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gripfeelies.zip *
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gripsrc.zip *
Source code to version 5.​0
grip.sol
Walkthrough
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Losing Your Grip

by Stephen Granade profile

Surreal
1998

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 5
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 2
Forgiveness Rating: Cruel
Baf's Guide ID: 1243
IFID: TADS2-A49F4441B26E44344F76C82A3361101E
TUID: folz7olvvczasp88

Off-Site Reviews

Gaming Enthusiast
As for the puzzles, they are rather difficult. Still, they are also really well integrated into the game, so fighting against them proves to be very rewarding.
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IF-Review
Getting a Grip on LYG
Very many things in this game are allegorical, and most do not reveal their deeper meaning until a later Fit, if at all. Stephen deliberately does not explain his own designs; he fears that players will see his words as authoritative (which makes sense, him being the author and all) when he is much more interested in what players think.
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SPAG

I certainly don't claim to understand everything that the author was driving at in Grip; there are many parts of the game whose significance isn't clear to me, and may well remain that way. But I enjoyed the parts of it that I thought I understood, and it kept me interested enough to play through and think about in order to make sense of the rest, no small feat for a full-length game. As both game and story by symbolism, Losing Your Grip deserves praise.
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Page Update History

  v.7: 27-Sep-2016 19:50 - Brian Kwak (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
Changed forgiveness
v.6: 22-Sep-2013 10:39 - Edward Lacey
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v.5: 28-Aug-2013 06:27 - Steven Watson
Changed genre, forgiveness
v.4: 17-Feb-2013 08:54 - Edward Lacey
Changed external review links
v.3: 04-Oct-2009 16:17 - Eriorg
Changed author
v.2: 29-Apr-2008 23:06 - Emily Short
Changed cover art
v.1: 16-Oct-2007 01:48 - IFDB
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