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Breaking the Code

by Gunther Schmidl


About the Story

"Yes, it's deliberate." [--blurb from Competition Aught-Zero]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Unknown
License: Freeware
Development System: None
Baf's Guide ID: 1141
IFID: ZCODE-1-000912-D9F1
TUID: hujb66rsvtk63q7b

Off-Site Reviews

>INVENTORY - Paul O'Brian writes about interactive fiction

For those of you not in the know, apparently eight big movie studios won a lawsuit against a hacker newsletter for posting code known as DeCSS, code that allows you to decrypt the data on a DVD...

[T]his piece of work does virtually nothing to wrap any kind of creative content around the DeCSS code. It's more or less an unadorned room with a stub description, containing two pieces of paper that have the code written on them. That's it. Other than what I just mentioned, it's an Inform shell game...

It's hard to even call CTC subversive, as it is so clearly uninterested in IF and therefore fails to subvert IF in any interesting way... It'll come in handy, though, when I decide to write my own DVD player. That's on my list right behind sewing my own clothes and authoring an IF game with a homebrew parser.
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It left me bewildered. No wonder it came 53rd, no-one knew what to do!
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Page Update History

  v.8: 07-May-2022 01:40 - Paul O'Brian (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
Changed external review links
v.7: 22-Dec-2015 11:30 - Digger
Changed IFIDs
v.6: 23-Mar-2013 09:20 - Edward Lacey
Changed external review links
v.5: 28-Apr-2008 15:58 - Paul O'Brian
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v.4: 27-Feb-2008 22:50 - David Welbourn
Changed description
v.3: 01-Nov-2007 20:12 - Esa Peuha
Changed development system
v.2: 26-Oct-2007 09:31 - Eriorg
Changed language
v.1: 16-Oct-2007 01:48 - IFDB
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