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A jam submission

Holes, I knew youView game page

A SCREAMWORLD submission
Submitted by fia glas (@fiaglas) — 1 day, 22 hours before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
BEST THEME (Best Use of Theme)#33.6253.625
BEST GAME (General)#43.2503.250
SCARIEST GAME#132.2502.250

Ranked from 8 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Judge feedback

Judge feedback is anonymous.

  • Great work on another really high-quality piece of interactive fiction! The format of physically navigating a ship (or *appearing* to do so) is really reminiscent of classic text adventures. I liked the embellishment of data logs in the game, which is always a fun sci-fi/horror convention, and the user input mechanic as passwords  added a neat puzzle element to the game to encourage exploring. It's also cool to see Twine utilised to create scripted graphical effects - particularly the flashing screen as a means to convey flickering lights. The overarching horror, a sort of mechanical body horror -meets- blobbish entity, is a fun idea. Reminded me of I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream a little. 

    If you had more time to work on this, it would be interesting to see how the scripting of the interactive fiction platform could be used to evoke a decaying environment. Perhaps certain areas collapse or are inaccessible as time progresses, or dangers lurk around the ship at different times, the player engaging in careful reading of their surroundings to gauge where it is safest to go. Anyway, this is all hypothetical - the core game itself was a fun, well-written experience, and as ever I look forward to seeing how you approach the interactive fiction genre next.  

    Congrats again on finishing a solid game for the jam! 

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Comments

Submitted

Terrific writing. It really paints visual pictures of what is happening, even from the camera angles. The alarm scene was such a nice touch. Good use of audio and limited visuals, which deepen the atmosphere. Nice entry, and impressive usage of twine!

Submitted

Brilliant story. You're an exceptional writer, and you captured each scene wonderfully. That was my first Twine experience, and I honestly did not expect to enjoy it as much as I did. Also, I really loved the room with the alarm. That was a very nice touch.

Submitted

That was unpredictable and atmospheric! 
Scary in an existential way.

Submitted

Incredible tale, I did not expect the ending at all! Great work.