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Requires a Z-Code interpreter. Visit IFWiki for download links.
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by David Welbourn

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All Quiet on the Library Front

by Michael S. Phillips

Slice of life/Collegiate

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 5
Baf's Guide ID: 126
IFIDs:  ZCODE-1-950829-81F4
TUID: 400zakqderzjnu1i

Off-Site Reviews

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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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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Page Update History

  v.6: 26-Dec-2021 15:12 - David Welbourn (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.5: 09-Sep-2019 13:38 - Nathan
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v.4: 17-Mar-2013 14:37 - Edward Lacey
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v.3: 17-Mar-2013 14:36 - Edward Lacey
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v.2: 01-Mar-2008 05:54 - David Welbourn
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v.1: 16-Oct-2007 01:47 - IFDB
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