History VideoGame / CounterfeitMonkey

3rd May '16 5:36:13 PM Lemia
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* EmpathicShapeshifter: [[spoiler:Atlantida, who becomes a lot friendlier and more democracy-minded when she's gelled and then reconstructed by Alexandra because of the connotations of the "Atlantida" symbol/term having changed radically from a strict, unyielding force of authority to a symbol of revolutionary change in the eyes of most Atlanteans since the last time she was reconstructed.]]

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* DifficultyLevels: You can play the game in Hard Mode which features more difficult puzzles and the removal of several useful items, but you have to specify that you want to do so very early in the game and can't switch back to normal difficulty without resetting.
* EmpathicShapeshifter: [[spoiler:Atlantida, Many abstract items take on the form of the most common public perception of them; for example, "love" usually appears as roses or hearts because that's what most people associate the term with. [[spoiler:This includes Atlantida, who becomes a lot friendlier and more democracy-minded when she's gelled and then reconstructed by Alexandra because of the connotations of the "Atlantida" symbol/term having changed radically from a strict, unyielding force of authority to a symbol of revolutionary change in the eyes of most Atlanteans since the last time she was reconstructed.]]



* UnwinnableByMistake: The game is polite for the most part -- you can die, but your death is usually instant and doesn't give you time to save -- but some interpreters won't recognize the UNDO command which can make these (often quite sudden) deaths more frustrating than they were intended to be. You can also save during the confrontation with [[spoiler:Atlantida]] at a point when it's impossible to win it.

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* UnwinnableByMistake: The game is polite for the most part -- you can die, but your death is usually instant and doesn't give you time to save -- but some interpreters won't recognize the UNDO command which can make these (often quite sudden) deaths more frustrating than they were intended to be. You can also save during A later version attempted to fix this by giving you the confrontation with [[spoiler:Atlantida]] at a point when it's impossible option to win it.[[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain assume that you never did the foolish action that led to your demise]], but it still causes glitches.
2nd May '16 12:38:29 AM Lemia
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* PressXtoDie: Early in the game, you visit a Fair. If you set your remover to "F" and use it on the Fair itself, everything on the Fair [[CessationOfExistence goes poof]]. As Alex [[HaveaNiceDeath helpfully points out]], you ARE part of the Fair at the time...

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* PressXtoDie: PressXToDie: Early in the game, you visit a Fair. fair. If you set your remover to "F" and use it on the Fair itself, fair itself after [[spoiler:you've removed the abstraction limits on your letter remover]], everything on the Fair [[CessationOfExistence goes poof]]. As Alex [[HaveaNiceDeath helpfully points out]], you ARE part of the Fair fair at the time...time...
** For similar reasons, it is ''incredibly'' unwise to gel your car back to its original chard while you're in it.



* PurpleProse: Weaponised by the Bureau. By adding flowery adjectives to anything of importance, they've prevented you from removing letters and changing the object.

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* PurpleProse: Weaponised Weaponized by the Bureau. By adding flowery adjectives to anything of importance, they've prevented you from removing letters and changing the object.
2nd May '16 12:34:22 AM Lemia
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: If you create a lie, one of the possible false statements it shows is "[[spoiler:There won't be any difficulty in separating you two later.]]"
11th Feb '16 3:08:58 PM Edrobot
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* TheCameo: [[spoiler:"Picard" summons Captain Picard from Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration.]]
3rd Jan '16 12:43:02 AM SatoshiMiwa
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* PressXtoDie: Early in the game, you visit a Fair. If you set your remover to "F" and use it on the Fair itself, everything on the Fair [[CessationOfExistence goes poof]]. As Alex [[HaveaNiceDeath helpfully points out]], you ARE part of the Fair at the time...
28th Nov '15 5:16:25 PM Josef5678
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So goes the premise of ''Counterfeit Monkey'', a wordplay-themed InteractiveFiction puzzle game created by Emily Short. It took her four years to complete and has such a [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything near-inexhaustible cache of word changes and combinations]] that half the fun of playing this game is seeing [[WideOpenSandbox how spectacularly you can vandalize public property with your trusty letter-remover]]. The fact that there's a lot of world-building that explores in-depth how people would adjust to living in a world where [[WordsCanBreakMyBones words can literally make and break lives]] doesn't hurt either.

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So goes the premise of ''Counterfeit Monkey'', a wordplay-themed InteractiveFiction puzzle game created by Emily Short. It took her four years to complete and has such a [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything near-inexhaustible cache of word changes and combinations]] combinations that half the fun of playing this game is seeing [[WideOpenSandbox how spectacularly you can vandalize public property with your trusty letter-remover]]. The fact that there's a lot of world-building that explores in-depth how people would adjust to living in a world where [[WordsCanBreakMyBones words can literally make and break lives]] doesn't hurt either.



* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Virtually every single thing you can think of to make with your linguistic tools and inventory or scenery items can indeed be made, plus more than a few things you wouldn't have thought of making in your wildest dreams.
19th Jul '14 8:41:58 PM Chessanator
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* PurpleProse: Weaponised by the Bureau. By adding flowery adjectives to anything of importance, they've prevented you from removing letters and changing the object.
14th Apr '14 12:43:05 PM ninjacrat
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[[quoteright:348:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/comonk_9198.png]]
[[caption-width-right:348:In Atlantis, the map is the territory]]



* WordsCanBreakMyBones: Or convert them into a single bone, or an array of numerical ones.

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* WordsCanBreakMyBones: Or convert them into a single bone, or an array of numerical ones.ones.
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5th Dec '13 6:20:32 PM LoviatarRethroned
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* BilingualBonus/MeaningfulName: Andra's name is a Swedish word that means "second" or "the other".

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* BilingualBonus/MeaningfulName: BilingualBonus / MeaningfulName: Andra's name is a Swedish word that means "second" or "the other".
5th Dec '13 6:20:13 PM LoviatarRethroned
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* BilingualBonus: Andra's name is a Swedish word that means "second" or "the other".

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* BilingualBonus: BilingualBonus/MeaningfulName: Andra's name is a Swedish word that means "second" or "the other".
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