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Please Help Me

by Phillip J Rhoades

Horror
2018

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(based on 3 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

Help the person on the other end of the machine get free.

You find a small black box with a keyboard and a little screen buzzing and flashing at you. When you pick it up, you see the numbers "1979" scratched into the black plastic. You also see a message printed out on its screen.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: September 20, 2018
Current Version: 1.01
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Tough
IFID: BD5E1D1A-BD19-11E8-91AE-64006A3B60E7
TUID: ilxp70lxcl9m9y00

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Entrant, Le Grand Guignol - EctoComp 2018


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A promising first entry in the Ectocomp competition, November 4, 2018
by MathBrush
Related reviews: less than 15 minutes
This is the second Ectocomp game I've played by howtophil, and I have to say that it's not as good as his other, and I actually think that's a compliment.

This current game was, as far as I know, the author's first completed work. I remember testing it in the forums. It implements several clever ideas/puzzles, one puzzle in each of four rooms.

However, it sort of attempts too much at once, not leaving enough time and space for careful implementation.

The author's second game in this competition, Wake Up, was written in less time but with more skill. It had a narrow focus, excellent implementation, and a great overall structure. It's clear the author is learning by leaps and bounds.

So I can't strongly recommend this game, but I can recommend Wake Up, and I believe the next games to come from this author will continue to increase in quality.

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