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About the Story
You are in the final year of your PhD, your research topic is theoretical temporal mechanics (Time-Travel to the layman), your thesis conclusion is that it is possible in theory but impossible in practice.
50th Place - 23rd Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2017)
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This game is by Luke Jones, who also wrote the interesting Bony King of Nowhere for Spring Thing in 2017.
This game is a treasure hunt puzzle fest type game, but it's kind of spare and with some hard-to-guess puzzles. The puzzles mostly revolve around finding the item or items that will induce NPCs to do things for you.
The game has a large cast of characters, many of which have multiple versions of themselves over 3 time periods. It has also has many rooms over the same time period. But much of it is under implemented. A porter is present in each time period, but has very little description or conversation in any, except for one short paragraph once. However, the author was explicitly inspired by Robin Johnson's minimalist games, so it is likely intentional.
The game has good bones, though, with a pleasant run through campus history and future. If the author switched to Inform 7, like Steph Cherrywell did, and budgeted more time for beta testing and polishing, they could build on the success they already have.
"What Once Was..."
(Oh, just you wait until you get to that line during play! It's so GOOD!)
What Once Was is what INFOCOM games would have been, if they weren't too busy frustrating the player.
It is pun-filled Sci-Fi/Comedy at its finest!
So, grab your ID, make sure you've got your requisition form at the ready, and don't forget to bring some cheese!
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A short parody of Melbourne House's game "The Hobbit". Can be played from the DOS prompt. Can also be played online at http://www.solvalou.com/misc_hobbit.php
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You are the manager of a rock band down on their luck, when you are suddenly offered the gig of a lifetime. Can you get the band organised in time? (contains profanity from one NPC: a foul-mouthed roadie)
|The Bony King of Nowhere, by Luke A. Jones|
Average member rating: (6 ratings)
This is a relaxed small(ish) text adventure in the classic parser style (but with a much wider vocabulary), and also with a modest attempt at humour! Author's Comment: "After growing up with text adventures in the 80's, I wanted to make...
Games about Time Travel by Estrong157
more specifically, games with time travel as a gameplay element.