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A revised post-competition edition.
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The Horrible Pyramid

by Ryan Veeder profile

Travel
2013

(based on 24 ratings)
4 member reviews

About the Story

Something weird is going on in this pyramid.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 31, 2013
Current Version: 1
License: Free
Development System: Inform 7
IFID: 51B53CCE-6164-4549-B90B-74043C3387F7
TUID: y3njzbvdp6zyike5

Awards

1st Place - Ectocomp 2013

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Number of Reviews: 4
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Well-written and fun game, December 3, 2013
by streever (America)
It is hard to review these short games; they tend to take 10-15 minutes to play through, and are usually worth trying.

This game in particular is definitely worth playing. It is a fun and well-written game which focuses on a standard egyptian pyramid trope. Unlike most of Veeder's work this game doesn't have any really subversive elements--it is a straight-forward and simple game which works well.

I don't think it stands up to the narrative quality of some of Veeder's other works, but is still a fun and engaging game.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A miniature, semi-silly game about a cursed pyramid , May 18, 2016
This Ryan Veeder game was a speed-IF entered in the Ectocomp one year. It was later tuned up and rereleased for Sub Q magazine.

The game has a small but detailed set of locations. As you explore the pyramid, you encounter a variety of Egyptian treasures and artwork. The plot thickens as it goes onward.

I enjoyed the writing and feeling of this game quite a bit. But I didn't really get into the puzzles quite as much. Considering its origin as speed IF, though, the game is quite remarkable.

fun and quick, March 31, 2016
a clever game. took about 5-10 minutes to finish. would have been shorter but (Spoiler - click to show) you can't go ne from the wheel room while wearing the items .

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For Your Consideration: Games from 2013 that should be nominated for the XYZZY Awards by Molly
There were a lot of great games released in 2013, and now that the XYZZYs are coming up, it seems like a very good idea to take a poll of all the games from last year people would like to see nominated. The management has asked that we...

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