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

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What Would You Do?

by Psytew - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Thanks for playing the game, if you do. It fits quite well with the theme, being a mere text adventure. It features nine endings, and if you want to truly understand the whole plot, you need to find them all! It's not particularly hard, but keep a pen by you to write down the code for the true ending. Thanks again!

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Perry says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:30am

A game made in .bat, I have never seen this before... There are a few bugs, I encountered, such as:

echo 1.) Meet with him in person.
echo 2.) Go to the robbery site.
set /p var=Set Command:
if %var%==1 goto RobberySite
if %var%==2 goto Meethiminperson

Otherwise everything worked just as planned, I didn't get a good ending however.

Skye says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:43pm

I like the .bat aspect of it. Very minimal

TheColorMan says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:50pm

Interesting story. I accitentily sent a robber away free on my first try.. at least I think he's a robber. Oops.

srimech says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:51pm

I played through a couple of times. I think this is the most engaging batch file I've played! It's nicely written.

xgeovanni says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:56pm

I love this game. I love it so much. Please make twelve sequels.

QXD-me says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:06pm

I quite liked it for the most part. Some of the more serious parts seem to have been handled a little heavy-handedly but on the whole it was good.

One bug I noticed: the reaction to the choise talk to him in person or go to robbery site is backwards

reheated says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:26pm

Nice writing and I like the way the 8 different sequences all build up pieces of the truth. And I'm impressed that you would torture yourself by making a game in a bat file. (BTW, "Questionbussiness" and "TrueEnding" labels are broken.)

Psytew says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:05pm

Thanks to everyone who pointed out the bugs- It should be fully fixed by now. It was just a mixing up of numbers and colons, but again, thank you.

Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:15pm

Full points for theme.

fueelin says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:32pm

5 star use of the theme. .bat files are awesome. Doesn't seem to handle backspace though... Or maybe it's just the bug someone else pointed out with the wrong choice-number mapping. If that's the case, the bug still exists.

Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:50pm

good job man.. bat :)

Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:52pm

I don't have windows :(

TaleLore says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:04pm

Very minimal, I'll give you that.

Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:03am

I did the ending number 5, i dont know if won xD.... but nice story bro :D and also nice work on using the .bat files :D

protensity says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:16am

Neat idea for the theme for sure. I like narrative games.

Sometimes a little hard to read due to the wall of text.

Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:08am

Definitely very well done, and I had to play through every time to get the good ending and solve it all :) Super creative, loved it!

Apr 30, 2013 @ 8:23am

I no longer am on windows so I can't play the batch file. That said, I remember hacking together an actual full-on application in .bat decades ago. Just seeing this really took me back in time.

Kudos on you. Maybe one of my friends has a windows machine to run this on?

vinull says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 12:13am

This is a great idea for the theme, a text adventure in a .bat file!

Crazi456 says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 12:15am

Fits theme perfectly!

kibertoad says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 12:16am

Bonus poitns for doing this in .bat
Writing was so-so, but overall I enjoyed the game.

Jod says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 1:13pm

Awesome that you made a .bat file. I had to finish the story and see what was really happening. Well written, I am impressed!

dem0 says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 1:14pm

When I chose to go to the robbery site it went to meet the robberer in person. Otherwise, a nice text adventure and truly very minimalistic!

raoz says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 1:24pm

That was fun.

vico87 says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 7:00pm

Great game! Minimalistic, several choices and endings, fun to play.

May 1, 2013 @ 10:22pm

Oh my gosh. This game is the best thing ever. I want to play this game forever and have my children play it one day. I must have more. I must.

Brunodev says ...
May 16, 2013 @ 3:39pm

It fits the theme well. Also, awesome that you made it in a bat!

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