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A Mother in Festerwood

rated 3.67 / 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 3.5 / 5 stars


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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


I liked the game. It isn't something I'd play more than a few times, but it was fun. However, my second time playing it, when I got the Warrior medal, the game stopped working. It made several flashes back to the menu screen, and it wouldn't work anymore. I refreshed it and things seem to be fine, but it's a glitch you should look into.

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Rated 3 / 5 stars

Nice concept, nice graphics, overall a nice game!

Yes, another art game to review! Let's get started, shall we?

First thing's first, let's get down to the key point: the gameplay and plot. Well, while the plot is pretty self-explanatory; you're a mother trying to keep her son from the dangers of the woods as he slowly matures from child to adult, the way you implemented the gameplay enticed me. Instead of using the keyboard (something I have come to expect from most games), we are using the computer mouse to control the mother! Now, this is all fine and dandy, and is actually a very nice touch to the game, but it can get a bit irritating, at times, especially if your mouse's cursor speed is rather slow. But, that's not much of a huge issue, so I digress.

Next, let's talk about the music. The music that I hear while playing this game is simple and relaxing, but I feel as if it is lacking that charm that the music in most art games possess. To be honest, I have no idea what-so-ever what is missing, it's just that the song's a bit bland. Of course, this game is supposed to be peaceful, I would assume, so the music fits well with the atmosphere.

Lastly, I'll talk about the graphics. To be honest, I think that they looked rather nice. The simplicity added a peaceful feel to the game, and added to it, I think.

Overall, I must say, well done! While the game is far from being the greatest, I'd say that you're on your way to becoming a master at art game creation. I rate A Mother in Festerwood a 6/10!

Keep up the good work! :)

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


My son was 23. And died. I must had been a crappy mother.
I got "Momma's boy" medal, so maybe I haven't prepared him for life well? But he died anyway, so maybe I was right?
Because I'm thinking about it now, it's a damn good art game.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

very pleasent and simple

hehe ok this was very "CUTE" really cute, and it was entertaining i actually was very pleased with the game, it was not too complicated and wasent so simple either not sure how all the script worked and such but for the "GAME-PLAY" you presented a very pleasent and soothing good, i think the downfall of the game was the lack of interactivity, like the mother only able to travel in the circle area maybe allow her to travel more outside that range somehow, would be more interactive but alos the monsters could still kill her and theres room there for some more medals allowing more fun for all, but besides all that i enjoyed it so props to you for a pleasent game.

I suggested a few options of making it better wih more interactivity from mother and even monsters.

fun and "PLEASENT" game could use abit more for more fun factor.