The Virtual Reality Game

Player Rating3.34/8

"#703 overall, #27 for 2007"
based on 245 ratings since 05/31/2007
played 3,640 times (finished 329)

Story Difficulty5/8

"run through the jungle"

Play Length2/8

"So short yo' momma thought it was a recipe"

Maturity Level3/8

"must be at least this tall to play"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 10. If this were a movie, it would probably be between G and PG.



You go to an arcade and see a game in a mysterious booth, a game where you hook yourself to a machine with a mask and choose a level. Don't worry, you don't really die...unless you freak yourself out to death.

Player Comments

This story suffers from the common problem of lacking detail. At most there is a paragraph on each page. While thus is more acceptable when used in interactive fiction, so that the reader can quickly advance the game, you still need to find a balance. Describe what the levels look like. Describe the fear. Explain things. Create dialogue. What you have here is a summary: "You did that, then you did that." Go into the actions in detail.

Another annoying thing were the choices. Oftentimes they were random. Sometimes you would do something, and would be sent directly to the End Game and Leave Comments page without explanation as to how you died. Besides that, the interactive part was mostly done well with consequences and such (despite the fact that nearly every other choice lead to death.)

It also felt a bit pointless to have the random choices at the start which had no effect on the virtual reality and just rambled on. What does a gingerbread house evil lady have to do with a sci-Fi virtual reality game? It felt meaningless to have that and that section was prone to change genres quickly. Cut to the arcade!

Also, the friend disappeared so many times, coming in and out of the story at random.

Despite these faults, though, this story has some nice potential. You understand punctuation, spelling, grammar, and capitalization. You understand how to make a story interactive. And I enjoyed the game even with its drawbacks. Keep on writing :D
-- SixtySnakes on 8/30/2017 7:57:56 AM with a score of 0
-- zymonie miller on 1/11/2021 1:04:44 PM with a score of 0
-- jdla3 on 11/15/2020 10:28:34 PM with a score of 0
Huh. I think at some point we are supposed to forget that it was a virtual reality game in an arcade. And forget about that friend too. But... interesting.
-- Anactaka on 7/25/2018 11:48:45 PM with a score of 0
i love it.
-- APieceOfBread on 4/4/2018 6:54:50 PM with a score of 0
Very creative and a great concept, just not really done the right way. There are too many meaningless options at some points. Still, I think you did a good job.
-- Anonymous on 11/30/2017 7:35:15 PM with a score of 0
Pretty funny not the best certainly not the worst definitely describes it.
-- Artneg on 10/16/2017 6:08:24 PM with a score of 0
changing the rating worth every quarter * hint hint nudge nudge*
-- AurondragonTyr on 10/8/2017 12:47:52 AM with a score of 0
That was interesting but took me a few tries to actually get to vertical reality
-- K on 6/12/2017 8:45:52 PM with a score of 0
Fun fun fun fun fun fun!
-- Harry on 3/10/2017 4:59:25 AM with a score of 0
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