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Coming Home

by Andrew Katz

Slice of life
1997

About the Story

Expect no more than what the title says. No plot, but lots of strange or time-dependent puzzles.
[--blurb for "A Simple Home Adventure" from The Z-Files Catalogue]


Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 343
IFID: ZCODE-1-970719-4294
TUID: 87zc8gkxp5l4kr04

Off-Site Reviews

>INVENTORY - Paul O'Brian writes about interactive fiction

Coming Home is an unremittingly awful game, one which never should have been released publicly. It's hard to think of it even as an exercise for the author to learn Inform, so buggy and illogical are its basic design and implementation. Perhaps it could be considered a first step toward learning the language; in my opinion, such bumbling, poor initial efforts have no place in a public forum, let alone a competition. It's not much fun wandering through somebody's ill-conceived, cobbled-together, inside-joke universe. In fact, playing Coming Home is a kind of Zen torture, an experiment in just how unpleasant interactive fiction can possibly be. Perhaps it's what IF is like in Hell.
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  v.4: 05-May-2022 04:39 - Paul O'Brian (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.3: 13-May-2008 15:44 - Paul O'Brian
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v.2: 11-Mar-2008 21:33 - David Welbourn
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v.1: 16-Oct-2007 01:47 - IFDB
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