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* AlienAbduction: The aliens abduct Ruth's cows but don't bother with her. She jumps onto the ship herself to save them.

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* OminousFloatingSpaceship: The ''Veda'' appears this way at first, slowly moving over the farm, scaring Ruth, then stopping over the cows, before sucking them in with a TractorBeam.

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--> '''Ruth:''' Old days, I must leave you behind.\\
My future is elsewhere, today I'm unconfined.


--> '''Queen Amrita:''' Your effort is lackluster,\\stop waving it like a feather duster.

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--> '''Queen Amrita:''' Your effort is lackluster,\\stop lackluster,\\
stop
waving it like a feather duster.

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* ShoutOut: To ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'', when Ruth is trying to use the MagicStaff against Queen Amrita:
--> '''Queen Amrita:''' Your effort is lackluster,\\stop waving it like a feather duster.

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* DistinctiveAppearances: Of Ruth's four cows, only one is named (Lykke) and looks white with black spots, while the other three cows are all brown.


* SimpleScoreOfSadness: The scenes on and around the farm are set to melancholic music to set the theme of loneliness.

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* SimpleScoreOfSadness: The scenes on and around the farm are set to melancholic music to set the theme of loneliness. The soundtrack has been released on [=iTunes=].

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* SimpleScoreOfSadness: The scenes on and around the farm are set to melancholic music to set the theme of loneliness.


The game focuses on a Norwegian milkmaid named Ruth, who lives on a remote farm atop a fjord sometime in TheRoaringTwenties. Left alone after the disappearance of her mother and the death of her father, she tends the cows and has a friend of hers come by to pick up the butter and cheese she makes to sell at the nearby town. However, times are hard, and her friend tells her that her butter is worthless now, as people prefer to buy margarine instead, although cheese is still in some demand. One night, Ruth is awakened by a mysterious sound. She gets up and finds her favorite cow Lykke missing from the barn. While searching for her, she stumbles on a strange salt rectangle that appears to glow in the dark. After saving her cow from drowning, she goes back to bed. The following morning, she is shocked to see a spaceship descend and abduct her cows. Ruth manages to get aboard and meets the blue-skinned aliens flying it, including Queen Amrita. Apparently, the ''Veda'', as it's called, has been flying for centuries, trying to preserve the last of the milkbeasts. Unfortunately, the last bull has died long ago, so they're forced to use the Age Machine to keep the female beasts alive.

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The game focuses on a Norwegian milkmaid named Ruth, who lives on a remote farm called Calf Ledge, located atop a fjord sometime in TheRoaringTwenties.Western Norway in 1929. Left alone after the disappearance of her mother and the death of her father, she tends the cows and has a friend of hers come by to pick up the butter and cheese she makes to sell at the nearby town. However, times are hard, and her friend tells her that her butter is worthless now, as people prefer to buy margarine instead, although cheese is still in some demand. One night, Ruth is awakened by a mysterious sound. She gets up and finds her favorite cow Lykke missing from the barn. While searching for her, she stumbles on a strange salt rectangle that appears to glow in the dark. After saving her cow from drowning, she goes back to bed. The following morning, she is shocked to see a spaceship descend and abduct her cows. Ruth manages to get aboard and meets the blue-skinned aliens flying it, including Queen Amrita. Apparently, the ''Veda'', as it's called, has been flying for centuries, trying to preserve the last of the milkbeasts. Unfortunately, the last bull has died long ago, so they're forced to use the Age Machine to keep the female beasts alive.



* IChooseToStay: Ruth decides to leave with the aliens, after doing a final flyby of the fjord, her farm, and the

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* IChooseToStay: Ruth decides to leave with the aliens, after doing a final flyby of the fjord, her farm, and the cairn to her parents.

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''Milkmaid of the Milky Way'' is an indie 2017 [[PointAndClickGame point-and-click]] AdventureGame for [=iOS=], Android, Windows, and [=MacOS=], developed by Mattis Folkestad. A unique feature of the game is that all the text is written [[RhymesOnADime entirely in rhymes]] (no voice-over).

