You know what sounds really good right now? A donut. And ice cream. And pizza. Aaaaaaand everything right now. In fact, I think I’m going to just go ahead and EAT ALL THE THINGS! This edition of Kickass Kickstarter may be brought on by my hunger, but don’t discount this donut. Or at least, don’t discount the person in the doughnut.
Eat All The Things: Yummy Gameplay
Eat All The Things is one of those games where the concept matches perfectly with the gameplay. You play as Bronut, a ” little guy who loves food so much he’s dressed himself up as a doughnut. His love for food means he just can’t help himself, whether the food belongs to him or not.” So just like anybody whose had a case of the munchies, he’s out for one thing: maximum snackage.
The collect-a-thon genre of platforming has mostly gone by the wayside since the days of the N64 and PlayStation 1. However, with the resurrection of Crash Bandicoot, Yooka-Laylee’s hype, and the possibility of a Spyro HD remaster show the love of the genre has not waned. These kind of games are built for exploration and creativity in approach.
The game also supports local co-op, so that’s an added bonus. I’ve always loved being on the couch with a friend and beating a level toegether. And also messing with my friends and making them die at every opportunity.
I’ll be honest, I’m a sucker for any game that plays on the wacky Japanese show trope. The character Tablet Borgias reminds me so much of the Homer Simpson dish soap mascot. The colors are all bright and pop against the screen. It manages to nail that cutesy anime look without going overboard or being generic.
All of the characters are entertaining and Bronut is hilarious. There’s something about the fact that the guy is on a mission for maximum foodage that I find endearing. He reminds me of Ed from Ed, Edd ‘n’ Eddy who would go on sleep induced kitchen raids around town. This game could have easily fallen into genericness and been simply passable. But the game oozes personality and is a ton of fun to play. I definitely suggest checking out the game’s demo for yourself as well.
This game is just a lot of silly fun. It’s straighforward and doesn’t try to be too much. It’s a ton of fun to play and deserves support. from players and fans of indie games.