Flight of the Fireflies
By Jonathan Hise Kaldma
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The fireflies are leaving the city, looking for a new home. Let your touch guide them as they soar through the skies and dance among the trees.
Flight of the Fireflies is an experimental video game that takes you on an atmospheric journey through places and emotions. Unlike most video games, the focus is not on the challenge – but on the experience. Whether you see it as a game or as an interactive artwork, you will not be left untouched.
• Guide the fireflies with your finger
• Music generated dynamically as you play
• Beautiful photographic backdrops
• Five chapters that tell the fireflies' tale
• Playing time 30 min – 1 hour
• Headphones recommended
"Yes, it's pretentious. Yes, it lacks challenge. And yes, it moves me deeply in a way I'm not used to."
"Flight of the Fireflies is like a painting in a museum"
"Dark without being sad or eerie, time spent with this little gem of an app is like falling asleep in a moonlit forest."
– Made In Me
It is a beautiful app and I might play it again during a stressful day to help unwind. I was disappointed that I went through all five levels in less than 10 minutes being that it cost $3. That being said, I suppose if you think of it as a relaxation tool and not a game its okay.
This lovely, enchanting ap must be called a "game" only because there is no separate iTunes category for "interactive art." Relaxing and completely seductive, while also lightly thought-provoking.
An astoundingly beautiful app. Love the artwork, the music, everything. Definitely a favorite app, one I'll open again and again.