History VideoGame / OpenSorcery

21st Jun '17 4:47:11 PM snowyowl0
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* AdultFear: The hungry ghost targets [[spoiler:Sarah]] and [[spoiler:Toby]] first.

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* AdultFear: The hungry ghost Hungry Ghost targets [[spoiler:Sarah]] and [[spoiler:Toby]] first.



* AllLovingHero: BEL/S can be played this way. With one exception, all the spirits that disrupt her network can be dealt with peacefully, and even befriended.
* [[AntiFrustrationFeatures Anti-Frustration Features]]: After beating the game, you can turn on "Speed Mode", which skips some of the descriptive text if you've already read it.



* BecomeARealBoy: Referred to as "awareness emergence".



* BodyHorror: The hungry ghost's presence rots [[spoiler:Mrs. Dowd]].
* BreakingtheFourthWall: [[spoiler:When he take you to fairyland, Asper exhibits awareness of the color of his text.]]

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* BodyHorror: The hungry ghost's Hungry Ghost's presence rots [[spoiler:Mrs. Dowd]].
* BreakingtheFourthWall: BreakingTheFourthWall: [[spoiler:When he take you to fairyland, Asper exhibits awareness of the color of his text.]]



* BuryYourGays: Seriously subverted since you can actually [[spoiler:bring Decker's dead boyfriend back to life.]]
* TheComicallySerious: Several of BEL/S's dialogue options. Asper can call her out on this.

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* BuryYourGays: Seriously subverted since you BuryYourGays:
** Decker being [[StraightGay gay]], some of the darker playthroughs
can actually lead to this.
** The canon path inverts this by having BEL/S
[[spoiler:bring Decker's dead boyfriend back to life.]]
* CatchPhrase: BEL/S can have several.
** Pinging [[MadLibsCatchphrase <name>]] with 32 bytes of data.
* TheComicallySerious: Several of BEL/S's dialogue options. Asper can will call her out on this.



* CuttingOfftheBranches: While there are multiple endings the canon achievements will guide you to the true one.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Matter only determines the method by which a spirit carries out its actions. The actions themselves depend on its motive. There are multiple explicitly dark spirits in the game, and while several are actively malicious, many others can also be befriended.

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* CuttingOfftheBranches: While there CuttingOffTheBranches: There are multiple endings endings, but four of the canon achievements are marked "Canon". Any sequels will guide you to assume that sequence of events was the true real one.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Matter only determines the method by which a spirit carries out its actions. The actions themselves depend on its motive. There are multiple explicitly dark Dark spirits in the game, and while several are actively malicious, many others can also be befriended.



* ElectronicSpeechImpediment: When BEL/S has undergone severe damage, this happens.

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* ElectronicSpeechImpediment: When BEL/S has undergone severe damage, this happens.her spe ech has o dd spa ces and m ssing let ers.



* EmpathicEnvironment: It starts to rain when the hungry ghost arrives.

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* EmpathicEnvironment: It starts to rain when the hungry ghost Hungry Ghost arrives.



* FunWithAcronyms: As part of the "occult computer science" theme, TCP stands for Telepathic Communications Protocol and HTML stands for Hypertext Magical Language.
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: Janet treats BEL/S with a friendly and humanising manner from the start, while the professionally-minded Decker is wary of her emerging sentience. This is reflected in that Janet's [[RelationshipValues relationship meter]] starts out higher and increases more easily.
* GenkiGirl: Downplayed. Janet uses emoticons in her telepathic "speech", has the username @[=ThatsJanet=] where every human except Decker's colleagues uses their unadorned first name, and is generally upbeat and outgoing in contrast to the stoic Decker.



%%* GoldenEnding: The Phoenix achievement.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Trying to fight the hungry ghost while having equivalent or lesser power results in this.]]

