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Second release.
For all systems. To play, you'll need a glulx interpreter - visit Brass Lantern for download links.
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IFComp 2015 release.
For all systems. To play, you'll need a glulx interpreter - visit Brass Lantern for download links.
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Midnight. Swordfight.

by Chandler Groover profile

A Folly

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About the Story

A fool receives a challenge from a countess.

Violence. Sex. Profanity. Sausage.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2015
Current Version: 2
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: 53B82FD1-5E12-41C5-9754-38E286481BBA
TUID: 2cuwjlvpybg8oaf0

Off-Site Reviews

The Breakfast Review
As a breakfast, this is... eggs benedict with goose eggs and a hollandaise sauce you could stand a teaspoon up in; sides of toulouse sausages and honey-glazed bacon; clotted cream on fresh strawberries; Irish coffee with a shot of Swiss chocolate. Very rich, heady stuff.
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Emily Short's Interactive Storytelling
I enormously enjoyed this game, and I kept being surprised by the ways it opened out, and the depths it revealed in interaction, and the level of daring in the design. I loved the way the story universe gets weirder and more ridiculous the more you poke at it. I'm sure I didn't find everything there is to find, either. For my tastes, this is Chandler Groover's best IF yet, and probably my personal favorite in a competition full of superb work.
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The appeal of Midnight. Swordfight. is its superior writing, although its gameplay is much easier than most as well. Even when the plot is confusing, the texture of the game's writing is such that the player feels taken care of.
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Old Games Italia

In definitiva, Midnight. Swordfight. di Chandler Groover un divertissement che prende per mano l'avventuriero esortandolo a danzare in un giardino panoramico in cui sia stata edificata una follia dal capriccio di un architetto estroso.
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Orestes Drunk and Pylades Fasting
The writing is very sharp - it's what stands out the most about the story on the first few playthroughs. It ranges from whimsical to creepy to baroque... without depending excessively on long passages and text dumps: a sign of good, snappy IF writing.
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Renga in Blue
What's most interesting about this structurally is that while the surface is a one-move find-the-endings game like Aisle, the verb list is heavily restricted and the player is allowed to go behind the scenes and tweak the setting. It's nearly in the direction of player authorship, letting them change the story to their liking.
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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
An intriguing and dreamlike sausage-based farce.
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