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Lime Ergot

by Caleb Wilson (as Rust Blight) profile

2014

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
Great hallucinatory speed IF. Examine things that you then examine, etc., February 3, 2016
by MathBrush
Related reviews: less than 15 minutes
I've heard many people talk about Lime Ergot, but I had no idea what it was about. It was an EctoComp 2014 game, so it had to be written in 3 hours, although it has since been updated.

The main thrust of the game is that you are standing with a general near a city, trying to make a Green Skull drink. Everything is vague and surreal. You 'move' by examining things, then examining more and examining more.

I had trouble getting started, but once I got started, it got easier and easier.

Strongly recommended for its fun-to-time ratio.

- Christina Nordlander, October 14, 2015

- Ivanr, August 24, 2015

- E.K., June 24, 2015

- chux, May 19, 2015

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Ingenious mechanic, unsettling atmosphere, May 8, 2015
by verityvirtue (London)
You and the general are the last ones left on the island of St Stellio, and she wants adrink. You’re the lower-ranking officer, so it’s up to you to get the drink done.

The game consists of find-the-object puzzles through descriptions which act like nested dolls (‘telescopic’ descriptions?). Examining one object reveals another, which reveals another, which reveals another… While the puzzle itself wasn't much, the joy of playing Lime Ergot was in the devices and scenery. The mechanic was ingenious, keeping the game’s scope small without feeling contrived. The writing is lush and evocative, and suited the mildly hallucinatory state of the PC. Lime Ergot is a well-thought-out, tidy piece for one written in three hours.

Similar to Castle of the Red Prince.

Approx playing time: 30 mins


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