Lots of fun! Wholesome and humorous. :)
Wide Ocean Big Jacket
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
An aunt and uncle take their middle-school niece and her boyfriend on an overnight camping trip in
WIDE OCEAN BIG JACKET
Take part in a classic camping trip: Roast hot dogs on the fire, go birdwatching, tell ghost stories, grab a beverage from the cooler and do cartwheels on the beach.
WOBJ is a short story game including 20 chapters, 4 playable characters, 10,000 words of dialog and 8 explorable areas, all rendered in a beautiful 2D/3D art style.
Playtime: 60-90 minutes
(like watching a good movie with friends or curling up to read a book)
Available on Windows & Mac & Linux
Controller support available
CW: Includes a scene in which an adult and a tween have a (platonic) conversation about sex and consent. Also a scene depicting older teenagers verballing assaulting tweens.
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Made in 2019 by Turnfollow
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Made with||Unity, Blender|
|Tags||camping, Funny, Narrative, Short, short-story, Slice Of Life, story, Story Rich|
|Average session||About an hour|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Gamepad (any)|
|Mentions||Games of the Month: February 2020|
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $7.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:
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This is actually so wholesome ??
I had a good time playing this with my partner - the graphics, environment exploration and style design are really cute and charming, and every character is so fun and memorable. however, I think this game warrants a content warning - we were both very caught off guard by scenes involving young teens experiencing directed verbal sexual assault, along with discussions of underaged sexuality and potential implications towards past sexual abuse.
I really appreciate that it took the time to explore such matters in a thoughtful and layered way, but nothing about the game's info page, the sexual innuendo label on Steam, or any other notes I could find online gave me enough of a warning about what it would entail to keep me from feeling rattled, uncomfortable and distressed throughout playing, especially since I had no idea how far it would continue to go into these subjects as I continued.
I think something like this is incredibly important, not just for players such as myself who find encountering these subjects unprepared extremely difficult, but also since this is a game explicitly about adults navigating the difficult place of giving guidance to vulnerable kids. I think it would have been helpful to draw more of a distinction between which parts of these discussions were coming from the characters themselves, and which were intended as commentary by the writers and developers, because it made me a little confused along the way.
any time messages like this are included in a game that young people can access, I think it should be handled with the utmost care, and while the advice from Clo to Mord was very powerful, important, meaningful and clearly from a very difficult and caring place in her life, I'm honestly not sure I feel it goes to the extent and detail needed to ensure the conclusion players will take away is one that will definitively better their relationship to intimacy, especially when underage.
I really hope what I'm saying is clear! I think this is a wonderful game overall, I just hope people can engage with it in a way that is safe for them. thank you so much for listening, it'd mean the world if you could take this to heart!!
Thank you for the detailed and thoughtful feedback- we have added a content warning to this and the steam pages. I appreciate you and your partner sticking with it though those rough patches, and for unpacking the dynamics of expectations/audience in your comment. We'll be thinking about this in the future! Thanks again :)
This game played on my heartstrings as if it were a harp. As has already been said, the dialogue is great and the game-feel with said dialogue is amazing. Together they set so many moods just right. Thank you for making this game.
I started this game while on a work call in which my attention was not really required (why did they even need me? sigh).
A couple of dialogues in and I was totally hooked, laughing like an idiot to whatever Mort said. I had to write some of that shit down.
Stopped playing to continue playing it with the full focus this gem needs.
Thanks for creating this!
I fully enjoyed this game. The characters were relatable and the slice of life story was perfectly paced.
this was absolutely wonderful! makes me want to go camping.
What a joy! Thank you so much!
Aaagh this is amazing!!!!!!!!!!
Incredibly funny and a joy to experience. The sort of game that I am gonna want to play through again every year.
This game really hit home for me. I was not expecting it to be this good, but man what an awesome ride. Absolutely loved getting know each character. They felt so real and fun to be around. The combination of great dialogue and simple gameplay really made me feel at home in every scene. And to top it all off, the music is AMAZING. Seriously, I love love love the soundtrack in this game.
Thanks for the awesome game guys, this is a true gem and deserves more attention in the indie game community. It's been a while since a game put a real smile on my face and made me wish the story never ended <3
it was full of mundane yet extremely special moments. TurnFollow always manages to create something magical, Well done guys.<3
So DANG SWEET
this is so goddang cute and criminally short
Legitimately amazing game. Excellent writing and characters.
