So I went into The Tomatoes are OK knowing… not really much of anything at all. I hit the strange landing page after hearing that it was little unnerving, and jumped straight in. I suggest you do the same.
If you haven’t played or don’t want to play Dan Sanderson’s newest weird-horror adventure, stop here if there’s any part of you that wants to experience it for yourself. I’ll warn you, it leans into some light jump-scare territory a couple times, but nothing that’s going to keep you up at night.
For the rest of you, this is a Really Strange Thing! You start off wandering through some woods, checking out some things-that-should-not-be-in-the-woods and wondering if this section is all the game has to offer. I was a bit disappointed after clicking some large buttons and earning an actual in-game trophy, thinking that the game had ended there. Nope, not at all.
Without having this post just be a recap of the game in its entirety, know this: You eventually find a door standing in the middle of the woods. Once it opens, it clearly does not lead to where it should. The game then takes you on a journey through multiple horror-scapes, visiting dead pigs, a watching “Mother”, and some tomatoes that are NOT OK. Like I mentioned before, this thing is Weird.
Other than yelling at my screen after turning around to realize I was being chased, it’s hard to make sense of what happens here. As a friend of mine ungraciously called it, this game is definitely some “dumb abstract shit.”
If you’re like me and really like Dumb Abstract Shit, go check on The Tomatoes over on the game’s itch.io page.