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About the Story"The old witch, your teacher Mákke, is dead. If you want to save your village you'll have to destroy the raiding fleet that's coming. Can you do it, young Lenne-who-would-be-the-witch?"
Mákke, la vieja bruja del pueblo y tu maestra, ha muerto. Si quieres salvar a tu aldea vas a tener que destruir la flotilla que se acerca por el mar. żPodrás, joven Lenne-que-quiere-ser-bruja?
Cover photo by Benjamin Sloth Lindgreen.
Made during June 2017 for the JAM "Canciones del desierto, la tormenta y el mar". The game is inspired by the song "Tuuli" from the Swedish/Finnish group Hedningarna.
Polished, extended and translated for the 2017 IF Comp.
Nominee, Best Setting - 2017 XYZZY Awards
16th Place - 23rd Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2017)
We hope to finish it before the start of the xyzzy awards, but unfortunately, the date came and the first round for voting the nominees for the most important "Oscars kind" awards of Interactive Fiction is open now, so we had to hurry and release it RIGHT NOW!
So, it is probably that there are still some errata and bugs, so if you find something, please contact us. But the game should be "feature complete", and more than better, free of the "design problems" that harmed the IF Comp release, the past September of 2017.
Also, the zblorb files for English and Spanish versions are recently uploaded to If Archive, but those files are "pending", so for playing the improved version, please use the itchio "international edition".
So, please, enjoy the world of Tuuli.
These Heterogenous Tasks
"It’s brief and economical, and this allows it to focus on a very sharp, simple character arc while maintaining a sense of urgency and significance. You can imagine it as the climactic sequence of a substantially longer work – but cutting things down to the final act makes a lot of sense. You’re given just enough time to get an appreciation of the situation and the stakes as the crisis builds."
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The Reinvigorated Programmer
"Tuuli is very atmospheric, and that counts for a great deal. It’s the first IF I’ve played in a long time where the writing is actively good, rather than either functional or trying-too-hard. It’s pretty extraordinary that this was not originally written in English, but is a translation. Not only that: the text tells an actual story, and a compelling one at that. It feels convincingly like it’s from a very different culture, perhaps because of its Finnish roots."
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A Colossal Adventure
"The story is a good one, and the atmosphere is strong. It sets its scene and its characters well. If I had any complaints about the writing, it’s that this is a heavy story, and maybe not in the way I prefer. Tragedies are all well and good, but I came away from this with more of a vague melancholy than a despair. I prefer my tragedies with a little more bite: this is more on the dreary side."
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You play as a young witch in a Finnish village whose mistress has died. A dream has haunted everyone in town: a fighting force of strangers is coming in boats.
The game is fairly short, but well-done. There were a few guess-the verb spots, though. Overall, I recommend it.
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