My birthday makes me sad every year, so I made a bitsy about  it to distract myself. Has some minor sound effects.

Made in Bitsy with Borksy.

StatusReleased
PlatformsHTML5
Rating
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(16 total ratings)
Authorcaeth
Made withBitsy
Tags2D, autobiographical, birthday, Bitsy, Minimalist, personal, sad, Short

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It's curious that I find myself playing this at my bday's 00:30 hours (I haven't even slept yet), but I'm glad that I did. 
First of all, I agree with all the previous comments: the pacing, the transitions, the startling "happy birthday" sound effects, the writing; everything you've poured into this bitsy works perfectly in tandem to convey tension and unease. In these very minimalistic elements, you've been able to condense such deep thoughts and feelings.

Secondly, it takes a lot of courage and self-honesty to open yourself up to strangers, even through a medium like this. And in doing so, I think that you've found that you're not alone in those feelings. Personally, I cannot say that it's my bday the specific date that triggers my sadness and anxiety, but rather I constantly feel day to day.

And in creating this game, you've not only distracted yourself, but you took an upsetting feeling and turned it into a beacon to shed light onto yourself and others. So I strongly applaud you and I thank you so much for this! Keep on creating!

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the transitions are fantastic & the audio clips really add to it. the bit where you walk into the office and hope nobody sings to you was really well-done, i felt genuinely tense walking through that room in case someone jump-scared me with a happy birthday wish. really good stuff

Having a really hard time on my birthday today, and found this. I can't say it made me feel better, but I feel less alone- and that helps. Thank you.

liked listening to arabesque while playing this

last year i was traveling through time zones on my birthday so i didn't really have one, and i liked it much better

I hate my birthday too. It always feels like it's more about other people than me?

this is perfect. I'm amazed. the part where it looks like you're entering your room but it turns into an office? wow. the transitions and movement and voice of the whole thing were excellent

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;-; this is so vulnerable and distilled to all its most important parts, thank you so much for sharing <3

thank you for playing it!

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This all makes total sense to me. Your recent gnizing all these things helps me because it's all stuff I think about but just shut out by filling my brain with the static if virtual distractions... 

 Technically also, WOW! The transitions work really well, and the sound effects startled the heck out of me but were so well implemented! 

thanks love :)

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you're officially the first bitsy game i played with the new 6.0 transitions! 🎉

birthdays started feeling weird for me around 18/19ish. i think that's when the reality that i was a being passing through time really started to set in. doing the bitsy jam last year seemed to really help....

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aw I feel special <3 

and yea, passing through time is just... not that cool. thank goodness for bitsy

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damn, I feel this. thanks for sharing ♥️

thanks for playing it!