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by Aris Katsaris


Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 2
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 1184
IFIDs:  ZCODE-2-010504-DE6D
TUID: nue0kr86i5cpkqze

Off-Site Reviews

Socratic Method
[...] quite possibly the only Christian IF game written which didn't suck. The author has put storytelling above evangelizing, which means that the religious layer is much deeper, since it forms the basis of the world view, rather than the basis of the plot. I prefer it this way. I think it captures what Emily Short referred to as "the terrible wings and eyes". It has the sense of deepness, of glory that was in some of Madeline L'Engle's later books, though not entirely without some of the flaws of her earlier works.
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The prose conveys some rather strong emotions via a story design that can be debated for days, which is exactly what happened on r*if. If emotional impact per line of non-library source code were a valid measure, this would probably rank as high as Photopia or Shade; perhaps even higher due to the sparse implementation. It takes courage to use the minicomp format (and SmoochieComp, no less!) to tackle much debated philosophy and religious theology.
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Page Update History

  v.11: 30-Jun-2020 08:27 - Zape (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.10: 19-Feb-2013 16:32 - Edward Lacey
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v.9: 24-Mar-2008 22:27 - Josh Lawrence
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v.8: 18-Mar-2008 02:20 - Josh Lawrence
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v.6: 18-Mar-2008 02:15 - Josh Lawrence
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v.5: 18-Mar-2008 02:10 - Josh Lawrence
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v.4: 18-Mar-2008 02:05 - Josh Lawrence
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v.3: 15-Mar-2008 22:52 - Emily Short
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v.2: 19-Jan-2008 22:25 - David Welbourn
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v.1: 16-Oct-2007 01:49 - IFDB
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