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A Beef with the Chimichurri Steak

by chimeriquement


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One could encounter bugs or issues with the web version, and it is therefore advised to download the executable files instead. The game isn't meant to be played on phone and doing so will be PARTICULARLY detrimental to the experience, so please don't unless you have no other choice (computer set on fire...).

A short 2k-word Visual Novel (around 5-10 minutes to complete)A story with one single choice and two endings: will you spice things up?One hot husband who's going to put flames in your heart!A delicious meal!A typewriter effect when the characters speak (with toggle if you want to get rid of it!)A dynamic-looking Visual Novel, with animations, blurring and colour variations!

WRITING, SPRITE ART, PROGRAMMING - Yacine "chimériquement" Aggoune (twitter, tumblr)EXTERNAL PICTURAL ASSETS - Pexels, MinikleEXTERNAL AUDIO ASSETS - Pixabay, Zapsplat, Dova-syndromeEXTERNAL PROGRAMMING ASSETS - Wattson's Kinetic Text Tags

Please note that the summary is highly misleading. This game shouldn't be played by anyone under the age of 18 (although it doesn't contain any explicit sexual content). A more spoilery but detailed account of it can be found here. Please consult it if necessary.Expect eye-strain.

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What a twisted meal…, August 23, 2023
by manonamora
Related reviews: singlechoice

Your relationship with your husband is at best rocky, and at worst… Tonight won’t be as different, and yet, nothing will ever be the same. To please your husband, you’ve tweaked your chimichurri dressing to his taste… well, for your sake. Will you obediently serve him his dinner? Or give him a piece of your mind?

The writing does not shy away from violence, far from it. It will list the nitty gritty details of the offences, from the little ticks to plain and simple assaults. Your husband is not a good man, not just breaking his marriage vows, but breaking you as well. Really, this game is not for the faint of hearts!

And don’t think this will be a painful run-of-the-meal story. You did tweak the recipe. You’ve been pushed past your limits. And, when you think you got all figured it out… did you really?
Part of me really want to spoil it… I saw coming maybe one of the twist for one of the choice, but definitely not the others.

I think for me, one little downside that broke my immersion, was the way-too-youthful visual of the husband. Though built like a brick, and having a bit of the chav haircut, the man looked barely 20 in my eyes. Not that young people can’t do what’s being described in this game, I think if he had been aged a biiiit more, it wouldn’t have been as distracting.
But this is mainly my only complaint on the visual. The choice of animating certain text, or changing its colour, or even changing the focus of the different element on the screen, gave the game a more cinematic vibe.

Quite well rounded short game. I will definitely not play it again. Too gruesome.

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