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EVEN WITH CHOICES, LIFE REMAINS A GAME OF CHANCE
A game about world inequalities, discriminations, GMOs, pollution, children with guns, and more.

This game and its assets were made in a week, 4 years ago, by me, @timkrief, for Lowrezjam2017. The constraint was to use a 64 by 64 resolution

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StatusPrototype
PlatformsHTML5
Release date Aug 16, 2017
Rating
Rated 3.0 out of 5 stars
(350)
AuthorTim Krief
GenreSimulation
Tags16-bit, Cute, Life Simulation, lowrezjam2017, Meaningful Choices, Nonlinear, Pixel Art, real, Story Rich, Text based
Average sessionA few seconds
LanguagesEnglish
InputsMouse, Touchscreen, Smartphone

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I keep getting the bad ending

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kinda boring

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i agree

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I played three times to get the female born in Europe, the Asian businessman, and the African who pursued a political career.

I ALWAYS end up getting a bad ending though. It’s like life is trying to work against me on purpose. Well, they DO say “life isn’t fair” for a reason, I guess.

But I love this game, and I would really like to see more characters to play and more choices.

-Caitlin

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cap

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I love this game, but I also think this is a one time game. I played 3 times, one for each possible character.

Despite the fact of being created around stereotypes I feel this is precisely what helps to reinforce the messages, because, while not everyone will expirience life like this, it shows what's the worst outcome, which people often tries to ignore.

The girl's one is one that specially connected with me; almost teared up knowing how the story would end (the equality rights one).

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AMAZING GAME !!!!!!!

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I just learned that reviews are invisible to other users for some mysterious reason only itch.io knows. ;) So I am posting my review here for the reference of others.

Rating: 2 stars

I do like the concept, and there are two things which would make this a 3- or even 4-star game:

1) Have someone check your grammar and spelling. There is a grammar mistake at the very beginning of every game, and I spotted a spelling error in the first five minutes of play.

2) Add more potential outcomes. I feel like the game's intended artistic message is diluted by the fact that so many (all?) the endings are unhappy ones. Also, remove or rework the ending message; it seems a bit pedantic. Good luck, and thank you for sharing your work with us!

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So i totally can see and (to an extent) Appreciate what the creator was Attempting to Accomplish However My 1st Life Like questions in I got pregnant and then the next 6 questions were froemds, tennis coach, mother, doctor (who made me wait an additional WEEK to "think about it"!!!) trying to convince me not to get the abortion. Which my mother then disconnected from me aferwards. Then you tell me to be compassionate?! Jesus Christ... I like the concept but This has me floored! -10/10 

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The point is to be compassionate to minorities and the less fortunate.
The situation you described happens to real people and those people deserve compassion.

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I guess the creator was a nihilist... (edit: i mean no offense)

but a rare good ending would've made the struggles on decision-making a 5/5.

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If you choose to live with your dad, and then marry your friend, you can make equal rights stronger.

ohh... thanks!

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Guys please understand this is a game about the life of oppressed minorities and putting things in a realistic perspective of a person who is not a white cis male.

thank you yes!

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I feel... Sadness...

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They only had a 64 x 64 resolution and not that many colours to work with so that's why.

if ur mad because of the color of a race in a game then you should REALLY spend some time away from a screen

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great game, didn't expect the fact that there aren't any happy endings but I really love how it represents reality, (well for the most) no matter what You do, no matter how things are going for you, yep, i forgot what i was gonna say, anyways great game!

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There are only 3 storylines, also the ending is always the same: there's no scenario where someone is happy. Pointless game

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i dont think you understood. thats the point of the game growing up as not as a white cis male. the struggle in this world.

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how depressing

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Such an awesome game, the negative reactions are expected, since I think a lot of us get angry at this reality... but remember, this game is only a reflection of that, not a cause.

Ok

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Decent game. Better than the comments would have you think. 

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A lot of easily offended people in the comments, don't listen to them man Great Game!

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Where is the ''Click to unborn'' option at

That would be suicide? :|
Considering all the people complaining about life being too brutal and sad that wouldn't be taken well :p

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yo havent even played the game yet so after i do i hope i know why theres so much hate

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yeah this game is shit lol

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GOD DAMN- NO MERCY LMAO

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rubish game.

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This game made me cry very much

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Honestly though the message in general is fine this is a really unpleasant game. I don't understand why you would want to spread this sort of nihilism around

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shut up

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Since you seem to be the creator or some sort of relation or friend of theirs, could you explain the reasoning behind the game? I understand the temptation to look at the world through this lens, but it seems like the message very much contrasts to the rest of the game. It also seems like you tried to make it focus around representation and inclusivity, but then based all of it on really outdated stereotypes. All in all, a bit dodgy.

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This is the worst game I've ever played.

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hats very rude

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idc, still bad game

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the most egregious choice in this clusterfuck of offensive stereotypes is the move to make people of asian descent literally bright yellow

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click to born

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i very dislike the game it doesnt only insult people who try to good things for there selfs it makes you the bad guy for being as good as it alows

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That's it how life works for many people, you get to be the bad guy even if you try your best.

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i dont think you understood. thats the point of the game growing up as not as a white cis male. the struggle in this world.

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Not gonna lie, as someone who has family outside of the States and has lived outside of this country, this game is not only reductionist but also extremely insulting.

Please, please educate yourself before producing something like this again. It's reducing people to minority stereotypes rather than treating them as people.

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assuming the developer is in "this country" is very small minded and ironic

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I don't really care what country. I do think this attitude is more widespread amongst Americans, having lived here for a while both as a minority and as someone who lived outside the country, and it's really easy to see this kind of attitude from people here. Admittedly, they may be from some other country. I don't really care. 

But maybe pick a better fight than 'ohno she picked on America' instead of using ad hominem because you can't attack my points.

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Did you just assume I was American? oh no.. youre making it worse

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I would also like to add, which I missed in my last post...that putting this in "meaningful choices" is rather aggravating. And Story Rich is just straight up a lie.

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A brutal but intresting game

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Low key the dude was a fucking moron for leaving his gun out like that, that was the only ending that was entirely warranted

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i get that this is a game jam game but dang this is depressing

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I wish there was a happy one :(

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This game overly simplifies...a lot. In fact, it manages to be rather racist itself in an attempt to speak against racism and comes off as very insulting towards any of the groups mentioned within it, not to mention it is...very contrived. No matter the stance about privilege, this is insulting.

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ok, can you even BEAT this game? No matter how hard I try, I always end up dying lol.

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of course you end up dying, it's a game of life, my guy. 

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this game plays into oversimplified leftist views on the world ...

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This game is very leftist for believing its not someones fault for being born poor

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it is a very us vs them mentality , we do no wrong they do no right .

what-li
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This game is the devil lmfao

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