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Three-Card Trick

by Chandler Groover profile


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About the Story

You're going to perform a three-card trick or your name isn't Morgan the Magnificent.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: April 6, 2016
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: 2E103E05-B371-406B-9EE2-08EEFE6C9E61
TUID: afy6ej5cn9hof20m

Off-Site Reviews

A very cool, short, and easy parser game which uses a number of fun tricks to manipulate the mood, pacing, and story.
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Christopher Huang
Rich, flavourful, with a lot of character, and it goes down smooth as oil. Like a glass of rich Madeira... or possibly Amontillado. For the love of God, Montresor!
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Emily Short's Interactive Storytelling
It’s a compact and effective horror story. The player’s actions are highly directed at every point, but there are stakes enough, and a sufficient illusion of freedom, to make it really satisfying.
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Cool gimmicks abound in Three-Card Trick: directional commands are played with, there are misdirections to make Derren Brown proud, and there is one hell of a surprise later on. Actually, make that two.
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Old Games Italia
Il titolo è autenticamente capace di tenere sulle spine il giocatore, riuscendo a stupirlo con alcuni veri colpi di scena, ma -soprattutto- tratteggiando in modo magistrale un mondo di gioco affascinante e misterioso, di cui però ci viene volutamente rivelato solo una parte piccolissima. Esempio perfetto di un autore che sa dire molto con poco.
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PC Gamer
I love this. Three-Card Trick is a devious piece of interactive fiction... Dark, inventive, and wonderfully written.
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Wade's Important Astrolab
Three-Card Trick manages to develop multiple dimensions of surprise and suspense over its duration, and thus, like a good magic trick, is itself surprising in a delighting way.
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