who are you

SELF is a short game about a lost soul

recover the fragments of your SELF

be touched by the higher being


controls

move : wasd/arrows/left joystick

 jump :  w/up/space/bottom button 

 soul :  x/e/left button/triggers 




materialized by

mmatt_ugh design, art

 dev_dwarf  programming

connor grail sound, music


what to do

play through the game normally

play the game speedrun style

play endless mode

please support us

please donate if you would like us to expand the game

donations above $10 USD can access the source code

we would love to make SELF a full length game


Updated 1 day ago
Published 6 days ago
StatusPrototype
PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Rating
(71)
Authorsdev_dwarf, cgrail, mmatt_ugh
GenrePlatformer
Made withGameMaker: Studio, Aseprite
TagsFast-Paced, GameMaker, Pixel Art, self, Space, Speedrun
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard
LinksNewgrounds, Soundtrack

Download

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SELF_ITCH_WINDOWS.zip 121 MB
Source Code [no levels, requires GMS2] 18 MB
if you pay $10 USD or more

Development log

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pls make more levels I love this so much, I have played through it 7 times and I'm still not bored

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were working on more! Check latest devlog

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Nice

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Awesome!

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love this game!

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e I just got a virus on my computer because of this game

probably not

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VERY nice game, it could be cool if you added some more levels and possibly a new ability? 10/10

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were working on some bonus levels right now!

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fun X 12258964643335656578.2223469076

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amazing, i think you should include an option to up/down the volume, the song is very high

Hi there! there's no volume slider right now, but you can turn off the music in the settings menu if needed

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look at that soundtrack
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We are excited to discuss SELF on Indie Game Club!

Twitch: https://twitch.tv/potionsandpixels


Thank you for covering our game! It was really nice to hear thoughts and feedback from your diverse group. I hope you'll continue to follow the development of our game!

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pro advice: when you reach the level with the red floor and two soul re-fillers dont walk left

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oh wOw!!! I wish i could make a game like THAT

you can someday! i believe in you!

Thanks, Though i am only 10 and is still building code skills with construct 3

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That is just amazing

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dang I love this! what was it made in?

Gamemaker studio 2

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nice. I was just confused about the aspect ratio

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nice and easy game i love it

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Fantastic game from a trio of fantastic folks! Great work!

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cool game! 10/10

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Bug Report: When transitioning from the first bench area to the level after that you can fall through the floor by holding left.

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Spent more time speedrunning this and went from a 2:36:30 to a 2:16:57 deathless. This beat the previous record (set by me) by 19.33 seconds (using in game time). While my goal is a sub 2 minute, I'm starting to doubt if it's possible. I haven't discovered any gate clips even though I have discovered a ceiling clip which dev_dwarf says he's currently patching. This has brought me into the next level before without getting all the souls but it's only happened once by accident and I can't get to happen again. since I can't replicate I don't even know if it saves any time or not. I'm also messing around with the length of my soul to see if soul jumping (jump soul soul or space x x) is fast enough when compared to regular souling to be useful, or if the startup nullifies it. I will keep messing around with this prototype. I can't wait to run the real game when it comes out!

check out the leaderboards on newgrounds! sub 1 is definitely possible, you can chat with people on my discord about strats if you want! https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/781817

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The screen turned black at about the 5th part. I tried refreshing the page but now it doesn't respond to anything and just tells me to press x to begin. I'm now stuck on the title screen.

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I've been speedrunning this game and I've got my time down to a 2:36:30. I'm aiming for a sub 2 minute and will update when that happens

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Great work! So juicy and well polished! Got pretty far but then I think when I died I moved to the left and got stuck outside the level and couldn't get back in. haha. Great work still! So good! :D

You can restart a level by pressing r

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oh good to know! I will replay through it when I get some time. Didn't get to play as long as I wanted the first time through. :p

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juicy af yo

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This game is EPIC! The art, is small and gets it done in a good way. The gameplay is great, although you need to get used to the control of the soul jump. I really like this and hope that it will get made into a full game.

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Made a video

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Straight away, I've got to say that the webpage design is absolutely awesome!

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Just realised it's dev_dwarf on the new games page haha. Yeh the game is also awesome, music, art, everything.

Edit: Ok, I just finished it, I love this, it's seriously something. Has serious pico-8 Celeste vibes with the amount of polish and style, I totally see a full game.

Thank you so much!

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Lovely little game, would love to see a full game made with this mechanics!
I would like to have a bit more control over my strech, sometimes it was hard to know the direction I will travel in, and some extra control would help balance that I think.

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Love the game! Keep up the good work :)

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Excelente trabajo! Muy divertido

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Bug Report: I found a ceiling clip where if you soul boost above a wall in a specific level with breakable floors, 3 jars, and 2 jars you'll end up trapped out of bounds. The wall is above the exit and the fixed camera hides the fact that there's no ceiling. boosting onto this ledge traps you up there. You can soul boost once more while your up there then you can't anymore. While the camera is stuck down in the playspace it will still follow your left and right movement. Hopefully this information is useful dev_dwarf.

thanks! I'll patch asap

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Sorry, I didn't mention it first, but it's the second to last level. Good luck.

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Ha gotem

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Impressive game. I like so much of plot too. 

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This was really fun. I really enjoyed the unique gameplay using the soul to propel. It was fun and every stage was even more fun and challenging. Especially with the red things to give you another chance to use the soul another time to propel. Love the aesthetic and contrast using red.

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Wow! This game is amazing! The controls feel great. You should add a speed run timer, this game looks really fun to speed run. :)

there is a speedrun timer! you can enable it in options. also there's public leaderboards on newgrounds!

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Such an addictive game! Love the soul mechanic and music mixing

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This is very cool

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great hope to see more

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dope