Ishmael is a short multimedia-enhanced hypertext game about perpetual cycles of displacement and violence as seen through the lens of a child. Takes about 15 minutes to read/play through.
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Mixed (26) - 53% of the 26 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Apr 7, 2017
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December 11, 2018

IndieCade finalist Ishmael now available on Steam

Took a little while, but here it is.

So yada yada, it's not a game it's a story, it's too linear, it should cost less than free, it doesn't belong on Steam, etc.

If you find a bug let me know and I'll fix it.

Thanks for playing. :)
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Reviews

“Magnuson is extensively familiar with the history of interactive fiction, including parser IF… That craft and theoretical groundwork are on display in Ishmael.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“This is really, really well done.”
IFDB review

“There is no game to play here... This ought to not be on Steam for a number of reasons.”
Steam review

About This Game

Ishmael is a short multimedia-enhanced hypertext game about perpetual cycles of displacement and violence as seen through the lens of a child.

Takes about 15 minutes to read/play through.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Contains some photographs that depict bodily injury, blood, and firearms.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 64-bit Windows OS
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM

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