a game inspired by the weird ending of hans christian andersen's original little mermaid 🌊
made with bitsy color +. song made in beepbox, and packaged together with add bitsy audio
i wrote a short audio drama about the original little mermaid recently, called "dangerous" with artist soapbox and one interesting part of andersen's original tale i had a hard time including (and didn't end up including) is the very faith based ending.
"Her body dissolves into foam, but instead of ceasing to exist, she feels the warm sun and discovers that she has turned into a luminous and ethereal earthbound spirit, a daughter of the air. As the Little Mermaid ascends into the atmosphere, she is greeted by other daughters, who tell her she has become like them because she strove with all her heart to obtain an immortal soul. Because of her selflessness, she is given the chance to earn her own soul by doing good deeds for mankind for 300 years, and will one day rise up into Heaven."
so, I thought that the sea folk bitsy jam would be a good way to explore it and give the little mermaid something like a happy ending, even if it is with the sea witch who originally tricked her.
if you'd like to learn more about the queer allegory of the little mermaid and the reason i'm attracted to this story lately, this lithub article is great
thanks- hope you like it!