Second Place, IF Comp 2000
2000 XYZZY for Best Writing

Metamorphoses is a game about transformation and aspiration, set somewhere between our own reality and the world of forms. An exercise in simulationist IF, it offers multiple solutions to most puzzles and attempts to model interactions between objects of different sizes, shapes, and materials in a realistic way, including burning and the breakage of fragile objects.

The post-competition versions get rid of several bugs and reworks the scoring system. The latest release is release 4 (2/22/02). It is downloadable or playable online. (See also Fractured Metamorphoses, below under "Experimental.")

Full list of solutions to the puzzles.
Walkthrough as distributed with the competition game.


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Last updated February 22, 2002. All text and images on these pages copyright Emily Short, 2002.
Contact me at emshort@mindspring.com with any questions or comments.