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Version 1.1
Post-Comp version, released in 2012
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Original competition version of 2001
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A Night Guest

by Valentine Kopteltsev profile

Humor
2001

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About the Story

"If you're fond of bad poetry, you'll like this one. Also, it probably would make a valid entry for the Inventory Comp." [--blurb from Competition Aught-One]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1.1
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 2
Baf's Guide ID: 1690
IFID: TADS2-A82D931B6C61E3FF5D39F4F63F4F86CC
TUID: k2oi1p21c3zyii55

Awards

16th Place - 7th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2001)

Editorial Reviews

>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page

It's an amusing poem (what there is of it, anyway -- the whole thing is quite short), but it's very clear that the game was built around the poem rather than vice versa. Thus, it feels rather like reading a book that forces you to say a magic word before you can turn the page. The "puzzles" (really just figuring out how to respond to the game's cues) don't add much, and I was left with the feeling that the whole thing would have been much more pleasant had it been just an illustrated chapbook rather than a narrative poem pretending to be interactive. Of course, I recognize how amazingly difficult it would be to create a game that actually expressed itself in verse but was a game first and foremost. No doubt that's why it hasn't been done yet.
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I'm interested in games that take the fiction of IF to new levels. These are not straightforward, plot driven games. Think instead of games that play like poetry, or games that focus on a character's revelation.

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