Why does negligent parenting get such a bad rap? If it wasn't for bum parents, we'd never have this lovely launch game, Billy The Pilot, from Erik Sombroek, about a little boy who just wants to fly, and who has a mom and dad that don't seem to notice he's building a launchpad in the backyard, right in the path of the family flower bed.
To control little latch-key Billy, just use your mouse to adjust his launch ramp and release to send him flying. [WASD] and arrow keys guide his flight, while the [spacebar] initiates booster rockets once you've bought them. The backgrounds and animations are impossibly cute and the upgrades a lot of fun, especially the ability to build a pet dragon! But the gameplay is repetitive and the in-flight controls are clunky. It also isn't very hard. Really, Billy the Pilot is just an excuse to explore a beautifully drawn and colorful Never Never Land where kids are kings and parents nowhere to be found... as it should be.