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The Missing Ring

by Felicity Drake profile

Mystery
2019

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(based on 12 ratings)
2 member reviews

About the Story

Sadie Goldberg-Lawson is celebrating Christmas with her whole dysfunctional family at her Gran's house in Vermont. When Gran's heirloom diamond ring goes missing, can Sadie solve the mystery of the missing ring before her family self-destructs?


Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: April 4, 2019
Current Version: Unknown
Development System: Twine
IFID: Unknown
TUID: sssjfr72s4uql5w1

Awards

Nominee, Best Story; Nominee, Best NPCs - 2019 XYZZY Awards

Best in Show; Audience Choice--Best Twine Implementation, Best Story, Best Characters, Main Festival - Spring Thing 2019

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
A nice "young detective" game, September 28, 2020
by Denk
Related reviews: Twine

In this Twine game you play the role of Sadie, age 15, who investigates the disappearance of your grandmother's diamond ring during Christmas. You will need to question the entire family to figure out what happened. The pacing is fine. There isn't any "real" puzzles, as you are more or less guided through the game by a very user-friendly interface, which includes the ability to check your notes, which includes several clues on what to do. Still, most things can be done in any order.

The writing is good and I was curious to find the truth behind the mystery. And technically everything worked as expected. There were also some funny moments. To sum up, this is a good game, which I recommend.


3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Great twine mystery in an old house, April 19, 2019
by MathBrush
Related reviews: about 1 hour

I really enjoyed this game in Introcomp, and the finished version is even better.

This isn't a grandiose or intense game. This game is just like an Agatha Christie story, with great attention to psychology and detail.

It manages to have a lot of material you have to plow through without feeling too much like lawnmowering. The author has a lot of context-sensitive programming with inventory-based puzzles, and that's what gives this game a good 'choice feel', if that's even a phrase.

You are at a hectic Christmas Eve dinner and Grandma's ring turns up stolen. It's your job to track down the culprit before the police have to be called.

Overall, this was my favorite Spring Thing game. Well done.


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For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Best Individual NPCs of 2019 by MathBrush
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For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Best Writing of 2019 by MathBrush
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