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Music video by William Steffey
PataNoir music video by postmodern rock musician William Steffey
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Release 5
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About the Story

The Baron's daughter is missing, and you are the man to find her. No problem. With your inexhaustible arsenal of hard-boiled similes, there is nothing you can't handle.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2011
Current Version: 7
Development System: Inform 7
IFID: 3DEAF5F3-DA23-4F79-AC94-5E198EBE8962
TUID: si9s1jktywxj5vdk

Off-Site Reviews

For those who love language, PataNoir is like a breath of fresh air...a reminder of the beauty of a complex sentence and the power of carefully chosen words.
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Emily Short
I don’t recall any other game that does anything quite like this.
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Two old, fantastic forms of narrative combine to form something truly unique in PataNoir.
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...a nigh on unmissable adventure that's simultaneously a perfect entry to the world of text-based gaming and refreshingly different to satisfy the most hardened of genre veterans.
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Boing Boing
Like words? Play with simile and metaphor in this unusual mystery app.
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Pocket Tactics
In the Internet age, any game which helps cement the curmudgeonly distinction between “literally” and “emphatically” warms my heart.
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Kill Screen
At times, PataNoir gives the sensation that you are falling down the rabbit hole.
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Katie from Gone Home
It is totally awesome and fun and if you like noir and/or language you are in for a treat.
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