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to EYELAND —— After the mysterious loss of your only way to leave home, you find yourself confronted with a transformed world. One thing leads to the next as you make your way through this beautiful little adventure.

Have fun, that's all you need to know — but if you'd like a little more context, consider this: sometimes it isn't until you lose something that you realize what it meant to you. 

NOTE: This little adventure takes about an hour to play and does not autosave. You won't lose progress if you lock and unlock your Playdate mid-play, but if you leave the game, you'll have to start over.

Comments, questions, bug reports, etc. — all welcome.
How to sideload to Playdate : HERE

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WINNER of
 Pulp Game of the Year
Visual Achievement in a Pulp Game

NOMINATED for
Best Adventure Game
Technical Achievement in a Pulp Game

the 2022 Playdate Community Awards.

StatusReleased
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(66 total ratings)
AuthorRon Lent
GenreAdventure, Puzzle, Role Playing
Made withPlaydate
TagsPixel Art, Playdate
Average sessionAbout an hour
LanguagesEnglish

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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:

EYELAND.zip — (v3) 526 kB

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Beautiful game – bought on catalog. Would it be possible to add a list-mode icon to the game please? It's a shame to have such a good game missing that polished touch on the latest firmware.

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Wonderful game! It makes great use of the constraints of the platform. It’s clever, funny, odd, and well designed. I do hope the next Eyeland has a save or chapter system, though, so that I’m not worried about losing progress if I have to put my Playdate down.

Thank you! i'm glad you enjoyed it and YES,, Eyeland 2 will have an autosaving mechanism! :)

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This game is stunning. When is the upcoming release?

thank you - i'm glad you liked it. E2 is in the works, but taking longer than i thought - i was really pushing to have it done before the end of this winter, but it looks like that won't be the case ... stay tuned! ;) 

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What a beautiful game :’)

Thank you! Thanks for playing! 

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Truly adored this! It’s one of my favourite Playdate games, an outstanding 1hr spent, not a minute wasted! 

thanks! i'm glad you liked it!

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game was super fun! Can’t wait to see what you create next! 

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thank you! there IS something in the works !

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10/10

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Fantastic game.  As others have said, you've nailed a special atmosphere, evocative, drawing the player in.  Bravo.

Thank you! thanks for playing!

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Such an amazing game ! The athmosphere is bar none ! I especially love all the little touches, how much visual feedback the game gives to your actions. So, so cool! I am really hyped for the announcement of Eyeland 2 ! I'm hoping there will be some optional content in the second one to encourage replayability :D!

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THANK YOU for these comments. i'm glad you liked E1 and and are excited for E2. it's been fun building it. MAKING a game is very much like PLAYING a game - lots to figure out. and thank you for the suggestion, i am working on a way to make the game a bit more non-linear.

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I love this lil nugget! Really hope to see more!
First game I played through and love it!

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i'm glad you liked it! there is a follow-up on its way!

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Hooray! I am so glad to hear that!

If you need any playtesters 😉😂

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Got my Playdate yesterday and this was the first (non-Season) game I played on it and I understand why it received so many accolades.  Good fun, lightly challenging, and I'm happy to have found it.  Thank you!  (I started it last night and this morning, thought, "I'm going to make a map so I know exactly where I am."  Got back to it this afternoon and -- as I imagine y'all know -- I didn't need to make a map.  :)

You're welcome - I'm glad you liked it! - thanks for your comments (i would have loved to see that map)

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I may still make a map one day!  I'm a nerdy completionist like that  :)

Curious if you have any other Playdate games in the works that we can start getting excited about?  :)

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there IS a new game coming - a follow-up to eyeland = bigger, better :)

Ooh, exciting news!  Although I hope it's not *too* difficult!  😬

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That’s awesome news! I just finished it for the first time. Loved it, it reminded me of Zelda Link’s Awakening on the original gameboy. :)

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thank you for playing! glad you liked it / yeah, the zelda series is my fave!

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Just got to the Endless End. What an absolute joy of a game. 

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Thank you - !!! - So glad you enjoyed it

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happy late burfday 2 eyeland

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wow - Has it been a YEAR?! - thank you! :)

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Everybody: get this game. It's funny, wacky, lovable, sympathetic, surprising, entertaining and well worth the tiny price. Very cool, Ron.

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Thank you - thanks for the great compliments, i'm glad you liked it !

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The game is great! Relaxing simple puzzles and clear nice art, love it

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Thank you! - i'm glad you enjoyed it

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Great game that definitely worth his 2$.

Good graphics ( The rain, some effect impressive). Puzzles at some point are really smart and fun.

At the end, the boat float on the sea and nothing else happen. is it normal ?

Anyway : I will buy your next game for sure !!!

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thank you! i'm glad you liked playing it! - and yes, that is the "endless ending" :)

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Okay I though it was a bug

THe game was great. However Too bad it doesn't use the crank at all. 

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I can translate in French. 

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This game was such a delight! Thank you very much for creating it!

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you're welcome - and thank you

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Hi! Very much loved your game, and was wondering if you would like for me to translate it in Italian... my gf would very much appreciate it, and maybe some Italians too! I wrote you a pm on reddit 😊

wow - i'm glad you liked it! thank you for offering to translate! i'll reply on reddit shortly...

