Passage: A Game in 5 Minutes

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I could have sworn I heard about this on the GWJ forums or podcast, but I can't find mention of it in either.

Passage by Jason Rohrer

A submission for Koorumi's gamma 256 contest for games with the most irregular aspect ratio, and could not exceed 256x256.

The game takes all of 5 minutes to complete; a gaming parable if you will. Sweet and touching and even a little bit sad. All conveyed with simple 8 bit graphics and sound.

What a sweet, melancholy little game. Thanks for the heads up

That actually tugged at the old heart-strings a bit.

I played it immediately after reading about it over at RPS. Yeah great game, depressing and enlightening at the same time.