Link to this game: The Little Match Girl, by Hans Christian Andersen - Details
This was a 1-hour parser game about the titular fairy tale. You play as the little match girl exploring and doing a trading quest for four fantasy worlds.
This was a very strange story. I highly recommend reading the development diary after playing it, because the ending was bizarre. Originally, I wrote this comment to reply to Vedeer’s wordpress page where the dev diary was located, but as I found comments are disabled on there. So instead I’m here.
Thank you for writing this dev diary because I just finished the game and went, “What the fuck?” But confusion at the derangement seems to be absolutely what I was meant to feel. Things like the Japanese poem being a Neruda poem, Nash not selling cigarettes to an eight year old but giving me last resort opioids had me tilt my head, but the ending where the girl is cheerfully purchased by Ebenezer Scrooge for not five but fifteen whole shillings punched me in the gut. What the hell is going on? I think the joke flew over my head at first because I was too worried that it was meant in genuine good faith, which is ridiculous because Ebenezer Scrooge renames the girl Ebenzabith. (Not sure if I got that right – I closed the tab right after playing and lost the ending.)
But yeah this game is a lot of fun just because it’s so insane.