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{{game infobox|title=Midnight. Swordfight.|image=|author=[[Chandler Groover]]|publisher=TBD|released=01-Oct-2015|authsystem=[[Inform 7]]|platform=[[Glulx]]|language=English|license=TBD|color=none|graphics=none|sound=none|cruelty=Merciful}}
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{{game infobox|title=Midnight. Swordfight.|image=|author=[[Chandler Groover]]|publisher=n/a|released=01-Oct-2015|authsystem=[[Inform 7]]|platform=[[Glulx]]|language=English|license=TBD|color=none|graphics=none|sound=none|cruelty=Merciful}}
  
 
==How It Begins==
 
==How It Begins==
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You are a guest on a masquerade, who has somehow ended up involved into a duel with the countess. You are now in the palace's garden, along with the countess, your second (Ferdinand) and the countess's second (Onegin). You are carrying a playscript and a cutlass, and you are wearing a jester's motley.
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There is no chance to win this duel, but after a few deaths you are given a hint to "wake up". Once you do, you find yourself back in the past, with an opportunity to change the duel's outcome.
  
 
==Notable Features==
 
==Notable Features==
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* 25 different endings, depending on the player's actions.
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* Only a small selection of verbs is available to the player at any given time; they are listed in the "playscript" item in the inventory. Special verbs become available, depending on what costume the player character is wearing.
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* Instead of the standard compass directions, the directions available in the game are "past", "future", "clockwise" and "counter-clockwise".
  
 
==Versions==
 
==Versions==
 
===Competition version===
 
===Competition version===
 
* ''Midnight. Swordfight.'' ([[Chandler Groover]]; 01-Oct-2015; [[Glulx]]).
 
* ''Midnight. Swordfight.'' ([[Chandler Groover]]; 01-Oct-2015; [[Glulx]]).
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** Release 1 / Serial number 151019 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib 6/12N)
 
** [[IF Comp 2015]]: 3rd place of 53 entries. 1st place in the Miss Congeniality contest.
 
** [[IF Comp 2015]]: 3rd place of 53 entries. 1st place in the Miss Congeniality contest.
 
** [[XYZZY Awards 2015]]: Winner of Best Immplementation. Finalist for Best Use of Innovation, Best Game, Best NPCs, Best Individual NPC, Best Writing.
 
** [[XYZZY Awards 2015]]: Winner of Best Immplementation. Finalist for Best Use of Innovation, Best Game, Best NPCs, Best Individual NPC, Best Writing.
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===Release 2===
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* ''Midnight. Swordfight.'' ([[Chandler Groover]]; 05-Jan-2017; [[Glulx]]).
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** Release 2 / Serial number 161106 / Inform 7 build 6M62 (I6/v6.33 lib 6/12N)
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** Originally created for display at the Hand Eye Society's WordPlay 2016 showcase.
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
 
===General info===
 
===General info===
 
* {{ifdb game|Midnight. Swordfight.|2cuwjlvpybg8oaf0}}.
 
* {{ifdb game|Midnight. Swordfight.|2cuwjlvpybg8oaf0}}.
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===Reviews===
 
===Reviews===
* [http://www.oldgamesitalia.net/articoli/torniamo-lifcomp Review] - by [[Reviewer Needed]].
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* [http://www.oldgamesitalia.net/articoli/torniamo-lifcomp Review] - by [[Gwenelan]].
* [https://www.inverse.com/article/10127-playing-and-reading-through-birdland-midnight-swordfight-and-more Review] - by [[Reviewer Needed]].
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* [https://www.inverse.com/article/10127-playing-and-reading-through-birdland-midnight-swordfight-and-more Review] - by [[Emily Gaudette]].
* [https://orestesdrunk.wordpress.com/2015/10/08/if-comp-2015-midnight-swordfight-chandler-groover/ Review] - by [[Reviewer Needed]].
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* [https://orestesdrunk.wordpress.com/2015/10/08/if-comp-2015-midnight-swordfight-chandler-groover/ Review] - by [[Gabriel Murray]].
* [https://bluerenga.wordpress.com/2015/11/15/ifcomp-2015-midnight-swordfight/ Review] - by [[Reviewer Needed]].
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* [https://bluerenga.wordpress.com/2015/11/15/ifcomp-2015-midnight-swordfight/ Review] - by [[Jason Dyer]].
* [http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015/10/26/best-free-games-of-the-week-3/ Review] - by [[Reviewer Needed]].
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* [http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015/10/26/best-free-games-of-the-week-3/ Review] - by [[Brendan Caldwell]].
* [http://www.ricordius.com/others/ifcomp15/midsword.htm Review] - by [[Reviewer Needed]].
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* [http://www.ricordius.com/others/ifcomp15/midsword.htm Review] - by [[Christopher Huang]].
* [https://emshort.wordpress.com/2015/10/15/if-comp-2015-midnight-swordfight-chandler-groover/ Review] - by [[Reviewer Needed]].
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* [https://emshort.wordpress.com/2015/10/15/if-comp-2015-midnight-swordfight-chandler-groover/ Review] - by [[Emily Short]].
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===Spoilers===
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* {{ac|url=http://www.intfiction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=19234 |archive=https://web.archive.org/web/20160611013348/http://www.intfiction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=19234|Author Commentary}} on '''Midnight. Swordfight.''' and [[Taghairm]].
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IF Comp 2015
3rd of 53
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XYZZY Awards 2015
Best Implementation
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XYZZY Awards 2015
Finalist - Best Use of Innovation, Best Game, Best NPCs, Best Individual NPC, Best Writing
Midnight. Swordfight.
Author(s) Chandler Groover
Publisher(s) n/a
Release date(s) 01-Oct-2015
Authoring system Inform 7
Platform(s) Glulx
Language(s) English
License(s) TBD
Multimedia
Color effects none
Graphics none
Sound/Music none
Ratings
Cruelty scale Merciful

How It Begins

You are a guest on a masquerade, who has somehow ended up involved into a duel with the countess. You are now in the palace's garden, along with the countess, your second (Ferdinand) and the countess's second (Onegin). You are carrying a playscript and a cutlass, and you are wearing a jester's motley.

There is no chance to win this duel, but after a few deaths you are given a hint to "wake up". Once you do, you find yourself back in the past, with an opportunity to change the duel's outcome.

Notable Features

  • 25 different endings, depending on the player's actions.
  • Only a small selection of verbs is available to the player at any given time; they are listed in the "playscript" item in the inventory. Special verbs become available, depending on what costume the player character is wearing.
  • Instead of the standard compass directions, the directions available in the game are "past", "future", "clockwise" and "counter-clockwise".

Versions

Competition version

  • Midnight. Swordfight. (Chandler Groover; 01-Oct-2015; Glulx).
    • Release 1 / Serial number 151019 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib 6/12N)
    • IF Comp 2015: 3rd place of 53 entries. 1st place in the Miss Congeniality contest.
    • XYZZY Awards 2015: Winner of Best Immplementation. Finalist for Best Use of Innovation, Best Game, Best NPCs, Best Individual NPC, Best Writing.

Release 2

  • Midnight. Swordfight. (Chandler Groover; 05-Jan-2017; Glulx).
    • Release 2 / Serial number 161106 / Inform 7 build 6M62 (I6/v6.33 lib 6/12N)
    • Originally created for display at the Hand Eye Society's WordPlay 2016 showcase.

Links

General info

Reviews

Spoilers


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