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According to Cain (Release 6)
Latest release. (Best played in an offline TADS interpreter with multimedia support, like QTads.) Fixes several bugs.
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Story file, release 1
Contains According to Cain/cain.t3
As initially submitted to IF Comp 2022.
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According to Cain

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About the Story

Two brothers. One murder. And a mystery as old as mankind.

You are a medieval investigator sent back in time to learn the secrets behind mankind's first murder. Using a novel alchemy system, observation, and your wits, you must discover the untold truth about Cain and Abel.

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According to Cain postmortem
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Brad Buchanan
What a remarkable story. It stays with me. I loved this without reservation.

Iíve got nothing usefully critical to add here, so you can stop now, really. And if you havenít played According to Cain, please do stop now and go play it. Itís worth your time. I ran across one small bug.

What remains is to try and understand the craft of an artist much more skilled than I am. One reason I love it is because it feels well-constructed and complete, both narratively and mechanically. In this case Iím not sure that does it justice, though.
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