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The Minimalist Game

by NOM3RCY profile


(based on 8 ratings)
3 reviews

About the Story

It is the hardest IF on earth.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 326
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 7
IFID: 6F0EBDF9-F7A5-410F-8322-4672946F447B
TUID: rihbmh4jwzaa8f6


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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful:
Do we make a listing for everything?, November 3, 2010
by tggdan3 (Michigan)

I'm beginning to see why some reviewers get irritated by the "games" that are posted on this site. This is not a game- this is a yes/no question. That question is "do you want to win". (Spoiler - click to show) The correct answer is yes.

There is nothing else to this. No story, nothing. At least mystic travels had a lot of meta-reference jokes. This was a waste of time.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Little more than nothing, February 18, 2014
by Simon Deimel (Germany)

I can only agree with the former reviews: this is not a game.

This project cannot pass as IF. Sure, there is interactivity to a minor degree (in answering one question), but there is no fiction, no story, not even the slightest bit of it. It cannot pass as a joke either, at least not for the player. A joke normally works with expectations and their dissolution in a punchline, but there are no expectations built up in the player by asking a single polar question.

I did not expect much when I started this, and I got even less. I did not feel especially annoyed or insulted, but there are no gaming contents here.

6 of 12 people found the following review helpful:
An Insult, November 3, 2010
by AmberShards (The Gothic South)

There is no question about whether this is a game or not -- it's not. It's a one-question effort, with no writing, no joke, nothing but standard responses. Not even its brevity atones for its pointlessness.

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