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Blink

by Ian Waddell

Slice of life
2004

(based on 9 ratings)
1 member review

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 2382
IFID: ZCODE-1-040926-76CA
TUID: honstaavp2mczam2

Awards

21st Place - 10th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2004)

Editorial Reviews

Baf's Guide


Blink clearly has been conceived as an antiwar piece, but the overall effect is pretty weak. The reasons for that are the paper-thin implementation, but mostly the fact the author seems to know only roughly what he wants to say. Although the game has almost no puzzles, there's at least one spot to get you stuck.

-- Valentine Kopteltsev

SPAG

Other people may find this game preachy. I did not. Others may find it too short; I did not. For what it was, it was precisely the right length, and filling it out further would have detracted from it.
-- Carolyn Magruder
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>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page

[T]here are the seeds of an excellent game in Blink. If it really had offered multiple paths, it could have been a compelling presentation of difficult choices, a la Tapestry. Even if it had remained on rails but its story and characters had been better fleshed out, it might have made a pretty moving character study. In its current state, though it's nicely implemented and it hangs together okay, it feels falsely advertised, and there's just not enough meat on its bones.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A good effort, October 31, 2007
by Nusco (Bologna, Italy)
Related reviews: IF Competition 2004
A short, nearly puzzleless, anti-war familiar drama. Very competent use of the medium and an interesting story. Too rhetorical and deliberate to be genuinely moving, but it gets close. It deserves to be played multiple times.

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