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Chemistry and Physics

by Caelyn Sandel (as Colin Sandel) profile and Carolyn VanEseltine profile

2013

(based on 19 ratings)
4 member reviews

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 31, 2013
Current Version: Unknown
License: Freeware
Development System: None
IFID: Unknown
TUID: qfvfc6576i90py4w

Awards

Nominee, Best Individual Puzzle - 2013 XYZZY Awards

2nd Place - Ectocomp 2013

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Escape the Lab, March 18, 2016
Chemistry and Physics wants to have both story and puzzle. What it has is an overly long introduction followed by an easy puzzle. The main character is supposed to be chased by someone, but this looks like it was added so it's less obvious it's a mediocre escape-the-room.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Tension-filled chase in a lab, January 27, 2016
by verityvirtue (London)
When you agreed to meet him, you thought it would all end amicably. That you could go away and close this chapter of your life. Instead, you're now running from him. Bad news: no cell phone reception. You can't call for help. You're stuck. Good news: this is familiar territory. This is your lab. Can you get out of this alive?

Be warned: this game contains mentions of abuse and violence.

The game is simply done and technically well-thought-out, with an inventory system and a navigation system using a compass, a la The Axolotl Project. Item descriptions of things in the lab reveal a close attention to accuracy and detail; you can pick up a beaker of isopropyl and trust that the information you get will be like something you might find on an MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet).

The writing steers clear of florid detail or elaborate tricks with language, instead reminding the player of the urgency of the chase at every other turn ("He's near"). Some might find it too technical or clinical; I found it struck a good balance.

Chemistry and Physics uses no fancy tricks, does nothing neat with multimedia, but instead relies on the strength of its writing to convey the animal fear of being chased.

A puzzly Twine game about escaping a psycho in a laboratory, February 3, 2016
This Ectocomp game was a speed-IF, but it turned out really well. An abusive boyfriend chases you into a laboratory, where you have to run around in the darkness, hiding, distracting, and trying to get out.

The writing is compelling and creepy, and the puzzle of surviving was good enough to get it nominated for an XYZZY for Best Individual Puzzle.

Overall, great for horror/stalker fans.

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Games Theoretically but not Practically Beatable on First Attempt by Floating Info
I'm looking for a very specific level of difficulty: a game where you theoretically could beat it on your first attempt, but you won't. At some point in the game you'll fail, but that point may vary from person to person, and when you...

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I'm very interested in hearing truthful accounts of at least somewhat difficult games (or games that don't solve themselves at least) solved completely without recourse to hints, walkthroughs, etc.

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