A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

This game was made for The Spooktober 3rd Annual Visual Novel Jam by DevTalk

"Quione starts questioning her role as a mother after disturbing events force her to choose between her two sons."

The story has two endings
Over 9000 words (around 1 hour of gameplay)
5 original sound tracks
65 sprites
9 backgrounds (with time of day variations)

Game by: MskullsGames
Script by: MustacheSkulls and TeasingMasterVi
Editor: SacrificedToRNG
Composer: EltonMso
Background art by: SortrosPhoresia, Cehamato, TeasingMasterVi and MustacheSkulls
Sprite Art, GUI, CG art by: MustacheSkulls

For MAC:
If you are running iOS and are experiencing problems opening game with an error related to your security settings, please see this Apple support article for a simple solution. 

*obs: The skip button doesn't work sometimes and the icon is still not there as well. But we plan to update the game after SpooktoberJam is over!

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(5 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel, Interactive Fiction
Made withClip Studio Paint, Ren'Py
Tags2D, Creepy, Female Protagonist, Horror, Ren'Py, Short, Singleplayer, Spooky, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


Motherly-1.0-mac.zip 86 MB
Motherly-1.0-pc.zip 103 MB


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Nice game and the story was nice. I did find it hard to choose between Aiden and Darien especially with Darien's behavior. I wanted to ask was Aiden being a bug monster thing slowly biting his parents necks a way to symbolized how the grief from Aiden's death was slowly consuming them

Hello! Thank you for playing the game, and in a way yes. It was also inspired by changelings, but in this story after the real Aiden passed away Quione accepted the monster as a way to keep pretending that her son was never gone. Though deep down they knew what the truth was, they were just in denial

Oh, ok thank you for the explanation

You're welcome!


Loved the story and character art! Really nailed the themes of family and loss.

Thank you so much for your kind words!!


Oh wow I got the good ending! Thank goodness! I personally always put what's best for others over myself to the point I can go overboard so while Quione's almost overwhelming concern about her image wasn't something I could relate to it was so well-done that I could feel it pushing down on me just the same! I tried to balance things out, check on one child so then believe the other but I kept feeling I was failing but then...somehow...made it through! Great job. 

thank you! I'm happy to hear you had fun with the game 😁