Offspring Fling is a fun little sidescroller that I discovered by chance on Steam. Although a fairly lightweight outing, I found the game a fine way to pass a rainy Sunday afternoon.
A pastel slideshow sets the stage. You are an adorable rabbit creature rearing a clutch of even more adorable baby rabbit creatures. One day, a giant gecko accosts your home, scattering your offspring across the forest. It is up to you to find your children and escort them back to safety.
It’s not Shakespeare by any stretch, but neither is “save the Princess” or “collect all the Chaos Emeralds.”
The core mechanics are simple. You can jump, you can pick up things, and you can throw things. The “things” in question are generally your offspring, whom you are tasked with ferrying to the exit of the level.