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The Usher

by Branden Rishel and Daphne Gabrieli

2010

About the Story

You are Lalu, a young woman who is buried alive—entombed. Your job is to lead the dead queen to the afterlife in this multi-dimensional tale of escape.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: February 2, 2010
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 7
IFID: 4161BD73-1C8B-4649-8599-2FD347770E37
TUID: 4jeukgllc1u8smaz

Off-Site Reviews

Jay Is Games
While the Usher features some of the strongest writing in a competition bursting with great writers, the tone is not quite consistent. The writing would have me really feeling the doomed melancholy of Lalu's inevitable death, and then it would throw me a line about making the passage to the afterlife as "smooth as a laxative". [...] To some extent it only itches because the writing is excellent. The parser, too, is top-notch, especially considering that this is the first game by both designers.
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