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An actual GB game for the GameBoy !

Dichotomy is a simple game : there's no combat, no menus, not even any dialogue. I wanted to try and see how much graphics I could cram into a small GB game. Couldn't manage any music, but seeing how I can't compose anyway that might be for the best.

There's a slight narrative to the world, that you can interpret as you wish. But it's mostly about what questions you can start asking yourself.

If you want a goal : there's a secret hidden map I'm not showing in the screenshots, can you find it ?

You will need an emulator to play the game. I personnaly recommend BGB or VisualBoyAdvance.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
AuthorPiers Bishop
Tags2D, 8-Bit, Atmospheric, Exploration, Game Boy, Homebrew, Pixel Art, Relaxing, Retro, Walking simulator


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The colors especially in the forest look so good

Thank you!


so much potential, keep it up!

Thanks ! :D


Just played this on a backlit modded GBA. Looked great, not sure if I explored everything but I enjoyed the experience and congratulations on the map and sprite art, nice!

Thanks for the feedback !

You've probably seen the whole game, the most "hidden" feature is a second house that you can go into. If you've been there, you'll know. :)


At first, a little bit confusing but i took some time to discover the world and the sprite are very cool ! Playing on the Ds with the back light screen worst it

I think i found the secret hidden map :)

How do you succeed to craft your own cartridge ?? That's awesome

Thanks a lot for the feedback!

As for making custom cartridges, there are sites that allow you to order a cartridge with a custom ROM on them. The one I went to for my first custom cart was named Catskull Electronics.

You can also buy a custom cart flasher from Inside Gadgets, which is what I ended up doing, along with flashable carts of various specs. Keep in mind this will ship from Australia though, so there will be a bit of an extra cost for delivery (especially if you live in Europe).

Wow Thx a lot for all of these informations !

 Yep, Once I wanted to buy a cart flasher from Inside Gadgets too ! But it was just for extract the save files from my GameBoyCamera and as you said, the shipping fees to France are higher than the cost of the product himself. So i prefer to give up !

Yeah, buying them in bulk lessens the overall cost, but it's still incredibly expensive. Alternatively, you could consider buying a USB cart, such as an Everdrive or the Ez Flash Jr. You can put multiple roms on them, and they are of course compatible with custom roms too. It's not as fancy as having a dedicated cart for a game, but still an option for playing these roms on the original hardware! :)

This game saved my life ! Thx mate !

You're welcome !

But I'm curious , how did it save your life ?

Just a joke, to express the feeling that this game was the only thing i was waiting for since I was born ;-)