December 14th-17th 2012 :: Theme: You are the Villain

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The Heist

by alexlarioza - Jam Entry

Hey all, I joined the event quite late and ended up missing the compo deadline, but I was able to finish for the Jam. :)

This is my first time using the Quest engine and also my first interactive fiction! As a result, I severely under estimated the time required to write an IF and plan out the plot. So the story is a bit dry and the ending anti-climatic.

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kevincorrigan says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 11:51pm

Nice its pretty good for only having 12 hours to work on it.

pillbrain says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 11:56pm

To be honest, I didn't manage to get engaged in the game, it was just a little too hard to get the story to go anywhere.

nathanj439 says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 12:19am

It was fun, but I had to cheat by looking at the source to figure out some of the puzzles. The computer gives an incorrect code to the vault. The grammar and spelling errors are a bit distracting as well.

alexlarioza says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 12:59am

@Pillbrain Yeah, unfortunately I didn't have enough time to actually flesh out the story in a sensible manner, which is why the beginning rooms have more content than later ones.

@nathanj439 I have a track record of difficult games, but regarding the incorrect password issue: yikes! I've updated the game to fix the incorrect password problem. Regarding spelling/grammar, I wanted to proof the game for such issues after I finished but I unfortunately ran out of time. :(

pythong says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 9:53pm

kill old man
>>you can't kill him


zatyka says ...
Dec 20, 2012 @ 3:04am

I hard a hard time telling which text was bold. I really like text adventures, so I was excited to play. It was a bit frustrating to be so limited in what I could do, but I'm still impressed that you did it all in 12 hours.

Ace says ...
Dec 21, 2012 @ 9:23pm

Damn, been way too long since I last played a good text adventure. Remember working with the Quest engine several years back when they were still played, I'm amzed it still exists.
Was a pretty good adventure even if the story could've used some more fleshing out, and I guess the puzzles could've been improved as well.

BlackBulletIV says ...
Dec 25, 2012 @ 2:06am

I didn't get particularly far. So much command guessing! The help command only lists a few. I wasn't able to guess how to talk about subjects and the like.

alexlarioza says ...
Dec 25, 2012 @ 3:45am

@BlackBulletIV All of the commands (except the command ask subjects, which are in bold in the text) can be found on the buttons on the UI of the quest client (take, drink, etc) so there is no need to guess anything.

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