I recently finished this little game called Do Not Feed the Monkeys , it has 3 endings and a very unique way of playing. This is a puzzle type game but is not the usual find the object or solve the case , no , this game wants you to find out what's happening in a situation and you have to figure out on your own what to do. I have already a few hours and i was able to play most of the possibilities. Now i'm going to talk about the story behind the game , the gameplay and what do i think about this game.
Disclaimer :The game contains some nudity but not to much and if you don't search for it you won't find anything.
StoryThe story is very simple , you were accepted in this secret club , this club wants you to buy new cameras every week , if you don't is game over.The cameras are called cages and also make sure that you won't die from hunger or health problems. The club names the peoples you see "monkeys" and they also ask from time to time questions about the cages like: "What's the name of the monkey from cage 1?" , etc. Along the way you learn a lot about the persons you watch , you can chose to blackmail them or report them , every action has consequences.
GameplayThe game is played using the mouse , in order to move around the house you just slide the mouse in that direction (left/right). To interact with the objects you can left click on them.
The first thing you need to know is how to survive , to eat , sleep then earn money , after that you need to solve the cages , there are a few cages that you can't interact with , you can only watch them and do nothing.
Hunger: In the game you have to make sure that you won't die from hunger , there are 2 ways to gain food , pay for fast food or go buy groceries , if you go for groceries you lose on hour but if you buy fast food you need to wait 1 hours until arrives if you don't answer the door he delivery guy will leave you a note and you receive the money back.
Money: The easiest way to earn money is by doing jobs , you only lose time. You can earn money by blackmailing monkeys , helping monkeys , answering to the club's questions.
Cages: In order to solve a cage you have to find clues , you can pick up keywords from conversations , these conversations take place always at the same hours everyday. You also need to search on the internet for more information about something , for example on a cage if you search the words: "cotton princess" and "actress" you will find valuable information about a cage.
The Plant: In the second day you have the option to take the plant from the church of the holy butcher, Billy Bob . The plant grows only when you do good , if you blackmail or are a bad person in general the plant won'r grow.
Level up: Every week you have to level up , in order to do that you have to buy cages , each cages costs 50$ and it opens after a few hours.
Recording/Night Vision: You can unlock recording on the first day , it can be used for blackmail or selling it to the mass media for money. The Night Vision can be unlocked on the next level and is used in a few dark cages.
The fast ending: You can finish the game in under 10s if you uninstall the app , this will grant you the achievement called "Colobus express".