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by David Welbourn
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Everybody Loves a Parade

by Cody Sandifer


(based on 13 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

You play as a woman driving a moving van across the United States to her new job as New York City's Assistant to the Chief Engineer. Your gas runs out when you arrive at Chewton, Arizona which is having its 40th annual rock festival, and they don't mean music. They're celebrating actual rocks. And you spent your last money on tacos. How are you going to get out of here?

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 2.3
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 2
Baf's Guide ID: 163
IFID: TADS2-204351900FB084E9E2548918A52063A8
TUID: wmk9ipzv1qmgspor


Nominee, Best Puzzles; Nominee, Best NPCs - 1997 XYZZY Awards

Editorial Reviews

Baf's Guide

While driving across the country, you become stuck behind an immobilized parade in a geologically-obsessed town in the middle of Arizona. Smallish, silly, and well-detailed, with many easter eggs and good background noise. Some people have complained about a certain surprise late in the game, but I enjoyed the way it shook up my assumptions.

-- Carl Muckenhoupt

Everybody Loves a Parade manages a difficult feat: it's an enjoyable and rewarding game in its own right, whose puzzles take real thought, but it also essays an important innovation in IF playing style and carries it off brilliantly.
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There was a lot going on and a host of interesting and annoying characters to be studied. However, I slowly began to lose interest because some of the puzzles were too obscure for me. I am not saying it is a bad game, on the contrary, "Parade" is well put together, the text well written and the locations are believable, if a little unusual.
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Escape a parade by scrounging up some help, February 3, 2016
Everybody Loves a Parade is a mid-length puzzle game in which you are stopped by a parade. You have to explore and scrounge up a variety of items to be able to escape.

The puzzles are old-school flavor; find items by searching or carefully reading room description, use them in unintuitive ways, and do some unmotivated actions. However, it is pretty fun, and I solved a few puzzles without the walkthrough.

The game is implemented well, with a lot of background character.

Many reviews at the time this came out mentioned a big surprise late in the game. The years since this game came out have significantly softened the surprise here (I thought it was going to be the standard 'this was all a dream' surprise, but it wasn't). This gives an interesting commentary on the changes in interactive fiction in the last couple of decades.

There are some lewd parts (a pornographic magazine, some dirty-minded individuals), but overall mild.

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