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Starbot
A light, wistful tribute to The Little Prince in which a work-in-progress robot befriends a star.

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Starbot Review

i've seen it around and i've been meaning to play for a while!! i'll have to check it out. thanks for the rec!

Starbot Review

aaaaa wow thank you so much for this review!!! i'm extremely flattered by your description of the unsettling storytelling in an otherwise friendly world in starbot... this has been one of my favorite tropes in games for a long time, and i was really excited to explore it in my own way. i used to play a lot of kids' point and click games in the 90's, and they always had weird pockets of? creepiness? otherworldliness? that were very eerie and attractive now in retrospect. the world of a game is a great way to explore it too because you can choose to ignore these "pockets" but being presented with the opportunity to explore them can feel somewhat eerie.

thank you again!

Starbot Review

OOOOOOOOOOO god that's my favorite theme/lesson from the book... i had meant to touch on it for my own ending (one star out of many empty ones) but didn't quite get it down.

Starbot Review

haha the ending upsets me like hell, but overall i find it a pretty charming read. it's very centering.

ALSO hilariously i just realized i never mentioned but: my first language is english. so is this game's. my writing needs a lot of clean up, and you're not the first to point it out.

Starbot Review

thanks so much for the review!! i'm really flattered--and not just by your kind words: this review is pretty comprehensive, and i appreciate all the detail and thought you've put into it. i had intended for the game to feel thoughtful and relaxing, so the ease of gameplay and focus on dialogue was with purpose. i definitely agree though that it isn't for everyone.

i was really glad to read your observation on the life + death as well as the cycles: i'd consider that the most critical theme of starbot, and i'm glad it comes across. the egg lines are a terrible hint, and one of them only makes sense if you've watched utena. i'm curious if you're familiar with the little prince: i wandered from its themes a bit but i had aimed for its voice and general feeling as well. overall though, thank you so much! i'm glad you enjoyed the game, and i appreciate the time you took to write on it.
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