Many people told me that the text adventure section of Frog Fractions made them realize that they might actually enjoy playing text adventures. That was possible in part because I made that minigame with love of the medium and understanding of what makes it worthwhile.
Stories Untold doesn't give a shit about the culture it's skimming tropes from. The developers just saw Stranger Things and asked "what else is from the 80s??"
@mogwai_poet I only played The House Abandon (it's uhh unusually GPU-intensive for a text adventure) and it seemed like a one-off built around the spooky presentation, with the textgame parts just being kind of a vehicle for that
@mogwai_poet it seemed to get incredibly good press coverage, I think on the understanding that it was kind of a mood piece rather than An Actual Zork
@aeonofdiscord Yeah the point is clearly the metagame stuff but you still have to *play* it
@mogwai_poet yeah agreed, could've used some work on the fundamentals
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