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%%* * GoldenEnding: The Phoenix achievement.
[[CuttingOffTheBranches canon]] playthrough finishes with everyone alive, Toby's nightmares tamed, and lots of other problems solved in the process. It is also [[EarnYourHappyEnding very difficult to achieve]].
* HealingHands: Although Decker is the older and generally more experienced magician, he notes that Janet is better at healing than he is.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Trying to fight the hungry ghost Hungry Ghost while having equivalent or lesser power results in this.]]]]
* HellIsThatNoise: The game is almost entirely silent, apart from computery whirrs whenever BEL/S is rebooting or performing a scan. This makes the blaring alarm when [[spoiler:an incoming death curse appears]] stand out all the more.
* InterfaceSpoiler: Averted. The game will not display RelationshipValues for characters you haven't befriended yet.
* LaserBlade: Janet uses a Light-based magic weapon to fight Dark spirits. She even calls it a lightsaber.



* MessianicArchetype: Mrs Best calls BEL/S an angel, and the Hungry Ghost a demon.
* NeurodiversityIsSupernatural: Sarah is depressed and suicidal due to the constant influence of a Death-aligned spirit. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Decker initially speculates that BEL/S is interpreting ordinary mental illness as a magical attack.]]
--> '''@Decker:''' The firewall is biased. It's more likely to see magic than normal solutions. \\
'''@Decker:''' She's a teenager. It could also be hormones.
* NightmareFetishist: The Hungry Ghost.



* ThePowerOfFriendship: The endings are generally better if BEL/S defeats the hungry ghost with the help of allies. Making the right friends can also unlock new matters and motives.

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* PostmodernMagic: Magical bindings are written in C++. Decker's computer tower is surrounded by defensive runes. Janet owns some sort of magical 3D printer.
--> Janet climbs to the roof of the school and performs a ritual with blue quartz, her cellphone, and a bottle of Evian. It begins to rain.
* PowerCrystal: Janet favours crystals in a lot of her spells.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: The endings are generally better if BEL/S defeats the hungry ghost Hungry Ghost with the help of allies. Making the right friends can also unlock new matters and motives.



* [[PreAsskickingOneLiner Pre-Asskicking One-Liner]]: BEL/S can deliver one to the Hungry Ghost, and several other spirits she fights.
--> i am the fire that protects
* PronounTrouble: Decker calls BEL/S "[[ItIsDehumanising it]]". Janet calls BEL/S "[[EmergentHuman her]]". BEL/S calls herself "[[AllLowercaseLetters i]]".
--> '''@PYREWORM.EXE:''' i am I? \\
'''@BEL/S:''' ... \\
'''@BEL/S:''' i have never been brave enough to say it like that.
* RelationshipValues: Initially only with Decker and Janet. Your status screen will gain new relationship meters as you make friends.
* RiddleMeThis: Asper.



* SequelHook: In the Achievements page.
--> You can assume that this is how the game went for the purposes of Open Sorcery 2.



* SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic: Magic can be used to code programs and systems.

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* StraightGay: Decker's boyfriend is introduced near the end of the game. Before this, his sexuality isn't mentioned at all.
* SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic: Magic can be and computer systems are constantly used to code programs and systems.as metaphors for each other.
--> [[{{Pun}} exorcising login daemon...]]



* WhatMeasureIsANonhuman: BEL/S can kill nearly any of the spirits she encounters without repercussion. BEL/S herself is seen as a simple program, and Decker can and will shut her down without regrets if he thinks she's going too far.

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* TheUnpronounceable: Toby and Sarah pronounce BEL/S's name as "Bells". BEL/S may object to this at one point. Magicians and other spirits seem to pronounce the / just fine.
* WhatMeasureIsANonhuman: BEL/S can kill nearly any of the spirits she encounters without repercussion. BEL/S herself is seen as a simple program, and Decker can and will shut her down without regrets if he thinks she's going too far.far.
* WhatTheHellPlayer: The game will warn you of some actions that will not do you any good. [[YouBastard In case it wasn't clear that using death magic on a violently ill octagenarian is a bad idea.]]
29th May '17 9:20:27 AM Ghingahn
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''[[http://www.abigailcorfman.com/Home/OpenSorcery Open Sorcery]]'' is a interactive fiction game released on May 5th, 2016. The game is available on [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/585180/ Steam]], [[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dreamhouseproductions.opensorcery Android]], and [[https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/open-sorcery/id1111311076?mt=8 iPhone]].

