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In a Manor of Speaking

by Hulk Handsome profile

Surreal / Humor

About the Story

In a Manor of Speaking is a punny adventure set in the surreal world of Calembour.

Journey through the bizarre Outlands, the bustling streets of Rudeville, and eventually find your way to the manor itself as you save the land by using the power of words!

Amazingly, though the author was aware of Infocom's Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Head or Tail of It, he was unaware of the Manor of Speaking chapter until after conceiving this piece of interactive fiction. It just goes to show that attractive minds think alike!

Featuring built-in hints, In a Manor of Speaking was designed to be enjoyed by both new and experienced players alike.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: September 30, 2012
Current Version: 3
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Polite
IFID: 03B5D0BC-A136-4EEC-BBD2-74980B3D7070
TUID: og03iq6afol27gez

Page Update History

  v.11: 11-Apr-2021 16:54 - Zape (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.10: 17-Jan-2018 07:00 - Hulk Handsome
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v.9: 31-Aug-2017 02:54 - David Welbourn
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v.8: 13-Dec-2012 15:09 - Edward Lacey
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v.7: 29-Oct-2012 05:37 - Hulk Handsome
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v.6: 24-Oct-2012 09:13 - Hulk Handsome
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v.5: 21-Oct-2012 03:35 - Hulk Handsome
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v.4: 16-Oct-2012 19:18 - Hulk Handsome
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v.3: 15-Oct-2012 05:43 - Hulk Handsome
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v.2: 03-Oct-2012 14:16 - Elbeno
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v.1: 03-Oct-2012 14:15 - Elbeno
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