Mother of Many is a free indie game for Windows developed by the Brainwash Gang. You’ll become the titular Mother of Many and try to feed the mouths that depend on you for sustenance, all the while battling hordes of horrible monsters.
Mother of Many shares a multitude of similarities in its theme with other gloomy indie horror games like The Baby in Yellow. If you particularly enjoy the 3D pixel art style of Mother of Many, you'll likely enjoy other horror pixel art games like Neighbor for Windows.
A mother's love
Mother of Many centers around a family of mice living deep within the darkness of the woods. Your primary objective is to find food to sustain your young. This isn't, however, a simple foraging or farming experience; the woods are dark and full of terrors, and your once fertile lands are cursed.
You’ll need to demonstrate the love of a mother, as you do battle with hordes of frightful demons so you can feed your family. Fighting the demons also gets you closer to expunging the horrific curse that plagues your lands.
Mother of Many features simple gameplay mechanics that are likely familiar to most gamers. You'll enjoy the simple movement controls and clicking the left mouse button to attack. Your space bar will launch you into the air in short bursts to help you clear obstacles and reach higher ground. For added convenience, the game also supports gamepad controls.
There's more to Mother of Many than just fighting demons; you can also grow certain plants to upgrade your character's abilities and sustain your family.
Unfortunately, the game has a limited playthrough time. The ending is also perplexing, leaving players hopeful for a possible sequel. Multiple playthroughs are fun, although numerous attempts produce no alternative endings.
Solid premise, brilliantly executed
Mother of Many is a thoroughly enjoyable experience if you enjoy darker nuances to storytelling and gameplay. The game runs well on most Windows operating systems and has enough action elements to entertain even the most hardcore gamers. You’ll be put in the role of the primary caregiver and explore the dark, twisted environment of this 3D pixel art game.