Have you played this game?You can rate this game, record that you've played it, or put it on your wish list after you log in.
Playlists and Wishlists
RSS FeedsNew member reviews
Updates to downloadable files
All updates to this page
About the StoryA noir-themed murder mystery story inspired by Agatha Christie's novel "And Then There Were None" and set in modern day Russia.
19th Place - 19th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2013)
|Average Rating: |
Number of Reviews: 3
Write a review
An entertaining Twine take on And Then There Were None set in Russia, February 3, 2016
Set in Russia, you are a thief coming to pick up your stash. You meet a cast of 10 characters, and deaths start to happen.
The game is in Twine. Most paths are identical in result, but the game feels very interactive because the choices feel REALLY important (e.g. do you attack someone or team up with them?)
Orisney's games are their own genre, closer to old CYOA books, and in that genre they are superb. This game has more rough edges than Following Me or Kane County, though. The warden is called WARD once, some notes slipped into the text (something like "click snd choice to continue"), "brake" is mispelled as "break". Also, the plot has a few big holes in it, but most murder mysteries do.
Overall, the rough edges were made up for by the great story. I may come back and play this again in the future just for fun. I'd read a book by Orisney for sure.
A true classic, September 10, 2015
Good Example of Genre Done Right, March 5, 2014
Mystery buffs will probably not have much trouble figuring out the killer; I was fairly certain who it was by halfway through, although the author includes a solid red herring that is more than clever enough to leave some doubt. There was still plenty going on to keep me reading through the end, and the protagonist is, while flawed, definitely likable (and thankfully proactive) enough to want to find out what happens to him.
The writing could use a bit of editing, just to tighten things up a little, but I think the genre contributed to the sense things should be terser. I would also have liked more variation in the endings or maybe a twist or two in the endings themselves -- the wrong choices essentially played out exactly as expected -- but the right endings were satisfying and appropriate.
I think this falls more firmly on the side of thriller than mystery, as figuring out who the killer is definitely takes a backseat to survival (and does it matter if you figure it out if you don't have any way to defend yourself?). Definitely fun, and definitely worth playing if you enjoy the genre.
If you enjoyed Who Among Us...
Related GamesPeople who like Who Among Us also gave high ratings to these games:
|Shrapnel, by Adam Cadre|
Average member rating: (142 ratings)
|Enchanter, by Marc Blank, Dave Lebling|
Average member rating: (77 ratings)
In Enchanter, the first of a spellbinding series in the tradition of Zork, you are a novice magician whom Fate has chosen to do singlehanded combat with a dark and fierce power. But worldly weapons will avail you naught, for your foe is...
|Enlightenment, by Taro Ogawa|
Average member rating: (38 ratings)
"The intepid Adventurer has escaped the caverns. Nought remains to block a successful escape but this troll here. Hmmm. A one-room adventure. The author recommends this for people who grew up on Zork II and Advent, and begs people...
Recommended ListsWho Among Us appears in the following Recommended Lists:
Detective and mystery games by MathBrush
These are games where you play a detective or someone else investigating a mystery. Most of them are realistic games which I am splitting off of my realistic list. Some are more magical or science fi-ish.
Games that I couldn't put down by MathBrush
These are games that for some reason or over I just couldn't stop playing and thinking about. There are no specific reasons given. These aren't necessarily my favorite games; one reason they are pageturner is that the pacing is good and...
This is version 1 of this page, edited by Brendan Patrick Hennessy on 1 October 2013 at 9:27pm. - View Update History - Edit This Page - Add a News Item