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1181

by Grim profile and notgojira

Cosmic horror
2016

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(based on 6 ratings)
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About the Story

C:\User\█████> "1181 is a Twine inspired by the Fermi paradox, cosmic horror, and Isaiah 34:14."

This twine contains multiple endings and is best played in fullscreen. Gail (@notgojira) did the tremendous job of programming this behemoth, figuring out its scripts, and providing its concept & visuals (plus writing a certain chilling exchange near the end) while @RicassoFiction wrote the rest. It was finished in in ten days for the Fermi Paradox Jam (#fermijam).

"Do you know what you are?"

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: September 12, 2016
Current Version: Unknown
License: Freeware
Development System: Twine
Forgiveness Rating: Polite
IFID: Unknown
TUID: nc2ux13h6y5tx1v

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Compelling work of cosmic horror with Judeo-Christian overtones, December 29, 2016
by streever (America)
This beautiful Twine piece puts you in the perspective of a volunteer at a SETI-like institution. Quickly, things go awry, and strange behavior and a dark secret emerge.

The type is well-designed, and the overall effort feels polished, with a nice use of imagery and visuals. I may be spoiled, but I think some audio component would have elevated the overall effect and increased the atmosphere.

The one quibble I have with the plot and theme is that I don't feel like we have a real chance to connect with the character, which reduces the impact of the overall story. We open with the acknowledgement that we are volunteers at this institute, but we don't understand the work we're doing or the importance of it. Why are we here? Is it for college? Do we really work a day job and come in here at night to do free work for something we don't understand and can't explain? I think the piece would benefit from having a better sense of who we are, why we're here, and how this encounter with a different identity affects us.

Overall, I'd give this piece high marks for atmosphere and tension, particularly in the second act, when physical danger is introduced.

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