Play Six online
at the author's website. (note - the sound and music features are only supported offline)
Six Download Bundle *
Contains Six.gblorb
for offline play. Includes story file, illustrated manual, Demi's map, cover image and release history.
For all systems. To play, you'll need a glulx interpreter - visit Brass Lantern for download links.
Demi's map
Demi's map. Note that the map is already included in the download bundle.
ClubFloyd Transcript
Folks on IFMud played a group game of Release 2 of Six on December 4, 2011. This is a link to the transcript of their game. WARNING: TOTAL SPOILERDOM!
Inform 7 Source Code for release 5 *
Contains source.txt
Main Inform 7 (6G60) source code for release 5. The source won't compile because I haven't released the game's multimedia elements or custom extensions yet. You'll find the Creative Commons licence for the source, tech info and other help at the head of the source.
CLASH of the TYPE-INS Podcast
The game is played aloud on this podcast. Maximum spoiler alert applies!
* Compressed with ZIP. Free Unzip tools are available for most systems at

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About the Story

Your name is Harriet Leitner, and you and your twin sister Demi turned six this morning! You're having a fancy dress birthday party, and this afternoon you'll be playing Hide and Seek Tip over in the park. You can't wait to catch all your friends.

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Game Details

Language: English (en-AU)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2011
Current Version: 6
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: 1ECD7C77-ABA2-47EF-8771-CA23193113D3
TUID: kbd990q5fp7pythi

Off-Site Reviews

Delicious Icing, Even Better Cake
"...The game presents its PC's perspective in a very matter-of-fact way, with very little adult sentimentality attached. The NPCs are well-drawn too, feeling like real children rather than hasty stereotypes. I thought the dialog rang especially true as the parent of a six-year-old myself, I recognized the mix of quirkiness and practicality in the game's characters from my observations of the kids around me..." - Paul O'Brian
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XYZZY Awards
Essays on Six's setting, NPCs, implementation and supplemental materials
"Play is also central to Six, a lovingly crafted tale of hide and seek starring (naturally) six six-year-olds. As the birthday girl charged with finding and catching them all, your primary verbs of interaction are SEARCH, CHASE, and TIP (or tag), with some TALKing thrown in for good measure. While minimally painted, each hider has a distinct personality, usually broadcast through their chosen costume and reflected in their manner of speech." - Aaron Reed
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