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The Devil and the Mayor

by Jonathan Laury

Humor
2019

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(based on 5 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

You've been summoned Up Top to make a deal, but do the humans really need much help damning themselves? Perhaps a little assistance wouldn't hurt...

This is a Twine game where you play as a devil making a series of interconnected deals with foolish villagers. First published as part of Spring Thing 2019, where it received Most Replayable, Best Dialogue and Best Player Character audience ribbons.


Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: April 4, 2019
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Twine
IFID: 3D24B597-86A4-4D57-B194-0357891AD557
TUID: 9d7zune40ttoes99

Awards

Audience Choice--Best PC, Best Dialogue, Most Replayable, Main Festival - Spring Thing 2019

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
A nice mid-sized Twine demon simulator with stat tracking , April 5, 2019
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes

The author bills this as a 'small' game, but it's pretty hefty (about 20K words). Most of that is in branching paths.

The writing is witty and on-point. You are a demon in hell, and you are given the opportunity to tempt mortals. Each character is painted with distinct personalities and mannerisms, and there are numerous jokes (I enjoyed being paid in 'exposure' at one point).

You have six chances to influence mortals with various conversations. Your conversational choices impact the deals you can make. Each conversation ends in a deal of some time.

Your stated goal is to obtain a ton of power, although there are other paths in the game. This game is pretty tough, but fair. I definitely would like to play again to try out other strategies.

Overall, this is excellent. The interaction was a little bit finicky from time to time, where it seemed like a some lawnmowering was necessary, but I couldn't really tell. Fun game.


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