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Have you ever wanted to get a fidget spinner, but you didn't want to waste money on it?

You can play some knockoff fidget-games, you can feed it, throw it around, get incurable diseases and have some fun!
This game was made for "So bad it's good" jam. Check other entries, if this wasn't bad/good/stupid enough for you.


Spinnerotchi.zip 21 MB
Spinnerotchi.app.zip 38 MB
Spinnerotchi.tar.gz 39 MB


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You might just see a fidget spinner. You'd be like everybody else. But you don't see the truth BEHIND the fidget spinner, the metaphor between light and darkness, yin and yang, spin and still.

First: you care for your fidget spinner. Much like your soul and mind need rejuvanation constantly in order to perform at their peaks, so does your spinner. It is a reminder that when the lights go off, inside we sleep, and we must balance between keeping the lights on and letting ourselves be free from this world. The sponge obviously represents rejuvenation of the spirit, and the food represents the spiritual food we must consume in order to be truly whole and able to fulfill our purpose while pleasing the higher powers, much as this fidget spinner will go unused by most as it is dirty- yet here, the brilliance is a great being may still love and hold the fidget spinner and use it for its purpose despite its filth, fulfilling a  myriad of deep, relationship messaging.

And then we come to Flappy Spinner: in Flappy Bird the pipes would stop you, but it doesn't stop the Fidget. All that stops the fidget are moving outside of the screen- much like we stop and fail when we move outside the bonds of life- and the attacks of other people. But the pipes in life do not stop us. The coins are only a measurement, but they do not mark how far we progress. In fact, our greatest measure of progress, may just be how many pipes we are pushing through at any given time. Truly a deep and passionate retelling of the struggles of all humankind.

And then Spinner Hunt, which immediately blows expectations out of the water. You start by seeing a lone duck in the water- and, if you're like any other ordinary person, you try to shoot the duck. You cannot hit the duck. You cannot hit the target you were not made to hit. You were predetermined to hit the SPINNER, and so as it flies across the screen you shoot at it, and it vanishes, giving you more points over time. This reflects the futility of competition, in that while we will care for and tend to some spinners (your Spinnergotchi), we treat others as nothing- just as we treat our own children with more care and respect than the children of others, even rewarding ourselves more and more for when our own projects (and children) overtake more and more of the children/projects of teh world.

All in all, a beautiful representation of the fullness of life and the complexity of the world. This is high art- indeed, in the highest sense of the word.

Its inclusion in the "So bad it's good" jam is clearly a statement of irony.


i have just stumbled upon this comment, and this comment is better then the game itself, thank you kind stranger


You're welcome, and may your pilgrimage to Awakened Spinning be blessed.