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10pm

by litrouke profile

Slice of life
2017

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(based on 17 ratings)
2 member reviews

About the Story

10pm, and dinner is still sitting in the oven.

The TV is droning. The front door is closed.

You look at the clock.

You look at the door.

You wait.

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Content warnings: profanity, allusions to sex and violence, very unhealthy parenting.

Contains sound.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2017
Current Version: Unknown
Development System: Twine
IFID: Unknown
TUID: ounzy4c3dxffjr5

Awards

Nominee, Best Use of Innovation; Nominee, Best Use of Multimedia - 2017 XYZZY Awards

23rd Place - 23rd Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2017)

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4 star:
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3 star:
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2 star:
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1 star:
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Number of Reviews: 2
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A fancy symbol-sliding game, November 16, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: less than 15 minutes
This game has you speak completely in symbols.

You are bird, a child living with a single male named Ty. Ty has problems, and so do you.

You communicate with Ty completely in symbols. What this means in-game is never explained.

This story didn't grab me, but the presentation was slick, and it's a game worth replaying. Sometimes technical stuff is enough to impress me on its own; however, the author has a great knack for characterization as well.

2 of 13 people found the following review helpful:
Guess-The-Symbols!, October 6, 2017
by namekuseijin (anywhere but home)
Related reviews: guess-the-verb, IFComp 2017
guess what? I very much prefer the interactions-dialogues via graphical symbols - quite easy actually as you only have to choose between 2 pairs or so, in contrast to old time guess-the-verb - in this game than the actual text, spelled-out in god-slow typing animation, which seems made for small children or retards and really goes like:

The TV is droning. The front door is closed.

You look at the clock.

You look at the door.

You wait.


Grunk would be pleased. I didn't and gave it a 3 for the originality in the new take on guess-the-verb... and guess what? 3 there might well be about 2 or 1 here...

seriously, each year IFComp comes shockful with kids more illiterate than in previous years. Why even try to make a text game in the first place when you can't or don't like to write or read?

How about dropping the games and reading a good old book to learn how to actually write?

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