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Eat Me

by Chandler Groover profile

Fantasy
2017

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(based on 4 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

In this castle, you'll eat or be eaten.

May contain dairy, carnage, puzzles, nuts.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2017
Current Version: 1.00
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: Unknown
TUID: yutkd9u0oeog4br1

Awards

Entrant - 23rd Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2017)

Editorial Reviews

The Breakfast Review
Opulent and sinister, rich and heady as arsenic-laced Bordeaux.
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Dhakajack
This game satisfies the StarKist Tuna Criterion it is both a tuna that tastes good and has good taste.
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Narrativium
Eat Me overflows with scrumptious, scrumptious text. It is beautifully written, maximalist, and absolutely, 100% manages to put the player in the mind of the gluttonous protagonist. The descriptions of the things the protagonist eats were almost physically tangible in my stomach. The game made me hungry.
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Waypoint
The dirty little thrill of adventure games is to act as a spoiler, to walk into an environment and tear it apart as you pick up everything not nailed down and break everything standing in your way. Eat Me gives that pattern a perfect thematic resonance with its surreal plot and setting; you're here to devour this world, and the solution to every puzzle is a matter of what (or who) to swallow when.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Cool in a grotesque way, October 3, 2017
by Sobol (Russia)
A fruitful idea: taking one common action verb and building a whole game around it. We already had SMELL: The Game by the same author, KILL: The Game, GO NORTH: The Game together with GO WEST: The Game, last year's TAKE: The Game, and even USE - I mean, UNDERTAKE TO INTERACT WITH: The Game. Now it's EAT: The Game.

I often have hard time relating to the games by Chandler Groover with their aesthetics of abhorrent, but this one turned to be not as revolting as I initially expected. The puzzles were satisfying, the images vivid; the game is cruel (I think it should be the first one to boast both "child protagonist" and "evil protagonist" tags at IFDB at once), but not particularly repulsive to my taste - mainly because of two reasons:

1. A strong fairy-tale atmosphere that smoothes everything, gives an unreal, dream-like feeling (and excellently fits in with the game mechanics, as many classic children's tales are obsessed with food - Hansel and Gretel, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, etc.).

2. Many food descriptions were pleasant and genuinely appetizing (e.g. cheeses in the armory).

All in all, not a "don't play it while eating" kind of game.

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