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Stuff and Nonsense

by Felicity Banks profile

2016

(based on 10 ratings)
2 member reviews

About the Story

The year is 1860. The place is Bearbrass, Australia: a sprawling metropolis of tin, steel, brick, stone and brass.

Queen Victoria is visiting Bearbrass for Australia's own Great Exhibition. All the sharpest minds of the colony have worked day and night to perfect their devices and displays.

An infamous rebel named Emmeline Muchamore has declared her intention to gain independence for the state of Victoria.

The two powerful women meet in the marvellous, magical heart of Bearbrass.

Rating: PG

You can play it online at http://philome.la/FBanksBooks/stuff-and-nonsense/play

The images will not work if the game is played offline, but the game will still function.

If you use the back button more than once in a row, you'll be stuck in an eternal loop. Make your choices wisely.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2016
Current Version: Unknown
Development System: Twine
IFID: Unknown
TUID: vsri6jevd8ovp6pi

Awards

25th Place - 22nd Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2016)

Editorial Reviews

The Breakfast Review
The characters as described in their bios are attractive to players, being so distinct that you just want to see what the world looks like from their different vantage points. But I think all this potential will need to be developed a lot further. If this were Introcomp, it would be right up there at the top of my list of games I want to see finished.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
heavy metal steampunk, October 25, 2016
by Owlor (Sweden)
Using creative commons for illustrations is always hard, not only do you have to find pictures that happen to fit your story, they have to work with each other as well, and that's all but impossible.

It is set in the same steampunk universe as other Felicity stories and as a steampunk romp, it's highly entertaining. I am especially a fan of the magic-system based around metal which is very in-keeping with the steampunky theme.

A quick Twine game about magical metals and Queen Victoria , May 9, 2017
This author has written several very good games in the past, but I feel that this one doesn't live up to their reputation.

You pick to be one of several magic using Australians in the 1800s during a heist. The game is very similar in style to choicescript, and overall feels like an opening chapter from a choicescript game.

I think overall, this game and another game from this comp (the Eight Characters game) spent a great deal of time on front loaded back story, which involves a lot of reading that does not translate into gameplay. This isn't bad in itself, but the rest of both of these games focus on quick-action gameplay, so it conflicts with the earlier play style.

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