Home | Profile - Edit | Your Page | Your Inbox Browse | Search Games   |   Log In

Download


kissing.zip
Contains kissing/Kissing.gam
For all systems. To play, you'll need a TADS 2 Interpreter - visit tads.org for interpreter downloads. (Compressed with ZIP. Free Unzip tools are available for most systems at www.info-zip.org.)
kissing.gam
original competition entry
For all systems. To play, you'll need a TADS 2 Interpreter - visit tads.org for interpreter downloads.
kissing.sol
solution
kissing.sol
Walkthrough

Have you played this game?

You can rate this game, record that you've played it, or put it on your wish list after you log in.

Playlists and Wishlists

RSS Feeds

New member reviews
Updates to downloadable files
All updates to this page

Kissing the Buddha's Feet

by Leon Lin

Collegiate/Slice of life
1996

(based on 20 ratings)
1 member review

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 2.1
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 2
Baf's Guide ID: 120
IFID: TADS2-8BBC3FA8D2BEC823E30F740A1D05C3E1
TUID: n72opv7350erqo4c

Awards

Winner, Best NPCs; Winner, Best Individual NPC - 1996 XYZZY Awards

5th Place - 2nd Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (1996)

Editorial Reviews

Baf's Guide


Your roommate is cramming for an important exam, and if he doesn't pass, you'll have to endure his company for another semester. You have to clear the apartment of distractions - a task made difficult when four of his friends drop by for an all-night party. A small game with exceptionally rich detail and a good sense of humour. Has a time limit, but it's so large compared to the game that I don't expect anyone will run afoul of it without trying to do so.

-- Carl Muckenhoupt

SPAG
The setting, though collegiate, is nonetheless unique. By focusing on the personalities of John's friends, and interlacing them with some extremely imaginative puzzles, "Kissing" avoids the pitfalls and cliches of the college I-F genre and makes for genuine entertainment. This game is bust-a-gut funny and very well-implemented [...]
-- C.E. Forman
See the full review

Tags

- View the most common tags (What's a tag?)
(Log in to add your own tags)

Member Reviews

5 star:
(1)
4 star:
(7)
3 star:
(11)
2 star:
(1)
1 star:
(0)
Average Rating:
Number of Reviews: 1
Write a review


An early example of an NPC-rich TADS game. Help John study!, February 3, 2016
This game was the very first winner of the XYZZY for best NPCs. Your roommate John is studying, and four of his buddies come over. You have to eliminate them one or two at a time, and quiet down your environment, until John can study.

The PCs are well-written and entertaining. The puzzles are early-90's standard: a series of events that seem logical afterwards, but which ignore many alternative solutions (for instance, you can't (Spoiler - click to show)tape the wrapper or the towel across the hole in the window).

Good for fans of busy, interactive rooms of NPCs.

If you enjoyed Kissing the Buddha's Feet...

Related Games

People who like Kissing the Buddha's Feet also gave high ratings to these games:

Swan Hill, by Laura Michet
Average member rating: (18 ratings)
Swan Hill is an interactive story about brothers who have grown apart. It has multiple endings.

All Hope Abandon, by Eric Eve
Average member rating: (32 ratings)
Your day got off to a good enough start when you met that blonde in the breakfast queue, but it's all downhill from there: you may be wishing you could escape a particularly dire lecture, but not by the one way the lecture has just...

The Sea of Night, by G. Kevin Wilson
Average member rating: (2 ratings)
In this small game, you play as a cargo driver of a one-person spaceship, The Shooting Star. While en route to Io, your ship collides with something and you crash inside the landing bay of an alien ship. Your future is about to change.

Suggest a game

Recommended Lists

Kissing the Buddha's Feet appears in the following Recommended Lists:

Active Non-player Characters by Emily Short
Games which make use of non-player characters that have a great deal of independence, often moving around and acting on their own, or taking the lead in conversation. Some of these are more successful than others, but all are likely to...

Noteworthy Games Which Can't Be Played on the Web by Walter Sandsquish
Because TADS 2 is still missing a JavaScript 'terp or a Glk server.

Campus Capers by Walter Sandsquish
Games set on the author's campus have the same reputation as games set at the author's home: Trite and clumsy. But, some college games have excelled ...

Links




This is version 3 of this page, edited by Edward Lacey on 19 May 2013 at 9:34am. - View Update History - Edit This Page - Add a News Item