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original competition entry, also need study.​dat
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Out of the Study

by Anssi Räisänen

2002

(based on 3 ratings)
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Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1.3
License: Freeware
Development System: Alan 2
Baf's Guide ID: 1899
IFIDs:  ALAN-46727F7F019FE86E7050500E6957CF16
ALAN-33ED2C312451FF60332AC7C25D9C3735
TUID: qd5ptmk64s4l3ku2

Awards

Nominee, Best Puzzles - 2002 XYZZY Awards

24th Place - 8th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2002)

Editorial Reviews

>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page

There are some good puzzles and a very well-crafted setting here, and with a round or two more of testing and a better ending, OOTS could be a pretty good piece of IF.
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An ALAN one-room game with many, many levels of detail, February 3, 2016
This game reminds me of a mix of Lime Ergot and Lord Bellwater's Secret. As in Lime Ergot, you investigate an object, then examine something in its description, then so on for many levels, discovering information.

Otherwise, the game is a close relative of Lord Bellwater's Secret. In both games, you explore a study looking for secrets. You examine a variety of objects in order to find a code, open a safe, and get out. You have to find every single part of the code, in a tedious affair. I used a walkthrough and never looked back.

This game has a few issues. For instance, other reviewers noted that you can't use the adjective of an object to refer to it, or just the noun if there is a disambiguation; you must use both. Some objects are never mentioned; you just have to assume they are there. You have to look behind stuff in the oddest locations, and interact with objects in unusual ways.

I recommend this only to those who love games like Lime Ergot with incredible levels of detail. The game is very rewarding in this way.

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