hey! this is a really cool concept, could you tell me more about the process? did beck also make the backgrounds? how much of a plan did you have for the sprites you gave beck? how did you come up with the exchange?
A Bitsy Exquisite Corpse, made with @R_Michalak
All tiles, sprites and items made by Beck, put together by me
Play Beck's side here! https://beckmichalak.itch.io/fleshmcdonald
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thank you, i'm glad you liked it! yes, all the art in this game is made up of tiles, sprites and items beck gave me - if you're not familiar with bitsy, these are 8x8 pixel squares - which I then arranged to create the backgrounds.
I had a few vague ideas for the sprites and tiles I gave beck - i was aiming for a specific vibe i thought fit their style, and art like the heart at the end of their game was actually made of 4 seperate tiles that they had to piece together - but we didn't share anything about what we intended them to be. a lot of the fun was in finding out how the other person interpreted the tiles in a different way to how we intended
The exchange was beck's idea - they'd mentioned it to me a while before we started the project, and I brought it up during lockdown as a way to get back into doing something creative. it was a really fun thing to do, definitely recommend it if you're considering trying it out yourself!
Nice game! I enjoy it!
beautiful tiles and beautiful use of them - the way you used exits a couple of steps into the barrage of rooms passed through when climbing really made me stop and marvel. perfectly encapsulated the feelings of endless curiosity, aimlessness, and - dare i say it - disconnection
Very evocative. I loved how in this case the background of the avatar looked like like a shadow, giving depth to the movement, especially when climbing!