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About the StorySomeone's been bopping the field mice on the head, and only Good Fairy, Senior Detective can find out who.
A parser-driven noir adventure based on the interactive fiction of Ryan Veeder.
Nominee, Best Game; Winner, Best Story; Nominee, Best Setting; Winner, Best NPCs; Nominee, Best Individual NPC; Nominee, Best Individual PC - 2016 XYZZY Awards
Entrant, Back Garden - Spring Thing 2016
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The narrative was witty and entertaining; the locations were nicely set out with not too much to-ing and fro-ing; the puzzles weren't particularly difficult but none-the-less kept me playing.
The npc characterisations were good and although very limited in interactivity, presented enough variety in the responses not to come across as 'token'.
As a small gripe, the 'easy-exit' presented at the beginning seemed unnecessary - with this available, I would perhaps have preferred a form of score so you would know how you did when exiting.
I definitely recommended this.
I didn't have much fun solving the puzzles, but it was worth playing!
A blend of nursery rhymes, puns, and Ryan Veeder references with great NPCs, April 7, 2016
This game takes the nursery rhyme "Little Bunny Foo Foo" and references from Veeder's games and blends them into a truly enjoyable story. The highlight of this story is the dialog, masterfully written and emotionally affecting.
You play the Good Fairy who is trying to help out Foo Foo the rabbit. There's a long street with shops and people to investigate.
It's hard to describe the game more without having you play it. Suffice it to say that this is my favorite game of 2016 (up to mid-April, when I'm rating this).
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