The game focuses on a Norwegian milkmaid named Ruth, who lives on a remote farm atop a fjord sometime in TheRoaringTwenties. Left alone after the disappearance of her mother and the death of her father, she tends the cows and has a friend of hers come by to pick up the butter and cheese she makes to sell at the nearby town. However, times are hard, and her friend tells her that her butter is worthless now, as people prefer to buy margarine instead, although cheese is still in some demand. One night, Ruth is awakened by a mysterious sound. She gets up and finds her favorite cow Lykke missing from the barn. While searching for her, she stumbles on a strange salt rectangle that appears to glow in the dark. After saving her cow from drowning, she goes back to bed. The following morning, she is shocked to see a spaceship descend and abduct her cows. Ruth manages to get aboard and meets the blue-skinned aliens flying it, including Queen Amrita. Apparently, the ''Veda'', as it's called, has been flying for centuries, trying to preserve the last of the milkbeasts. Unfortunately, the last bull has died long ago, so they're forced to use the Age Machine to keep the female beasts alive.

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* ActionGirl: Ruth, of course. While on her farm, she prefers to wear her late father's pants, which she has altered to fit her. A visiting friend comments on the fact that she isn't wearing a dress (it's the 1920's, after all), but pants are more practical on a farm. She jumps on top of a spaceship without hesitation in order to save her cows and later reveals she knows how to ride a motorcycle.
* BittersweetEnding: Ruth defeats Amrita, restores everyone's youth, and flies away with the aliens as their new queen, but [[spoiler:Lykke dies while saving her]].
* ChekhovsGun: While saving Lykke from being swept up by the stream into a waterfall, Ruth has to loudly ring Lykke's cowbell to call her. [[spoiler:She has to do the same while Amrita is trying to kill her to summon Lykke to save her.]]
* FloatingContinent: A piece of the simulated landscape aboard the ''Veda'' is floating above the rest. A chunk missing under it implies it's a malfunction in the ship's ArtificialGravity.
* GenerationShips: The ''Veda'' has been flying through the galaxy for centuries, with many generations changing on board. Many of the systems are breaking down, necessitating frequent repairs and cannibalizing parts from other areas.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Queen Amrita is quickly revealed to be the BigBad, using the Age Machine to live for centuries, while draining her subjects for the slightest infractions (often by MovingTheGoalposts). Amrita also drains Ruth's age, turning her into an old woman, but Ruth manages to restore her youth.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:The cow Lykke saves Ruth at the cost of her own life.]]
* HoverBike: Ruth can help the engineer repair one. She can then test-fly it. [[spoiler:It proves crucial at the end to save the ship while its falling.]]
* IChooseToStay: Ruth decides to leave with the aliens, after doing a final flyby of the fjord, her farm, and the
* JustInTime: [[spoiler:Ruth saves the ship moments before it slams into the fjord.]]
* LastOfHisKind: The four milkbeasts aboard the ''Veda'' are the last ever, and they're all female. Additionally, there are less than 100 of the blue-skinned aliens left aboard the ship, and it's heavily implied they are also the last of their civilization after an unspecified cataclysm.
* LiquidAssets: The Age Machine can be used to transfer life energy between similar living things. For example, Queen Amrita plans to use Ruth's cows to de-age her milkbeasts, while herself using the machine to keep herself alive for centuries, while draining her subjects of their years. [[spoiler:Ruth can also use it to ripen some fruit, while simultaneously turn a different rotten fruit back into a seed.]]
* MagicStaff: Amrita's staff has some strange powers, such as [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]] and [[InstantExpert language teaching]].
* MovingTheGoalposts: The seamstress is tasked by Amrita to make her a cape that easily floats behind her, but all the fabric is rough and thick. When Ruth helps the seamstress by giving her some lightweight fabric, she quickly makes the Queen what she asked for. Amrita then wonders why the cape isn't green, claiming it's unworthy of her stature and punishing the seamstress by draining her age further, sending her into a coma.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In order to get inside the ship, Ruth has to turn off a bunch of steam vents near the engine. This nearly causes the ship to crash later on, when the engine overheats.
* NoOntologicalInertia: [[spoiler:After Ruth forces Amrita to return all the years she has stolen from her subjects, the Queen crumbles to dust.]]
* ThePowerOfLove: When Ruth first tries to use Amrita's MagicStaff, she fails, and Amrita easily takes it back. After [[spoiler:Amrita kills Lykke]], the aliens tell her to use her love to wield the staff. It works.
* TranquilFury: Ruth, after [[spoiler:Amrita kills Lykke, whom Ruth has raised since she was a calf]].

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