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Hunger Daemon

by Sean M. Shore profile

Humor
2014

(based on 39 ratings)
2 member reviews

About the Story

It's not the end of the world, and you're to blame. Better get on that. But man, it sure would be nice to get a bite to eat first.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2014
Current Version: 4
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Polite
IFID: C22D2908-DEF5-4117-B332-FBBC0970EBA9
TUID: 6f1j5et0lguk2fol

Awards

Nominee, Best Game; Nominee, Best Implementation - 2014 XYZZY Awards

1st Place overall; 1st Place, Miss Congeniality Award - 20th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2014)


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Editorial Reviews

The Guardian
...the game is smart enough to know what you want to do and to tell you a bit about how to do it, and solving the puzzles feels rewarding. Its sense of humor is excellent...
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Emily Short's Interactive Storytelling
IF Comp 2014: Hunger Daemon (Sean M. Shore)
... Hunger Daemon concerns a guy named Barry who lives in Saint Paul and is part of a Cthulhu cult. The ritual to help his uncle ascend to tentacled demonhood has gone a bit wrong, though, so Barry needs to solve some puzzles to get things back on track.

This is classic trad-IF fare. Itís got an amusing narrative voice; it runs about the right length for comp play; it feels really solid and thoroughly tested, and has good come-backs for all the incidental or optional commands I thought of typing. (more)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
The Nameless Horror Would Approve, March 8, 2015
by Matt W (San Diego, CA)
This is an enjoyable little game, humorous and sweet, from an amusing but consistently executed perspective. The prose is excellent, the puzzles are interesting, but not too challenging and the small geography of the game is detailed and expertly realized. And it, perhaps surprisingly given its premise, has interesting things to say about religion and human character. Well worth an hour or so of your time.

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Solid parody of a horror game, February 3, 2016
This is a very well implemented game with an engaging plotline and not-to-hard puzzles. The genre is humor/horror.

This game takes only an hour to play, but every location is well-implemented, and the puzzles mostly make sense (although one, I thought, was vaguely unfair, but it was probably just me not reading descriptions well).

The only drawback is the short game length. Pretty much a perfect game otherwise.

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