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The Atomic Heart

Author: Stefan Blixt
Language: z-code
Genre: Science fiction
Score: 7

I thought this was a fairly innovative idea: you play as a robot (and unlike some other games, you are well aware of your status from the very beginning). As such, there are some actions you are quite incapable of taking, but other abilities beyond those of normal humans are available to you. The downside is that the implementation felt somewhat clumsy. There are some bugs (being able to pick up a giant robot and some out-of-order lines of text) and a "death" system somewhat reminiscent of Spider and Web, though not nearly as elegant. With some more attention to these problems, this could shift from a decent game to a good one.

(View this game on Baf's Guide to IF or The IF Ratings Site)

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