got stuck a bit on day two when I couldn't figure out how to "do your work". I was using the keyboard but based on the tutorial kinda forgot my mouse was an option until I saw your screenshot for day 5 where the mouse is visible. then it all clicked. ready to give it another go!
A downloadable game for Windows
welcome to dstnce.
a platforming adventure game where you work your day job, clean up your room, look after your plant, and so much more as you try to get by one step at a time. it is what you make of it, so make the most of it.
dstnce includes exciting features such as:
- ~ w i g g l y e y e s ~
- incredibly advanced chatbot ai
- a dynamic soundtrack (this is where all the budget went, no joke)
- rubber duck
please look after yourself and those around you, and please enjoy.
a solo project by daniel coady
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3 AUD. You will get access to the following files:
- going the dstnce: a postmortemDec 24, 2020
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amazing game. the art is really pretty, and the story is honestly one of the best videogame stories ive experienced ever.
also, kind of a weird unrelated request: does anyone own the game on steam? i like to put my itch-purchased stuff on steam (via "add non-steam game") and i like it to have the same icons and stuff as it would have if i bought it through steam, but i cant find the icons and title and stuff used by steam for it because i dont have it on steam... if anyone could help me out thatd be a huge help
aw thanks so much for the kind words friend! it was such a pleasant surprise to see someone say such nice things about this lil game i made almost 3 years ago now :) hit me up on twitter (you'll be able to find the link on my profile) and i'll see if i can organise this for you!
thank you, but unfortunately i dont have twitter ;^^ if you have discord id be happy to contact you from there. also, youre welcome! its well deserved. honestly this game hits way different when out of lockdown, but it still definitely hits.
i love this game. feels like such a perfect encapsulation of just... everything. it's clear that being in lockdown must have inspired a lot of this game, but somehow it holds up even better now that lockdown is over - it's symptomatic of a new normal, but one that's more cynical and socially hesitant than the one we had before. some commenters have critiqued the game saying that it's repetitive, but i think that's precisely the point.
definitely worth the $3!
Man, this was wack. I may play it again a few times to try to analyse what happened. It seems like pink dude has pretty serious depression--or schizophrenia. Judging by the lack of conversation in the last "chat with your friends" part, either the friend ended themself or pink dude has been distancing himself. Pink dude has a number of strange visions, possibly hallucinations, leading it down the schizo path. However, this could also be looked at in a drastically different way: an apocalypse has come upon the world, and pink dude is trying to ignore everything happening. The friend was taken by the apocalypse, and by the end, pink dude was taken too. Overall, this game was beautiful, from the art style to the googly eyes to the wack story. Beautiful job, creator.
My only complaint with this game is that you cannot water the plant while also standing on top of the plant.
I get that it's an open-ended 'what you make of it' game, I'm just not really sure what I should feel or why I'm crying.
the chat is too real
wow this really makes me think and have deeply philosophically deeply deepy deep thoughts wow i feel so smart oh my god i am albert einstein
Great game to play while having existential thoughts, 10/10
I like this game. I spend more quality Time with my family now.
this is how social distancing feels lol
Interesting little game. A worthy experience.
this felt like a psychological horror where the pink guy begins to expierence events that he cannot explain, like the black stuff on his walls, his room flipping upside down and the black cloud, so to cope he focuses on his daily routine trying to ignore everything around him until it eventually takes a toll on him
I really enjoyed this game! It was really cute, but also really made me think.
DID CUBE BOI DIE?!?!?
I love this, it’s a bit sad but it’s 10/10! Keep it up!
Go on little block man. Live a good life.
Really loved playing this game! The art style is so cute and while I do enjoy doing the tasks, it sometimes gets a bit repetitive. I actually have a lot of theories regarding the ending and gist of the game. But in the end, I enjoyed playing this.
I mean.. some people can't handle being left on read
Very interesting. Love the open endedness and the art style. Would suggest adding a little bit of variety to the tasks as they get repetitive, but overall 10/10.
Did the friends get taken over by the black stuff? And did the pink dude kill himself at the end? I'm kinda confused. I really liked the game, though! It was really relaxing and fun!
ultimately whatever you think happened, happened as far as i'm concerned. your interpretation is valid, as is anyone else's. all i'm here to do is provide the playground for which your mind runs wild. thanks heaps for playing, and i'm glad you enjoyed it !
I enjoyed it. It was very thought provoking especially the end bit.
I couldn't finish the game. The game glitched when I was trying to chat but I walked away at the same time, so my mate never came online.
i'm sorry you experienced that. i've just uploaded a new build of the game that should fix some niggling bugs left in the game, so hopefully that should help you finish it if you'd like to give it another shot! all the same, really appreciate you giving dstnce a go :)
I love it! Its so relaxing. Art is beautiful too!
I had fun playing this. I was scared at times for some reason. The music is ominous. The dream sequences are really cool. I will say the minigames are kind of repetitive and not very fun. The graphics and sound are awesome though. Keep up the good work!