Large Machine

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A bizarre, long, unfair but fun parody wordplay game, September 24, 2018
by MathBrush
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I do everything I can to complete games before I review them. I read walkthroughs, I look up old message boards, and, at last resort, I decompile to get the text.

This game is one of those rare ones (such as Hard Puzzle 2) where decompiling is worthless. In this case, the text of the game is literally split into two interleaving fragments, so that no whole words remain.

You have a huge anagram machine which makes anagrammed words out of anything you put in it. The results can be used, eaten, modified, entered, etc.

There are a lot of rough edges in the implementation, which is part of the overall effect. I don't know of anyone whose solved it. I got very far this time, but I forget how to do all the puzzles I had solved when I tried this last year. I'd love to see a team of people on a forum solve this one.

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alyshkalia, September 30, 2023 - Reply
Replying to this years later haha, but I just solved it! Well, "solved" is kind of a stretch, because it was mostly random chance. After a while of playing around, I just happened to have the right combination of items in the machine to create a (Spoiler - click to show)passage, which allowed me to leave. I have my transcript saved if you're interested in seeing it!
Sobol, September 24, 2018 - Reply
I solved it (making a "TUNNEL") about a year ago.
MathBrush, September 24, 2018 - Reply
Wow! Do you have a walkthrough? Id love to see the ending.
Sobol, September 25, 2018 - Reply
No. I remember smashing the words into the smallest fragments possible and then combining one-letter blocks T, U, N, N, E, L. That magical gun in the locker (how was it called?.. it started with "a"... probably) helped a lot; instead of opening the locker, you can create another one.

Creating a "DOOR" doesn't win the game - you just get a door, without a doorway.

The ending was a rather large block of text and had a kind of twist. (Spoiler - click to show)Your Boss is God.
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