A Minimum Wage Job

by John Cater

Science Fiction
2006

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Charming Exection (for a Speed-IF), May 12, 2012
by Joey Jones (UK)

A Minimum Wag Job is charmingly executed for a game probably written in less than two hours. The game sort of presumes that you clear each room in an east to west order- and lays down clues to help you build a picture of what to do at the game's conclusion. As such, given the sparsity of possible successful actions in the game, it does a good job of signalling what sort of thing would be successful.

This is a Speed IF in which you may well die several times before completion, and the nature of the death is such that you have to restart the game each time. This is no great hardship as the successful solution can be achieved in less than a minute.

As a game qua game, I couldn't give it more than 2 stars, but as an example of the Speed IF genre it's a solid 3, especially in its clever integration of the conceits of the Speed IF challenge.

Also, I'm definitely using the word 'flugulate' in my everyday speech!

(''flugulate'' (floo-gyu-layt), v.i.: To run about wildly in an attempt to catch a piece of paper that has been caught up in a breeze)


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Sam Kabo Ashwell, May 12, 2012 - Reply
"A minimum wag job" sounds like something entirely different.
Joey Jones, May 12, 2012 - Reply
Uh oh! That gives me an idea for a speed if challenge: Omitted Letter Comp, with such titles as Child's Pay, Lost Pi, Fist Things First, Leather Goddesses of Hobos, Treasures of the Saver's Kingdom...
Sam Kabo Ashwell, May 12, 2012 - Reply
I'm looking forwards to The Hose of Fear, The Chinese ROM and Heroin's Mantle. And, of course, that horrific remake of Textfire Golf: The Baby Tee.

If we're allowed two letters, Easures of a Slaver's Kingdom, the gripping game of fantasy public land management.
matt w (Matt Weiner), April 7, 2013 - Reply
Dibs on Counterfeit Money.
djg6892, May 12, 2012 - Reply
now I have to find an excuse to insert "flugulate" into a conversation too.
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