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A Tenuous Hold

by Stephen Granade profile

Episode 14 of Textfire 12-pack
Slice of life
1998

(based on 3 ratings)
1 member review

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Language: English (en)
Current Version: Unknown
License: Demo
Development System: TADS 2
Baf's Guide ID: 1002
IFID: Unknown
TUID: uq0wyolbxfhxtfoj

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Bad traffic turns to something worse. One of the few Textfire demos that I can actually imagine as the intro to a full game.

-- Carl Muckenhoupt

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A joke game about frustrating driving, June 5, 2017
The Textfire Demo 12-pack was released on April Fool's in 1998, claiming to be demos of an upcoming commercial studio called Textfire.

This textfire game actually called out to me. There was a game in the 2016 ectocomp that also dealed with this subject: driving in a car in stressful circumstances.

This game is a joke demo, so it stops after the most interesting part. But there is a long bit of simulation with driving around that really does a good job of depicting how frustrating bad traffic is.

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