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Out of the TextFire "12-pack", this is an April's Fool game "demo" that has you play an illiterate person who has an appointment at the hospital to increase his intelligence...
Parser hell! If you've read the novel that this brief "demo" is based on, you can probably guess what I'm talking about. Yes, it's a one-joke game, but it's a pretty good joke.
-- Carl Muckenhoupt
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This is a very short, one-room game. It's essentially the IF equivalent of a pun - even if you do manage to figure out the single puzzle, you'll end up groaning rather than laughing. If you like that sort of joke, you'll like this.
The Textfire Demo 12-pack was released on April Fool's in 1998, claiming to be demos of an upcoming commercial studio called Textfire.
This game (one of the many from which Adam Cadre scrubbed his name) is based on Flowers for Algernon. It has extensive styling of the standard parser errors, written in the voice of someone with bad spelling and grammar.
A lot of work went into this joke game, and it's an interesting concept.
If you enjoyed Flowers for Algernon...
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