If the music sounds choppy and the frame-rate is bad, try the native windows version below

Rebound is a game about about relaxing and cleaning books.

Carefully crafted over 2 weeks for the 2021 Seattle Indies Slow Jam


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Team

StatusPrototype
PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Rating
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(79 total ratings)
AuthorsJaiden Gerig, lzklein, zruby, bordenary, Brandon Garcia
GenreSimulation
Tags3D, Experimental, Lo-fi, Non violent, Pixel Art, Relaxing

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rebound-win.zip 85 MB
Version 74 Oct 03, 2022

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trying to run in browser on a lenovo chromebook but it wont open:/

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dang, didn't know cleaning book was this interesting, glad i've always respect books 

shoutout to auto-hold mode btw

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The beautiful art style and lovely music gives the game a super cozy atmosphere, id love to see it expanded a bit to give you more to do 

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Awesome!

Maybe a bit too much for my OCD to completely paste the paste on the endpage but otherwise it's an awesome restoration game!!

~Played by Skies (NightcoreSkies on YouTube)

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Really nice game!! I like that colorful, cozy and beautiful Art! Had alot of fun!

Keep up with your hard work!

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Hello Jaiden, Izklein, Zruby, Bordenary, and Brandon,

My name is Antonia Gates, I manage the games at CoolmathGames.com. I really enjoyed Rebound, I think it would be a great fit on our site!

I'm writing to ask if the game is available for non-exclusive licensing. Our licenses are totally non-exclusive, so you would maintain all of the IP rights and could continue to develop and distribute the game however you'd like to.

Please let me know if it is available, and how much it would cost. I'm looking forward to discussing this with you soon!

Best regards,

Antonia Gates

agates@coolmath.com

ariana what r u doing here

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This is so calming to play, great job :D 

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This is so relaxing and the visuals looks so good i want to get a job like this someday lol

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This would be great in VR!

Look.... this is an absolutely magical game. It's completely soporific .... except for one thing. Is there a reason why the mouse interface requires a depressed button to operate? There's nothing here which requires precise control.

Because the irony of people chancing injury to their hands and wrists as much in a game that's supposed to be soothing, as the repetitive motions of the actual action is not good. I don't blame the developers for this oversight. It's a lot of production in one impressive package. It is, however, completely dispiriting that the gaming community supposedly scrutinized this, and seemingly didn't bring it up. Routinely overlooking the simplest details for universal access. When there have been literal checklists for that since the web was in its infancy. Even this game, which doesn't even have difficulty levels. What good is a judging panel if they don't think about players? Ableism is not a great look with more gamers than ever, by proportion, having to deal with medical issues.

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Hi there,
Thanks for the suggestion, we don't often update our games post-jam, but I've made an exception in this case and added a no-hold mode so that people can enjoy the game without injury.

I appreciate the point you were trying to make, however it's important to understand that this was a game built on a very short timeline, we can't always accommodate everyone (though we try our best to make our games as accessible as we can). Additionally, the judging panel for Seattle Indies was comprised solely of people in the local development community volunteering their time, they are in no way meant to be authoritative in regards to players and I think it's a bit unfair to accuse them of ableism.

Again, we really do appreciate the suggestion and we'll do our best to consider issues like this for future projects!

what is a depressed button

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Dear developer(s)...

This game is very nice. I usually play this while I'm bored and class and it's truly become a hobby of mine to play this game. It's very cute and peaceful. Though, it would be nice if we got to do a bit more things like organizing books and discovering more of the place. 

But overall the game is fantastic and I truly love it. Keep up the good work!

- Love, Plum

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I can really see a niche developing for these sorts of games: restorative, warm, simple. I'd love to see a full release with a story and Easter Eggs and hidden achievements. Excellent work.

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Hello~!
This is such a cozy little game that I could play forever!
I've played it on stream and it provided such a cozy athmosphere that I talked a lot to my chat!
It is such a nice polished game and it looks fantastic! 

Keep up the wonderful work~<3!
Love

RenaHiro

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Super relaxing and polished!  I liked all the small touches you all put into this. The people walking around in the background look so good!

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This needs to become a VR game

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This game is absolutely amazing, the graphics, the music. This game is my comfort game for those hard times! ^^ Plus i always love the addition of cute kitties!

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i love this game. this is amazing. great graphics style, relaxing music ,cute cats... all i could ask for in a game.

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lovely

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A game that undoubtedly deserves the awards it received. Fun, cozy and relaxing. Congratulations on the game and keep it up.

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After a little while vibing in this space, I tried doing the wrong thing on purpose, just to try it out. I felt so wrong trying to disturb the immaculate peace that the relief was tangible when the book remained unscathed. You're safe here, books. You're all safe here.

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I love this so much! It's like PowerWash Sim but way more chill and cozy.

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I could dust covers all day long 10/10

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Wow wow wow this is a great submission. It's chill and relaxing. You all have made book repair fun, cozy and relaxing!

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Wow! Really great idea and wonderfully done! I love the 'take a break', the songs, and I love that I now feel like an expert in book restoration! :D 

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So relaxing and such a great concept.

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This is a good game! 

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this is so cool