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A Simple Theft

by Mark Musante profile

Episode 1 of A Simple Theft

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 1
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 2
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
Baf's Guide ID: 361
IFID: TADS2-BE2A4AF9C9E47A71A3E050F209D656D5
TUID: zi08x51hddcswt8w

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Brass Lantern
A Simple Theft has the feel of being a prologue to a longer game. The whole thing can be solved in thirty turns or so, with puzzles Thomas Covenant could count on his left hand. There are a number of interesting references to the amusing mythology of the outside world, and to the character of Apaman, the nameless protagonist's wizard employer. My main thought while playing was that I wanted to retrieve the Magic Widget and get out of the castle, so I could start playing in the real world where all of these interesting people and gods might be lurking around. But no such luck.
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The technical aspect, while mostly good, isn't flawless: one puzzle is marred by what I consider a major design flaw (it turns on using an object that you're told you can't pick up), and a key object is rather confusingly described. Still, in a game this small, there's only so much that can go radically wrong, and on the whole the coding is fairly solid. Likewise, the writing is more than good enough to tell the story, and it's pretty funny in spots as well.
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  v.8: 01-Aug-2021 00:50 - Lance Campbell (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.7: 18-Apr-2021 01:38 - Zape
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v.6: 03-Mar-2013 07:40 - Edward Lacey
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v.5: 04-Apr-2011 11:30 - Victor Gijsbers
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v.4: 04-Apr-2011 11:30 - Victor Gijsbers
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v.3: 24-Nov-2009 12:10 - markm
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v.2: 25-Apr-2008 21:45 - Emily Short
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v.1: 29-Sep-2007 20:49 - IFDB
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