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by Mark C. Marino


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About the Story

Nine refugees embark on an odyssey aboard a raft, exchanging tales of jealous gods and proxy wars while trying to reach safety.

Author's Comment: "The global political forces are playing out in a contemporary battle with ancient echoes. Refugees, the victims of the gods' proxy war, may seem to be in the lowest state of the Earth, but their saga is epic. In this piece, I'm meditating on this global allegory through ancient iconography, asking players to take one of nine iconic positions in an allegory for the fundamental crisis of our global moment."

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: April 7, 2017
Current Version: Unknown
Development System: Ink
IFID: Unknown
TUID: 3g549ryo910s6o6


Entrant, Main Festival - Spring Thing 2017


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A bit of a hit-and-miss, March 28, 2023

I liked the idea and premise of the whole thing, at first. The prose attempted to be pretty and it was, in some parts. However in other parts it was rather stale; and the disjoint between the two made for a rather jarring read. The content, in my opinion, wasn't presented or approached with enough sensitivity or nuance for this work to have accurately represented the plight and experiences of refugees, which are an important topic in today's world otherwise. This work inspired more apathy in me than the empathy it likely had set out in the first place to elicit.

I'm not sure. There wasn't much in the way of gameplay mechanics to be excited about either. The writing felt very inauthentic to me, which I can empathize with, given that I often struggle with the same thing. Perhaps this could be better with more research; or the author could've chosen a different topic to explore.

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A short Ink allegory of the political situation, May 12, 2017

This game was shorter than I though it'd be. You select one person out of 9 on a raft, and you have several turns to choose who to talk to and what to do with rations. I don't believe the choice of character influences much.

This seems to be a weighty political allegory, but I found it difficult to see exactly what the messages were meant to be. There were parts against Nike factories, and parts for supporting refugees, but it seemed like there was much more that I was supposed to see that I just couldn't parse.

Overall, it was entertaining.

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