A downloadable game for Windows

Sometimes you just need to get away from people. Avoid engaging in small talk by blasting your way out of a conversation. Survive as long as possible and develop your introverted skills in this meat-themed shooter.


-Can be played with HTC Vive, Oculus Rift (experimental), or standard keyboard and mouse!

-Blast meat people with various weapons! (more to come)

-A suburban backyard BBQ setting! (more levels soon)

-Gain the ranks of Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Prime Rib!

-Life-size meat people! (In VR)

Standard Controls:

WASD - Movement

Shift - Run

Q -Left hand pickup/drop

E -Right hand pickup/drop

Left/Right Mouse Button - Fire weapon in corresponding hand


How To Meat People (DEMO V2) (141 MB)

Development log


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Well, this was different. I like the idea of this so far, with the shooting food people with the motivation of just trying to be alone for a bit. That's relatable among many gamers.

I will say, however, that it definitely needs some tweaking. I found it way too hard trying to get the batteries into the machine. And when you finally get a gun it just eats through ammo in the blink of an eye.  Maybe set it so the use key just clicks the battery into the machine so you're not struggling while being swarmed. Also, for a gun game, I felt like I was moving at a snail's pace for most of it, even if enemy speed was kept relative to it. Still, overall, this is looking good and I like what you have going on. Keep up the good work.

Hey thanks for the review! I absolutely agree that it may be a bit difficult in beginning of the round. I guess I got used to it after play testing so much! With the new version, I added a system that will guarantee an item drop every other kill. That guarantee becomes every x + 1 after a certain amount of kills, and so on and so on. If luck is on your side and if you increase the spawn rate in the new unlock menu, you could be seeing an item drop every kill! I really do like the idea of maybe  using the mouse  to just auto insert the battery,  that would make a lot more sense. As of the new version I added a funnel made of wood to help it get in. I'll look into making the character a bit faster, but I want to keep it similar the pace with the vr locomotion system. Thanks again for the support! I'm glad you liked it!

I guess the speed thing makes sense with the VR support. I don't know much about programming, so I wouldn't know if it's possible to have different speeds for different controls. Glad you liked the idea about clicking batteries in though. That'll probably help a LOT. Will there be other meat people over time or just sassages?

Oh there will be steak bros, portly drum sticks, grumpy hamburgers, and many more. They'll all have their own personalities. Also every 100 or so kills an extrovert will appear with a bit more health and speed.

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This game was so simple, but so FUN!! I absolutely suck at it, but I still enjoyed playing it, I even continued playing it after recording. Some things I would like to see happen with the game are more things to interact with, (I was really hoping we could do something with the grill because LETS COOK THEM!! I also think it would be really cool if we could set up traps or just use environmentals more... but maybe I could and I just didn't find it or do the right thing?) Other than that it's real small stuff, I wish when we ran, we ran a bit faster, and I wish there was a section that I could look at for the controls rather than figuring them out for myself or coming all the way back to Itch.io to read them, and lastly, GIVE ME MORE BULLETS!!! I had the idea of maybe the hot dogs just dropping bullets or something when you kill them, or maybe you could do something else with the dispenser machine, i'm not sure. I always felt like I ran out of bullets within the first minute of picking it up!! I do really like the weapons and I can not wait to see what else you add. I can not wait to see what kind of challenges you'll be adding, and I read your update about petting the dog that pops in and I LOVE IT!! This game was great and I could not stop smiling! And once there's more added with challenges and future updates I definitely want to come back to this game and check out the improvements you've made, I look forward to it! 

Hey thanks for the review! Much appreciated! After seeing how people interacted with the game, I had a better understanding of what needs to be explained. So in future updates there will be a tutorial level to better describe controls for both VR and Standard, as well as some of the mechanics. Also seeing how many times people went without a weapon, I tweaked the spawning system to guarantee an item drop early in the level. But as you rack up more kills the standard spawning rates apply and thus making the prime rib just as elusive. Expect to see new weapons such as: crossbows with bbq skewers bolts, heavy machine guns, flamethrowers, and diversionary cardboard cutouts to distract the meat people. Thanks again for the review! And happy meating people!

Oooohhh I can't wait to try those out and the cardboard cut outs sound AWESOME!!!  :D

Hi, I really want to play this game, but I can't download it, either in browser or through the app

Hey, so it seems to be a technical issue. I was experiencing the same problem when I tried. I contacted itch support. Hopefully we can have you blasting hot dog people asap! Thank you for your interest and I'll let you know when the game is back up.

So everything seems to be back in order and the download link is up. Enjoy!

Hey really liked this game! There is something really satisfying about blowing apart sausage people, especially in VR! Great sense of comedy too. Can't wait to see what more Vertnacular will do with this. Especially want more weapons to kill those wieners!

Hey thanks! Your prayers have been answered in the next update! Check out the recent devlog for more info.