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Under the Sea

by Heike Borchers

Fantasy
2019

(based on 14 ratings)
4 member reviews

About the Story

Deep under the sea lies the wreck of the sunken galleon Santa Tortosa. On your quest to find its treasure, you will discover uncharted places, learn new skills, and make scaly friends. But will the honorable Adventurers' Society appreciate your report when you return?

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: September 28, 2019
Current Version: Unknown
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: E26603A2-6386-4ED7-BFCB-E54C4B3E2A22
TUID: 4nop8chcka0vodde

Awards

20th Place - 25th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2019)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Delightful, brief seascape exploration, June 4, 2020
by verityvirtue (London)
Related reviews: sanguine
Explore a thriving underwater coral reef in search of treasure, so you can report back to your local Adventurer's Society!

The imagery in this game feels like a summer's day, all bright colours and friendly characters. Some underwater adventures are characterised by peril; Santa Tortosa is punctuated with wonder. The logging was a particular highlight for me, and provided a fun added bit of flavour text.

Verb handling is, as always, a tricky beast. How much is an artefact of Inform 7 is not for me to question! However, item states can be unpredictable, and I found unreasonable resistance with the jar. That said, the puzzles are generally straightforward.

Under the Sea is a short game - I took about 15 mins - but is a prime example of a straightforward, cheerful puzzle game.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Delightful, September 13, 2020
While there are a couple of spots where precise wording in commands can be a little frustrating, this game on the whole is absolutely lovely. It's a small game with straight-forward puzzles that are fun to solve. It contains adorable NPCs, amusing writing, and cute hidden touches. It is clear that it was written by someone who loves nature and the ocean and being in the ocean.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Friendly and fun underwater adventure, December 27, 2019
by Stian
Related reviews: IFComp 2019
A friendly and fun underwater game with a good spirit, which should be as suitable for children as it was for me. For the half-seasoned adventurer I am it took about 15-20 minutes to complete without hints. The puzzles were all very logical, though the syntax was at times a bit strict.

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