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A jam submission

MindfulView game page

My kitchen is my sanctuary..
Submitted by ian michael waddell — 3 days, 12 hours before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Spooky Greatness#152.7142.714

Ranked from 14 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Which category is your game in?

La Petite Mort (created in under 4 hrs)

Which theme does your game fall under?

Spooky

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Comments

(1 edit) (+1)

After playing this and the Pumpkin Pie game I had to double check that this competition didn't have a cookery category! I enjoyed the mechanic of gradually building a page of cookery blog, but there was a bit too much to read before you get to the punchline.

(+1)

Does a great job mimicking the style and cadence of a cheerful recipe blog. I'll admit I skim a lot of the memoir-y preambles in recipe blogs (just give me the ingredients list!), so I did skim some of it here as well. That might especially go for the secret ingredient page (I found it w/o hints, go me), which was very effective but could also trim some fat, since that's the one that needs to land. But that's maybe Le Grand Guignol nit-picking!

Playing this in Firefox, and the images were getting vertically squashed fyi. Fine in Chrome.

Developer

oops, thanks for letting me know re: firefox! (and thanks for the review!) 

Submitted (1 edit)

Seems like many others I missed the link on the last page on the first run though as I was kind of skimming the recipe section a bit waiting for the horror portion to start and was caught unawares of what I'd missed. I looked again and read it a bit more thoroughly the second time and found the link. Indiana Jones flashback ensued.

Submitted

I liked that it was different, the spooky element was hidden and then came on strong in the end. I wish there was more foreshadowing though. I had a few issues with this game. The first is that the beginning was boring, I get the idea of having it seem like a real cooking blog, but something that was a bit off would have helped. Second was the walls of text, both the blog and recipe were so long without having anything exciting that I almost abandoned the game before I found the spooky twist--for real the recipe was so long I skimmed it and someone else had to point out the "human heart" in the ingredients, then I skimmed for how to prepare a human heart. 

I also think that it would have benefited from having multiple short recipes ans a shorter blog, then the recipe can change based on what you selected for your blog.  That would make the game more interesting. I like the concept, but as it is right now, I think it starts off too boring to entice a reader to keep going.

Submitted(+2)

Really tugs at your heart strings. Especially at the end.

Submitted(+1)

I'm not sure if fun is entirely the right word, considering? ;)   But I enjoyed this! Clever and subtle. (I almost missed the "here" link on the very last page, though, so a clearer link format on that might not hurt.)

Submitted

I agree, I missed the "click here" link on my first play though. I would have missed the end if I hadn't seen Stewart's comment and went back to replay it.

Developer(+1)

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