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AlethiCorp

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Espionage / Satire
2014

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Technically Well-Done Game, November 16, 2014
by Daemon Pyrate ( Optional. For example, "San Diego, California," "Barcelona, Spain")
The faux future website gimmick is cute and it works really well. Unfortunately, it has really really really terrible background textures. I couldn't read anything without blocking them out with AdBlock.

The outsourced surveillance idea was good, but it the dialogue is far too 2014 to work forty years in the future. Burgess knew all about that when he wrote Clockwork Orange. It also grates on the nerves.

"CÚdric: Did you just say oh-em-gee out loud?"

That's just bad. Reading this awful dialogue was tiresome and the game quickly got boring-- to the point where I was flagging and deleting stuff randomly like Yossarian in Catch-22. That being said, this line broke me up: "I dated a computer scientist once. Never again."

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Simon Christiansen, December 6, 2014 - Reply
I have replaced the background textures, so the text should be easier to read now.
Matt Wigdahl, November 18, 2014 - Reply
I took the contemporary dialogue, as well as the contemporary corporate intranet formatting, as a minor riff on the unchanging banality of the corporate State.

Your interpretation could be right, but I felt there was too much care and self-referential humor in the game as a whole for this to be an oversight.
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