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Friday Free Game: Questionaut

I just finished one of the best trivia games ever, so I'm posting a game for last week now. This is the Friday Free Game for last week, even though I'm posting on a Monday. It's my blog. I can do it if I want to. Anyway, you're gonna get another game on Friday, so this is actually a good thing. For you. Ya ingrates.

Readers of my blog may know that I generally don't like trivia games, but this one is so well put-together, I find it hard not to recommend it. The game is Questionaut.

Created by Amanita Designs (of Samorost 1 and 2 fame), Questionaut has the requisite gorgeous graphics and ambient sound that made their earlier games so intriguing. But this time the interface is exploratory without being frustrating. You feel like your interacting with a strange and interesting world, and you are meeting curious little characters. The questions they ask are all very simple, but you have to pause and think for each one. I got them all right on my first time through but I know there was at least one question where I almost chose the wrong answer. With just a touch of challenge and really impressive visuals, Questionaut is a great way to kill 15 minutes to half an hour. Play it just for the hat.

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Comments on Friday Free Game: Questionaut
  Comment from Blogger gnome at Wednesday, March 19, 2008 1:49:00 PM
Excellent art and an interesting idea, though definitely still underdeveloped. Great find oh Red Bull!
  Comment from Blogger Red Bull at Wednesday, March 19, 2008 4:46:00 PM
Why do you think it's underdeveloped? To me it appears that Questionaut does exactly what its designer intended to do.

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