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When we were Young
Genre: Platformer
Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
May 21, 2015 @ 8:37pm
Jul 27, 2016 @ 7:26pm
Recent Announcements View All (2)
2017 Update; meet Sapling
Play it now in HTML5
Release date: When it's ready

Take a moment out of your day to enjoy the serenity of this hand-drawn, pixel artwork world. Free from danger and suffering, reflect upon how full of promise the world felt When we were Young.

When finished, When We Were Young will include the following features:
  • Time-traveling puzzles: Collect relics from the future to alter the past, change the past to better the future
  • Traversal Abilities: Unlock new abilities like Featherfall and Double-jumping to travel to new parts of the word
  • A world of Interactivity: Play ball with a friend, go fishing off the end of a dock, dig for treasure, all kinds of interactive elements await you!

Play the game in your web browser without having to download any files on or download the EXE directly for Windows[]
  • Retro platforming without any death or hazards
  • An expansive world drawn pixel for pixel without use of Tiles
  • Hand animated flora and fauna

  • Keyboard, Gamepad, and Joystick support
  • For the Speedrunners out there; Race to complete the game in under 3 minutes to see your time!

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Aetherborn Apr 27, 2016 @ 9:11am 
I love the idea.
Looks good, voted! :acduck:
xsonicchaos Jun 8, 2015 @ 5:02am 
A waste of a beautiful title and good art style. It could be so much more, but it's just a platformer, and not a deep one either. Sorry, but I just couldn't give it my vote of confidence.
GeoDrago Jun 7, 2015 @ 11:18pm 
Art style... can be improved, seriously. Voted Yes, for now.
Bluish-Green Productions  [author] May 23, 2015 @ 10:15pm 
On certain browsers, pressing Space scrolls the page down. For an optimal play experience, you can download the EXE file to play locally.
Yewkaliptus May 23, 2015 @ 8:22pm 
I enjoyed the music and the art, but the game was brief and a pain to navigate for me (for some reason, I couldn't jump without the page scrolling to the bottom).
Hopefully the final product will be longer.
Gecko May 23, 2015 @ 7:04pm 
getting the double jump makes your single jump less powerful.

On top of that, the map is incredibly small and sort of boring to look at. If this is the only map (as in, there aren't on the order of 20 more this size planned / already in there), then i don't think it's anywhere near substantial enough for a + vote. Ask me later.
Laurin May 23, 2015 @ 9:53am 
Looks like a nice realaxing platformer just I dont get the name...
Sandtrooper May 23, 2015 @ 8:22am 
IGN 10/10
xSuicid3 May 23, 2015 @ 8:10am 
Idea from 90's games