I am a brave knight (itch)
I am a brave knight is a game created by Tree Interactive for the Global Game Jam 2014. It's an emotional short story that tells the experiences of a man throughout his life. The topic of the Game Jam was: "We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are", and we had 48 hours to complete it.
We feel the main storytelling mechanic is unique and has not been tried before. It encompasses a combination of writing "blindly", backing off, and reading what you just wrote to make sense of the picture and situation the player is seeing. We also feel that the way we are telling the story, through main references on his life, is something few games have done before.
"Just wanted to say that I played through I Am A Brave Knight (twice). It was absorbing and beautiful, not quite like anything else I've played. And unlike many games, it delivered an emotional hit which I think I'll remember for a long time.
Some of the later scenes in particular was gripping, with great choice of words for the user to type in. It literally gave the scenes an undertone which sent a shiver down my spine."- jjc_uk, IndieDB
"As the game goes on, I experience great highs and lows of emotion, all from these words I'm typing. Some offer a slight reprieve; others are words I never want to have to type or talk about." - John Polson, Indiegaming.com
"This is like a small sequence from the movie Up. It's a great achievement for a two day project. And it matches with the theme really well. I'm proud of you guys!" - Jenova Chen, Co-founder ThatGameCompany