|Author(s)||Joel Ray Holveck|
|Authoring system||Inform 6.30|
|License(s)||Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License|
How It Begins
You are Jacques, a cat who is also a detective in the San Francisco Bay Area. Your partner is Ralph, a ferret. You are wearing a trenchcoat and fedora, and carrying an empty gun. Your somewhat grubby Sunnydale office not only has a desk and a rotary phone, but also a hydraulic ram pump, a tire-balancing machine, and a platypus cleaner. (There was also a TV, but Ralph just threw it out the window.)
It's not immediately obvious what to do first, but some exploring will reveal that you're not going to get very far until you replace a missing tire on your Oldsmobile Delta 88, which is parked outside the office.
- Largely inspired by LucasArts' Sam & Max Hit The Road and the "Sam & Max" comics.
- There is a WINNING command which the player can use to make sure the game is still winnable.
- Flat Feet (Joel Ray Holveck; 31-Mar-2005; Z-code).
- Beta-testing by Samson de Jager, Scott Talafuse, Reese Warner, and three anonymous testers.
- Version info: Release 1 / Serial number 050313 / Inform v6.30 Library 6/11 S
- IFID: ZCODE-1-050313-BB59
IFID links: IFDB
- Spring Thing 2005: 4th place of 6 games.
- XYZZY Awards 2005: Finalist for Best Individual PC (Jacques), Best Individual NPC (Ralph), and Best NPCs.
- Download flatfeet.zip from the IF Archive
- Files in the zip file include:
- flatfeet.z8 (the story file).
- walkcmds.txt (commands only walkthrough) and walkthru.txt (complete transcript).
- A src directory containing 16 .inf Inform source code files, plus ChangeLog.
- License: All the files (story file, walkthrus, and source code) are licensed as a complete set under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License. The author does not want the game or story corrupted. If someone wants to reuse some of the game's code in their games, he or she must contact the author for permission. If and only if all reasonable attempts to contact the author fail, then users are granted a usage under a more restrictive GNU General Public License. (Details of this license agreement are accessible in the story file.)
- Flat Feet (archived) - at Baf's Guide
- Flat Feet - at IFDB.
- Flat Feet - at ifwizz interactive fiction (in German).
- Flat Feet - at IF Ratings
- Review by Neil Butters for SPAG #42.
- Review by Dan Shiovitz.
- Review by Emily Short.