Thank you for making this. I didn't know it but this was exactly what I needed tonight.
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Adrift, afloat, at sea,
to the whim of the winds,
tracing the meridian to sunset.
A 5 minute voyage.
For Windows, Mac & Linux.
Please enjoy your journey and
... becalm :)
"I felt nostalgic for a place I had never visited, a deep longing for an experience I had never had. I felt at home in something completely unfamiliar" -Natalie Watson, Vice.
"It’s a game about taking five minutes to yourself and providing a calm port in the turbulent storm that are our lives" -itch.io Recommends
"Sail the cosmically coloured waters, take in the sights and the sounds" -Kat Brewster, Rock Paper Shotgun.
"Everyone would benefit from five minutes of gentle drifting. Sometimes you don’t need a destination" - Alex Baldwin, Cultured Vultures.
"Just beautiful." -Jupiter Hadley, Big Boss Battle.
"It’s nice to sit back and relax"-Nevyn, Indie Bytes.
*Mouse to look + Left click to take a picture + Esc to return to Menu.
* The game closes itself after 5 minutes on timed mode or runs forever in Infinity mode.
*Pictures are saved in Game's data directory in a Photos folder.
*Press spacebar to switch biomes.
Music, Art and Programming by @colorfiction
Special thanks to Eric Lorenz (@escarbanzo) for field recording many of the ocean and boat soundscapes!
for any questions feel free to email me here
|Updated||17 days ago|
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Tags||artgame, Atmospheric, Colorful, Cute, First-Person, Pirates, Relaxing, Short, Singleplayer|
|Average session||A few minutes|
|Accessibility||One button, Textless|
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thank you for you marter-piece good jobs
Very chill. Some pretty neat shaders and effects in there. I'd definitely play a version of this where you could sail in any direction, even if there was no other "gameplay". I'm pretty sure the version I played had a bug cause I noticed other people were able to switch scenes. Mine would just freeze for a few seconds whenever I clicked. Anyways, great job on the visuals! Would love to see more from you in the future! I put together a short video of my time with it if you're interested. :)
Thank you very much!! Super glad you enjoyed it! I've actually just finished working on an update that lets you switch scenes with a key and an endless mode :) Thank you very much for the video!
5/5 but how to visit a different destination?
Each time you run the game it'll choose a random location, so it might repeat or show something new. you can always press 'Esc' to close quickly, no need to wait the 5 minutes :)
Love it. Such greta atmosphere - almost like being in a painting.
Only thing I could ask for right now is an "endless" setting where this just runs constantly.
Thank you very much! I've just finished developing an endless mode :) so update should come out tomorrow or this weekend at the latest!
Looking forward to it - This'll need to go in my online list of "relaxers."
Just pushed the patch, you'll find as v3. Enjoy!
Awesome! Now I know what to run next time I'm doing some writing or other projects. I adore "background games" like this for that very purpose.
Becalm is very interesting to look at. While short and without any real controls, it succeeds in being what it is meant to be: A relaxing experience. From the ambient tones to the constantly shifting visuals, this is definitely a good example of art in the form of a video game.Good job, devs.
Thank you very much!!! This means a lot, glad you enjoyed the experience :)
Thank you! & thanks for making the video :)
Great game! Loved the scenery and music! The artwork was so pretty too! Very relaxing
Hi! Thanks for making this game, I made you a video
Haha that was really funny! Thanks for making it :)
It's so pretty! And I happened to stumble along this game right around Atlas' disasterous launch hahaha
Thank you very much!! I really enjoyed the video :) I'll probably be adding more biomes this year!
This was so beautiful! I loved just watching the sky change colors as the boat moved! It was great. Good job!
OH PLEASE!!! A VR VERSION!!!! <3
It's simply a relaxing, beautiful and above all original game!
Thanks to the developer for this game.
I thought this was really cool and relaxing. I put becalm on while I hung the washing out to dry and just chilled.
If only it was longer than 5 minutes though.
I also took the liberty of making a four hour screenaver which is in the midst of being processed, i hope you don't mind. When its up i'll add a video link for you DEVS. superb.
Thank you very much for the positive comments and the videos!! Haha love the fact you made an hours long video :) I'll think about making a perpetual version then ;)
I personally think that that is a great idea. Think of the bigger picture here in that someone in a TV store could potentially play the screensaver playing on a couple of TV's for a couple of hours and from a distance it would look really nice.
Just released an endless mode :) Hope you enjoy!!
love how you designed this page! going to try the game soon
Great visuals, thanks for the voyage. At first I thought the boat was moving, but after closer inspection it seems like the boat stays still but the world moves.
Thanks Leaf!! Haha good eye, it is indeed everything else that moves but the boat. :)
I've loved you work (especially 0n0w) and this continues to show your strengths. You know how to make a surrealistic experience and combine colors to make unique experiences that are unrivaled. While some might be put off by the lack of "game" within Becalm, I thoroughly enjoyed my journey.
This means a lot so thank you very much!!! & thanks for the video, I'm glad you enjoyed the voyage at sea :)
I love the surreal, impressionistic vibes of the visuals. It goes perfectly with the ambient soundtrack. The result is very expressive, emotional, immersive and atmospheric. Great job :) !
Thank you for the video, really enjoyed it! Adding a wilson to the boat is a really funny idea actually haha
yay its a oblong
Absolutely love the look & feel!
:D OMG this looks great!