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The End Means Escape

by Steve Kodat


About the Story

"Some things should be left undone." [--blurb from Competition Aught-Zero]

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The end justifies the means? In this game, they rarely seem remotely connected.
-- Adam Cadre
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I'm fascinated by word puzzles. I was particularly fascinated by the one in part two of this game, where your inventory contains a certain number of words, the room contains a certain number of words, and you have to manipulate them in various ways to make certain phrases.
-- Tina Sikorski
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With muddled thoughts, doors and walls talking to me, and text that didn't really make much sense, I was none the wiser as to what this game is about and quickly lost interest. Maybe it is too "deep and meaningful" for me!
-- Dorothy Millard
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>INVENTORY - Paul O'Brian writes about interactive fiction

So yes, the game is flawed, and it's also rather inaccessible, but it's still a stimulating experiment in avant-garde IF. It was nothing like any piece of IF I'd ever seen, and that's what I liked about it.
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