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The Test

by Matt Dark Baron


(based on 2 ratings)
1 review

About the Story

"Less than 3 minutes before the most important test of your life involving english and maths together, you are thrown into somewhere else (it doesn't really matter). Although you don't have to do the test there, you might be thrown onto a conveyer leading into the teeth of a giant machine. You've got to get out. Warning: This game is hard and requires large amount of thinking power, do not attempt if you expect to complete it in 5 minutes. Hints are available, and for the faint hearted a walk through." [--blurb from Competition Aught-One]

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47th Place - 7th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2001)

Editorial Reviews

>INVENTORY - Paul O'Brian writes about interactive fiction

I don't mean to be harsh, but this game is just awful... Maybe that's what the title really refers to -- it's a test of just how much you can put up with before you quit. I hope I passed, but I have a feeling most other judges will have caught on much quicker than I did.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A purposely irritating short game with a bunch of tiny tests, July 16, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes

This game uses the Adrift parser, which is inherently problematic.

It is a sequence of small rooms with really unclear puzzles, including a sound puzzle. The puzzles are really irritating.

However, this game did not come last in the competition. It's possible that hardcore puzzle fans may enjoy this game.

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