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Happy Ever After

by Robert M. Camisa

Romance, Time Travel

(based on 1 rating)
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About the Story

"You still can't quite believe that Gwyneth dumped you. Not after all you went through. Hopefully sepnding a couple of days babysitting Uncle Steve's museum will at least make a start on mending your heartache..." [--blurb from Competition Aught-Zero]

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34th Place - 6th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2000)

Editorial Reviews

Happy Ever After is a modern fairy tale with a dash of science fiction thrown in. The storyline is original and the game has some good puzzles, especially Merlin's alchemy machine, although I found the doors a bit of a mystery.
-- Dorothy Millard
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A long fantasy time travel game in an uncles' hotel/museum, July 16, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 2-10 hours

This game seems strongly influenced by the previous year's massive Mulldoon Legacy. You are investigating your uncle's museum/hotel, and you discover a crackling energy portal leading to ancient times.

The game has some tricky puzzles, and the published version is in fact not completable. However, the source code provided does compile correctly.

I found the game to be fun but to have way too many 'guess the author's brain'-type puzzles.

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