IF Comp 2015: The Sueno (Marshal Tenner Winter)

The 21st annual Interactive Fiction Competition is currently on, through mid-November. Voting is open to the general public; the only prerequisite is that you not be an author, not vote on games that you tested, and submit votes on at least five games. (You emphatically do not have to have played them all! In a year with 55 entrants, it is very unlikely that most judges will get through anywhere near all of them.)

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CoverThe Sueno is a parser puzzle adventure set mostly within a dreamscape. I played to a winning ending within the two hour period, though I made some use of the walkthrough in order to accomplish that. I don’t think there are other winning endings available. I should add the caveat that the backstory involves a misleading/inaccurate portrayal of a misunderstood mental illness. This is not the main point of the game (and indeed I didn’t run into it until quite late), but it is there.

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