A Classy, if Slightly Muddled, Text Adventure

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The Binary is a web-driven, text-based game in which you're being sent back in time to make sure other people sent back in time don't mess around with things.

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Sort of like the recent flick Source Code, only with less Chesty Jake, more Words on a Screen.

It plays out at times like an interactive novel, at others like an adventure game, the whole thing built around a very slick interface that whirs along in your browser, each new "screen" literally opening as simply that. A new web page.

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Your mileage will depend on your patience and how well the writing is able to drag you in, but since the entry requirements are so low (it's on a web page and is free), it's at least worth checking out.

The Binary [Official Site, via Indiegames]


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I was utterly confused by the interface at first and as I haven't watched Source Code despite the compulsion to watch films starring Chesty Jake, I was confused that when we restarted, I didn't know I could do things differently so was stuck in an endless loop for a while!