A downloadable dining experience for Windows, macOS, and Linux
WARNING: THIS EXPERIENCE CONTAINS THEMES OF VIOLENCE, KIDNAPPING, SUICIDE, AND OBSESSION. PLEASE PLAY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
the state of being infatuated or obsessed with another person, typically experienced involuntarily and characterized by a strong desire for reciprocation of one's feelings but not primarily for a sexual relationship.
a short story of a captive and a captor chatting over dinner. not so much horror but more a tense, uneasy atmosphere and an imbalance of power. named after the yves tumor song of the same name, part of the art without blood universe, but you aren't required to play the [currently] demo to understand this game. based on an unpublished set of poems.
made for the O2A2 jam. this jam has restrictions that require 1 cg (or sprite and background), 1 sound effect, 1 bgm, and 1k words.
this game is about 5-10 minutes in length.
for additional information, check out the 500+ download devlog listed below!
- 977 words
- one choice
- one bastard who won't stop staring at you
music is by makoto hiramatsu under CC BY 4.0
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Tags||Horror, Kinetic Novel, Short|
|Average session||A few minutes|
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KAAAAT this was so good?? it didnt take much time at all to finish but WOW the vibes gave me chills. literally. the detail in describing just what has been going on between aeron and mc is so horrifying yet interesting, and it really paints a picture of desperation to escape, yet also the acceptance that this is mc's reality.. anyways tldr THIS WAS REALLY GOOD. time to play the awb demo now
EDEN IM GONNA CRY...
A game where you try to end your life with a plastic fork. 10/10 I turned on the text to speech to make it funny
you know what they say....country girls make do...
This was such an eerie little visual novel! I love how twisted and otherwordly Aeron is as well as the background from the window. I also really love Aeron's design! It's really unique and I love those tattoos of theirs (are they tattoos?)! I'm curious about MC and Aeron's history but I'm also curious how MC held on for so long, was it because of their pride? Hope that they can escape? Or pettiness that they didn't want Aeron to experience the joy of them losing?? I'm so interested, amazing job!
OHHHh thank you for the comment! they're tattoos but also scars in a way, and they're super important in the grand story (especially the cross one on their chest). i wanted to write an mc with a bit of spunk because i know sometimes people are like "oh, i'd rip this asshole apart!" when playing games of this nature, and although you can't do it, you can at least verbally express it! ♡ people are not often kept like this with them, but they can last anywhere from a few days to up to three months.
i'm glad you enjoyed!
i liked the eerie feeling in this game and also the design of Aeron, their really pretty.
this has ddlc vibes! trapped in hell and alone together
i can see why, hope that's a good thing.also via your review i couldn't make it longer because of the jam restrictions but may include an extended version! 💫 thank u for playing!
i'll be sure to keep an eye out for your other works! thank you for your reply ^-^
help i forget how to use itch
great work as usual! super awesome!
THANK U SO MUCH!!!!
aaaa i luv this!!! the character design is rlly pretty! :)
THANK U SO MUCH!!
This was so chilling and well done. The little detail of the start screen after you finish the game.....fucking incredible. Thanks for making it, this is so inspiring.
THIS IS SUCH A NICE COMMENT THANK U SO MUCH!?!?
b-but if evil....why pretty? :(
IT'S PART OF THE ALLURE >:)
would there possibly be any way to be spared but still be with them 🥺
yes....but that's a secret for another day ;)
sigh okay at least theres a chance 4 me
God the art is so cool. Tbh I might not mind being captured by them...
HEHEH THANK YOU! they'll treat you wonderfully, promise.
Also, STEALS THEIR AESTHETIC THEY'RE SO SWAG???
Loved it! The Catholic imagery in the saintly lighting contrasted with the sinister message Aeron was giving - amazing! Adored it! Fantastic writing and gorgeous art!!
hheehehehe [i eat you like a snack]
I would like Aeron to hold me captive too please 🥺
if you're ever at an art gallery, watch out, and they'll snatch 'ya up and take good care!
You know what? I'm down bad enough. I'll take it.
OH MY GOD THANK YOU FOR THE VIDEO? THIS THUMBNAIL IS KILLING ME!!!
loved playing this it was so eerie but also so.... strangely homely at the same time idk how to explain it. thank you for this <3
also i would like to steal aerons gender if thats ok with them
pretend im sending a pic that's the free real estate guy but [IT'S FREE GENDER]
Yeah a short story for the Art Without Blood, was a fun little visual novel to play. Can’t wait for more of the main story.
OH HI AGAIN!!?!?! OMG! THANK U!!!
quickly adding aeron to my problematic but hot list.
wait till u find out about the full corpse gallery
the art without blood demo is very exciting.
Really great atmosphere in this game :3
Whenever I try to launch this game a error pops up saying "Windows protected your PC". Is there a way to fix this?
you can try to add the program to your list of exclusions on your windows defender! windows defender flags a lot of perfectly fine files, so it's probably that.
Thanks! I decided to try to launch it from the Itch.io app and it worked then. Thank you fro the suggestion though!! I really enjoyed the game too! I love characters who are literal psychopaths :))
the itch.io app is super underrated. thank you, and i'm glad you enjoyed!
maam i am on my knees
(helps you up)
I’ll be honest, I’m not a fan of psychological horror, but the artwork drew me in and I found the whole experience very well-crafted. You’ve really done a lot within the strict limitations of this jam.
THANK U SO MUCH!
I love fucked up characters like this. The red color scheme also goes well. Good use of the sound effects too! Anyway good job. 5/5 was sufficiently uneased.
tysm, that's the goal!
Gosh, the art is so pretty, and the character interesting!
so fucked up [in a good way] will let them kill me again 10/10
hi ari [killsyou with a brick]
so true ty king
evilest little meowmeow. loved it! had a great time having a cursed dinner. love seeing your little scrunklie guys out and about
[TURNS YOU INTO PASTE]
love this thank you
Very interesting characters! I love how minimalist it is-- I guess that's part of the Jam theme. Can't wait to see more from you!
thank you so much!!!!!
(eats this like the ikea lingonberry jam i always get) this fucks as usual. 10/10 would eat ay ay ron's rice pilaf again even while handcuffed to the table.
also as usual.. epic sauce writing and art!
i love how you just say words
damn Aeron is swag
yo mama swag...
downloading gets stuck at the middle:C
oh no! for which platform?
suddenly it all worksXD
it may have been an issue with your internet connection, but i'm glad it works now!