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Hey OP, how did you feel when your 12 year old said she wanted to make a game that starts with the phrase "Aaron deserves to die"? Some people would be concerned, but clearly you've been very supportive of the endeavor.



Yes, I agree, it's a dark game. Luckily, my mother is a psychologist and helped clarify to me what it's all about for my daughter, and why I shouldn't be concerned.

Also her art style is already changing again and the next game will be something completely different.


This might be the first time anyone has ever said “Luckily my mother is a psychologist...”


Some of the best game developers have really dark minds. Look at the artwork fro the original Warcraft or the Doom guys.



Ah, good ol' Chris Metzen. Got bullied as a teenager. Made tons of artwork for Warcraft, Diablo, and other Blizzard franchises. Now he got a burn-out. [1]

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Metzen


Or one of my personal favourites: The Binding of Isaac


I’m curious. What is it all about for them?


We recently moved from the South of France to San Francisco, leaving a lot of friends (and paradise) behind.


Then this game is a great outlet for frustration and disappointment...

:thumbs-up:


Bug reports:

After you stab the girl in the back of the head with the knife, the knife magically finds its way back to the kitchen.

When you get to the TV color photo thing in the locked room, you can't click on the Exit button. (It just flips to the "That's too bad" graphic). I assume this is the end? It's hard to tell.

Not necessarily a bug, just a question, it seems like there's no way to use more than one inventory slot by collecting items in advance of needing them. I'm only able to get the first item, use it, then get the next item, then use it, etc. Is that intentional?


When you get to the TV color photo thing in the locked room, you can't click on the Exit button. (It just flips to the "That's too bad" graphic).

That was a bug at first but she liked it and kept it.

Not necessarily a bug, just a question, it seems like there's no way to use more than one inventory slot by collecting items in advance of needing them. I'm only able to get the first item, use it, then get the next item, then use it, etc. Is that intentional?

The original idea was to collect more items but, you're right, it ended up being just one at a time.


One more thing, I guess. I didn't have any trouble with the server at all, but those images can definitely be optimized. The total savings would be small, but percentagewise the savings becomes rather large. Start.jpg, for instance, at 49kb can become 10kb as a 6 color png. seq7.jpg is 222kb, but can become 42kb as a 16 color png, and so on. Even the images that work better as jpegs reduce half their bytes at 95% or 90% quality (recompressed obviously, since I don't have your originals) without looking different to my eyes.


Thanks. I'll let her know!


I was quite macabre in the preteen years. It's not really anger or pain, just another curiosity that emerges at that age.


How many 12 year olds play FPS and similar games?


Many. We used to have school-wide CS 1.6 and Unreal tournaments.




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