There is a monster inside me! Waiting to come out... Oh the horror! My little playthrough. I hate reading!
The Monster In Me
A downloadable game for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux
When the world has gone to hell and society is falling apart, it is those around you that keep you going. But when circumstances get grim, tough decisions have to be made! Can you keep the fragile bonds of friendship in tact and hold on to those you need to survive?
The Monster in Me is a choice-consequence game set in a post-apocalyptic world. It explores the relationship between three friends as they are thrown into stressful situations that test their friendship. As well as branching content the game remembers each decision you make and has multiple endings based on them. These choices don't just change the course of the story, but also influences the fragile relationships you have with those around you.
*WARNING: Contains strong language.
A game written by Alice Rendell @alicemrendell
This game was based on an game jam idea created during Ludum Dare 33.
- v1.01 : fixing wrong behaviour with Week 3 dialogues. Fixing typos
|Published||24 days ago|
|Platforms||Windows, Mac OS X, Linux|
|Tags||Atmospheric, Dark, Interactive Fiction, ludum-dare, meaningful-choices, Multiple Endings, Post-apocalyptic, Story Rich|
|Average duration||A few minutes|
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I feel this game was excellent. I give it 85 cows out of the herd of 100.
The art, sound, and the fact that one had to click to advance the story where blended seamlessly to create the dystopian fantasy.
The character's turning to face me when speaking to me was a nice touch. The fact that they said "you" instead of a different pronoun or a name was a great design choice as well; making me feel like I was the one they were taking to.
I legitimately felt terrified every time there was a knock on the door, with the uncertainty of what was to come.
I loved your use of design by subtraction. The only think I would have done differently would be to add a little background noise; like wind or something similar. The silence was a bit much sometimes.
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!
After my ending; with Annie, Jakob, and the couple dead, I felt terrible as I caused their deaths.
The picture that accompanied the text scroll at the end was killer, really hammering away the isolation and desire that would be in a post-apocalypse.
Great job on this game! Keep it up!!
Thanks Alex! So glad you enjoyed it. And thanks for leaving such a detailed review, is always nice to have this level of feedback.
Glad you enjoyed it :) We decided against having music in the main game as we felt it was more atmospheric and tense without it. Thanks for the video though!
Very simple interesting game, I had fun
Interesting game, I thought I did REALLY badly but apparently 2/3 alive isn't too bad :D
Thanks for the playthrough! 2/3 isn't bad at all ;)
Glad you enjoyed it! As well as different endings there is also some branching content with different characters which you can get by making different choices.
I really liked this one. Going to have to play through for the other endings and do another video! Keep up the awesome work!
When life gives you peaches make... peachade?
Great writing, moral dilemmas, and a nice old-fashioned bin fire await you in this grimy realisation of the post-apocalypse.