This game has barely any content. It's just taken from devtest, given some new textures, new items, and some other stuff to push the game towards "being different".
However, it runs using the wrong base, just like wikimedia was made from PHP, the incorrect base to build off.
The developer also wants vendor-lock-in with their modding environment (see here), which goes against the values of FOSS. Not a good idea.
And here is the dealbreaker: forced gender roles. At the start of the game, with absolutely no demand nor importance for the feature it asks you to go into one of two boxes "boy" or "girl". This makes absolutely no sense! What if someone does not fit in the boxes? What if someone dosen't want to reveal that data? And why are items designated as "boy's" or "girl's"? Why can't i cross-dress? What is wrong with that?
This game will push children in the wrong direction into thinking some objects can only be used by a specific half of the population. This will eventually, if left uncontrolled, lead directly into barriers to entering fields; Programming is already a male-dominated field and i don't want that to continue.
Until the developer can stop standing on their sandy foundation talking about how amazing and different their game is when it barely adds anything, adds new contents, removes gender roles entirely (or at the very least allow cross-dressing and a "other" button when selecting a gender), i will be going with a solid nope.
I see both sides here. Perhaps the game should have gender neutral clothing as well, and the option to choose I prefer not to say/other. Games should not push any political message left or right in my opinion. No one on either side wants to be preached to when they simply want to enjoy a game.
I don't think having gender neutral clothing like every other clothing mod in minetest is necessarily "left". Putting gender into clothes a choice made by the creator, an extra option, extra programming, extra work. It's done for no good reason in my eyes. In any case, Run's reaction to my critiscism was absolutely innapropiate, using personal insults as a substitute to proper logical counterarguments, the ad hominem logical fallacy.
I don't think it's that much difference to just not show these "female" and "male" descriptors. Kids shouldn't need to care wether the clothes they wear are too "feminine". I see it as the opposite of pushing aa political message; it's the absence of a message and puts the responsibility of discrimination away from the developer and towards the user. I'm sure there'd be a commotion if i had seperation between "for people of x country" and then "people of y country" in a similar game. I go to Minetest to escape life and enter a world of my own creation.
I'll leave you with a paraphrased extract from a song i like, Madeline by Kiki Rockwell:
Girl at the front of the line
I'm sorry, but I cannot let you sign
You wouldn't last a day amongst my men
The open sea is no place for a lady
There's reasons that they say we cannot board
Yes, I might scream and sing and sob and dance
But I can swing a sword just like a soldier
So, Maddie, won't you give me just one chance?
The battlefield is no place for a lady
So no one would expect to see you there
And if you use this trick to your advantage, girl
You'll cut them to their knees as if in prayer
:O omg i downloaded it just to check, and yes: this game has forced gender roles! Cant there be more gender diverse clothes? And why insult someone just because they are pointing out the flaws in ur game? im not going to be using this game because of the forced gender roles and runs's reply. and pls, stop insulting people...