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punkpnts.z5
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Punk Points

by Jim Munroe profile

Slice of life
2000

About the Story

"It's the first day of high school and you've decided to give yourself a mohawk. Now you've gotta stand up to teachers, impress peers and make a name for yourself until you've earned enough Punk Points to escape the suburbs." [--blurb from Competition Aught-Zero]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 2
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 1017
IFIDs:  ZCODE-1-000930-FA3E
ZCODE-2-010108-9577
TUID: 4qzzgru2dttas1t7

Off-Site Reviews

>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page

Here's a thesis: the method for making a great punk rock song is antithetical to the method for making a great IF game. See, when you're making punk rock, the main thing is emotion. It doesn't matter if you play the wrong chord, or sing the wrong note, or say the wrong words -- those are details, and they aren't important... But great IF doesn't get made like this. The best IF authors are less like Sid Vicious or Jello Biafra and more like Todd Rundgren or (to take a really non-punk example) Mick Jones of Foreigner. That is to say, they are studio wizards who put endless attention into the details...

By now you probably know where I'm going with this analogy. Punk Points is put together like a great punk rock song, which unfortunately makes it pretty much middling poor IF.
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SynTax
The game is set in a school and you are a 13 year old male teenager with a poor self-image. Enough said!
-- Dorothy Millard
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Page Update History

  v.6: 30-Dec-2014 11:10 - Jim Munroe (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.5: 25-Mar-2013 10:52 - Edward Lacey
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v.4: 29-Apr-2009 17:44 - Dave Chapeskie
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v.3: 30-Apr-2008 11:57 - Paul O'Brian
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v.2: 27-Feb-2008 23:38 - David Welbourn
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v.1: 16-Oct-2007 01:47 - IFDB
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