wow i really didn't expect all this when i downloaded this game. the artwork is absolutely stunning, and the writing is fluid and interesting, not to mention the whole distortion bit that really adds to the game. certainly a work of art. one of my most favourite games!!
I woke up next to you again.
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
"You’d told me,
Hey, this is a one-time thing, and I said yeah, of course -
Yet here we are.”
..who, exactly, am I waking up next to?
A romance about a more-than-one-night stand;
A psychological thriller about toxic addiction.
Original dream-like graphics, sounds, and music
Available for Mac, Windows, Linux
WASD/arrow keys to select choice
Space/enter to submit choice
Esc to pause
"Where did my life go?" - Markiplier
"I Woke Up is a powerful mirror for a very specific type of person." - Dan Starkey, Kotaku
It's short, yet packs dense emotions and thoughts into a few minutes of play." - Joel Couture, IndieGames
I got this idea and had to make it. Hope you enjoy ^^
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Awesome game! And with a Linux version.
Nooooooooooo! She left me? Maybe? Possibly?
my head actually hurts when the graphics turned distort.... (when the story becomes bad?)
Thank you for making a Linux version. It's appreciated.
I think, I'm in love now...
I don't get it.
I love everything about this game! Holy crap! One of the best games I've played in my life!
The visuals of this game are amazing, and the music fits perfectly the tone. I have enjoyed it, although i think it's got some flaws.
(first, I'd like to apologize for my crappy English. I'm not a native speaker)
Sometimes it's not clear what you are choosing with the dialogue options: For example, when she asked about her pants, I said that I had threw them off the window because I thought it was a joke, so when I discovered that I was choosing what actually had happened, it was stunning for me, but not in the right sense. It was kind of disappointing.
On another ocassion, after choosing another option, some years passed. It felt really weird that what seemed a few weeks then turned into years. It may seem like it fits the game because "when you are with that person, you lose track of time", but the character you are controlling is completely conscious about the years passing. Maybe it would be better to realize that years have passed with some twitst, I think it would fit better the point of the game.
Also, I didn't fully understand what exactly happens when the character shows his friend the pic of "the girl you have been meeting" on the phone and then it's just you alone. I kind of understood that you were having a bad time and were hallucinating, but that clashes with the previous part in whic you say you are calm and your mind is clear. I don't know, I got a little lost there.
However, it's got some kind of "feeling" to it. After I finished it for the first time, I played it again twice and got different endings. I specially liked the one in which you trust your friend to help you out of your situation. I would gladly play a game like this, with a more complex, elaborated story, and some mechanic to spice it up.
This game was amazing. The visuals and the soundtrack made the game feel unique. It also made you feel invited but at the same time put off by what was going on. At the same time, you couldn't help but to feel suspicious about what was going on. After you play it, you have the sense of longing and a desire to see if you can get a different outcome if you made different choices. I went back and got two of the four ending. If you want to know what I'm talking about, play the game for yourself. I promise you it will be worth your time.
If you want, watch my playthrough of the game below and SUBSCRIBE if you wanna see more from me:
If you liked what you saw, check out my channel by clicking on the link below:
This was beautiful. The music and visuals are wonderful, and complement each other so well - both tranquil and eerie, inviting and suspicious.
I played it late at night, lights off, with headphones, and rain tapping at the windowsill. It was very easy to get pulled into the game; I played through multiple times to get all of the endings. I was full of questions, and suspected everything - I love how you plant little seeds, and the player can let their mind wander.
And all that aside, the "feeling" the game creates is definitely one that stays with you. Thank you for making this!
I really enjoyed the game! I liked the glitchy effects and the feeling of "is this in a simulation oorrr....". I might've been one of the only people that got that vibe, just go with it haha. But yeah, the art styles and visual of this game was absolutely inspiring as well as captivating.
this game was amazing
Really good game I also played "He Beat Her" really complex, simple but deep story with some hidden meanings......at least that's how i feel, hope you make more games!
Had lots of fun playing this! hope you make more games everything about this was delightful
Beautiful art, man!
So I had a blast playing this, got 3 endings, didnt know of the fourth but I do feel as the last one I got was kinda absolute! so colors, the script, and everything was flawless, the idea of meeting a total stranger to where she becomes your very thoughts and ambitions, I find that interesting, thank you for the experience and chance to play this :D hope you enjoy this little gameplay on it, you guys did a wonderful job!
I had an opportunity to play through this game, and upload a video fo the experience. I was pleasantly surprised with how it pulled me in, and made me want to know more about what was happening to the character. There was so much mystery surrounding it, that I went through and figured out how to get all 4 endings. It was intense, and I'm glad you made it. I hope you like my video! Thank you! :)
Fun fun little game. Enjoyed it a lot, nice twist, fun endings, cool visuals. Great work :)
Yooo, the soundtrack to this is awesome. Also, the game was really interesting as well. The last part caught me off guard when she said "there's no one there" i was like what
the art in this game was absolutely captivating; i was very motivated to see everything i could! the soundtrack and text options/graphic were super haunting and there were some surprises (NOT jumpscares) that took me just off-guard enough to turn the lights back on. EXCELLENT game overall. :)
Zephyo, I rarely react emotionally to games, but the protagonist's fixation with the other character got under my skin. Some relationships are transient, but people can brood over them for years. I love the graphics and especially the music -- it's dark, moody and unsettling. Look forward to more of your games!
The visuals are AMAZING. I hope you'll be able to thrive from your art. I love the story.
The art is so gorgeous <33
The story is captivating in a way and the music adds to the beauty of the game.
(p. s am i the only one who finds the guy in the game hot af?)
When I came across this, I was surprised on how good looking this game is. Definitely fell in love with the artstyle. I haven't tried it yet when posting this, but looking on the incredibly good feedback so far, I'm excited. EDIT: I made an account just to write this comment lol.
I loved the art style and the particle clouds you used for the dialogue. I played through the game a couple of times and each time I grew more curious about why the main character moved and why they started seeing (I chose her) the girl and why they felt attached to her.
thanks here is my playthrough gg
This is beautifully made! Artstyle is wonderful, music is astounding, and everything went smooth. I made my own playthrough of this game, did twice but with the same outcome. But overall, an amazing game! :D
Fantastic stuff again Zephyo, your art style is really something special. Nicely done.
I played your game on my channel! I LOVE your graphics. The sound really creates a driving sense throughout the game and the story telling makes me want to keep playing. I will post a part 2 soon!
This video will be available at 9am on 9/28/17
very well put together. the music and art make the game that much deeper
I loved the message in this game. I've had a lot of friends struggle with addiction so this really hit home.