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How to Win at Rock Paper Scissors

by Brian Kwak profile

2016

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A well-polished nugget based on paper, rock, scissors, May 9, 2017
This game is a good example of how you can take just any idea and polish it up into something fun.

The idea (playing paper rocks scissors with crazy consequences) is interesting, but so many other comp parser games had interesting ideas and just failed. There were parser games where no exits were listed, games where only one synonym out of 20 were implemented, games where the writing was incomprehensible, games with big text dumps.

This game, however, hit up all of the important points for basic player enjoyment: adaptive in-game hints, synonyms implemented, standard responses changed, consistent puzzles, etc.

My personal favorite bit was:

">eat phone
You take a big bite out of your cell phone and chew thoroughly.

Okay, you don't actually do that, because that would be dumb."

The writing was a bit sparse, and the story was minimal, but this game still was fun and placed high. Why? Because those pieces of basic player enjoyment are the most important part of a parser game, I believe.