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 The next entry in our "5 minutes of horror" series. 

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After leaving your wallet behind, you return to Ribeye Charlie's house of steak and pasta to retrieve it. The restaurant is closed but the front door is open. You step in.

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WASD / Arrow Keys = Move
Left Mouse Button  = Interact
Escape   = Quit Game

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RibeyeCharlies.zip 125 MB

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Amazing little horror game (scared me a good bit not going to lie) I loved this game, i cant wait for future games by y'all. Great work, and keep it up/

Thank you for the video and review!

Hey, I liked your game. I only wish it was a little longer because I wanted to play it more! Can't wait to see your future stuff!

Thank you LordofNope!

This was such a cool experience, thank you for the great game! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Thank you for the video!

Really fun game! short and sweet, really liked the art style too :) 

Thanks!

Hey look it's your mom in the thumbnail :D

lol legit a good game though. thanks to the developers for already checking out the video before i even posted a comment here. you can check it out if you want to as well ^^

this game is super sick. I would love a part 2 out of it. My only issue is finding the fuses. Didnt realize what I had to do until 10 mins it  but I'm not the best at games! Great game. Spooked me!

Andrew, thank you for the video!

Took me a little too long to find the key. Nice game!

Thanks!

Thoroughly enjoyed my time with Ribeye Charlie's. One of the few horror games to legit make me scared!

Great to hear!

That was so interesting! Definitely scared me. I had a good laugh though so I decided to upload a lil video of it!

Good to hear you enjoyed it. Thanks!

It was a rather weird game for me.

Short game. One good spook. After that I had some beef with it and had to milk it for all the udderly good moo-ving jokes.

I hoofed it out as fast as I could. You can spot me leaving the meatlocker below. ;D


I was udderly amused ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿฎ

I am pleased you didn't find it too cheesy. ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ

Hey there, I recently played through the game and thought I'd share some of my thoughts on it here. I'll be going over some things I liked about the game, maybe some things I didn't and any bugs I may have discovered.

First I'll go over some of the things I liked. I enjoyed the story premise and setting of the game, a steakhouse by day but a "slaughterhouse" by night, it's a really interesting concept having all of the staff actually be killer cows carving people up at night. The "VHS" effect is also very well done here, adds to the atmosphere of the game. 

Now I want to talk about some of the things I didn't like. The biggest thing to me is that it just didn't feel like a horror game, yes the premise and setting are creepy and good but I couldn't really find any meat to this game (no pun intended). The cows that chase you are barely any threat at all so long as you turn tail and move the other way, and apart from their eyes glowing when you're in their sights they aren't really that frightening to look at. It's also become extremely common for games to use the "find X number of Y item in this maze and don't die!" concept and it's getting to be extremely repetitive, of course your game isn't the only recent one to do this, but it's the most recent I've played that follows this overdone and frankly boring formula. 

I'm happy to report that I didn't encounter any game breaking bugs, however there was a minor one where a cow would continuously walk into a wall, I believe the "cowbell" effect would trigger but it appeared to be stuck.

In the end, I'll give praise to the game's story and setting concepts, as well as it's use of effects to heighten the atmosphere. However, I have to be critical about the overall game-play in that it's very mundane with mechanics that have recently been overdone in the indie horror scene especially here on itch, and that I just didn't find it scary.

I hope you don't mind but I made a let's play of my time with the game over on my channel.

Cheers and best wishes to you,

Killjoy  

Real Short , which is a shame since i really liked it honestly, id love to play a whole game with killer cows lol! Good job

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Thank you!

It's freaky and yet weird, which makes up for good horror game. Adding a VHS style to it makes it feel like the game could been inspired from some sort of horror movie from the 80's or so. 

Getting started isn't difficult in itself even if we don't get much more info then "find a way out".  The enemies are cool. Freaky men with bull heads on with a bell sound to indicate that they are near. 

