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Toby's Nose

by Chandler Groover profile


About the Story

A murder most foul has been committed and Sherlock Holmes is on the case. You are his dog.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: April 4, 2015
Current Version: 2.00
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Polite
IFID: F45CA2E5-B7F5-484A-AB1F-19AA2066C384
TUID: xf5y04yekcrqtnc

Off-Site Reviews

Emily Short's Interactive Storytelling
I welcomed the freedom to jump from one part of the game world to another in order to pursue a suspected lead — for instance, reviewing one character’s possessions after finding what seemed to be a link in another character’s story: if this had been a more conventionally structured game, I would have had to traverse a lot of in-game space in order to check up on those suspicions.
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Old Games Italia
Toby's Nose è un gioco ben scritto e ben ideato. Però quella stessa meccanica che lo rende così originale e coinvolgente, ne limita anche l'appetibilità per una parte di pubblico in cerca di un'esperienza più semplice e lineare. Resta però una bella investigazione, che vi costringerà a riflettere veramente sul gran numero di indizi che accumulerete fiutando di qua e di là!
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Maybe I’m old-­fashioned, but this is more the sort of thing I expect when I think of IF. It’s about the puzzle to be unravelled, and the exploration of the story. In “Toby’s Nose”, the puzzle IS the exploration. --Christopher Huang
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Solving the mystery is in some ways not the point; rather, it’s to take a leisurely olfactory tour of the world of Holmes and other mysteries (referenced in the footnotes). Whether this works for a given player is a matter of taste. --Sean M. Shore
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These Heterogenous Tasks
Toby is obviously a Tobermory, an animal uncoverer of hidden sins and hypocrisy, an uncoverer of socially inconvenient truths.
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