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One way out

by Story by Steffen Görzig and Cover by Oliver Lindau


(based on 5 ratings)
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About the Story

On the left side, a man with his heart full of tears.

On the right side, a woman with her head full of fears.

On both sides, desperate beings seek to break out of spheres.

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56th Place - 23rd Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2017)


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
A clever premise involving source code, with mixed execution, November 16, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes

This game has you open up the source in the infirm compiler, so that you can see the source and the compiled game simultaneously. The source becomes a short story, with comments, and is a companion piece to the game.

It’s a clever idea, and I enjoyed the melodramatic story the game had. But the constraints needed to make th source code readable made the game overly simplistic and under implemented.

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