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rat chaos

by Winter Lake

rat war
2012

(based on 25 ratings)
2 reviews

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Awards

Winner, Best Individual NPC - 2012 XYZZY Awards

Editorial Reviews

Rock Paper Shotgun
Rat Chaos is the funniest Twine game Iíve ever played, and the most human.
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Emily Short's Interactive Fction
...Rat Chaos explores the idea of surface agency as a distraction; the notion that solving the more obvious problems might be a way to shut someone up, to avoid listening to the deeper things they have to say.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
absurd, powerful and very short, October 27, 2023

Despite its short length, it manages to be a lot of things: confusing, off-putting, charming, funny and sad. The refusal to meet audience expectations (in this case, about both the English language and the form of a Twine game) creates a kind of vulnerability and openness that sets up well for the more serious content toward the end.

It's more mental work for the reader/player too, and sometimes that can be tiring, but in this case the game is literally about 5 minutes long and gets where it's going quite efficiently. Just use the back button with abandon.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A treasure-hunt for content. An award-winning Twine game., February 3, 2016

Rat Chaos's opening is purposely bad. You are in a position of authority over an area, with the option to summon rats or not.

The game is goofy and fun at first. But the 'real' content takes some searching to find. In the end, Rat Chaos has a powerful, visceral message.

It's hard to say too much more about it without spoiling it.

As of Septembet 2015, the link no longer functions, but I found someone on an IF forum willing to share a copy.

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Rat games by Tabitha / alyshkalia
Collecting games that either: have "rat" in the title; have rats/a rat playing a significant role; or have a rat as the PC.

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