Have you played this game?You can rate this game, record that you've played it, or put it on your wish list after you log in.
Playlists and Wishlists
RSS FeedsNew member reviews
Updates to downloadable files
All updates to this page
About the Story
A game that simulates a week in life, based on the author's personal experiences.
The author vents his frustrations with his life. Brief, highly abstract, and with an unusually large time scale - a time-lapse snapshot, if you will. Not much to it gamewise - in a sense, it consists entirely of guess-the-verb puzzles. But it's always interesting to see something different being done with the medium.
-- Carl Muckenhoupt
There are no instructions that I could find on how to interact with the game. This is not a traditional game in any sense. I still don't know what I am supposed to do. I'm sure there is a very clever adventure in there, but personally I didn't like it, but then I always prefer a good traditional treasure hunt in its many different formats.
See the full review
|Average Rating: |
Number of Reviews: 1
Write a review
Honestly spoken, I liked the concept, although the game exclusively presents guess-the-verb puzzles. The description of the location (which is not a concrete place but an abstract concept) contains several objects, and the player has to find a way to deal with them. Some of these actions seemed arbitrary to me, so I really relied on guessing and sometimes was surprised when I got it right.
The author states in an afterword that he is aware of the aforementioned disadvantages. I think I understand the meaning of this game for the author, and I pay respect to it. In the end I did pass the week, so the game can be finished. The writing is okay. The implementations are not perfect, but sufficient, and I did not find obvious bugs.
A Week in the Life on IFDB
PollsThe following polls include votes for A Week in the Life:
This is version 3 of this page, edited by Edward Lacey on 18 March 2013 at 7:33am. - View Update History - Edit This Page - Add a News Item