This is visually one of the best games I have come across on itch.io. Everything in this game drips with it's own unique style and I love it. Seeing projects where indie developers really get to flex their creative muscles is why I play indie games, and My Friend is a Raven has that in spades. I only wish the game was longer so I could enjoy it more. Well done developer, I hope to see more from you in the future! If you want to see my play through you can click the link below, but please play this game too, it's well worth your time.
My Friend is a Raven
A downloadable game for Windows
Play as Lutum, the last man alive after a devastating plague has swept the Earth clean.
The world of man has fallen into ruins; down to the Earth. You return to your old apartment one last time, in search of a sickened raven. You must speak to him, and discover why such a calamity has spread across the world.
Complete different puzzles, to unlock all four unique endings, and uncover the whole story behind Lutum, and the elusive raven.
"My Friend Is a Raven" is a 3d, side scrolling, point and click, puzzle game, within the adventure/horror genre. Created by Gavin Eisenbeisz for the 2019 MegaJam, with the theme "Down to Earth"
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Would love to maybe work together, do you have a discord or Facebook, skype or email I can make contact with?
Always a pleasure to come across new devs who submit great work to jams! The art is fantastic. You built such a haunting and palpable world with so little here, which not many indie devs have learned how to do. Loved how tight the gameplay was and that the puzzles were intuitive. Kudos for completing it in such a short amount of time and good luck with future games!
As soon as I saw My Friend is a Raven, I knew I had to play it. The top-shelf quality for a game jam experience isn’t shocking, but it reminds me of a full release. If it wasn’t for its short length, it’d easily pass for one. Everything here is fantastic; the visuals, sound design, controls and grim story come together to create a melancholy world. Fantastic.
Another video for you - I was wondering how long it took you to make this game? You've knocked it out of the park visually in terms of graphics, style and presentation overall. I'm super impressed by how much I loved such a short game!
I realize I messed up the thumbnail a little <.< Noticed when I was adding title to the video "My friend is a Ra- wait... Raven.. DAMMIT!" XD
Do you have a twitter I could shout out?
Super good game, would love to see a lot more of this tbh 😁
Thanks! The game was made for the Epic MegaJam, so I spent about 80 hours developing it over the course of a week. My Twitter is @TwoStarGames. Really glad you enjoyed :)
What an interesting but sad game lol really loved the fact that I could betray the one thing I had as a friend in this world. Really great job!
I love the fact that this game as multiple endings! Replay value immediately goes up especially when it is an interesting game! Loved the art style! Very well done!
I loved this game! The game is super short (as expected for any jam game), but the addition of 3 separate endings was a lovely idea to add the perfect amount of replayability for a jam game such as this.
I found all 3 endings (video below) and I've got to say they weren't challenging to find, but were still satisfying when you did find them!
Most of all the art style, it's so beautiful, it's honestly hard to believe that this is a jam game found on itch.io when looking at it. It's professional and super well animated, made the game an absolute pleasure to play! Keep up the great work!
Here's my video for anyone interested (second game):
The game is absolutely beautiful, but I have questions.So, the plague doctor mask reads Victorian, but the apartment has modern appliances. Also, the clock ending features figures passing by during the time lapse segment, despite the other humans supposedly being dead. Was the whole thing a delusion brought on by guilt or mental illness? If not, did the raven undo the curse because I reflected on mistreating it?
Thanks! Yeah, I'm not really sure when this game takes place XD I Sketch a lot, and had a plague doctor looking character (which became Lutum) and decided to use him in the game. Since the character wasn't really made for the game, there might be some historical inaccuracies... As for the people passing back and forth in the clock ending, that's just meant to represent the time passing, as Lutum walks around his apparent, and eventually dies from the plague. Thanks the comment and video :)
Awesome game, great job!
I loved your game. I got the intended feeling from the game. Hoping to see forward with such type of games.
