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Dearest Child is an in development horror-themed cinematic platformer. Saying too much else would spoil the enjoyment!

If the game runs poorly on Newgrounds or you want to play the browser version fullscreen check out the game on Itch.io: https://redacteduser.itch.io/dearest-child

Controls are explained in an in-game tutorial, there is a slight latency with certain sounds on the web version but it otherwise works as intended. 

For the ideal experience use headphones and play full screen.

Sound design and music credit largely goes to boingomusic, he takes commisions on Bandcamp if you want to check him out: https://boingo.bandcamp.com/

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Is it meant to be almost pitch black? I understand adding some atmosphere but genuinely I could barely figure out where the player sprite was for most of the play through!

Otherwise I think it looks interesting but I had to stop playing because of the lighting...

RedactedDev responds:

Hey RainyG, it shouldn't be so dark that you're not able to see inside the "bubble" of light that the torch gives off.

It looks fine on the monitors I tested it on but you're not the first person to say this was an issue so I'm working on getting a brightness adjust at the beginning of the game ASAP. If you'd like I could send you a DM when I drop the update so you could give it a second shot.

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2.67 / 5.00

Apr 24, 2020
6:47 PM EDT