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Grimm's Godfather

by WaffleShuai


(based on 6 ratings)
2 reviews

About the Story

This is a retelling based on the Grimm Brothers 'Godfather Death'. What happen if you didnít choose the Grim Reaper as your godfather? How would your decision affect the story? As a Physician, who shall live and who shall die?

Game Details

First Publication Date: October 1, 2015
Current Version: Unknown
Development System: Ren'Py
IFID: Unknown
TUID: usy968xzgkzz59go


50th Place - 21st Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2015)


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Choose Your Own Godfather, November 24, 2015
by CMG (NYC)

In the fairy tale "Godfather Death" collected by the Brothers Grimm, a poor man chooses Death as his child's godfather, passing over God and the Devil, who are also in the running. This game retells the fairy tale and gives you the choice to pick God, the Devil, or Death. Whatever you pick, the story continues the same way, with the son becoming a physician who eventually finds himself at odds with his godfather over whether to save a king and princess from a fatal illness.

Some text is quoted from the Brothers Grimm and some text is original. I am guessing that English is not the author's native language. Many sentences do not make sense. Example: Devil appeared as he broken his promised, and served as godfather in as bad influence.

It also seems as though the author didn't understand the original fairy tale, where the poor man doesn't choose God because he mistakenly thinks that God's mercy is biased toward aristocrats. In this game, God is actually biased toward aristocrats, which creates a weird dynamic where, during the climax, God wants you to save the king and princess... and maybe you won't do it, because you're sick of God's upperclass favoritism. So, uh, you can kill these innocent people and be a rebel, or you can treat their sickness as God would prefer. A very weird dynamic, as I said.

The game is made in Ren'Py and has illustrations. They are basic MS Paint style pictures.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A short homebrew cyoa game with fullscreen illustrations, February 3, 2016
by MathBrush
Related reviews: IF Comp 2015

This IFComp 2015 entry was made from scratch by the author. It is a rebelling of the story Godfather Death by the Brothers Grimm. In the original story, a father chose one of three godfathers for their child: God, Satan, or Death. He chose Death.

This game lets you choose God or Satan as well. While it is interesting to see how it plays out, each branch is fairly short, and the graphics are somewhat lacking compared to other graphics in the comp.

Fans of fairy tales may like it, though.

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