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Latest revision as of 21:14, 26 December 2016

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IF Comp 2009
21st of 24
Gleaming the Verb
Author(s) Kevin Jackson-Mead
Publisher(s) n/a
Release date(s) 01-Oct-2009
Authoring system Inform 7
Platform(s) Z-code
Language(s) English
License(s) Freeware
Multimedia
Color effects none
Graphics none
Sound/Music none
Ratings
Cruelty scale Cruelty to be determined

How It Begins

You might be anyone, naked, and carrying nothing. You inexplicably find yourself in a featureless cubical room of glowing beige plastic containing nothing whatsoever except yourself and a metal cube. A synthetic voice instructs you to READ THE CUBE.

Notable Features

  • Wordplay. Based on cryptic clues, the player must determine which verbs are useful for manipulating the cube.
  • Barely interactive. The player can do nothing but guess the verb; the environment cannot be explored or otherwise interacted with.
  • Barely fiction. The premise serves only to isolate the PC with a single object, the cube. The story is not followed up on.

Trivia and Comments

  • The title is a homage to the movie Gleaming the Cube (see imdb, Wikipedia). According to the Wikipedia article, the titular phrase is meaningless.

Versions

Release 1

Links

General info

Reviews

Spoilers