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Caduceus

by Sarah Willson (as Mala Costraca)

2020

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(based on 2 ratings)
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Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: February 3, 2020
Current Version: Unknown
Development System: Inform 7
IFID: Unknown
TUID: 5z1avk9srfvgme1s

Awards

1st Place, Event 1 - Second Quadrennial Ryan Veeder Exposition for Good Interactive Fiction

Editorial Reviews

Ryan Veeder's Judgment
9.5 points out of 10
This is extremely clever and I love it. I feel anxiety about awarding a perfect score, and if I look closely I can find enough small flaws to justify an assertion that this Entry is not perfect. Therefore I award Caduceus 9.5 points out of 10.
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"reckless, brave, hysterical or shy", June 22, 2020
All of the entries in the pretty-code contest have their strong suits, but it's not just that Caduceus' source has a lovely poetic flow to it. The game it creates has a very different, mostly-prosaic vibe to it, while telling the same story with the same terse descriptions.

As a game Caduceus just looks like a short proof-of-concept with a less-than-obvious final move. As source, even the wasted space (such as the adjectives borrowed for this review title) serves a purpose. Top honors were warranted.

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