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Hoist Sail for the Heliopause and Home

by Andrew Plotkin profile

Science Fiction
2010

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- Doug Orleans (Somerville, MA, USA), November 25, 2016

- Squidi, May 13, 2016

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Space, March 26, 2016
There's a certain type of SF literature which is near and dear to my heart - initially small situations opening out upon a rich and unknowable scope of universe. Olaf Stapledon and Cordwainer Smith are both rather good at this.

So after coming across this sort of language in a text adventure, I couldn't not but give it five stars. Every word is well-chosen and matched for the mood. Recommended for a meditative midwinter's night.


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A short sci-fi game about wonder with some interesting choices, February 3, 2016
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes
This game exemplifies the original feel of Star Trek. To explore the universe, to travel through the worlds, to understand the un-understandable.

The game is much shorter than I expected, given the other reviews. This is not really a drawback; the game has a fast pace and feels like an adventure. You explore various planets and stellar objects, with almost all motion achieved by manipulating "sails".

The gameplay diverges from Plotkin's usual games in that it is not very hard, and the focus is on fun over puzzles. The most similar game of his that I can think of is Dual Transform, which I also really enjoyed.

I recommend this game to absolutely everyone, as the enjoyment-to-time-requirement ratio is so very high.

- Aryore, December 13, 2015

- CMG (NYC), September 12, 2015

- wwenches (Florida), June 26, 2015

- Pegbiter (Malmö, Sweden), June 23, 2015

- flap, May 25, 2015

- Lanternpaw, May 18, 2015

- Thrax, March 11, 2015

- Snave, December 1, 2014

- Janice M. Eisen (Portland, Oregon), November 11, 2014

- kala (Finland), October 14, 2014

- Sobol (Russia), September 12, 2014

- MattC, August 3, 2014

- shornet (Bucharest), March 23, 2014

- John Simon (London), October 30, 2013

- Jonathan Blask (Milwaukee, WI, USA), July 14, 2013

- Jim Kaplan (Jim Kaplan has a room called the location. The location of Jim Kaplan is variable.), July 9, 2013

- Steven Watson (UK), July 5, 2013

- RichCheng (London, UK), July 2, 2013

- The Custodian (The Cloud), April 29, 2013

- Floating Info, April 15, 2013

- Andrew Schultz (Chicago), December 27, 2012


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