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The Crystal Palace

by Peter Orme profile


(based on 6 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

Your decision to spend a quiet weekend in the cabin that belonged to your second cousin (now gone missing) was not so strange. The strange things only started afterwards, when you started poking around the cabin. Nobody could have guessed what you would discover...

The Crystal Palace was first published for the Thanksgiving Speed-IF 2011. The author intends to make at least a minor update, and greatly appreciates any feedback (plot holes, bugs, etc) to

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: November 27, 2011
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: AC6A62E5-24C1-4C03-87AE-749166E714E3
TUID: nwsyyhdxj20lg6ya


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2 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
Simple yet interesting.., December 6, 2011

As the description says, you are staying at a family member's cabin. As you play, you immediately notice that navigation is easy. Personally, I dont like games where it is a maze (I go west. Then I go east, but am not where i previously was. see what i mean?). This is clear, easy navigation. The game also captures your interest and the flow picks up quick. Only con is that its short. I do believe tho, not to spoil anything, that the game could possibly be longer than my experience based on the beginning events. I think I just simply got "lucky" and hit the jackpot right off.

Pros: Interesting, Easy to navigate, Good puzzles
Cons: Short

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