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Duck Diary

by Mathbrush profile

2020

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(based on 6 ratings)
1 review

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: 56B29C9D-154E-4CE1-85CE-8D05DA1AB89C
TUID: pvkz2gwqaqe5pe3s

Awards

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

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2 of 2 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 it’s 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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