Ludum Dare 42: Smoke: it’s ok to feel

“Smoke: it’s ok to feel” by Lumpy & UpstairsBreh.

“Explore a picturesque hand-drawn mountain town! Interact with a colorful cast of characters from Smoke’s past. Maybe you’ll find them all? Or, screw all that, and go straight home and drink. It’s up to you.”

When alcohol, illusions and memories of good and bad times mix, that can be an awful lot to witness. It can be a point of your departure to start a better life. It can be a point where sadness predominates and you simply drink more. It can be a point of realization that something goes wrong and that you have to fight it. It can be a point in life where everything suddenly seems pointless and alike. With just such a scenario, this absurd and at the same time fantastic game “Smoke: it’s ok to feel” deals.

The protagonist is a bear named Smoke and one day he realizes that he no longer has any lager beer in his fridge. That’s why he is heading to his local liquor store. After he has done his shopping there, he wants to make his way home again. However, on this way he can meet many different people, some of whom he already knows from his past, some not. And so it is up to you whether you are looking for a conversation with your neighbor, if you are meeting Bigfoot, or if you are talking to your ex and your common son. All these little encounters are the fragments that together allow a glimpse of Smoke’s life. And no matter what you take out of this game, the key message remains the same in the end: It’s okay to feel. Really. >>PLAY