Big Red Button

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Big Red Button
Author(s) Mister Nose
Publisher(s) n/a
Release date(s) 17-Jan-2010
Authoring system Inform 7
Platform(s) Z-code 5
Language(s) English
License(s) Freeware
Color effects none
Graphics none
Sound/Music none
Cruelty scale Merciful

How It Begins

You might be anyone, carrying nothing, standing in the temple of the Big Red Button. DO NOT CLICK IT.

Notable Features

  • An exercise in futility. The only action that accomplishes anything is "CLICK BUTTON", but you'll always lose points that way. There is no winning ending.
  • The two versions are nearly identical. The only difference is that the Ending Edition ends the game when 100 points have been lost, and the Everlasting Edition never ends regardless of how many points are lost until you type QUIT or close the interpreter.

Trivia and Comments

  • Nothing happens if you PUSH or PRESS the button. Only CLICK is the forbidden action.
  • A similar game in concept is Sisyphus (Theo Koutz; 2006; Z-code 8).


For all intents and purposes, both versions were released simultaneously.

Ending Edition

Everlasting Edition

  • Big Red Button (Mister Nose; 17-Jan-2010; Z-code 5).


General info