Story file
Requires an ADRIFT version 4 interpreter. Visit IFWiki for download links.

Have you played this game?

You can rate this game, record that you've played it, or put it on your wish list after you log in.

Playlists and Wishlists

RSS Feeds

New member reviews
Updates to downloadable files
All updates to this page

The Crooked Estate

by Duncan Bowsman profile


(based on 2 ratings)
2 reviews

About the Story

A somewhat non-traditional piece intended as a metaphorical, locality-based fictionalization based on the values of philosophical pessimism. Inspired by the writings of Thomas Ligotti.

Intended to be played with Generator code visible.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: June 17, 2011
Current Version: Unknown
License: Freeware
Development System: ADRIFT
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: ADRIFT-400-14E75B6B6F79832AEDFCF89B8F107105
TUID: qxw10z58u50ktobj


Entrant - @party competition 2011


- View the most common tags (What's a tag?)

(Log in to add your own tags)

Member Reviews

5 star:
4 star:
3 star:
2 star:
1 star:
Average Rating:
Number of Reviews: 2
Write a review

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Weird, but not wonderful, August 24, 2011
by David Whyld (Derbyshire, United Kingdom)

ďA weird little arty experiment of a gameĒ is what I thought after a few minutes playing this. Nicely written but not much to actually do. The author recommends you play the game with the Generator open, but this doesn't really help matters much and after several minutes of randomly trying things and getting nowhere, I resorted to keying in commands at random from the Generator in the hope of finally making some progress. No such luck. As far I could tell, it doesn't look like itís possible to make any progress with no clear ending or goal in sight.

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Now what?, August 26, 2011
by Jizaboz (U.S.A.)

I also couldn't figure out what I was supposed to be doing. I really liked the theme and the setting. Good writing. It felt as if I was in some bad nightmare or something. I just couldn't make the game progress, which was disappointing.

This is version 1 of this page, edited by DB on 5 August 2011 at 9:55pm. - View Update History - Edit This Page - Add a News Item