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A jam entry

cootie catcherView game page »

a depressing fortune teller
Submitted by sweetpavement with 6 days, 6 hours before the deadline


"Cootie Catcher" is what kids in my area called those paper fortune telling things growing up. :)

First off, thanks for putting in that warning. I played through the game, but thanks for letting the player know what they're getting into, and giving them a chance to get out.

The game wouldn't open when I clicked the link, so I typed it into my browser on my own.

At first, this reminded me when I was in grade school, doing fortunes with paper triangle-things. Then I read my fortune, which made me think of when we studied dysfunctional families in high school.

Reading each fortune was like walking through a valley: highs & lows in each one. "I vow to do better with my own kids! That's great! Oh wait- I don't bother to change. That's . . . depressing." I thought the prom queen and lottery fortune were pretty powerful, but all of them were hard-hitters. Each made me pause and think about what the fortunes really were saying about each person.

This was a really great experience. By why is the game called cootie catcher?

(btw, I'm also in this jam! My game is HCF.)

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