The only problem I had with the whole thing is that they won't chase you everywhere. As soon as you step into a "safe zone" they won't follow you. Even if they looking at you. Would be nice if they stop chasing you if they can't find you anymore for a more intensive gameplay. 

Other then that, you made a good game with a cool horror element to it. Keep it up and show off your skills. 

Great game! Really enjoyed the style and feel. Canโ€™t wait to see more. Keep up the good work!

Thanks!

Getting chased by men with cow heads has a habit of ruining your day...

I copouldn't figure oout where to go or what to do, this was the last game I played. 

Hi! Thanks for making this game, I made you a video

Great video! Thanks for playing the game!

It was an honor

I enjoyed this little horror game. Sweet and to the point. 

link to my channel: youtube.com/jonathick

Here's my play of the game, I see potential in this game, however in this current state it does need some work.  Hope to see more from you guys in the future! 

Very fun short horror experience a very cool concept and the cows were brilliant haha time well spent

Well this was fun. I enjoyed the whole experience. If you need something quick to help you evacuate your bowels look no further. Excellent game. Excellent effort. I look forward to seeing more from this team.


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Thanks for the playthrough! 

Part 2 of the gameplay :D

I would honestly say that this game gave me the major creeps, and I haven't been able to finish it XD So, I decided to do a little video of this with one of my other buddies as the "enemy", since me and several others call him Moo. I did the best I can

Creepy game as always and thanks for commenting my vid tho dev :D

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Really loved the VHS style graphics! Made everything really creepy lol. I didn't think I'd enjoy getting chased in the back of a restaurant by a cow cult but I did! 

Ribeye Charlie's is a short but sweet meaty little spook game that's easy for anyone to pick up and play. It also feels like an enjoyable starter level spook game, as it is pretty straightforward once you get into it and has simple controls. I'm not entirely sure why the player has Old VHS vision or why the enemies are cows...but I don't question it, because it all adds to the fun.

Good job on this, devs. You made a weird and amusing thing.

I really enjoyed this game. So many favorite moments came from this game. I loved that this was a 5 minute horror game as well.

Hey, thanks for playing!

Ey, so here's what I've gotta say about Ribeye Charlie's! Sorry about the lack of energy within the video down below; it was pretty late when recordin', hahah.

It was pretty short, so I don't have much to say on the matter. I did like the sounds that were put in, but I wish there was more. I liked the cowmen, but again, I wish there was more to them in terms of mechanics. The VHS filter was something I loved, but it became a bit uneasy for my eyes to stare at after a while. Gameplay was short, sweet, and to the point, which is a-okay in my books for an experience like this.

Overall, there's more to be desired, but it's a fun little game to play! Thank you for taking the time to read, and have a lovely day.


Made a video

I love the vhs effects. Nice and creepy game!

Thanks!

WHO'S FEELING HUNGRY? also fantastic short horror btw

 

Thanks!

this was an interesting and fun game! Could be really cool as a full game!

Thanks for playing!

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I loved this! The gameplay was just challenging enough to make it fun without being overly frustrating and I adored the VHS-style visuals. The atmosphere was charming and the cowpeople were hilariously creepy. I'll absolutely be keeping an eye out for more of your five-minute horrors, great job!

Thanks for the review and support, much appreciated!!

check out my gameplay if you d like? :D

A very neat, short horror game. It's a very neat idea to have the character come back after hours and realize somethings wrong. 

Loved the design and the VHS style of visuals, really reminded me of Puppet Combo style games. Unfortunately I played it before the recent update which fixed the obstacle avoidance but I still had fun, and those cows are terrifying. Thanks for the game

Thanks for playing, glad to hear you enjoyed it. Sorry about the bugs. At least the update gave us the chance to bring Charlie back to the maze!๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ


Had a little bit of a bug that could use a fixin' maybe but otherwise, needs maybe more potent horror

Thanks for the play through! Yeah, this version has an obstacle avoidance and screen ratio bug which didn't present itself while testing. Expect to see a new version to fix these issues.