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Requires the above dll's in the same directory and x32 files in a subdirectory called Xtras.
Windows Application
Online version (requires Shockwave)
Text Asset.x32
Multimedia file
Multimedia file
Font Asset.x32
Multimedia file
Font Xtra.x32
Multimedia file

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Little Billy

by Okey Ikeako


About the Story

"A short but harrowing tale of a hurt child." [--blurb from Competition Aught-Zero]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: competition release
License: Freeware
Baf's Guide ID: 1138
IFID: Unknown
TUID: gun2q3l1l1h88hxz

Off-Site Reviews

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

What if you took Life on Beal Street and gave it a really snazzy interface, one that eliminated all that tedious typing "1" to continue and instead replaced it with an attractive "click here to continue"? What would you have? I never wondered about it, but now I have the answer: You'd still have Life On Beal Street. Little Billy follows this inglorious model -- it's not interactive fiction at all. There's a "click here to continue" prompt (or, at times, a differently worded but functionally identical prompt) that basically just lets you turn the pages in a linear story. Even the two opportunities you get to make a decision don't influence the narrative in the slightest -- one is a dead-end road that shunts back into the main story, and the other makes cosmetic, inconsequential changes that dissolve after a couple of paragraphs.
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The story moves along by you simply clicking in the bottom box, for instance there will be a knock at the door and you simply click on "continue" to open door and the story moves on. Very occasionally you get a chance to even choose from several options! Forget it!
-- Dorothy Millard
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Page Update History

  v.4: 25-Mar-2013 07:12 - Edward Lacey (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
Changed external review links
v.3: 29-Apr-2008 12:19 - Paul O'Brian
Changed external review links
v.2: 27-Feb-2008 23:24 - David Welbourn
Changed description
v.1: 16-Oct-2007 01:48 - IFDB
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