A downloadable visual art essay for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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This Was Water, The Ocean Disappeared: to all the dried up lakes and seas and rivers; to those bodies of water that are drying; and the restless salt of the future was created for the 32bit jam 2022 from 29th - 30th October 2022. The optional theme I chose was "The Ocean", but in this game the ocean is absent, only present via the sounddesign. The player explores a deserted area, interrupted by ads reminiscent of privatized water. On the right-hand side of the screen there is some stock video footage I found via pexels. (Initially I wanted to use some actual news coverage of drying bodies of water, but couldn't find any that would've been easy to use and suitable.)

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The short visual art essay starts with a quote from This is Water by David Foster Wallace and continues to quote from the following articles, mainly in the news ticker at the bottom of the screen:

additional art assets from the unity assetstore: Free Desert Plants by Lemuria & Photoreal Stones Pack Demo by Kanistra Studio


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This Was Water, The Ocean Disappeared_Win.zip 418 MB
This Was Water, The Ocean Disappeared_Linux.zip 443 MB
This Was Water, The Ocean Disappeared_Mac.app.zip 427 MB

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