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Evacuate

by Jeff Rissman

Science Fiction
2002

(based on 5 ratings)
1 member review

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1.0
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 2
Baf's Guide ID: 1909
IFID: TADS2-9CD799AF47A812CA03B078427D42E023
TUID: zgthtnnqitsl830o

Awards

19th Place - 8th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2002)

Editorial Reviews

SPAG
I enjoyed the writing and detailed setting of this game. Given the two-hour Competition judging time limit, I had to consult the walk-through, so I didn't get the full effect of solving all of the puzzles. My sense, though, is that many of the puzzles are quite difficult by virtue of being rather arbitrary; however, they're probably no more so than in a lot of other adventures, so people who enjoy solving hard adventure game puzzles might find this a good challenge.
-- Mike Roberts
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>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page

It's so close to greatness. Just add a few more custom responses for sensible actions (prying something with a screwdriver, using a scarf as a rope.) Just remove the hunger puzzle (it's entirely non-essential anyway). Just, at the very least, tone down the maze to eliminate the constant randomizing elements. Just release it outside the bounds of a structure that dictates a limit on playing time. If these things happened, Evacuate could be a cracking good piece of IF. Right now, for all its wonderful qualities, it falls tantalizingly, achingly short of the mark.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A long star-trek/Dr. who Esque space survival game, July 16, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 2-10 hours
This game has you wandering around a space ship with slowly evolving goals. You begin as a tourist and end up as much more.

The game was competently programmed, but dry. I found it difficult to be invested in the game.

One of the biggest sticking points is a maze with randomized directions (so every turn the game spins you around). There is an item that helps, but it's a bit tedious, especially since there are 4 locations leading off of it that you need to get to.

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