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The Statue Got Me High

by Ryan Veeder profile

Episode 6 of Apollo 18 Tribute Album
Surreal
2012

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(based on 25 ratings)
3 member reviews

About the Story

Your job is to make sure John's party is successful. It won't be, though. Written for the Apollo 18+20 tribute album project.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: March 26, 2012
Current Version: 1
License: Free
Development System: Inform 7
IFID: 784FF87B-335B-4AC7-9800-37D055A39D87
TUID: cjsvhlsg328la8

Awards

Nominee, Best NPCs - 2012 XYZZY Awards


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Enjoyable with no prior knowledge, December 1, 2013
by streever (America)
I am clueless concerning both They Might Be Giants and the opera this is apparently an adaptation of; despite my glaring faults, flaws, and ignorance, I enjoyed this game.

The writing is good. The story is interesting and absurd, in the way that Veeder typically writes, but with a sense of a deeper and more meaningful theme.

The actual mechanics are relatively simple. Although I had a paper and pen out, making notes, it turns out I didn't need any of them at all.

I played several of the Apollo games, and found this to be my favorite of the ones I played. A strong effort around a good story with a minimum of puzzles, this was a successful narrative.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Clever surrealism based on Don Giovanni and They Might Be Giants, February 3, 2016
This game is short and absurd. It appears at first to be a difficult logic puzzle, where you have to decide who sits where at dinner. It then becomes increasingly absurd.

This is from the Apollo 18 Tribute Album, which apparently was a collection of games which were based on the lyrics of songs on the so-named album by They Might Be Giants, and which included other great games like Dinner Bell.

All in all, it's just a fun descent into madness. No drugs involved, as far as I can see.

0 of 13 people found the following review helpful:
Obscure plot, annoying puzzle, May 4, 2012
by Ray
I suppose the game's driving idea is to make opaque references to some music band I neither know nor like. There is not enough context provided inside to understand what it is all about - it drops you into some dinner preparation scene pretty much without any explanation of who you or the other mentioned characters are. Even the introductory text is difficult to understand and doesn't connect to the initial scene, which is probably meant to make the player curious but instead just seems annoying. Early in the game it becomes apparent that there isn't going to be much story, but rather some bothersome puzzles to solve - which is where I quit.

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