This is a short interactive poem.

Maybe this will help you sleep.

To play:

On mobile: swipe right to progress through level, tap to progress through text.

On desktop: use right arrow key to progress.

Submission to:

Weekly Game Jam - Week 135  

Poetry Jam -Feb 2020


Twitter: @illest_terminal

Instagram: @overthrow_studios


by: illest_terminal

Music: "Obelisks" - Jesse Gallagher

Overthrow Studios
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(12 total ratings)
GenreInteractive Fiction
Made withbitsy
Tags1-bit, 2D, Bitsy, Minimalist, Pixel Art, poem, shooting-star, Short, Singleplayer, Space
Asset licenseCreative Commons Attribution_NonCommercial v4.0 International
Average sessionA few seconds
InputsKeyboard, Touchscreen
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly, Subtitles, High-contrast, One button

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Wonderful bitsy poem! I really enjoyed it!

Gorgeous and soothing <3

Thank you so much for playing!

The soundtrack and visuals are really soothing. It reminds me a little of Super Mario Galaxy's quieter moments, the bittersweet lullabies sung to the infinite meadow of space. It especially reminds me of Rosalina's storybook sections, which have stuck with and soothed me since I was a young child. 

I'm gonna play it before I go to bed tonight, to soothe myself to sleep. 

Thank you for sharing this with all of us :~)

Thank you for the kind words and for playing! :) I will have to check out the Rosalina's storybooks.

What a lovely game!

I loved the flowing of the scenes, really smooth! Well done 👏🏻


Thank you for your kind words and for playing!

This is so sweet. I love it!!

Thanks so much for playing!!


"Lonely Planet" (a bedtime poem)  is an interactive poem/game by illest_terminal (twitter). It's got a beautiful haunting backtrack like a small singing ghost. I believe it's a bitsy game that may even help you get to sleep. The creator describes it as being about "childhood loneliness and a sense of wonder". You can play through it in your desktop browser or on your phone. The art looks great it's very enticing in a pixel black and white and cool blues way. It made me think of the children's book "Goodnight Moon" but in a very good way. You play as an alien looking humanoid in your bedroom. It's sweet, and cute, and poignantly bittersweet. Honestly, I think you could take the illustrations and the poem and make a really great sweet sci-fi children's book. (That a lot of adults would buy because it's soothing in the right way). Nothing is sweeter than seeing the little alien go to bed. Please play this one, it's so adorable and did actually make me yawn!

"maybe i'll see an astronaut  

or a colony of space robots"

Thank you so much for the thoughtful write-up and for letting me be apart of your really awesome jam!

of course! any time :) i mean what i said about making a small book of this, i think it's just great

Charming indeed. I loved the wavy transition effect. It fitted nicely and was refreshing. Well done :>

2/5 Look forward to seeing what else you bring with you in the future

Thanks for the feedback and for playing!

I'm charmed by this! Great work and thank you for sharing it.

I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for playing! 

Excellent. Enjoyed it very much only flaw was that it didn't last longer.

Thank you for your kind words and for playing! 

No problem.

i liked it

I’m so glad! Thanks for playing!