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Kenny Koala's Bushfire Survival Plan

by Garry Francis profile

2022

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About the Story

The weather is getting hotter and bushfire season is approaching. The animals have to stock up on food and prepare their bushfire survival plans.

Every year, the animals appoint a bushfire warden. The bushfire warden has an important job to do, for he or she has to check on all the other animals and make sure that they have their bushfire survival plans in place.

This year, it's Kenny Koala's turn to be the bushfire warden. He has a checklist of things to do. Can you help Kenny to complete all the things on his checklist?


Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: May 2, 2022
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: 9D421942-A010-4FA8-A16B-8AF11D0A59AD
TUID: 6klm53s5xl2fn2rq

Awards

Entrant - Text Adventure Literacy Jam - 2022

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A kid's parser game for protecting Australian wildlife from a forest fire, May 17, 2022
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes

Garry Francis is a prolific author, specializing in text adventures with a focus on puzzles and core parser gameplay (like GET/DROP/etc.). This game and the other one he released in the same competition (The Carpathian Vampire) show a lot of growth in implementation and puzzle design.

This is one of the smoothest games of the comp. You play as a koala who is also a bushfire warden for the surrounding wildlife. You have to provide for yourself and all those around you.

The main charm in this game is the vivid descriptions of australian wildlife and plants, with background action happening (like skinks crossing your path), a garden area with tons of plants, and puzzles revolving around Australian wildlife.

I think this is pretty great, and was glad to play it. My one desire might be for a couple of additional things to implement for consistency. One puzzle, for instance, was only solved by (Spoiler - click to show)the verb ASK [person] ABOUT [something], while a later puzzle had a character (the owl) who didn't respond to ASK OWL ABOUT [topic] for most topics that mattered; instead, this was a TALK TO puzzle, which was somewhat inconsistent with the earlier puzzles.


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