The Colder Light

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Excellent parser/choice hybrid about Inuits and magic, September 15, 2016
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes

In this game, you play as a young Inuit native (I believe; it never says, but you live on the ice and eat seal meat). You can summon beings from the Stars by placing runes on the ground that describe them, two runes at a time.

This game uses a parser/choice hybrid, by having a variety of nouns at the bottom which, as you click them, provide verbs to act on them with, usually two or three verbs at a time.

This system took me a bit to get used to at first, but I ended up enjoying it quite a bit. The runes become an alphabet of sorts that, like the alphabet in Ingold's adaptation of Sorcery!, allows for a great deal of variety and difficulty in a parser hybrid.

The story was slow to start for me, but grew on me. I strongly recommend this game. It took me about 40 minutes to play.

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ZMX, February 25, 2018 - Reply
This strikes me as more Norse than Inuit, what with the runes, references to Hel and Yggdrasil, and so on.
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