A downloadable "game" for Windows

this is a venti vent game i made in a few days. venti as in it's a short game. i've never been to starbucks. i'd like to thank sleep deprivation and cream cheese bagels for helping(?) with this game. i hope you get something out of it even if that is a distinct and unfounded sense of worry.

arguably this isn't even a game but also Eat my Ass.

Features:

  • a lot of clicking
  • bad art
  • Seven (7) different sand digging sounds!
  • A Haiku
  • some heavy shit i guess?

PLEASE PLAY WITH SOUND ON!!!!!

content warnings: mild blood/head injury, abstract bodily organs, general depressive themes

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
Rating
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
Authorparanoidhawk
Made withGameMaker: Studio, Bosca Ceoil
TagsAltgame, artgame, Black and White, GameMaker, memoir, Music, Pixel Art, Short, vent
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsMouse
AccessibilityOne button

Install instructions

Just unzip and run the exe. Windows may throw a fit over it being an .exe and throw up a warning but you can click More options and tell it to run anyway.

Download

Download
i refuse to sleep.zip 26 MB

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It's really hard to put feelings and experiences down into words, or drawings, or anything. But this title is really proficient at showing the viewer raw emotion, not filtered by thought or logic, but rather a stream of thought that can only be felt more than understood I think we need more experiences like this. Not to mention, a mixed-media piece like this, not quite a game, but relying on the viewer to progress it regardless, allows for a much more intimate emotional connection. I'm really glad you were able to share this, and I'm selfishly even more glad I got to play it. I wish you the best, and I hope that you've since recovered. Regardless, good luck with everything.

Fantastic and Fun

Really neat game! The only thing that threw me was the  part where you needed to use the arrow keys since the rest of the game is primarily controlled with the mouse pointer. Thank you for sharing it and by extension your current experiences. I enjoyed all the sounds you picked out and the visual effects were really cool! I hope you find a way to get some much needed rest soon.