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The Ebb and Flow of the Tide

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- AKheon (Finland), October 7, 2018

A unique game based on a Lord Dunsany story, August 15, 2017

by MathBrush
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This game is perhaps best left undescribed, as its core mechanic is so unusual. It helps to type ABOUT or (I think) COMMANDS.

The story is based off an old Dunsany Story, just like Nepstad's The Journey of the King. But this game is much more constrained than that one.

I would have rated the game higher if I hadn't been stuck so many times, trying to search for the correct commands to advance the game.

- ikdc, February 19, 2017

- Mr. Patient (Saint Paul, Minn.), June 10, 2015

- CMG (NYC), February 15, 2015

- Artran (Prague, Czech Republic), December 7, 2012

- liz73 (Cornwall, New York), July 9, 2012

- amciek (Opole), May 29, 2012

- Ben Cressey (Seattle, WA), December 21, 2010

- Genjar (Finland), January 13, 2010

- dhersh (USA), September 8, 2008


The Ebb and Flow of the Tide is a memorable game, not least due to the efforts
of the game author. The Dunsany tale is a somewhat chilling dream sequence but
ultimately of little import; Mr. Nepstad's interpretation gave it life and

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W. Doug Bolden

A strange, evocative short quasi-horror IF very much in tune with the mix of horror and myth and dream-fantasy that Lord Dunsany is known for. Very closely follows the original story and works out as a massively different type of game.

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