Imagine you are walking one day, and find a boxy handheld computer in the bushes. It looks like something out of an 80's sci-fi movie. You turn it on and you realize it is the lost device of a space traveller, with all their log transmissions (a diary of sorts).

‘Transmissions’ is not so much a game, but a serial story converted into a Gameboy game. I wrote and released it in instalments on Instagram and via RSS, every other day in 2020. There is no gameplay, other than you reading what the traveller was up to before the device was lost.

Controls in browser:
ALT (or j): next/confirm
CTRL (or k): back
enter: menu
shift: /

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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1 USD. You will get access to the following files:

transmissions-3.0.0.gb 512 kB
transmissions-3.0.0.pocket 512 kB
transmissions-1.1.gb 512 kB

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I’m exploring the potential for storytelling, interactive art on the game boy, something other than an obvious game. This is brilliant. I added it to my #ArtCart collection. Check it out. Be in touch.

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Thanks for adding it to your collection! I see the Game Boy Camera gallery also made it in, that's wonderful. I'm digging your Sisyphos game :D