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The Murder in the Fog

by Xiao Ru

2017

(based on 8 ratings)
1 member review

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Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2017
Current Version: Unknown
Development System: Custom
IFID: Unknown
TUID: nbog1bj99svrik6

Awards

77th Place - 23rd Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2017)

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A graphics-and-image heavy game with few choices about murder, November 16, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes
This game was one of three translations of Qiaobooks games entered into IFComp 2017. I helped organize people to test this game.

It has a really interesting technical concept: text is typed out on timed intervals with changing backgrounds and timed sound effects/music.

However, some of the execution falls down; the translation, even after a few revisions, is off, as is the typesetting (apostrophes especially have problems). The graphics render the text difficult to read.

More troubling for me is the storyline of this game, which features a fairly sexist protagonist.

I enjoyed the other two Qiaobook games entered in the competition more, although this one was the longest.

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