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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 by me, @timkrief, for Lowrezjam2017. The constraint was to use a 64 by 64 resolution

The new game I'm working on:

Updated 1 day ago
StatusPrototype
PlatformsHTML5
Release date Aug 16, 2017
Rating
(255)
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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Rule #1: Keep your gun safety on.

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Very interesting way to quickly send a message!

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i'm depressed now :( this is so brutal :'(

why?????

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I get the feeling the creator is depressed and wants revenge on the world, thus brings his players down with him ;) Don't play at his level otherwise he'll beat you with experience - play a happier game from a different creator :D

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I think the creator is simply trying to spread the message that no minority deserves to be treated they way that they are. This shit happens in the real world, whether you want to believe it or not. You can't just ignore the bad things, or else your ignoring the struggles and the inequalities that others dont have the privilege to ignore. Being LGBT this is something I live in fear of, and im sure many others do to. 

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its boring

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Agree

this game is so brutal omg ;^; just like life

i think the creator make a good job making a game like real life

you should keep working on this! I Think it's really cool and it would be even cooler with more characters and stories! Great Job!


Dis game haaaaaarrd! Like dang

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Damn, this game is surprisingly pretty dar

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this :(

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I think an option to choose which character you are would be helpful. I get the idea behind it being random, but it makes it harder to look at all the scenarios and choices.

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Exactly right u should be able to pick ur person

sad bruh :(

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This is actually kind of good. I found the asian kid least interesting but that's ok. I liked it.

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Jesus, this game is brutal 😞

Thanks for making it!

Brutal indeed 😩

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Life - The game where everything always goes terribly wrong!

Very fun game, I think I managed to play through all the endings.

Ok any good endings??

Nope.

This game lols I love the fact this game always twists into some sad or violent death lols! I played 5 lives it was fun while it lasted but I'm moving on now cheers! :D

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The point is this is what happens to real people just because of how they were born.

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Lol. Some of these people missed the point of the game entirely, it seems. They're probably privileged.

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Tries to be edgy, only ends up being boring. For the same effect, read a 15-year-old's blog.

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This game is simply trying to spread the message of how many minorities are treated simply for being them. This isnt 'edgy' this is real world. Sorry if you don't like it, but ignoring it is doing more harm than good. 

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No good end in 6 or 7 plays, something like that. Everything ends up badly regardless of pick. Did not enjoy.

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This game is trying to give the message of how minorities are treated simply for being who they are. Its not for your enjoyment, its to spread a powerful message that more people need to realize. This is real world stuff.

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i cant tell if the game is trying to trick me to not abort and be broke or what i just dont want to die man

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i think thats the point, a lot of women cant even get an abortion if they wanted to because they have to go through so many hoops and red tape and other people (doctors, gov., family, bosses etc.) to finally be approved for one that it takes too long and too much time passes for the abortion to be okayed. 

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don't download this game. it somehow manages to be racist & sexist despite its short gameplay, and it's just terribly pessimistic. the thing that bothers me the most is the lack of depth the game itself has. it just sucks

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Not sure it's racist, but it's definitely pessimistically realistic! 😏

I can’t find any way to download, so… done.

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How is it racist?

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my favorite part of the game was "click to born" and making the little characters go cross-eyed

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in the comment section of a pessimistic game about sexism and racism this is my favourite comment.

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This just feels ridiculously nihilistic. :/ Like, I get that life sucks (especially right now) but come on, cut me some slack.

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This game is trying to spread the message of how minorities are treated simply for being them. Its very sad, and dark. But unfortunetely its how the world is. We can't ignore it because its sad, we need to fight for a better future. 

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Game asked me if I wanted to experiment with my friend. As I'm aroace, I said no. It gave me an extremely dreary end about ''dying alone'' accompanied only by my cat, as though this were some terrible fate, and lectured me vaguely about giving up opportunities.

Didn't enjoy, sorry. :(

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Wow, that sounds pretty yikes tbh.

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The point of this game is that the ending is bad no matter what. If you try to experiment you still get beaten by your homophobic dad. That's the point, that's the message.

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And aromantic asexuals get no representation in a game about marginalized people.

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Dumb ways to die,

so many dumb ways to die.

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Hope you expand it one day. I really like it.

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just added more salt in to the wound

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im sad now :(

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I get the message you're trying to deliver, but this just comes across as overwhelming nihilism, which isn't really helping anyone. Not to mention the "show not tell" approach the game uses is plain poor execution rather than effectively delivering a message that has the potential to be powerful (albeit a message that is not at all supported by the gameplay).This game encourages the player to give up on life instead of helping others or appreciating what they have, which I'm sure isn't the intended message; it just wasn't executed well.

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Yeah same. It says it proves that it's chance even with choices, but this doesn't have an element of chance. If you're black, you die either from racial violence or because you live in a "bad neighborhood". If you're a woman, you don't get any opportunities. I get the feeling that this game was made by a white person tbh, probably a man, because it kind of makes me feel like I'm never gonna get anywhere in life because I'm not in the group the last message is targeted at.

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I agree. This isn't making anyone motivated to make the world better for people, it's just making me depressed lmao. Yeah life's a game of chance but there really is no chance in this game. All outcomes are bad. As a black man, my family business did alright but I was still unhappy. As a European woman, I was successful and got a degree in film making, and my films failed because I was a woman. As an Asian man I couldn't move to the city because I couldn't get a passport. Chance implies good and bad outcomes, not just bad ones. I get the message they're trying to send but it wasn't exactly delivered in the best way. Instead of 100 percent cynical it should have given you an opportunity for you to take charge and make the best out of the cards you were dealt. Times can be hard but not everything has to be so down all of the time for minorities :/

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I love the concept, really cool game with an amazing message!

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Incredibly tone deaf and depressing. It seems as though this game was made to convince the player that these problems exist but it does it in the most obnoxious way. Regardless of how much the odds are stacked against certain people, life isn't just constant depression and disappointment. Waste of time.

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Aha, yikers.

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neat game, but why is the white woman just a "woman" lol? unless that was also part of the commentary.

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Well, I do love my cat named Rose...

The literal yellow asian character was a bit....tonedeaf.... A nice effort, but, really pretty thin. Any good outcomes would be a nice addition.

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Played 5 rounds. It's 3 storys that you can pick 3 things from and get a kind of different path. I'm sorry I played this

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this was sick play this

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Terrible game. Do not play, even if you got it for free

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Bad

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Echoing what people here have said. Lacks nuance when it tries to have depth.  Otherwise absurd but not in a fun way. Superficially compassionate with the ending.

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The thumbnail is interesting but after playing three rounds I've come to the conclusion that this game lacks depth and is only based in clumsy, poorly thought out stereotypes written by someone wanting to seem "woke". The lack of varied choices and even a different ending text makes this game lackluster and misses the mark. Cute graphics though!

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This really lacks nuance, and seems to be a political hit piece, lacking depth or realism. -100/10. Maybe killing your child doesn't always ruin your life and owning a gun doesn't always result in your six year old shooting you. Maybe you'll realize that at some point.

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