Bloom, The Indie Game About A Mother And Child’s Love

By Ishaan . May 19, 2013 . 10:30am

Indie developer Studio Fawn are working on a action-adventure-meets-RPG game titled Bloom—a game, they say, that is focused on the theme of love between a mother and her child. In their description of the game, Studio Fawn say:


Bloom strives to capture the innocent feeling of adventure and discovery (taking lessons from such classic games as “The Legend of Zelda”) while at the same time pushing the experience deeper with a heartfelt story of love and sacrifice.


Bloom’s gameplay is meant to support its story and themes, Studio Fawn explain. One example of this is the game’s “Linked Heart Mechanic,” by which both the mother and child character share each other’s pain. Both characters have five hearts each, which heal over time. The mother’s hearts allow her to protect the child when at a distance when he needs her most. Meanwhile, the child’s characters can be used to give him extra strength to “rise to the challenges of the world”.


Moments of emotional pain break both characters’ hearts, and it seems as though this can only happen so often before a heart “gives up completely”. Meanwhile, Hearts are separate from the two characters’ health. Both share a single Energy/Health bar.


Combat in Bloom draws from older games like CastlevaniaMega Man and Metroid in that it will be challenging and the goal is to not allow it to get “old” after repeated playthroughs of the game. More on the devteam’s combat goals here.


Bloom is initially slated for release on PC and Mac, but will eventually be released on other platforms as well, the developers say. You can read more about the game and check out artwork and music samples on the Bloom website.


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  • Pfantzypantz

    Could be great, will keep an eye out for this

  • negineBIT

    “….theme of love between a mother and her child.”

    I’m hooked!

  • A mother and child’s love? I have several VNs on that.
    It’s always a good thing, lol.

  • dragoon_slayer12

    I would like to see game play, from so many different inspirations, I’m curious as to how it plays out.

  • new_tradition

    I’m a sucker for stories with family bonds, especially parents protecting children :3

    I’ll keep an eye on this and hope it comes to a system I have ^^

  • xxx128

    BORING: needs more ZOMBIES and also guys in skin tight spandex that sneak around a lot, that and more ZOMBIES, oh yeah and PHOTOREALISTIC sports cars, like… for the very first time. Kinda like PHOTOREALISTIC ZOMBIE CARS STEALTH ACTION GAME…where you can kick people in the face a lot… veah…

  • DCBlackbird

    so its a Guillermo del Toro game lol?

  • Rohan Viajar

    They should release the game on a future Mother’s Day.

  • Rogerrmark

    It’s soo Mother 3.It’s kinda rare to find such theme on RPGs.
    Looking forward,for sure.

  • GH56734

    So nice to see such an ambitious and realistic concept pan out in the form of a hopefully high-quality original experience. A nice break from other disappointments like Sadness for the Wii, and even other released, yet shallow so-called “indie” games.
    Looking forward for this!

  • d19xx


    • puchinri

      But it isn’t a Supernatural game~.

      • Göran Isacson


        • puchinri

          Hehe. Thank you for that.

  • Taylor Davis

    Seems Interesting. Also there’s not much games out there that have that types of bonds. I can’t wait to see some of the gameplay.

  • Göran Isacson

    An odd duck, this one, but an interesting one as well. Think I’ll be donating to this charity, if only because that is some very cool concept art and a game about a robot child and its mother is an intriguing story I’ve yet to play in a video game before.

  • I’ll look forward to playing this on my Wii U. ^_^

  • Aristides

    <3 <3 <3 <3 now port to Vita <3

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