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A Murder In Engrams

by Noah Lemelson

2020

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(based on 5 ratings)
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About the Story

Solve a murder by exploring the final memories of its victim, in a cyberpunkish future Seattle.

Author's Comment: "A small project I made to learn Twine and experiment with Interactive Fiction in general. Content Warning: Some violence."


Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: April 2, 2020
Current Version: Unknown
Development System: Twine
IFID: B732DE25-5EB6-4434-8232-C439DED840AB
TUID: fnl7svp9izgzzd0h

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Entrant, Main Festival - Spring Thing 2020

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A good first-effort murder cyberpunk murder mystery in Twine, April 3, 2020
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes

I love a good mystery in Interactive Fiction, and I was excited to see how this one would play out.

There a lot of ways to do mystery in IF: have the mystery play out linearly or as a results of puzzles (so the gameplay doesn't involve the actual mystery); hunting for specific clues; and actual deductions by either the player or the character.

All versions can be made into very engaging games. This game does pretty well, but it didn't quite reach the level of pure satisfaction.

This game, according to the author, is "a small project I made to learn Twine and experiment with Interactive Fiction in general", and it's much better made than many other first efforts.

Story-wise, it's a cyberpunk mystery where you have to search people's memories (or engrams) on the 'net. Gameplay-wise, you're hunting for a motive, means, and murderer.


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