External Links


Play online
on the Spring Thing 2023 website
Play this game in your Web browser.

Have you played this game?

You can rate this game, record that you've played it, or put it on your wish list after you log in.

Playlists and Wishlists

RSS Feeds

New member reviews
Updates to external links
All updates to this page

A Single Ouroboros Scale: My Postmortem

by Naomi Norbez profile

2023

(based on 5 ratings)
1 review

About the Story

A reflection on my Spring Thing project from the year I thought I would die.

If youíre looking for a fun video game, youíll be disappointed with this. I wanted to share my thoughts on ASOSís development in a straightforward way, conveying my thoughts without choices or branches. I hope it is worth reading.


Game Details


Awards

Entrant, Main Festival - Spring Thing 2023

Tags

- View the most common tags (What's a tag?)

(Log in to add your own tags)
Tags you added are shown below with checkmarks. To remove one of your tags, simply un-check it.

Enter new tags here (use commas to separate tags):

Member Reviews

5 star:
(3)
4 star:
(0)
3 star:
(1)
2 star:
(1)
1 star:
(0)
Average Rating:
Number of Reviews: 1
Write a review


2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
An individual's life explained in autobiographical fashion, May 2, 2023
by MathBrush
Related reviews: less than 15 minutes

For me, I tend to choose interactive fiction that has features of escapism, and feel like I'm taking a break from reality when I play the game. That's one reason games like Violet threw me off at first, since, despite their quality, they reminded me of my real-life PhD pressures.

This game is quite the opposite of escapist. It poses (from my perspective) a single question: if you knew you were going to die, what would you do to be remembered?

Bez talks in honest and self-reflective detail about his experiences with pseudo-dementia, which led to concern that they would soon perish. Now, though, e's in a better place, so now we can look back and see how things were going, and how the game A Single Oroubouros Scale was developed.

Like a few of Bez's other pieces, this is structured not as a game but as a narrative essay, which different chapters broken up by hyperlinks. For me, the hyperlinks brought a definite sense of interactivity to the piece, because it was like finding clues in a mystery game, except instead of solving a crime you're trying to understand a human being.

I thought I had finished the whole project, and felt it was missing just a bit more that could help communicate the author's intent, but when I came to review the game, I found a poem (by the poet that his recent game Hidden Gems, Hidden Secrets centered on) which beautifully complemented the overall experience.

Was this review helpful to you?   Yes   No   Remove vote  
More Options

 | Add a comment 

A Single Ouroboros Scale: My Postmortem on IFDB

Polls

The following polls include votes for A Single Ouroboros Scale: My Postmortem:

Outstanding Slice of Life Game of 2023 by MathBrush
This poll is part of the 2023 IFDB Awards. The rules for the competition can be found here, and a list of all categories can be found here. This award is for the best Slice of Life game of 2023. Voting is open to all IFDB members....




This is version 5 of this page, edited by Zape on 14 January 2024 at 12:40am. - View Update History - Edit This Page - Add a News Item - Delete This Page