Home | Profile - Edit | Your Page | Your Inbox Browse | Search Games   |   Log In


For all systems. To play, you'll need a Z-Machine Interpreter - visit Brass Lantern for download links.

Have you played this game?

You can rate this game, record that you've played it, or put it on your wish list after you log in.

Playlists and Wishlists

RSS Feeds

New member reviews
Updates to downloadable files
All updates to this page

The Corn Identity

by Carl Muckenhoupt, Serhei Makarov, Tama Wise, J. Robinson Wheeler profile, A O Muniz, Admiral Jota profile, Andrew Schepler, Jacqueline A. Lott profile, Sam Kabo Ashwell profile, Dan Shiovitz profile, John Cater, Duchess, and Mark Musante profile

Episode 1 of IF Whispers

Web Site

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 2802
IFID: ZCODE-1-050926-2EAF
TUID: nq24rpyihbn95a3k

Off-Site Reviews

The Corn Identity is a unique experiment in collaborative interactive fiction. Thirteen authors were each responsible for taking the previous author's source code and, without having seen the whole story, constructing a new segment before passing their code on to the next author. The concept is somewhat similar to the party game "Whispers" or "Telephone," where a phrase is passed from person to person with increasing loss of fidelity. [...]

Any given moment feels self-consistent; it's only when you think back to fifteen minutes ago that you realize you're essentially playing a different game. Like a dream or a David Lynch movie, the game hustles you along through self-contained situations that flows smoothly into each other, almost succeeding in distracting you from the fact that the big picture is making less and less sense all the time.

-- Aaron Reed
See the full review

Page Update History

  v.10: 17-Apr-2013 05:08 - Edward Lacey (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
Changed genre, external review links
v.9: 24-Nov-2009 12:12 - markm
Changed author
v.8: 26-Apr-2009 09:33 - Dave Chapeskie
Changed author
v.7: 29-Aug-2008 10:57 - Juhana
Changed series name, episode number, Web site URL
v.6: 28-Feb-2008 09:12 - Eriorg
Changed author
v.5: 10-Nov-2007 18:29 - Eriorg
Changed author
v.4: 27-Oct-2007 15:33 - Eriorg
Changed author
v.3: 27-Oct-2007 15:24 - Eriorg
Changed author
v.2: 21-Oct-2007 11:52 - David Welbourn
Changed cover art
v.1: 29-Sep-2007 20:48 - IFDB
Created page