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A game by Space Backyard
@Giucapan (https://giucapan.itch.io/


- A short game about a king and his people playing "statues" -

- Instructions -
Hold down spacebar to read / release it to go on.

PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
(111 total ratings)
AuthorsSpaceBackyard, giucapan
Made withUnity
Tagsartgame, Atmospheric, Dark, Dystopian, Low-poly, Ludum Dare, Ludum Dare 40, one-button, Short, Surreal
AccessibilityOne button
LinksLudum Dare


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Statues_mac.zip 35 MB
Statues_win.zip 34 MB


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Nice little game, good job! ( 6th game)

Honestly, I went into this game not knowing too much about it. Despite the experience being so short, I enjoyed it! Very creative concept :)

(ps if you want to see some gameplay, it begins ~9:14 in my video!)

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Nice spacebar simulator thing


My take is that the "purpose" is pretty deep.

There are some people who are so delusional that, even when the walls are closing in around them, continue to blindly believe everything is alright. They refuse to acknowledge or accept reality - right up until the moment it claims their lives.

I remember in America there were many, many stories about this exact same thing in terms of Covid. I believe many people sort of downvote games like these because it speaks to a part of their soul they refuse to acknowledge -- whispering to a truth that they don't want to face.

This game is short , but truly thought provoking -- even if you don't "get it". It stays with you and marinates until you get that epiphany -- or you dismiss it because it subconsciously makes you uneasy.

Really good stuff.


Im the best


What are the minimum system requirements of this game?


good very short


good shit


short, thoughtful, thrilling. A famously focused experience.


interesting game mechanic but it was underwhelming

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Wow that was some party, The People Really Love Their King 


A short and powerful experience. Your games hit the player and makes them think and that is amazing.  

A hidden gem.

1, 2, 3, soleil. I just wanted to have a nice party with my people :'(


This game will remain in your head for hours, which is quite a feat considering the duration.


I played this a while ago and still think about it. This user's games just have a way of getting under your skin.


Stop being disingenuous. Multiple people have asked what is the purpose and all they are getting in response is some "what is the purpose of life" bs. They are not understanding the "game" they just "played".


Maybe say this to the person who was actually making those statements, who isnt in any way affiliated to the game's creators. Not their problem someone decided to wax poetic in response to a comment


holy h*ck i liked this


That was pretty good. Short and sweet.


Amazing! I really love your projects! Such interesting new formats for storytelling! Cheers!

Thanks Miguel ;)


wait wat?... thats all? ok then i guess it was an intresting game/spacebarpressingthing but... what is the purpose of this game? ( the statues looked/acted like wheeping angels from Doctor Who :D  )


What is the purpose of a poem? What is the difference between our interior and exterior lives?  Who believes propaganda more: the propagandist or its audience? Is there a point at which that suspension of disbelief is broken? And when it is, does the propagandist dig in deeper? Has he had time, between conceptions, to actually observe? Or do his subjects appear frozen because he is too focused on his own model of them? Yet they advance.


OKOKOK I GET IT!!!!....its a poem....how did you come up with that poemy stuff tho? from wiki? or you have some poem power?


idk i just closed my eyes, breathing heavily, and when I opened them it was there, though i hadn't expected it


....o...k...that works too i guess...


i agree with you. what is the purpose?


What is the purpose of anything?


Really cool idea!


I really liked the atmosphere and sound effects!!! You did a great job with that!

thank you very much!