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Space Adventure Laika

by Ms. Tea

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2014

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(based on 5 ratings)
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About the Story

Space Adventure Laika is a Twine game about a small dog who is going to die.


Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: January 18, 2014
Current Version: 1.0
License: Creative Commons
Development System: Twine
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: Unknown
TUID: osdm2u95ezuocf3y

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A dog's one-way journey into space, February 15, 2021

Space Adventure Laika is a rather short (10-20 minutes) twine story written about Laika, the first dog in space. It chronicles her upbringing as a subway-riding Moscow stray, to her capture by scientists, and her suffering as she's placed into a tiny capsule and rocketed on a one-way journey into orbit.

This game is really good at imagining the dog's perspective. The story is divided into present and flashback segments; the present is when Laika is in the space capsule, and the flashbacks show her life as a stray dog. I like the space of possible actions in the "present" scenes; it's a parser game-inflected style, kind of reminiscent of howling dogs, that's effective at conveying a sense of Laika's confinement and her suffering. The flashback segments were well-written and interesting to read; they provide a loosely historical overview of a part of history I didn't know much about. There's some interactivity, but it all leads to a foregone conclusion.

There's recently been another twine game Laika about the same dog, which is more of a fantasy. Playing both games, I think that I prefer this one because of its more historical focus.


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