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Advent Door

by Andrew Plotkin profile

Part of 2019 IF Advent Calendar
Fantasy
2020

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(based on 7 ratings)
2 member reviews

About the Story

Where’s that door?

This game was written for a collaborative 2019 Advent Calendar project. The theme was "The City of Doors" from the Planescape roleplaying setting. That project was never completed, so I released this game by itself.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: February 29, 2020
Current Version: 3
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: Unknown
TUID: qn6cpl4l0qle6mfc

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
A brief, fun puzzle, March 29, 2020
This game is a small, well-executed puzzle that includes enough atmosphere and hints at backstory to keep things entertaining.

The presentation is excellent — the player must use an unconventional mechanic to navigate through locations in the game, but the parser clearly indicates when the puzzle's rules are blocking the player from attempting something. When the player does attempt a move that's allowed, the parser is very generous about understanding actions without getting too fussy about procedures.

(Spoiler - click to show)The process of opening doors, closing doors, taking doors, and placing doors was much more streamlined than I expected. I ended up typing out a lot of extra commands before I realized that some of the actions didn't need to be explicitly spelled out.

A perfect puzzle, April 7, 2020
This parser game is primarily a well-designed puzzle, which intrinsic upsides and downsides. The upsides : the gameplay is really easy to master, and the way to escape is a tricky one (hint : (Spoiler - click to show) to convert a east door in a west one, you must leave it on the garden wall and pick it up by the other side). The downsides : it's just a (good) game, which offers only the pleasure to map an unknown place (like one can do reading a CYOA book).
For the curious (for instance these who wants to program in Inform) or the cheaters (but it only help them to map the place, nothing more), the author left the codesource on his website

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