What are they saying!?
March 25, 2005 9:15 AM   Subscribe

TORK! For your friday flash fun, a game about...linguistics? Learn a language, have some fun. Now if only I could figure out how to work that damn oven....
posted by jearbear (31 comments total)
Go figure. Oh well. The more the merrier. The day has been quite listless here in the office.
posted by panoptican at 9:16 AM on March 25, 2005

Anyone know how I cook the vegetable?
posted by beth at 9:57 AM on March 25, 2005

Oven? I'm busy trading little * for little § thingies, so that maybe I can get a ˜. Oh wait, they're supposed to be cooked?
posted by dabitch at 10:14 AM on March 25, 2005

I say "cook" and "food (vegetable)" and my little food-vegetable thing floats away, never to be seen again. I have tried this in a couple of different rooms, to no avail.
posted by beth at 10:21 AM on March 25, 2005

Now if only I could figure out how to work that damn oven....

Anyone know how I cook the vegetable?

I'm sensing a pattern here.
posted by unsupervised at 10:48 AM on March 25, 2005

There's a big oven in one of the first rooms you're in. I cooked a veggie no problem.
posted by papercake at 10:58 AM on March 25, 2005

There's also an oven near the creatures with the flower petals.
posted by papercake at 11:07 AM on March 25, 2005

hrm....now I've healed the dude...and I have something I've never seen before. Odd.
posted by jearbear at 11:09 AM on March 25, 2005

Ack! He gave me his nightmare!
posted by thirteenkiller at 11:13 AM on March 25, 2005

Oh how cute!
posted by thirteenkiller at 11:17 AM on March 25, 2005

I have the dream... not sure what to do with it, though.
posted by beth at 11:18 AM on March 25, 2005

Aw, that's the end. All in all not bad, but they could have put a lot more into character development.
posted by thirteenkiller at 11:20 AM on March 25, 2005

OH! nevermind. *starts singing mother and child reunion*
posted by jearbear at 11:21 AM on March 25, 2005

Dammit, I suck at these things. I give up.
posted by beth at 11:46 AM on March 25, 2005

what's the fortune teller saying?
posted by dabitch at 12:46 PM on March 25, 2005

holy jebus, that's cool!
posted by lumpenprole at 1:20 PM on March 25, 2005

I found a bug. damn it.
just up from the big eye-stalk thing that hurts one of the aliens, I got stuck on a rock.

This is a great game though.
posted by blacklite at 3:00 PM on March 25, 2005

I'm so stuck it's not even funny.

I've guessed the meaning of pretty much all symbols, and I'm at the point where I have the petal thing, I've seen the three visions and I've gone everywhere I can go.

I went and tried to give the petal to the sick alien but he just gave it back to me.

posted by sailoreagle at 3:07 PM on March 25, 2005

all done. that was fun. I wanted more. neat that it's done by ABC. (the other ABC.)

sailoreagle, try using the petal like you've seen it used before.
posted by blacklite at 3:10 PM on March 25, 2005

Oh! Thank you. I'd tried that before but for some reason it didn't work. Guess I wasn't near enough to the petal-catching thingy. This time it worked, thank you.
posted by sailoreagle at 3:14 PM on March 25, 2005

Reading this thread without having clicked the link is surreal.
posted by Four Flavors at 3:23 PM on March 25, 2005

Bah. I got the dream dripped into my head before I saw any of the visions, and then I tried to give it to the fortune tellers in return for a vision, and one of them kept it, and won't give it back. Now I can't finish the game...
posted by ubersturm at 3:27 PM on March 25, 2005

I was scrolling between screens and my head got stuck in a wall. I had to start over. Otherwise, pretty decent game.
posted by arcticwoman at 9:44 PM on March 25, 2005

So, uh, how do you people know the injected thing is a dream?

Or did I miss one of the visions?
posted by blacklite at 11:28 PM on March 25, 2005

yeah but after you distract the eye thing with a nightmare, are you just supposed to play ball with the little alien tyke at his house or what?
posted by dabitch at 2:31 AM on March 26, 2005

ubersturm, just buy a new dream.
posted by dabitch at 2:32 AM on March 26, 2005

oh, well that was easy. Follow me queenie.
posted by dabitch at 3:08 AM on March 26, 2005

still playing ball and getting claustrophobic. wish swearing had helped.
posted by pointilist at 10:59 PM on March 26, 2005

Make the queen follow you.
posted by dabitch at 4:09 AM on March 27, 2005

new id feel dum. thanks.
posted by pointilist at 9:59 PM on March 27, 2005

What a lovely surprise to see that people are still discovering and enjoying Tork. We made it a few years back and really wanted to give that sense you get of landing in a country completely different language and customs from your own. It was really important that you couldn't physically interact with the environment, that everything had to happen through language.

We sweated about whether we'd made it too hard, but the day after it went live, there was an 80 point walkthrough on the forum!

Anyway, thanks everyone for your posts and your enthusiasm :)
posted by minty at 10:31 PM on April 5, 2005

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