An awkward conversation with your dad...who just so happens to be Santa!

Make choices that affect the conversation, and uncover the story in the process!

Use the space bar or mouse button. Play the game multiple times to see everything.

Just keep in mind -- nobody ever said saying the right thing would be easy. I mean, technically, you don't even have to be present in the conversation.

That's what smartphones were invented for.

PLEASE NOTE

This game is a prototype that was made for the Extra Credits Holiday Jam 2018. It lacks animation, music, and most of its graphics, but the story's all there and worth playing.

Other Info

Estimated run time: 5-10 minutes per playthrough

The Windows download below is the original jam entry, as the Web version was uploaded after the deadline. However, no code or assets were changed between the two.


Install instructions

Download and run for Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10.

Download

Download
I Saw Mom... (ORIGINAL JAM ENTRY - Windows) 16 MB

Comments

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(+1)

I agree with everything that's already been said. I love the way you integrated the mechanics and also the dialogue - perfect representation of an awkward convo with your dad - snarky remarks and everything (but Christmas-themed). Overall a really nice, fun game

Thank you! :)

(+1)

One of the best Extra Credits Holiday GJ games, deep, solid, inovative and fun! Congrats!

(+1)

I'm really glad you thought it was deep. I wanted to make something cute and accessible but also with a lot of substance to its story. Thanks for playing it and leaving a comment! :D

(+3)

Very sweet game. Short but enjoyable. I loved using the Flappy Bird mechanics to choose dialog options, and having to work harder to get to the better options. That's something you rarely see in conversation sims -- having to do mechanical challenges to get the best responses -- and I loved it! I think more games should do it. Congrats on your submission. :)

I'm glad you enjoyed it! :D It really means a lot that someone took the time to play it and leave a friendly comment. Thanks so much! :)