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Speculative Fiction

by Diane Christoforo profile and Thomas Mack profile

Fantasy / Puzzle / Humor

About the Story

A puzzle game about committing acts of financial skulduggery and exploiting ridiculous magical items. This game is the complete version of the one that appeared in IntroComp 2011, where it won second place.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: June 30, 2012
Current Version: 2
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Forgiveness Rating: Tough
IFID: ZCODE-1-110630-90E8
TUID: hq39kkky5ydqie

Off-Site Reviews

Sparkly IF Reviews
The game is gleeful about the amoral nature of its protagonist, and resoundingly silly. My favorite solutions involved elaborate ways of deceiving other characters, from playing on momentary inattention to setting up the NPCs for complex misapprehensions: the puzzle designs use the NPCs in ways that go well beyond executing standard fetch-quests or dispatching hostile guards.
-- Emily Short
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