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The Lesson of the Tortoise

by G. Kevin Wilson


About the Story

In this short game, you play as Wang Lo, a Chinese farmer. Alas, you shall learn that your wife has been unfaithful and desires your death.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 2
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 2
Baf's Guide ID: 217
IFID: TADS2-036B7630B003ADFE1323364229996544
TUID: h6yue7liyshi27rp

Off-Site Reviews

With the economical prose characteristic of a folk tale, Whizzard drops you into the Chinese folkloric past, sketches out characters and plot, and delivers a moral, all in a very satisfying 30 minutes or so of play.
-- Bonnie Montgomery
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Tortoise is very well written, from a literary as well as coded point of view, with some lovely little touches. My favourite is the "fortune cookie" style variations to many of the standard TADS responses, which serves to round off the game while giving it a slightly whimsical feel.
-- Nick Edmunds
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Page Update History

  v.4: 20-Aug-2015 07:32 - David Welbourn (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.3: 26-May-2013 07:07 - Edward Lacey
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v.2: 20-Mar-2013 05:31 - Edward Lacey
Changed external review links
v.1: 29-Sep-2007 20:48 - IFDB
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