The game was cool. I won't be like a broken record and complain about there not being an ending (most of the other commenters took care of that). I was almost ready to give up on the game. A few times, I would get four of the kids, but couldn't find the last one. Finally beat it though.
You could think of it not having an ending like this: You saved the five people. Now what do you do? You can't travel far enough to escape during the storm so you'll just have to wait. Or, maybe since there is no food or supplies in the cabin, the main character knew that they wouldn't survive, but at least wanted to bring everyone together in the end.