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Writing Program Five

by Dan Cox


(based on 4 ratings)
2 reviews

About the Story

The story has already been written. But you can change it.

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Audience Choice--Most Surprising, Most Original, Main Festival - Spring Thing 2019


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
An intriguing experiment that is at times confusing, April 14, 2019
by MathBrush
Related reviews: less than 15 minutes

This game is a sort of meta-commentary on writing and the nature of writing, technology, and maybe a bit of Sci-Fi.

It's format is essentially that of a cited and annotated series of paragraphs, each on separate pages. The presentation is slick, handling different browser sizes adeptly.

There is an extra layer to the game allowing you to access a command prompt with a few actions.

This game constantly hints at their being more, but I felt like that promise never materialized. That may be part of the point, but I feel that somehow just a couple of small tweaks here and there could have made everything gel for me.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Interesting concept, limited execution, April 2, 2023
by egostat (1st Level, Abyss)

While I did enjoy the concept of controlling the story through a command bar, the story was unfortunately much shorter and bare-boned than I expected. I think that, if the author had done more with this, it could have been an incredibly interesting experience, but my actions were limited. It's possible that I was also missing something, but ultimately, from what I saw in this, there was not much to it.

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