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No Time To Squeal

by Mike Sousa profile and Robb Sherwin profile

Slice of life/Surreal

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About the Story

"He thought he saw a pantomime
That queried his own deal:
He looked again, and found it was
A ticket to a meal.
He thought he saw infanticide
Per chance to make it real.
'I have but one regret,' he said:
'There is no time to squeal!'"
[--blurb from Competition Aught-One]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: September 30, 2001
Current Version: 1.3
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 2
Baf's Guide ID: 1691
TUID: x7lnh94mmylkk6ng

Off-Site Reviews

There is a lot of character-establishing text at the start, maybe too much, but it was effective in drawing me into the role. [...] After spending all that time in one character, suddenly I'm wrenched out and thrust into a new one, and I have to go through the whole process of getting to know them again. And that just seems too tiring.
-- Stephen Bond
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>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page

[I]t was engaging stuff, and was peppered with one or two really clever puzzles. The overall design was solid, save for the one flaw [discussed in the review with a spoiler warning], but that flaw was so glaring, I really can't ignore it. No Time To Squeal demonstrates that great things can happen when two IF authors combine their strengths, but unfortunately, it also shows that even teams still have their weaknesses.
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Page Update History

  v.9: 12-Apr-2021 01:27 - Zape (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.8: 07-Feb-2016 08:58 - Mike Sousa
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v.7: 02-Aug-2013 15:15 - Edward Lacey
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v.6: 28-Jun-2012 23:37 - Isxek
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v.5: 25-Apr-2008 11:50 - Paul O'Brian
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v.4: 29-Feb-2008 15:31 - David Welbourn
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v.3: 25-Oct-2007 20:34 - Eriorg
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v.2: 23-Oct-2007 16:48 - Robb Sherwin
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v.1: 16-Oct-2007 01:50 - IFDB
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