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69,105 Keys

by David Welbourn profile


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(based on 69 ratings)
13 member reviews

About the Story

There's just one room. How hard can it be? Just unlock the door. Oh. There's 69,105 keys.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: March 2, 2009
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
Baf's Guide ID: 3186
IFID: ZCODE-1-090302-6ED8
TUID: j3rwlhuy6j6v79qj

Referenced in 69105 More Keys, by Andrew Schultz


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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful:
Parsing excercise, September 14, 2009
by Victor Gijsbers (The Netherlands)
David Welbourn's 69,105 keys is not so much a game as it is a parsing excercise presented as a short and well-polished puzzle. You have to find the one unique key in the room, using commands such as "count green round bronze unscratched Acme keys". Tedious rather than fun, but technically impressive. The source code is also provided, so that you can learn from it.

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Fun, little diversion!, July 30, 2011
by John Daily (New York)
I have to admit: I'd rather work on a logic problem than just about any other type of puzzle. Because of this, I quite enjoyed 69,105. There's no real plot, no sense of tension, but that's not the point. All there is, is you in a locked room with 69,105 keys, all with seven characteristics. Only one is unique, and you must find it.

What starts off as an exercise in tediousness actually becomes quite fun, due largely in part to the game's quirky sense of humor. Another nice touch is that the unique key is chosen at random upon startup. Unfortunately, once you realize what the secret is to achieving the solution, the replay value pretty much drops to zero.

Nevertheless, 69,105 Keys is an amusing little diversion, just perfect for when you don't have 40-50 hours to spend!

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
As it says on the tin, August 24, 2019
by Harry Coburn (Atlanta, GA)
Related reviews: one-room
A one-room puzzle with a single puzzle, but a rather interesting one. I liked the mechanic. Took less time to solve than I thought it would when I got into it.

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