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Nominee, Best Individual Puzzle; Nominee, Best Individual NPC - 2013 XYZZY Awards
Entrant - 7th Annual New Year's Minicomp
4th Place - Ectocomp 2013
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A short puzzle game about a ghost that mimics your actions, February 3, 2016
This causes a lot of trouble, as the puzzles include latches that you can push open and push close, so he pushes stuff closed as you push it open.
I had fun with this. However, out of the three puzzles, I twice thought I had the right solution and failed; both times, it was because I didn't realize that the ghost goes first in simultaneous actions.
There are just 3 puzzles. Fun for puzzle fans.
But besides that, the lack of any real backstory made me dislike this game.
Overall, it isn't horrible, but I don't like puzzles for the sake of puzzles. There has to be more to the story rather than a restless ghost who is now terrorizing the cemetery because of looters. Maybe the deceased was a dear friend. Perhaps the ghost gives the player snippets of his memories of the looters, or even his previous life. There is so much more storywise that could've been added.
Others will like it, but even after completing it I'm not a fan.
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Here are the nominees for the 2013 XYZZY Awards, roughly by order of appearance on the finalist page. Note that this list does not cover the Best Technological Development Award.
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No map necessary by Divide
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Games with "logical" puzzles by Victor Gijsbers
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For Your Consideration - XYZZY-eligible puzzles of 2013 by Sam Kabo Ashwell
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