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The Obscene Quest of Dr. Aardvarkbarf

by Gary Roggin

Collegiate/Time Travel
1997

(based on 5 ratings)
1 member review

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 1
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 2
Baf's Guide ID: 326
IFID: TADS2-832BDE59060193767B77D17B7EAF69D0
TUID: 9yisa78izk2cl1dj

Awards

22nd Place - 3rd Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (1997)

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Baf's Guide


You're a former university student, wandering around the campus feeling sorry for yourself because you've gotten kicked out. There's not much more to it than that--the game hints at a sequel, but it was never produced. Lots of bugs, lots of irrelevant puzzles and objects, lots of strange game design choices, and generally just not much fun. The writing is competent, and I suppose if you share the author's pathological hatred for universities, you may identify with the character, but otherwise this one probably isn't worth your time.

-- Duncan Stevens

>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page

OQDA is a fairly enjoyable college game (with a minor time travel motif) which kept me pretty entertained for the two hours I played it. Of course, this is not to say that the game doesn't have its problems. It certainly does: there are many spelling and grammar errors (though not as many as in Phred Phontious and the Quest for Pizza) and some bugs are definitely still in the game... Also, there are several elements about OQDA's narrative strategies that I found rather grating... Still, with some polishing this game could be an enjoyable vignette.
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Not obscene, but a campus exploration game, July 1, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: about 2 hours
This is a mid-length game that has you trying to find, then deliver, a letter to Dr. Aardvarkbarf.

The game has a fairly large campus. Puzzles mostly focus on examining items, and physical things such as PUSH and PULL.

The game is clever, but the map is large and many things aren't clued to well. Nothing about it really stuck out.

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