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40th Place - 25th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2019)
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A game about being online, December 2, 2019
I did a quick playthrough as hoeforpoe and I thought it was a competent entry. The chat exchanges felt like real transcripts between people online. And they were applied sparingly; I appreciated that the game provided summaries of the discussions instead of trying to simulate lengthy poetry workshops.
On my second playthrough, I hit a blank screen and wondered whether I was doing it right ó was there much interactivity in this story, and could I influence how it unfolded?
Then I opened up the walkthrough to see whether I had missed anything. OMFG, I did.
So, strong fiction, strong interactivity, and bonus points for adding interactive elements that played with the fourth wall. It was my own fault that I missed these features on my first two attempts.
Several Roads Not Taken, December 1, 2019
That said, this game is pretty fun technically as it uses various screen prompts to check for viruses and allow you to download files. And the true ending (the one I received on my first playthrough) was a neat, sentimental twist. However, I had little desire to find all nine endings, primarily because I found a game crashing bug on my third playthrough which didnít motivate me to keep clicking on all the possibilities.
Immerse yourself in a world of poetry users, and maybe find a special one, October 4, 2019
Each one has different characters, all reminding me of real-life forum members: the rude ones, the funny ones, the cute ones.
I got the Kanojo ending, which I enjoyed. The game's not too long, but it's replayable and its length suits its purpose.
I didn't feel strongly emotionally invested, but it's polished, descriptive, has good interactivity and I would (and did) play it more than once.
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