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Cryptophasia

by Alan DeNiro (as L. Starr Voronoi) profile

Science Fiction
2014

(based on 8 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

"Ever since the fall of the Galactic Thessalocracy 40 years ago, on account of the erebus plague, the one thing that has bound people together across far-flung star systems has been a love of Viennese pastries."

Pilot your starship, trade tortes for ASMR videos, avoid pirates, embark on adventures, and maybe even discover the secrets of the galaxy. Multiple playthroughs are encouraged.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: May 13, 2014
Current Version: 1.5
License: Freeware
Development System: Twine
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: Unknown
TUID: efj3hf15kjv9rd9i

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Entrant - ShuffleComp 2014


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Selling Viennese pastries in space, September 21, 2016
by verityvirtue (London)
Related reviews: sanguine
[Time to completion: 20-30 minutes]

This cyberpunk-styled Twine is based on the Shufflecomp release. I could not access version 1.5.

You are a space baker in a galaxy where everyone's voice is surgically removed at birth. For entertainment and relaxation, people watch ASMR videos; in fact, people have implants to enhance the effect of such videos.

This game is broadly branching, with a few major decision-making points leading to different and distinct endings. The author has really thought about the setting, here, and merges the incongruous (Viennese pastries, ASMR) with the typically dystopian (a great plague, a disfigured people) to create something wonderful.

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