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Letters from Home

by Roger Firth

Wordplay/Humor
2000

About the Story

"Centuries of ancestry, decades of memories, years of decline; now, barely two hours in which to reflect on the glorious past, that bygone golden age when nostalgia really meant something... " [--blurb from Competition Aught-Zero]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 4
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 921
IFID: ZCODE-4-000925-A9B2
TUID: 7d5kjxqadyuyfgzu

Off-Site Reviews

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

Graham Nelson once described interactive fiction as "a narrative at war with a crossword." Letters From Home takes a definite side in this battle by being an interactive narrative where the main goal is to complete a crossword, and whose entire purpose is structured around puzzle-solving, the "crossword" part of the metaphor. The explicit connection with that metaphor is just one of the many pieces of Nelsoniana scattered throughout the game. From the introductory text, to the Jigsaw (grandfather clock and Titanic mementos) and Curses (sprawling mansion filled with relics of distinguished ancestors) references, to the somber traces of wartime, the whole thing comes across as a loving tribute to Graham. Being a Nelson admirer myself, I couldn't help but be impressed by the various clever nods to him peppered throughout this game.
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SynTax
This game can best be described as a puzzlefest.
-- Dorothy Millard
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Page Update History

  v.6: 19-Jun-2015 21:32 - David Welbourn (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
Changed download links
v.5: 25-Mar-2013 07:10 - Edward Lacey
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v.4: 01-May-2008 11:50 - Emily Short
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v.3: 29-Apr-2008 12:14 - Paul O'Brian
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v.2: 27-Feb-2008 23:22 - David Welbourn
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v.1: 16-Oct-2007 01:47 - IFDB
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