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#1018922 Mon 06/09/21 07:48 UTC
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https://renegadegamestudios.com/alice-is-missing/

This isn't a review but me wondering if anyone has read, heard or even played it?

The marketing itself is a bit mysterious but the thing that stood out to me is that it's a silent role-playing game. You play characters that are texting each other about the disappearance of Alice, so that's what you do.

Of course, what could work by text could work by forum. wink

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Sounds intriguing!


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Definitely intriguing!

I found a YouTube overview but haven't watched it all yet.



Now I've gotta get used to not living next door to Alice...

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Reminds me of a more structured Fiasco. More like How to Host a Mystery than an RPG. I could see it working on here as long as someone owns all the cards, etc, but it honestly seems overly complicated. Like they call it GM-less but then there are a lot of rules that an adjudicator would need to make sure are followed.

I appreciate the attempt to change things up with new technological opportunities. I might watch one of the actual play videos though to get a real idea of if this is fun or not.

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My biggest hurdle would be texting! lol The Android 11 keyboard is even smaller than Android 10 on my phone.

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Why would you even =want= to text Nem <weg>


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Nem, use one of the web apps. I use Messages for Google, which hooks my texts from my Android phone to Google Messages. It tends to drain my phone faster than I like, but it stays connected and allows me to use a full-sized keyboard and still text.

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Nice idea, Pandemonium. We have a smartphone at work that we use for tech support video calls and I have that linked up to Google's Messages for Web. Works a treat.

And I guess if you just setup a server in Discord, you could create multiple chat rooms and everyone could run on that using the Discord phone all or their laptops.

But like Vryx said, it's high concept. Even if it worked the once, what would be the replayability?

MikeD, for sexting of course!! rub

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Sorry ... the only thing I use my phone for is phone calls ... and the odd text. Oh, and checking the time of day <weg>


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I will never stop wearing my wristwatch MikeD! wink

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I gave up on =all= the 'accessories' a long time ago. Rings were a pain when I was 'at the keyboard' 8 to 10 hours a day. And a watch would often catch on the edge of the keyboard and was uncomfortable in any event <shrug>


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MikeD, I guess we'll never drag you into the 21st century LOL. One similarity between us is the lack of accessories. No watch. No rings. No nothing. Annoying.


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I love my watch. PITA to take out a phone to see what time it is compared to glancing down at my wrist. Of course I mostly use my phone for actually making PHONE CALLS, so I guess I am just a dinosaur.

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Whuddya talking about Nep?? I got computers, cell phones, internet and streaming video. If that ain't 21st ... I dunno what would be <weg>

And I know you are annoying ... but I still like seeing you around here <chuckle>


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Yeah Mike,
Commodore 64, Flip phones, dial-up internet and no, cable TV isn't video streaming <gd&r>
Yes. I admit to being annoying. It's a "feature".


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Hell ... I still remember when I had to dial my land line and put the receiver into the 'holder' to talk to the internet <chuckle>

And ... just so ya know ... I would rather have you here ... being annoying ... than the alternative of =not= having you here!!!!! <wink>


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Zeim, so you've never been tempted by a smartwatch? The latest Samsung one has a 7-day charge iirc.

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Nope. No digital technology on my wrist. No charging. No batteries. Analog, no numbers. Self-winding or solar powered. I am very much a Neo-luddite.

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Nice! I like that.

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Ummmmm ... what about that cell phone in your pocket Zeim?? A =real= Luddite would =never= have such a thing. Oh ... and there =is= all that 'internet' stuff you are engaging in. <gd&r lmao>


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That's why I am a Neo-luddite. And I mainly use the phone to make phone calls. If I could get by at my job without having to check email when I am away from my keyboard and if others did not text me, forcing me to text replies, I would get rid of the smartphone in a minute.

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You miss the point <g> You leave the cell in your pocket with all the 'notifications' disabled. Then ... on break ... when you get home ... you review what you got. I can tell you that 'the world will not end' if you wait a few hours to reply <weg>


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Interestingly, Alice Is Missing just won the Ennie for Best Game!

https://ennie-awards.com/2021-nominees-and-winners/

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Interesting!


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