Indie Shooter Forgive Me Father is a Lovecraftian Horror with Throwback Type

Lovecraftian horror games have often traded dynamic gameplay for creepy storytelling. However, Forgive Me Father aims to combine the two.

Few classics have had as much success in the horror game genre as the works of HP Lovecraft. Despite the author’s death over 80 years ago, his signature horror stylings continued to be a popular choice for setting in many cerebral horror games over the years. While Lovecraft’s themes continue to inspire developers, the game types based on his work were often all too similar. Many Lovecraftian games tend to have more subdued gaming experiences and focus on adventure game mechanics rather than dynamic action, which often parallels the more subdued horror of Lovecraft’s works.

Games like Call of Cthulu focus on storytelling via gameplay, preferring a slow build to weave its tales of madness and unspeakable terror. When Lovecraftian themes show up in action games like Blood transferred, they often avoid narration for a more aesthetic approach and focus on action. However, a new game intends to combine the storytelling of these slower narrative adventures with dynamic action. This game, Forgive Me Father, gives a new twist to the popular Lovecraftian genre of horror games by turning it into a Retro first person shooter with throwback which also corresponds to the mushy feel of Lovecraft’s best works.

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Cosmic horror throwback shooter action

Forgive Me Father transports players to the familiar New England Lovecraft setting, which recently experienced an apocalyptic disaster. The players take on the role of a Catholic priest who somehow survived the mysterious catastrophe and is one of the few people forced to face this post-apocalypse with intact senses. The only way to stay alive is to take up arms against the monsters who have emerged in the wake and find out, desperate, what happened to the world.

One of the main ways that the game instantly sets the game apart from other Lovecraft games and retro shooter games is in comic book style. This highly stylized and colorful setting not only conjures up the history of classic horror comics like Tales From the Crypt and Creepy, but also helps serve the Lovecraftian creepiness in which it is set. The horror works mainly because of the art style that helps deliver the otherworldly creatures in a surreal way.

Forgive Me Father manages to capture the sense of fear and terror that lurks around the corner and the otherworldly threats that exist in the shadows by effectively using both his art style and combat mechanics. Players can act against these threats and defend yourself against the cosmic horror, and with its excellent atmosphere, Forgive Me Father hits that note. For example, in between blasting hideous monstrosities, players can find lore that hint at what happened but just keep things obscure enough that players can delve further into the mystery.

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Like many other new retro shooters recently, the game features 3D levels designed with 2D sprites of tentacle beasts and crazy mutant cultists. Players roam the environment using a combination of powerful faith-based powers and conventional weapons, combined with otherworldly firearms powered by an unknown source. Players can collect a double-barreled shotgun, double revolver, and even sacred weapons like the priest’s writing and the crucifix to fight the numerous enemies.

In addition, the game with the madness display adopts a popular mechanic from other Lovecraftian games and develops them further to match the shooter gameplay. As the players experience more horrors and destroy them, the player’s psyche begins to crack and a meter fills up over time. This indicator can be used as currency to give the player new skills, such as a crippling attack or a healing skill. However, as a player increases in madness, the screen begins to shift and blur and players must now try to survive using visual filters over the action. This risk / reward is a brilliant way to combine the gameplay with the Lovecraftian themes while empowering the players at the same time.

Forgive Me Father takes Lovecraft’s ambiguous horrors and places them in a fast-paced shooter atmosphere, and it works great. The combination of the insane mechanics coupled with the throwback shooter action provides a new way to immerse yourself in the works of the famous author for anyone interested in Lovecraft-style games but not the adventure game mechanics that so often accompany them. This clever shooter is now available in Early Access on Steam and offers Lovecraft fans a great opportunity to experience the popular horror genre in a new light and give players the opportunity to defend themselves against a world of madness.

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Britney Spears’ father petitions to finish conservatorship that controls her life, cash

LOS ANGELES – Britney Spears’ father filed on Tuesday to quit the judicial conservatory that has controlled the singer’s life and money for 13 years.

