You are a little crab. You live in a colourful little village with no suspicious undertones at all. It is your birthday, and the tradition is that you bring the other villagers a treat. But what would they like?

A little game for Emma's Birthday Jam.

Mostly a proof of concept for doing painted backgrounds. Some Bitsyfolk in-jokes, I'm afraid.

Huge thanks to:

  • AYo for Borksy
  • Sean for the Transparent Sprites hack
  • Freya for telling me exactly how to make the background transparent
StatusReleased
PlatformsHTML5
Rating
(14)
Authorcephalopodunk
GenreAdventure
Made withBitsy
Tagscrabs, in-jokes, Pixel Art, Short
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsMouse

Development log

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This looks fantastic. I love the watercolour style background. It worked so well with the story as well. :)

Wait, how were you able to use more than three colors in bitsy? It looks so beautiful! Please tell me how you did it!

Well, there are actually a couple of ways to get extra colours in bitsy. This piece put's backgrounds behind the bitsy game (making the bitsy background transparent first) -- see the devlog for more details. If you want extra colours in bitsy itself, that's doable too via layers of sprites -- see https://janosc.itch.io/rgbitsy for a helpful tool for that.

(+1)

This is so beautiful! I have never seen a bitsy game like this.

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hooooly crap this is beautiful & such an inventive way to use bitsy.......i am inspired

(+2)

I loved every inch of this game. <3

(-1)

This is extremely cute. My favourite character was cute furry Freya : )

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Authenticity in art is very important, so I’m pleased that I was able to capture Freya’s true nature.

(+2)

This crabventure is ridiculously pretty <3 and sweet <3

(+8)

YES, FEED ME BREAD