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Also includes hints.​z5
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RANS: An Interworld Progress

by Bob Reeves profile


About the Story

A burnt-out fantasy writer is transported into his own imaginary kingdom to learn a few lessons about himself and be confronted with a few questions.
[--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 3
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 1338
IFID: ZCODE-3-000918-243F
TUID: n2f4o8ce30xthyvs

Off-Site Reviews

The combination of good writing and good programming that IF requires doesn't simply mean that authors need to both be able to put sentences together and write and debug code; an author needs to be able to both tell a good story and design the game so that the story comes across to the player effectively. Rans, by Bob Reeves, illustrates how important both elements are: it's an interesting story that, suitably designed, might have been highly involving, but it's told in such a confusing way that the player has a hard time getting as involved as he or she might.
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  v.7: 19-May-2011 14:03 - Rotonoto (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.6: 19-May-2011 13:40 - Rotonoto
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v.5: 19-May-2011 13:25 - Rotonoto
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v.4: 06-Jan-2009 14:56 - David Welbourn
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v.3: 23-Dec-2008 13:59 - David Welbourn
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v.2: 11-Mar-2008 19:57 - David Welbourn
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v.1: 29-Sep-2007 20:50 - IFDB
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