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Klub Karisma

by Christian Bluemke profile

Humor/Slice of life
2008

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(based on 6 ratings)
3 member reviews

About the Story

You are the most dashing dog groomer in town and your girlfriend's just dumped you for a male stripper from the Hamburg Reeperbahn. So stop whining and go get her back, for the night has only just begun...

Game Details

Language: German (de)
First Publication Date: February 21, 2008
Current Version: v8.15 (2013-09-08)
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: 1DF2849F-2081-C72F-1365-B79FFCF55E6B
TUID: ygq8n9z522yapghj

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
Eines der besten deutschen Spiele / One of the best german games, January 30, 2011
Das höchste Lob das ich "Klub Karisma" geben kann ist, das es an vielen Stellen unübersetzbar, da "typisch deutsch" ist. Der Handlungsort ist die Hamburger Reeperbahn, wo man verzweifelt versucht, seine Freundin zurückzugewinnen, die mit einem Stripper durchgebrannt ist. Natürlich ist das nicht so einfach, wenn im titelgebenden Klub nur Frauen erlaubt sind.
Das Spiel atmet viel Hamburger Atmosphäre, (vielleicht erkennt man als Einheimischer einige Ort wieder?) und geht liebevoll und humorvoll mit den Charakteren und ihren Geschichten um.
Das Spiel ist ein Puzzler im besten Sinne - man weiß immer was zu tun ist, und hat zumeist eine grobe Idee wie. Viele der Lösungen sind lustig, und das Wichtigste, originell. Selten hat man das Gefühl ein typisches Puzzle zu lösen (Spoiler - click to show) -In wievielen Spielen muss man sich schon in einen Stripclub einschleichen und dann auch noch strippen? und es gibt nur hier und da einige Parserprobleme. Womit wir zum zweiten wichtigen Punkt kommen. Das Spiel ist technisch ausgereift und gründlich getestet.
Fazit: Ein gutes, lustiges, kleines Spiel. Wahrscheinlich der meiste Spaß, den man allein auf der Reeperbahn haben kann.


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The highest praise I have for "Klub Karisma" is that it is in parts intranslatabely german. It takes place on the Hamburg Reeperbahn, a famous nightclub district. You're despereately trying to win back your girlfriend, who has run off with a stripper. Ofg course this ain't as easy as it sound, the main hurdle being that the titular club is women only.
The game breathes a lot of Hamburgian Atmosphere (maybe some of the places are even familiar to locals?) and treats its characters and their backstory with care and humor.
This is a puzzle game in the best sense of the word - you always ghave a clear sense of what you have to do and why, which some inkling of how. Many of the solutions are funny as hell, and, even more important, original (Spoiler - click to show) -How many games have you sneak into stripclubs and then get on stage? . There are very few parser problems, and the game is thoroughly tested and coded.
Bottom line: A funny little game, and the most fun one can have at the Reeperbahn on his own.

Ein tolles und einfallsreiches Spiel, May 20, 2012
by Marco Bakera (Dortmund, Germany)
Klub Karisma ist ein atmosphärisches Spiel mit stimmigem Hamburger Lokalkolorit, das eine einfache Geschichte mit interessanten, weil vor allem schrägen, Charakteren überzeugend zu erzählen weiß.

Die Karte war für meinen Geschmack etwas zu groß, so dass ich zur Orientierung selbst eine Karte zeichnen musste. Das Spiel hätte sicher auf kleinerem Raum gepasst.

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Very amusing!, May 21, 2008
by Mischa (Vienna)
This was one of the first full-length textadventures that I was motivated enough to solve, because I almost always knew what I had to do next to progress in the game. The story has an interesting type of humour and a very dense atmosphere.

On the technical side the parser is excellent as I never had problems finding the right verbs or nouns.

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