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by David Welbourn, with brief explanation

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In the Navy

by Ernesto Heywood

2004

(based on 2 ratings)
1 review

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
IFID: Unknown
TUID: oks2ll4ysbeu37c0

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A sweaty, aged in-joke, sweating manfully, July 5, 2020

Neither this game nor the game it roasts (Malinche's Endgame) are readily available today. So it is a hidden memorial to a specific strain of designer-on-designer criticism extinguished a while ago.

What it does have is a consistent voice that finds every opportunity to portray the protagonist as a powerful, sweaty, and sweatily powerful man, with a side dish of awkward exit descriptions. There is no real goal or end. There are plenty of rooms to visit that repeat the same jokes about naval stereotypes, shareware-preview marketing, and acts of personal violence.

The meta-puzzle for today's player is deciding if the quest to find the story file is worth the reward. It made me blurt-laugh several times, which doesn't make it a good game or art, but does give it the rank of Weirdly Amusing Artifact.


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Nautical IF by Felix Larsson
I know there was a couple of commercial high-sea text adventures. Now I am on the look-out for ‘modern’, post-commercial IF with a nautical theme. As far as I can tell, there is a definite shortage of bucaneers, boatswains, able seamen...

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