It’s good to dream, striving for something you want more than anything else. Just don’t forget to also live a little while working towards that big goal you’ve set for yourself, or chances are the satisfaction from actually accomplishing it might not be there as you realize what you’ve given up along the way. On top of Maestro tasking you with certain choices on the path to becoming a concert pianist… the world is ending!
Water your plants? Pet the dog? Cook up a fancy meal? Hit the couch and watch TV? You could do all that, but then how are you going to reach for the stars, eventually becoming a concert pianist – preferably before the world actually ends? Yeah. Forget about everything else, ignore your friends, your pet, your plants, and order in. Or, you know, be more sensible about it. Over the course of the game, choices will present themselves, and I’d wager only by making the right ones will a good ending present itself.
Maestro is a short slice-of-life game about life choices, relationships, artistic achievement and listening to dog poetry during the apocalypse.
Exactly what becomes of Justine, the protagonist, once all’s said and done… well, why not find out for yourself? Maestro won’t set you back a cent and runs on Windows and Mac, so Apple users don’t have that excuse in this case. Oh, and I’m sure the Linux crowd can find a way to jump into Justine’s shoes for a bit too. Work those fingers and play that funky music!
Maestro is available for free on itch.io.