Bitsy Jam (Space Whale): Ballad of the Space Whale

“Ballad of the Space Whale” by David Mowatt.

“[A] love-letter-slash-demake of a game that is very important to me.”


This Bitsy game is not only a demake or even a parody of the fabulous Gameboy classic “The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening”, but also a wonderful display of a game developer’s own source of inspiration. David Mowatt offers the players of “Balld of the Space Whale” to collect gems that have no value in the game itself, but they are the placeholders for his own memories and thoughts. For example, he reveals at one point that the Zelda title for him is the kind of games he would like to create himself in the future. Such details made me smile while playing it, but the small puzzles and a pinch of humor complete the experience perfectly. >>PLAY

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