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I just want my gf to experience it as fully as I did, and if it means helping some other Italian guy/girl, well that's a bonus 😊

P. S. If you go to https://youtu.be/5HOwIVj-T-k @9:15 you'll see even Wulff Den is really impressed by your game, literally "it's one of the best experiences I've had, playing a game, all year". So yeah, you deserve all the attention in the world for this little gem 💎 

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This game is incredible. So polished. Just when you thought you'd seen it all, something else clever happens. I do not understand how all this was achieved in Pulp. This game is a must-play.

[╹‿╹].꜒    Thanks for playing!

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Majestic, loved every second of it, just finished it, immersive dialog and interesting choice of puzzles, immersive and heartwarming experience.

The lack of crank feature annoyed me a tiny bit though, I think they were three clear opportunities to incorporate the crank feature, but still fantastic game, thank you

thanks! i'm glad you liked it 

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A delight! Loved the writing, the art, the length. Good good stuff.

thank you - happy you liked it!

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interessante desing level!

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Love it! What a great little game. Interesting characters, weird dialogue, funny, great level design. I’d really love to see more games from you. Can’t wait! Thank you.

thank you so much! i'm glad you liked it

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Really lovely little game! Thoroughly enjoyed it 😊

Thank you! glad you liked it!

v3?

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VERY small change - this version includes a warning about flashing animations. 

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This is a Playdate must have.

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I played right through in one go. What a fun journey!

i'm glad you liked it!

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Hi Ron, still love Eyeland. Have you received your Playdate? You helped me with a few questions a few months back when I was starting off with Pulp and wanted to send you a copy of the game that I'll be uploading soon.

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Yes! I'm glad to hear you kept at it and I can't wait to see what you've made! I've had my device for about 4 months now (group 2). 

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It’s such a great console! So much fun. Favourite game of season one?

Yeah, I genuinely found Eyeland really inspiring in terms of what could be achieved. I played it again after messaging you and love that now I’ve made something using the same system I understand how you did so much of what you did! Although there is one section I’m still puzzling over-but won’t put spoilers here. 

Can you DM on itch? If so I’ll send you the game 😊

SURE THING! DM me on itch - Fave game season 1: Ratcheteer (and Saturday Edition)

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Have sent it to you! Can’t message through itch it seems. Hope you enjoy it 😊

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Absolutely loved it! Every frame is gorgeous, and a great soundtrack. Loved the attention to detail too :) Looking forward to more games from you.

thanks! i'm glad you enjoyed it!  

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Absolutely love the game - the best so far on playdate. As others have mentioned, the asthetic, the simple yet beautiful graphics, the music, the excellent use of the small screen (and fact that I don't need mirror to play it) are all awesome. I know there are disclaimers everywhere but it would be nice to be able to save progress. looking forward to a sequel :)

thank you - and thanks for the comments! one of my main aesthetic "rules" was to be CLEAR -- born out of the combination of that tiny non-backlit screen and my "not as good as they used to be" eyes! :D i'm happy that you appreciated it. 

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This is a really cute little game. I love the aesthetic. The main character reminds me of Horace from the old ZX Spectrum game series.

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haha yes! I don't know that game, but I looked it up -- totally! 

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First game to sideload onto my Playdate and boy am i ever glad this was the first! Absolutely charmed!! The artwork, music, cheeky dialog, puzzles, storytelling - i had a smile on my face the whole time! You can really feel how much creativity went into this, truly a work of art! Cannot wait to see what else you have in store! Thank you for this one! 

thank you so much for playing ! I'm glad you enjoyed  it - it means a lot to me! 

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Bug: In the research facility, I entered, spoke to the top robot, spoke to the bottom robot, hit the barrier, top robot said ‘hey’, spoke to him and he said ‘hey’ again.  Now stuck in front of him. Screen still animating but no response to inputs. Sad to have to redo so much as I was really enjoying it up to there!

Edit: Pretty quick to redo when you already know the puzzle answers.  Lovely little game.

I'm glad you enjoyed it enough to play through a second time! :) THANK YOU for the bug report! I was able to recreate it and It'll be fixed for the next version. My guess is it's a rare occurrence that someone is able to rush up to the top bot between the two "heys" - even when i was able to talk to the bot between hey1 and hey2, I was only able to get it to lock about 20% of the time. 

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What a great little game. Just played it and it took me about 50 mins or so. Full of personality with great sound and music. Well worth the price and then some. Looking forward to Ron Lent's next game. 

Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! (there is another game coming — this winter-ish)

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Loved the game! Some many nice ideas in there. Exactly the kind of game I hoped to find on the playdate.

Thanks! I'm glad you liked it!

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I loved this game. It’s so charming, artful, and clever. It’s easily one of the first games I’d put in front of someone with a Playdate. Thanks for making such a wonderful thing.

Thank You! I'm glad you liked it! 
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thank you so much for creating this beautiful game!! I’m so inspired and in awe. The storytelling, the tiny logic puzzles, it was the perfect play date experience. It’s now my favorite game on my console. With gratitude (and hope to see more of your work in the future!!) - YB 

Thank you! Thanks for playing AND for these great comments. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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I have to say I am in awe…This will go down as one of my GOTY, let alone just on Playdate. Incredible. 

Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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