Ludum Dare 33 — August 21st-24th, 2015 — Theme: You are the Monster

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The Chocolate Effect

by BitwiseStudios - Jam Entry

A text adventure about two days in a person's life, one in childhood, and one in adulthood, that demonstrates how small incidents in life can set someone on the path to becoming a monster.

Credits:
Story: ant6190
Test Questions: Kylemsguy
Additional Story: zhuowei

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Ratings

#2355Coolness0%

Comments

mantis says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:30pm

Quite a cool idea, nice writing!

VDZ says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:57pm

I always find it difficult to judge interactive stories like this. As a game, it's very interesting; the branching is well thought out, and it's interesting to see all the possible outcomes. I have based my ratings on how the game works as a game.

As a story, I see more flaws. The characters feel generic and boring, and the narrative never made me truly care about them. The writing is sometimes a little too stiff and formulaic, especially in how it describes conversations (see also http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SaidBookism). There's also a bunch of typos, spelling mistakes and similar minor errors that screw up the immersion. Still, the plot was interesting enough to follow all possible paths (I think - it's impossible to get a perfect score on the advanced test, isn't it?), so it's not bad - it just could be better in a lot of ways.

Pickens Inc. says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 9:53am

Nice little text adventure. However, it seems so depressing for a game :( But I suppose to the themes effect that this is a good thing.

I like how missing the review session turns the test into the advanced test.

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