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baby tree

by Lester Galin profile

Horror
2012

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Sparse is the kindest description of this game, September 1, 2013
by WriterBob (Richmond Hill, Ontario)
This piece is minimalist and surreal, and is devoid of meaning. It's difficult to determine what the author's intent is. The description calls it a "short horror game," but the only true word in that description is "short." It's hardly horrific; mildly disturbing perhaps but hardly evocative of any visceral, raw emotion. The absolutely linear plot, with one obvious use for the one object in the game hardly counts as interaction. There are only two locations in this game, and no matter which direction you choose, you end up in the other location. In the end, this feels like a poorly coded attempt at learning how to write text adventures.

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LesterGalin, September 5, 2013 - Reply
Peter,

for reasons I cannot go into I have to use anonymous email providers. I have signed up once before. That email address is now lost to me.

This has nothing to do with your personally.
WriterBob, September 4, 2013 - Reply
I've been a fan of IF for quite some time, but haven't played through nearly as many pieces as I'd like. This site is one I stumbled across years ago, and every once in a while I wander by to play a random game. Some games work better for me than others. What I look for in fiction (interactive or otherwise) is getting a certain sense of wonder, the unexpected revelation that opens my mind to strange and new ways of seeing the world.

It's a bit surprising to see my brief review generating any comments. Perhaps this game has polarized the IF players' group, if so, I wasn't aware of it. I offer my reviews to share an opinion that may be useful to others interested in playing a given game.

Maybe it's time for me to take a deeper look and see who else plays IF in this day and age. With luck my eyes may be opened to seeing the world in a new way...
LesterGalin, September 3, 2013 - Reply
Dear Peter,

I personally think it is very polarizing. Which I like a lot. Are you presuming ill intent on the part of anyone?
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