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{{game infobox|title=Earl Grey|image=|author=[[Rob Dubbin]] and [[Adam Parrish]]|publisher=n/a|released=01-Oct-2009|authsystem=[[Inform 6]]|platform=[[Glulx]]|language=English|license=Freeware|color=none|graphics=none|sound=none|cruelty=TBD}}
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{{game infobox|title=Earl Grey|image=|author=[[Rob Dubbin]] and [[Allison Parrish]]|publisher=n/a|released=01-Oct-2009|authsystem=[[Inform 6]]|platform=[[Glulx]]|language=English|license=Freeware|color=none|graphics=none|sound=none|cruelty=Merciful}}
  
 
==How It Begins==
 
==How It Begins==
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You have arrived at a secret garden for the biggest tea party of the year. Under the canopy, you can
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see an exquisite porcelain tea service and a monk named Eaves. You can also see the flowers and fragrant plants of the garden, and a cobblestone roadway to the town below.
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You should talk to Eaves and thank him for inviting you. It's going to be a lovely day!
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==Notable Features==
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* [[Wordplay]]. The main gimmick is that the player has the ability to KNOCK a letter out of a word. The knocked letter, which is held in a runebag, may then be CAST back into that word or possibly another word.
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* The game begins with a [[tutorial]] style of play, so the player becomes familiar with how the wordplay works.
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* An internal monologue pane at the bottom of the screen, below the [[prompt]], lets the player see what the [[player character]] is thinking as events occur.
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* Several standard [[command]]s have been disabled, possibly to minimize the amount of text that can potentially be altered by the wordplay commands.
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* [[Conversation]] uses the [[talk to|TALK TO]] model rather than [[ask-tell|ASK-TELL]] or [[menu]]s.
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* The game cannot be put into an [[unwinnable]] situation. If the [[player character]] dies or something essential is lost, the game will either automatically reset the game world back a bit so the tragedy did not occur, or restore essential items so that the player may try a different strategy.
  
 
==Versions==
 
==Versions==
 
===Release 1===
 
===Release 1===
* ''Earl Grey'' ([[Rob Dubbin]] and [[Adam Parrish]]; 01-Oct-2009; [[Glulx]]).
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* ''Earl Grey'' ([[Rob Dubbin]] and [[Allison Parrish]]; 01-Oct-2009; [[Glulx]]).
 
** Release 1 / Serial number 090930 / Inform v6.31 Library 6/11
 
** Release 1 / Serial number 090930 / Inform v6.31 Library 6/11
 
** {{babel|ifid=GLULX-1-090930-9A77AD43}}
 
** {{babel|ifid=GLULX-1-090930-9A77AD43}}
** [[IF Comp 2009]]: xth place of 24 entries.
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** [[IF Comp 2009]]: 5th place of 24 entries.
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** [[XYZZY Awards 2009]]: Winner of Best Puzzles.
 
** {{ifarchive|games/competition2009/glulx/earlgrey/|earlgrey.ulx}}
 
** {{ifarchive|games/competition2009/glulx/earlgrey/|earlgrey.ulx}}
  
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* {{baf game|Earl Grey|3200}}.
 
* {{baf game|Earl Grey|3200}}.
 
* {{ifdb game|Earl Grey|wznex7prhy59rg}}.
 
