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23rd Place - 5th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (1999)
-- Duncan Stevens
>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page
Sure, it's a trifle, but that's OK. It's done reasonably well, is not redolent with references only the author could understand, and its idea is (I can't believe I'm saying this) actually pretty clever. Yes, despite the fact that you begin the game sitting at your desk, in your apartment, on your chair, staring at your computer and your proposed competition entry therein, Calliope turns out to be pretty fun rather than really boring. It seems that exhaustion is approaching for you, the prospective author, and that your previous efforts whacking away at that competition entry have been rather uninspired. But the Muse (the game's title is a whopping hint) can strike at unexpected times...
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(Spoiler - click to show)I tried 'writing' the game, I tried 'typing' the game, I even tried 'playing' the game, but didn't think to 'make' it or 'put' it until I'd banged my head against the wall too many times. A fault of my own imagination, perhaps, but a more modern version should certainly have circumvented this difficulty.
A short fun game about gathering inspiration for IFComp, July 1, 2017
As you continually attempt to write your game, you begin to get trippy dreams...or are they dreams?
The game is over relatively quickly, but its enjoyable while it lasts. Has a couple of puzzles.
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