🌱 This game was made for the Global Game Jam / Malaga jam 2021 🌱

🍄 Full Screen highly encouraged!

An interactive, atmospheric experience about fishing your grandma's bones.

Art and Design by Ivan Papiol

Music by Beícoli

Programming by nB

French translation by Apolline DescyMaxime Wallyn

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, Linux, HTML5
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(329)
Authorsnbmach1ne, Ivan Papiol
GenreInteractive Fiction
Made withUnity
TagsFishing, Game Jam, narrative-experiment
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesCatalan; Valencian, English, Spanish; Castilian, French
InputsKeyboard
AccessibilityOne button

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I had a wonderful time designing my little tribute to grandma. It was quiet, contemplative work that lead me to reflect on my own grandma's passing. Somehow, this fictional story is very very close to my own.


really, truly stunning and deeply touching game; i processed some deep emotions of my own while playing. thank you for sharing.

here's my little altar <3


It is very beautiful. Thank you for making this game.

Beautifully melancholic. The art style and color palette are great.
And such a personal, profound experience...

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From the gameplay to the art, just everything! The game is amazing, the art is so beautiful and the color you chose just sets the theme even more and the music is so calming and sounds beautiful. The lines when fishing paints a sad story out but its still wonderful and i love it a lot (here's a little screenshot of what i did in the game)

can u translate this for portuguese?

To be honest. i did it too. 

Without any reason i like to play in game, where you don't have any achievements and other things. This color goes very well with music. Just relaxing and fishing grandma's bones. Amazing!

Thank you for this soothing experience. This is my grave.


Treasured each bone and their message! Thank you for this absolutely beautiful experience 

Really loved the visuals and everyone loves a good fishing game. I think the writing felt like hearing a story from a family member and the atmosphere was great.

i feel a nice vibe with this, makes me miss a grandma that i've never had

aaa the writing, the art and the music is super pretty and touching!! 
one of the bones got stuck on my cursor tho so i couldn't put it down but that's okay! it was still a very enjoyable and calm experience. i fear for more of my family getting dementia and also getting it myself.... but yea anyways a very lovely game <3

This game's art and music is beautiful!

Is the music available to listen anywhere?

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I lost my grand ma awhile ago and it was so sad for everyone and i played this game mostly because the art style was so pretty and then it him me that i was fishing for my dead grandmas bones and it brought back good but sad memories 

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A beautiful and very touching game. Rest in peace grandma.

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a very touching experience with great visuals, colours and music. 

The game has a simple narrative, but it did work as everything was well crafted and put together. 

I also love this comment section, how people made screenshots of their "burial" and how they shared their feelings. It seems this narrative experience has achieved their goal...

A bit confused that there was no "end" or no finishing dialogue that indicated that all bones were found (maybe that was a glitch?). 

But a clearly great narrative experience from talented people ! :)

sometimes , a simple story is enough for people to have tear in their eyes.

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this game is beautiful i so any different ways

there was a glitch in the game {not sure this happened to anyone else}but after the dialouge i wouldnt be able to drop the bone and it stay suck on the hand icon.

Yeah this happened to me too

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i know this is a sad atmospheric game.

and i know i'll probably be seen as insensitive for making this joke but...




grandma pog

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absolutely beautiful and devastating game. gorgeous graphics, the color palette was great, and I could listen to the music all day.instantly thought of my own great grandmother, who died last year just as covid was hitting the US, so we couldn't have a funeral or any kind of service for her. i'm not sure if she had dementia, but what you said about the grandmother losing her ability to care for herself alongside losing her memories rang true for me. this felt like the chance to have a memorial for her. I also love how I couldn't tell if the little goat grandchild was laughing, sobbing, or just breathing. rest in peace grandma goatlady and my grandma Jolie. thank you for this.

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this was a truly beautiful game. here's what i made :)

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Dem bones sure do be rattled.

