In the pines, in the pines, where the sun never shines
A tiny interactive story made with the lovely Bitsy engine and inspired by countless US folk tales and murder ballads such as Pretty Polly, Little Sadie, Caleb Meyer or The Knoxville Girl. Full playthrough takes around 3-5 minutes.
Laura Hunt: story, dialogue, character design.
Thomas Möhring: sprites, tile art, backgrounds.
Warning for mentions of sexual assault, murder, righteous vengeance and furious anger.
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Lovely mix of art+story. Wonderful!
Wow, really loved the art combined with the story. Well done.
this was awesome!! great atmosphere, super eerie. loved it :)
I loved the concept of this game (and the art is really beautiful), congrats.
gorgeous writing & art! the color transition (day to night?) in the middle blew me away
lovely art and great story! thank you for making this <3<3<3
great story and art, got chills. thank you for this
I loved this. Thanks!
Wow... All of this is very efficient. Except for the linearity?
Very nice tale overall. What's with the "horse statue" in the penultimate screen?
That was... a good tale. That is how to make a piece of interactive fiction, I guess. Good example.
The interface is very clear about what parts of the world are interactive, but the pace at which the dialogue enters, is too sudden at times, making one possibly accidentally skip some sections, as it could stumble over the movement signals.
Yeah, I was on the fence until the last moment regarding some of those invisible tiles triggering text and thus running the risk of some players skipping a line by accident, but in the end it was a conscious decision to leave it this way. Thanks for commenting!
God, I totally loved this. Great storytelling and gorgeous art.
Cool Spooky can dark game. The twist in the end was a nice touch. Good short game. Good luck.
Loved it! 💜
wow those are some gorgeous pines!