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Release 6
Requires a Z-Code interpreter. Visit IFWiki for download links.
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Release 2
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Fragile Shells

by Stephen Granade profile

Science Fiction

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About the Story

You don't know how long you've been hammering against the station's wall, but you stop as soon as you realize what you've been doing.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: February 2, 2010
Current Version: 6
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: FBDBA568-7315-4828-B09D-A39C774E4BF8
TUID: xvnvmmm4yok7a25b

Off-Site Reviews

Pissy Little Sausages
That was a good puzzly sort of game, really solidly implemented. I had high expectations, and while it didn't exceed them exactly, it didn't... whatever the thing that is the opposite of that is called, either. Inceed. Subceed? Deceed. Undergo. Look, you know what I mean.
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Play This Thing
Like many another escape game, it has a single room full of objects to manipulate before you get to get away: codes, batteries, light sources, things that have to be used on other things. Unlike most, though, Fragile Shells has a coherent story and an effective setting: you're the lone survivor in a very damaged space module, and you need to get into the escape pod before your oxygen runs out or your environment otherwise betrays you. The writing makes it clear just how urgent that problem is, without the need for annoying or unfair time limits on the gameplay.
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Smartly designed and pleasantly eerie, Fragile Shells is worth a play if you're an escape fan looking for a nice workout for the ol' grey matter. The story doesn't particularly stand out, instead being eclipsed by puzzle solving, but the whole experience is so well made and a prime example of the genre that it should leave you with that nice warm glow inside of an escape cleanly made.
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  v.12: 18-Apr-2021 03:18 - Zape (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.11: 30-Jul-2020 10:55 - Zape
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v.10: 05-Jan-2016 23:02 - Stephen Granade
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v.9: 09-Nov-2011 19:03 - Stephen Granade
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v.8: 22-Feb-2011 16:02 - Stephen Granade
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v.7: 07-Jul-2010 16:30 - Juhana
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v.6: 03-May-2010 13:17 - Stephen Granade
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v.5: 02-May-2010 23:14 - Stephen Granade
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v.4: 02-May-2010 23:12 - Stephen Granade
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v.3: 11-Apr-2010 09:08 - David Welbourn
Changed version number, download links
v.2: 10-Feb-2010 20:54 - David Welbourn
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v.1: 10-Feb-2010 15:02 - David Welbourn
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