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I Ordered A Different Burger

by garygreen - Compo Entry

You're fed-up with your job and your involvement in the unmentionable experiments contract for the government, and you're hungry. Go and buy a burger... if it is a burger... and see where it leads you. Be back on-time or there'll be trouble.

This is a piece of interactive fiction created with Squiffy in about 15 hours. I tried to keep it as game-like as possible, rather than just a piece of fiction, by giving options that affect the outcome of the game, and whether you win or lose. Winning results in saving the world... doesn't it always?

I created the images with Pixelesque and Depixelizer. I created the music with Caustic.

I'd like to have included more images, but when you've only got a limited skill in that area it's frustrating. I like the chicken, though.

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iendsl says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 6:49pm

Really great art. Weird, short story but I love the diary entry at the end, such a good way to help the player parse different playthroughs in a meaningful way. Totally going to steal that one day.

pythong says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:18pm

after the image of the cow loaded, i couldn't go further :/ tried again with the chicken, but no. maybe it's a scrolling issue of Gamejolt?

Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:18pm

A neat entry, nice job.

FerraWare says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:58pm

lol, really weird and fun game.

Found a bug though, if you keep waiting for the burger, you still get the text "-1 minutes left" "-2 minutes left" :P

pjimmy says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:13pm

You've made me craving for burger. I'm not kidding...

monkeybit29 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:14pm

This is usually just me (or im just really tired), but I wish you had less distracting music

Drusilla says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:26pm

I gave thanks to my veggie burger with lard. Sounds pretty good, actually.

blinry says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:34pm

I also think this is a great piece of art. Very well written. I like the music, too! This reviewer does not complain.

garygreen says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:09pm

Thanks everyone for the positive feedback.

Thanks for letting me know about the scrolling on Game Jolt, pythong. I've discovered that if I set Chrome to view the page at over 100% it has this problem, which is annoying.

Ferraware, I should have done the timer so it counts up, rather than down - it's good that you made sure your burger was properly cooked though. ;-)

Thanks for the comment about the music, monkeybit29. I wasn't sure players would be into it, so I also included the ability to turn it off in the game via the player console.

Mordokay says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:46pm

Nice well made story! got me to question life and most of the things we take for granted ... specially a good burger :)

glitchu says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:04pm

On gamejolt I cannot progress after ordering my first burger. I also waited for 2 hours hoping for something else to happen before I ordered my food lol. 'You don't have time to complain. You only have -123 minutes left for lunch.'Which meant I was 2 hours late for work. Oh well. The burger tasted nice anyway.

LudumAnthony says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:07pm

Weird but playful, I like it!

mikedirl says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:20pm

Good work, nice graphics and an interesting plot. I find these text based games very enjoyable, especially after playing more interactive games.

jk5000 says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 5:54pm

Wierd and really great.

OnlySlightly says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 5:59pm

Very surreal story and the audio definitely helped. It was very comical especially that the shape shifting bit involved a chicken burger. It felt like it was shoe horned in just to satisfy the theme, but that definitely wasn't a bad thing. It just made the story more hilarious. (Which you might have been going for) Great job! Thank you for making this :)

hildegarbage says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 5:59pm

Interesting entry! I couldn't get the game to scroll at first, but it worked with the middle mouse button.

Apr 26, 2016 @ 9:05pm

I enjoyed going into the minus numbers as I patiently waited for my food to be made, moral of the story, patience gets you nowhere! :D

Hjalte500 says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 9:12pm

Oh my that was hilarious. The way you admire the burger is just great!

Anyways great music, art was neato yeah good job!

methylenblub says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 1:39pm

Amazing game! I won't be able to look at the burgers the same way anymore

Rock Eaters says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 7:17am

great idea im hungry now

garygreen says ...
May 10, 2016 @ 7:49am

Thanks everyone who voted on my game. I'm happy with the results, especially for the humor category .... joint 38th! :-)

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