Return was created for the Indie Speed Run 2013. It was made in only 48 hours. This is an interactive story about a little girl wanting things to return to the way they once were. Being a kid you have quite the imagination and actually believe there may be something to reverse the bad events in your life, so she sets out on a quest to find it.

Allen Michael Brower - Programming

Josh Grilli- Art

Carson Mauthe- Music

Jason Gardner - Writing

Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars
(21 total ratings)
GenreInteractive Fiction
Made withUnity
Tags2D, indie-speed-run, Narrative, story, story-book, storybook, Unity
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any)


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What did you use for the programming?

Hi! I ran into a bug where whenever there was text as the main character is walking away from houses (I didn't expect to find it at my first stop, what does a guy in the woods know about what I'm doing...) the text doesnt dissapear and instead layer over each other, making any spoken text unreadable. Other than that it's a lovely game and the art is so soft and wonderful. I adore the style, the concept, and the music. I only wish I could read what everyone is saying!

Hello! Sorry you ran into a problem while playing. It's honestly not a common bug and shouldn't happen during every play through. I would try just restarting the game. Unfortunately we probably will not be going back to fix anything in this, as it was a jam game done a few years ago. Thank you so much for playing and all your kind words though. Sorry again for the bug.

I sincerely enjoyed this game! The art style is something new to me and I love it! But the only thing I'm gonna say is to keep going! Make more and expand on this game!

If you do, I will get as many people as I can to support you on it!



Thank you so so much! We're really glad you enjoyed it so much! It was short because of the time limit restrictions of the game jam it was a part of. Right now we have several projects already in the pipeline but we'd love to revisit this concept and flesh it out more in the future. Be sure to stay tuned to see our future releases! And again, thank you for playing!

No problem and I understand and I will get as many people as I can to support you guys on your projects.

That would be great! Thanks so much!

no problem

Nice game! <3

Thank you, glad you enjoyed it!

I made a let's play of your game, and I thought it was very neat. I would have liked to have seen more, but overall it was a very well made game. I really enjoyed it, and feel free to check out my let's play.


Thank you so much for playing! We would have loved to do more for it, but it was mostly down to time constraints. It is an idea we may revisit in the future though. Glad you enjoyed it.

It's alright, I completely understand. I do look forward to seeing more from you in the future, and I would love to revisit this game again if you do add more to it in the future.

I like the Art, by the way, I want ask the programmer

how do you make there words show up one by one?

I haven't worked on this game in forever but the game was done in NGUI and I just had an incomplete display text variable, and a variable for the text that needs to display and added each letter one at a time until they were the same I believe.