A downloadable game for Windows

Fair warning:

This is a flash mini game.

It's very old and very tiny.

It was created in 2009 and updated in 2023.

Hear me out.

For the sake of my mental health today I decided to take a one-day break from remastering Submachine into Legacy (I'm still finishing chapter 8) and see how things were back in the good old days of flash development over a decade ago. Not sure why I started tinkering with "Where is 2010?", but here we are with a brand new version - renamed into more lore-friendly title of Daymare Stray. I think I was just curious to see how the code looked like in those old days. Not code per se, but my thought process concerning constructing game logic. It was... strange. Like reading your old diary pages, stepping into your old self. Then I changed main character animations to look a bit better, then switched to 60 fps, which prompted me to update all animations, and and then also sound design needed a bit of love. First screenshot you see to the side shows a small graphical change in which I emphasized the fact that you can climb back left up that wall, as in old version it was not so obvious. Is this a one-day remaster? Nah, that will come when I remaster entire series into one big game, just like Submachine Legacy. But I have to admit - it was fun to get back to flash for one day. It's also super convenient to be able to draw and code in one application. This really highlights the genius of flash workflow. The freedom to create in an instant. Don't get me wrong, working in Game Maker and Photoshop and Spine and Flash all at once is also super fine, but flash was on a completely different level. It made a game designer out of me after all. Ah, to be young again...

Enjoy this little trip down the memory lane!


StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
Rating
Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
(36 total ratings)
AuthorMateusz Skutnik
GenrePlatformer
Tags2D, Minimalist

Download

Download
daymare_stray.zip 6 MB

Install instructions

No installation needed, it's a standalone .exe file. Just unpack and run it.

Comments

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cute

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Great art! I enjoyed playing this game :)

Esse jogo tem uma expectativa de história muito boa.

it's a perfact game for speedrun

by the way ,my best is 40second

Very interesting!Love!

Ah, I love Daymare, so this is a wonderful trip back! Thank you for your wonderful work :)

Nifty! I found him, that seems like the end.

Have you tried Construct? Seems like it's what you're looking for in terms of draw and code.

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cool

OH MY GOD I MISSED THIS GAME!!!

I feel like I missed some areas of the game, but I really enjoyed it! I love the old flash games.

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whatd ya SAYYY i'm THe Olny one to Wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

, why you always in a mod

very cute, super charming!

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Very Cute SSupear pooping

Wow I'am Win,

Fantastic & sublime

absolutely wonderful

Я не очень понял во что я поиграл, но это по крайней мере было интересно

honestly short but sweet, the sketchy artwork is immediately loveable. I had ten minutes of gameplay but it didn't feel empty or unfinished. and I adore the artwork and the little dude. Thanks !!

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Oh! Yes, of course I remember this little friend of a game. What a nice memory-lane surprise.

Nice game, very cute!


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The world needs more games like this. Good work mister!

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Flash was an incredible tool, I remember eagerly anticipating each new Daymare release back when you published on Newgrounds. It was a blast playing this, thankyou for everything you do.

I love the vibe of the artwork!

I'm a fan of your work, so I really enjoyed this remake too!

谢谢作者带来这么治愈的旅程

Love the art style! This was a really fun short exploration. Thank you for the trip down memory lane :)

Thanks for the game-trip!

The good old days 😢