Ha-ha, this is wonderful!.. I'm really taken aback by somebody finally putting this concept to life as a game. It feels like a ghost of the distant past suddenly taking form, because I forgot how often I used to do this exact thing on my trips. I imagined Sonic usually, making up my weird systems of stunts and combos and interpreting various pieces of scenery as rails, springs, power-ups, collectibles and such. Also using the finger walker dude thing to represent the character physically and imagining the car window being the computer screen. Maybe I even drew the UI on the glass. Anyway, great throwback! Glad I'm not the only one. Thank you!
Out the Window: a car trip sim
A cute & nostalgic car trip sim in which you can relive the long drives of your youth, complete with six choices of imaginary friend to run beside your car, three choices of radio station, and seven choices of gas station snack! The ride is topped with a healthy dose of media theory inspired by Wolfgang Schivelbusch's analysis of the impact of motor vehicles on our perception of time, space, and landscape.
Included in download are standalone builds for PC, Mac, and Linux, and the Out the Window original soundtrack. The soundtrack includes two original tracks by Gabe Banford, "Out the Window Main Theme" and "Out the Window Shop Theme", and features "II" by Pools from his album Ye-Ye.
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2 USD. You will get access to the following files:
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Thank you, I'm so glad you liked it! Drawing UI on the window--how imaginative! That kinda makes me want to try out a finger-drawn look for the UI in this game and put it all on the glass. Could look really unique. Maybe if I go back to it one day and add some more features I'll experiment with that :O
I love this! The first game in a while that I was excited to play since hearing about it the day before. It's nostalgic + wish fulfillment. Super cute, happy soundtrack, and the collage aesthetic, with intellectual/childlike juxaposition is awesome. Also cool that kirby is an option. I think the horse is hard mode lol, I kept bumping into things. But anyway, a great little game. :D
Thank you so much! So happy you liked it! I think the horse is indeed hardest lol, all the characters have different sized colliders.
I'm super excited about dinosaurily, it looks so cute and feel-good! Probably has a similar audience, so @ people reading this, if you liked my game check out https://jellolin.itch.io/dinosaurily!