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Pick Up the Phone Booth and Die (1996)

Posted at 16:11 on August 16th, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Pick Up the Phone Booth and Die (PUTPBAD for short) is one of the most infamous pieces of self-referential interactive fiction ever. The game only has one location, one object and one puzzle. You start the game in a non-descript town square in a non-descript New England town with no idea who you are or why you're there. A phone booth sits in the centre of the town square, mocking you with its presence. If you pick it up, the game warns you, you'll die.


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Now you see the violence inherent in the system!
Posted at 19:11 on November 13th, 2018 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Wow, I just won the game! And it took me only two deaths, one of which was a bit unfair since I did not anticipate that in order to 'eat' the phone I would have to pick it up first. :P The actual solution is also a bit of a pushover… but well it was fun nevertheless.
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Dear Sir, I object strongly with the last thread, and the next post.
Posted at 20:12 on November 13th, 2018 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Only being able to eat things carried in the inventory is Inform standard behaviour. You should have known :P
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Now you see the violence inherent in the system!
Posted at 18:10 on November 14th, 2018 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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In hindsight I should have thought of it, but it was fun anyway. Probably more fun than simply following the name of the game.
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Dear Sir, I object strongly with the last thread, and the next post.
Posted at 19:24 on November 14th, 2018 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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For sure, everyone's first attempt at this game is dictated by the title. The question is just what to do after.
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