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From imaginary games jam. Based on the review:
Spelunking the Soul
Perhaps itís conceited to review the fruits of oneís own efforts, but given the other 3 humans still in existence are the authors, I am the only one left who can review it. My name is Bernardo Contrarius, and full disclosure I commissioned the writing of this interactive fiction.
It was all made possible by the creation of the first functioning time machine in 2066. In my youthful enthusiasm, I used the device to fulfil a lifelong dream. I plucked Jules Verne, Lewis Carroll and Edgar Allen Poe from the heights of their respective careers and brought them together to collaborate on a single, definitive work of interactive fiction.
Unfortunately, in the process, I irreversibly destroyed the timeline leading to our now being trapped in the void, living in a milesquare field of gradually fraying reality.
But it was all worth it.
The result was Spelunking the Soul, the greatest work of interactive fiction ever written. Carrollís unbridled whimsy and Verneís scientific inquiry are tied together by Poeís wonderfully macabre insights. The result is an epic work that spans the breadth of imagination and the depth of the human condition. The final choice is a moral and existential catch22 that leaves me torn to this day and will doubtless continue to gnaw at me until our little patch of universe collapses into nothing.
I give it 10/10. Itís sublime I just wish there were more people around to appreciate it!
First Publication Date: February 23, 2016
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