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Being the Little Guy

by Adam Biltcliffe profile


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About the Story

In this short game, you play as a humble farmer boy who lives in an enchanted glade with your friend, Patty the Unicorn. Unfortunately, Patty tells you that the evil and cruel Ogre Lord has another quest for you.

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SpeedIF where you can win with 0 out of 40 points!, August 31, 2023
by Andrew Schultz (Chicago)
Related reviews: SpeedIF Jacket

The SpeedIF Jacket competitions weren't supposed to be very high art, and this certainly isn't. But it is entertaining! It has throwbacks to Infocom games with the footnotes (with the appropriate meta-humor, of course,) and it has a relatively nonsensical point-scoring system that gives points for, as far as I can see, paying attention to the quotes given to inspire the game.

As it's Speed-IF, it has a relatively quick solution, and in this case it's rather sensible if you think about it, though you may have to see what a few items do and get killed a few times, as you look to kill the Ogre King who assigns you a quest to kill some other people who don't seem too evil. There's also a unicorn friend who deserts you early on.

I generally like games that do odd things with scoring and weird meta-humor, and while it might feel forced in a longer more serious work, it works pretty well here. There's a bad guy you can kill, anchronisms, checks to make sure you read the instructions, and even a way to make a hash of everything.

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