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Sugarlawn

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2019

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An excellent optimization-based treasure hunt with good humor, November 19, 2019
by MathBrush
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I beta tested this game, and I love it.

You play as a contestant on a reality show that apparently involves finding antiques while wearing a chicken suit (?).

You run around a mansion gathering items while a timer ticks down each turn. Some items are easy to find, while others require a great deal of ingenuity.

Knowledge is the key in this game, player knowledge and not character knowledge. You can learn secret codes that help you succeed. There are secret bonuses. On top of all of this, all of the items have an 'optimal placement location' that gives you even more money.

This game has more narrative than most shameless treasure hunts, and a lot of funny lines, but the focus here is on getting the best prize. Your host comments on your score each time, and you are able to replay as much as you want in-game, with it being interpreted as re-takes of the show.

Love it, think it's great, and I think people will be playing this one for years. I play IF for many reasons: love of stories, love of characters. This game satisfies my itch of 'take/drop/N/E/S/W', which is the same reason I love the original IF game Adventure.

This game takes about 30 minutes to finish the first time but hours to get a good score.

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jlvp1234, October 17, 2019 - Reply
I was just scrolling through IFDB when I come across a review for this game sadly I don't know where a download link is to play it do you know where that maybe
MathBrush, October 17, 2019 - Reply
It's a current IFComp entry, available here: https://ifcomp.org/ballot/#entry-2065
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