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''[[http://www.abigailcorfman.com/Home/OpenSorcery Open Sorcery]]'' is a an interactive fiction game released on May 5th, 2016. The game is available on [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/585180/ Steam]], [[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dreamhouseproductions.opensorcery Android]], and [[https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/open-sorcery/id1111311076?mt=8 iPhone]].
9th May '17 2:31:00 PM Bloomingbell
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* FaceHeelTurn: During the final confrontation, you can protect your system, like you're supposed to...or you can join [[spoiler:The Hungry Ghost.]]
9th May '17 2:16:08 PM Bloomingbell
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** In the [[spoiler:nightmare area,]] you can encounter a [[VideoGame/{{Zork}}Grue.]]

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** In the [[spoiler:nightmare area,]] you can encounter a [[VideoGame/{{Zork}}Grue.[[VideoGame/{{Zork}} Grue.]]
9th May '17 2:15:42 PM Bloomingbell
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* ShoutOut: BEL/S can learn to dream. At one point, she will dream [[Literature/{{DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep}} using various synonyms for "electric" and "sheep".]]

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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BEL/S can learn to dream. At one point, she will dream [[Literature/{{DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep}} using various synonyms for "electric" and "sheep".]]
** In the [[spoiler:nightmare area,]] you can encounter a [[VideoGame/{{Zork}}Grue.
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9th May '17 2:13:26 PM Bloomingbell
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* ShoutOut: BEL/S can learn to dream. At one point, she will dream [[Literature/{{DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep}}using various synonyms for "electric" and "sheep".]]

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* ShoutOut: BEL/S can learn to dream. At one point, she will dream [[Literature/{{DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep}}using [[Literature/{{DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep}} using various synonyms for "electric" and "sheep".]]
9th May '17 2:12:59 PM Bloomingbell
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* ShoutOut: BEL/S can learn to dream. At one point, she will dream [[Literature/{{DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep}}using various synonyms for "electric" and "sheep".]]
9th May '17 2:09:33 PM Bloomingbell
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* ThePowerOfLove: Literally; BEL/S can learn Love and use it to her advantage in various situations.
6th Apr '17 2:14:39 PM Gosicrystal
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* {{Bittersweet Ending}}s

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* {{Bittersweet Ending}}s%%* BittersweetEnding



* {{Downer Ending}}s
* {{Earn Your Bad Ending}}s
* {{Earn Your Happy Ending}}s

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* {{Downer Ending}}s
* {{Earn Your Bad Ending}}s
* {{Earn Your Happy Ending}}s
DevelopersForesight: When [[spoiler:fighting the Hungry Ghost]], you can use almost any matter, motive and resource that you have, in any combination, to unique result.
%%* DownerEnding
%%* EarnYourBadEnding
%%* EarnYourHappyEnding



* EldritchHorror: Slenderman.

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* %%* EldritchHorror: Slenderman.



* GoldenEnding: The Phoenix achievement.

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* %%* GoldenEnding: The Phoenix achievement.



* ThePowerOfFriendship: The endings are generally better if BEL/S defeats the hungry ghost with the help of allies. Making the right friends can also unlock new matters and motives.



* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: When [[spoiler: fighting the Hungry Ghost]] you can use almost any matter, motive and resource that you have, in any combination, to unique result.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: The endings are generally better if BEL/S defeats the hungry ghost with the help of allies. Making the right friends can also unlock new matters and motives.



* SelfHarm: [[spoiler: Sarah]].

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* %%* SelfHarm: [[spoiler: Sarah]].[[spoiler:Sarah]].
30th Mar '17 8:30:09 AM NerdySoprano
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* TooDumbToLive: BEL/S, if she [[spoiler: tries to fight Slenderman. The game makes a point of telling you this is a VERY bad idea before letting you do it.]]
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