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Violet by Jeremy Freese
Age Rating: PG
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This fun interactive fiction won the 2008 Interactive Fiction Competition.

The premise is you are a student working on your thesis - and you've promised your girlfriend, Violet, that you'll write a thousand words by the end of the day. The catch is that all sorts of things will distract you and you'll have to find ways of concentrating on the task at hand.

The trick here is not only the very relatable scenario but also the narration, which is by Violet in the first person and gives the author plenty of scope for fleshing out her character in amusing and sometimes sweet ways. (Not insignificantly, it's also got very good built in hints, for those times when you just can't figure it out.)
Mon, 26 Aug 2013, 05:34
Sun, 06 Jan 2013, 02:18
I thought this was amazing! Hilarious (probably helped that I'm Australian, which made 'MC Dingo' even funnier), immersive, sweet, and actually kind of poignant at times. I think its best feature is its narration. Unlike most kinds of interactive fiction where the narration is dead neutral, making you keenly aware of the fact that you're alone playing a game, Violet is actually fleshed out as a real character. While that's great in and of itself, it also makes the story that much more immersive.

Basically, I loved this.
Wed, 21 Nov 2012, 00:55
i have no idea ho to play this
Sat, 27 Oct 2012, 16:19
how do I break the damn stool????
Sat, 04 Aug 2012, 10:27
I kept trying to type a story and this went on for about an hour before I realized you don't actually have to type a thousand words. I'm such a DORK! :)
Also, I burst out laughing when
Sun, 29 Apr 2012, 16:37
Where to hide key?
Tue, 27 Mar 2012, 14:18
omg that was such a funny and entertaining game that I have ever played XD my ending was just too good if you know what i mean ;P im sorry for those who didnt experience the good ending XD
Sat, 03 Mar 2012, 05:14
Great fun, took a wile to figure out though. How do you break the stool???????
Wed, 03 Aug 2011, 11:30
Wed, 03 Aug 2011, 07:06
I do want to try this game.. sounds fun! but how do u include spaces? my spacebar key won't work!
Tue, 05 Jul 2011, 18:39
That was weird!!!! Its being a reef werido!! grrrrrrrr
Fri, 01 Jul 2011, 03:45
How to play??
Sun, 20 Feb 2011, 19:34
wow that was great and frustrating!
Tue, 25 Jan 2011, 04:47
how do play this game?
Sat, 08 Jan 2011, 23:14
It's a game where you type in commands, the primary one being "write" since the character is supposed to write 1000 words. If you can't write for some reason, try to solve the distraction. If you really can't figure it out, type "hint."
Sun, 24 Oct 2010, 19:37
I've played this sooooo many times. :) I love it. i wish there were more games like this on the internet. Props to whoever made this!!!
Mon, 13 Sep 2010, 20:34
That was awesome!!!

How can you not get it? Haha :)

Does anyone know where to find more games like this??
Wed, 01 Sep 2010, 04:49
Lol I wrote a whole 1000 words and it said :sorry please use a different noun.
It didn't detect any words I wrote other than swear words.
any word then I hit enter .. didn't understand .. curse words yes it did ???????????
Thu, 19 Aug 2010, 04:14
Crazy game! It was dumb, yet compelling enough that I had to finish it. Solved it in less than 45 minutes though.
Sun, 20 Jun 2010, 12:54
I don't even get this stupid game. Yes, I know you start by clicking the enter button, but then what???
Fri, 18 Jun 2010, 18:08
crazy difficult. Utter waste of time.
Tue, 01 Jun 2010, 12:16
Um Okay?? This Is Wack .... Like It Would Be Even Funner If The Story Made Sense, Was Longer, And Had A Point. One Big Word For You : WOW!!
Sun, 04 Apr 2010, 21:41
HA I won. but it was super annoying.
Sat, 27 Mar 2010, 09:48
That was sooo much fun. You have to press enter to start. Then. Write a word/verb, press enter. Write, enter.
That was so silly!
Wed, 24 Mar 2010, 06:51
A very entertaining game with plenty of stuff to do. I feel bad about all the kids complaining about being to dumb to play it, though.
Sun, 28 Feb 2010, 03:23
lolol, i lol at all these losers that actually thought you had to write a story.
It was probably one of the best, most funny games ive ever played.
Mon, 22 Feb 2010, 20:26
what the frog nuts do i do? i wrote stuff and she keeps saying im not seated.... well gees
Fri, 29 Jan 2010, 17:38
What the heck??? Alll it sais when i click on "play violet" is "calm down, all you have to do is write 1000 words and everything will be fine, exept its already noon." thats all. what do i do after?
Tue, 12 Jan 2010, 09:55
This was fabulous. I didn't get it at first, but after a while, I couldn't stop. I went home and had to try it there, and though it took me a while, I was happy when I finally got to the end!
Thu, 07 Jan 2010, 23:13
I typed my story, with 1 interruption which was repeated later. I really don't understand. A game? Well, I typed the 500 words or less and then there was nothing. I seem to have wasted my time.

Sun, 03 Jan 2010, 15:06
Distraction mission accomplished! My boyfriend is completing his thesis (defending in two weeks) so this game was a scary look inside his head. Thank you - ingenious! (Warning - it took me 3 hrs to solve!)
Sun, 20 Dec 2009, 04:44
wow! I played this game for around 3 or 4 hours and finally won! I've never been one to play for that long - believe it or not I'm not a game junkie. I just HAD to figure this one out though! weird at first but good game!
Fri, 11 Dec 2009, 14:22
How the hell does this work,
i get like sommit about inventory then thats it
Sat, 28 Nov 2009, 20:44
yeah i have no idea how this works. Its weird.
Tue, 24 Nov 2009, 07:27
This is the dumbest game I've ever played!!!It just comes up with 2 sentences then there's nothing else happening!!!
Sun, 15 Nov 2009, 17:53
i dont get it ?? just comes up with a sentence or 2 then nothing ??
Sun, 27 Sep 2009, 21:59
this is a good story
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