James Spears filed his motion to terminate the conservatoires in the Los Angeles Superior Court.

“As Mr. Spears has repeatedly said, he only wants what is best for his daughter,” the document reads. “If Mrs. Spears wants to quit the conservatory and thinks she can manage her own life, Mr. Spears believes she should get this chance.”

Judge Brenda Penny, who oversees the case, must approve the move.

There was no instant response to an email soliciting Britney Spears’ attorney for comment.

James Spears has been the target of much of the anger for the Conservatory of both his daughter and the public.

A motion from Britney Spears’ attorney to have him removed should be heard at the next hearing on the case on September 29th.

James Spears said in a filing on Aug. 12 that he was planning to step down as curator of their finances, but did not offer a schedule. He gave up his control over their life choices in 2019 and only kept his role of overseeing their money.

He has repeatedly said that there is no justification for his removal and that he was only acting in the best interests of his daughter.

The Conservatory was founded in 2008 when Britney Spears began to have very public mental battles, when the media became obsessed with every moment, hordes of paparazzi aggressively followed her everywhere, and she lost custody of her children.

Tuesday’s file cited how Britney Spears’ “passionate plea” rejected the legal agreement in a speech in court on Jan.

“I just want my life back,” said Britney Spears. “And it’s been 13 years and it’s enough. It’s been a long time since I owned my money. And it is my wish and my dream that it all end unchecked.”

Tuesday’s filing notes that Spears said she didn’t know she could petition to end the Conservatory, which she has yet to do. Penny’s decision to hire her own attorney, Mathew Rosengart, shows that the court is entrusting her with important decisions. And it is said that evidence shows she appeared to have “demonstrated a level of independence” by, for example, driving around Southern California herself.

It also cites her desire to make her own decisions about therapy and other medical care.

Spears had said in her June 23 speech that under the Conservatory she was forced to take certain drugs against her will and use an intrauterine device to control births.

James Spears called for an investigation into these and other allegations, saying they were issues beyond his control as he resigned as curator of his daughter’s person and turned the role over to court-appointed professional Jodi Montgomery.

Rosengart, Britney Spears’ new attorney, said when he was hired in July that he wanted to help end the conservatories.

He said instead that his first priority was getting rid of James Spears, whom he asked to step down on his first court appearance.

Rosengart requested the removal of James Spears on July 26 on the grounds that he had mismanaged his daughter’s money and affairs, suggesting that he had used the conservatories for his own benefit. The judge denied him an emergency hearing on the matter and said it could be heard in September in due course.

The attorney said he welcomed James Spears’ announcement that he would eventually step down, but said it would not slow his efforts to get him removed.

Spears has commended the Conservatory’s early existence for keeping her career afloat, although she has now completely put her work on hold for more than two years.

Fans who objected to their circumstances and saw what they thought were calls for help on the pop star’s Instagram posts called #FreeBritney online and appeared before their court hearings to protest.

Famous names from Miley Cyrus to Britney Spears ‘ex Justin Timberlake have joined the outcry in recent months, especially after Spears’ passionate courtroom speeches in June and July.

Penny, the judge with ultimate power over the Conservatory, never seems inclined to end it, but neither has she ever had such a clear opportunity.

Britney Spears’ father agrees to step down as conservator

Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, is leaving the Los Angeles County High Court on March 10, 2008.

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After months of public pressure, James Spears agreed on Thursday to eventually step down as his daughter’s curator.

“Mr. Spears stands ready to step down when the time is right, but the transition must be orderly and include a settlement of the pending court cases,” the James Spears legal team said on a judicial file. “Mr. Spears intends to work with the court and his daughter’s new attorney to prepare for an orderly transition to a new conservator.”

The filing claimed that there were no actual grounds for suspending or removing James Spears and that it was “very questionable whether a change of restorer at this point would be in Ms. Spears’ best interests”.

