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by David Welbourn
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Gun Mute

by C.E.J. Pacian profile


About the Story

Step into the shoes of Mute Lawton, a lone cowboy who must stop an execution set to occur at noon by shooting his way past dangerous cyborgs and mutants in a post-apocalyptic western setting. (From the review.)

Gun Mute is intended as an Interactive Fiction shoot-em-up. Each location presents you with a simple puzzle which you must solve before you can progress to the next location and, in contrast to the Inform parser's famous default response, violence usually is the answer. (From the ABOUT text.)

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 6
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 3
Baf's Guide ID: 3187
IFID: 242168EC-E16E-594E-BDBB-0B562EDD9903
TUID: xwedbibfksczn7eq

Off-Site Reviews

The Independent Gaming Source
That Pacian can craft some tricky puzzles around such a limited set of actions is a testament to his abilities as a game designer. But it's the narrative, set in a far-out futuristic Western, that keeps you hooked until the final, climactic showdown. Games like this really show off why interactive fiction is such a unique and exciting genre. Superb work!
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Shooting Gallery in Text
Gun Mute is my favorite of this small new genre: it's got a charming story and setting, the puzzles are fair and rational, and there are lots of colorful side characters. If we were using genre titles borrowed from other media, I'd have to put it on its own tiny shelf labeled "post-apocalyptic western gay romance" -- but since we're not, I can just call it a successful combat puzzle game, and leave it at that.
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  v.16: 06-Nov-2021 17:16 - jakomo (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.15: 30-Aug-2019 11:22 - David Welbourn
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v.14: 28-Mar-2016 01:40 - Sobol
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v.13: 29-Apr-2009 18:34 - Dave Chapeskie
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v.12: 28-Mar-2009 23:12 - David Welbourn
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v.11: 29-Jul-2008 19:06 - C.E.J. Pacian
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v.10: 28-May-2008 13:34 - Emily Short
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v.9: 23-May-2008 07:53 - Emily Boegheim
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v.8: 23-May-2008 07:51 - Emily Boegheim
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v.7: 23-May-2008 07:49 - Emily Boegheim
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v.6: 05-Apr-2008 12:26 - Emily Short
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v.5: 30-Mar-2008 08:43 - C.E.J. Pacian
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v.4: 17-Mar-2008 19:25 - Emily Short
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v.3: 12-Mar-2008 19:12 - Emily Short
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v.2: 12-Mar-2008 18:15 - Emily Short
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v.1: 12-Mar-2008 18:14 - Emily Short
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