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packaged together with sounds
For all systems. To play, you'll need a TADS 2 Interpreter - visit tads.org for interpreter downloads.
packaged together with sounds
Windows Application (Windows 98 and later)
original competition entry, not packaged with sounds
For all systems. To play, you'll need a TADS 2 Interpreter - visit tads.org for interpreter downloads.
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Zip file containing scans of the original feelies, including an obituary clipping, invitation to the exhibition, and guide to the references in the paintings.
(Compressed with ZIP. Free Unzip tools are available for most systems at www.info-zip.org.)

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by Ian Finley

Slice of life

About the Story

"The Hartman Gallery extends their invitation to an exhibition of Anatoly Domokov's "American Paintings." Who draws the line between art and life? HTML enhanced." [--blurb from Competition '99]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 2.1
License: Shareware
Development System: TADS 2
Baf's Guide ID: 311
IFIDs:  TADS2-0E7CEA71355019CDD9C9B4D960AE634C
TUID: ruaersctvvr7t6vh

Off-Site Reviews

[...] the depth of characterization is highly unusual for IF, and it struck me along the way that I would find it genuinely entrancing if I sensed that understanding the character would somehow lead me to understand something, accomplish something--even within the game. Exhibition, in other words, may be significant more for what it could lead to--development of a particular character in order to move a story--than for the story it actually tells, where the trials and tribulations of the artist are the plot.
-- Duncan Stevens
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>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page

Exhibition is a game of absences. It has no plot. It also has no puzzles, at least not in the way we're used to thinking about puzzles. There are no takeable objects whatsoever in the game, and most of the action consists of standing around examining things. What it does not lack, however, is quality. It's a masterwork of storytelling, creating a spellbinding narrative from spaces inbetween. I loved it.
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Page Update History

  v.8: 19-Apr-2013 18:07 - Edward Lacey (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.7: 29-May-2009 09:24 - Dave Chapeskie
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v.6: 29-May-2009 09:24 - Dave Chapeskie
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v.5: 22-May-2009 16:34 - Emily Short
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v.4: 01-May-2008 16:19 - Paul O'Brian
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v.3: 27-Feb-2008 21:35 - David Welbourn
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v.2: 26-Feb-2008 15:22 - David Welbourn
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v.1: 16-Oct-2007 01:49 - IFDB
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