Version 1.1
Post-Comp version, released in 2012
Requires a TADS interpreter. Visit IFWiki for download links.
Version 1.0
Original competition version of 2001
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A Night Guest

by Valentine Kopteltsev profile


About the Story

"If you're fond of bad poetry, you'll like this one. Also, it probably would make a valid entry for the Inventory Comp." [--blurb from Competition Aught-One]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1.1
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 2
Baf's Guide ID: 1690
IFID: TADS2-A82D931B6C61E3FF5D39F4F63F4F86CC
TUID: k2oi1p21c3zyii55

Off-Site Reviews

>INVENTORY - Paul O'Brian writes about interactive fiction

It's an amusing poem (what there is of it, anyway -- the whole thing is quite short), but it's very clear that the game was built around the poem rather than vice versa. Thus, it feels rather like reading a book that forces you to say a magic word before you can turn the page. The "puzzles" (really just figuring out how to respond to the game's cues) don't add much, and I was left with the feeling that the whole thing would have been much more pleasant had it been just an illustrated chapbook rather than a narrative poem pretending to be interactive. Of course, I recognize how amazingly difficult it would be to create a game that actually expressed itself in verse but was a game first and foremost. No doubt that's why it hasn't been done yet.
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Page Update History

  v.8: 07-May-2022 23:05 - Paul O'Brian (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.7: 21-Feb-2012 22:46 - uux
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v.6: 21-Feb-2012 22:45 - uux
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v.5: 21-Feb-2012 22:41 - uux
Changed version number, download links
v.4: 22-May-2008 19:06 - Emily Boegheim
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v.3: 25-Apr-2008 11:43 - Paul O'Brian
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v.2: 29-Feb-2008 15:29 - David Welbourn
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v.1: 16-Oct-2007 01:49 - IFDB
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