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So I Was Short Of Cash And Took On A Quest

by Anssi Raisanen


(based on 4 ratings)
2 member reviews

About the Story

The fate of the world could be in your hands, or then it could be just an innocent shopping list. Your task is to deliver the mystery envelope, not ask questions

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: April 2, 2021
Current Version: Unknown
Development System: Inform 7
IFID: 2B3298CF-F908-4980-BF01-9D4D2113061E
TUID: tpxys0qv1iho5m9m


Entrant, Back Garden - Spring Thing 2021


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Mmmhhhm... Chicken, April 11, 2021
by Rovarsson (Belgium)
Related reviews: Heist

A short and breezy peek at what should be a really fun game once it's gotten a bit more substance. The author submitted it to the Back Garden of the Spring Thing to gather feedback. It's acknowledged in the ABOUT-text that it is now too short and not fleshed out enough.

However, what's there is certainly enough for a light-hearted and funny diversion. This little gamelet is playable all the way through. It has an intro, a midgame and a conclusion of sorts.

A total of four puzzles are there to challenge you. Of these, the first is a great pointer to what SIWSOCATOAQ or its sequel could become: a fun and slightly off-kilter challenge that does not take itself too seriously.

Good for half an hour of fun.

(I'm particularly interested in the north room on the second floor...)

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A short spy game with fun puzzles but a bit undercooked, April 6, 2021
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes

This game describes itself well on the Spring Thing page, where it says:

"Iíve entered it in the Back Garden section because it is
not very large, it has had insufficient testing and consequently has some rough spots. It should anyway be playable through and hopefully provides some enjoyment along the way. A walkthrough is available in a separate file. Have fun!"

I found the puzzles pleasant and the overall atmosphere light and breezy, but there were several typos or bugs.

Overall, you're trying out for a spy type job and have to infiltrate a house. Puzzles are presented one at a time, generally, with each solved puzzle giving a clue to the next one.

The hints could definitely have used some fine-tuning, but the author seems well aware of that. I had fun, but could have had more.


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