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The Tiniest Room

by Erik108

2015

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(based on 21 ratings)
3 member reviews

About the Story

An "Escape the Room" kind of game made with less than 300 words for the Twiny Jam.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: April 5, 2015
Current Version: Unknown
Development System: Twine
IFID: Unknown
TUID: j082dsgq75k3o9o0

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Entrant - Twiny Jam

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Tiny escape game done right, September 2, 2016
by verityvirtue (London)
Porpentine's Twiny Jam has sparked off a multitude of tiny Twines, each using 300 words or less, and it has been a veritable education seeing how people use those 300 words.

In The Tiniest Room, the author opts for a minimalist escape the room game. It provides the bare minimum you need to know, yet has all the usual keys and combination locks that you might expect from an escape game.

What really puts the cream on the cake is the ending, and so, as the Chinese idiom says (no, it actually exists), the sparrow may be small, it's nonetheless complete (麻雀虽小,五脏俱全). A good exercise in what you can do with very little.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A charmingly tiny escape-room game, January 25, 2017
by SLane
Related reviews: puzzles,
A lovely little escape room game. Very short. Recommended.

Very complex Twiny Jam game, August 6, 2015
by MathBrush
Related reviews: less than 15 minutes
Twiny Jam is a competition requiring entries to have 300 words or less in the code. Many of these games are pretty spare. This game is one of the richest and complex I've seen within this word limit. It is a one-room escape game with numerous puzzles.

As a non-Twiny Jam game, it is only a short bit of fun. But as an example of what you can do in a constrained format, it is excellent.

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