The Pepper Prince: Episode 1 - Red Hot Chili Wedding
Developer: Hypnotic Owl
Genre: Interactive Story
The Pepper Prince is an point&click adventure for everyone. It's not going to challenge you with complex systems, difficult decisions or complicated puzzles, but charm you with whimsical characters and amusing dialog. The game's minimalist ASCII-art graphics will engage your imagination and help you relax from the constant overstimulation of today.
Each episode is a 30-60 minute adventure continuing your quest to help the Pepper Prince and his magical kingdom.
Rejoice! The pepper prince is getting married! And the honor has fallen upon you to cater this magical event! Hooray!
Slip into the role of Hansel or Gretel who, after having been adopted by the gingerbread witch, are now running a successful confectionery business. So when they are called upon by their friend, the pepper prince, they decide to bake them a very special wedding cake! Unfortunately things don't work out as planned and soon there's a mysterious change in weather, a disappearance, and a broken heart to be mended.
Experience a quirky, rhyming fairy tale adventure
Enjoy approachable, inclusive, frustration-free fun
Explore a magical ASCII-art world
Listen to a beautiful original soundtrack
Find lots of amazing puns (a couple of good ones even!)
Do some serious pointing and clicking
I love the ideas behind The Pepper Prince. A little queer love story, written in verse, presented in faux-ASCII. Sounds gorgeous. But on the evidence of the first episode, the verse is poor, the story meagre, and the puzzles absent. Which makes it hard to recommend. And yet, had I not winced and winced at the writing, I’d have enjoyed the aimless process of clicking through it all.