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by David Welbourn

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by Emily Short profile

Part of fractured fairy tales

About the Story

"Years ago, a witch placed you in this tower and arranged for your upkeep, paying certain villagers well to keep you supplied with the most basic necessities, and no more.

Your years in the tower have changed you. You are more or less a grown woman now, with hair nearly to the floor. Your skills have developed as far as solitude and tedium can take them. You are ready to leave.

Take your time."

Written for the Indigo New Language Speed-IF, this is a short puzzle piece in TADS 3 riffing on the story of Rapunzel.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 3
Forgiveness Rating: Nasty
IFID: AEB81058-6A94-1311-A70B-56B164BA3827
TUID: vva8s4r00b3zli59

Off-Site Reviews

XYZZY Awards Site
The puzzle here is two-fold. First, you have to discover that a system is present that you can manipulate. Second, you have to manipulate it to serve your ends. The first part is where the joy of solving the puzzle lies, and the second contains the satisfaction.... An altogether fantastic experience, all around. (Note: review is specifically a discussion of the puzzle and contains massive spoilers.)
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Page Update History

  v.7: 17-Apr-2021 04:55 - Zape (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
Changed download links
v.6: 16-Mar-2018 06:35 - David Welbourn
Changed download links
v.5: 16-Oct-2012 14:36 - Emily Short
Changed external review links
v.4: 17-Jul-2011 13:54 - David Welbourn
Changed IFIDs
v.3: 13-Jul-2011 07:18 - Emily Short
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v.2: 13-Jul-2011 07:16 - Emily Short
Changed cover art, download links
v.1: 13-Jul-2011 07:13 - Emily Short
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