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Head Case

by C. Scott Davis profile

Mystery, Science Fiction

(based on 2 ratings)
2 reviews

About the Story

Your memory is foggy, but you have faint recollections of pain and confusion, then ending up here… wherever here is.

This is my first attempt at writing a text adventure game, mainly written as I was learning Inform 7, so it is a very short game, but so far, feedback has been positive.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Small amnesia puzzler with a twist, March 13, 2023
by Denk
Related reviews: Inform

This is a fairly small but fun puzzler. You start out in a waiting room with a barred door and only direct access to one more room. The premise, which you will understand later, is an original take on a more common plot. The writing is terse but I think that is fine for this kind of game. So if you like puzzles and small games, this is a nice diversion for perhaps an hour or less if you are experienced in puzzle solving.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Solve a splitting headache, March 25, 2024
by MathBrush
Related reviews: about 1 hour

This brief Inform game has you waking up with temporary amnesia in a medical research facility with a door that has recently been welded shut.

It's a small game with about six rooms. There are two major tasks to take care of: getting some quiet and making things dark.

It is possible to lock yourself out of victory unwittingly, I believe. And one major puzzle requires some intuition that is not in the room description and which doesn't make sense based on earlier responses. In particular, (Spoiler - click to show)you have to turn off a radio, and TURN OFF RADIO says you can't turn it off and BREAK RADIO says you can't do anything to it, and it's too big to TAKE or PUSH. The solution is apparently to UNPLUG radio, despite the lack of a plug being mentioned.

Overall, it works as a small game to make to get used to Inform, but I prefer Sidewise by the same author.

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