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Civil Mimic

by Andrew Schultz profile


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About the Story

Short entry for EctoComp 2017. A simple puzzle.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 31, 2017
Current Version: Unknown
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 7
IFID: Unknown
TUID: c2eqwi7x217jhc2p


12th Place, La Petite Mort (English) - EctoComp 2017


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An obtuse, short word puzzle , November 5, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: less than 15 minutes

I generally like Andrew Schultz's wordplay games, but this one seems ill-conceived.

It has a concept that is very restrictive, and everything in the game is built up according to this scheme.

You are asked to find a friend and set a clock to a certain time. The issue is, there is no hinting as to the correct solution, yet the game only admits one solution. I thought of other solutions, afterwards; why not allow (Spoiler - click to show)5:04 as LIV? or 10:49 as MIL? I know there are time constraints, but the cluing is off here. On the other hand, Schultz's IFComp 2017 game is one of his most accessible, so I encourage you to try that one out.

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