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Shackles of Control

by Sly Merc profile


(based on 6 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

It was a normal day at school, but then that was gone. Teachers? Gone. Students? Also gone. You? Not gone.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2018
Current Version: Unknown
License: Freeware
Development System: Twine
IFID: Unknown
TUID: 96uh0i6cgm84a4kh


70th Place (tie) - 24th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2018)


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A riff on the Stanley Parable, set in a school, November 24, 2018
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes
This game is based off of the Stanley Parable, which I've never played. This version is set in a school.

It's short, and deals with ideas of autonomy, player/author relationship, and meta narratives. I don't know if the enjoyment is higher or lower for those not familiar with the Stanley Parable.

It seems, though, like someone thought, "I like this popular game, so I'm going to adjust it to my circumstances and make a Twine version of it." The writing and structure of this game make me think that if the author tried a new game after this based on their own ideas, that it would be pretty great. I hope you write again!

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