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Large Machine

by Jon Ingold profile

Wordplay
2001

(based on 5 ratings)
1 member review

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 1637
IFID: ZCODE-1-010905-2ABC
TUID: w4wy7h2jgv6ch13c

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
A fantastic plaything for a lexically-enhanced cyborg, February 20, 2008
by Michael Martin (Mountain View, California)
This is a (mostly) one-room game that has a single puzzle - escape from the room in which you have inadvertently trapped yourself. This is largely a set-piece to unleash the awe-inspiring power of the Large Machine itself, and to sort out what your various options will provide.

In solving this game I found it necessary to replicate much of its logic in programs of my own to provide a more sensible search space, but even this was not enough, because the items the Large Machine generates can be transformed by other means.

In sum: very silly, incredibly complex (and breakable if you try to make things too degenerate), and probably unsolvable by the unaided human mind. I enjoyed this game a great deal, but I have an unholy love of wordplay. Everyone else, beware - but at least admire it from a safe distance.

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