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Feb 28, 2013 | 5:23 AM EST

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You saved the flood! 10 Points Found Pop-Tart's copy of Flash

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Pop-Tart Clock's lost his copy of Flash, and it's the last day of the Fourth Annual Flash Flood! Can you help him find it before it's too late?




Thiiiiiiiiiis might be my first multi-sentence description all month. SIT DOWN AND I'LL TELL YE A TALE:

So, this started off as a homage to an old Amstrad CPC game called Bored of the Rings. I started this almost right after I became a Clock, and wanted to have it finished to celebrate the publishing of Fergus McNeill's first novel, Eye Contact. McNeill is the guy who made a lot of old interactive fiction games, but I only ever played BotR.

ANYWAY, everybody thought a LotR clockflash was a bad idea. I mean -everybody-. Oh well, screw them. I'll make it anyway. I start talking to my artist friend (the top half of the Flash was meant to show where you were, who/what was there, and simple animations), he says it's a good idea and says he'll help with the character drawings. IN FACT, he does five AMAZING drawings in under five minutes, and assures me he can draw many more also in under five minutes. Well, I ask for more, but he's busy. The next month, busy. The month after that, still can't find five minutes. Mention that, he gets angry, then feels bad and says he'll make them during Christmas vacation. DURING CHRISTMAS VACATION he forgot. He's busy again.

So yeah. Sorry Mister McNeill. Your story was cool, and WOW you sure can convey frustration and anger in just a few short words, but that might just come with being Scottish. I'll be buying the next two, but definitely won't be making any texty-games to celebrate them... at least, not any with graphics.

(wow that makes it sound like the artist's fault. Niet, I was just already pretty discouraged to begin with, the CC usually eggs you on for anything, then that happened and I just stopped giving a shit about it. I might make a 2D RPG out of it, some day. I still have the maps I drew)



Rated 0 / 5 stars

The game is not very good, only thing you do is write, there's no music and no sounds.
Try better next time.
Also you spelt "Play" wrong

PhantomCat responds:

I spelled it like that because that's how it's spelt


Rated 4 / 5 stars

That was actually fun. The text commands were a bit confusing at first though, and not all of them can be used in all places, but just talking to the people give good clues on where and who to look and talk with/at. It was a quick adventure. This script could probably be developed into some real story, and if you do, might be better with even shorter commands, and names, lmao, make it easier to type them in. :) Nice work!


PhantomCat responds:

I was actually basing this on the Quill, so every command and noun is actually four letters, and oodles of synonyms. Instead of typing "Talk MiracleFruitClock" you could just say "yo m" or "n" for "go north"

It's a genre that died for a reason.

(and now that this was three months ago and nobody will ever read this, the parser only sees two words that are four letters long. "Go North" gets sent as "GO NORT". I used Miraclefruitclock just because he has a really long name, but you really just need to type Mira)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I think its good a game

PhantomCat responds:

Well you are wrong but vote five on your way out


Rated 3 / 5 stars

u should have the flash hidden in a differnt place each time. this is an ok short game

PhantomCat responds:

It is, you're just really unlucky and it keeps spawning in the same place for you.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

i actually found this game pretty interesting and fun. way to go.

PhantomCat responds:

I'm telling mom