How The Elephant's Child Who Walked By Himself Got His Wings

by Peter Eastman

2020

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A collection of short tales in the style of Rudyard Kipling, October 18, 2020
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes

This is a series of short stories inspired by/based around Rudyard Kiplingís Just So stories. Each story is told over a small number of pages, and there is one or two choices per story. These choices lead to massive changes between replays, to the point where itís basically a choice between two separate stories.

The writing is good, similar to the original. The poetry was amusingly intentionally bad.

I appreciate the thought that went into its game, especially its sly twist near the end. I wasnít really a fan of Kiplingís Just So stories before playing this game, and I think that influenced me not really getting a big emotional impact from this. But this game shows the author knows how to plan, write and program an interesting Twine game.

+Polish: The game is immaculately polished.
+Descriptiveness: The writing has a distinctive voice.
+Interactivity: Having the choices make an impact was nice.
-Emotional impact: The game was interesting, but I wasn't invested in the characters.
-Would I play again? I think once was enough. It'll stick in my brain though.