Alabaster

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Fantasy
Fantasy
One-room
One-room
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XYZZY Awards 2009
Best Writing, Best Individual NPC
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XYZZY Awards 2009
Finalist - Best Use of Medium
Alabaster
Cover art
Author(s) John Cater, Rob Dubbin, Eric Eve, Elizabeth Heller, Jayzee, Kazuki Mishima, Sarah Morayati, Mark Musante, Emily Short, Adam Thornton, and Ziv Wities
Publisher(s) n/a
Release date(s) 05-Jun-2009
Authoring system Inform 7
Platform(s) Glulx
Language(s) English
License(s) Creative Commons
Multimedia
Color effects none
Graphics optional
Sound/Music none
Ratings
Cruelty scale Merciful

How It Begins

The Queen has told you to return with her heart in a box. Snow White has made you promise to make other arrangements. Now that you're alone in the forest, it's hard to know which of the two women to trust. The Queen is certainly a witch -- but her stepdaughter may be something even more horrible...

Notable Features

  • There are some eighteen possible endings to this fairy tale. Some of them are even almost happy.
  • The result of an experiment in open authorship. Emily Short wrote and released the introduction to the story; other authors then contributed conversation text. Afterward, the game received further editing to improve continuity and add endings.

Versions

Release 1

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Spoilers

Fractured Fairy Tales series by Emily Short
Bronze
(2006)
Glass
(2006)
Alabaster
(2009)
Indigo
(2011)