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About the Story
You should carry the bag. I'm more of a delegator.
Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: September 29, 2013
Current Version: Unknown
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Unnecessarily Judgmental
Translated to French in Le butin du Capitaine Verdeterre, by Ryan Veeder
Spoofed by Captain Piedaterre's Blunders, by Wade Clarke
Nominee, Best Puzzles; Nominee, Best Individual Puzzle; Winner, Best Individual NPC - 2013 XYZZY Awards
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Number of Reviews: 2
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This game would work great as a text adventure (which it is), a point-and-click, a sidescroller, and frankly just about anything.
You are stuck with a rat captain and have to get out of sinking ship as fast as possible, grabbing whatever treasure you can. There are some mild puzzles (and probably some harder ones I couldn't figure out), but mostly you just try to figure out what's worth saving.
This is pretty fun. I enjoyed spending a ton of turns trying to get an obscure object only to discover it was completely worthless. Sometimes things are not what they seem (diamonds in the rough) and sometimes they are what they seem (dirt clods in the rough).
Lots of fun, and super short (to maximize replay value). I recommend a few playthroughs for fun.
This is a very clever and easily re-playable game.
Too much description would spoil the pleasures in it--be prepared to play several times, interacting, examining, and testing different things.
Narratively it is a very funny game. Descriptions are well-written, red herrings are nicely done, and the sense of exploration is high.
I'm looking forward to seeing "highest attainable score"--the nature of the game is such that it isn't obvious how high of a score you can get without extensive replays.
|The Curse of the Scarab, by Nils Fagerburg|
Average member rating: (9 ratings)
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My Evil Twin, by Carl Muckenhoupt
Average member rating: (23 ratings)
After last night's all-nighter (I had an important report to do for work), I intended to sleep all through the day. But I can't afford to do that. Somewhere out there, my evil twin is plying his schemes, and I'm the only one who can stop...
|The Fair Unknown, by James Chew, Failbetter Games|
Average member rating: (1 rating)
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