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About the StoryYou feel like weeping; you might as well have stayed by the slit in the stream bed and waited for plate tectonics to widen it. You are in front of that all too familiar white house again! Replay the beginnings of Adventure/Zork, with a few twists...
[--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]
11th Place - 4th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (1998)
-- R. Serena Wakefield
>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page
Instead of teaching Inform piece-by-piece, it assigns reading in the Designer's Manual, and in fact those assignments are only reachable after solving a number of source code puzzles. Informatory therefore isn't much of a teacher, but it's a good quiz for those who are already learning. As a competition game, it's no great shakes: at its best, it's about as much fun as taking a really interesting test. However, I can see it becoming one useful tool for people who are beginning to get their feet wet in the sea of Inform.
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There are quite a number of humerous jokes in this game including the leaflet (having written a game myself I totally agree), and the sink and flame jokes. This game resonates with me, and I'll wager (a) the Author is British, and (b) has spent several years doing a computer course.
-- David Ledgard
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This is really cool, but you have to do a lot to get to it, and the rest of the game is quite a jumble.
The author compares this game to Lists and Lists, and I think that that's a fair comparison.
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