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So, You've Never Played a Text Adventure Before, Huh?

by Ryan Veeder profile

2014

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(based on 12 ratings)
2 member reviews

About the Story

Robin Monaghan and her friends explore a creepy house.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: April 2, 2014
Current Version: 1
Development System: Inform 7
IFID: AA10EEA5-005A-4D4B-BE7E-C2C81DF1AD84
TUID: z9mk3i7w95wtdqnz

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A Robin and Orchid spinoff as a tutorial, July 22, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes
This review is part of the Official Ryan Veeder Weekend Review Communal Effort with Guaranteed Prize.

This is a spin-off of Robin and Orchid. You are investigating a haunted house, and fall down a hole.

The best part of the game is the demonstration of the three main methods of conversation.

The least best part of the game is the hinting. While it is generally good, there were times where the hints just kind of kicked out at important moments. The inexperienced adventurer that I was playing as got frustrated at not, for instance, knowing how to get through the door.

I enjoyed the ending considerably, though.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A gentle, fun introduction, March 12, 2017
by mattlaschneider
Related reviews: tutorial
This a a good introduction to a lot of the basic elements that players will encounter in a variety of parser-based IF. Veeder's strong voice works well here, as it makes the sometimes-daunting idea of IF into something fun and conversational. I found the game to be a bit shorter than I would've expected (by no means is it anything like The Dreamhold), but some new players might appreciate being able to complete this game relatively quickly. Seasoned players will be able to enjoy a lot of the small touches Veeder puts into the game, such as the status line updates.

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