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Verbose walkthrough and maps by David Welbourn.

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Color and Number

by Steven Kollmansberger

2002

(based on 5 ratings)
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Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 2.0
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 2
Baf's Guide ID: 1906
IFID: TADS2-23F86EA10FB1558BD3E568B2661320B8
TUID: 444bn4cxrzg15w25

Awards

24th Place - 8th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2002)

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

Critics like me talk a lot about how difficult it is to pull off combining an arresting story with interesting puzzles, but what's becoming clearer is that even when IF eschews story altogether and focuses solely on puzzles, it presents considerable challenges to its creator. Little prose errors and formatting issues aren't so noticeable in a work like this (unless they severely cloud meaning), but even tiny feedback or implementation errors can be devastating. Because there's no story to distract us from game bugs, they loom very large indeed, and as soon as one crops up, it drastically affects the dynamic between player and game. Suddenly, a struggling player ceases to believe that he's stuck because of his own inability to solve the puzzle, and starts to suspect that game defects are making the puzzle unsolvable, because after all, if bugs crop up in one place, they can be elsewhere too.
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A complex and obtuse game about combinatorics and counting, July 16, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: about 2 hours
In this game, you are trying to catch a cult leader.

You have a number of colored objects, and you have puzzles of the 'explore the complex mechanisms' type.

I found it incredibly obtuse, but some others rated it highly. If you like puzzles like the goat and the fox or towers of hanoi (neither of which appears in this game), you may like this game.

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