I love every second and every dialogue of this game - and Mord is simply THE BEST
Easily one of my favorite games of all time. This game is a stunning juggling act between many deeply personal stories. They range from adolescence, adulthood, and elderly; and are all amazing. You really feel their pain, but also their joy. It plays out like those memories we have when we were right there on the cusp of young adulthood, and had our first real "free" experience... Just gorgeous. I'm excited to see where Turnfollow keeps going.
Thank you for making this game.
We really really liked this game. It was a very sweet and quiet but very well written character piece about the quiet peace of camping and relationships. I was also delighted to see the M+A extra story hidden in the chapter select. It was a beautiful way to spend an evening. I am going to check out the other games by Turnfollow!
I got this game with the bundle for racial justice and equality, i really liked it! It was a real cute game to play and I think I'll like exploring it more in the future to see things I might have missed at first. Thank you guys for this good game !
mord is a kindred spirit
Played this on Switch and loved it. Cozy, but not cloying. Very touching.
Hey! Can anyone tell me if there are snakes in the game? I started it and there was a rattlesnake warning and I can't handle even drawings of snakes, so please let me know!
I loved the beginning though. The music, the atmosphere and the art style, they are all lovely.
Hello! The only mention of snakes is in that opening scene with the poster, no depictions!
The story-telling was super nice, I really liked the style and the kids made me laugh, super enjoyable c: thank you!
a very wholesome little game! thanks so much for this cute experience <3
I loved it! Thankyou for making it
I want more of mord!!! Freaking cute animation.
Love it :)
loved the animation and the story
really lovely and sweet. i feel like eating a hotdog now :>
If it hadn't been for the racial justice bundle, I probably never would have found this little gem. Honestly, it captures the experience of childhood camping incredibly well. That safe space outside of your everyday life where you can address things that may be harder elsewhere. I also love how the character arcs are not entirely resolved, the kids clearly learned some things, but Cloanne and Brad still have things to discuss after this. It feels real because of that. Lovely game.
Got this in the racial justice pack and just adored this! The story was fun and sweet. The characters were also very well written, would love to see more of them. Definitely wish I saved this to play on stream!
Yo I reviewed this game in Portuguese. I got it in the Racial Justice Bundle and loved it.
It's also on every podcast aggregator out there!
Really great game, I super enjoyed playing it. The art style was very nice, as was the animation, overall the characters were very engaging as was the story.
Honestly, I was not expecting too much, but I have played WOBJ and loved how light, and positive, and funny, and fresh it is. I feel a mix of nostalgia and good vibes, and I have been moved in a delightful way.
Thank you for this game <3
I came into this game a bit skeptical and was totally won over by the end. The characters are all so well-designed and well-written; this was a really charming, intimate little game that left me smiling once it was over.
Big camping memories. Very cute. the world is better for this game existing
My buddy and I played this for our YT channel and dear lord, was this one of the most entertaining little indie titles we have ever played!
What starts off as an off-kilter camping adventure quickly evolves into a pretty deep story about coming of age in more ways than one. Not only is it a coming of age for Mord and Ben who are about to embark on the long awkward road of teen-hood, but also for Brad and Clo whose short arc shows us that growing up doesn't stop when you're an adult and that just as you are able to teach those around you, you will continue to learn from those around you as well.
Mix all that with some really well written characters and dialogue, and you'll find yourself sucked into the game's most 'real' moments. The moments of being in uncomfortable scenarios, the moments of anxious conversation, and the moments of relief that follow them. It all makes for something that's very raw and emotionally compelling, if only fleeting.
My only honest complaint is that the game wasn't just a bit longer.
We laughed, we were engaged, and we felt as anxious and uncomfortable as the characters were at certain points, and to be able to pull that off in such a short time is something that many games fail to do.
Bravo. A hundred times, Bravo.
Lovely little game with nice atmosphere. Great for cheering yourself up at the moment.
Thank you for this fun and heart warming experience !
A short game that will make you feel like you went on a trip, for all the goofs and the deeps, with well written characters.
Such a great, relaxing game! The characters are so well written, it's pretty and funny, touches important topics but is chill about it... Definitely gives me the camping summer vibes!! Loved it, would definitely recommend, 5/5. :)