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by Emily Short profile


About the Story

You wake to stillness. The hammering, banging, and shouting that kept you awake half the night are gone. The air is cold, and something smells burnt. Your master's experiments must be finished, but with what result?

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 4
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
Baf's Guide ID: 910
IFIDs:  ZCODE-1-000930-7CB0
TUID: j61yaux1cqbptxyb

Off-Site Reviews

>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page

There are puzzles, yes, but almost every puzzle seems to have alternate solutions, and even better, these alternate solutions make perfect sense within the game's magical logic. Moreover, Metamorphoses provides much space for play and experimentation, especially through the use of a couple of devices that can effect startling and fascinating transformations on most of the objects in the game. The potential of these devices is so vast, and their effects implemented so thoroughly, that I could easily have spent the two hour judging period just playing with them and experimenting with the results. In fact, the game is coded so well that for a moment it gave me a flash of that wonderful sense I used to get when I first started playing interactive fiction, the sense that here is a world where anything can happen, and anything I try can elicit a magical, transformative response. Of course, that feeling breaks down quickly and inevitably when something I attempt isn't accounted for, but just for that moment of wonder it gave me, I won't forget Metamorphoses for a very long time.
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v.13: 29-Apr-2008 13:27 - Paul O'Brian (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.12: 06-May-2022 23:59 - Paul O'Brian
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v.11: 22-Dec-2015 13:07 - Digger
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v.10: 23-Sep-2013 14:42 - Edward Lacey
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v.9: 25-Mar-2013 08:59 - Edward Lacey
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v.8: 29-Apr-2009 18:33 - Dave Chapeskie
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v.7: 23-Jun-2008 19:18 - Emily Short
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  v.6: 29-Apr-2008 13:27 - Paul O'Brian
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v.5: 31-Mar-2008 14:50 - Emily Short
Changed cover art
v.4: 25-Oct-2007 19:59 - Eriorg
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v.3: 21-Oct-2007 01:20 - Emily Short
Changed description, forgiveness, download links
v.2: 21-Oct-2007 01:08 - Emily Short
Changed cover art, download links
v.1: 16-Oct-2007 01:48 - IFDB
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