Belladonna Paloma & Uma Breakdown present: Surface of Scum
- Arrow keys move your gaze about the surface of the water.
- Press 'Z' to look at yourself and what you have become.
“Surface of Scum: A Necrotic Character Generator”, is a hyper-lo-fi digital storytelling tool which forms part of Bella Paloma and Uma Breakdown’s current video-game project The Well of Sickness Shimmering (releasing in 2023). Surface of Scum takes the start of a role playing game - where the player makes choices and rolls dice to build their character - and expands this into an experience about the unstable self, and identity as a collaborative compost heap. The game references St Anne’s wood and holy well in Bristol, UK (once considered a potent holy site in Medieval England), and more generally the folk magic of healing Clooty Wells. Surface of Scum is made entirely with free, open source, browser-based software.
Special thanks to the Bitsy Discord community for advice and troubleshooting.
Music made using BeepBox
Commissioned by MAYK as part of MayFest 2022, and Bristol + Bath Creative R+D via the Trailblazer Fund.
|Release date||May 12, 2022|
|Authors||Uma, Belladonna Paloma|
|Tags||Bitsy, Cute, Horror, Medieval, mythology, Queer, Tarot, tool, weird|
|Code license||Mozilla Public License 2.0 (MPL)|
|Asset license||Creative Commons Attribution_NonCommercial_ShareAlike v4.0 International|
|Average session||A few minutes|
Click download now to get access to the following files:
- version 1.0May 01, 2022
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