i'm depressed now :( this is so brutal :'(
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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
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.
this game is so brutal omg ;^; just like 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
Damn, this game is surprisingly pretty dar
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.
This is actually kind of good. I found the asian kid least interesting but that's ok. I liked it.
Jesus, this game is brutal 😞
Thanks for making it!
Life - The game where everything always goes terribly wrong!
Very fun game, I think I managed to play through all the endings.
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
The point is this is what happens to real people just because of how they were born.
Lol. Some of these people missed the point of the game entirely, it seems. They're probably privileged.
Tries to be edgy, only ends up being boring. For the same effect, read a 15-year-old's blog.
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.
No good end in 6 or 7 plays, something like that. Everything ends up badly regardless of pick. Did not enjoy.
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.
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
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.
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
Not sure it's racist, but it's definitely pessimistically realistic! 😏
I can’t find any way to download, so… done.
How is it racist?
my favorite part of the game was "click to born" and making the little characters go cross-eyed
in the comment section of a pessimistic game about sexism and racism this is my favourite comment.
This just feels ridiculously nihilistic. :/ Like, I get that life sucks (especially right now) but come on, cut me some slack.
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.
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. :(
Wow, that sounds pretty yikes tbh.
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.
And aromantic asexuals get no representation in a game about marginalized people.
Rip, a little limited but it's a tiny game.
As a fellow aroace I would have loved the only "good" end to be dying alone with a cat but I guess most people wouldn't like that end :p
I guess the implied is that you loved / wanted to get together with Rose (hence the name of the cat) but didn't because of homophobic dad.
Dumb ways to die,
so many dumb ways to die.
Hope you expand it one day. I really like it.
just added more salt in to the wound
im sad now :(
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.
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.
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 :/
Tbh this is basically the first good/constructive criticism I've seen in the comments.
I've seen the gay film making ending considered as a "good end" because while you suffered, your actions resulted in good change in the future.
A couple other endings like that where despite your suffering you managed to do some good in the world would have been nice. I guess that would work better in a slightly larger game.
Yeah! Life sucks and I get that it's trying to be realistic, but even if you can't be successful in your lifetime, it could at least include a hopeful message and let you impact future generations :(
Doom and gloom will not incite change. It will simply spark hopelessness and cause people to give up. Let people know the world is bad, but give them the motivation to fix it.
I love the concept, really cool game with an amazing message!
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.
neat game, but why is the white woman just a "woman" lol? unless that was also part of the commentary.
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.
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
this was sick play this
Terrible game. Do not play, even if you got it for free
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.
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!
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.
I feel like the heart of this game dev is in the right place. They've got the spirit. The game just...comes off as lacking and condescending.
Rice paddies? C'mon dude.
i will leave a bit of a lengthy review on this one. i hope you will take the time to read it and understand.
first of all the thumbnail for this caught my eye as i was looking through the 51 pages of the bundle for racial justice and equality, so i will compliment you on that front.
this game is strange and a bit disappointing. it relies on stereotypes. the asian man who wants to "leave the rice paddies" and works until he dies, the black african man who gets killed by a cop and dies wishing he had more sports cars, the white woman who is a lesbian who gets murdered or gets an abortion which ends that run right there.
i would absolutely not rag on a game with these backstories IF they were vent pieces created by people in those situations. but as this was made by a white man, i simply can't see it as anything other than performative or insulting, especially as i'm assuming you chose to submit it to the bundle. it's one of those pieces of media that just didn't need to be made, except for back-patting.
another compliment- i did like the music and the way the character and their eyes follow the mouse like they're a tamagotchi. a little unnecessary detail but one that does show you care about the visuals in your games.
i hope you've read through. i don't want to come off as a hateful person or anything, i do think you could've had something here if it was a different premise. your voice is better used to uplift and support minorities, rather than tell their stories for them, however simplistically they're represented.