No schedule has been set for the change.

Britney Spears has been a listed building for 13 years, but Pop-Start has filed a request to end the deal. Mathew Rosengart started replacing the singer last month. As Britney Spears’ new lawyer, Rosengart petitioned her father in late July through Jason Rubin. to replace, a certified auditor, as the pop star’s sole restorer.

Rubin is a Principal at Certified Strategies, a firm experienced in asset management, investigating elderly financial abuse, investing fraud investigations and securities litigation.

“We are pleased that Mr. Spears and his attorney admitted in a file today that he needs to be removed. It’s a justification for Britney. However, we are disappointed with their ongoing shameful and reprehensible attacks on Ms. Spears and others, “Rosengart said in a statement.

Rosengart’s testimony indicated that this is not the end of the legal battle between the two.

“We look forward to continuing our vigorous investigation into the conduct of Mr. Spears and others over the past 13 years as he raised millions of dollars from his daughter’s estate, and I look forward to sharing Mr. Spears’ affidavit in the near future, “said Rosengart.

The singer’s net worth is estimated at more than $ 50 million. She has made several allegations of abuse against her father, claiming he used the agreement for personal gain. James Spears has publicly denied these allegations.

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Leo Borg evokes type of father Björn with debut boys’ win at Wimbledon | Wimbledon

Leo Borg’s dream of following in the imposing footsteps of his legendary father began on Monday in front of 68 people on court nine with an impressive start.

Exactly 41 years to the day after Björn Borg won the last of his five titles in the All England Club, his 18-year-old son held the family honor with a win on his Wimbledon Debut with the boys.

Dressed from head to toe in the Italian sportswear brand Fila, just like his father, and with an eerily similar double fist backhand, the young Leo defeated the Serbian player Marko Topo with 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-0.

And Borg, who finished 14th, was just as adept when the inevitable questions about his father flooded the world’s media after his first-round win.

“Being at Wimbledon is always special,” he said. “I remember dad playing here so many times and then retiring. It’s very special to get out there and have the feeling that I might get there one day, just like my father. “

As Borg left the clubhouse on his way to court, he saw the roll of honor, which listed his father’s five championship wins. But it was his father’s thoughts that preoccupied him more. “Of course we talked before the game and he said good luck,” he said. “Normal stuff. He lets my coach get along with the coaching staff. He told me to have a great time, it’s always special to play at Wimbledon. Just enjoy it. “

In the first sentence, Borg followed these instructions to the letter and wowed the crowd with impressive basic strokes from both sides and an adorable tweenie. But in the face of the 5-3 win in the second set, he lost three match points before losing the tie-breaker.

Borg senior was known as Ice-Borg. But at that point, his son looked like he was melting. But it said a lot about his courage that he quickly recovered to love the last sentence – and then made no secret of his desire to go all the way.

“My goal is to become a professional tennis player and play at the highest level,” he said. “I know it’s difficult to get there, I’m doing my best and I hope I can get there.”

When asked if that meant a challenge for Grand Slam titles, he nodded. “Of course, of course. It’s my dream to play the big ones and to play for big titles. If I work hard, maybe one day I’ll make it.”

He still has a way to go. Right now, Borg has a world ranking of 2,090 and career earnings of $ 4,686. However, since he didn’t really start training until he was 14 when he switched from soccer to tennis, he believes there is plenty of room for improvement.

In the past, his mother, Patricia, has admitted that she cried over Leo because she was constantly compared to his father and subjected to an unbearable test, while Björn used the term “burden” when describing the Borg surname.

Borg, however, who trained at the Rafa Nadal Academy in Spain and at the Royal tennis Club in Sweden has made significant strides in the face of travel restrictions imposed by Covid since trying to qualify for the boys’ event at the age of 15.

