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 Post subject: Re: Fictional IF games
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:09 am 
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When the OP mentioned SCP-2527, I was reminded of SCP-687, AKA Noir.
Basically it's a vintage IF game for the C64 (with a very, very good parser) that takes place between 1923 and 1942.
To cut a long story short, let's just say your actions within the game have repercussions in real life.
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For example, a D class was instructed to place a classified ad in the ██████████ Gazette reading “Dr. ██████ is a loser.” Shortly thereafter, an archived copy of the gazette is found, including said ad.

By far one of my favorite SCP's.


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 Post subject: Re: Fictional IF games
PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:31 pm 
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Jonathan Lethem wrote a short story called "The Happy Man" where a father and son are creating an interactive fiction game (using an unspecified development system) based on the father's dreams of a psychological hellscape. It's quite good. Published in the 1996 collection The Wall in the Sky, the Wall of the Sky.


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 Post subject: Re: Fictional IF games
PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:25 pm 
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Quite interesting.


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 Post subject: Re: Fictional IF games
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:05 am 
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I'm reminded of this exchange from the Red Dwarf episode Terrorform, from season 5:

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CAT: So what's the problem? Hey, you OK? You look tense.
LISTER: (Typing) > HELP
> Something is crawling up my leg. I think it's a taranshula
CAT: You're playing that dumb adventure game.
LISTER: > It's in my boxers. It's making a nest
CAT: Then buy a potion from Gandalf, the master wizard. That's what I
usually do.
LISTER: > I'm SERIOUS.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:16 am 
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That's awesome. I love me some Red Dwarf.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:54 pm 
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I must have seen that episode half a dozen times, but I never noticed the positive vision of a future where, in a world of total immersion videogames and artificial reality suites, console-based text adventures still exist.

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