I loved this game. It was absolutely adorable. I managed to find the 1st and 2nd ending.
Looking forward to seeing more from you! <3 Zombikittie
This was incredibly good! Had the feel of a triple A game! The story was so captivating it made me want to find every ending. I'd love to see more like this! Here's my playthrough!
Amazing game! I especially enjoyed the dialogue and also pretty much everything about this!
This is incredibly well made in all aspects, you should be incredibly proud! Outstanding in it's own right and even more so knowing you made it in a week.
First time completing a game with different ending I gratly enjoyed this - you did an amazing job!
I really wanted to explore outside the rooms, go outside into the town and see what's going on. Really well crafted game.
really enjoyable game with the added bonus of getting different endings. Loved the art style of the game and would like to see more games like this. Feel free to check out my playthrough of this game
beautiful & concise
I'm in love
I really liked the game. It looks cool and interesting even though it stays kinda simple and not long. Well done.
Very impressive. The art style is beautiful. The audio is quite the haunting cacophony. The game oozes style and atmosphere. The low fidelity visuals lend subtlety to the symbolism. The morality play is unapologetic without being preachy. Indeed, I quite enjoyed the thing for what it was without wishing at all that it had been something else or something more.
Absolutely fantastic game 10/10! I got all 4 endings the passive ending gave me the most trouble for some reason lol. I'm very exited to see what you do in the future! Everything about the game to me was spot on it had a nice story, it was interesting. I WANTED to find all the endings this is one of the few games that I found myself needing to find the answer. Again I loved it music/story/gameplay/mechanics it had it all great job
I stumbled across your game on itch.io and read through it and I'm really interested in it. I was wondering if I could make a YouTube video on your game?
Have a nice day!
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I really appreciate when an Indie game developer makes game with multiple endings. In your game i got two. love the style, it feels unique and it's suitable to the story in the game. I hope to see more from you in the future. Keep up the good work :)
btw here is my video if you are interested:
Lovely art style, interesting story, and great writing!
Loved the art and the atmosphere. Great work!!!
We have finished all 3 endings:
This was fun, i really loved the art style
Got all four endings! Absolutely loved the art and the tone. I wouldn't mind at all to see a longer game in this style.
Nice! I might do something like this again in the future... Seems to have worked out alright so far!
My Friend is a Raven is short, it's dark, and I love the art design it has going on. The "flat stuff in a world of depth" is one of my favorite things in games and I feel it works really well with the story and gameplay.Good job, dev.
Thank you, so glad you enjoyed it :)
Found all the endings accidentally which just means i'm a pro ;)
jk, but this looked amazing. loved the style. I hope you enjoy the video I made and the stupid voices I did
Style was on point and loved the dialogue! Short, but I like that there are different endings you can achieve! I only got 2 of them in my video but I hope you enjoy!
Loved the art style, got all endings, would like to see more mild-horror (or More horror) type games with this interesting style, or whatever creative juices leads to your next game.
Really enjoyed this and wanted to showcase it (I'm hardly a big youtuber) so made a bit of a video, which I hope you like?
Great job! :)
Thanks so much for the review! Was really cool to watch :)
I'm curious what your work schedule looked like? This games got an intense amount of polish for the amount of days you took. Also how did the theme make this game what it is?
Thanks for the compliment! I’ve got about 80 hours into this project. About 10% planning/story, 30% on art, and the rest on programming, polish and testing. This is an art style that I’ve been working with for a couple years, so I’m pretty proficient at it. As for the theme, the plague killed everyone, and now the world of man is crumbling into dirt, or falling down to earth.
Pretty good game : D I also participate at epic megajam. For a solo developer I think you will win :D
That's very generous to say! Thank you for the kind words :)
hi, big thx for the mega great game. i love it. greetings from rosti
I love the art style of this, it works so well. I'd love to see more, but at the same time I think it's perfect as this small little part of the world as Lutums time comes to an end. Hope to see more games in the future.