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Inform 7 source code
Contains story.ni
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Fate

by Victor Gijsbers profile

Fantasy
2007

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1
License: GPL
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
Baf's Guide ID: 3019
IFID: ED239114-64D5-4EE9-B7C8-E26BF6B9E57F
TUID: az8jb9bddngurwr7

Off-Site Reviews

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Interactive Morality
Fate is a piece I come back to again and again in my thinking about the interactive potential of narrative, because it attempts something rarely done: It allows the player to craft a character who is not just "good" or "bad" or "aligned" to one or another ethical philosophy, but the representative of a more complex morality, one without labels. And there are a few strong moments where the player comes face-to-face with the cumulative implications of her choices, and they surprise a little.
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SPAG
Despite the lack of a set time limit, a sense of urgency is created by the impending birth of Catherine's son. The player is periodically reminded that Catherine is very pregnant, often by painful descriptions. This sense of urgency blurs some of the moral and personal decisions Catherine must make in order to change her sons fate. Not wanting to spoil anything, I'll just say that some of these moral dilemmas are quite effective at disturbing a player who feels complicit to the wrongdoing.
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Page Update History

  v.9: 20-Apr-2013 04:03 - Edward Lacey (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
Changed external review links
v.8: 27-Jul-2008 19:34 - Eriorg
Changed download links
v.7: 05-Apr-2008 11:33 - Emily Short
Changed external review links
v.6: 28-Feb-2008 05:37 - Victor Gijsbers
Changed genre, forgiveness
v.5: 28-Feb-2008 05:36 - Victor Gijsbers
Changed cover art
v.4: 03-Feb-2008 16:02 - Victor Gijsbers
Changed cover art
v.3: 02-Jan-2008 08:05 - Victor Gijsbers
Changed license type
v.2: 30-Dec-2007 19:21 - Victor Gijsbers
Changed author
v.1: 16-Oct-2007 01:48 - IFDB
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