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I'd like to thank Slamdance DIG (Deron Williams et al.), who selected Sundays with Absalon to be part of the Slamdance DIG Interactive Digital Showcase at Big Pictures Los Angeles (Dec. 1-2, 2017).  You can read more about the event here: http://slamdance.com/Slamdance-DIG-Interactive-Digital-Showcase-Announces-2017-L...

I'd like to thank the fine folks at Playdate (Ben Gabriel and Bela Messex), who selected Sundays with Absalon as one of many awesome DIY and commercial indie games to exhibit at Playdate 2017. You can read more about the event here: http://playdategameshow.com/past-playdates/2017/


There are not enough games about mothers.

Sundays with Absalon is a short narrative game about Adelaide, a mother who struggles with feelings of self-doubt and depression because she does not have primary custody of her son Absalon. As the clock ticks away on Sunday, the time when Absalon's father comes to pick him up gets closer and closer.

How do we find value in ourselves, not only in our role as parents, but as individuals? How do we know we're doing our best as parents? If our children provide us with new reasons to live, what happens when they don't live with us?

Sundays with Absalon takes place over the course of a Sunday and can be played in 10-20 minutes.

This game was produced using RPG Maker VX Ace over the course of a week.

More from this developer: https://johnvanderhoef.itch.io

How to Play:

To fullscreen on PC: Alt + Enter

To fullscreen on Mac: Command + Enter

To Walk: Up, Down, Left, Right Arrows

To Interact: Enter

PlatformsWindows, macOS
Release date May 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
AuthorJohn Vanderhoef
GenreRole Playing
Made withRPG Maker
Tags2D, artgame, Female Protagonist, game-poem, mother-protagonist, Narrative, RPG Maker, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Top-Down
Average sessionAbout a half-hour


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Sundays with Absalon.exe 221 MB

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