Embrace is a very short experimental game about embracing things that happen in life.

My goal was to make something meaningful because that's the direction I want my work to take in the future. The result is very experimental, super short and quite imperfect. But I do like it, and I hope you do too! :)


  • Use the arrow keys on a keyboard or the left joystick on a controller to move the selected hand.
  • Move it to the highlighted spot on the screen.
  • Embrace whatever is in front of you.

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PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
(94 total ratings)
AuthorRémy 🍬 Devaux
Made withPICO-8
Tags2D, Colorful, Experimental, PICO-8, Singleplayer, Slice Of Life, wisdom
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any)
AccessibilityInteractive tutorial


Buy Now$2.00 USD or more

In order to download this memento you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Embrace_Linux.zip 475 kB
Embrace_Mac.zip 1 MB
Embrace_Windows.zip 848 kB
embrace.p8.png 30 kB


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Remy how do I start the game


I dont get how to start

Great message and memento! Had a question, how do you get this font to appear on the Itch.io page? Can't figure it ut for the life of me!

On your game's page you can click on the "edit page" button at the very top. A panel will appear on the left and you can change a bunch of things there, like the font! For this page I'm using Itch's default 'Pixel' font. :)

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It only works on project pages though, not profiles. That's why I was confused how you got the font xD

You also have an "edit theme" button on your profile page!

I've used that, and when selecting 'text font' I've selected pixel which doesnt work. It instead looks like Lato (on the actual page).

Then I cannot help you, for I simply don't know. 😔

you should make this twinstick


this is acually really really cute and the message behind its SO SWEET!


You can download this for FREE on the Lexaloffle BBS.


Omg i like it so much :)


uh cool :L E wat wut

lovely : )

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Such nice little guys this is So nice thanks. Beautifcul litte boys



Beautiful, made me smile :D


What a beautifully adorable game! Great job :)

Super cute, made me feel really happy C:


i was scared af bc i thought it was going to go for a dark route and say like "death" and become really dark or smth....

nice game!




This made me so happy, thank you

Embrace madness /Slay the Spire


I love this




Cute.  I was surprisingly motivated to keep playing just to see what I was supposed to embrace next.  Now if only I could in real life.  

Happily depressing out of 10.


embrace help. yeah i think i need that for my spagetti phallic arms


ty for making this


Super duper cute! loved the fade out effect at the end, super cool. :D


Well that was just hecking lovely.


I am really glad this game exists. I have been thinking about the use of hands in terms of gameplay for a very long time, and I think they can offer a lot in terms of empathetic gameplay. It's such a shame to see so few examples, so thank you very much for making this


this was so nice!  I laughed a lot and it lifted my spirits.  thanks !


Awww. That was very sweet.


Simple and adorable. I very much enjoyed this.


This was very sweet~ c:


I low key expected some nihilist turn at some point haha

cute little work tho!


fun fact: there was one during development! "Death" would appear after "Life", but it didn't quite fit with the rest (and the message) of the game so I removed it. :)

Like there 2 hands and 1 face controlling theme with one person.

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Today I was feeling down for personnal reasons and playing this game made me genuinely smile for 5 minutes. It felt good, thanks.


a lovely game


Super cute and quick! Thank you for the fun!