And he insists he doesn’t worry about having the weight of his father’s expectations or inheritance on his shoulders. “No. I like doing my own things, going my own way, and it’s not good to think about the pressure. I don’t think about it much.”

Denzel Ward honors his father, raises cash for CPR kits and extra

During the Cleveland Browns’ summer break before training camp begins, we’re reminded of some of the great work that players in the community are doing. Whether it’s everything Myles Garrett did, Kareem Hunt’s top golf event, or Jarvis Landry’s softball game, Browns players have stayed active this off-season.

One event that may have been overlooked is Denzel Ward’s “Make Them Know Your Name,” which raised funds for CPR kits and defibrillators for schools, churches and gyms.

Ward wrote about his father in a Articles on the stands a few years ago and why he named his charity what he did:

I think my father would have been proud – probably more proud than ever. But I’m telling you … when they named this street after him? That would have been a great moment for him. Because he was never interested in being the best father he could be. Or the best husband he could be. Or the best teacher he could be. He wanted to be the best man he could be. And he believed that if he did that – if he focused on it every day, every minute, every second – then everything else would take care of itself.

He had made his name known to everyone.

Ward’s father died between Denzel’s freshman and sophomore seasons at Ohio State University. His father was working out in a gym when he collapsed and died shortly after in the hospital.

The NFLPA released a tweet to recognize Ward’s work this off-season as he seeks to save others from losing his family:

These #CommunityFriday, we rewind to the #NFLDraftwhen @denzelward hosted a celebrity bartending event for his Make Them Know Your Name foundation. The nonprofit, named after his late father, raises money for CPR kits and defibrillators in schools, gyms, and churches. pic.twitter.com/f1EIW4Givv

-NFLPA (@NFLPA) June 18, 2021

With all the great things Browns players do on the field, it’s great to see they want to make a difference in the community too. A Cleveland native, Ward has one very important reason for his job: to honor his father and “make them known your name”.

Wisconsin father units new pushup world document to boost cash for household of fallen first responders

A Wisconsin Dad of three achieved one of his biggest goals – doing 1,500,231 pushups to set a new world record for most pushups in a year. But the best thing about it? It was all to raise money for the families of the fallen first responders.

Nate Carroll on the 50-yard line at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey broke the record in front of first responders during halftime of the 48th Fire and police Soccer teams.

“It was great to be in the field with so many first responders cheering on,” said Carroll.

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The father said he was motivated by his family and wanted to “show my children what goals look like that seem impossible when they are broken down into manageable pieces on a daily basis”. Carroll said he had been interested in the record for the most pushups in 365 days for several years. But he added, “I understand that if this challenge was to be accepted, there had to be more depth than just breaking a record.”

He spent the last year raising money for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s Fallen First Responder program, which pays off mortgages for the families of police officers and firefighters who are killed on duty and leave young children behind.

The persistence to take on the task changed him.

Nate Carroll broke the record in front of the first responders on the 50-yard line at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. (Tunnel to the Towers Foundation)

“With an average of over 4,000 push-ups per day, muscles will certainly develop in the arms and core. What stood out the most, however, was my awareness of how my body felt and how it was responding to the stress of thousands of pushups each day, “Carroll said, but noted that the” most dramatic change was … the mental strength and understanding, that the body is a phenomenal creation and, if properly cared for and conditioned, it can endure significant physical stress and perform tremendously. “

His advice is that competition must become an identity, not an activity. “Set a goal and go for it. Make it who you are, not what you do. That way, when things get difficult and life throws obstacles in your way and you have easy excuses.” offers to stop or says it’s too difficult, find a way to hold on and hold on and hold on. Winning these mini-battles every day builds strength and forms your own perspective on what is possible. “

Even though he’s done more than 1.5 million pushups, his 12 month search isn’t over until June 13th.

He said he would like the final total of pushups to include the numbers 911, in honor of Jan. September 11 Attacks.

