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The Pickpocket

by Alex Weldon


About the Story

"A short game, with about 20 rooms and 10 puzzles, in which you are attempting to chase down the pickpocket who stole your money pouch. The author's first attempt at IF." [--blurb from Competition Aught-Zero]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 1.35
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 1121
IFID: ZCODE-1-000929-37AA
TUID: 8y2ndl5iti1656in

Off-Site Reviews

This puzzle-oriented game has an interesting story, but there are some "guess the verb" situations. I particularly liked the puzzle to get rid of the dog as it was original and made a change from the usual bone, meat etc.
-- Dorothy Millard
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>INVENTORY - Paul O'Brian writes about interactive fiction

Certainly any real person that tried to hunt down a pickpocket just by wandering into the slums, hours after the robbery, would deserve to have her sanity questioned. But even if we grant this premise, the game still demonstrates a puzzling lack of moral consistency. For example, the game's response to OPEN CASH REGISTER is "You're trying to catch a thief, not embark on a life of crime." Yet to recover this money, you'll end up committing theft, assault, menacing, breaking & entering, and vandalism. If that's not a life of crime, I'm not sure what is. Overall, Pickpocket is an enjoyable game with one dynamite ace up its sleeve, but that sleeve is still a bit ragged from logical inconsistency and technical errors.
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  v.5: 07-May-2022 01:00 - Paul O'Brian (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.4: 25-Mar-2013 09:25 - Edward Lacey
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v.3: 30-Apr-2008 11:27 - Paul O'Brian
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v.2: 27-Feb-2008 23:35 - David Welbourn
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v.1: 16-Oct-2007 01:47 - IFDB
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