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Construction Cancellation Order

by Royerson


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About the Story

"You know that five days ago a coup occurred in the Aloana Republic? I'm sure you're also aware that in the country's Piraru River region's jungle our company's 444th construction project is progressing? This project is a strategic step for us to achieve a foothold in the resource rich Aloana Republic. But, three days ago, Aloana's new government sent us a unilateral decision to cancel the construction contract.

"It's been cancelled! Cancelled!
"That construction project's been cancelled!"

-- Game prologue

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: March 31, 2022
Current Version: Unknown
License: Free
Development System: Inform 6
IFID: Unknown
TUID: x6kawtevsvnepzer


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You've become the very thing you swore to destroy, January 20, 2023
by Scrooge200 (Backwater, Vermont)

I'm playing this game in its very early state, but I'm not sure if it'll be finished. The author says that he'll "hopefully keep working on it soon" on the game page, but he seems to have been inactive for almost 300 days, according to his activity. Which is a shame, because the story is promising so far.

Your crew has been investing in an expensive construction in a jungle-like area, until you receive word that it's been canceled. It's up to you to navigate the structure and find the human foreman (the rest of the workers are robots) to shut it down before it takes away any more of your money. The game has a vaguely futuristic, sci-fi tone to it, and I liked the descriptions of the massive structure.

I got tripped up when I was expecting a simple puzzle, but there turned out not to be one: the scene with the robot at the entrance. I dropped my luggage and stuff, and the robot wanted to know my ID and name, so I started searching my items for an ID card or some identification. I was planning to show it to the robot, but if that didn't work, I could just read it and say what it was (I, as a player, didn't know my number or last name yet). Instead, you can just type something like "say your name and id number to the robot" and that works. There's also three points you can get, but I only earned one (from taking one of the items that dropped), and I'm not sure if the other two are available.

The game ends immediately after this scene, before it really gets started. The blurb admits that the game was made in a couple of days to meet a jam deadline. With that said, I wouldn't recommend playing the unfinished version (it's pretty standard gameplay), but if it ever gets finished, I'd be glad to return. Still, even if it doesn't, there's something to be said about a permanently in-progress game with "Cancellation Order" in the name.

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