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Friar Bacon's Secret

by Carl Muckenhoupt

Time Travel/Historical

(based on 8 ratings)
1 review

About the Story

The mystery begins when Friar Bungay asks you to fetch Friar Bacon. But instead of finding him, you discover strange unnatural objects that must be of demonic origin.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 723
IFID: ZCODE-1-000831-0053
TUID: h183ccbpfw361347


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
Amusing and recommended, September 12, 2010
by Bernie (Fredericksburg, VA)

This game was an entry into the Great IF Toaster Comp. Despite the short duration in which the game was written, it is very entertaining and well-written. Only a handful of typos and some slightly inconvenient implementations reveal that the game was written in haste.

In this game, you play a dull-witted friar's assistant. As such, the descriptions of the objects in the game are often amusing and at least a few puzzles revolve around determining what the dull pc could be describing. The game is well-crafted and each object can interact with the others in a sensible way. As the pc discovers new facts in the game, the descriptions of the objects and the rooms differ.

There is more than one logical solution for each puzzle. I had trouble finding and solving the final puzzle, but found the game so entertaining that I pulled up the source code so I could see the final scene.

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