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Text Adventure Playthrough #9: Slouching Towards Bedlam

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Thanks everyone. It was a pleasure. And I suppose there’s one last action we can make:

>credits
(original 2003 release)
SLOUCHING TOWARDS BEDLAM
Concept, design, and writing by: Star C. Foster and Daniel Ravipinto
Code by Daniel Ravipinto

This game was written using the Inform programming language, created by Graham Nelson. Inform’s web page can be found at http://www.inform-fiction.org/. Inform, TADS, and other tools for creating interactive-fiction can be found at the Interactive Fiction Archive at http://www.ifarchive.org or at one of its many mirrors.

Beta-Testers: Jim “Jesus” Genzano, Steve Evans, and Amy McClenahan

Special Thanks For Putting Up With Random Insane Ramblings: Neil McGarry and Emmett Plant

(2013 rerelease)
IN MEMORY OF STAR C. FOSTER (1973 - 2006)

Reimplementation in Inform 7: Daniel Ravipinto

Testing and Feedback: Ori Avtalion

Special Thanks - Now, as Always: Neil McGarry

And as our credits scroll slowly, it seems appropriate to have this playing in the background:


Writers:

Star C. Foster (RIP 1973-2006)


Daniel Ravipinto

     
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Vegetable Party - 13 April 2021 10:57 AM

I really liked all of the individual contributions, everyone had a different style and approach. We also worked together quite well. TimovieMan, Pegbiter, Karlok and Luhr28, thanks for playing this game with me. I laughed, I was fascinated and occasionally horrified.

Luhr28, thanks for taking the lead! I like your style.

Karlok, thank you for convincing me to join this playthrough. Smile

“Slouching Towards Bedlam” was an interesting experience. I liked it’s pace and most of the writing. Some characters and experiences suggested an entire layer of intrigue behind this story, but in the end it was mostly referential. To be fair, those references were quite interesting.

The violence, though. I couldn’t stomach reading most of it in one go. It was shocking. And realistic. Which made the responses of the victims.. terrifying.

In the end, the real Yeats and his affiliations were more interesting than the Cypherists in the game. But the game’s style and intrigue had me looking up the phenomena it hinted at: that’s a pretty cool feat.

Playing this game with you also had me looking up “Ceremony of Innocence”, which is a bonus.

Thanks for playing! Maybe you can host the next one!
One of these maybe?
Filbert and the Broccoli Escape
Kasi Doesn’t like Vegetables

     
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Star Foster looks far too nice to have authored such a dark horror game.

@VegetableParty (a mouthful… can I call you Veggie or Veg?): You can probably play Ceremony of Innocence on Win95 in DOSbox.

     

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Well, co-authored. Maybe we can attribute all the horror bits to her co-writer.

     
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TimovieMan looks like a really nice guy and he had us going on a killing spree!

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@Karlok: ha.. Veggie or Veg is fine!

     
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Oh, believe me, we all knew that about Timovieman Naughty

     
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Luhr28 - 14 April 2021 04:14 AM

Oh, believe me, we all knew that about Timovieman Naughty

Oh yes, playing adventures together is very revealing. The things I now know about you!

     

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I was just continuing on Cleve’s idea… Innocent



What I do in works of fiction and what I do in real life are fortunately two VERY different things… Grin

     

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Luhr28 - 13 April 2021 09:10 PM

Thanks for playing! Maybe you can host the next one!
One of these maybe?
Filbert and the Broccoli Escape
Kasi Doesn’t like Vegetables

Are you asking me to read you one of these books? Or to tell you to eat your greens? Wink

I’ll consider hosting a playthrough in the future. I want to get back to “Spider and Web” first. Once I have a bit more experience, I might give it a go.

@TimovieMan: A comforting thought. Grin

     
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Vegetable Party - 14 April 2021 10:04 AM
Luhr28 - 13 April 2021 09:10 PM

Thanks for playing! Maybe you can host the next one!
One of these maybe?
Filbert and the Broccoli Escape
Kasi Doesn’t like Vegetables

Are you asking me to read you one of these books? Or to tell you to eat your greens? Wink

After the intensity and darkness of the last game, I think we would all agree that a bedtime story about vegetables (and read by one!) would be a welcome distraction Cool

But yes, do finish Spider and Web, it’s a classic Thumbs Up

     
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I’m currently playing The Wizard Sniffer, as a pig. Funny game and I needed that after Bedlam.

     

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