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by Peter Nepstad profile

Part of Commonplace Book Project

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About the Story

You wake, a pounding headache loud in your inner ear, the back of your head itching and tingling, your mouth full of cotton. The pain drives away your dreams, weird visions of alien landscapes...

Ecdysis is based on an entry in H.P. Lovecraft's Commonplace Book.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: June 15, 2007
Current Version: 1.6
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 2
Baf's Guide ID: 3111
IFIDs:  TADS2-73A28DCF8EB6077691F1273C2DA41118
TUID: aqtol7ejlzadgnsz

Off-Site Reviews

You play an average husband who wakes up in the middle of the night in a cloud of weird visions and physical pain. As the short, linear narrative plays out you will be gradually transformed into something Other. It's genuinely creepy to guide your character's figurative and literal descent, although one might wish for a bit more interactivity to go with the solid writing.
-- Jimmy Maher
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Jay Is Games
"Ecdysis" toys with the player's perceptions in ways that only a text-based game can [...]
-- Emily Short
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Page Update History

  v.8: 05-May-2013 08:52 - Edward Lacey (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
Changed genre, external review links
v.7: 15-Mar-2008 15:32 - David Welbourn
Changed IFIDs, Baf's Guide ID
v.6: 23-Feb-2008 15:24 - Emily Short
Changed series name
v.5: 13-Nov-2007 23:57 - Peter Nepstad
v.4: 13-Nov-2007 20:48 - Peter Nepstad
Changed download links
v.3: 13-Nov-2007 12:17 - Peter Nepstad
Changed description
v.2: 12-Nov-2007 15:43 - Peter Nepstad
Changed cover art, publication date
v.1: 12-Nov-2007 15:42 - Peter Nepstad
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