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version 12 includes post-IFComp bugfixes.
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Rover's Day Out

by Jack Welch profile and Ben Collins-Sussman profile

Science Fiction

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About the Story

Three hundred years ago, the Brazilian Space Agency discovered a rocky exoplanet only 38 light years from Earth. With a surface temperature of 1200 Celsius and nine times Earth gravity, it's hardly the sort of place you'd take your dog walkies. Most days.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2009
Current Version: 14
License: Creative Commons
Development System: Inform 7
Baf's Guide ID: 3209
IFID: 417B9626-8635-4451-90F5-D082E01547FA
TUID: jf5zkjj3jqfllwcn

Off-Site Reviews

Jay Is Games
Right off the bat, it's clear the writers aren't a couple of science-fiction lightweights. The more tidbits you find on the setting, the more you realize these guys did their homework (or read their Asimov, anyway). The superscience here all holds up quite well, and while sometimes it can get a little lost in the outlandish jargon that starts getting thrown around (particularly in the endgame section), the technology of it all begins to make sense the more you play.
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The Onion A.V. Club

It’s an engrossing science-fiction experience to rival the genre’s best short stories.
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I feel the writing in this game is wonderful with few blemishes, and the implementation is rock solid. I think that some of the puzzles and a few others things could have been better clued, but besides that, I found this a great game that is a must play for Comp '09.
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  v.12: 03-Nov-2016 06:05 - dhakajack (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.11: 03-Nov-2016 04:47 - dhakajack
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v.10: 24-Oct-2016 05:03 - dhakajack
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v.9: 21-Apr-2013 10:16 - Edward Lacey
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v.8: 05-Jan-2010 03:23 - Juhana
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v.7: 23-Nov-2009 02:48 - Emily Short
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v.6: 19-Nov-2009 06:21 - Eriorg
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v.5: 18-Nov-2009 10:56 - bcollsuss
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v.4: 18-Nov-2009 10:55 - bcollsuss
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v.3: 04-Oct-2009 06:55 - Eriorg
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v.2: 04-Oct-2009 04:47 - David Welbourn
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v.1: 04-Oct-2009 04:01 - David Welbourn
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