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by Frederick Hirsch

Slice of life
1997

(based on 4 ratings)
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About the Story

"A short game in which you must take care of your newborn baby." [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 340
IFID: ZCODE-1-970929-AEB0
TUID: xok95vw80d143zge

Awards

30th Place - 3rd Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (1997)

Editorial Reviews

Baf's Guide


Take care of your new baby. Really, that's it--just do all the obvious things associated with taking care of a baby, overcoming some guess-the-verb and guess-the-syntax problems. Minimalist and unexciting, though you do have the option of putting your baby in the blender.

-- Duncan Stevens

>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page

If having kids was as difficult and tedious as playing Congratulations!, our population problem would be solved.
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SynTax
Quite a novel concept for a text game, and it's been competently programmed and quite well written. The trouble is, it's just so uninspiringly dull, and blindingly easy to complete. [...] Political correctness was also carried a bit far, I think, in referring constantly to the baby as "it".
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Take care of a crying baby. Short and spare., May 22, 2016
In this short ifcomp game, you run around trying to feed, change, and put your baby to sleep.

The game is spare with uncapitalized room names and stray punctuation. Reasonable solutions to the puzzles are often not accepted and provide no clues as to what would be acceptable.

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