What is komorebi?

Komorebi is a first person atmospheric exploration game without graphics!

It's a digital soundscape for you to discover. Use your ears to visualize the soothing, calm world as it unwraps around you.

The story starts when you wake up in a tent in the forest once upon beautiful morning...


Controls & tips

WASD - walk around (only when the little shoe-icon in the bottom shows.)
Mouse - look/hear around.
Play with headphones!
Look around often, to find your position based on audio!


About

This game was made for the GMTK '18 Jam.

With this jam entry I was aiming for a short, experimental, but impactful experience, I really hope you enjoy!

Constructive feedback is highly appreciated!

I had a blast recording sounds in the forest and near the sea. Though I collected a lot, I also gathered some royalty free sound effects and the music from the Youtube Audio Library. Those are the only things I didn't create myself.

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Komorebi_Windows.zip 20 MB
Komorebi_Mac.app.zip 26 MB

Comments

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Great idea! :D
The sounds were really good but after I found the fox I got lost. I wonder how it would be if you could it play with a controller, because with it you could add a rumble if you are touching a wall. It's the reduced amount of information what a blind person would get.
I ever wonder how blind people play video games. There are few games out there wich gives these people the posibility to play these games and all because of the feedback you get from the game.
The Name Komorebi is also a interesting because it represents a kind of dilemma.

Thanks for the feedback! I think the controller haptics would be a great idea! Sad to hear that you got lost, but I must admit it can be quite tough to hear the fire sometimes! This game is more of an experiment, but I do think that we can create really high quality games for people with impaired vision, with a system like this, or something similar, but much better :P

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exquisite!  lovely experience c: