Trying to track down an FPP about an adventure game May 27, 2014 11:24 AM   Subscribe

I remember reading a post here about an adventure game where the primary mechanic was using a tool that allowed you to change objects by altering a single letter in the word. For a (bad) example, if you have a nun figurine in your inventory, you would change the N to a G and get a gun figurine, which you could then use to hold up a bank. That's not an exact example, but sort of what the gameplay was like. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
posted by codacorolla to MetaFilter-Related at 11:24 AM (20 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite

Word Realms?

posted by winna at 11:27 AM on May 27, 2014

Nope. It was single player.
posted by codacorolla at 11:30 AM on May 27, 2014

Word Realms has a single player mode - it's the only way I play it.
posted by winna at 11:32 AM on May 27, 2014

Although World Realms seems interesting, it wasn't that.
posted by codacorolla at 11:35 AM on May 27, 2014

Counterfeit Monkey
posted by dfan at 11:45 AM on May 27, 2014 [10 favorites]

There's a Letterman RPG? How did I not know this?
posted by The Bellman at 11:55 AM on May 27, 2014

Yep, it was Counterfeit Monkey - thanks!
posted by codacorolla at 11:56 AM on May 27, 2014

This game is absolutely amazing and if you have not played it I cannot recommend it highly enough.
posted by enn at 12:01 PM on May 27, 2014

Thank you so much for reminding me this game exists.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:11 PM on May 27, 2014

(What is it about our silly human brains where you can remember some dumb little slight from 20 years ago but yet don't constantly remember things that you love.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:11 PM on May 27, 2014 [8 favorites]

It's an Emily Short game?!

Finding this out is even better than the brief moment when I hoped I had the answer!
posted by winna at 12:13 PM on May 27, 2014 [4 favorites]

You should check out Earl Grey, an IF from a few years back by aparrish and Rob Dubbin -- which pretty much exactly matches your description. (That same aparrish was recently written up by our favorite Washington Post tech writer Caitlin Dewey here!)

/hopefully not entirely inappropriate partner-linking
posted by brina at 12:37 PM on May 27, 2014

Right, so this sounds cool. As someone who has never played something like this before, how the hell do I open the file? The programs linked on Short's site aren't working for this file type or have forbidden me access to download.
posted by maryr at 1:21 PM on May 27, 2014

Ah, nm, I think I got it working through here. Maybe? It's thinking... Yep.
posted by maryr at 1:24 PM on May 27, 2014

This reminded me of a very enjoyable short story: The Study of Anglophysics.
posted by tew at 2:26 PM on May 27, 2014 [2 favorites]

That's also at least one of the games in the text adventure Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Heads or Tails of It
posted by Mchelly at 7:35 PM on May 27, 2014 [4 favorites]

Curious how the nun wound up in inventory.
posted by notyou at 10:15 PM on May 27, 2014

Because it was transliterated into Hebrew: אנוונטורי
posted by Joe in Australia at 11:28 PM on May 27, 2014 [1 favorite]

Aw, we can be more concise than that:

posted by cortex (staff) at 7:23 AM on May 28, 2014 [1 favorite]

Ok how do I distract the officer in the roundabout?!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 3:38 PM on May 29, 2014

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