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Deck the Halls, Gieves

by VerdantTome

2020

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(based on 3 ratings)
1 review

About the Story

A text adventure in which you help Bartie Worster to navigate Christmas with aunts and schemers.


Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Unknown
Development System: Adventuron
IFID: Unknown
TUID: bejauydpqew6jxqx

Awards

9th place - Adventuron Christmas Jam

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
A verbose Adventuron game about Wodehousian antics, December 26, 2020
by MathBrush
Related reviews: about 1 hour

This Adventuron game has more words than any other I've seen. It's firmly in the Wodehousian vein, with a butler named Gieves and hijinks caused by upper-class British misunderstandings.

It was quite clever and parts of it were very funny (including the ending). It suffered from a certain problem that many humorous games have, which is that the author clearly had some very funny solutions in mind, but that requires several leaps of intuition that aren't always fair.

Overall, though, this is a hefty game with good writing and clever puzzles. I think this would have done fairly well in IFComp, placing in the top half.


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