Masks

by lioninthetrees

2014

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- Wanderlust, July 30, 2017

- IFforL2 (Chiayi, Taiwan), January 17, 2017

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Fairy tale-like story about a greedy magpie, with illustrations, January 10, 2017
by verityvirtue (London)
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Masks tells a charming, fairy tale-like story of a magpie who encounters various woodland creatures (all with alliterative names - Margaret the mouse, Owen the owl...) who have some problem or another. The story is linear, with branching via binary choices: to help, or not? As befits a fairy tale, of course, the morals are simple - ignore people in need at your own peril, with potentially terrible consequences; as befits a fairy tale, too, the 'right' action is equally simple.

Most of the story text is integrated into the illustrations, while choices are in text-only screens, which struck me a being a bit jarring. It would have been lovely if the layout was more responsive: removing the sidebar, for instance, or allowing resizing.

Nonetheless, Masks is worth clicking through if you're looking for a fairy tale told straight, with pastel-hued illustrations.


- necromancer, December 9, 2016

- CMG (NYC), November 8, 2014

- rickumali (Arlington, MA, USA), August 18, 2014

- BlitzWithGuns, May 15, 2014

- E.K., May 4, 2014

- Danielle (The Wild West), May 4, 2014


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