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Best Gopher Ever

by Arthur DiBianca profile

2018

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(based on 22 ratings)
4 reviews

About the Story

Help the unfortunate residents of Fairview! (Who are all animals, by the way.)

A light puzzle game for all ages.


Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: April 6, 2018
Current Version: Unknown
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 7
IFID: Unknown
TUID: qp3nwql4qjko4sz

Referenced in Easter Egg Hunt 2020, by David Welbourn

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Entrant, Main Festival - Spring Thing 2018

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Do a good deed for fun and (a small) profit!, April 8, 2018
by verityvirtue (London)
Related reviews: sanguine, 2018

This is a pared-down parser game with an exceedingly straightforward premise - help the animals in the town for a small profit! The setting is pastel-colour simple, with friendly NPCs; the puzzles, relatively straightforward retrieval tasks.

This game has several player-friendly features which fans may be familiar with from DiBianca’s previous work: an ASCII map and a running summary of your progress.

Overall, an enjoyable, light game - possibly one you could play with a friend. If anything, possibly even a little frothy. If you liked this, you might like Foo Foo. Same talking-animal setting, but playing on noir tropes, and with crime at its heart.


3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
FETCH QUEST!: THE GAME, April 16, 2018
by Hanon Ondricek (United States)

But not in a bad way! After I rolled my eyes, I enjoyed the busy-work, almost IF Sudoku vibe of this. The STATUS command is helpful as a quest-log and was it not for an extremely helpful graphical MAP, I might not have seen this through to the end.


3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
A pleasant mid-length minimalist puzzle game that is kid-friendly, April 11, 2018
by MathBrush
Related reviews: about 1 hour

This is a game in the vein of DiBianca's other games, with an emphasis on a minimal verb set and getching puzzles.

You have to help sixteen animals in a gridlike town. Each asks for various things, and you have to help them. Some give hints, and others just add flavor.

I beta tested this game, and I enjoyed it then and now. Highly recommended for a pure puzzle experience.


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