The Free Hand

Player Rating6.29/8

"#42 overall, #2 for 2006"
based on 493 ratings since 02/14/2006
played 18,498 times (finished 494)

Story Difficulty4/8

"march in the swamp"

Play Length4/8

"A well spent lunch break"

Maturity Level6/8

"I'll need to see some identification"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 16. If this were a movie, it would probably between PG-13 and R.

He shivered. [Mystery, horror]

The Free Hand 

A work of Fiction by Ashen_Snake.







Player Comments

Great story with nicely-detailed imagery which sets the scene and is improved even further with the choice of images included in the story.

One thing I think you could improve on though, is building up your characters - especially the main character. Perhaps you could have added a notebook in which the reader could have read the thoughts of a particular character?

However overall, very nicely-done story which has enough of a challenge to keep the reader thinking, but not too difficult so as to be impossible to complete. Good job Ashen-Snake :)
-- SkyTenshi on 8/26/2014 12:50:25 AM with a score of 0
Eerie. Quite well-written, and requires thought but doesn't feel frustrating in trying to beat. I managed to get (all?) three endings after a few tries. Nice work.
-- Trzcina on 1/5/2010 8:50:35 PM with a score of 0
If you're thirteen years old, then you are the most precocious writer I've ever seen. Regardless, not only is this one of the best written stories on the site, it is one of the best stories, and combines the intense descriptions disturbing photos. Excellent everything! This is going in my list.
-- madglee on 9/12/2006 8:56:04 PM with a score of 0
A fine little game, emphasis on the little since the booklet led me to believe that the game would be much longer than it is, and it does have much more potential. As it is, the only weapon I need outside of the final (3rd) battle is the rusty pipe, and the first battle can hardly be considered a battle at all. My biggest complaint, however, is with the endgame, which left me quite unsatisfied. I would have greatly appreciated if it were expanded, as is the case with the rest of the game. Moreover, I fail to see how the "best" ending is any better for the protagonist than the average ending or even arguably the "bad" ending. There is no resolution to the act of ***spoiler*** killing your own daughter. ***end spoiler***

Even though the game feels incomplete, the main body of the game that was written was decent. Normally, I might give a game like this 4 or 5, but I feel that it's currently way overrated, and I don't regret not playing it before now. 3/8
-- Victim on 7/10/2017 10:26:16 AM with a score of 0
._. slightly depressing that you have to know....
-- Shades on 6/26/2017 5:33:56 PM with a score of 0
amazing quiz :D
-- KavtaArtz on 5/30/2017 10:14:59 PM with a score of 0
It's a really fun, interesting game! Except that I am really confused at the ending. Can someone explain it? Please? I didn't understand at all and now I'm getting irritated trying to figure it out.
-- Mandi on 1/9/2017 9:15:25 PM with a score of 0
Excellent! This had the right amount of creepiness that kept me on the edge of my seat, while providing fun gameplay to boot. I immensely enjoyed this :)
-- TharaApples on 11/20/2016 10:21:30 PM with a score of 0
Fun playthrough
-- Cirralisis on 11/19/2016 4:55:06 PM with a score of 0
Got all three endings. Was very well written had a creepy atmosphere that made all the weird things happening seem normal for the place.
-- BigRonn77 on 9/1/2016 11:28:26 AM with a score of 0
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