Thanks for the help everyone! One thing I should have asked...assuming you saw the spirits, did you play all the way to the fade-to-black (5 minutes in)? Or quit earlier?
Nice job. Is there any music or sound? I'm on Safari.
There is no sound, but I should probably add some.
kinda frustrating because I didnt know what to do at first =[
I'm on the fence about whether it would be better to just tell the player "hold space as you breath" right up front, or wait until they try going slow before telling them. I like the sense of discovery/satisfaction from figuring it out, but on the other hand it can be frustrating, like you said.
I didn't understand it...the second time, I used a keyboard macro...the repeated pressing of the spacebar prevented it from being relaxing.
I'm guessing this means you were moving too fast and so never received the "press space as you breath in, release it as you breath out" instructions. That's unfortunate. Maybe I need to change things around to tell you that explicitly on the 2nd playthrough.
The fireflies were the 'spirits' right?
Yes. I originally wanted them to look more like Miyazaki's forest spirits but making them have faces looked terrible...it made the whole thing look horribly 2D.
Yeah, pOnd was an inspiration. The first half of pOnd, that is. I hated the ending...it cheapened the whole thing, IMO.