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Fingertips: Fingertips

by Michael D. Hilborn

Episode 18 of Apollo 18 Tribute Album
Science Fiction
2012

(based on 8 ratings)
2 reviews

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: March 26, 2012
Current Version: 2
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: 9DCCBD9E-96A8-4CA1-AD21-63954F363E7E
TUID: n83ryakhz9fbye4x

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A one move alien game about math and alphanumeric codes, February 13, 2016

This is a surprisingly complex one move game. It was written for the Apollo 18 Tribute album and named after the corresponding song.

You are stuck in a time loop as a reactor core explodes on a station over a black hole. You have to look at everything, learn a new number system, and figure out some alphanumeric codes.

As a mathematician, this was pretty fun. As an IF player, I appreciated how much work went into this. Great game.


1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Great Little Puzzler, May 5, 2012
by Joey Jones (UK)

Fingertips: Fingertips is a first class little multi-layered cryptographical puzzler with a richly evoked science fiction setting that neatly makes the one move requirement make sense.

It's the kind of game that you need to write notes on (or uh, at least I did), and has different solutions such that when you find the better solution, the work involved getting there has made it that much more satisfying.


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