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A Mother in Festerwood

rated 3.66 / 5 stars
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Jan 30, 2011 | 9:48 PM EST

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Adulthood 5 Points Bring up a child to his adult years.
Teenagehood 5 Points Bring up a child to his teenage years.
Monster Slayer 10 Points A medal for children who kill monsters.
Motherhood 10 Points A medal for empty nesters.
Treasure Hunter 10 Points A medal for children who seek out gold.
Momma's Boy 25 Points A medal for children who hardly leave their mothers.
Warrior 25 Points A medal for children who can clearly handle themselves.
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Author Comments

Although the world habits dangers of violence and gore,
a young child's task is mostly to play
and to explore.

The job of a mother involves knowing when to hold your child back from the dangers of the world, and making sure the child can handle himself when he becomes too old for you to keep him.

+ Use the mouse to control the mother.
+ You can keep your tiny child near your home protecting him from danger.
+ Letting your child explore alone allows him to gain experience and eventually be able to handle himself.



Rated 2 / 5 stars

WTH !!!

Why is that it always restarts the game randomly!?


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

So sad...

I almost made him die at age 2 but then he came back and ended up dieing at age 6, I as a mother think he deserves his freedom and let him make his own decisions. I have had 6 children so far, Edgar died at age 12, Taylor died at age 6, Philipe died at age 11, Ron Found a sword in the woods and killed an ogre my little monster slayer (he brought me back an ogre head and I made brain stew in celebration) and last but not least Daniel died at the age of 21. (Alcohol poisoning I presume) At least in the end Ron and Emma Philips lived our good lives and had brain stew.

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Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Well its different

Interesting game could use a little more interactivity. Maybe have a button to call son home or to shoo him away. Maybe give bonus exp for keeping son out of circle, and heal son for keeping him home. I would like the circle to be bigger and not have the mother stick to the circle wall. Wish there was a way to turn off the music. Son pushed me outside of the circle once and I was not able to move. Another time I pushed the dragon out of the circle.

A couple helpful hints:
Son loses exp when you push him around so he will not be as strong. Try to stand between him out the oustide world rather then pushing him.

the son advances one level about every two years of age.

The son can kill the bunnies at lvl 2. He can kill spiders and bats between lvl 5-8. Bears go down at lvl 10. I have never seen him kill anything else.

There seems to be a sword at the bottom of the screen not sure what it does good luck telling him to grab it.

You get the mother hood award at random times after the age of 20. I have gotten it right when he turned twenty I have also had him die at the age of 27 so not sure what triggers it yet.

Quickest death at the age of 4. Almost killed him at the age of 2.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars


Amazing game, really meaningfull and heartbreaking, BUT FULL OF GLITCHES
My little Michael went out at the 15 years, and hen when he was 20 he went to take that magical swrod and then the game just replayed, and go back to the menu again and again and again.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Beautiful idea in theory...

Now, this game is great, pretty much in every way, grpahics are gorgeous in their simplicity, etc,etc. But my one complaint is it simply becomes impossible to control your child after they're about 14 and they WILL run off and they WON'T come back.

It's just far too difficult, and you will end up having your child die before he reaches any significant age, which I think is sort of what you wanted, so in that manner, good job.

But you should be able to do things after your child has left, he shouldn't just walk around and kill things until he (And he will) dies.

But I think that's why the game has such a haunting feel to it. It's a bit heartbreaking really. Your child will always die, and he will always leave his mother.

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