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Naked Shades

by Lamia Queenz - Jam Entry

by Andi McClure (http://runhello.com)

and Porpentine (http://aliendovecote.com)

A Twine game with a persistent online world, naked ghosts, and murderous lamias.

To our knowledge this is the first networked implementation of murderous lamia attacks in a Twine, and the first online multiplayer Twine ever made.

Comprehend the ecosystem, and you may find the ending.

(big thanks to leon arnott)

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protensity says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:35am

I like the feel of this one. It's not as much about narrative as it is about the feeling of each piece.

Is there an ending? I couldn't find one. I also ran into a bug with a corpse.

mcc says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:33am

Hi protensity-- we fixed two bugs with corpses during submission hour, one gamebreaking, and this would have been uploaded after you played. With the bugs fixed we tested and it is possible to win. Porpentine has done it.

triplefox says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:53am

i'm winner

Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:14am

Very evocative.

Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:27am

I didn't win... I made lots of Lamia run away, but in the end I think I got lost. Maybe I'll make a map next time.

L says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:34am

This is the greatest videogame in human history.

Radiatoryang says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:37am


Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:50am

Oh neat! This is multi-player? I didn't realize that! I had hoped that my game was the only multi-player interactive fiction... OK well I will give this another spin and put more effort into understanding.

(if I'd known Twine could be used for multiplayer stories, maybe I wouldn't have rolled my own).


mcc says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:03am

arrogant.gamer... Twine *couldn't* be used for multiplayer stories before we released this... we wrote the software that makes it possible *during the jam* :D

I'll be cleaning up and publicly releasing the multiplayer-Twine framework as open source as soon as I can (I need to detangle the game-specific parts from the generic parts, and I might refine the API a little). In the meanwhile thanks for letting us know about your game.

Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:09am

Congratulations on making a multiplayer twine game! Very cool, the sparse use of words in each description does a good job of developing a very vivid mental image. I found myself rapidly clicking through the links for areas I had already visited, which wasn't very fun for me but I believe it to be an action specifically designed into the game to make the shock of death by lamia that much worse. Good work.

Apr 30, 2013 @ 8:16am

Persistence, in a twine game? Nice work!

jackspinoza says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:25am

nice nice, I said "miaow" and "parp" into the void. nice economy of words, effective, solid.

saguaro says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:13pm

This. Also, I think I ate my own corpse??? Satisfying!

Apr 30, 2013 @ 2:31pm

Hi eskaibo, I enjoyed your piano playing and then I ate your corpse I hope you don't mind!

enzo says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 5:10pm

I got spells like whoa. an aura like fresh cut grass. my ancestors have defeated armies of skeleton warriors. my skin is mossy, like a newborn babe's.

I can't get enough of this world, gosh

Loren says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:31pm

What a cool experience, awesome narrative :) Thanks for sharing this!

The4thCircle says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:05pm

uh oh
The webpage at http://vote.runhello.com:4334/twine/shades.html might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.
Error 103 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_ABORTED): Unknown error.

DkCub23 says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:26pm

Not my type of game, but for what I played, it seemed well made.

mcc says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 3:01am

The4thCircle: The server has been having some periodic difficulties. I'm trying to take steps to prevent this from happening again. In the meantime if you see server issues happening please tweet me @mcclure111 and I'll do something quick.

Jyrkface says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 3:27am

Super interesting project! Surprisingly fun, but really the fact that you created this twine extension in the timeframe of the jam alone is impressive. I hope it catches on!

r3d5 says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 7:12am

How long is it supposed to pause at a blank screen? My screen was dark for a few minutes a couple times. Had to reload.

mcc says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 8:27am

It should never pause at a blank screen for more than a second. *Usually* you shouldn't notice blank screens at all, the blank screen should go by too quickly to notice. If the screen goes dark and stays that way for more than ten seconds, you can assume the server burped and your game is effectively "crashed". Sorry :( We didn't have time to implement retry/failover behavior.

Foxtacy says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 4:13am

Nice! kinda like Zork! :D

sharbelfs says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 4:37am

Just like old times. Good.

Sebastian says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 8:57am

Really really like it! Writing is so good.

tankete says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 2:49am

Unique. Not a fan of the style/genre, but that's a preference. Executed well. Should. Have. Made. A. Map. :)

donp3yote says ...
May 10, 2013 @ 2:57am

Gave me goose bumps. I had no idea about multiplayer in IF, that's very unique indeed. I loved the solo campaign just fine though : )

alwaysinbeta says ...
May 13, 2013 @ 5:14pm

Lovely writing. Enjoyed playing. Got killed first time, couldn't find ending second time.

Ryusui says ...
May 16, 2013 @ 9:10pm

Sad to see the "ecosystem" had been picked clean by the time I was able to get to it - apparently there's something missing that I can't collect, no matter how many times I die. Other than that, brilliant concept.

Hate9 says ...
May 3, 2018 @ 6:24pm

For the record, the download no longer works. I really wish I could still play this.

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