Nine-tenths of the Law

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Fantasy
Fantasy
Wilderness
Wilderness
Under­ground
Under­ground
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IntroComp 2008
Participant
Nine-tenths of the Law
Author(s) Jack Welch
Publisher(s) n/a
Release date(s) 21-Aug-2008
Authoring system Inform 6
Platform(s) Z-code 5
Language(s) English
License(s) Creative Commons
Multimedia
Color effects yes
Graphics none
Sound/Music none
Ratings
Cruelty scale Cruelty to be determined

How It Begins

The game begins with a title screen.

You are an anemone-like polyp -- a plant -- with a central stalk and waving fronds. You are, of course, carrying nothing, and your only companions on this lonely hilltop are a chained-up zombie and a shy rabbit. There must be something you can do to improve your situation, gain some mobility, but what?

Notable Features

  • Unusual protagonist. The polyp is very limited in what it can do, but it possesses one very unusual ability. The game's first puzzle is therefore a guess-the-verb situation. If the player fails to guess the verb or recognize the hint at the very beginning of the game, the game will eventually start to dole out hints after the player has been stuck for several turns.
  • Multiple protagonists.

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Release 112

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