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The Brigand's Story

by Laura Michet profile

Horror
2016

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(based on 6 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

"The Brigand's Story is a spooky interactive short story adapted from a nonsense tale that my friends and I used to tell as children."

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 31, 2016
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Twine
IFID: Unknown
TUID: lutwq4rt4szpqwze

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Repetitive, engaging Twine-like exploring a scary campfire story, June 18, 2017
by streever (America)
(UPDATE: The bug seems fixed; I have revised my star rating to 4 stars. Original review remains below.)
This piece explores a campfire story on repeat, with minor changes in each iteration, as the protagonist realizes the story is repeating. After the build-up and background, the protagonist meets a grisly, horrible end; only to have to do it again, and again, and again.

Some of the repeats work better than others; a few feel more tedious, with less of a pay-off for working through them, but the overall writing is punchy, distinctive, and rewarding. So much so that I was engaged and quite unhappy when I hit a state-ending bug.

The writing was so good that I would rate this higher than 3 stars, but I keep encountering a game-ending bug after my 4th iteration.

Most seem to have made it through to the end, so I'd recommend playing this as-is, and I hope that a new version that fixes the bug I encountered will come out.

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