when if-thens become a game
April 24, 2004 4:46 PM   Subscribe

what is it about web games? they start as if-thens and then they become alive. i've been following this game for a while; just out of beta now, free to play. any other games of this sort out there? (perhaps not detective, but same click-per-page web app style)
posted by folktrash (10 comments total)
Went through two cases. I wish there was some kind of primer on what to do. Apparently all you have to do is see whose alibi doesn't match up and just interrogate a lot of people. Of course I'm sure it gets more complicated as cases go on.

Still really, really interesting... there aren't many detective style games out there.
posted by geoff. at 5:11 PM on April 24, 2004

So how do you form agencies? Because obviously there should be a MeFi agency.
posted by kenko at 5:20 PM on April 24, 2004

Hmmm. In the Sleuth Universe, it would appear that most "best friends" despise each other.
posted by Galvatron at 5:31 PM on April 24, 2004

The Case of the Cryptic Error Message When I Try To Make an Account...

Remains unsolved.
posted by Hildago at 5:45 PM on April 24, 2004

we're prolly mefi-bombing it.
posted by folktrash at 5:47 PM on April 24, 2004

Wait a minute.. the shoes were underneath the bed in the first photo, but they were beside the bed in the second photo..

I've got it!

You can't use FireFox!
posted by Hildago at 5:48 PM on April 24, 2004

No, wait, it's just being hammered.
posted by Hildago at 5:49 PM on April 24, 2004

how did you know i was hammerred? i accuse you!
posted by folktrash at 6:10 PM on April 24, 2004

Kingdom Of Loathing. Rock On.
posted by slacy at 7:47 PM on April 24, 2004

agreed on the Kingdom of Loathing, and Sleuth is fun too. I love these games, independant, creative, fun! One day I hope to have a fancy cell phone with browser so I can play these on the commute.
posted by joecacti at 9:00 AM on April 26, 2004

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