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Dead Pavane for a Princess

by Emily Boegheim profile

2013

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(based on 12 ratings)
3 reviews

About the Story

You are Maurice Ravel, the noted composer. You must find a way to escape from your study, for your poor friend — now your zombified ex-friend — Claude Debussy lurks outside!


Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 31, 2013
Current Version: 2
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 7
IFID: 4BC8AC52-41DF-11E3-829C-0015E9327CF1
TUID: a4nv3q9ne0q8e7z

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5th Place - Ectocomp 2013

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
Demons of the Night, or Zombie Debussy Will Eat Your Brains, January 5, 2014
by E.K.
Related reviews: ectocomp

This is a great little one-room game for Ectocomp '13. You play noted composer Maurice Ravel - the title is a play on his 'Pavane for a Dead Princess' - fleeing from a zombified Claude Debussy. The conceit itself is excellent, and the writing is tight and witty.

The puzzles are straightforward and intuitive, though somewhat on the easy side. My only real complaint is that it is just too short. Although it could stand alone as it is as a five-minute diversion, I personally hope that the author takes the constraints of the Ectocomp as simply a beginning, and fleshes out (no pun intended) the game into a fuller story and world.


3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Tiny escape game with Impressionist classical musicians, August 11, 2020
by verityvirtue (London)
Related reviews: sanguine

Escape the zombie form of Debussy! Technically, a survival thriller; in practice, comedic horror. You can be done in 5 moves, and you might appreciate it more if you knew a little about Ravel or Debussy, but you don't need to, to enjoy it. Short and sweet.


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A short speedIF about Ravel and their zombified friend, June 24, 2016

This was an ectocomp game where most of the time seems to have been spent on a charming setting. You are Maurice Ravel, and your friend Debussy has been zombified.

The writing is very descriptive, and I didn't encounter any bugs. The game is quite short, with just a puzzle or two. As a speed-IF, this is a decorative gem.

Recommended for fans of great settings or the impressionistic period.


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