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77 Verbs

by MathBrush (as Prismatik) profile

Fantasy
2020

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(based on 6 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

Use every standard verb in the Inform library to escape deadly situations in this introduction to parser games! (This game was formerly known as 85 verbs.)

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: March 1, 2020
Current Version: 2.0
Development System: Inform 7
IFID: Unknown
TUID: p3rd5133qm5cwfd

Awards

2nd Place, Event 3 - Second Quadrennial Ryan Veeder Exposition for Good Interactive Fiction

Entrant, Back Garden - Spring Thing 2020

Editorial Reviews

Ryan Veeder's Judgment
19.8 points out of 30
The cute concept of this game goes a long way with me. I often amuse myself by trying to design games where I use only Inform 7's default actions; using all of them, apparently each one only one time, is extremely adorable. ...
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The Gaming Philosopher

The narrative and narration may be a bit chaotic and even absurd, but it is undeniable that 77 Verbs has a personality all its own -- and that's not a bad achievement for a gimmicky piece like this.
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Textsplaining

I would definitely suggest it for people who want to get into parser, or to show their friends to hopefully get them into it as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Fun, referential tutorial, April 5, 2020
by E.K.
This is a cute little game that works very well as an introduction to parser IF. You play a wannabe PC who must escape danger through the use of a range of basic verbs. The writing is fluid and lends a sense of urgency to your endeavours, and the NPCs are largely references to classic games (I noted Captain Verdeterre's Plunder, Zork and Galatea). Although it is designed for the beginner to get used to the sorts of actions and thought processes required by parser games, I'd also recommend it to the seasoned IF player as an enjoyable mini romp, although your possible actions are clearly signposted and there's no real challenge to be found.

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