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Light Of My Stomach

by David Fletcher profile

Surreal
2011

(based on 10 ratings)
1 review

About the Story

This is an unusual story where you play as the primary lightbulb of the John Quincy Adams Gastrodome, but also as Bob Bobkins, competative eater. What secrets is Garry, Bob's opponent in the eating contest, hiding?


Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: April 16, 2011
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 3
IFID: D5FD32A2-638A-11E0-AC19-00301BBF926B
TUID: 8kekvt062lefgl2

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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
Buggy but amusing, July 10, 2011

This is speed-IF, and like many of its ilk, it's short and doesn't make much sense. The premise involves a robot who is your opponent in an eating contest, but the story goes in some unexpected directions from there, and the whole thing is pleasurably surreal.

Implementation is rocky enough that it may discourage some players. It's possible to run into game-stopping problems with this piece, as the implementation allows the player to re-enter previous game states by accident, and an important event depends on asking a character about the right topic. Puzzles are fairly easy, though one in particular may be under-hinted for people not familiar with the work of IF it's riffing on.

These issues aside, though, Light of My Stomach is peppy and entertaining, and contains a poem of such astounding awfulness that it must be seen to be believed. Those features lift it above the run of the mill in speed-IF, even if it's really not solid or coherent enough to compete with more serious games.


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