Tragedy strikes at the XYZZY awards!

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Comedy
Comedy
One-room
One-room
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Speed-IF XYZZY
Participant
Tragedy strikes at the XYZZY awards!
Author(s) Adam Biltcliffe
Publisher(s) n/a
Release date(s) 2001
Authoring system Inform 6
Platform(s) Z-code 5
Language(s) English
License(s) Freeware
Multimedia
Color effects none
Graphics none
Sound/Music none
Ratings
Cruelty scale Cruelty to be determined

How It Begins

The prologue is a log from ifMUD, where the author, as jwalrus, explains his progress coding a speed-if game. Cut to the game:

You are backstage, no, under the stage at the XYZZY Awards when Eileen pops her head through the trapdoor above you and asks you to find the Best Game trophy quick and throw it at the trapdoor so the trophy can be awarded.

Notable Features

  • Several ifMUD regulars are referenced in this game. Eileen Mullin also makes a cameo appearance. The dragon furnace is borrowed from Metamorphoses (Emily Short; 2000; Z-code).
  • No attempt to establish mimesis. The author frequently makes conversational asides in first-person.

Versions

Release 1

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