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You wake up in a different world.

You have until nighttime to escape.

Why are you here? 

You've forgotten something important. But what?

Remember - before it's too late, and you're lost forever.


A dark/funny/surreal game about loneliness and loss. Comes with chat-speaking cyclopic cat and moon that tells dad jokes. 

Features:

  • 5 endings
  • 5 - 30 minutes each play-through
  • Surreal, original art and story
  • Available for Mac, Windows, Linux

**Warning: contains explicit handling of suicide.**


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Made in 48 hrs for LD Compo 41 (source code on Github). Find me on twitter or tumblr; find the music/fonts/tools in "About" on the title screen.

If you support me with $5+, you can unlock 16 HQ wallpapers of in-game art! Major creds to avogado6 for art inspiration. As always, hope you enjoy :)

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Click download now to get access to the following files:

YOU LEFT ME.zip 19 MB
YOU LEFT ME.zip 25 MB
YOU LEFT ME.zip 25 MB
YOU LEFT ME_wallpapers.zip 84 MB
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Keep Going! | You Left Me

This was really heartbreaking, and shows the disassociation that can occur after traumatic events. I didn't have the heart to get one of the endings, so I only had the Survive ending, but it was a really enjoyable game, and the moon was hilarious.

This game really took my breath away when I went through the first ending. Then, I went and did the other endings as well and it still made me amazed. Thank you so much for making this. 

Stopped playing just to comment, best game I've played in a WHILE and I havent even finished it. I love everything about it. Deep and meaningful story, vibe-ing music, and outstanding art. I could go on, but I must continue playing this amazing creation.

Linux players :
After some back and forth with the creator of the game the Linux version is working yet for some of us the sound just doesn't work on Linux neither music nor sound effects are playing.

This is beautiful game, with a deep storyline.

Always interesting to see projects such as this come from such an intense Game Jam.

Check out my video at 08:17 for a brief spoiler free overview of You Left Me.

Most Amazing Game I've ever played most emotional
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This game was absolutely beautiful.  Thank you so much for making this game, I love the art style, and I love the simple but deep story.  It was made perfectly.  


I got this error?

Screen: DX11 could not switch resolution (1440x900 fs=1 hz=0)

I played it for like 20 minutes 

Things I loved:

The Visuals.
The Music.
The tiny story of a girl with torn heart!
10/10 Very good.

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The game and the visual of this game is stunning! I am just completely in awe at how well done this is. Two thumbs up to the devs! :D

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Definitely a great play through, but a bit misleading that it shows up tagged in the horror category! 

Beautiful and stunning, with just the right amount of weird!

Really enjoyed the art and environment in this. I only got as far as one ending but I will probably keep playing.

https://youtu.be/bbcxXhTVh3g

This game is amazing. Really beautiful. We enjoyed it very much. The art is just stunning. 

Here is a short video we made while playing:

Keep up the good work!
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This game has an amazing story, creative art, and a beautiful ending if done right. 

Not to mention the perfect soundtrack legit the first 5/5 from me great job <3.

I got happy ending! That was such a great game!

this was so powerful

If you ever experience anything like in "You Left Me" make sure to talk to someone, anyone.

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I tried not to read any comments (as not to spoil an ending/the plot); and naturally, I shrugged off the emotional/triggering warnings because let's be honest, Doki Doki had those too and I didn't really feel an emotional impact from it. BUT THIS GAME. Let me tell you about this game! Simply breathtaking. It's a different style of visual novel than what you usually tend to play, as it's very interactive. Art style = beautiful. Story = beautiful. Music = perfect for the tones. I was left in tears. 

In this video, I play "You Left Me." However, I was left feeling like we need to have a talk about how it impacted me and how I related to the story/protagonist. Mental health NEEDS TO BE TALKED ABOUT. Not talking, and avoiding it, only makes things worse. I applaud games like this one, Robin, and many other which are putting you into the mind of a hero struggling with mental health issues. It helps you to understand an individual's struggles. And most importantly, it leaves open a gate afterwards where you can comfortably talk about such a touchy subject.

