Shockingly, the How Long to Beat website does not, in fact, have an entry for a parser-based text adventure published in 2001 (online play link). However, spurred by the recent Mystery Game Tournament finals – although they’d probably not admit a text game – my curiosity has been piqued. Would anyone who’s not played this be willing to give it a go For Science and record how long it takes you to get to zero glauds (being tracked in the top right-hand corner)? It’s not quite finishing the game, but quite close to it.
For Science TM:
0. Goal is to reach zero glauds
- Done preferably without looking things up about this specific game – here is an intro-to-parser-games cheatsheet if you’re completely new to the medium/genre
- If you use the hints, could you note which ones?
- If it’s taking more than like an hour please don’t feel beholden to keep throwing time at it, I would just as much appreciate knowing how far you’ve gotten in that time?
…I think that’s all. Except that I would be absolutely delighted if anyone at all gave this a go, for the sake of this curiosity of mine Also, if anyone who has played The Gostak still remembers how long it took them to complete the game their first time, I would be very interested in that as well! Thank you for your forbearance!