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A short 500-word game for the Neo-Twiny Jam, based on a dream I once had.
Dreams are weird but man, I sure was sad to wake up that morning.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A short but luxurious and desperate dream of love, July 17, 2023
by MathBrush
Related reviews: less than 15 minutes

This is a short game, less than 500 words, entered into the Neo Twiny Jam.

In it, you recreate a dream of the author where you meet a beautiful individual whom you can try to be with over and over again.

The game is brief, but it satisfies my 5 main criteria for games:

+Polish: I saw no bugs or typos. The lush color scheme and music complemented the story and setting well.

+Descriptiveness: Every word felt like it had a purpose.

+Interactivity: I had the impression of control at first, and when I didn't it felt like it fit the theme.

+Emotional impact: I totally understood where it was coming from, especially as a dream.

+Would I play again or recommend? I did play a couple of times.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A dream… or a nightmare?, June 8, 2023
by manonamora
Related reviews: neotwinyjam

Theo is a short cyclical piece about falling in and out of love, and doomed relationships. I honestly forgot one-two passages in that you were supposed to be in a dream, and thought I was stuck in a loop - surprisingly, either interpretation worked!
I really liked the way the text was formatted in the passages, like pushing the eyes into a funnel (though a bit more contrast in the links would have helped extra).

Sidenote: It really had Goncharov vibes, in the doomed love/relationship or running after an impossible goal…

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