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Zero Bars

by Hulk Handsome profile

Slice of life

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(based on 3 ratings)
1 review

About the Story

A short, bleak game made during Train Jam 2014. The theme was 'disconnected.'

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: March 15, 2014
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Twine
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: Unknown
TUID: 8l7ep0j70jl3zx1q


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Has one really neat trick., March 29, 2014
by Hanon Ondricek (United States)

The text gives you two viewpoints almost simultaneously, and seems to respond mostly with the one you react to. Like Schroedinger's cat, you're in two states until you resolve by observation and reaction.

It's a neat concept which has been toyed with in stories such as My Name is Tara Sue. On my play-throughs, I was only able to get the non dreadful ending. I don't know if there's a way to change that.

I was afraid it would be overwritten as the first paragraphs are a little overwhelmingly complicated in construction. It either gets better or serves the game, as I didn't notice after the first couple screens.

(Spoiler - click to show)It may just be comparing and contrasting roaming packs of college kids out partying with packs of college kids rioting and being beaten down by the police in areas such as the Ukraine. That may have been the point possibly - that we as Americans might consider violence in other countries but really it isn't forefront in our minds, considered and forgotten as we seek "another bar." I could be way off.

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