Ollie Ollie Oxen Free

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Ollie Ollie Oxen Free
Author(s) Carolyn VanEseltine
Publisher(s) n/a
Release date(s) 29-Sep-2013
Authoring system Inform 7
Platform(s) Glulx
Language(s) English
License(s) Freeware
Color effects none
Graphics none
Sound/Music none
Cruelty scale Merciful

How It Begins

There is an initial warning about violence and an age 13+ warning.

You play as Mr. Mark Ginsberg, an elementary school teacher at a military base. The game opens as an unknown assailant bombs the base (and consequently the school). At least one teacher is killed and the PC is severely injured as the students scatter in terror. Upon awakening, your goal is to locate and rescue your students.

Notable Features

Due to the PC's injuries, much of the gameplay involves ordering students around with the STUDENT, DO THING syntax.

Relatedly, this PC has inverse kleptomania - he can carry only one small object at a time, and even then only briefly.

The PC is a happily married gay man, making this game an example of incidental homosexuality.

Ollie Ollie Oxen Free has a VERBS command to provide players with a list of all verbs necessary to win the game and appropriate syntax for using them.

Trivia and Comments

The author of this game typically uses "OOxF" as an abbreviation for "Ollie Ollie Oxen Free". This is because "OOOF" looks far sillier than the game's content can justify.


Release 1


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