I suppose it's uplifting. It's got a zeppelin, after all. - Carolyn VanEseltine
I never thought I would enjoy a game where you could only carry one object as much as I did this one. - Colin Sandel
Literally blood-drenched. - Roger Carbol
I'm not sure whether the anachronisms are deliberate or if it's just that the author is astonishingly ignorant. - David Fletcher
Imagine a great ancient tower among the waves. Imagine zeppelins. Imagine flamboyant scholars of arcane languages. Imagine playing a game that brilliantly fits the above blurbs, and then give C.E.J. Pacian's brief story of love, romance and cosmic horror a try. It's an exquisite interactive vignette by the Lair's favourite crafter of text-driven entertainment, that -besides being freeware- is incredibly easy to play (yes, even for people that have never seen a piece of interactive fiction before) and will most probably feel like playing through a most imaginative short-story.
Now, to actually enjoy the brilliantly written and happily branching Love, Hate and the Mysterious Ocean Tower (for this is the thing's title) you could follow this very link and download as many copies of the game as you fancy. Then again, you could give it a try online without having to leave the comfort of your browser. Oh, and in case you were wondering, Love, Hate, etc. was written for the Speed IF Jacket 4 event.
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