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About the Story
"Ahhhh! Another can of refreshing Coca-Cola! You sigh in contentment as you partake of the sweet carbonated beverage, so recently purchased. But what's this? The dispenser light is still on! You can select another! You pause, though. The labels seem to be different than they were before,..." [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]
Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1
Development System: Inform 6
Forgiveness Rating: Polite
Baf's Guide ID: 504
Spoof of Curses, by Graham Nelson
Spoof of Adventure, by William Crowther and Donald Woods
Spoof of Planetfall, by Steve Meretzky
Spoof of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams and Steve Meretzky
Spoof of Losing Your Grip, by Stephen Granade
Spoof of A Bear's Night Out, by David Dyte
Makes reference to So Far, by Andrew Plotkin
What would happen if corporations began paying IF authors for product placement? A hysterical sendup of major IF titles, some of them written by the original authors; most of the game's six scenarios are very easy (one can be solved in a single self-evident move) but require knowledge of the original game to understand. Highly recommended.
-- R. Serena Wakefield
When Marketing Rules The World
"Because of its very nature, Coke Is It ran the danger of being a one-joke game. What prevents it from growing old far too quickly, however, is the creativity of each of the authors involved. Everyone pulls out all the stops and gives themselves over completely to the idea, never failing to pander, at every turn, to one of the world's largest soft drink empires." (Matthew Murray)
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This game was really short, but I liked it a lot; the Coke commercial joke is present in almost every sentence, which I thought was really funny, though it could drag if you're having trouble. It has six famous games, or rather one scene/puzzle each from them: Adventure, Curses, Planetfall, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Grip, and a Bear's Night Out. I assume that, if you've played them before, you should almost immediately know what to do, but I'd only played Adventure, Planetfall, and Hitchhiker. Good fun, if you're looking for a quick brainteaser.
Okay, I kind of blasted another game for being adware, but this one was way funnier.
First of all, it makes no secret of the fact that it's adware, and no attempt to be a real game. Instead, it just places coca-cola references all over other people's games, such as Adventure, or A Bear's Night out.
The games are basically demo versions of other games, using the coke machine to go between them. More of a joke or parody than adware.
The game is a litte under-implemented, not understanding cola as coca-cola, and fill bottle with coke doesn't work, you need to fill bottle while you are near coke.
The game is kind of long for what it is- but cute nonetheless. You don't want it to be too long, condsidering it's one big joke, and i'm not sure it it's techinically parody as far as the authors of other games are concerned. Something to pass the time, but nothing to get hung up about.
Life on Beal Street, by Ian Finley
Average member rating: (6 ratings)
"This is not a game, but rather an experiment in telling a story using a dynamic and interactive medium. Leave your expectations at the curb side and take a walk down Beal Street." [--blurb from Competition '99]
ASCII and the Argonauts: Astral Plane, by Anonymous
Average member rating: (3 ratings)
You play as the hero, Jason of the Argo, tasked by Pelias to restore the GOLDEN FLEECE. The final guardian of the FLEECE, the Great Dragon, attacked you but thanks to Medea's magic locket, you're in the astral plane instead of Hades.
|LISEY, by Marco Innocenti|
Average member rating: (6 ratings)
Love has no boundaries. Not even life itself. Entry in EctoComp 2014.
Justifiable Jokes by Walter Sandsquish
So, I download a game and fire up the 'terp. A dozen or two moves later, I discover that the game is pretty absurd and is already finished. Mostly, this makes me roll my eyes, but these made me smile too.
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