Such a cute little game and such a beautiful story. Felt like a summer camping trip for me. Thank you
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This was such a beautiful game; the emotional connection you built in such a short time is truly impressive. The characters had so much depth, and all four of them were special in their own way. I loved how the narrative touched on many Big Topics but didn't feel the need to necessarily resolve anything or make everything 'right' by the end. And there were so many tiny, relatable moments.
I spent five minutes just sitting on the beach at night because it felt special and I didn't want to leave.
I love slice of life stories and this was so special.
So much characterisation and charm in the dialogue, art style, animation, music and sound design. Every part of this game works together to really give that cosy feeling and it's all so intimate. I really enjoyed playing through, thanks!
a really fantastic and adorable game. like a nice warm hug.
Absolutely loved every minute of it… Making this a game really made the whole story tangible, material. Thanks for making this!
Adorable quiet little game. I liked that there was no big story line or grand arc. A simple camping trip which revealed a lot about the four characters. 4/5
Might've stayed in the beach for too long. This game made me miss travelling, especially now that we're in the middle of quarantine.
The dialogue between everyone felt so realistic. That was the best part of the game along with Bones
This game made my heart happy. Thank you.
Really loved this, it's so enjoyable and I laughed and smiled throughout the entire game. Cannot recommend such a good way to spend an hour enough.
Played it for an hour, thought about it for weeks afterwards. Great storytelling, great characters.
This game leaves me wanting for so much more with the charming characters it shows off. The atmosphere and personalities give me such a warm feeling when i think back to it.
i'd tried this game on a whim, and honestly i'm so glad i did. i absolutely loved it! the kids are super funny, but everyone is written realistically and with a distinct personality. this game masters being goofy and being serious at the same time, because its so rare that you can choose one or the other in real life. the situation of camping is a perfect fit, because ben is right- camping really is like a life away from your life. i dont know these characters, at least, i dont know what their entire lives are like, but playing as them camping together felt more intimate than i thought i could find in a game so short.
overall, i absolutely adored it!! i'll be recommending it !
You know how to write believable pre-teens and you know how to use cuts, so few games do these let alone so well! Thanks for a lovely story in these times
I'd love to casually read more of the characters in a comic or novel.
This is indeed quite the refreshing story. It is basically "just" an interactive story, but the interactivity makes the characters feel so much livelier, the environment so much more real that its easy for you to dip your toe into the waters of these relationships and immediately feel a connection. Its not grand, its not bold, but its true. Its a nice short warm movie about characters you will all too soon miss already, which is an impressive feat. 5/5
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hey thank you so much for making this! this is an extremely charming and beautiful game and i loved every minute of it :)
this was a ton of fun! it felt a lot like the graphic novel this one summer, condensed into an hour. that's a very, VERY good thing. the graphics are super charming and the characters are all super likable, but not at the cost of being saccharine. there were a few moments of really excellent tension that made me FEEL. the controls can be a little slow, but the music and the ~vibes~ made up for it! 10/10 would camp with again
i loved the story and art style :')
very nice, thanks for this. being in lockdown I just wish to go on a camping like that
Wide Ocean Big Jacket has character, but unfortunately, that didn't draw me in enough to make up for the slow nature of the story and the lackluster controls and graphics.
Mechanics - 2/5 - Navigating the space felt painfully slow at times.
Visuals - 2.5/5 - Very average. Character design is nice, but the environment was a bit too simplistic for my tastes.
Sound - 2.5/5 - Didn't hate it, didn't love it. Generally pleasant, but nothing to write home about.
Story - 2/5 - It didn't catch my attention. Humor was pretty miss most of the time, and the start was so slow it was difficult to stay engaged.
Overall - 2/5 Difficulty - N/A
Completed - No (~30 min)
REALLY enjoyed this game. The characters are all so fun
Also Brad's talking sound effect is hilarious
this game was SUCH a pleasure to play!! i love the kids so much & wide ocean big jacket was so pleasantly not-superficial--while they were still having fun and the tone was light-hearted, there were also the more serious, grounding aspects like [spoilers] Cloanne & Mord's Talk, Cloanne and Brad's kid discussion, and the adults changing how they talk for the kid's sake (I'm thinking especially of a dialogue between Ben and Brad, when Brad says something like "big mistake" and it comes off wrong and Brad backtracks to fix it)
it was just... a nice experience. i loved it.
this is a lovely, extremely well written game - i really like it.
i wish every game was like this game
An sweet game with lovely characters. Good narrative game with engaging dialogue. The game was very relaxing. Would highly recommend
An incredibly charming game, love the characters, I think Ben is my favourite, but really enjoyed all the characters. Would highly recommend folk to check this out. Really wonderful <3
This game made me feel wistful but also really really good
one of the most charming games i've played. the dialogue is top notch, and the creator's use of pauses in speech to emphasize sarcasm and comedic timing in text is to die for (:
such a sweet game! I absolutely loved it. the characters, the art, the dialogue, all so wonderful! <3 <3 <3
Super cute game. Short but sweet and characters were really endearing. I love Mord.
so incredible, I've played so many story/visual novel type games and this is definitely one of my favorites. The characters are so lovable and the dialogue is great.
i loved this so much. the writing was really great and made me laugh a few times. i was feeling bad tonight and then i played this game and i felt better.
A really lovely game, i appreciate it so much, thank you :^)
♪♫ I want a girl with a wide ocean and a biiiiiiiiiiiiiig jacket. ♫♪
This is a charming narrative game, with excellent characterisations, genuine interactions, and some laugh-out-loud humour.
Plus, I learned the best tip for finding your campsite at night.
Thanks for making me smile!
What an awesome experience! It made me want to go camping, and to build the relationships I have with those I hold dear even deeper. How lovely a thought. Thank you for a nice quiet and genuine experience.
This game is awesome. I love all the characters and the character development too! Everything about this game is wonderful. A very joyful experience.