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Suveh Nux is a one-room Interactive Fiction game created by David Fisher for the 2007 One Room Game Competition.

You play the servant of a wizard. One day, you are taking some items to the vault for him when someone shoves you in from behind and locks you in. You must figure out how to escape.

The game features a magical language which you must reverse engineer from existing samples to figure out how to cast the spells you need.

Play it online here.

Contains examples of:

  • Anti-Frustration Features: The in-game notebook allows you to note things down so you don't have to memorize things.
  • Didn't Think This Through: In the backstory for the game, the two burglars who shoved you in the vault try to get your master to tell them magical secrets, but since they gagged him to prevent him casting spells, he can't talk. Each time they try removing the gag, he tries to cast a spell again.
  • Easter Egg: There are lots of fun results you can get by trying different things. There are also three literal easter eggs you can get by accomplishing certain tasks, which count towards your score.
  • Exponential Potential: As you learn the magical language, you can construct sentences to cast completely new spells.
  • Fun with Acronyms: The first letter of each word on the spell book's cover (the title and author) is written in a silvery ink, spelling out "SPELLS".
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  • Language of Magic: There are verbs, nouns, and modifying phrases from which spells are constructed.
  • Last Lousy Point: If you complete the obvious goals and escape the vault, you'll get 95%. To get the last 5%, you have to find all three easter eggs.
  • Room Escape Game: You must figure out how to escape the vault, using only the items inside and the magic system.
  • Spell Book: There's a leather bound book in the vault from which you learn some spells.
  • Title Drop: "Suveh Nux" is the first spell in the book.
  • Video Game Caring Potential: You can befriend the creature by feeding it easter eggs, hug it, pet it, and kiss it.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: You can harm the creature. However, it is not in your best interest to do so; if it dies, you will lose points.