Remember, no matter how hard life is right now --trust me, I can relate because I had my own struggles too... Things do and WILL get better! There is a light at the end of every tunnel, even if you can't see it now. You're loved.

Enjoy the game. It's beautiful. 10/10.

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Amazing, beautiful and unique game!!!!

I always know I'm in for something special when I load up one of Zephy's games, and this really was no exception.

There's something hypnotically beautiful about this style, and the amazing method of telling a story without really telling you it. It always blows my mind!

This is, as expected, another emotional and yet oddly amusing trek through someone's darkest times. And I can only bring myself to see the good in things (as usual). I highly encourage everyone to give this game a try and see the other places you can go and endings you can get!

Keep up the amazingly amazing work! =)

This game is great. So much effort put in for a great message and it was beautiful to boot. I'm definitely recommending this game to others.


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a breathtaking game about mental health, empathy and grief, with every frame immersed in surrealism and empathy. so touching. i'm out of words. thank you for this. 

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This game was beautiful and so damn good. I might not relate to much to what the main charcter is going through, but it still made me start to tear up. I hope you enjoy the video! 

As someone who knows this kind of grief, I'm very happy to see that you handled this topic so well without losing any of its depth. It's important that people can talk about it, and your game gives them a voice or at least some kind of 'virtual conversation partner'. It's wonderful, really. Once again you showed off how empathic you are, and there is something in this game that resonates with my inner self. I'm very happy that you made this game, and I'm wondering how you can achieve to do such masterpieces in the short time span of a game jam. I'm rooting for you and I hope that you'll get a high ranking, dear Angela! That's why I wrote a praising article about "YOU LEFT ME." and also uploaded a gameplay video, that leads to one of the five endings - I'd say it's my personal favorite, because it's hopeful. Thank you.

Best wishes,
Sebastian

This was such amazing game, I fell inlove with story and the true lesson behind it. The music and the art was also amazing. and every nice to look at it. I would recommend this to anyone and I would play this million times if I have too.

Amazing video game ! 10 /10

Hello Angela He,

Your game is truly amazing. I enjoyed the surreal and, creative art style you gave to this project! Felt the gameplay was neither too long nor, too short. You took a very serious subject such as, suicide and, loss turned it into a creative expressive outlet. I was however disappointed that I couldn't name the cycloptic cat Mr.Moo haha! Looking forward to more games from you!

Absolutely loved the art style of this and the ambience of it

Awesome! And depressing...this game caught me with so many feelings


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Glad to see you made another game! Your art is lovely as always, and I really appreciate how you tackle mature themes using an abstract, unique style. It's a rarity to see and you execute it perfectly.

To be honest, I didn't expect this to hit me that hard. Frankly speaking, it's more like I didn't want it to get to me. The feelings and thoughts of the character were too relatable so I had trouble playing without getting emotional. Repressing and denying certain feelings to numb one's self is a common tactic many are guilty of, and the way you painted the world just makes sense. There's a lot to say about the symbolic environment, but that's the shortest summary I can offer without rambling on too much.

Overall, this was a lovely and beautifully crafted experience. I'm sure others may interpret the journey differently or may even simplify it, but the message carries a heavy weight. As always, great job on making this!

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Thanks! But didn't you post before? Please don't double post.

Art style amazing as always, i love your work. This game has an amazing atmosphere and It somewhat touched me due to the fact of losing someone recently, thanks for making this piece of art.


I've played a few of your other games, so I've been a fan of your work for a couple months now. 



Apparently the game glitched with me? I didn't get a specific ending, so I was  a little disappointed. However, the aesthetic and music of your game was entrancing, and I enjoyed every second of it!

This is in not way the game I thought it was when I first downloaded it but Holy Hell am I glad I did You Left Me is just Fu*king beautiful, the sound track alone is reason enough to play.

Had to go with the Live ending.

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