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Escape from the Man-Sized Cabinet

by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Humor
2015

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(based on 7 ratings)
2 member reviews

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A promotional game for the upcoming US late night talk show The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. You play Stephen Colbert, who is bored and wanders into a man-sized cabinet.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: July 17, 2015
Current Version: Unknown
Development System: Twine
IFID: Unknown
TUID: 2ft7rij6dnle9hs7

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Nice pictures, not as great on the humour, July 17, 2015
by Victor Gijsbers (The Netherlands)
The visual aesthetics of this short twine game are very good: deliberately retro fonts are coupled to colourful, old-school pictures. The story features Stephen Colbert getting lost in a fantasy plot, and mostly revolves about twisting clichéd adventure and fantasy tropes. But this twisting is itself highly unoriginal, and the author tries a bit too hard to be funny. There is, unfortunately, none of the sharp political satire that made Colbert's show work.

Not a bad way to spend a few minutes, but forgettable.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
The pen is mightier than the sword, if you shoot that pen out of a gun, April 28, 2016
This is brilliant! Classic Colbert-ian humour wrapped up in a ridiculous Narnia-styled fantasy choose-your-own-adventure. The player character is Stephen Colbert himself - "Your are Stephen Colbert! Congratulations!" is the opening line - and all the locations and possible actions are described in that deliciously hilarious style.

Obviously, there is no political humour here, as its a send-up of the adventure game genre (and Colbert has stopped doing that character for a while now) so republicans can play too, safe in the knowledge that their worldview will not be subverted! ;)

It's a quick ten minute romp that nails the Stephen Colbert style dead-on. If you're a fan, it's a must-play, if you're not, it may even convert you.

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