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The Zen Garden
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The Zen Garden

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(based on 2 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

This is a text-only brainteaser (with some sound) inspired by Japanese art and haiku.

It's not easy!

It has been designed to be explored and contemplated over endless cups of green tea.

(Perfectly playable online, but downloading will ensure music and occasional SFXs are not missed)

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: August 24, 2013
Current Version: Unknown
License: Freeware
Development System: quest
IFID: 11970D9F-F59F-489C-86D3-629A274FD84B
TUID: w64ip7yketdstbwj


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Perfect Use of the Medium, January 16, 2017
by IFforL2 (East Asia)
One of the things I love about text adventures.co.uk is the unabashedly amateur nature of many of the pieces. But it is nice to see near perfect implementation, and this is one example. In my opinion, this game is as entertaining, sublime and meticulous as many of the IFComp winners that I've played. It is also one of those games you can continue to "play" away from the computer during an interminable meeting or while proctoring final exams.

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