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So hungry
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Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Jun 23, 2013 @ 4:13am
Jan 2 @ 11:52am
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#49 in the top 100 games on Greenlight
Official Nintendo magazine interview
Description
Release date: August 2013
Dave is homeless.

In order to eat, to survive, Dave has to beg.

Not everyone gives...

So hungry is a game that was created after visiting the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco in 2013 and being shocked at the sheer scale of homelessness in the city.

One of the great things about being an indie developer is that you are free to choose what kind of games you can make and while I did not intend to set out to make a game all about being homeless and begging I realised that this was an important subject and while I can't directly do anything about homelessness I can try to heighten awareness of it through games. I've attempted to do the subject justice and not to trivialise or make fun of homeless people - only time will tell if I got that right.

The gameplay is simple, go up to people and ask for money, sometimes they will give you some, other-times they won't. Keep an eye on your health bar, if it runs out you die and you lose everything. Use the money to go into the shop and buy food and upgrades to your begging ability - such as learning to sing.

The ultimate goal is to earn enough money to be able to buy a place of your own and get off the streets.

Interviews about So hungry

The Tribulations Of Being Homeless: So Hungry - http://indiestatik.com/2013/06/20/so-hungry/

Official Nintendo magazine: http://www.officialnintendomagazine.co.uk/53343/new-game-of-the-week-so-hungry-wii-u/

BeefJack http://beefjack.com/news/so-hungry-designer-talks-wii-u-plans-and-in-game-survival-themes-you-have-to-decide-who-to-engage-with-who-to-trust-and-who-to-avoid/

Giant Bomb Wiki: http://www.giantbomb.com/so-hungry/3030-43467/
Popular Discussions View All (4)
84
Jan 21, 2014 @ 2:28pm
abusing the pity of people to earn yourself a golden nose. GET LOST!
Gizi o v o
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Jul 5, 2013 @ 2:20pm
Fun vs. Realism, and Individual vs. Social Programs
miran
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Mar 15, 2014 @ 3:16pm
Как вам игра?
Аллах Бабах
371 Comments
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VIPP1990 Jan 4 @ 5:26pm 
RELEASE THIS GAME VALVE! Need to play.... The soundtrack is very nice!
cowmilk.BIZ ◬ Jan 2 @ 10:35pm 
I'm so excited that this game is finally greenlit! Can't wait to play ;D
Dr.Id. Chris Dawn Nov 25, 2014 @ 10:01am 
nice
Byron Atkinson-Jones  [author] Nov 15, 2014 @ 4:38pm 
Thanks :)
cowmilk.BIZ ◬ Nov 14, 2014 @ 8:46pm 
Byron what you're doing is truly amazing! This game breaks all boundaries and it's just plain awesome. An experience, as a true IGN critic would say. Bravo! Release this!
Shrek is love Oct 19, 2014 @ 11:00am 
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Byron Atkinson-Jones  [author] Sep 3, 2014 @ 12:49pm 
It hasn't been released yet. However I've been trying to get charities involved but it's harder than you would think. Not had a reply from any of them :(
The Jedi Pikachu Sep 2, 2014 @ 9:06pm 
It's an actual informative game with actual gameplay. I like the idea and I agree with nintendo. I'd also like it if some of the money went to homeless shelters or food kitchens. Just throwing an idea out there.
ethancedrik Aug 1, 2014 @ 6:37pm 
Poor Dave :/ voted!