Deer in the Headlights is a charming, strange and touching little conversational adventure with beautiful artwork and cheesy puns, which follows a father deer giving his daughter a lift to the airport.
Created for the Global Game Jam 2020, Deer in the Headlights is a fun little visual novel style adventure with six possible endings as a father deer gives his daughter a lift to the airport. You take on the role of the daughter deer and choose from a selection of three possible replies to your father’s conversation, questions and cheesy dad jokes. It’s clear the relationship between the two of you is a little strained, but depending on how your conversations go you may end up a little closer by the time you reach the airport.
It only takes a few minutes to play through Deer in the Headlights, but it’s worth playing through multiple times to see the different ways it can play out and learn more about the lives of the father and daughter. It’s a touching and believable take on a father/daughter relationship, there’s one particularly hilarious moment and the deer puns are pretty enjoyable too!
Download Deer in the Headlights Here (Windows)