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All Quiet on the Library Front

by Michael S. Phillips

Slice of life
1995

About the Story

As a student with an IF assignment looming, you need to get a biography out of the library - however, it is a very rare book, and surely you won't be allowed to take it with you... [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 2
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 126
IFIDs:  ZCODE-1-950829-81F4
ZCODE-2-951204-AEF9
TUID: 400zakqderzjnu1i

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SPAG
It is possible to create good interactive fiction based entirely on everyday experiences if the writing stands out enough to carry the game on atmosphere (see A_Change_in_the_Weather, below). It is also possible to make a good game out of a fundamentally unpleasant situation (Theatre, for example, or Bureaucracy) if the game provides gripping drama or offers a fresh perspective on the events in question. Library does neither, offering a fairly routine scenario executed in expository but uninspiring prose.
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SynTax
It probably takes about 10 minutes to solve the game, but until you've worked out how, expect a challenge that will take roughly 45 minutes to 1 hour. A fairly easy game.
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