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About the StoryThe beach is a strip of heat.
You stand knee deep in the water, facing out to sea.
Familiar voices shimmer behind your head.
You take a breath, and then begin.
A game about swimming, thinking and the distant possibility of escape.
Salt is best experienced with headphones and a keyboard.
Music by Paws Menu.
30th Place - 23rd Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2017)
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It's not a puzzle to solve, exactly. If you are looking for a parser based "traditional" IF game, look elsewhere. This is more of a thought experiment, or maybe a spirit journey.
I see this game as being similar in feel to For a Change by Dan Schmidt, if only in the minimalist yet evocative writing. It was paced in a way that kept me. I experienced this fully immersed in the experience, and I arrived at the end changed, a different being.
Without giving too much away about the process, I will say that it is in some senses more of a meditative exercise or a fully immersive poem than a game to "win" or lose. This in no way detracts from the fact that this is outstanding, brilliant, and something I will be recommending for clients I work with as part of art or play therapy.
Minimalism that works--my favorite thing.
May speak to some on a more personal level than others. Resonating, and clear as a bell.
A rhythm-game interactive fiction in the magical realism genre, November 16, 2017
It's a magical realism story centered on one moment in time, as you swim from one beach to another. I found it effective, but the interactivity wasn't quite what I liked.
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