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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.
Magic Pink Man Secret Medal: Unlock this medal to view its details!

Author Comments

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

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.

INSTRUCTIONS:
+ 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.

Reviews


kyran64kyran64

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars February 4, 2011

Mixed thoughts.

First things first. Nostalgic 8-bit graphics...I like em. I suppose if I didn't though they wouldn't be nostalgic.

Music...simple loop. Kinda wistful..kind of hahunting...too short and unvaried though. ..kind of like life....

My first thought was "Wow...what a dumb game."

My next thought was: How true is that in terms of parenting? You can only hold them in the circle so long before you have to let them out and just stand by and watch.

Then, "This would've been better as a flash movie...not a game.....
...but that's when it occurred to me that as a game, it puts the viewer in the expectation that they'll be in control ...so when they find that they're not, the message is even more clear. You actually CONTROL so LITTLE in life...while the ones we love wander beyond our circle of influence and rarely choose to come back :(

*sniffle* I need a tissue now.

Well presented. Seven stars.


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NoteMyGrinNoteMyGrin

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars February 4, 2011

Glitch!

I adore this game. My momma's boy slayed a monster before dying! I played it once to get the hang of it and the second time around I was really hopeful that my kid had enough levels to venture into the world, but then I got the Magic Pink Man trophy and my game immediately reset. ): I'd like to see if it's possible to raise a strong adventurer, but now I'm worried spending time on it would be a waste.



molkmanmolkman

Rated 5 / 5 stars February 4, 2011

Interesting

I think this is really interesting, I love the simplistic art and the atmosphere was great. A great approach for a concept.

One thing that was a little annoying was that the kid would often walk to the border of the screen and continue walking only vertically, so I couldn't see much of the going ons anymore and eventually he died. Putting the border a little more away from the swf-border would've been nicer.



benmitchell0036benmitchell0036

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars February 4, 2011

good concept, but...

its a good concept, but does't work that well as a game, mainly due to the fact that it is way to random, and your control is so limited. i also don't understand why this game has medals, it's pretty much just like saying, "ok, role this die, and if you roll a 3, then you get a prize," you pretty much just have to keep playing until your kid does what you want him to.



sensorforumsensorforum

Rated 5 / 5 stars February 4, 2011

Philosophical

We rarely get profound and philosophical games.