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The Land of the Cyclops

by Francesco Cordella and Simone Di Conza

Literary/Mythological
2002

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Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 1831
IFID: ZCODE-1-020505-B3B9
TUID: vzdd6urvk0qdne85

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Baf's Guide


An adaptation of the famous scene from the Odyssey in which Odysseus attempts to escape from the Cyclops; it was designed as an experiment in converting situations from classic literature into IF puzzles. As such, it's only partly successful. The puzzles are fairly easy if you are familiar with the episode in question, but probably impossible otherwise. Interesting nonetheless as a recapitulation of a well-known story.

-- Emily Short

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Keeping a Eye out
Francesco Cordella's The Land of the Cyclops begins with a statement to the effect that it is an experiment in deriving IF from the situations of classic literature. As the name might suggest, the game is an IF-ification of the famous situation in which Odysseus defeats the Cyclops and rescues some of his men from the cave...

I look for two things. Is it a good game? Is it a good retelling of the classic?

The short answer, in both cases, is "not entirely." Emily Short
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