Alien Abduction

Player Rating4.72/8

"#316 overall, #31 for 2016"
based on 93 ratings since 02/29/2016
played 1,989 times (finished 121)

Story Difficulty2/8

"walk in the park"

Play Length3/8

"A nice jog down the driveway"

Maturity Level4/8

"need to be accompanied by an adult"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG.

You were minding your own business when you are suddenly abducted by aliens! Now you need to find your way home before, well, you're not sure, but before something!

This is a short, lighthearted puzzle adventure. It is not too hard and not too serious. The puzzle is simple, but try and pay attention to the clues to avoid dying and having to back up! There are seven ways to die and just one way to win.

Created for Riddles & Puzzles 2016 contest

First Runner-up: Riddles & Puzzles 2016

Player Comments

The premise of this game is very straightforward, you are abducted by aliens and have to escape to get back home. I thought the writing did a reasonable job of setting the scene, and trying to figure out how to find useful items and then use them helped keep the game engaging. It took me a little bit of time to work out how to actually use the cards to escape! The character was developed just enough to make you care about them. Purely for fun, I checked some of the ‘bad’ endings and I thought they were kind of amusing.

The game was very simple, but what was written was executed well, although I would have liked there to be some more puzzles, e.g. to get each of the cards. The brevity of the game and simplicity of the challenge and plot mean I can only give it a 5/8, but all in all it was a good storygame.
-- Future on 3/5/2016 3:54:18 AM with a score of 0
I loved this. The puzzle itself was a little simplistic, but the way it's designed, the way the player actually moves around the game world made it feel more like interactive fiction than a CYOA. One of my WIPs is in that style so it's interesting seeing it in practice.

The writing was good and funny, and most of the actions that led to death were clued in well enough. (Though I was clicking them anyway just to read the endings! The 'didn't you read the sign' one was short but got a laugh out of me.)

-- mizal on 3/3/2016 8:40:43 AM with a score of 0
It was short, straightforward, and fun with a touch of silliness. I really enjoyed the narration, and the puzzle was both original and interesting.

I also enjoyed the pretty colors. The blue background really added to the alien atmosphere, although your writing alone was enough to set the tone.

And most of the death scenes made me laugh, which is always a plus.
-- the_quiller on 3/2/2016 3:14:32 AM with a score of 0
Not that bad, not bad at all.
-- Kytty on 6/5/2020 2:02:50 PM with a score of 0
-- Daniel on 3/4/2020 3:07:02 PM with a score of 0
What I really liked about this game was that I cold tell the author had a lot of fun writing it. The description were great and I enjoyed the constant sarcastic and witty little jokes (most of them at my expense after doing something stupid to get me killed!) which I found entertaining.
I found it to be quite a maze to complete this game, though, which I'm guessing was sort of the point. It also took me about 25 attempts to get the end bit to work. I thought it was very creative though and I liked it a lot!
-- kcding on 7/1/2018 3:04:36 AM with a score of 0
:) This is awesome! [Though I wish there was no rear references...]
-- HowdyHiHello on 4/13/2018 9:38:27 PM with a score of 0
It is awesome this is the goat!

(greatest of all time)
-- Alex the 9 year old on 5/8/2017 9:37:02 PM with a score of 0
Nice work…
-- LOLiHAVEnoFACE on 4/27/2017 6:53:22 AM with a score of 0
Fun little story. I was entertained!
-- BigRonn77 on 11/29/2016 2:47:42 PM with a score of 0
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