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Thank you Otil for your kind words!
I really hope to make a full-fledged point and click adventure game out of this, with proper puzzles maybe :P

I don't think I ever played Home and The Journey Home before and I quite enjoyed them (nice variations in the sequel while keeping the whole "interactive novel" approach, which I usually don't really prefer compared to usual point and click adventures), thank you! Very nice stories and characters.

About other games in this style... Uhm... Speaking of indie games, the first that comes to mind could be Precipice, another short adventure that also uses a "description bar", except it is always on-screen (like it was done on Future Wars by Delphine Software, back in 1989) and it is not really used as a "stream of consciousness bar" like I tried in The Fickle Hands of Fate.

Another one could be Among Thorns which is also great, for me. Also worth mentioning are the games by Eight Bit Skyline.

I have worked on my share of point and click adventure games, if you like the genre, like A Night That Wouldn't End, A Landlord's Dream or the Red Dwarf-inspired Fanbots. They are all "jam games", so nothing that will take you too much time to play! :)

If you have a little more money to spend, I would suggest you to consider buying A Night In The Woods, a very interesting, deep and polished game while being very easy to play.

Another one that oozes depth, character and mystery is Kentucky Route Zero. Also I can't wait to get my hands on the full version of The Dream Machine.

Wow, there are plenty of games! :D Sorry for the wall of text!

Pretty close to the original... Even in terms of difficulty! :P
Congrats for the release, this is a nice tribute indeed!

Thanks everybody for the feedback!

Yes, you're all right, unfortunately I was far too late in the development when I realized my text UI was not following the rule. Still I think I learned a lot by developing this, so I though of submitting it no matter what :)

Looking forward to play your entries as well! Lots of amazing stuff!

Hey! Thanks a million for the great gameplay video! Great stuff with the editing also :D

I enjoyed your fun voice acting as well and, yes: it definitely was a little excerpt of a larger story (which I hope to start to work on soon)!

Thanks a lot again for the shoutout and feedback!

Thank you, SPCTR! I'm glad you liked both!

Thanks a million, Leafo!

The Fickle Hands of Fate is a short single-click point and click adventure game

Fate is finalizing her last recording in the steeple of an abandoned
church in a village she is about to leave. Then, off to another city and
another recording: her search is not over yet.

The game was developed for the Monthly Adventure Game Studio competition in May 2017 and I used it also as a very short "test drive" for a single-click interface that ideally would not compromise neither storytelling nor gameplay!

The game page has a Discussion Board where you can send me feedback about this interface, if you want to! So please, feel free to do so!

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I first started thinking about this single-click gameplay with on-screen descriptions after watching a gameplay video for STASIS by The Brotherhood Games. They deal with it in a different way, while I tried to use it as a way to display the main character's stream of consciousness while looking at the environment around her.

So this short game is also to be considered as a "test drive" for this kind of idea.

Did you like it? Did it break the immersion? I'm open to feedback!