- Press the right arrow key to begin the story after the foreword -

Learning how to mourn is hard enough on its own. Rediscovering a long-dormant truth along the way makes it all the more complicated.

Playtime: ~20-30 minutes
cw: some mildly strong language, mentions of mourning and death, sensual themes.

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art, audio, and programming by Isabella Ness
story by I. N. Arsén

twitter: @_decibella
isabellaness.com

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Vivian's sculpture modeled after Chauncey Ives' Undine Rising From the Waters (1880)

Special thanks to Sean, ducky, Josie, and the Bitscord for help & support <3

Bitsy is a tool created by Adam Le Doux.

External tools and hacks used:
image to bitsy
avatar-by-room
bitsymuse
dialog choices
dialog pause
exit-from-dialog
long dialog
transparent sprites

Comments

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poignant and aching, sometimes amusing (that feeling of "oh you fool. it's so obvious!" when you've gone through the same process of realization). truly incredible

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Thank you so much! Hahaha that feeling ain't it just the worst/best/something in-between!! I'm pleased you enjoyed it, thank you for playing <3

god that was a beautiful experience

Thank you!!

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This was absolutely beautiful and I'm so glad I took the time to play it. The way the player discovers the narrator as they themselves do is absolutely incredible. Thank you so much for creating something so excellent!!

Thank you so much for playing! I love that you felt close to Vivian's discovery <3

✨✨✨ WOW WOW WOW ✨✨✨

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Thank you!!!! I'm so glad you liked it <333

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This was. Such a worthwhile and resonant experience to go through. Thanks for making something great!!

Thank YOU for playing, I'm really pleased you could identify with it ^^

This is exceptionally well polished!

Thank you so much 😄❤️