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Verb!

by Neil deMause

Episode 16 of Textfire 12-pack
Joke/Surreal
1998

(based on 7 ratings)
1 member review

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Unknown
License: Demo
Development System: TADS 2
Baf's Guide ID: 1004
IFID: TADS2-CFE8AF312AD875822B5822040FFE2FAE
TUID: 9vgwkeh1b8s18zj3

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Baf's Guide


You are the verb! One of the more playable Textfire "demos", this game puts you in the role of the word "take" and challenges you to find as many different things you can do as possible. Due to idioms, there's a lot more to do than you might think. Interesting.

-- Carl Muckenhoupt

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
An entertaining one-verb joke demo game, June 5, 2017
The Textfire Demo 12-pack was released on April Fool's in 1998, claiming to be demos of an upcoming commercial studio called Textfire.

In this joke demo, you can only use the verb TAKE and nothing else (well, until you meet your wife). This is similar to Morayati's game TAKE, but in this game, it's more of a wordplay game; you try to use as many idioms as you can involving the word TAKE.

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