Cannibal Lottery - Dystopian Visual Novel Demo
A downloadable game for Windows and macOS
Govern a planetary settlement dependent carnivorous aliens for survival. Hold Cannibal Lotteries to decide which of your people will feed your benefactors. Should you sacrifice the sick, the elderly, criminals--or should every life be at risk?
Get it right or your people will revolt and you'll be the one on the cannibals' table!
Hi! I'm Masa Murda! Once upon a time my people were traveling through space trying to find a new planet to live on because we totally wrecked our old one. We landed on some skunky world right before we ran out of fuel. The place didn't even have oxygen!
Turned out okay, though--cuz we were followed.
BY A BUNCH OF FREAKING CANNIBALS!
We needed a place to live and the Providers needed meat, so they fast-track terraformed and set us up real nice on the new world...y'know, so they could eat us.
Thanks to our tech-savvy cannibal buddies we have food, shelter--oxygen, and we only have to kill around one person a month to feed to them. Pretty sweet, right!
Governor Faleena Dancy has the super-fun job of handling the cannibal lotteries each month. She's got a lot of incentive to get things right, because our cannibal friends threatened to eat her if she screws up.
Actually, they'll eat all of us if she screws up. Did I mention they turn into berserk monsters when they get too hungry? They rampage and start eating people alive--it's hilarious!
Faleena's actually pretty good at her job--probably too good, because we colonists hate her. Her best friend is one of the cannibals!
People figure Faleena's a cannibal sympathizer and talk about revolting all the time. As if she didn't have enough problems! AH HA HA HA HA HA HA!
I'm the editorializer at the colony news station, and I think this cannibalism stuff is a hoot! I'm also the one who's going to be giving you all your nifty puzzles to solve, and I'll be there after the endings whenever you screw up. Guess we'll be seeing a lot of each other!
Cannibal Lottery is 15 lengthy chapters of dystopian political intrigue filled with harrowing choices and bonus puzzles.
Earn stats, activate flags, and manage your budget in a way that will keep both your people and the cannibals happy.
All choices matter, and will affect the likelihood of a colonist revolt, a cannibal rampage, a mental breakdown, a hostile cannibal takeover, a wildcard event, or your becoming a sacrifice yourself.
Determine who among your staff is an ally or an enemy while also deciding whether or not to form an alliance with the cannibal leader.
Decide how much or little to trust your best friend, the cannibal Dal-Tor, and choose how to use resources to benefit the future of colony or the cannibal-human alliance.
Throughout it all, you'll face truly horrific choices, unthinkable situations, and cringe-inducing horror which is only made palatable through the antics of Cannibal Lottery's zany mascot, Masa Murda.
- Every Choice Effects a Stat or a Flag
- Full of Twists that Will Make Your Jaw Drop
- 15 Chapters and 3 Bonus Chapters to Unlock
- Puzzles, After Death Scenes, Dynamic Effects
- 150,000 words, Hundreds of Images
- 50+ Steam Achievements, Dozens of Endings
- An Original Sound Track
Our Kickstarter will determine if we have Full Voice Acting by AAA Voice Actors!
Governor Faleena Dancy The Providers appointed Faleena to the governor position after eating the former governor, Faleena's husband, Ludrin. To the surprise of everyone, Faleena not only accepted her husband's former post, but appears to be governing in favor of the cannibals who ate him. The reasons why are likely only known by her closest friend, the cannibal Dal-Tor. Faleena does her best to govern the colony while raising the baby born after her husband's death.
Provider Emissary Dal-Tor Dal-Tor is the intermediary between the cannibals and humans and spends most of her time in Faleena's office. Thousands of years old, she's found meaning in the deep relationship she has with Faleena and her daughter. Both cannibals and humans question what her true interest is in Faleena.
Vice Governor Malek While the governor is appointed to her seat, the vice governor Malek was elected by the people. He always places their concerns over that of the cannibals, causing him to often butt heads with Faleena. Malek's power is limited, but he uses his influence as best he can.
Assistant to the Vice Governor Sharin Sharin is technically Faleena's assistant also, but has shown a strong preference toward serving Malek over her. At 75 years old Sharin is deeply troubled by a policy that switches a younger lottery winner with a parent or grandparent. Faleena's support of this policy has caused strife between them.
Lord Crieghton, Ruler of the Providers Crieghton is the cannibal Faleena must answer to when she takes risks with the lotteries. His goal is to feed his 34 people as much food as possible, and he resents the small rations they endure while the colony grows. Crieghton can order the 'Sacrificial Replacement' of Faleena if she breaks any of the rules in the agreement made between the colonists and Providers.
Lottery Commissioner Gray Gray has the unenviable job of facilitating the sacrifices after a lottery winner is chosen. His weight is not an issue to him, but he wishes he didn't have to deal with Dal-Tor constantly mentioning how much she wants to eat him.
Media Liaison Zalby Zalby's job is to coordinate between the governor's office and the colony press. It's unknown if they are loyal to Faleena or Malek, but the news that airs about Faleena is primarily negative.
Ednea Now close to one year's old, Ednea is the baby girl Faleena learned she was pregnant with shortly after her husband died.
News Editorializer Masa Murda Masa Murda's official job is making Faleena's life difficult by reporting on her in the worst light possible. While the other news anchors maintain an air of objectivity, Masa is happy to make edgy jokes at the governor's expense. Her unofficial job is to give players puzzles and talk to them after they get an ending.
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Awesome!! Thanks so much! This looks great. We tweeted it!
Thanks for watching it! Here's part 2 by the way. I loved your demo!
First of all let me just say that I LOVE the artstyle for this! I honestly have never played a visual novel before but something about this really drew me to it. So far I've only played chapter 1 and I'm already really invested into the characters and the story. I'm hooked! I can't wait to see where this series goes and I'll def. be added the later chapters to my channel in the future. <3 <3 <3 I made a let's play of all of Chapter 1 so far. Thank you Devs. ^^
WOW Shweebe! We loved your Let's Play! You're so emotive! Thank you so much for doing this! We'll promote it throughout our network tomorrow. <3
Really interesting idea and some tough choices to make. Looking forward to the full release. :)
Thank you so much! (We just saw this today). That was an awesome Let's Play. We will promote you through our network. Thanks so much for taking the time to do this!!
Hi! I tried out your demo! I really liked it. I did a small Let's Play. Hope that's ok. Good luck on your Kickstarter!
This was fantastic!! We only saw it now, but we'll be promoting it through our network tomorrow. You did a great job with this! We loved you're commentary. 'Don't eat me' had us laughing! We can't wait to see the next part. Great job!
Are there any plans to bring the Linux version of the demo to itch.io ?