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Not Another Sad Meal

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About the Story

After a difficult breakup, and a long night of drinking, you decide to take your life back and put things back in order. Starting with a simple meal. Treat yourself!

Not Another Sad Meal is a parser cooking sim where you can make 1 out of 3 meals, and set yourself back on the right path!

[ Sad Spice DLC now included ]

Not Another Sad Meal was made for the Recipe Jam, an Interactive Fiction game jam centred around recipes.

Game Details


Entrant - Recipe Jam

Entrant, All Games - SeedComp! - 2024


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Make some sad food after a breakup, April 6, 2024
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes

This Adventuron game was pleasant to play. I was able to grasp what was going on, make a plan, carry it out with some exploration, and get a satisfying conclusion. It relies on the central core of parser games: take, drop, examine, open, close, etc.

Youíve had a bad breakup with a woman and sheís taken a lot of things, and you need to break out of your depressed languor and feed your very hungry stomach. Unfortunately, some of the food you have left is a bit weird.

I ended up making the tuna and tangerine pizza, which is pretty weird but not too weird (my favorite food when I was a missionary was green beans, tuna, shredded cheese and noodles).

Overall, short and satisfying. I did have some parser struggles, which Iíll DM the author as the particulars donít matter for the review, but they were pretty similar to ones Iíve gotten reports for for my own game (little synonyms and such). It didnít really detract from the enjoyment, and fortunately the game offers several layers of help to ease any friction with the parser, up to a full walkthrough, which thankfully I didnít have to consult.

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