Eric hasn't seen his parents in ages. It's due time for a visit.

ABIDE WITH ME is a short story about Eric and his troubled relationship with his family. It's a story about his inability to communicate,  the disconnect between what he thinks and says, told in two separate acts.


Playing in full screen and with headphones is recommended.




This is the first non-comedy game I've posted here, and the first one I've done solo. It was an interesting experience to make, but I'm fairly happy with it. There's still a long way for me to go as a writer and dev, but I'm getting better. For more games or content, follow @marafrass or @clam_team on twitter. 

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Interesting game

Thanks bagel!

I didn't get it, and then I kind of did.  I think if you added more in terms of sound you might have greater affect. The artwork is great! 

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You know, I wanted to do a follow-up video on this. I've written a lot of stuff down, and somehow none of it feels adequate. 
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At first this game made me feel uncomfortable. It was a mixture of guilt (identifying with the son) and fear of getting older (identifying with the mother).

Later it was just interesting to see, how my view of the parents changed.

Very nice style and animations. Together with the music it really felt very british.

Thank you so much for the kind words! And as for your rating, I tend to agree - the second part can get a bit slow and repetitive. Not all the  dialogue is given new meaning with the new options, and there might have been room to trim it even more than I did.

Really nice and short game! I liked the characters and their relationships, it's not easy when your parents are getting older. The art style was very beautiful and I really liked the music that played in the background. Overall a very nice and enjoyable game :D

I don't know if you've heard of Game Development World Championship before (gdwc2019) but it's a competition for indie game developers where they can submit their games and it's free! It's great if you want some more visibility for the game and it only takes a couple of minutes to join :)

Thanks! And yeah, you commented on our previous game, too.

(Im curious - did you finish the whole thing? Im just wondering because while a lot of people really liked the game, I dont think anyone would call it, or the story, enjoyable :)))