Journey Away

Feeling purposeless, the West Pier leaves Brighton beach to seek a better life with its friends the birds

🏆 Winner of the Develop Game Jam 2019 🏆

Controls (best with Xbox controller)

MouseKeyboardXbox controller
(only works in download-able version)
Main buttonleft controlAIncrease number of birds (and speed)
Secondary buttonleft optionBDecrease number of birds (and speed)


Tallin Aylward (website)
Curtis Falkingham
Spike Padley

Game idea

As the West Pier ventures out into the ocean, it encounters various islands which it has the choice to visit. Visiting an island means you'll lose some of your birds on the journey there, but upon your arrival there is the chance of gaining more birds and other special resources to add on to the pier to support the birds—like fresh water, nests, earth, and seeds. Eventually, the pier loses its energy to keep moving, and stops in the water, becoming an island with the resources its acquired along the way.

Current functionality

We weren't able to implement the gameplay we'd intended within the time constraint of the game jam, so currently the West Pier just leaves Brighton beach and you're able to control its speed/number of birds.

PlatformsmacOS, HTML5
Release date Jul 11, 2019
AuthorPolar stoat
Made withUnity, Adobe Photoshop, Sublime Text
Tags2D, paper-art
Average sessionA few seconds
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller
LinksSource code


Journey 48 MB

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