A downloadable dreamscape for Windows
BlueSuburbia was an interactive poetry and literature project in which you explored poems through immersive environments and animations. It was a Flash site that was updated from 1999-2005. It had a strong cult following in its day, and people would regularly return to it up until the death of Flash.
I still get emails about it today, hence my decision to "remaster" it as a modern video game.
This is a short demo of what is to come.
BlueSuburbia was originally about war, poverty, refugees, and social commentary wrapped in poetry. I was in high school when I made it and it was my way of venting about my family's experiences while dealing with the culture shock of moving to America.
This version will include a lot of this commentary but in a more relatable sense.
This new BlueSuburbia is about struggle, survival, tenacity, strength, and hope… all mixed with a good dose of existentialism.
It is about my experiences in surviving our culture's inclination to feel owed the spectacle of someone's struggle, how society is structured to fail those that need help the most, while reward those that cause so much harm. Much like "Everything is going to be OK" was a commentary on power, this will be a commentary on strength and not giving up despite the world trying to destroy you. It is about the light you feel inside you that does not let you give up, even when the world around you is dark.
(They didn't kill me. So I'm making this game.)
It is a beautiful horror.
Pressing the ESC key on your keyboard will close the game. During game play ESC will open the settings menu where you can adjust the quality of the game, or quit.
TW: insinuation of sexual violence, violence, and discussions about abuse.
|Updated||5 hours ago|
|Published||16 days ago|
|Tags||3D, Atmospheric, Creepy, Dark, Experimental, Fantasy, Horror, Short, Unreal Engine|
|Average session||About a half-hour|
Click download now to get access to the following files:
- The BlueSuburbia Demo is now on Steam!5 hours ago
- A better BlueSuburbia demo with the bugs fixed is here!7 days ago
- The BlueSuburbia demo is live!16 days ago
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Very cool visuals nice work
Full Play NO Commentary
The images, sounds, and atmosphere all seemed to appeal to me, and I felt very immersed in the world of Blue Suburbia.
Unfortunately, my PC shut down due to thermal runaway in the middle of playing, so I could not finish the game. I first played on Good Computer, but when I played again on Work Computer, the GPU temperature exceeded 80℃, so I had to stop playing. Sorry about that.
Below is my PC environment and the recording until the thermal runaway. I hope this will be helpful.
OS: 64-bit Windows 10
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Six-Core Processor 3.40 GHz
RAM: 16.0 GB
GPU: GeForce GTX 1660
yoo alienmelon ur my fav developer
I waiting full of this game
Too bad can't claim game, don't have access to pc now so can't download it
the demo is going to be up for a very long time since it's not anywhere near done... i aim to (hope) to also be able to support Linux and macOS in the future since that's supported by Unreal.
oh man can't wait for macos version this looks awesome
would be nice to know about controls in the game. I have no idea what to do - clicked on everything, nothing happens:(
are you stuck in the main menu? you move left/right with your mouse (the little light sprite) and click on "Start". things that are clickable get highlighted... after that it's keyboard and mouse (like any first person game).
it seems the problem is my PC, not my stupidity as you might assume<3 when I choose "work computer", all works alright:3
thank you so much for confirming that. it's good to know that "work computer" made it work. i need to fix that UX issue because i think a lot of people have issues running it since they choose the higher options when "work computer" is for them. it helps to have that confirmed. thank you!
I love how beautifully written the story is. I do believe I didnt finish the demo due to it freezing over and over. You can see where it stopped in my walkthrough! Keep at it!!
Thanks for letting me know. I put out a fix for this. I put close buttons [x] in all the UI's now that aren't linked to the thing popping up so that they close right away without a hang.