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by David Welbourn

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And the Waves Choke the Wind

by Gunther Schmidl


About the Story

"some thing inside of me has opened up its eyes why did you put it there? did you not realize?" [--blurb from Competition Aught-Zero]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 1009
IFID: ZCODE-1-000914-3EAA
TUID: 3pbb1qgt5sgiwxpk

Off-Site Reviews

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

Apparently, the version of ATWCTW that was entered in the comp this year, despite the fact that it's 173K and in .z8 format (a combination I confess I don't quite understand), is actually only a preview of the real ATWCTW, which I assume is forthcoming sometime. Still, even though it ends rather abruptly, as many adventure game demos do, this version is a substantial chunk of adventuring all on its own. For one thing, it has clearly been coded with a great deal of care. ATWCTW feels almost like a commercial graphic adventure game in terms of the number of features it offers for players.
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The author does well to create a sense of foreboding throughout the piece, and generally it succeeds in maintaining an atmosphere of dread. This was only occasionally deflated by a poorly chosen phrase ('butt naked' and a reference to 'the enemies you've wasted' seem anachronistic) or an unsuitable quotation (Lovecraft and the Necronomicron are fine -- but Nine Inch Nails?)
-- Alfredo Garcia
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It is a H. P. Lovecraft-style horror and the story is told in flashback style. I didn't get very far in this game as I couldn't work out what to do and the hints were disabled!
-- Dorothy Millard
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  v.6: 22-Jun-2017 19:31 - David Welbourn (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.5: 23-Mar-2013 07:38 - Edward Lacey
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v.4: 28-Apr-2008 12:53 - Paul O'Brian
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v.3: 08-Apr-2008 14:40 - Emily Short
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v.2: 27-Feb-2008 22:43 - David Welbourn
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v.1: 16-Oct-2007 01:47 - IFDB
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