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In the year 2040, human beings look for increasingly strange solutions in hopes of finding connection and community.

This is a very short game.

CW: Body horror, loud screams.

UPDATE: added a fullscreen mode that can be toggled via the main menu. You can also hit F4 at anytime to enter/exit fullscreen.

If you liked playing/watching "Discover My Body",  please follow me here on itch.io or twitter(@stretchamstrung). 


If you are a fan of Discover My Body, Discover Our Bodies, or are just a fan of horror games in general, please stop by our Discord server! 




Credits/Acknowledgments/Tools Used:

"Mile-High Infraskyway" by Spring 

https://friendlycosmonaut.itch.io/dialoguesystem

https://blokatt.itch.io/bktglitch 

Easy GUI by Moon Goat

DawnBringer 32 Palette by DawnBringer


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Discover My Body (Fullscreen Option Version - Windows).zip 19 MB
Discover My Body (Fullscreen Option Version - Ubuntu).zip 19 MB

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that was so uncomfortable and terrifying. best horror game I've played in a while.

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Well, that was creepy as fuck. Incredible.

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Absolutely disturbing! Short but so sweet. I've quickly become a fan of yours and I cannot wait to see more!

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This was as fantastic as it gets for short indie horror! Incredible atmospher and style. I was engadged from start to finish.

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I really enjoyed this! I loved that there were actual scientific concepts being used as the basis for this theoretical nightmare...for example, explaining how you can communicate with the patient by referencing Broca's area (the speech center of the brain) being hooked up to the machine. The pacing, with the hints toward weirdness/wrongness of the situtation amping up over time, was also masterful. 

Discover My Body reminds me of a classic scary campfire tale combined with a retro yet novel form of gameplay (-the scanning interface with different bodily systems and hot spots to click for dialogue). Overall this is a very clean, sharp and unique philosophical horror game. 

I would love to see an expanded version of the game, but if not, I look forward to seeing your future projects in general! And if you do have past games on itch.io, well I'm about to play them when I go to your dev page after posting this comment! :)

Edit: Just realized I had played Water Womb World by you a few days before this game- I knew Yames sounded familiar. Haha, anyway, loving your stuff.

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I loved the game, its very unique, and its really fuckin awsome
good job dude!

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Finally able to give it a go 

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ngl this game made me feel extremely disturbed.great job.

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the implications of the procedure are incredibly disturbing. you get just enough information to know something is very very wrong. i love horror games that keep me unsettled and thinking about them for days afterwards and this is exactly that type of game. looking forward to the sequel!

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pretty interesting! :))

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Honestly an amazing game with great horror aspects, jumpscares were not necessary to make it scary, can't wait for discover our bodies Yames keep it up!

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looking forward to when the next game disgusts me /just right/.

also: w̴e̷ ̵a̶r̴e̷ ̴t̸h̴e̴ ̵m̴a̷n̸y̸

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Thanks so much for playing! : D

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Hey, just wanted to say that my partner and I love and appreciate your content, we usually watch your playthroughs to wind down at night (I think your yt channel helps us sleep due to the combination of the artistic visuals of the indie games you typically choose to showcase, plus your calming-voiced commentary)

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Plays. Iwan, plays - accidental professional bedtime story reader.

Hey, thanks for sharing! ^^

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5/5

DISCOVER MY BODY is an original and disturbing horror game that arguably counts as social commentary. 

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fun, uncomfortable and unique game, loved it!

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FULLSCREEN

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A great and very disturbing little game.

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What engine did you use to make this?

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Cool horror game. Unsettling.

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Beautiful little piece that makes the most of its time and space. Tension and atmosphere is phenomenal, but the sound design really pulls this one all together. 

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This game has BY FAR been the BEST part of this video lol.... I genuinely felt discomforted when playing and the visuals... the sounds... and the music behind it DID NOT HELP! XD

I REALLY look forward to what you create in the future! :D

(Thumbnail is to represent the vibe of this game lol)

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I had a fun time with this game! That's for sure.

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SKIP TO 8:46!!!

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>libcurl4

Analytics?


Anyway. Outstanding game, I saw AlphaBetaGamer fire it up and new I had to stop and play it myself instead. Man, I could hardly sleep afterwards! Looking forward to any potential new installments. Seriously creative work you've made here!

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This is a very unique game. It is pretty short, but i had a lot of fun playing. The horror aspect of the game was terrifying. its a quick game for burning time. overall, pretty good.

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such a unique vibe !

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Wow, that was awesome. Great insights, design and concept ! I played on Linux.

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I'm getting really hard Faith vibes since its also in an older style. but aside from that you've made an amazing experince

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Very strange but very compelling!

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Thanks for playing!! :D 

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this was very good. please make more.

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I will! Thanks for playing!

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Hi, I'm having trouble with the game. When I open the game the window for it is incredibly small, and I'm unable to read the text. Do you know how to fix this? I am using the windows version of the game.

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It is a rather small window yes. Also when I made the game I didn't want to make a fullscreen version because I thought it would betray the source material (windowed edutainment games).  I don't think it should be illegible though, if it is, or if you're still having this problem, I can try and put up a scaled-up version.

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hi so I just put out a version with fullscreen, sorry it took so long, hope you are able to play it now 


https://pantagruel.itch.io/discover-my-body/devlog/136446/discover-my-body-now-with-fullscreen-

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This game was super amazing, I love pixelated games that's why I choosed this one, but I am loving how the man's face very scary look like, this game is great dude!!

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Thanks for playing! Glad you enjoyed it!

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🎀 Don't Panic If I Scream! | Discover My Body Full Gameplay

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This was certainly an interesting piece. Despite its seemingly low quality graphics, it really adds to the game's disturbing atmosphere along with the background noise. The gameplay is simple, but unique. I really would like to see more of this! It's really good!!

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Phenomenal artwork and intense audio experience

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Very interesting game! Felt like a mix between a commentary on organizations/group ideology, and at the same time a simple short scifi-horror story. Hope you enjoy my gameplay vid of it.
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The lack of detail in the game really sends my brain into a small panic trying to figure out what the hell I'm looking at. Excellent use of the uncanny valley!

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So fucking good... I'm a sucker for non-traditional gameplay, and this hits a real sweetspot. It's differently structured to anything else I've ever played (almost seems like medical software (which I think is the point)), but still easy to comprehend. The writing's fantastic, the artwork's fantastic, the sound is atmospheric and great. Fuck yeah. Great work!

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Loved this. Really spooky, and well set up atmosphere. The ending also completely caught me of guard. I don't think I'll ever comprehend what this game is, but I can't wait to see what you've got next! Keep up the good work!

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Really loved this, it's one of the better horror games I've played in years. Just a quick question though, is the person you're studying a man? I've noticed that he seems to have breasts and thought it added a pretty interesting layer to it (if they're trans/nb/intersex wanting to escape their physical body)

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Hi, thanks! Good question. They are a male-presenting person who has breasts, so it definitely could be read that way! That is part of the reason why I had the person covering up, so as to not make anything definitive. Thanks for playing!

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had an incredible time playing this game on stream, i wanted to share with you the product. many thanks!


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Thanks for playing! You had some great reactions lol. Hope you had fun!

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ha thanks for watching! glad you liked it. ill be circling back for the new game to play!

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