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Spider and Web

by Andrew Plotkin

Science Fiction/Espionage

About the Story

A vacation in our lovely country! See the ethnic charms of the countryside, the historic grandeur of the capital city. Taste our traditional cuisine; smell the flowers of the Old Tree. And all without leaving your own armchair! But all is not as it seems...
[--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 4
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 207
IFID: ZCODE-4-980226-5C05
TUID: 2xyccw3pe0uovfad

Off-Site Reviews

Despite the linearity of the game, its ultimate meaning is entirely in your hands. Or perhaps entirely in your mind. There are a couple of endgame options -- *important* options, things that sum up the whole meaning of the story -- but you're not told how they play out, one way or the other. You get to choose, but you don't get to know all the final ramifications. People have found this unsatisfying, and griped. I myself found it unsatisfying, and griped. There's something about it that is nonetheless true to morality in real life: not only do we often have to make our decisions blindly, but we cannot always know for certain even after the fact what the outcomes were or would have been.
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