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A game about yeast gone bad and underwater brewing, March 21, 2023
by MathBrush
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This game was entered in a jam using PunyInform, where the theme was using an airlock.

The author came up with an inventive way to do this, having an underwater experimental brewery that is accessed by an airlock deep under water.

Unfortunately, a lot of the rest of this game was rough. Undo is not supported [Note: the author confirmed that this is because I played the z3 version. The z5 version allows undo, so I've updated my review and increased the star score], and its very easy to lock yourself out of victory during the first puzzle. A lot of interactions just don't make much sense (for instance, why can't we see the (Spoiler - click to show)scuba gear before examining (Spoiler - click to show)the hook? Isn't the first thing far larger than the second?)

I ended up going in and out of the airlock over and over to try things back and forth between the two main locations. That, coupled with the sparseness of the game, ended up with less enjoyment than I'd usually have.

Clearly the author has some good talent for programming things like context-sensitive hints and a complex airlock. But my guess is that because this was a jam they ran out of time to fully test and flesh out the game descriptions. I would be more than happy to raise my score if the game was developed a bit further; it's not a horrible concept, it just needs more care.

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sijnstra, March 20, 2023 - Reply
Firstly, thank you for writing such a detailed review of my game. I appreciate the time and thought that has gone into your review.

As I work through what a Release 2 could include for improvements, I would like to know more about your comment "Undo is not supported". The game was certainly compiled with undo support enabled (in the z5 version, noting z3 does not natively support the feature). This includes undo being available playing the online version. If you have some further context you can share with me either here or using @sijnstra on intfiction, that would be greatly appreciated.
MathBrush, March 21, 2023 - Reply
Oh, I played the z3 version, so it seems like it's my fault. I'll update my review!
sijnstra, May 6, 2023 - Reply
Thank you for making the update! I have pushed a release 2 if you're keen to give it another run through.
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