Story File, Release 2
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Starry Seeksorrow

by Caleb Wilson (as Ayla Rose) profile


About the Story

An entry in ShuffleComp: Disc 2. Inspired by "The Violet Hour" by Dolls Come to Life.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: May 7, 2015
Current Version: 2
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 7
IFID: 8A6D6836-0DC9-40D2-B5C9-58095E548E04
TUID: b74ur5fu47hipfnq

Off-Site Reviews

These Heterogenous Tasks
I’ve seen people compare it to Harry Potter, but to me it felt more (and this is a strong compliment) like Diana Wynne Jones. The doll is not a child, exactly, but it views the world from a child’s vantage; and there’s something here of DWJ’s approach to a secret adventure unexpectedly turning out to be a hazy window onto the mysterious world of adults, and that this sometimes reveals highly sympathetic characters to be deeply flawed. The garden, which forms the entire scope of the game, comprises only five locations; but for me it captured a sense of how, as a child, a garden could feel like a vast world of the imagination to be explored.
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