Talks With My Mom

A series of geometric shapes arranged into lines. Text reads 'He's a great actor. What a pity that he's gay. I don't understand why people make those choices.'.
  • Developer: Vaida
  • Publisher: Vaida
  • Year: 2014
  • Genre: Interactive fiction
  • Platform/s: PC

Talks With My Mom is a linear interactive narrative that explores personal conversations as a daughter attempts to explain her sexuality to both her mother and herself. The narrative does not allow for deviations from the set path, which developer Vaida discussed with Kotaku, suggesting that this lack of player control is designed to simulate the lack of control the daughter feels in this situation. The game looks at the relationship between sexuality and gender presentation, and contains some homophobic and ignorant statements for narrative purposes, so be aware.