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Episode 3: A Trick With Ants

Season finale feat. Lauren Bousfield, Heaven Pegasus, Katie Dey, and Devi McCallion


Controls = WASD/arrow keys + mouse.

List of episodes on main page.

CW: Fucked up shit.


PC download only. Lowest resolution supported is 1360x768. Let us know if anything breaks and we'll fix it.

Sticky Zeitgeist was supported by a grant from the Sundance Institute New Frontier Lab Programs.

Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(28 total ratings)
AuthorsPorpentine, Ada Rook
GenreVisual Novel, Role Playing
Made withGameMaker
Tags16-bit, Atmospheric, Cute, Dark, Female Protagonist, Furry, Gay, Horror, Pixel Art
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


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love love LOVE this trilogy so far. Been meaning to get around to finish it after playing the first 2 eps years ago and finally setting down and getting swampy with it has been soo cathartic

thanks so much <333 yeahghhb getting swampy with it!!!! :D

weird and super sad
i loved it, well done!

thank you ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’š

Is there a way to play this in fullscreen? I can't get into this when the game window is surrounded by all the other stuff on my desktop. :/

this is one of the few games I made that can't be full-screened unfortunately, it has a retro design. i think most OS have the option to hide desktop icons though (View>Show desktop icons on Windows for example)

why is it true?
why must it always be true....


lots of things can be true at the same time โ™Ž๐ŸŒ„

a gorgeously painful look into a unique world of decay and personal suffering. this trilogy is amazing and never ceases to inspire and amaze me!

thank you yonkbonkers!! happy xmas! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’‰

I found it miserable at times but compelling.

Thank you!

haha a good description. thank you!!

this trilogy was an awesome experience-trip, for that i thank you <3

our pleasure, thanks for entering teh Xperience... ๐ŸŽซ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐ŸŽญ

Ahh jees, couple lines hit really hard, especially during the dance, and the one about flavors.

This is a great series!

thank you so much!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ†

it was terribly sad, but it was beautiful and left me with that good, bad feeling.

thank you.

that's a feeling I value very much. thank you โ›ฒ๐Ÿ›ฐ๏ธ๐Ÿ™‡โ€โ™€๏ธ

Could you mark the download file for the itch launcher? Please?

didn't know about the launcher stuff--I'm guessing it's the part where it asks for OS? marked it, thanks for the reminder!

It's up now, thank you kindly. Only today have I decided to start this series and boy is that first episode weird, but the right kind if that makes any sense. 

The right kind of weird makes one feel and think of things and thoughts anew, like a good remix. 

no problem! yes, that makes sense. i'm glad it is the fertile kind of weird ๐Ÿ˜Œ

I loved this game sooo much! and the music is god tier!! will there be more in the future?

thank you! yeah the music is sooooo good it just destroys me! i had plans for a second season but i don't think there's enough support to make it happen outside of some weird cultural shift. and it would require other collaborators having time. but i'm sure the spirit will resurface in something else i make...

aww :( your new games have been iconic though the territory youve gone into just :)))) also do you have a playlist or recomendations? black dresses 

aw thank you ๐Ÿ˜Œ i'd just check out their albums and see what you like--on the main page  credits near the bottom you can explore everyone's music individually. of devi (of black dresses) solo work i love Bloodeater, Black Cloud, Every Body Breaks Down, Prayers II Heaven, and girls voice in a rotting mouth.

i finally played all of them, i love!!

bwahh! thank you!! ๐ŸŽ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ†๐ŸŽ–๏ธ๐ŸŒŒ

"Lowest resolution supported is 1360x768." that's a wide resolution but it's also short. will 1280x1024 work?

Test with episode 2 (which is free). If that works, ep 3 should work for you.


episode 1 seemed to work but i'll download episode 2 just in case when i'm not so sleep deprived

episode 1 is actually made in twine so I would definitely test 2, which is made in gamemaker.

This was really fucked up. I kinda really liked it, though I'm also baffled and hurt and... a lot of different things. It says Season Finale, but does that mean they'll be a Season 2?

thanks! reality is like that a lot of the time. I have notes for a concluding season and the desire to make it but it depends on collaboration coming together in the future...only fate can tell...

thank you! out of all of the art in the world this series is my favorite one

what high praise! thank you very much! ๐ŸŒ„๐ŸŒ‰๐ŸŒ„๐ŸŒ‰๐ŸŽข๐ŸŽข๐ŸŽข๐ŸŽข๐ŸŽข๐ŸŽข๐ŸŒ‹

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I love this so much!!! Thank you for this experience ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

glad you enjoy our little zone!  thanks for letting us know๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ˜Œ


you    could have put that it was a +18 game



everything i make is disgusting pornography designed to rot the moral fibers and bring shame to america


i understand but some people like to play games in public spaces and this kind of games can have some embarassing situations


well i certainly don't want to embarrass anyone. i have placed an age warning on the main website, i hope it will be helpful.