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Help a lost boy find his mommy in this platformer that features a never before seen puzzle mechanic.

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I love the concept, but there are so many things not doing it for me. First, emotional pieces are better when they subtly envelop the player in the situation. One way this could be done, for instance, is by making the weather transitions more gradual through the levels and by making the mother have a corporeal form but begin to fade into an ethereal being as you progress. You may also want to consider getting rid of the narration, I found it to be jarring to the situation, a bit repetitive yet somewhat difficult to follow, and the poetry seemed crass. I didn't feel encased in the situation, I felt like I was watching a depressing story for preschoolers. It was fun, the broken camera perspective was played out fairly well given one or two leaps of faith here or there. But the point of the piece was lost to me in the presentation.

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GroZZleR responds:

I wish the art faded more gradually too. Instead of going from "happy" to "dark", there needed to be a couple more states in between. Unfortunately that much work costs that much more money and I was already tight when I hired the artist. You raise a valid point and I'm sorry it didn't resonate with you. Thanks for playing all the same.

THE FEELS!!! OH M GOD im so sad right now :(

GroZZleR responds:

I know that feel bro.

"Help a lost boy find his mommy in this platformer that features a never before seen puzzle mechanic."

Sorry but crappy camera angles are nothing new in games. I get what you're going for but I found the camera to be more annoying than puzzling. It would have been nice to be able to drag and drop choice pieces. Not all of them of course because that would defeat the purpose but maybe dragging one around and if you try to drag a different one then the previous piece snaps back into place.

GroZZleR responds:

I originally had the pieces draggable but it degraded into a glorified jigsaw puzzle. I prefer the exploration element that there's now. Sorry you couldn't get into it. Try looking for posters that are cut in half or lamp posts that stretch from one fractured piece to another. Thanks for playing.

This is one of the most fantastic platformers I've played in a long time. It was challenging, but not impossibly hard. As a writer, I especially liked the poem/narrative. It was short, but was deep and emotional, and tugged at the heart. The change in tone over the progression of the game was a neat idea. Great game!

GroZZleR responds:

I love how the music slowly slips away until only a lonely wind is left howling. That's my favourite touch. Thanks for noticing!

Great game. It's challenging and a really cool concept. lots of thought and detail are definitely apparent. I like it a lot and it most certainly deserves to be on the front page.

GroZZleR responds:

Thank you very much.

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Credits & Info

3.93 / 5.00

Jan 17, 2013
12:11 PM EST
Action - Platformer - Puzzle