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Hoist Sail for the Heliopause and Home

by Andrew Plotkin profile

Science Fiction
2010

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- Durafen, October 16, 2020

- Zape, September 14, 2020

- Edo, July 25, 2020

- William Chet (Michigan), July 19, 2020

- kierlani, May 19, 2020

- E.K., April 1, 2020

- Sammel, March 21, 2020

- Bartlebooth, February 17, 2020

- querenthenna, November 15, 2019

- Stas, March 25, 2018

- Guenni (At home), February 16, 2018

- Doug Orleans (Somerville, MA, USA), November 26, 2016

- Squidi, May 13, 2016

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Space, March 26, 2016
There's a certain type of SF literature which is near and dear to my heart - initially small situations opening out upon a rich and unknowable scope of universe. Olaf Stapledon and Cordwainer Smith are both rather good at this.

So after coming across this sort of language in a text adventure, I couldn't not but give it five stars. Every word is well-chosen and matched for the mood. Recommended for a meditative midwinter's night.


3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
A short sci-fi game about wonder with some interesting choices, February 3, 2016
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes
This game exemplifies the original feel of Star Trek. To explore the universe, to travel through the worlds, to understand the un-understandable.

The game is much shorter than I expected, given the other reviews. This is not really a drawback; the game has a fast pace and feels like an adventure. You explore various planets and stellar objects, with almost all motion achieved by manipulating "sails".

The gameplay diverges from Plotkin's usual games in that it is not very hard, and the focus is on fun over puzzles. The most similar game of his that I can think of is Dual Transform, which I also really enjoyed.

I recommend this game to absolutely everyone, as the enjoyment-to-time-requirement ratio is so very high.

- Aryore, December 13, 2015

- CMG (NYC), September 12, 2015

- wwenches (Florida), June 27, 2015

- Pegbiter (Malmö, Sweden), June 23, 2015

- Fabien Vidal (Tours, France), May 25, 2015

- Lanternpaw, May 18, 2015

- Thrax, March 12, 2015

- Snave, December 1, 2014

- Janice M. Eisen (Portland, Oregon), November 11, 2014

- kala (Finland), October 14, 2014


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