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About the StoryStep into the bare feet of the Grim Reaper for a day and make sure that five pesky souls keep their appointment with the afterlife.
Winner, Best Story; Nominee, Best Individual PC - 2007 XYZZY Awards
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What stands out about the piece is the humor and the flashes of excellence in the writing. Sometimes reminiscent of Pratchett, the text works in a number of fine jokes, especially on the topic of what it's like to be a very tall thin skeletal man.
Parsing issues were the most common problem when I played (and these may have been addressed in post-competition releases). Nonetheless, the game as a whole is entertaining light comedy of a flavor that's not terribly common in IF. Worth a try.
Humorous game about grim reaper; nonlinear with multiple solutions, February 3, 2016
As you complete your tasks, you get page-long textdumps of truly entertaining material about your targets. There is a timer, but it is very generous. I usually use walkthroughs extensively, but I only required one hint in this game.
The humor is similar to Terry Pratchett or even Douglas Adams, just dry situational comedy more than slapstick. Some unusual settings for English-language IF (Himalayas, France, etc.).
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