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Zest

by Fear of Twine (Richard Goodness profile, lectronice profile, and PaperBlurt) profile

2014

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(based on 17 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

Hello young Limonista!

It's the hottest week of the year, and ordinarily this would be a problem!

But you work at the most popular lemonadery in Sufferette City, and the citizens depend on you to keep cool!

Game Details

First Publication Date: October 1, 2014
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Twine
IFID: Unknown
TUID: psgk50v96xt2m6cv

Awards

23rd Place - 20th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2014)

Editorial Reviews

Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Itís a text-heavy game that plays like a choose-your-own-adventure gone odd. One with random events, more than a few lovingly gritty illustrations and text that controls its own pace, blinks, pauses dramatically and occasionally does decidedly un-texty things.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
An illustrated/animated crappy-life sim with an absurd edge, June 2, 2016
Zest combines the talent of Richard Goodness (who later made the amusing and thoughtful Tombs of Reschette), lectroniae (a musical artist), and PaperBlurt (a frequent author of well-illustrated twine games).

In this rather long Twine game, you play as someone who works at some sort of fast food place, and can go to church or the tobacco shop to buy tobacco to 'zest'.

The game has a mix of the absurd, the mundane, and the thoughtful. You have 3 meters, including grossness, and you have to repeat the same options/tasks each day.

The game is at its most absurd in the store, or in dreams; its at its most thoughtful in its depiction of the poor, and of Christian prayers and sermons. And frequently it is both.

This game contains frequent use of the f-word.

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