Dead Like Ants

By: Derek Yu

On: April 7th, 2009

Dead Like Ants

Dead Like Ants is another unique Interactive Fiction game from C.E.J. Pacian, the creator of Gun Mute (2008 XYZZY Award winner for Best Puzzles). I don’t play enough IF to even pretend that I have any authority on it, but Pacian has always struck me as having a very strong written voice. DLA ranks up there for me – the theme is carried confidently through the game mechanics and writing, which is economical but also very evocative. Plus, insects are radsauce.

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  • gnome

    Yes, it is indeed another excellent game by Pacian that oozes innovation and good writing like an ooze oozes ooze.

  • Fuzz

    Saw this on dess’s blog. I’ll have to check it out.

  • jkd

    What did the Pink Panther say when he stepped on a bug?

  • William Broom

    This was really great. Pacian is awesome.

  • Ilia Chentsov

    jkd: Hey, I know this one! Read it in fortunes.