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A Flustered Duck

by Jim Aikin profile

2009

(based on 9 ratings)
1 member review

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: March 31, 2009
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 7
IFID: 67D1F34C-9057-421D-99D5-5EB862F4909B
TUID: g4cgwblf9pzr91u

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1st Place - Spring Thing 2009

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
You may be only a pig-boy, but you know your ducks., May 10, 2013
You play Elliott, a harried farmhand at Granny Grabby's farm. Her prized duck Mabel has swallowed the engagement ring you intended to surprise your girlfriend with this evening - you must get it back! With the help of your favourite pig Bessie, you will embark on an enjoyable load of puzzles and fetch-quests, that range from the simple to the slightly obtuse, but all full of this light, quirky humour.

The lightness does perhaps disguise that it is possible to put yourself in an unwinnable position without the game immediately telling you. However, these occasions seem rare, and with careful reading you should be able to avoid this (if the narrative voice seems iffy about your action, consider its necessity before continuing on). The inventory system is also rather inefficient - while the game will automatically shift items into a container when your hands are full, it then ceases to recognise you as 'having' these items, and you will have to take them again before attempting to use them. This is a minor quibble, however, and doesn't really get in the way of the fun.

In all, this is a great little comic puzzler, full of the joys of spring (and things).

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