Brume

by Rémi Verschelde (Akien) profile

2008

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Brume as played in the French IFComp 2008, March 19, 2011
by Felix Pleșoianu (Bucharest, Romania)
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While the English interactive fiction community regards long, elaborate works as an ideal, French authors seem to prefer small but well-made games (Ekphrasis being the exception that strengthens the rule). Brume is an escape-the-locked-room puzzle, very simple, but almost flawless. Except for a couple of unimplemented objects and an overwrought blurb, I have no complaint.

The game is made to convey a particular mood, and it does so with a carefully designed environment and short, well-written descriptions. The timed mood messages and occasional sudden deaths (they're undoable...) help, too. The puzzles are very basic, which is just the way I like them, but since the game is so small, more red herrings would not have been out of place. The author has clearly mastered the basics of text adventure authoring. I recommend just a little more ambition next time.


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Danielle, March 19, 2011 - Reply
Your description of this game makes me wish I knew French so I could play!
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