Snack Time!

Hardy the Bulldog and Renee Choba (2008)

Snack Time is an amusing short game, that's very cute, and would probably be well suited for kids. It's no too hard, there are not a lot of puzzles, and it's written from a dog's perspective, with a little touch of humor.

The goal of the game is pretty simple; you're hungry and want something to eat. Since your food bowl is empty, you're going to need the help of your master. But he's asleep on the couch, so the fun begins.

It's well executed, with no bugs to speak of, having gone through beta testing; but there's a strange response when climbing up on anything other than the sofa. I'm sort of surprised this got missed.

The game play itself is very linear, with each puzzle advancing the storyline as you solve it. There's a little bit of freedom to try other things, but there's not a lot of other things to try. Also, a number of other verbs have been implemented to allow you to act like a dog, and all are handle well.

I think this is a cute little game, that some people will definitely enjoy, and it can't really be improved upon. What it does, it does well; but for me it was too short, too easy, and too linear. Others will probably love it. I gave it an 8.