So hey, turns out I definitely really fucking love Bitsy and “making something in it” turned out to be actually making like, five things. One of which I did for a game jam and it somehow came... 5th, out of 56?! What the fuck. Apparently a bunch of people liked this tiny 60-second long blob of interactive sadness, because they keep leaving really really super nice comments on it.

I love just how many things you can do with Bitsy and how many different things people have managed to turn it into with various hacks and mods and just clever use of its existing elements, but I also actually really love the basic concept of it existing to make little 'games and worlds' where you can 'walk around and talk to people and be somewhere.' Like, just the idea of making a tiny little digital, pixel-y place where you can wander around and look at things and interact with stuff even if there isn't ultimately a plot or a goal, is really appealing to me.

(... in the spirit of this, I have made a tiny haunted house. It'd be cool if I could ever come up with a plot or some gameplay to go with it, but if not I still kinda like it just as it is.)