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An Evening at the Ransom Woodingdean Museum House

by Ryan Veeder profile

2016

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(based on 13 ratings)
2 member reviews

About the Story

Karen Chambers gives tours in a restored Victorian home.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: May 9, 2016
Current Version: 1
License: Free
Development System: Inform 7
IFID: 70C75C81-1AE5-4D64-815C-FB5886468C2E
TUID: x0f1xzv8vq5tkbq0

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Delightful little story, October 24, 2016
by streever (America)
This piece begins with a sense of leisure and time: the day is ending for you, a docent who provides tours of a historical home for the rare visitor. The sense of place and setting are excellent--this could easily be modeled after any of a dozen small historical museums from New England.

Tension builds quickly (especially with the recommended background audio), and continues to a satisfyingly creepy and unsettling finish. The pacing and plotting are both well done.

The one area I wish Veeder had spent more time on was in fleshing out the protagonist and giving us a greater sense of who we are, and what the stakes mean to us, although I suppose some of this is done in the implications. I do wish there was a little more characterization, typically a stronger point in his work.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A tightly-paced and well-written ghost story, June 9, 2016
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes
Ryan Veeder is known for tongue-in-cheek, polished games. This game is well polished and paced, but this time it's a creepy ghost story. Like a campfire tile, it is spooky, and dark, but has a vague hint of a smile at times (which may just be my interpretation).

I found the game to be effectively creepy, banking on anticipation, slow changes in writing, and gradual, creepy, realizations.

I strongly recommend this game, especially for fans of campfire tales.

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