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by David Welbourn

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Cargo Breach

by Garry Francis profile


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(based on 4 ratings)
1 review

About the Story

You wake suddenly. When you look out the porthole, you see that it's dark outside. It should be light. You must have overslept. Why didn't anyone wake you? Maybe they felt sorry for you after you got seasick during yesterday's storm.

As you rub the sleep from your eyes and glance around the cramped crew's quarters, you realise that you're alone. Where are the guys from the day shift? Why aren't they in bed? You jump out of your bunk and quickly get dressed. You then realise that everything is quiet. Too quiet. There's not even the familiar rumble of the ship's steam engine, only the rhythmic beat of the ocean waves against the hull.

Something is wrong. But what?

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A deadly game with urgency: a ship in true emergency, December 31, 2023
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes

This game features you as a crew member on a ship that has undergone a catastrophe. You have to race against time to survive and to save others!

Gameplay revolves around physics and physicality: pushing, pulling, using forces, temperature, gas, etc. There is a great deal of attention to physical details of things, such as inventory limit and 'recipes' requiring specific objects in specific orders. Everything about the game demands doing things precisely and in the proper way, like following shipboard directions only; even the proper way to name a spanner is provided!

The game starts under a timer, and I had to restart many times before finding the solution. After that, it opens up more.

It contains a cryptography puzzle, using standard codebreaking techniques and even with a provided password. I found that I preferred doing that with online software rather than working through it directly.

Overall, I didn't really find any bugs. The game's atmosphere reminds me of 70's to 80's action novels that my dad had lying around the house by some guy that was kind of like Tom Clancy but not (less military stories, more stuff like boat crashes).

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