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A Winter Away

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Slice of life

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A Winter Away is a 5-10 minute, (mostly) epistolary visual novel about a daughter duck processing being far away from her aging mama. Write letters back and forth! Chat with the mailbirb!

Made in five days for Dialogue Jam 2024.

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Just a letter away, May 11, 2024
by manonamora
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A Winter Away is a high-quality short visual novel about a Duckling moving to a foreign region to follow her dream, exchanging letters with the ageing mother she feels guilty having left behind.

Between the dialogue, the letters received, and the ones composed, you get an emotional story exploring the hardships and fulfilments of moving to a different place - I so could relate to this, having moved quite a bit myselfÖ Itís hard! People you love now live far away, and you canít just drop in for a chat or a hug. You donít get to be there for the big moments. The things you are used to do or have might not be possible. And it can feel pretty alienating if you are not fluent in the language. But it can be so fulfilling, too. Meeting new people, learning new things, finding passionsÖ With the limited length, the game managed to encapsulate all this.

The game itself is so beautifully done, I canít believe it was made in just 5 DAYS. It is so polished in its presentation, with the SFX used, the different illustrations and spritesÖ it reminded me a bit of childrenís book in the style. Itís really lovely!

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