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Ranked from 11 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.
How does your game discuss the nonbinary experience? / What nonbinary characters does your game have?
The sibling of the main character is nonbinary and the main character is constantly trying to uncomfortably correct her guardian on her sibling's pronouns. I wanted to try to express that struggle without drawing direct attention to it. The guardian is pretty dismissive and mean in general, but the younger sister really cares about her sibling and is still doing what she can to honor them.
Did you decide to make a game that fits the jam's theme?
Kiiiiind of. I went with a "home" kind of theme, where the main character and her sibling felt like the woods were their home, even with their house being nearby. The monster lives in the woods as well, but I don't want to go into too much detail about that. Potential spoilers.
Anything else about your game you want players to know?
Definitely content warning for child abuse, verbal abuse, and mention of c-ptsd. I pulled from a lot of personal emotions and experience to make this and I'm honestly really proud of it. It is kind of heavy at points, but I tried to make the ending worthwhile and satisfying to that end.
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