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What do we do?

Ask what we did last night
0 (0%)
Ask who she is
1 (11.1%)
Ask is she likes the food
4 (44.4%)
Ask what the map on the wall is for
4 (44.4%)

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Offline Quantum Burrito

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The mystery game
« on: January 21, 2006, 06:31:53 am »
Right, I saw all these forum games, and decided that they look fun, so here's my attempt!

The basic premise is that you know nothing; although at first it is pure guesswork, later you will be able to start to figure out what is going on; I'll try not to give everything away, as when there's no mystery left, theres no game left  :)

Right, here we go...

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We are lying on the cold floor, after just waking up; our eyesight is blurry, and there are some muffled sounds.

What do we do?
A: Stand up
B: Try to make out sounds
C: Try to focus our vision
D: Shut our eyes and play dead


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I'll come back in a few hours, I might have to leave this a little longer if it fails to gather momentum fast enough though.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2006, 06:55:40 am by Quantum Burrito »


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Re: The mystery game
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2006, 06:34:02 am »
Input> Turn on light

- you cant turn on the light if youre lieing down

> stand up

- its too dark to do that

> look dark

- dont be stupid you cant do that

oh, wait. Lets stand up...
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Re: The mystery game
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2006, 06:52:23 am »
B WE should know what awaits us
OK, both of you die and let us know what happens.

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Re: The mystery game
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2006, 06:54:37 am »
It's a fair cop, guv.

PS, can you please vote on the poll? It makes counting up much easier ;D
« Last Edit: January 21, 2006, 10:33:48 am by Quantum Burrito »
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tl;dr. But with all those shiny symbols and numbers it's probably awsome.

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Re: The mystery game
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2006, 10:34:33 am »
(moved into a new reply so everyone sees the topic has been upated)

The results are in!

Stand up: 1
Try to make out sounds: 1
Try to focus your vision: 3
Shut your eyes and play dead: 0

Okay;

With great effort, and a lot of stabbing pain, we manage to focus our eyes; everything is bright, there are flecks of white flitting past.
eye damage? No, its cold... Must be snow... are we outside? Where exactly are we? We are not given much time to ponder these questions, before a human form becomes visible in the distance, muttering to thierself, holding something. We feel around; there is some sort of recess behind us...

What should we do?
 A: Crawl into the recess
 B: Stand up, Signal the stranger
 C: Shut our eyes and play dead
 D: Wait, think up more options
Quote from: The Will
In a movie, one can always pull back and condemn the character or the artist ... But in playing a game ... we can be encouraged to examine our own values by seeing how we behave within virtual space.
tl;dr. But with all those shiny symbols and numbers it's probably awsome.

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Re: The mystery game
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2006, 01:30:00 am »
Hide, gotta find weapon...

Erm, it's cold.  Are we wearing clothes?

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Re: The mystery game
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2006, 01:46:40 am »
Play dead. If they're hostile then they will hopefully leave you for dead or if they're friendly they'll check you out.
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Re: The mystery game
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2006, 02:39:40 am »
Play dead. If they're hostile then they will hopefully leave you for dead or if they're friendly they'll check you out.

Or put a bullet in our head.

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Re: The mystery game
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2006, 03:10:14 am »
There's a 2-way tie between crawl and play dead; I'll wait a couple of hours for someone to break the tie, then I'm tossing a coin.

PS sorry about the double play dead thing, bit of a screw up whilst making the poll
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Re: The mystery game
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2006, 03:36:17 am »
Play dead. If they're hostile then they will hopefully leave you for dead or if they're friendly they'll check you out.

Or put a bullet in our head.

there is that small danger of course! ;)
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Re: The mystery game
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2006, 05:13:25 am »
A hes probably harmful
OK, both of you die and let us know what happens.

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Re: The mystery game
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2006, 05:28:05 am »
The results are in!

Crawl into the recess: 3
Stand up, Signal the stranger: 1
Shut your eyes and play dead: 2
Wait, think up more options: 1

While the person is still in the distance, we begin franticly scrabbling toward the recess, arousing the attention of the stranger; thiey start running over, waving what is now recognisable as a gun; We get into the reess when they are just 10 feet away. The problem of our whether or not the recess is bulletproof does not have time to cross our mind before something grabs our ankle!

So, what should we do?

A: Attempt to break free
B: Allow ourselves to be dragged out, then surrender
C: Allow ourselves to be dragged out, then attempt to grab the gun
D: Try to kick the person with our other foot
« Last Edit: January 24, 2006, 01:33:21 pm by Quantum Burrito »
Quote from: The Will
In a movie, one can always pull back and condemn the character or the artist ... But in playing a game ... we can be encouraged to examine our own values by seeing how we behave within virtual space.
tl;dr. But with all those shiny symbols and numbers it's probably awsome.

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Re: The mystery game
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2006, 02:48:56 pm »
Kick with other foot.  Sometimes, violence is the answer.

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Re: The mystery game
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2006, 02:55:27 pm »
C: That's what Bo and Luke would do. And they never died once.

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Re: The mystery game
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2006, 04:21:40 pm »
The results are in!
Attempt to break free: 0
Allow ourselves to be dragged out, then surrender: 1
Allow ourselves to be dragged out, then attempt to grab the gun: 2
Try to kick the person with our other foot:3


We make a split-second decision, and attempt to kick the person with our other foot, taking a sharp jab at where we think their stomach should be; there is a cracking noise, as the blow lands a few inches above target; she collapses backwards onto the floor, gasping for breath and bleeding, and drops the gun. We pick up the gun.


So, what should we do?

A: Point gun at her, demand ansers
B: Shoot her
C: Disarm gun, throw it away, then ask what is going on
D: Run away
Quote from: The Will
In a movie, one can always pull back and condemn the character or the artist ... But in playing a game ... we can be encouraged to examine our own values by seeing how we behave within virtual space.
tl;dr. But with all those shiny symbols and numbers it's probably awsome.