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by Daniel Rissech


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About the Story

DELETE AFTER READING is a text-based adventure and puzzle game to stoke your imagination and immerse you in a story about deciding your own future.

On the worst day of your life, you find a strange device with a file named “Delete After Reading”.

It’s a classified document. Nina, Cinco, and Tomate, a clandestine group of kids (they happen to be dead, but they’ve never let that small detail interfere with their daily, uh, lives) want you to join them on a secret mission to repair Destiny’s latest injustice: the despised millionaire Martin Skrillex has stolen the only existing copy of the highly coveted videogame “The Curse of Penguin Island” so only he can play it.

Together you’ll have to sneak into the magnate’s mansion and steal back the videogame, so kids around the world can play it.

But this mission will only be successful if Destiny does not find out that you are changing his plans, so never ever forget to delete the file after reading it.

Game Details

Language: English, Castilian (en,es)
First Publication Date: March 14, 2023
Current Version: Unknown
License: Commercial
IFID: Unknown
TUID: xyq7l7chxrzpik2h

Editorial Reviews

Delete After Reading Review - Interactive Fiction, Emphasis On The Interactive
Delete After Reading is short but sweet and plays around with some interesting ideas in terms of how interactive an interactive fiction experience can be. While the puzzles aren’t anything groundbreaking, the way they’re presented keeps things feeling very fresh. Overall, the game is a fun time, the perfect way to introduce a kiddo to adventure games or waste away an afternoon trying something new.
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Pocket Gamer
Delete After Reading review - "Unique concept and great writing, but [...]
Delete After Reading is a quirky narrative puzzle that's uniquely presented via text and lovely artwork. The puzzle-solving itself and a few minor inconveniences can be a bit of a turn-off, but the visuals, music, voice acting, art style, and writing are absolutely fantastic - so if you're looking for a fresh brainteaser (or a way to get back at Destiny), it's worth giving the game a go.
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Explosion Network
Delete After Reading Review - Your Mission, If You Accept It
Delete After Reading is a return to the simpler style of game. The story is compelling enough to keep you playing, and the game doesn't outstay its welcome. The puzzles were challenging enough that I had to take my time while playing, and even if I couldn't solve all of them correctly, I still found it enjoyable. The game is linear and targeted at a younger audience, so this is fun to play with the family.
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Voxel Smash
Delete After Reading review – self destructive text
Want to read a book and also solve clues at the same time? Delete After Reading is a cozy little interactive adventure, perfect for mobile devices and children and adults of all ages.
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