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TextCraft: Alpha Island

by Fabrizio Polo

Science Fiction

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(based on 6 ratings)
1 review

About the Story

You talked big. Now prove it. Survive for a week on Alpha Island with no equipment save a pair of khaki shorts and a cell phone. Bear witness to escalating physical surreality as you come to understand your altered course. Brave dehydration, hunger, and intense weather in a daily struggle to make use of your environment. Build and customize Alpha Island into your home in this real-time, crafting-based, sci-fi adventure game.

To play you may need to right click and select "open" or "open with Java". You also might need to install/update Java. Visit the wiki: (contains separate spoiler-free and spoiler sections)

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2017
Current Version: 1.04
License: Freeware
Development System: Custom
IFID: Unknown
TUID: 3smc797y5bywzi1


57th Place - 23rd Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2017)


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
A live-action parser survival crafting game, November 16, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: about 2 hours

I beta tested this game.

This is an interesting concept: a Java game (just like minecraft!) which is a parser game with a real-time timer.

You find resources, and craft materials with them.

As it is, the game is difficult; however, a Wiki is provided that is especially helpful.

However, the difficulty was tuned just a bit too hard for me, and that made it hard for me to get sucked in.

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