Factsheet

Developer:
Lost again
Based in Tilburg, The Netherlands

Release date:
June, 2017

Platforms:
PC
Browser

Website:
lostagain.itch.io

Regular Price:

Donation

Description

'Meryll wants a Cookie' is an isometric point-and-click game in which the player controls a small girl named Meryll. She wants to have a cookie but there is a problem: she's been a - as her mother would explain it to other parents - 'morally challenged' girl, and thus the cookiejar has been placed outside of her reach. The player's goal is to get one - any way they can. And there are at least 13 different ways to do so. The game is playable here: https://lostagain.itch.io/meryll

History

'Meryll wants a Cookie' was initially designed as a sandbox to test our technology and gameplay in. Over time, it grew into the proper game. The main design consideration of 'Meryll wants a Cookie' is what we'd like to call the 'Locked Door Problem'. Often in games the player encounters a locked door - it may not be a literal locked door, but it functions as one nonetheless. In order to proceed, they need to find the key, which is at the other side of the level. The player also sees there is a fire axe hanging next to the door. However, the game doesn't recognise your attempt to destroy the door with the axe; it still demands you to find the specific key to solve your problem. With 'Meryll' we explored different ways to deal with this issue, ranging from providing players many ways to achieve the same goal to creating an easy-so-use semantic system where interactions are largely decided by the properties that objects have, rather than hard-coded solutions.

Features

  • Thirteen different ways to achieve your goal.
  • HTML5 with no installation of plug-ins required.
  • Role-play as a realistically written 5-year old girl.
  • Sandbox environment to manipulate to your desire.
  • Uses custom-made semantics system for fewer puzzle frustrations.
  • The same sort of humour you'd expect from people who also created the fanficmaker.

Videos

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Images

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About Lost again

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Lost again is a collaboration between Thomas Wrobel and Bertine van Hövell. We like designing things both silly and profound.

More information
More information on Lost again, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Meryll wants a Cookie Credits

Bertine van Hövell
Scripting, Text, Art and Animations, Meryll's agent

Thomas Wrobel
Programming, Environment Art, Cookie Consultant


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