Fantastic! It reminded the craziest parts of Earthbound! It also reminded some of the Soviet Sci-Fi movies from the 70's!
A downloadable game for Windows
Remnants is a top-down exploration game about descending underground into a mysterious abandoned facility.
-Every room in the game is drawn from the ground up, pixel by pixel-
-No combat, no complex puzzles-
-A non-binary protagonist with a sick cloak-
-A carefully composed soundtrack of experimental music (features some guitars by Jack King-Spooner, check him out: https://jackspinoza.itch.io )-
-May contain traces of sulfur and/or the slow and inevitable dripping suffering that comes with the passage of time-
It is also compatible with Mac and Linux by using Wine or EasyRPG.
The game is free since I want everyone to be able to enjoy it. However, I do appreciate donations immensely! If you enjoyed your time with Remnants and can afford it, please consider giving me a dollar or two. You even get a folder with extra stuff. Thank you! <3
The soundtrack can be downloaded for free on Bandcamp:
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This is a great, short game that really shows the power of how level design can tell a story. An absolute treat for those of us who love RPGmaker adventure games where everything is intractable. Great art and great music as well! Looking forward to seeing more from this creator.
This was a superb and unique experience.
This artstyle is everything I'm looking for in a game, and you have once again proven yourself masterful at neon retro pixel art!
The music is also eerie and mysterious, qualities that I enjoy in game soundtracks.
Can't wait to see more of your work :)
I enjoyed this game quite a bit! The artwork for all the rooms and setpieces was wonderfully detailed, and the color palette was vibrant and beautiful. That combined with the fun, weird bits of text and music made for a very surreal, creepy atmosphere. I also really liked the way the game lets you muse about what strange things could be going on in its world as you explore each room. Overall it was a great experience, and the art and extra game were nice extra tidbits for the $2 :) My playthrough is here for the curious:
Wow, il looks like you've put a lot of effort into making these rooms, they are all really unique. Loved the game
Woah, a great experience! Really captivated me, well done.
Is there any alternative ending [rot13] rkprcg sbe zretvat jvgu gur pber?
Nope, there's only one ending! Not sure what you mean with that last part of the sentence
Haha, I didn't want to spoil the ending so I used ROT13 to encode it. It's an old cypher used online when you couldn't use spoiler tags and such. You can use rot13.com or the like to encode/decode.
Thank you for the reply!
Super-duper-gorgeous. I love the art of course, but also the screen-by-screen static scrolling, the careful map composition, the descent theming. It's just a very nice texture piece, thanks for makin' and sharing it!
I love this game, so much. Its insanely good and probably one of my fav rpgs now. You NEED to play this its ..... . .. .. .Amazing. plus all the detail is everything i absoulutly love the asthetic of this game.
Exceptionally cool game! It totally nails the sci-fi Dying Earth genre: exploring a long dead space, sifting thru layers of culture, trash, etc, but making meaning out if none of it. The rooms are crazy detailed and exact, no bit ever repeated. The "crafted pixel by pixel" method really suits the gameplay/setting, where you ponder over each intricate bit, taking of it what you can then moving on. The fact that each area is 100% fillied with something, even if it's rubble or layers of paint...this is an area that has been lived in so much it's impossible to understand!
I look forward to your future output. Great stuff!
I can tell that a lot of love and effort went into making this! The intricate pixel artwork and sheer variety was wonderful. The game was very atmospheric throughout. I hope that you are justifiably proud of this!
Thank you so much! I am pretty happy with how it turned out. Hopefully I manage to make the next one as good
Really liked this, great atmosphere! Great sound choices and I liked the layer/descent framing a lot.
I really love this game. But it feels weird and surreal atmosphere as well as more than horror game inspired of Space Funeral. Also I played the game and made my video.
There were many visually striking rooms that were a joy to explore. The whole presentation of the game straddled a line between a fever dream and a melancholy, forgotten space. Short and atmospheric. The ending was really good.
Thank you! Some people didn't like the ending because it "didn't explain enough", so I'm glad you liked it
LOVE IT ! Very inspired and very inspiring !
Lovely little thing! Echoes of Annihilation, a little bit of Undertale... And there's a lot of care (and effort) put into the descriptions of, well, everything.
I love the atmosphere brought out by the pixel art and the music in this. It has a eerie feeling from something like H. R. Giger, but feels original in its own way. Great work!
Thanks! I tried my best to make a good atmosphere, so I'm glad that worked out on your end.
Looks gorgeous. The art style gives me ZX Spectrum vibes. Gonna give this a try when I have some time!
I wanted to say that you could potentially support Linux and Mac too if you wanted using EasyRPG. It's a free open source project, basically a drop-in replacement for the RPG_RT.exe file.
Ah, yes I have heard about EasyRPG. Since I can't test for it I can't really mention it on the page though. Thanks for giving it a try!
I love how the character has an observation for so many objects and sections.
I enjoyed exploring.
Detailed and atmospheric, very interesting
Love the art style and the amount of things you can interact with, that's always been an important part of RPGMaker (or RPGMaker-esque, no idea what this was made in) games. If I could voice one complaint it would be a personal pet peeve of mine: no diagonal movement. Limiting it to 4 directions makes it a bit harder to maneuver imo