Catering to Birds (Mooosh, PostPre, John Sandoval)

I saw Catering to Birds via indiegames today.

It’s unfinished, but I wanted to share it for the simplicity of one of the mechanics.  Press a key to say ‘Fuck.’  It’s a detail that people that play it might miss since nothing in the game tells you there is a key that will make you curse.  But it immediately makes the game personal when you find it.  Who hasn’t had a day where you wake up and know that the day is only going to get worse?  The ambiguity of the curse bonds you to the avatar.  Maybe because some people explicitly fill in the details of why he’s having a crap day.  But more likely it’s because, at some level, you just remember the last time you felt like that – empathy.

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