* {{ifdb game|Earl Grey|wznex7prhy59rg}}.
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* {{ifwizz|Earl Grey|earl-grey-(2009-us)}}.
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===Reviews===
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* [http://maga-dogg.livejournal.com/352068.html Review] by [[Sam Kabo Ashwell]].
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* [http://www.intfiction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4359#p4359 Review] by [[Renee Choba]].
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* [http://onewetsneaker.wordpress.com/2009/10/06/earl-grey-review/ Review] by [[Conrad]].
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* [http://www.infodarkness.com/if/earlgrey.html Review] by [[Dark Star]].
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* [http://anothermrlizard.wordpress.com/2009/11/03/if-earl-grey/ Review] by [[Ben Dixon]].
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* [http://runnerchild.livejournal.com/184722.html Review] by [[Elizabeth]] (runnerchild).
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* [http://gruelove.wordpress.com/2009/10/26/if-comp-2009-earl-grey/ Review] by [[Shane Fitzgerald-Gale]].
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* [http://www.bubblycloud.com/ifcomp2009/#eg Review] by [[David Fletcher]].
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* [http://jeremyfreese.wordpress.com/2009/10/04/ifcomp-2009-earl-grey/ Review] by [[Jeremy Freese]].
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* [http://islemaster.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/ifcomp-2009/#EarlGrey Review] by [[FrozenIsles Productions]].
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* [http://gamingphilosopher.blogspot.com/2009/10/if-competition-earl-grey.html Review] by [[Victor Gijsbers]].
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* {{link|url=http://www.octopusoverlords.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1463912#p1463912|archive=|Review}} by [[Hipolito]].
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* [http://www.ricordius.com/others/ifcomp09/earlgrey.htm Review] by [[Christopher Huang]].
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* [http://ifdb.tads.org/viewgame?id=wznex7prhy59rg&review=9181 Review] by [[JonathanCR]] - at [[IFDB]].
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* [http://houseinrlyeh.blogspot.com/2009/10/short-thoughts-on-if-comp-2009-games-ii.html Review] by [[Denis Klotz]].
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* [http://forum.ifiction.ru/viewtopic.php?pid=16169#p16169 Review (in Russian)] and {{dead link|url=http://www.wurb.com/if/game/3200|archive=http://web.archive.org/web/20120313073416/http://www.wurb.com/if/game/3200|Baf's Guide review}} by [[Valentine Kopteltsev]] (uux).
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* [http://second-truth.blogspot.com/2009/10/if-comp-2009-earl-gry.html Review] by [[Amanda Lange]].
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* [http://ifdb.tads.org/viewgame?id=wznex7prhy59rg&review=9047 Review] by [[Felix Larsson]] - at [[IFDB]].
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* [http://yhlee.livejournal.com/1595020.html Review] by [[Yoon Ha Lee]].
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* [http://nitku.net/blog/2009/11/ifcomp-2009-review-earl-grey-by-rob-dubbin-and-adam-parrish/ Review] by [[Juhana Leinonen]].
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* [http://www.sparkynet.com/spag/backissues/spag56.html#earl Review] by [[Jimmy Maher]] - in [[SPAG]].
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* [http://mcmartin.livejournal.com/119154.html Review] by [[Michael Martin]].
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* [http://expr-i0.net/meme/?p=27 Review] by [[memegarden]].
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* [http://www.the-wabe.com/if-comp-2009/#earlgrey Review] by [[Rob Menke]].
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* [http://www.intfiction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4343#p4343 Review] by [[George Oliver]].
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* [http://www.superdoomedplanet.com/blog/?p=372 Review] by [[Wesley Osam]].
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* [http://gpenrose.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/earl-grey/ Review] by [[George Penrose]].
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* [http://pissylittlesausages.wordpress.com/2009/10/22/if-comp-09-rob-dubbin-adam-parrishs-earl-grey/ Review] by [[Jenni Polodna]].
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* [http://newlin.wordpress.com/2009/11/14/if-comp-09-earl-grey/ Review] by [[George Shannon]].
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* [http://inky.org/if/comp09.html#earlgrey Review] by [[Dan Shiovitz]].
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* [http://emshort.wordpress.com/2009/10/06/if-comp-2009-earl-grey/ Review] by [[Emily Short]].
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* [http://www.intfiction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4156#p4156 Review] by [[Mike Snyder]].
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* [http://ifdb.tads.org/viewgame?id=wznex7prhy59rg&review=9386 Review] by [[TempestDash]] - at [[IFDB]].
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* [http://proactiveapathy.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/if-2009-earl-grey/ Review] by [[tenjouutena]].
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* [http://saucersofmud.wordpress.com/2009/10/22/ifcomp-review-earl-grey/ Review] by [[Matt Weiner]].
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* [http://bishopsreviews.livejournal.com/105088.html Review] by [[Jake Wildstrom]].
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* [http://rxpi.wordpress.com/2009/11/03/ifcomp-2009/ Review] by [[Daniel Wilson]].
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* [http://forum.ifiction.ru/viewtopic.php?pid=16084#p16084 Review (in Russian)] by [[yandexx]].
  
 
===Spoilers===
 
===Spoilers===
 
* {{ifarchive|games/competition2009/glulx/earlgrey/|earlgrey_walkthrough.txt}}. Walkthrough by the author.
 
* {{ifarchive|games/competition2009/glulx/earlgrey/|earlgrey_walkthrough.txt}}. Walkthrough by the author.
  
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[[Category:Works]] [[Category:Works in 2009]] [[Category:Co-written works]] [[Category:Glulx works]] [[Category:IF Comp works]] [[Category:Inform 6 works]] [[Category:XYZZY Award winning works]]
 
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[[Category:Games]] [[Category:Games in 2009]] [[Category:Co-written games]] [[Category:Glulx games]] [[Category:IF Comp games]] [[Category:Inform 6 games]]
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Latest revision as of 20:41, 16 January 2017

Fantasy
Fantasy
Surreal
Surreal
Crazy quilt
Crazy quilt
Green IF comp ribbon.png
IF Comp 2009
5th of 24
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XYZZY Awards 2009
Best Puzzles
Earl Grey
Author(s) Rob Dubbin and Allison Parrish
Publisher(s) n/a
Release date(s) 01-Oct-2009
Authoring system Inform 6
Platform(s) Glulx
Language(s) English
License(s) Freeware
Multimedia
Color effects none
Graphics none
Sound/Music none
Ratings
Cruelty scale Merciful

How It Begins

You have arrived at a secret garden for the biggest tea party of the year. Under the canopy, you can see an exquisite porcelain tea service and a monk named Eaves. You can also see the flowers and fragrant plants of the garden, and a cobblestone roadway to the town below.

You should talk to Eaves and thank him for inviting you. It's going to be a lovely day!

Notable Features

  • Wordplay. The main gimmick is that the player has the ability to KNOCK a letter out of a word. The knocked letter, which is held in a runebag, may then be CAST back into that word or possibly another word.
  • The game begins with a tutorial style of play, so the player becomes familiar with how the wordplay works.
  • An internal monologue pane at the bottom of the screen, below the prompt, lets the player see what the player character is thinking as events occur.
  • Several standard commands have been disabled, possibly to minimize the amount of text that can potentially be altered by the wordplay commands.
  • Conversation uses the TALK TO model rather than ASK-TELL or menus.
  • The game cannot be put into an unwinnable situation. If the player character dies or something essential is lost, the game will either automatically reset the game world back a bit so the tragedy did not occur, or restore essential items so that the player may try a different strategy.

Versions

Release 1

Links

General info

Reviews

Spoilers