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by Charles Mangin


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(based on 2 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

It is pitch black. You are a grue.

Can you catch your next meal, or will you succumb to starvation and worse?

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2017
Current Version: 5
License: Creative Commons
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Polite
IFID: Unknown
TUID: ji9b06p3iyhcyf8y


Entrant - 23rd Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2017)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A good enough first effort, October 2, 2017
by Sobol (Russia)
The game feels a bit unfair, but it's so short and your options as a grue are so limited that it isn't hard to win; in-game hints are also available. There are several nice atmospheric touches like referring to the human NPC as "it", the description of the starting location, some customized responses, etc. And even many standard responses - e.g. the infamous "hollow voice" - seem completely at home in this setting.

I'd like to see more parser games from the author. Hopefully with some more polish - this one doesn't list beta-testers and is kind of rough.


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