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Aisle

Developer: Sam Barlow
1999
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#4,211 All-time
#152 for 1999
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In Aisle, you find yourself in a supermarket. You only get one move to decide your fate, and the consequences of that move can vary drastically.
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A moment in time
You are in the supermarket and you witness a brunette get some pasta. You have 1 move to get the ending you want. This is such a genious idea that it boggles my mind why it hasnt tried more often, even outside of the interactive fiction genre. But it wouldnt have worked nearly as well if the writing wasnt so good. The results will make you laught, sad, perplexed and enlightened. Since you choose in one move how the story ends, you can also choose the backstory to your character.

Because its such a short game to play it once, i played it enough times to get an ending that satisfied me. But there are hundreds of possible endings, and each is as well written as the other. There are also a few actions that are deemed to gruesome that your character wont even attempt, which is i guess disappointing.

Im very new to interactive fiction, but this seems to be one of the ideal games to start with. Its short, funny and gets its message across fast, while at the same time showing the player the huge amount of possibilities of the genre. Besides, its really really well written. You feel like you are in the head of a balding 40 year old and view life very differently, and for me thats a trait of a great story.
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nmkolp Aisle 2024-01-21T08:29:15Z
IF Interpreter
2024-01-21T08:29:15Z
2.0
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completed free
beoordeeljemuziek Aisle 2024-01-09T18:51:04Z
2024-01-09T18:51:04Z
3.0
1
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Nathan868 Aisle 2023-12-25T05:45:47Z
2023-12-25T05:45:47Z
2.5
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
TheQwertiest Aisle 2023-11-27T16:37:02Z
2023-11-27T16:37:02Z
2.0
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
Calyk Aisle 2023-10-14T02:28:02Z
2023-10-14T02:28:02Z
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
amberly Aisle 2023-08-19T21:04:36Z
IF Interpreter
2023-08-19T21:04:36Z
3.5
1
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
emocore Aisle 2023-06-28T07:01:14Z
IF Interpreter
2023-06-28T07:01:14Z
6.5
1
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frankspotatoes Aisle 2023-06-08T15:44:17Z
2023-06-08T15:44:17Z
3.5
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Anonymou5 Aisle 2023-03-21T14:14:07Z
2023-03-21T14:14:07Z
3.0
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
Bronson Aisle 2023-02-12T06:10:50Z
2023-02-12T06:10:50Z
3.0
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
paper__tiger Aisle 2022-12-03T06:46:41Z
2022-12-03T06:46:41Z
5.5
1
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balcony_man Aisle 2022-12-03T06:46:14Z
2022-12-03T06:46:14Z
3.0
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