The Hunting: Part 1 Throws ‘You’ Into A Tap-Crazy Zombie-pocalypse [Review]

The Hunting Part 1

The Hunting is an interactive zombie film made for — and with — the iPhone. It presents a world in which the undead rise because of a spontaneous global failure of antibiotics. But that’s not really important; the main thing is that zombies are in the room.

The Hunting: Part 1 by Wotsamaflip Studios Ltd.
Category: iOS Games
Works With: iPhone
Price: Free

The first part of the story runs about 12 minutes, and it sets the scene pretty well. Your character (you) wake up, put your pants on, and discover that a bunch of things are on fire in the distance, and some ugly sucker in your kitchen wants to kill you. You do a bit of swiping and tapping, make a couple choices, and then you’re done.

It’s very short, but what’s there is promising.

It all takes place from a first-person perspective; as the events unfold, you make decisions as to what happens next. For example, your weight on a door is the only thing keeping a zombie from coming through and chewing various bits off of you. You can go for the front door or the window: Which will it be?

It’s very short, but what’s there is promising.

The decisions in Part 1 don’t seem to affect a whole lot (neither the door nor the window is “right”), but the entire thing feels like a free teaser to the paid followups (Part 2 is currently available for a dollar). Here’s hoping that the next ones have a bit more meat on them.

Otherwise, you know. The zombies will starve.

The Hunting Part 1Game Name: : The Hunting: Part 1
The Good: Excellent production values and an interesting idea.
The Bad: “Choices” don’t mean anything, very short.
The Verdict It’s a great concept, but hopefully the followups will be more substantial.
Buy from: App Store

Cult of Mac rating: 3/5

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Evan KillhamEvan Killham is a freelance writer who lives in Nebraska and isn't interested in football, so he has plenty of time to play and think about video games. He has written for Bitmob and GamesBeat and sometimes, he even goes outside. But not too often because he's heard there are bees out there.

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