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Jay Schilling's Edge of Chaos

by Robb Sherwin profile and Mike Sousa profile


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About the Story

There was an aye-aye behind the bar, staring at me horribly. Or maybe its face just froze that way. I was waiting for my client at ten at night in a dusty, dirty town in the middle of nowhere. Clouds out here were apparently one of the thirty million newly unemployed. There was a missing woman and my client was about to hire an amateur private detective with the world's most technologically advanced cellular phone. This was going to be a cinch. Seriously. It'll take me like two searches with it to close this case. Three if mid-investigation I check on my torrents.

Y-You're a player of the 2020 Interactive Fiction competition. I'm Jay. Let's straddle the edge.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2020
Current Version: 1.0
Development System: TADS 3
Forgiveness Rating: Polite
IFID: C5ACB91F-891D-33B5-CCF9-2810D279826D
TUID: ddlf93z4rlhahkjf

Off-Site Reviews

Reviews From Trotting Krips
In Jay Schilling’s Edge of Chaos Sherwin teamed up with fellow IF author and coder extraordinaire Mike Sousa to leverage the best of each other’s talents. I don’t know if there’s an official breakdown as to who did exactly what, but each bite of the game tastes as if Sherwin’s deliciously chocolate humor has been poured over Sousa’s peanut-buttery solid framework, creating the world’s first Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup of interactive fiction development. Depending on your previous experience, you might describe the game as either one of Sousa’s funniest, or one of Sherwin’s most polished. Either way is a win for gamers.
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Page Update History

  v.8: 02-Dec-2020 11:16 - Robb Sherwin (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
Changed external review links
v.7: 30-Nov-2020 23:40 - Robb Sherwin
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v.6: 30-Nov-2020 23:37 - Robb Sherwin
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v.5: 08-Oct-2020 21:36 - Zape
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v.4: 06-Oct-2020 20:01 - Mike Sousa
Changed IFIDs, version number, genre, forgiveness
v.3: 02-Oct-2020 15:50 - Zape
Changed development system, author
v.2: 01-Oct-2020 23:15 - Robb Sherwin
Changed cover art, description, Web site URL
v.1: 01-Oct-2020 20:09 - Zape
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