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Allein mit Kai

by Ingo Scharmann and Joana Markus

Slice of life

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(based on 3 ratings)
2 member reviews

About the Story

Arndt Koschke is very excited. After a few dates on neutral territory he meets Tanja today in her apartment for the first time. But suddenly she has to go out for half an hour and Arndt has to watch her young son Kai. This turns out not to be an easy task...

Game Details

Language: German (de)
First Publication Date: December 19, 2010
Current Version: 3
License: Creative Commons
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: B187596A-5827-4E96-A01C-261B11BB685F
TUID: 9pzxnionaukagaoh


Nominee, Best Individual Puzzle; Nominee, Best Supplemental Materials - 2010 XYZZY Awards


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Fun, shortish German game about stopping a rascally child., February 4, 2016
by MathBrush
Related reviews: about 1 hour

This is the first IF game I've played in another language, and it was actually very enjoyable. I had to dust off my german and use google translate to get most of the commands (I didn't know 'look under', 'turn on the lights', 'extinguish' etc.) I got one hint from

The game is set in a 6-room apartment. The girl you're interested in has to leave for 30 minutes, and has asked you to watch her 4-year old Kai. Unfortunately, as soon as she leaves, Kai steals your lighter and sets fire to a trashcan!

No matter what you do, Tanja comes home after a half hour, and she talks it out with you. The talks range from very bad to very good. Fortunately, the talks give you hints on replay.

As indicated on, there is a bit of 'guess the noun' going on here. Occasionally, if you are looking for something, you have to use the exactly correct adjective-noun combination.

I'm grateful to have tried IF in a new language, and I recommend this game. Maybe the authors should translate it for next years IFComp.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Funny child hunt, November 14, 2012
by ifwizz (Berlin, Germany)

You visit your new girlfriend in her Marzahn (Eastern Berlin) social housing apartment and have to keep your eye on her young son Kai awhile. That's not easy because Kai is on the go (Spoiler - click to show)and, for example, sets the wastebasket on fire with your lighter. It's a funny and well implemented game with lots of possibilites to go through in some 60 turns before the girlfriend returns, you may (Spoiler - click to show)even jump down from the balcony, enter a "bad implemented room" with sword and so on, and explore lots of things in the small accomodation. Kai is walking by random, so it's hard to get the full score (Spoiler - click to show)that will be analyzed in funny reports about the status of your relationship at the end.

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