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The Space Under the Window

by Andrew Plotkin profile

Romance
1997

About the Story

A new, experimental game that has no puzzles but uses only words that change your focus on things, thereby adapting the story.
[--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 2
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 920
IFID: ZCODE-2-970402-C5C9
TUID: egtt6j8vif0plzrc

Off-Site Reviews

SPAG
Not being able to exercise control over the character -- yet playing in the second person nonetheless -- is a strange and disconcerting feeling, and the haphazard ways that your input affects events reinforce the sense that you are witnessing rather than participating in the narrative. The result is subversive in its way -- it questions the assumption that you are sent to an interactive-fiction environment to do something concrete, make an effect, rather than experience what's there. In effect, it makes the scene itself, and what happens there, more important than you, the player (though you as the player are distinct from "you", the character), since your importance is mostly to enter commands that allow you to see more. In that the setting is almost entirely fixed in one location, Space... also forces the player to appreciate the minute details that Plotkin brings out.
-- Duncan Stevens a.k.a. Second April
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  v.4: 23-Sep-2013 14:20 - Edward Lacey (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.2: 11-Mar-2008 21:51 - David Welbourn
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