Mommy, Can I Go Out and Kill Tonight?

Player Rating6.88/8

"#12 overall, #3 for 2007"
based on 2378 ratings since 01/01/2007
played 184,318 times (finished 2,755)

Story Difficulty7/8

"wade in shark infested water"

Play Length7/8

"It keeps going and going"

Maturity Level7/8

"anything goes"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 18. If this were a movie, it would probably be R.

v. 1.3

The path cannot be found, exactly. But it does change the story. You cannot accept this, yet.

v. 1.2

- Entire new story line added, with secret items to be found throughout story. The items portend a sequel which is only obliquely related to this one, and without these items one cannot logically progress.

- Fixed major bug allowing readers to exploit statistics. Thanks those who PM'd me after reading that I'd prefer that than posting on the main forums.

- Fixed multiple typos/variable issues/grammatical errors.

- Minor updates to items and setting to reflect current societal technology.

- Fixed multiple instances where traits could be used when user did not have them or stats were not high enough.

- Incorporated new spacing bugs into story, unfortunately. Probably updated Firefox and new HTML, uncertain. Don't have time to go through and delete every new <br> and <p> so ignore any new spacing issues although drives me insane if it makes you feel better.

- With any update comes new bugs. If you find some, please PM me.


You were a good boy. But then you turned bad. Drug addict, cop-killer, manipulator; These are all names you could be called. But Leon helped you hide the evidence, and you were never caught for your crimes.

You, who were once so far gone yourself, now help others. You take care of them when no one else will. And yet that creature who first strayed from the path of righteousness has not disappeared. It is still part of you, a dark psychosis threatening to get out. You sometimes hear its voice at night, whispering while you try to fall asleep. An eternal battle between the dark and the light rages within your mind.

To which side will you listen during this most crucial of days?


This is an advanced game where you create a character, choosing four of seven unique traits and distributing 100 points between your three stats however you see fit. These stats and traits make for a different experience every time you adventure through the story. Stats have a direct effect on how useful each trait is in various situations, so choose a wise combination! The back-end is extremely complex, with nearly one hundred variables and over thirty unique scripts which track and update your progress, viewable on your character sheet. This sheet lists and keeps track of accomplishments you have made throughout the story, as well as updating your health, score, and any information you might find. The story also boasts twenty-three items, most useable in more ways than one, and over twenty-five distinct endings, each crowning the player with a unique title, although only three allow completion of the story. Every item's graphic has been put through Photoshop, and photos have been placed strategically throughout the 400 pages and 600 links to augment the setting, realism, and mood. Readers will rarely be prompted to use an item; rather, they will have to reason and analyze to determine the appropriate point at which to do so. Finally, if a particular reader gains special accomplishments, they will be in bold on the character sheet, and that reader will gain extra points! Try to get 1000!

Good luck, and enjoy!

CAVEAT: This story contains graphic violence, sexual images, adult situations, and drug use. If you are too young to handle this sort of thing, please do not read the story.

*Thank you for the feedback about bugs/errors/grammatical mistakes/typos. I have fixed the majority of them. Please PM me if you find any further bugs, rather than mentioning them in comments or on the forum.

Player Comments

An old story but still one worth reading.

This was probably the first one I read when I first got here and I wasn’t disappointed by it. The use of the stats and items in the story are done well. The writing of course is good. Lots of different choices available and paths to take. It’s definitely expansive in that regard.

The main problems were sometimes the items were a little glitchy and I got caught in a “loop” but that’s a common problem with the item function on here. The “restart links” found in some portions of the story rather than proper ending links are annoying.

In any case it still has stood the test of time and worth a play through. I’m still finding things I hadn’t before in it.
-- EndMaster on 6/23/2018 4:07:15 PM with a score of 521
What an absolutely bizzare game. Great humor, nice puzzle-elements, and just insane overall. The end-scene felt a bit rushed, but the final pages felt very rewarding anyway.
Really glad that I read this over again. Additionally, the website really does put forth an interesting light about the mysterious talisman(s). I wonder if you're ever going to write another story relating to them, since you seem to have several write-ups on them already.
Regardless of association, I hope you write more story-games, since this was a lot of fun.
-- Tanstaafl on 11/11/2014 9:24:58 PM with a score of 1000
Playing through this storygame on lunch during a very stressful day at work provided the same sort of relief one gets from running down the streets of a popular series of games with a baseball bat. Only this is so much more personal and dark. Bravo! So well written!
-- oldmankatan on 11/1/2011 2:24:08 PM with a score of 582
Good game.
-- Ambi95 on 3/5/2019 10:56:02 PM with a score of 269
Set in St. Louis I see, good choice
-- Anon on 2/18/2019 3:55:56 AM with a score of 350
had to try several times and read a lot of comments to figure out how to get the symbols. feels good when you manage to get the talisman, but i don't think it affects the ending. Maybe more endings exist where it is relevant?
-- Nitherion on 2/8/2019 3:45:54 AM with a score of 1000
Saw this on the Jenna and Julien Podcast and decided to give it a shot, I did way worse than them for sure but still had a lot of fun.
-- Cat on 10/27/2018 3:22:40 AM with a score of 224
very good story, it's a little hard to figure out at first and find all the hidden things. I wish there was a different ending to the story
-- star on 10/26/2018 12:12:57 PM with a score of 1000
def worth the $19.99
-- picklejoslyn on 8/20/2018 3:39:45 PM with a score of 395
it´s a great game!
-- Vera on 7/12/2018 7:31:44 PM with a score of 290
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