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Fox, Fowl and Feed

by Chris Conroy

2007

(based on 11 ratings)
6 member reviews

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: September 30, 2007
Current Version: 2
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 3064
IFIDs:  ZCODE-1-070927-5653
ZCODE-2-080121-D609
TUID: wcf4j7gwipv1cc0

Awards

16th Place - 13th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2007)

Editorial Reviews

Jörgs Wort[be]reich
Rezension zum IF-Comp 2007 (German)
Du arbeitest bei einem Lieferdienst und mußt drei Artikel über einen Fluß bringen. Dabei sind gewisse Regeln zu beachten.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
A little charm, but no ambition, November 17, 2007

This game is an expansion on the classic logic puzzle hinted at in the title, expanded with a few extra challenges along the way. Even with those additions, though, it offers only about fifteen minutes' worth of play, in an unambitious setting, without much by way of story or characterization. There are a few cute moments in the descriptions, and the narrative tone is good-humored and pleasant; but it's nothing very memorable either.


2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Sly take on a classic puzzle, March 9, 2018

Yep, it's an IF take on the old fox, chicken, corn puzzle.
Therefore there isn't much to it ... or so I thought!

This is a neat and 'sly' little game that surprisingly kept me amused for over 400 turns - not complex and it's not in the running for the Bookers but fairly well crafted with some deceptive little catches thrown in.

Yes, there are some issues with rope use that could have done with a bit more debugging but they don't stop you solving anything.
The parsing range was reasonable, though there were a few obvious things (e.g. throwing things in the water and 'mend') that it really should have given a response to.
Having said that, two unexpected nods had me grinning:
(Spoiler - click to show)"It is made of twisted little threads, all alike." and (Spoiler - click to show)the response it gives when you try both old magic words.
I enjoyed the conclusion and it left me wanting another adventure in the same style.

All in all, a fun little game from a simple premise just in need of a touch more technical polish.


2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A tricky take on the classic logic problem, March 8, 2018
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes

I expected this game to just be a straightforward implementation of the classic logic puzzles (involving getting a fox, a duck, and some grain across a river. Other versions have a wolf, a goat, and some cabbage, and so on).

However, the author assumes that everyone already knows this puzzle. Instead, each step of the classic solution is hampered by a different difficulty.

I felt that most of the solutions were of the moon logic variety, or like late Sierra point and click games. Also, the implementation was at times spotty with the rope, which is a notoriously difficult thing to code.


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