A UFO at School

a Sci-Fi by Ogre11

Commended by BerkaZerka on 9/21/2019 9:07:17 AM

Player Rating4.19/8

"#388 overall, #45 for 2015"
based on 235 ratings since 08/18/2015
played 4,412 times (finished 299)

Story Difficulty1/8

"no possible way to lose"

Play Length2/8

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

Maturity Level2/8

"choking hazard for children under 4"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 6. To compare to the movie rating system, this would be G.

There's a UFO at the school!

This story was written as a an attempt to try out a different way to write storygames. I tried to write the entire story from start to finish, then insert choices only after writing the story (see more here). The story is intentionally short: this is supposed to be a short story of the type you might read in a magazine: no matter which path you take, it should end up with a story about 800-1,200 words long. For those interested, there are eight different endings.

Player Comments

So, this was pretty good.

It was of course, a bit random, but it probably wouldn't be easy to write a super realistic story about a UFO showing up at school.

I enjoyed the writing style, and the characters were pretty well developed (which is impressive since the storygame had a short length.)

You managed to provide an interesting plot, a setting, characters with personality, and a main problem in just 800-1200 words. Again, very impressive.

The length may have been short in terms of words, but I was glad there were at least a few choices and a couple paragraphs on every page.

Some of the situations seemed very, uh, convenient and unrealistic. Sort of like they just happened for plot convenience and weren't really thought of very carefully before being written.

I did notice a few errors in tense, grammar, and spelling, but not anything too major. All in all, a good read if you're looking for something short and simple.

4/8.
-- MinnieKing on 7/13/2017 4:02:52 PM with a score of 0
This is why I am so proud to be an American. Only in this great nation would a principal be so prepared for aliens invading his high school. Arm our teachers! Also, why does Gavin go to the bathroom so often during this class that his teacher knows he needs the hall pass without Gavin asking for it? God bless America, my home sweet home, and Go Packers Go!
-- Ivan on 1/3/2021 2:09:23 PM with a score of 0
Short, simple and interesting.
Enjoyed it.
-- MessyGoat on 7/12/2020 5:50:40 AM with a score of 0
Well done
-- mark on 6/19/2020 4:45:28 AM with a score of 0
I like this story
-- Hasham on 6/8/2020 2:19:35 AM with a score of 0
I personally found it fun to play, but I would've liked a longer version. I know this was made a few years ago, but I still liked it!!
-- Kytty on 6/5/2020 1:57:34 PM with a score of 0
Not that bad??
-- Serah on 6/1/2020 10:31:58 PM with a score of 0
Not that bad??
-- Serah on 6/1/2020 10:31:57 PM with a score of 0
Good Game. Very Easy. Finished it in under five minutes.
-- Akary on 5/14/2020 1:02:46 PM with a score of 0
Ooooh, very spooky! :0 I like how destriptive the sentences were. My character kept yelling at the teacher XD
-- ScaleyTheDino on 4/28/2020 3:07:54 PM with a score of 0
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