The second release of The Big Fall has now been uploaded to the IF archive. I’d like to thank Dan Fabulich, whose detailed feedback was the main driver for a second release.
My goal with the second release is to correct bugs that were reported, make some of the puzzles more fair, and implement a new ending. Any feedback for this new release is appreciated.
The IFDB entry can be found here: http://ifdb.org/viewgame?id=mcap0dgcutsi2rk
For those unfamiliar with The Big Fall, it’s a parser based detective fiction from the perspective of private detective Jake Keems. The setting is 1947 Los Angeles. Here are some samples of the writing from the fiction:
My best powder-blue suit was wasted on an empty office. It was just me and a blue-bottle fly and the fly didn’t pay rent. The evening crawled like that horse I’d blown too much dough on. I was running out of patience and cigarettes. I needed a case.
Visiting an estate:
I drove along Sunset Boulevard, past walled and fenced estates, until I reached wrought-iron gates monographed MWR in Holmby Hills. Marshall Reed was one of the most powerful men in Los Angeles. His wealth had afforded him certain vices, like owning judges and a senator.
The house itself was modest. It was smaller than the Biltmore Hotel and probably only had one swimming pool. I parked my crate near the front door.
In a hotel lobby:
I was in what passed for the lobby of the Rundle Hotel. A dollar fifty a day got anyone a room and no questions. It was the kind of dump where people registered with names like John Smith and Robert Jones. A cheap radio blared from behind a long wooden counter and a worn wooden staircase led up to the rooms.