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by Kahlan

Collegiate/Slice of life

(based on 11 ratings)
1 review

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 2
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 2278
IFID: ZCODE-2-040607-D507
TUID: iw6s3e37s7suv6n9

Editorial Reviews

Baf's Guide

Short slice-of-life game about being a college student who has been through some recent trauma. Puzzles are relatively simple and sparse, though there may be some guess-the-verb moments. The built-in hints help with this. The main emphasis is on discovering the story background. Vaguely reminiscent of "A Moment of Hope" and similar pieces.

-- Emily Short

I'd encourage the author to write more IF, but also to look into improving traditional story-telling techniques, particularly characterization and plot structure. There's promise in the care that went into "Solitary", but it would be better put in service of a richer story and more accomplished writing.
-- Emily Short
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A small game about a student and about mourning, August 15, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes

This is a game of the same sort of Wrenlaw, but smaller and less well implemented. You try to examine a variety of objects in your college dorm to unlock memories about a former love

It is not polished, but I enjoyed playing it, and it didn't overstay its welcome. If you like On Optimism or A Moment of Hope, you'd like this.

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