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Dear Mother

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CONTROLS: arrow keys to jump and run.

OBJECTIVE: Dodge the sin (devils), collect the good (angels).

This is a game about religion and what it can do to the relationship between a mother and son. It's a short game and it's very linear.

NOTE: I am NOT trying to diss religion in any way, shape or form, this is simply a game about people who use religion to propagate backwards, hateful thinking, however innocently.

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This was pretty decent. Kind of short, but it is pleasant. For those who have played, read the author's comments, and still don't understand what this is about, it is simply supposed to show that, in the author's opinion, sometimes pushing religion on a child can be more damaging to your relationship with the child that helpful, both for the relationship and for the life of child. The author believes that, not religion itself, but forcing religion on others can be harmful. That morality should not be learned via forced religion, so much as learning from interactions from other people.
At least, that's my take on it, from the game and the notes I read. Maybe I'm wrong. Author, please correct me if that is the case.
PS: those goofy arms. Yes. This pleases us.

failnaut responds:

Just saw this and wanted to log on to say thank you. :).

Honestly didn't get why so many of the reviews where negative for this.
I thought you did a good job in conveying the theme though the mechanics.

The only criticism i really have is that i think you could of done more to show the effects of the "sins" (more feedback from the game)

Also having the player character, run around with his arms behind him seems a bit out of place.

failnaut responds:

Thank you, PoshRaven, I appreciate that. I felt the heart was a simple bit of feedback, but of course objectively your opinion is sound. Feel free to message me with any suggestions or comments.

I like the arms, though, as it sorta looks frantic, but I get what you mean.

Nice try though

Erm, I didn't understand it at all, I'm sorry. Everyone else is right; this is confusing and bland and vague and I think you need to get your message across just more clearly. It's also strange, the game I mean. I suppose it shows the fanatical devotion of the mother and the unfairness in that she tries hard to push it to her son; but even then, it shows it in a very skeletal, obscure way; and I think the ending is just out of it.

I'm not understanding the story of this game, or are you not supposed to?