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A Mother in Festerwood

January 30, 2011 –
November 20, 2017
This entry was deleted.

Here is its eulogy, a collection of the kind words written about it while still among the living. They shall live on forever in its place.

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

Very good and touching game. Good simplistic graphics that gave a loving vibe, as well as the music. Overall it's a great game with a concept i've never seen before.

TOO HARD

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.

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! :)

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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Stats, Info & More

Score
3.67 / 5.00