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Ludum Dare 23 entry
Theme is Tiny World
Made in 4 hours
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I'm not so sure the author understands the concept of pretentiousness as accurately as he'd like to believe he does.
A guy loves a girl and never tells her and instead dwells on his own feelings while harboring the delusion that someone else won't come in and marry her and have kids before he has a chance to..
If anything that's just plain foolishness on his part. That's certainly not any type of arrogance or pretentiousness. There was very little attitude for smugness. It was just a guy who loved a girl a lot and was apparently real shy and must've been jerking off a lot or something.
In a perfect world, this blue square person could've showed up to the wedding and had a philosophical discussion about what love is and how personality compatibility is supposed to work and plea for the opportunity to date her for a small enough amount of time to prove his point. That's certainly not a lack of humbleness or an excess of pretentiousness.
Pretentious would be if the blue square just arbitrarily ASSUMED that: "oh i'm so gonna have a cakewalk marrying this pink square and having little blue and pink square children and this is just so right up my alley and there's nobody else that could possibly deserve it more.." But really the blue square just seemed to genuinely be in love with the pink square and was just stuck at an impasse in his social development.
If being able to feel intense love for a specific woman is somehow an automatic entitlement toward an attitude of self righteousness and self significance, then it COULD be construed as pretentiousness. There's a subliminal message here implying that spiritual personality compatibility isn't real and that life is just a competition to impress the hottest woman with the most confrontational and attention monopolizing approach possible and that any "feeling" of love is really just a feeling of entitlement toward a trophy.
Especially when you're an arbiter of what qualifies as "pretentious", it's the most dangerous thing to screw it up b/c you set the definition for what qualifies as a positive and negative attitude in social development and social integration. The entire mortality of a society's spiritual potential can get completely corrupted and reach an unfathomably insane standard for genetic progress.
The moral is a lesson of life and the game is an entire metaphor to explain it and things we can do thanks to love.
Really beautiful !!
This makes me feel sad and reflect on what it says. 5 starts it is. :)
Oh hey look. Another "game" with an artsy presentation to make itself appear better than it is. I was actually praying that the title hinted at something that parodies games exactly like this, but instead it fits what this "game" is rather well. Just another person using an artsy and pretentious presentation to look better for false reasons.
I've already done that so... http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/555639
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