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About the Story
You are waiting for the end of day.
68th Place - 25th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2019)
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This game is meant to be contemplated slowly. You wander along a beach, looking at symbolic locations, waiting for the end of day.
The walkthrough is especially entertaining. (It only says (Spoiler - click to show)Don't worry about the puzzles., and I listened). Overall I found it peaceful, if a bit slight.
The timed text, though, was rather aggravating. Other readers may not have the same reaction, but timed text goes against everything I like and find distinctive about parser games, and this game contains sections with timed text that takes over a minute to get out a page's worth of text.
The writing and design is otherwise excellent. The portrayal of a beggar seemed a bit classist at first, but the beggar's home shows that perhaps things are not as they seem at first. A lot to think about here.
Ocean Beach is primarily meditative, beautifully and frustratingly so.
Pauses are part of the game.
Pauses are a big part of the game.
They take time. At sunset.
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