Aisle by Sam Barlow

"Late Thursday night. You've had a hard day and the last thing you need is this: shopping. Luckily, the place is pretty empty and you're progressing rapidly. On to the next aisle...

Aisle started out as a game which would not need the usual meta-verbs... i.e. a game with only one turn. The initial idea was: How do I make a game with only one turn interesting? Give it lots of endings--in fact there are many 'endings' and (hopefully) every sensible action results in an 'ending'. There is no winning action. There is however more going on than just this and the more endings you see the more things should become clear." [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]
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Review by nookim1
24 Jul 2016
Fun game.

Review by happysappygirl101
20 Jul 2016
Very short to play once, yet oddly intricate. I wish one story was focused on, but I still loved typing in random verbs and seeing the outcome, as well as hearing the various stories about Clare and Rome.

Review by vernonmleon
14 Aug 2015
Very good. It would be nice if you could store up all the endings and make a complete piece of the puzzle that had a more "finite" ending. But overall a very interesting idea and a very sad story.

Hope to see more!

Review by twin_centaurs
09 Jul 2015
There are so many options, it is amazing. Great to play it repeatedly.

Review by Mtdewisbest
03 Jun 2015
Small Spoiler.
Talked to woman, she didn't like me.
Punched woman, got free Gnocchi.

Very interesting game.

Review by LilyLovesGaming
03 May 2015
I really like the idea of creating a story out of only one action. I think it's really fun. Short, but fun. It's one of those games you can amuse yourself with while doing homework(yes, I am actually doing homework right now).

Review by MisterPibb316
25 Apr 2015
It's a cute little thing--and by little, I mean that if your command is recognized, you can expect to be done after that one command. By all means, it's fun, and I recommend amusing yourself with it for a few minutes. Not much of a game, though.

Review by Angelofdeath1762
15 Mar 2015
Fantastic :)

Review by Buranchi
09 Mar 2015
Exceeded my expectations

Review by Justanothercase
17 Feb 2015
Loved this game. The more I play it, the more I learn about *him* and let me tell you, something wrong happened in Rome.

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Written by
Sam Barlow
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Published 28 May 1999
Listing added 12 Jan 2014

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