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ir/rational Redux

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Jul 8, 2012 | 6:59 AM EDT

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UPDATE 4 (8th September 2012): IR/RATIONAL INVESTIGATOR ANNOUNCED! /sharedfiles/filedetails/

UPDATE 3: ir/rational has made the front page with 45,000 plays in under a week! Thank you everyone - and keep your eyes peeled for announcements in the coming months!

UPDATE 2: Walkthrough available here: /2012/07/irrational-walkt hrough.html

UPDATE 1: Made 10,000 views and the Popular Games list in 24 hours! Thanks to everyone who's played!

Argue the toss in a twisted tale of logic...

In ir/rational you complete, create and discredit arguments by selecting propositions and filling in the blanks. It's a puzzle game based on propositional logic, and a graphic adventure all in one - only here you don't so much need to escape the room as prove why you'd even want to.

- Unique, language-based argument system: formulate logical proofs to progress through the game

- Dark philosophical comedy by Tom Jubert, writer of Penumbra, Driver: San Francisco and FTL.

- 10 screens and roughly half an hour of intelligent, challenging and inventive gameplay

- Musical score by award-winning composer Mikko Tarmia

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My narrative design blog, Plot is Gameplay's Bitch:

- Click to progress story
- Complete the arguments by selecting options from the drop-down menus

NB Some systems don't display all the dropdown options at once, and you have to use the arrow keys to scroll.

If you can't see the right answer, chances are you can resolve the problem with the arrow keys. Hope it's not dampened your enthusiasm!



Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

Can't zoom out, can't play the game. Please fix right click, it's a pain in the ass to not see the whole words.


Rated 0 / 5 stars

Sucks because at the start it just freezes and nothing happens. Absolutely nothing...


Rated 0 / 5 stars

I feel like such an idiot, that I'm crying.

I don't get any of these, and I feel so stupid.


Rated 0 / 5 stars

I do not see why people like this game so much at all. It was not fun for me at all.


Rated 0 / 5 stars

That was...interesting. In all honesty I'm not sure how I feel about it. The puzzles were difficult and a real work-through, impossible at first glance, and then they started to make sense...Thing is, though, it feels very incomplete. For something so story-driven with such deep thought as a core mechanic, it seems as though something very essential is missing. It's esoteric and fascinating, and I wanted answers, an explanation for just what's going on. I know it's a thought experiment, just a...I don't want to call it a /toy.../ What do I even call this? Jesus. I can't rate it fairly because I don't really know what it is-- I've never seen or experienced something so purely alien. I...I think it was brilliant? I think? The gameplay...worked. I do I even /rate/ this? It's no stars because I genuinely don't know what to put.

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