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Tribute: Return to the City of Secrets

by Kenneth Pedersen profile

Fantasy
2020

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(based on 2 ratings)
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About the Story

This is a tribute game to the game "City of Secrets" by Emily Short. It is recommended to play "City of Secrets" first, since this game is a nostalgic trip back to the city, and therefore there will be spoilers. This game was an entry for The Emily Short Anniversary Contest 2020.


Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: March 24, 2020
Current Version: 2
License: Freeware
Development System: ADRIFT 5
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: ADRIFT-500-3D5A-02C9-487A-B541-3228BD00C05F
TUID: te9i12qacn5jazli

Adapted from City of Secrets, by Emily Short

Awards

1st Place - The Emily Short Anniversary Contest

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
A heartfelt tribute to an Emily Short game, May 25, 2020
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes

Emily Short's game City of Secrets is a relatively-hidden gem. Started as a commercial project for a band, it's a sprawling city-based game that has much of the liveliness and intrigue of her later Counterfeit Monkey.

This game takes that same layout and room descriptions, but includes an 'Easter Egg Hunt' where you have to find 10 gems (and 1 super gem I didn't find) scattered throughout the layout of the game.

It does what it set out to well: encourage people to see and appreciate Short's setting and descriptions.

I had some difficulty guessing words (I'm used to Inform's synonyms like SEARCH being the same as LOOK IN), but the game had several hint systems, which was very useful.


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