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David Lees (David_lees)
Username: David_lees

Registered: 12-2011
Posted From: 2.218.168.197
Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013 - 05:02 pm:   

I was going to put this in the Games thread but really it's more of an online, interactive story. The description from rockpapershotgun.com sums it up:

"Your family seems normal enough, until one day your father decides to dig in the basement for a long, long time.

One of the creepiest text games Iíve ever played. Certainly we can accept that text is a medium conducive to atmosphere, but the use of sound and light elevates this to the jump scare fear I normally reserve for horror films.

Especially recommended for fans of Thomas Ligotti or Junji ItoĖmy fatherís long, long legs has the calm, dreamlike precision of Ligotti, and embraces the ominous imagery of Ito."

http://www.freeindiegam.es/2013/09/my-fathers-long-long-legs-michael-lutz/
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 194.32.31.1
Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013 - 05:04 pm:   

Hey, that sounds great, David!

I wonder if I can play it on my iPad?
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David Lees (David_lees)
Username: David_lees

Registered: 12-2011
Posted From: 2.218.168.197
Posted on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 - 12:19 am:   

Give it a try, it runs on a website so I'd imagine it's possible.
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.173.161.106
Posted on Friday, October 04, 2013 - 12:08 am:   

Had a quick look the other night and thought it was pretty good...
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.237.187.186
Posted on Friday, October 04, 2013 - 08:31 pm:   

Sounds interesting. I'm not really a games kinda person, but this sounds rather good. Thanks, David - I think I'll take a look some time.
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David Lees (David_lees)
Username: David_lees

Registered: 12-2011
Posted From: 2.218.168.197
Posted on Friday, October 04, 2013 - 10:03 pm:   

As I say, it's barely a game. It's really a story where you click on highlighted words to move things on, which lets the author control the pacing in an interesting way. There's no way to fail or die, you just explore every option until the climax.
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.237.187.186
Posted on Saturday, October 05, 2013 - 02:03 pm:   

Sounds a bit like those old Doctor Who books they did for kids - Create Your Own DW Adventure, or something like that. Basically, the reader was "transported" into the character of the Doctor's companion.

What a brilliant idea to do something like this online!

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