Reference and Representation: An Approach to First-Order Semantics

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Historical
2016

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
CLEAN and good, August 13, 2020

In general, I enjoyed this game, but I think the timing was slightly misleading-- basically, it feels as though it's set up to go much longer and lead up to more complicated stuff but then ends up being a very self-contained and short adventure.

(The end-of-game message seemed to imply that (Spoiler - click to show)you should have learned to speak before completing the final steps, but I don't think there's actually a way to do that?)


- bradleyswissman (Virginia, US), January 14, 2020

- Zape, June 30, 2019

- verityvirtue (London), June 30, 2019

- Stian, May 26, 2019

- Denk, April 30, 2019

- CMG (NYC), May 25, 2018

- xochie, January 8, 2018

- Ivanr, January 28, 2017

Nice short game, January 24, 2017

A simple, short game with an interesting, fun narrative voice. I was hoping that the concept of reference/representation was going somewhere more than just humor, and I agree the ending was abrupt, but I enjoyed it.


- leanbh, December 18, 2016

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Perfect short single-puzzle game, December 16, 2016
by streever (America)

This clever little piece offers a take on the development of language and tools, casting the reader as a cave-dwelling early man, with a simple task: get some medicinal bark to help your mate with her headache.

The writing is consistently funny and witty. Historicity is wisely sacrificed in service to the narrative--a dinosaur is featured in the final act--and it makes for an entertaining piece.

On a deeper level, the piece examines art, map-making, language, and human relationships, all in a short, relatively constrained piece hinging on one single puzzle.

It took me several replays to figure out what to do; every location is important, and with the possible exception of one reference I didn't get (the direction of the creek), relevant to that single puzzle.


- hoopla, November 6, 2016

- Squidi, October 12, 2016

- Brendan Patrick Hennessy (Toronto, Ontario), September 22, 2016

- Mr. Patient (Saint Paul, Minn.), July 14, 2016

- Danielle (The Wild West), July 8, 2016

- nosferatu, July 3, 2016

- NJ (Ontario), June 5, 2016

- Thomas BÝvith (Copenhagen, Denmark), May 25, 2016

- Sobol (Russia), May 23, 2016


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