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Duck Diary

by Mathbrush profile

2020

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(based on 3 ratings)
2 member reviews

About the Story

Your new rubber friend will help you get through this.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 31, 2020
Current Version: Unknown
Development System: Twine
IFID: Unknown
TUID: pvkz2gwqaqe5pe3s

Awards

1st Place, La Petite Mort - English - ECTOCOMP 2020

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Short and creepy, January 2, 2021
There's not a lot of branching here besides some details you can change, but it's a nicely presented and atmospheric psychological horror story that steadily reveals more information and builds a sense of tension and dread.

Certain things are left ambiguous. In a story like this that might be for the best, but of the two endings offered, I thought one of them fell a little flat. Can't decide if that bit of it needed less information, or more, but either way it's impressive enough that this entire thing was written in four hours.

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Melancholy, humour and horror, December 2, 2020
by Stian
Related reviews: ectocomp 2020
The most realistic story I have encountered in Ectocomp, Duck Diary is all the more scary for it. Dealing with anxiety and trauma, the protagonist finds comfort in a rubber duck that keeps them company through baths and through dreams. As a choice IF, it does not appear to be properly branching. Rather, the choices affect only the next screen. As such, you get one narrative, but with some variations in the details. The writing is of course the essence here, and itís positively superb, mixing the realistic melancholy with touches of comforting humour provided by your rubbery friend, and a gradually unveiling horror that builds up as the story unfolds.

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