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The Queen's Menagerie

by Chandler Groover profile

Fantasy
2016

(based on 16 ratings)
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About the Story

These beasts won't feed themselves.

A puzzleless exhibition. Ten to fifteen minutes.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2016
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Texture
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: Unknown
TUID: 52qxb0gl1h2xbmq4

Awards

15th Place - 22nd Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2016)

Editorial Reviews

The Breakfast Review
Partaking of Groover is like partaking of some everlasting, continuous feast, each story just another slice of the unending line-up. There is a sense of decadence, of something delectable made from organ meat and fat. Something baroque.
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catacalypto
Third person works well here, establishing a voyeuristic distance between reader and keeper thatís complicated by Textureís format of dragging. The platform requires slightly more input than a hyperlink, but less so than even a limited parser, and so seems particularly suited to work that deals with themes of implication, constraint, and guilt.
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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Though this is not a long piece, individual passages of prose are doing a lot of work. Dark, short, suitable for Gothic tastes, good for 10-15 minutes of play. Probably not for small children.
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These Heterogenous Tasks
Itís highly Gothic; the closest comparison I can think of is Mervyn Peake, although the thematics are very much in the same general territory as With Those We Love Alive.
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