Back in 2015, I took a course on graphic novel design, and the final project was to write & plan out your own graphic novel. My project was called Space Bubble Cat, a very personal piece about a lonely cat who floats through space.

This was intended to be a submission for the June 2018 Bitsy Jam (theme: Space Whales), where I was inspired to revisit this project, update and finish it from its original version into an interactive Bitsy comic. However, I was not able to finish by the deadline of the jam.

Content warning: Sad

How to Read: Move to the bottom-right corner to turn the page. Read all speech bubbles in a panel before moving onto the next. As a general rule, speech bubbles are read from top to bottom.

Music: "daydream" and "apprehension", from the album Think by motherbear (the album has since been taken offline, but I encourage you to please check out her other stuff as well).

Thanks to Ayo for Borsky, Sean & Ducky for hacks, Em for playtesting, and Adam for making Bitsy.

Space Bubble Cat also has a twitter and an instagram, which are rather inactive right now, but I would love to start them up again sometime soon.

Published 34 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsHTML5
Rating
(22)
AuthorEmma Dee
Made withBitsy
TagsBitsy, cat, comic, Narrative, Pixel Art, Space, space-bubble-cat, space-whale

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What a creative use of bitsy and storytelling! After awhile of trying to get out of each panel, I began to feel trapped like the cat - which made the story even richer and more personal. I also loved your character designs!

Oh my gosh, thank you!! I actually considered making it easier to traverse through panels, but then decided to leave it as-is as an artistic choice. I'm very glad it payed off!! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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I am so full of feeeeeelings! It is so cute, and so sad, and that nightmare sequence was terrifying, and the space bubble feels like such a good image to express how I feel sometimes.

Yeah samee!! Thank you so much!! βœ¨

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Emma what the hell I didn't expect to be crying this morning

wow

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πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– Sorry! lol

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I do not cease to wonder what can be done on the bitsy.

Your game and how made this comics is awesome!

Thank you thank you!!

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That was a good story, it really drew me in.   The art was incredible,  and the music really set the mood, especially when the music changed.  Really well done! Also I hope Bubble Cat finds a friend for his travels😭

Thank you so so much!! I hope he does too! ✨

This was so beautiful <3

Thank you <3

!!!!! Aaaah thanks!!

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Am actually crying. This is beautiful.

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I hope there's a sequel. I need more Bubble Cat.

Yes! He's my darling boy, I'd love to do more with him! I'm definitely hoping to get those socials back into active status.....

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you're just trying to make me cry arent you!!!!!! heck this is so good!!! im so emo tho rip ITS SO BEAUTIFUL AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

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eeeeeee thank you, onion!!! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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Wow! That was an impressive and such a creative/original use of Bitsy.

Thank you!!! 😊😊

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i really like this! the comic panel structure is so cool and like it builds this really strong mood and idk it's just a good good game!!

thank you so much! βœ¨πŸ›Έ