitt our game coulnd't fulfill your high hopes. Though I thank you for your valid feedback!
I honestly felt the sadness. It was like a painting that had come to life, only partially. This was beautiful and really had me thinking about my lost loved one. You did a phenomenal job showing how all five stages feel.
While the background art was gorgeous, it didn't feel like a living world. Nothing moved, there was no real ambiance. The underwater scene was the worst part (still really good though), may i suggest adding some sort of particles to make it feel less like a green screen. It was great! This is just a bit of constructive criticism.
Very moving, wonderful graphics and music!
This warmed my cold, cynical heart. I can't wait to see what the future has in store from you guys
started crying at the end, such an impactful game!
I started crying too, but mostly because I am so happy about all the positive feedback
I really like the game concept. Also art is pretty awesome. Not sure if gameplay is as good enough, but I'll give it a try. Nice job, devs.
This game is one of the best platformer games i have every played so well done had fun playing it the story and mechanics are so great the soundtrack is relaxing keep it up rated 100/100 i wish i play a lot of it :D , i hope you enjoy my gameplay