“It was an honor for me to set a new world record here in New York in front of members of the NYPD, FDNY, PAPD and other first responders. I want this record to pay tribute to the sacrifice so many heroes made on that tragic day. “Said Carroll.

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Carroll said he’s just getting started. He may be middle-aged, but his journey is only just beginning.

“In the past 15 months, I’ve run 50 miles around my house, done 3,000 pushups in a marathon, 5,000 pushups in a 31-mile trail race, and over 1.5 million pushups in 365 days. I’m 45 years old and old don’t get any younger … “

Memorial for Russell Crowe’s father to be held subsequent month | Leisure

A memorial to Russell Crowe’s father will be held next month.

Oscar winner’s father, John Alexander Crowe, died in Coffs Harbor in March, and the “Gladiator” star has now announced on Twitter that his father’s life will be celebrated in a memorial on June 5th.

Russell also encouraged his followers to make a donation to the Charlie Teo Foundation, which funds research into brain cancer.

He tweeted: “There is a memorial to my father Alex Crowe on June 5th.

“Instead of flowers, you might want to make a donation on his behalf charlieteofoundation.org.au/donation. “

Russell made love to his father on social media after he passed away at the age of 85 earlier this year when he remembered his “sparkling eyes and cheeky demeanor”.

He tweeted at the time: “I got back to the bush last night. Although the sun is shining today and the pouring rain has subsided, this date will forever be marked by sadness. My dear old man, my beautiful father, most gentle of men , died. “

The 57-year-old star also remembered how his father impressed people all over the world.

Russell wrote, “I am posting this because I know there are people all over the world whose hearts he has touched and whose ribs he tickled with his sparkling eyes and his cheeky demeanor towards everyone and everything, and this is probably one as well efficient way of getting the news across. “

In another tweet, the ‘Gladiator’ star added: “John Alexander Crowe, March 13, 1936 – March 30, 2021. Born in Christchurch, New Zealand. Died in Coffs Harbor, NSW, his homeland for the past 25 years. Quiet in peace. (sic) “

John, who was born in New Zealand in 1936, was Russell’s inspiration for entering the film business.

The Crowe family moved to Sydney from New Zealand when Russell was four years old. His father and mother Jocelyn pursued careers as caterers for film sets, while John also worked as a hotel manager.

Russell – who has a brother, Terry – got his first acting role when he was only six years old and got a line on the Australian television series “Spyforce”.

Lawsuit filed over hit-and-run loss of life of Nicki Minaj’s father | Leisure



FILE – This Monday, May 6, 2019, Nicki Minaj is attending the Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Minaj’s mother has filed a $ 150 million lawsuit against the man accused of killing the rapper’s father in an accident in February 2021.


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MINEOLA, NY (AP) – Rapper Nicki Minaj’s mother, Carol Maraj, has filed a $ 150 million lawsuit against the man accused of killing Minaj’s father in an accident last month, said a lawyer from Maraj.

Charles Polevich, 70, is accused of beating Robert Maraj, 64, on Long Island on February 12 and then driving off without calling 911. Maraj died in a hospital the next day.

Polevich was arrested on February 17th on charges of leaving the scene of an incident and tampering with physical evidence. He pleaded not guilty and was released on bail and ordered not to leave New York State.

Newsday Reports Carol Maraj’s lawsuit, filed earlier this month with the Nassau State Supreme Court, alleges Polevich was negligent, reckless and negligent when he hit Maraj in his car and allegedly left him at the scene.

“Not only was he irresponsible and negligent, but he was more concerned about running away and hiding than seeking help,” said Benjamin Crump, one of the lawyers who represented Carol Maraj, all in one Instagram Post Friday.

‘The Father’ delivers must-see performances, enhancing abilities | Leisure

Of all the recent plays that have been turned into feature films, “The Father” is considered the most impressive.

Just as impressive is Florian Zeller’s directorial debut, who, in contrast to other first-time directors this season, shows natural cinematic talents.

