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12th Place - Ectocomp 2013
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Time to completion: 5-10 minutes
[This game contains a large, unannounced picture of a certain animal - see image files included with the download]
Boogle riffs on Google default messages and online ads to create a creeping sense of dread. The eponymous search engine is an NPC in its own right, which directs your search results to serve its own purposes. It's a mood piece more than a game, really; the story is not particularly fleshed out, but the idea is so very creepy.
This game deserves a mention of multimedia, because it makes ingenious use of otherwise basic Twine functions to replicate familiar sights.
In this game, you have a 'brand new' google engine that's spooky: Boogle.
You find out that boogle is more than you expected, in a fairly funny and gruesome sort of way. The surprises are the best part, so I won't describe it much more. Good fun-to-time ratio.
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A list I created for myself so I can play all of these games. Sorted by rank and year. English entries. I'll add descriptions and my own ratings (out of 5 stars) to the entries in this list as I go through them.
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For Your Consideration - XYZZY-eligible NPCs of 2013 by Sam Kabo Ashwell
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