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by John Cater, Rob Dubbin, Eric Eve profile, Elizabeth Heller, Jayzee, Kazuki Mishima profile, Sarah Morayati, Mark Musante profile, Emily Short profile, Adam Thornton profile, and Ziv Wities

Part of fractured fairy tales
Fairy tale

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About the Story

The Queen has told you to return with her heart in a box. Snow White has made you promise to make other arrangements. Now that you're alone in the forest, it's hard to know which of the two women to trust. The Queen is certainly a witch but her stepdaughter may be something even more horrible...

There are some eighteen possible endings to this fairy tale.

Some of them are even almost happy.

Alabaster is the result of an experiment in open authorship. Emily Short wrote and released the introduction to the story; John Cater, Rob Dubbin, Eric Eve, Elizabeth Heller, Jayzee, Kazuki Mishima, Sarah Morayati, Mark Musante, Adam Thornton, and Ziv Wities then contributed conversation text. Afterward, the game received further editing to improve continuity and add endings, and Daniel Allington-Krzysztofiak provided illustrations.

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Jay is Games

A superlative piece of work, in certain ways Alabaster is somewhat different than the majority of interactive fiction that we have previously reviewed. While many IF games present a more-or-less linear plot to play through, complete with puzzles to solve, items to collect and so on, Alabaster's heart and soul lies in the conversation between the protagonist and Snow White.
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The Independent Gaming Source
But is the game a success? Well, my early impressions of the game is very favorable. The story and writing are, naturally, very good. I love the idea of unraveling characters through conversation and the way you must use this information to ultimately make a decision to trust one person or another.
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Gamers With Jobs
An interesting story which is told well it's an investigation, you decide which questions to ask. The questions you ask determine the answers you get and they ultimately determine your fate. If you don't play much interactive fiction, this would be one to check out.
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v.11: 11-Dec-2021 19:56 - Mike Russo
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v.9: 19-Jun-2009 12:58 - Emily Short
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v.8: 16-Jun-2009 06:12 - Emily Short
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v.7: 11-Jun-2009 06:11 - Tracy Poff
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v.6: 09-Jun-2009 21:07 - Dave Chapeskie
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v.5: 09-Jun-2009 04:42 - Emily Short
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v.4: 05-Jun-2009 08:09 - Emily Short
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v.3: 05-Jun-2009 08:06 - Emily Short
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v.2: 05-Jun-2009 08:05 - Emily Short
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v.1: 05-Jun-2009 08:03 - Emily Short
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