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Requires an ADRIFT version 3.9 interpreter. Visit the ADRIFT site for download links.
morse.txt
morse code key
morse.mid
sound file for Morse code message used in game

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The Test

by Matt Dark Baron

2001

(based on 3 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

"Less than 3 minutes before the most important test of your life involving english and maths together, you are thrown into somewhere else (it doesn't really matter). Although you don't have to do the test there, you might be thrown onto a conveyer leading into the teeth of a giant machine. You've got to get out. Warning: This game is hard and requires large amount of thinking power, do not attempt if you expect to complete it in 5 minutes. Hints are available, and for the faint hearted a walk through." [--blurb from Competition Aught-One]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Unknown
License: Freeware
Development System: ADRIFT
Baf's Guide ID: 1648
IFID: ADRIFT-390-B476BF3C2727DD9D996A5B211CCD5335
TUID: iqz4f9qzd4qih8zw

Awards

47th Place - 7th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2001)

Editorial Reviews

>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page

I don't mean to be harsh, but this game is just awful... Maybe that's what the title really refers to -- it's a test of just how much you can put up with before you quit. I hope I passed, but I have a feeling most other judges will have caught on much quicker than I did.
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A purposely irritating short game with a bunch of tiny tests, July 16, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes
This game uses the Adrift parser, which is inherently problematic.

It is a sequence of small rooms with really unclear puzzles, including a sound puzzle. The puzzles are really irritating.

However, this game did not come last in the competition. It's possible that hardcore puzzle fans may enjoy this game.

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