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wow. just wow. this game is so beautiful. the story is deeply saddening, but also heartwarming. death has always been a big fear of mine and I'm still trying to cope with the fact that I will die, and I don't know what's coming next and this game really brings out all those fears but in such a positive way. god after playing it I feel like crying, the story is so nice. Plus the visuals are absolutely stunning! the scenery the colors the animation, all of it is beautiful. amazing work to this entire team you deserve so much praise. 


Here's what i made btw

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This is an incredibly beautiful game, both in form as in content. 

My grandma passed away earlier this year. She fell and broke her leg at home; we rushed her to the hospital, where she stayed for the next two weeks or so, leg still broken, waiting for surgery. The family took turns to visit and stay overnight so she'd never be alone. Sadly, before a spot for surgery even opened, she contracted COVID-19 and passed away, alone, shortly after. We couldn't get a big service because of social distancing matters, although she'd have liked one, being a devoted catholic.

I sometimes think about the fact that she was all alone, in pain, probably aware her time on Earth was about to come to an end. This game made me realize that, at least, all memories of us were still fresh in her mind - the large, happy family she built. She remembered my cousin graduating, me getting into a good college, my mom giving birth, all her grandchildren laughing and running about in the living room, us decorating the Christmas tree at her house every year. She remembered the happy life she led, pushing through difficulties and poverty and succeding in raising four well-educated daughters, all indescribably grateful to her. She remembered her loving husband, with whom she is now reunited. 

What I remember is this: a day prior to her breaking her leg, we went to visit her. She met my partner for the first time. She skyped her sisters back in Portugal.  And when the time came for us to go home, I was the one who took her back to her bedroom and helped her lay down; she told me what an awful thing it was, to be old. I laughed, kissed her forehead, and said goodbye. The last thing I told her was that I loved her - which couldn't be more true, as she was, and is, one of the world's most important people to me - and the last thing I heard was that she loved me back. What a beautiful, blissful, heartwarming thing it is to be able to hold on to this memory, and many more.

Thank you immensely for making this. From the heart.

Touching

This was such a beautiful game. 

Small but had so many feelings attached to it. There was this weird melancholic morbid beauty in it. The art, the music and the story <3

hei nice game! Its so sentimental and melancholic and I enjoyed taking things of the scenario to decorate. The art style is gorgeous too!

Pretty simple gameplay, I like the touches where you can decorate and stuff. The style is amazing and the art is beautiful. Such a peaceful experience.

Beautiful art style!

thank you for making this! <3

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dragon grandma xD

Very lovely, melancholy; thank you for sharing this!

Beautiful, I'm sorry

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Really peaceful game with a very impactful message. Lacks replayability, but not the image it leaves behind. The story is heartwarming and heart wrenching at the same time, discussing a very real situation that I think a lot of people can (and from the comments, do) relate to. There are a couple glitches, like the bones getting stuck to my hands, but it was truly a very nice, quick game!

This is normally not my type of game, but Jesus Christ this was amazing. I nearly cried multiple times. Thank you.

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This was such a magnificent game, despite being short. The music was so beautiful, and the occasional whispers really set the mood. The art style was great, and I adored the story.

This reminded me of my Great Grandpa. He passed in late January of this year. He was always a chewy tobacco user, just for context. He panicked on the bridge, his truck tipped and spilled him out into the freezing water. He had a heart attack part way into the water, and the ambulance didn't arrive till 2-3 hours later. My grandma chose to donate his organs to get them looked at, and his lungs were all shriveled up and pitch black. He was a war hero, and I miss him deeply. So thank you, for reminding me of him. :)

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This game is absolutely brilliant; it's a punch in the stomach but it truly makes you feel real stuff.  This is what I always look for in a narrative game. 

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That hurt immensly. Thank you very much.

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Hello! I made a video about it for french viewers!

I really liked this game. The design is beautiful and the ambiance is so peaceful, while the story is growingly painful. Absolutely loved to discover this game!! 

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