Hunters and the Hunted

a Horror by ultraoverlord

Commended by BerkaZerka on 11/11/2018 10:50:02 AM

Player Rating5.67/8

"Too few ratings to be ranked"
based on 14 ratings since 10/28/2018
played 108 times (finished 18)

Story Difficulty4/8

"march in the swamp"

Play Length5/8

"Not going to lose any sleep"

Maturity Level4/8

"need to be accompanied by an adult"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG.

They came at night, hunting relentlessly for humans. Nobody knew where they came from, why they were here, or what they were. 

This is a contest entry for BZ's creatures of the night contest.

Player Comments

"and soon there would be an army of humans, all carrying buckets of chlorine to wipe these monsters off the earth."

This line just made me lol. Its such an absurd sounding sentence but it's also great.

This story was alright, it wasn't as exciting as it could have been. The way you described everything felt kind of passive, so instead of getting an idea of the fear the protagonist felt, I was only aware that they were afraid.

Seems like the Hunters could have been more devious in my opinion, they just kind of seemed to passively wait to get murdered (like the one dragged to the pool). Although maybe they just have a really easy going nature for things that break into houses and murder people.

The only time I got a true sense of any kind of foreboding was at the end of the epilogue I got, where several of the Hunters charge towards the garage.

I mean, I kinda figure the characters are all going to be okay. It wasn't even a particularly thrilling scene, but more like it would have been good.

Any ways, this story wasn't too bad for an attempt at horror. Keep up the work.
-- corgi213 on 11/4/2018 12:17:28 PM with a score of 0
A solid storygame, even if it could have been expanded more. As the others mentioned, it seemed a bit arbitrary the way some interactions with humans were handled in the Hero path. Example: you don't get the choice of sparing the first woman, even if afterwards you can choose not to kill or approach humans for most of the game.
The Hunter path instead is shorter and very linear, even if the idea of acquiring the pack mentality was interesting.

In general, a few possible choices have been cut out throughout the storylines and the actions you can make are realistically commonplace, but that doesn't make it a bad storygame. It's a simple one, it doesn't have many branches, but it has a coherent plot and solid grammar. It would have been great to learn where the Hunters came from and know the fate of the Revolutionary ending, but I guess you can't have everything in life.
-- undr on 11/3/2018 1:13:43 PM with a score of 0
This is a great story game. I wish you didn't have to kill the first woman, but I still loved every moment. I would love to see sequels about trying to cure the main character, giving him a way to talk, learning if there are anymore good taken, and the rest of the revolution.
-- Future1 on 11/2/2018 6:31:21 PM with a score of 0
Huh, you didn't get an option of being a hero in the first choice, but you do get to AFTER you kill a human?
-- Eternalis on 10/29/2018 4:22:45 PM with a score of 0
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