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The Dream-Trap of Zzar

by S. John Ross profile


(based on 9 ratings)
1 review

About the Story

Trapped in a dream-state by a mad scientist bent on galactic domination, you must force yourself awake in the only way known to science. A silly, slightly adult-themed space opera adventure written for SpeedIF Jacket 4.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: April 16, 2011
Current Version: 3
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: CB62980B-6318-41DA-93CF-1FBA48B81A37
TUID: nlb5cxhdabfkn0zz


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Cute, February 17, 2014

Within the framework of a quickly made and meant to be quickly played game, this works very well and is quite pleasant. The tone is consistent and appropriate to the setting and main character, and the adult elements are played for (fairly gentle and worth a giggle) humor. Events unfold logically and with few hitches; I can't recall a single issue of guess the verb or a point where I was stuck for more than a minute or two.

This is a perfect example of silly that actually is silly, not lazy and stupid. Not what I would call "unforgettable" (two days later the details are escaping me) but worth playing.

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