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Little Blue Men

by Michael S. Gentry profile

Satire/Horror/Science Fiction
1998

About the Story

This game is a joke. This game is a warning. This game is a satire. This game is inspired in equal parts by Vaclav Havel's "The Memorandum" and Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas". This game is a big, stupid shaggy dog story.
[--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Forgiveness Rating: Nasty
Baf's Guide ID: 471
IFID: ZCODE-1-980923-6B6B
TUID: l7qf2lyc563kk84p

Off-Site Reviews

SPAG
Little Blue Men is, at bottom, a highly bizarre game. It begins in a ho-hum office setting and abruptly shifts into...well, it's hard to say. Sci-fi/horror/dystopia/fantasy, maybe. The result, though uneven in spots, is certainly unique, and rather disturbing as well: familiar elements of the office environment are given a sinister cast, and the game is enlivened throughout by macabre humor.
-- Duncan Stevens a.k.a. Second April

I quite enjoyed this game, although it was a bit vulgar, but not too vulgar.
-- David Ledgard
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>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page

There's a lot to like about this game. It is written well, and although it doesn't achieve an overall arc, it does contain moments which can be quite moving or frightening. Technically I could find very little for which to fault it, both in its writing and its coding. Its puzzles may have had some unpleasant content, but they were clever and engaging, and generally quite well integrated with the storyline. But for me, it did not succeed as a work of art. Nonetheless, I respect it for being an ambitious but flawed experiment -- I'll take that over competent repetition any day.
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  v.7: 12-Nov-2015 08:02 - Michael Gentry (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.5: 29-Apr-2009 18:11 - Dave Chapeskie
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v.4: 02-Jun-2008 14:58 - Michael Gentry
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v.3: 09-May-2008 11:19 - Paul O'Brian
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v.2: 11-Mar-2008 16:36 - David Welbourn
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v.1: 16-Oct-2007 01:49 - IFDB
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