this is really lovely
A little puzzle game with some bits of narrative I felt like writing. Drag pieces to the board using your mouse and sort out your feelings (fear, happiness, sadness, etc).
Developed on a Saturday using some loose ideas I had while falling asleep the night before.
The game will allow you to skip any levels if you get stuck (that's intended).
The source file is quite messy as I prototyped this in just a few hours.
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Dang, that was really good. Narrative and puzzle elements in sync. And... highly relatable. May we both get through tough times.
Really nice and calming puzzler. I like that you made the most out of your mechanics instead of just piling on new block types.
It's a minor annoyance that (even though its cute!) the :( face means you have to lift up the block to see how many you need for that line...it's the only thing I rubbed up against while playing, the rest of the game is a smooth and polished treat!
Thanks for the feedback!
Yeah, that's a design flaw. I remember thinking about it, I'm not sure if it's a bug or if in the end, I disabled that because I hated seeing a bunch of sad faces in line haha.
This is great. Enjoyed every second of it :)
Yeah its pretty amazing.
thank you for the experience! The music, the writing, the puzzles and the minimal UI and graphics are all working together so well!
Wow, what a neat little puzzle game. It was calming, had a really nice art style/sfx and the little story behind it was also really neat. Good way to start my morning!
Weird bug: I can hear the SFX, but there's no music :/
(only happens when installing from the itch.io desktop app though)
Thanks for reporting this! My guess is that it has to do with the browser the desktop app uses (html5 games can have some odd audio bugs on specific browsers).
The first level is super confusing, maybe have both pieces off the board instead?
Thanks for the comment! Yeah, the first level is confusing lots of people. I put that piece on the grid because I thought it'd help players understand the concept, but looks like I achieved the opposite haha.
Just uploaded a fix that puts that piece out of the grid and adds a quick text hint.
Lovely relaxing game. Thanks!
Very cool. I love the freedom of placing pieces. Requiring only a number of spaces to be filled was a great choice!
The first level (2/22) is really REALLY hard. It felt like half an hour until I gave up. I skipped to second level (4/22) which was child's play. Anyone stuck @ 2/22 I recommend skipping to 4/22, solve that, go back to 2/22 and use your newly gained experience.
BTW: There is a bug. Since I was suck that long at 2/22, I managed to "destroy" the trinomino splitting it in two (once even three) separate parts. You might want to look into it.
Hi, thanks for reporting all this!
What was the hardest part of 2/22? I meant for it to be a tutorial. You only need one move to solve it as I was hoping that could be used by players to toy around and understand the rules.
Regarding the bug, could you provide some more information so I can understand how to replicate it?
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I've just played the first few levels for now, will continue next week :)
I can relate to having difficulty sorting out emotions (sometimes playfully trying hard, sometimes angrily... and sometimes just "buuuh, giving up for now") and I'm glad you did a take on this!
Since I'm using a laptop with a touchpad that doesn't have physical buttons, the rotation input is hard to use: you need to tap with two fingers while dragging with one finger, and the laptop doesn't always get it. This makes exploration annoying starting with 6/22. Could you allow rotating clockwise/counterclockwise using a key for each direction?
Have a nice day :)
Right, I didn't see how that would be troublesome with touchpads. I just uploaded a fix that lets you rotate pieces by pressing space. I hope that helps!
you always make such beautiful game ❤️ I feel like this could easily be a game that could play on mobile!