Review of "Goose, Egg, Badger"

Goose, Egg, Badger is a Z-code 5 interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2004 by Brian Rapp. At the 2004 XYZZY Awards, it was a finalist in the Best Puzzles category.

Review by David Welbourn

Sorry, I didn't play much of this one either. The title alone suggested Gödel, Escher, Bach, which is a book by Douglas Hofstadter on how math, art, and music are related. The geek boy in me thought that sounded just fine. Let's go find some math, art, and music and go pattern matching.

However, what I found was a home, whose kitchen and yard had been invaded by various animals you have in your, um, let's call it a zoo. The kitchen is trashed, and the animals are all over the place, not in their pens, and oh me, oh my, we'd better go put them back!

Uh-huh. Sure. The PC does this all the time I bet. Not me. I looked at it all and thought, why should I bother? The kitchen is totally destroyed already. It's not like it could get any worse. And the animals are unhurt, not escaped from the yard, not bothering each other. They can stay where they are. Lemme get back to that dream with the stars.

Which I more or less did by going onto another game.

Rating: Not Rated.

✍️🏻 See my handwritten notes.