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by Olaf Nowacki profile

Humor, slice of life

(based on 1 rating)
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About the Story

Insurance agent Kai-Uwe Hase would like to win a prominent lady as a customer, which requires a very special kind of sensitivity.

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1st Place - 12th IF Grand Prix 2022

Winner, Outstanding German Game of 2022 - Player's and Author's Choice - The 2022 IFDB Awards


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
A short, one-room german comedy game about disasters, June 5, 2022
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes

This German game has an English version, Wry, which was entered into Spring Thing and which was well-received.

I actually enjoyed this version a bit more, which I guess, for me, lends credence to the Sapir–Whorf hypothesis. I really appreciated how the game led you on on what to do, and how responsive it was, in general. In addition, I saw less of the ribald fantasies in this version, as I knew less commands to try out lol.

There were a couple of minor issues; looking at the wall gave a response in English ("On the wall above the sofa hang several pictures"), and X BILDER still lists a young lady being among the pictures even when the canvas has slipped out. But overall, I found this enjoyable and fresh.

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Outstanding German Game of 2022 - Player's Choice by MathBrush
This poll is part of the 2022 IFDB Awards. The rules for the competition can be found here, and a list of all categories can be found here. This award is for the best German-language game of 2022. Voting is open to all IFDB members....

Outstanding German game of 2022 - Author's Choice by MathBrush
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