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brevity quest

by Chris Longhurst profile

2017

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(based on 8 ratings)
2 member reviews

About the Story

it's a quest!

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Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: April 7, 2017
Current Version: Unknown
Development System: Twine
Forgiveness Rating: Nasty
IFID: Unknown
TUID: buptugo6n5h6nbt4

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Entrant, Main Festival - Spring Thing 2017

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Time cave RPG with sparse prose, May 17, 2017
by verityvirtue (London)
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This is an RPG in the barest sense of the word. You choose a class. You encounter characters and go places, each narrated within the space of one line. The brevity of each passage belies a very broadly branching decision tree. In fact, given how widely stories could diverge, I found the narration of your choices in the end to be a nice touch. brevity quest makes liberal use of familiar tropes and creatures, making the reader's imagination take up most of the storytelling slack.

Several games share the text-sparse, location-based mould. A few which come to mind: The Tiniest Room, vale of singing metals or even burning temples.

What makes these worth having a look at are how they simplify foreign terrains, diplomatic moves and combat into the sparse language they use. I found pleasant small surprises, at times, when the game (brevity quest, but the others as well) showed me that it wasn't just branching blindly - it remembered the decisions that I made. Of course, this is technically very easy to do, but satisfying nonetheless.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
An apparent microtwine adventure that is bigger than it seems, May 11, 2017
This seems like a super small game (like TwinyJam or something) but is in fact quite large; the author claims it has "~29000 words in 723 nodes". It is strongly branching, but also pretty fun; it also has nice background changes, especially in the ocean scenes.

It's a fun game for a diversion. Recommended.

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