April 26th-29th 2013 :: Theme: Minimalism

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The Strange Room

by eyecreate - 48 Hour Compo Entry

I started off this weekend with a Polycode/Lua entry, but after realizing early on I was running into more troubles than I could handle, I decided to try another route. So here's my entry, a minimalistic IF.

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Ian MacLarty says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:45am

Looks interesting, but I couldn't figure out how to enter the password into the computer. Could just be my unfamiliarity with text-based adventures.

frr171 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:51am

I like the environmental descriptions - unfortunately, I couldn't figure out how to type the password from the slip into the computer.

eyecreate says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:43pm

I ran out of time to make good alternatives to certain verbs. There isn't a way to type [something] on [something], just type on [something], which assumes you mean an important item like the password.

May 5, 2013 @ 7:35pm

First of all, I'll just say that I'm no good at Inform and wouldn't be able to create an IF game in such a short time.

That said, while this is a solid entry, there's nothing that really wowed me. The writing is extremely sparse (fair enough, given the theme), the set-up has been done before, and the security system in the facility seems a bit lax. Also, "paper" really should be a synonym for "slip".

Hope I'm not sounding too negative. You clearly know how to make IF games; I just wanted a bit more plot and/or innovation.

Dotanukii says ...
May 19, 2013 @ 11:42pm

It fits with the theme pretty well. i liked the writing, but i found the verbs difficult to use and i wasn't sure what word i could use.

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