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Sensible folks don't travel Chitin Creek.

Chitin Creek is a brief piece of weird fiction presented in the style of an Atari 2600 game. The story focuses on a lone rider and their horse as they traverse a curious desert ecosystem along a shunned stretch of river.

This game has sound, but the effects are sparse.

Controls: Arrow keys move, Esc key quits, F4 toggles fullscreen.

Nice things people have said:

"[a] fantastic template for exploiting the medium's rich history to come up with something that's completely new, rather than a simple nostalgic rehash - it truly is among the best games I've played this year." - Alexander Had (via twitter)

"I liked this" - Terry Cavanagh (via twitter)

"like a short, simple Twilight Zone episode made into an Atari game, try it" - Kitty Horrorshow (via twitter)

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
Rating
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(15)
AuthorDontFightDucks
Tags2D, atari, Creepy, desert, horse, Lo-fi, Minimalist, Retro, Short, Western

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ChitinCreek_1.0.zip 1 MB

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I didn't get it at all, if there was something to get that is, but all round a fun weird experience

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A great retro atari style game.

  • Great Graprics Retro. 
  • Good Sound Retro Effect.
  • Great Progamming.
  • Good simple history.

10/10 

The experience of atari 2600 game.

i loved he. kiss from Brazil! <3


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Looks like a atari game. I love that style, I'm not judging. Good game.

A very interesting and short experience. good game

Bravo! You did a great job creating a play experience that has intrigue, weirdness, and nostalgia. Send more!

this broke my computer. everytime i type anywhere it has the same latency as this game

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Hm. Almost 450 people have downloaded this and this is the first time I've ever heard of anyone having trouble with it. I'm afraid I can't provide any tech support other than "Try restarting your computer" though. 

There's nothing about the game that saves or alters any computer settings. And the only way it interacts with your keyboard is converting keypresses into game actions. 

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Don't worry, I managed to fix my computer. When started playing  the game it had one second of latency, did you intentionally add that? If so, that may have been part of the problem. Other than that, sick game!!

Simple yet Elegant. No Spoilers but this game tells my life story.

Wow, what an interesting concept! Loved this. Art style, although simple, is really nice and pleasing.