Sweet Love is a very-short platformer with an asymmetrical gameplay that equally runs on Windows Mac and Linux. It will be released as the first of a serie of short games called Nuances, a serie which focus on ideas represented in feminist, or lgbtq+ thematics and fights for inclusiveness. This first game, from the indie game Studio Otterways stages rough situations such as toxic couple relationship, mental harassment and marital rape. It’s coming out on Steam on July 30th and all the profits will directly go to the organisation « Woman in game ».
The game lasts around 15 minutes during which you both play as the female and male protagonists, therefore seeing their specific vision of their couple, sharing their different feelings. Each level ends with a short scene forecasting a new event they have to deal with, which allows you to understand the evolution of their relationship through time.
Sweet love has originally been developped in a week, in november 2019 by Aline Bardou, founder of Otterways studio. It’s first purpose was to share a personal experience in order to raise awareness and open a room for discussion about a particular type of violence in conjugal relationships. Initially published as a free game on Itch.io, the game received great reviews from the community who appreciated the relevance of its message and deep emotions that its simplicity conveys.
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