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The Bean Stalker

by Jack Welch

2018

(based on 3 ratings)
1 review

About the Story

Caught in an economic downturn, can Jack leverage his starving cow and climb the economic ladder?

Estimated playtime: Not long at all.


Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: January 5, 2018
Current Version: 1
License: MIT
Development System: ZIL
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: 9239F917-500A-41F4-B6A6-5E111F430C15
TUID: vchsmiok2zmrsnze

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Winner - Eleventh Hour New Year's Minicomp

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
A short mini-game about Jack and the Beanstalk using ZIL, April 28, 2018
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes

This game was written as a learning sample of the ZIL language. It was written over just a few days.

As such, it is small and lean. But Welch has managed to put a few clever puzzles in.

I was unable to solve this without a walkthrough the first time I tried it. After the walkthrough, which is very detailed, I felt like the game required a number of fairly mean actions, but with suitable rewards.

I find this game most interesting as an example of the ZILF language. I wonder how many of the standard responses were hand-coded, and how many part of the language.


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