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28th Place - 12th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2006)
One of the most pessimistic games of the Competition. Features a self-made parser, which isn't too advanced; however, the game manages to circumvent its limitations pretty well. Not really a masterpiece, but pretty effective in its own way (although it's still not enough for a rating of three stars).
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This homebrew parser game from 2006 works a little better than others. It has easily readable source, which helps, especially when divining what verbs are allowed. It doesn't do disambiguation well, but everything else is passable.
You wake up in a space station with amnesia, discovering logs and evidence of what has come before.
This is a grimdark game, with mentions of topics like (Spoiler - click to show)frequent contemplation of suicide and enforced rape. It's pessimistic and sad.
The Initial State on IFDB
PollsThe following polls include votes for The Initial State:
A Poll About ... A Poll About ... Hm. That's Funny. I Can't Recall. by Ghalev
As of the founding of this poll, the IFDB has only seven games with the "amnesia" tag. I don't buy that for an instant. Please vote for games where the player-protagonist-person is dealing with a bout of forgetfulness (usually about who...
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