Tea Ceremony

by Naomi Hinchen

2014

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- OtisTDog, March 31, 2022

- TheBoxThinker, September 8, 2021

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A collection of standard parser puzzles in an amusing atmosphere, February 4, 2016

This game is centered around two standard parser puzzles: learning a subject from books, and filling cups with different sizes to get a certain amount. These are the entirety of the game.

The atmosphere is amusing; you are visiting an alien ambassador and have to learn their culture and traditions to make a good impression. Part of this includes making food and drink.

I had fun, but then I did use the walkthrough to skip the main puzzle. Fun for fans of alien humor or cups/jugs puzzles.


- hoopla, September 19, 2015

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Small puzzles and a mischevious sense of humour, September 15, 2015
by verityvirtue (London)

You are a junior diplomat, though not a very good one; you probably shouldn’t have gone to that party last night, amongst other things. And now you have an angry Glorpian in front of you. And Glorpians are sticklers for etiquette.

Tea Ceremony is a simple game, in prose and in mechanics. The writing is perhaps sparser than it could be, though it serves its purpose. This game, however, has puzzles at its heart, rather than story. Whether this harms or helps the story is another creature altogether. Logic puzzles abound, which will probably be familiar to even newbies. Mechanically, Tea Ceremony is well-done; the parser handles commands for the puzzles intuitively and everything the player needs to know to solve the puzzles and win the game is clearly stated in-game.

The game’s very simple prose gives the feeling of being unsubstantial, but there are, in fact, some gems, as suggested at the end of the game, to discover. Strong, technically, imbued with a sense of playfulness, even if it doesn’t give the impression of being highly polished.


- Audiart (Davis, CA), August 14, 2015

- Khalisar (Italy), July 24, 2015

- Sobol (Russia), April 14, 2015

- blue/green, March 18, 2015

0 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
very simple, March 13, 2015

It is a very short and simple game without many moving parts. Straightforward and without any serious problems. There's just not much to it.


- Nusco (Bologna, Italy), November 17, 2014

- Joshua Houk, November 16, 2014

- Floating Info, November 16, 2014

- Edward Lacey (Oxford, England), November 16, 2014

- BlitzWithGuns, November 16, 2014

- Karl Ove Hufthammer (Bergen, Norway), November 11, 2014

- E.K., October 21, 2014


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