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A short game of a JRPG adventure on fast forward, where a boy goes on a journey to stop the resurrection of the Dark Lord's god in hopes of resurrecting his goddess. May he find peace of mind.

This was made for IGMC Rebirth and can be finished within an hour, as per contest rules. The game definitely isn't perfect (especially since I stick to the default animations instead of using my own), but I'm happy with it. I've only been able to work on this game because I was stuck indoors for weeks because I caught Covid. I've spent most of my Covid time working on this and I'm kinda exhausted of it. Anyway, Covid is still here and serious, take care of yourselves y'all.

If you like the vibes, check out Slimes, which has even worse vibes.


CREDITS


QA

Q: Is this an Earthbound inspired game about depression?

A: It's a Drakengard inspired game about depression.

Q: Will you update this some more?

A: I probably won't do anything big like updating animations (because I don't like making animations) but there's some smaller things I want to fix/add before the jam is up.

Listen....... spending two weeks straight on something while being cooped up indoors didn't feel good, even if I love the game. I just. Really need to step away from it.

Q: Why isn't this playable in the browser?

A: With all due respect, I don't like the performance of browser RPG Maker games.

Q: Is Ty related to Tai from Slimes?

A: No, it's actually a complete coincidence that I named this healer character the same thing as the other healer character I had. I guess I just named him Ty subconsciously because I legitimately forgot I gave someone a similar name.

Updated 25 days ago
StatusReleased
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(8)
Authorscitydreamer
GenreRole Playing
TagsJRPG, RPG Maker

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Hand of the Goddess (1.1) - PC.zip 146 MB
Hand of the Goddess (1.1) - Mac.zip 190 MB
Hand of the Goddess-PC.zip 147 MB
Hand of the Goddess-Mac.zip 191 MB

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Congratulations on 9th place in the People's Choice in the IGMC! I'd say the rating is well deserved as this game feels like the most accurate, believable and frightening portrayals of what a cult actually is like! I am definitely recommending this game to anyone who wants to look at hour-long drama RPG's.

i haven't had the chance to check out a lot of the IGMC games, but if this isn't decidedly one of the best entries then i must be really missing out

absolute masterpiece in merging story and battle mechanics together, and also making me Feel Emotions that i forgot i had

this is good.

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"It's a Drakengard inspired game about depression." I like your style and will definitely be checking this out-

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Good luck in the contest! 

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Impressive and expressive writing and storytelling, with well balanced battles. Wish you all the best! ^^

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I've never cried over a game before, but this, this made me sob, 100% love this game.

love this game but I can't defeat the dragon T-T, does anyone one have any idea how to?

Make sure you use those skills; as the healer, Ty should get priority when healing is needed. I recommend that you take down the soldier when it shows up as soon as possible, since they buff everyone’s attack.

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thank you so much, i did it! 

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Wow, this was very good. As someone who has a personal experience of religious trauma (though nowhere near what the protagonist experienced), I related a lot to the sense of internal struggle as they began to want to be a part of the real world and connect with people outside of the cult, their feelings of worthlessness as a result of being told to feel that way by authority figures in the cult, and the intense scrupulosity. While the cults in this game were of the fantastic sort, they still addressed aspects of the real world experiences of cult members and those who leave cults that most games and other media don't address. This humanizes survivors of abusive/high-control religious groups. Thanks for making this! 

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can always count on you for a good jrpg deconstruction. this was an intense emotional journey in a tight timeframe, very affecting, great use of the tools of the medium - and some of my favorite artwork. the mc's portrait is just devastating

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Loved this one; tough final fight(s) but some of your most expressive storytelling yet. Simple but powerful ending too.