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30s animation love letter Fleish & Cherry in Crazy Hotel gets a demo

Indiegogo campaign floundering with 12 days left.

Last month I wrote about a quirky little isometric adventure on Indiegogo called Fleish & Cherry in Crazy Hotel. Based on your comments, it seems like its 1930s era animation style piqued some of your interests. Now it has a demo available at Spanish developer Red Little House's official site.

At about 20 minutes it's not terribly long, but it gives a good sense of the game's humour with lots of cutesy fourth-wall breaking dialogue that pokes fun at the inherent zaniness of cartoon logic. The meta joke at the end is an especially timely surprise.

It's not all great, though. The puzzles are very straight-forward and easy, although characters will often address the fact that they're in a demo and will be part of a much more complex brain teaser in the full game. Elsewhere, the animations need some work as characters tend to be static during exploration, as if protagonist Cherry is executing some sort of Zack Morris-esque time out. This too could just be a function of it being an alpha demo.

Unfortunately, Fleish & Cherry's Indiegogo campaign isn't doing so well with only €5856 of its €29,000 goal raised with 12 days to go before the 3rd July deadline, but maybe the demo will incite more backers. It certainly has moxie, but like actual 1930s America, the economy is tight right now and it's unclear if that bright-eyed and bushy-tailed spunk will be enough.

If you like what you see, but are in a pinch, you could always support Fleish & Cherry on Steam Greenlight.

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