“The Father” is a mind-boggling puzzle about a man with dementia / Alzheimer’s disease – or does it? In a sensational performance that is considered to be one of his best work, Sir Anthony Hopkins delivers a performance that tests his abilities on all levels. The role requires the Oscar winner to use an abundance of emotions, often within the same scene. Hopkins was a key part of the best actor race for his performance that year, as was co-star Olivia Colman, who returned after winning Best Actress in 2019 for “The Favorite.”

“Everything is fine, Anne,” says Anthony (Hopkins) to his daughter (Colman). The wealthy gentleman lives in a very nice apartment in London, where he understands that his only daughter Anne is suddenly moving to Paris for a man.

Moments later, Anthony is shocked by a conversation with his daughter’s husband, who claims they have been married for 10 years. “Nonsense,” he exclaims, convinced that someone is playing a joke or “boiling something up”.

Some of Anthony’s possessions and money are gradually disappearing, bedrooms and furniture change from day to day, strangers come and go in and out of his apartment without his daughter explaining this.

Anne hires someone to help calm her father down, and at first young Laura (Imogen Poots) and Anthony hit it off, but it gets dark quickly.

“The father” is much more than a conspiracy “is he or isn’t he insane?”. It has a subtle genius embedded in the filmmaking that could be lost to the passive viewer. Careful attention to detail has to be considered as small things like paintings, furniture, wall paint, carpets, sometimes all of them change within a scene or setting.

Think M. Night Shyamalan, but without all that genre stuff. Curiosity is what brings the viewer forward in “The Father,” and regardless of how lost you are in what is actually happening, the ending explains it all thoroughly.

“The Father” could easily have been just a performance vehicle for Hopkins and Colman, but Zeller’s interest in using the camera in an unconventional way for a drama of this kind reinforces everything about it.

Depending on your age or your experience with aging, “The Father” affects you differently. While “Still Alice” has long been the epitome of dementia, “The Father” brings a unique approach to the conversation. Zeller’s enigmatic unraveling uses editing in a special way to convey confusion and disorder.

It could be argued that the editing is just as important in this film as the acting. Zeller wrote the script especially for Hopkins, which is why the character is called Anthony. He admitted that the film likely would not have worked, or even would have been shot, had the legendary 83-year-old actor turned down the role.

Final thought: “The Father” – its accomplishments and superior editing skills – make it one of the most impressive films in the prize race and a must see.

Dustin Chase is a film critic and associate editor for Texas Art & Film, based in Galveston. visit texasartfilm.com.

Ne-Yo is to change into a father for the fifth time | Leisure

Ne-Yo is to become a father for the fifth time.

Hitmaker ‘So Sick’ and his wife Crystal Smith have confirmed they are expecting their third child – a sibling to Roman (two) and Shaffer (four).

On Instagram he wrote: “Overjoyed to announce … The family is growing … # Number5 … # 5thandFinal … #BlessingsOnBlessings … @itscrystalsmith … Are you ready, baby? Let’s go! (Sic ) “

And Ne-Yo admitted that the coronavirus pandemic saved his marriage.

The 40-year-old singer announced in February 2020 that he was planning to divorce his wife, Crystal, but said the lockdown had given them time.

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He said, “The whole quarantine thing was kind of a blessing. It gave me time to get back to it [my family]. Before the quarantine happened, we definitely talked about divorce, and the quarantine forced us to sit still, blocking out the noise of the world – you know the world can get very, very noisy, and we tend to think the world more mean to leave certain situations as it should. “

The couple had reached a point in their relationship where they could no longer open up to resolve their problems.

He added, “I don’t know when it happened, but we got to a place where we felt like we couldn’t just say it, you know.

“You feel something – something is going on and you know something is going on, but for some reason you can’t just come out and say it. We came to this place and it almost broke us … We ‘re now we are actually stronger than before. Now we have the feeling that we can really talk to each other. “