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Harbinger

by Kenna

2017

(based on 7 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

A week ago a horrible thing emerged and killed the wizard of the tower. You were there; you saw it happen. You are the only one who knows what's coming, and on your own you have no means to stop it. That's not going to stop you from trying.


Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2017
Current Version: Unknown
Development System: Twine
IFID: Unknown
TUID: mx99nr5wykz8gad1

Awards

21st Place - 23rd Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2017)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A compelling fantasy tale with a few minor issues, November 16, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes

I enjoyed the story in this game quite a bit, more than just about any other game in the competition.

You play as a magical crow who is fleeing a destructive sentient firestorm. You have to hop from town to town, trying to warn everyone while fighting a bad reputation.

I enjoyed the characters and setting; it was generic fantasy, but not swords and sorcery generic fantasy, more of Diana Wynn Jones or fairy tales.

There were some noticeable typos, though, which detracted from the experience.


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