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Skull-Scraper

by chandler groover profile

Utopian
2016

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- William Chet (Michigan), July 20, 2020

- piehole, February 12, 2018

- Wanderlust, July 17, 2017

- Simon Deimel (Germany), June 1, 2017

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Macabre rituals of transformation, September 4, 2016
by verityvirtue (London)
Related reviews: melancholic
[Time to completion: 5 minutes]

This was written for the Tiny Utopias jam (https://catacalypto.wordpress.com/2016/04/13/possibilities-in-the-tinyutopias-if-jam), organised by Cat Manning (and is still ongoing!).

Skulls are not usual fare for utopias. Skulls mean death. Death means filth. But here, skulls are just another part of the PC's family trade, and what skull-scraper promises is plenty, abundance, enough for generations to come. Each skull holds a little vignette of experience, a ritual of transformation. Your role as a skull-scraper is not certain; what is certain is that there will be enough (see also Hannah Powell-Smith's take on the tiny utopia, Enough.)

- ACGodliman (UK), April 29, 2016

- Sobol (Russia), April 26, 2016

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
A brief Twine game about a skull scraper with nice effects, April 20, 2016
by MathBrush
Related reviews: less than 15 minutes
This game is a Tiny Utopia jam game, and Groover has picked an unusual vision for his utopia. You play a skull-scraper in a house of skulls, and you interact with the world in unusual ways.

This game has great production values, with combinations of advanced visuals, sound effects, etc. The setting is macabre but not gory, dark but not depressing.

The writing is well-paced, with a truly beautiful and almost-hidden turning point. Perhaps my favorite Tiny Utopias game.

- necromancer, April 20, 2016

- E.K., April 20, 2016

- Danielle (The Wild West), April 16, 2016

- Doug Orleans (Somerville, MA, USA), April 16, 2016

- Teaspoon, April 15, 2016


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