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Friendly Foe

by Mike Sousa profile

Humor/Slice of life
2003

(based on 3 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

That bunny has done enough damage to your garden. Today is the day you're finally going to catch him. Armed with carrots and a fishing net, you set your sights on its home. This is going to be easy...

Game Details

Language: English (en-US)
Current Version: 2
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 2
Baf's Guide ID: 2108
IFIDs:  TADS2-E9D7AF9D4A0FEA53518EA1B637A5E523
TADS2-E4CBEE9ADF24A60AC827760676A38739
TUID: 3vjy918gbf0s4cpd

Awards

Entrant, Event - 2003 IF Art Show

Editorial Reviews

Baf's Guide


Essentially a single-puzzle game with a large number of interesting diversionary activities -- as befits this entry in the 2003 Art Show. Your mission is to defeat the cute little rabbit destroying your beloved garden. Whether or not you succeed in doing so, there are a large number of entertaining tools and garden implements with which you can wreak havoc. If you just can't get enough landscaping in your real life, this is the game for you.

-- Emily Short

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A cute little art piece about catching a rabbit, February 13, 2016
In this charming little gem from the IF art show, you play an amateur farmer trying to keep a rabbit out of his garden by catching it. As is usual for the art show, the focus is on the experience more than puzzles, so you have tons of items that are well-implemented (a ladder, a tractor, a chainsaw, a net, carrots, etc.) and can use them in creative ways.

The writing is cute, and much of the subtext is about your feelings about the rabbit.

It was based on a true story. I was impatient, so I looked up the ending, but winning isn't really the point; the point is your experience.

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