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Game #5201
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Blue Chairs    View all Top Dogs in this genreCollection: IF Competition Favorites
Interactive Fiction   Story-driven

Rating: 8.42 (7 votes)

Blue Chairs box cover

Blue Chairs screenshot
Second-place winner in the 10th Interactive Fiction Competition, Blue Chairs is by far my most favorite game in the competition. Similar to Losing Your Grip or Little Blue Men in mood and surreal setting, Blue Chairs is a better game than both. The story - which I cannot say too much about lest I reveal some spoilers - is one of the best I have seen in a computer game, and the writing is so good that you will be left feeling "wow" long after the game ended. (The last time I felt this way was after playing Adam Cadre's superb Photopia). Some puzzles are admittedly obscure, but the quality of writing and surprises revealed through the game are both so high that this becomes only a minor nuisance. Fans of the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind in particular will find much to like here. I can't recommend this wonderful game enough. If every IF competition turns up only one game of this caliber, that will be enough reason to continue it forever. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Chris Klimas
Developer: Freeware
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 2004
Software Copyright: Chris Klimas
Theme: Modern
None that we know of
System Requirements: Inform
Where to get it:   IF Archive
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If you like this game, try: Little Blue Men, Persistence of Memory, Losing Your Grip

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