The Shape of Our Container

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Surreal
2016

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- LayzaSkully (Italy), June 23, 2016

- Teaspoon, June 12, 2016

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
A looping conversation with a loved one, April 30, 2016
by verityvirtue (London)
Related reviews: Tiny Utopias

Time to completion: 20-30 minutes

The Shape of Our Container is a peaceful, conversation-led game about lying in the grass with your loved one. Similar to the other tiny utopias, there is a broad sense of forgiveness and peace. Structure-wise, the game has a broadly branching time-cave structure, allowing large variations between play-throughs. This gives the impression of living many parallel lives, of the impression of time passing.

Container is definitely polished and has fairly high replay value. Short, tender and intimate.


- Emily Boegheim, April 29, 2016

- necromancer, April 28, 2016

- Oreolek (Kemerovo, Russia), April 24, 2016

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
An innovative Twine game about a curious dream, April 24, 2016
by MathBrush
Related reviews: less than 15 minutes

This game, one of the later entrants to the tiny utopia jam, has several unusual features. Fist, it uses neutral pronouns (ze, zir,..). I found that this helped with establishing the tone of the game and the allowing the player to identify with the protagonist.

The second unusual feature is in its branching structure. The game has an unusual structure in its branching that had me playing again and again. This is a strongly branching games but is short enough that replay is easy, similar to Porpentine's Myriad.

Unlike most strongly branching games this game's branches build on each other and create a unified story. Also, the author left little surprises and added variety in the branches.



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