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-screen goes downward every time player uses the down key, somewhy, but it doesn't go upwards when the up key is pressed; two wrongs could at least kind of have made a right

-The main character is too big to properly manouver in the screen, and the way the flower works makes avoiding it harder or easier at random depending on where it shoots or the girl goes

-you can die on spawn

-straight people are a flaw unto themselves, and the girl clearly agrees.

(EDIT): ok, I was unnecesairly rude in my review, because I'd just been in the games folder and seeing a lot of kim possible spam, so I was in a bad mood.Since this seems to have been real proof of concept, I'll say it's really pretty playable.

The up key actually *does* make the screen go up, but it does that less than the down key. Still, it makes it hard to read the screen. The characters are too big for the small space. I'd reccomend giving the main character damage immunity upon respawn, and the graphics need work- the girl's face, compared to the boy, looks less like worry from the danger and more like she doesn't want to be there.

mrpeach92 responds:

Thanks for your constructive criticism! I will try to fix the issues.
For now, you can try playing the game in fullscreen mode on itch.io, that might fix some of that:

his game saved my life.

I am 27.

My ex-wife and I have a daughter together, and adopted our son together. They are now both 4 years old.

When we were going through our separation, I found myself lost and miserable. I was self destructive. I got so mad one day from everything spiraling out of my control that I punched some concrete in a moment of overwhelming emotion. That caused me to break my 5th metacarpal in my right hand... my working hand... my games hand.. the hand that I held and carried my children to bed with.. The hand I desperately needed to make sure I could continue to provide.

After learning of the severity of my self-inflicted damage, I was borderline suicidal. Keep in mind that just a few months before this, I was the happiest man with no history of depression or anxiety. I have never had fits of rage, or been one to break down and cry, but I was in a low spot that just really buried me from being able to see the light on the other side.

Having nothing better to do, I searched for a game I could play, ONE HANDED while I recovered. I somehow stumbled upon this game and read some of the reviews. I decided that it had to be worth a shot... I must admit, I didn't beat the game, or play nearly as long as some of you. In fact, I may have only played this game a day or two.. With that being said, after doing so, I had a new found joy and hope for life. I was able to put behind me the pain and suffering that had been cast over me. I was able to experience other peoples joy and happiness. I was able to see the fruits of my "labor". I relaxed for 5 fucking minutes to this music long enough to realize that I was going to be okay.

After coming to that realization, I turned the game off, and I went back to work. It hurt my hand like hell but I was motivated. I stopped feeling so damn sorry for myself, and I became the father I needed to be in that moment, not the weak boy I was behaving as.

Today, I am close friend with my kids mother. We don't fight, or argue, or say hurtful things to each other. We are parents, and friends.

I now have 3 kids. My third child is, wait for it, ALSO 4 YEARS OLD. The woman I am with was going through a very similar situation at the time of my own separation, and we just stumbled in to each others life unexpectedly. We have been in a relationship for a year now, and are very happy together.

Moral of the story, you never know what life holds in store for you, and if I would have given up when all the odds were stacked against me, I wouldn't be where I am today. This silly little game helped me realize that.

Thank you

mrpeach92 responds:

I'm glad this game means something to you. My mission in life is to spread joy as much as I can, and I will continue to do so!

Credits & Info

1.88 / 5.00

Aug 8, 2020
8:35 PM EDT