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Haunted Mustache Pizza Delivery

by Joey Acrimonious profile

Ghastly Adventure

(based on 5 ratings)
1 review

About the Story

There's a pizza delivery to be made. But your mustache senses that something is amiss.

NB: Contains coarse language, hastily-written sexual references, and bizarre images of pizza.

Written in just under 4 hours for Ectocomp 2021.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 31, 2021
Current Version: Unknown
Development System: Inform 7
IFID: Unknown
TUID: nd9a61s8rrvlozm7


4th Place, La Petite Mort - English - ECTOCOMP 2021


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Pictures of pizza. Lots of them., November 9, 2021
by Andrew Schultz (Chicago)
Related reviews: EctoComp, EctoComp 2021

Haunted Mustache Pizza Delivery is a heck of a title, that's for sure. It reminded me of an article I read long ago, about a college football head coaching change. There was a picture of a mustache in a bowl of oatmeal. It was hilarious (no, really) because the old head coach had a cool mustache. The defensive coordinator had a cool mustache. He was considered the frontrunner, but the new head coach wound up having a cool mustache, too.

HMPD doesn't quite reach these heights, but it gave me a laugh or two. You have to stay late for one more delivery, and the chef is gone. So it's up to you to make the pizza.

Your mustache twitches as you put certain ingredients on. And there are a lot. I naively decided to put them all on, and maybe I should've seen the ending coming, given the clues. I replayed several times, and I managed to get several different pictures of pizza, from "boring school cheese pizza" to "looks more like a detailed woodcarving" to "full on vegetable platter." So I think what you put on affects what sort of picture you get, and I was curious, but I don't know enough about food to find everything.

I didn't find a truly winning ending. Perhaps there is one combination that works. But I enjoyed it enough. Yes, the content-warning bits Weren't My Thing, but they weren't tasteless. So it seemed nicely executed. Though my technical side wonders if it might not be better in Twine.

I'd like to see a post-comp release that tracks or clues the endings. I have a feeling I missed something, and while I Got It overall, it feels like the author may've had more they wanted to pack in. But it more than does the job as a short EctoComp piece.

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