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Work Avoidance Wednesday – Wnd

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You are eaten by a grue. Anyone who spent any measurable amount of time playing text adventures like Zork would be instantly familiar with the nature of grues.

What exactly is a grue? According to Zork’s lore:

The grue is a sinister, lurking presence in the dark places of the earth. Its favorite diet is adventurers, but its insatiable appetite is tempered by its fear of light. No grue has ever been seen by the light of day, and few have survived its fearsome jaws to tell the tale.

Zork, and the other text adventures drew their inspiration from the old choose-your-own-adventure books; the ones that would have you flipping backwards and forwards through pages to carry on the story as the reader saw fit; a sort of paper-bound pre-cursor to RPGs.  Today’s Work Avoidance game is much like those old adventure books – only it’s been built in Twitter, by developer Terence Eden.

“They’re here. Oh God! They’ve found you!” it begins. The rest? The rest is up to you.

Me? I died a lot. Let us know if you make it through to the end unscathed.

Last Updated: January 14, 2015

13 Comments

  1. Mandom (Umar)

    January 14, 2015 at 11:32

    Did this yesterday, couldn’t make it to the end without dying 🙁 It was really vivid for me though

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    • Raptor Rants A Lot

      January 14, 2015 at 12:25

      I got to the end eventually.

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  2. Raptor Rants A Lot

    January 14, 2015 at 11:38

    Oh no. I’m sorry twitter followers. I am so sorry

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    • Raptor Rants A Lot

      January 14, 2015 at 11:48

      Wait, nvm. I’m an idiot

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      • Kensei Seraph

        January 14, 2015 at 11:57

        You forgot you had no followers or that you don’t use Twitter?

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        • Raptor Rants A Lot

          January 14, 2015 at 12:03

          You just click through the links. No need to tweet anything

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        • Thats_how_I_Troll

          January 14, 2015 at 12:14

          It used to be called stalking, now you are “following”

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  3. HairyEwok

    January 14, 2015 at 11:48

    Twitter loves this….. The people getting retweeted to it perhaps not so much.

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  4. hubble19

    January 14, 2015 at 11:54

    Darn, I’m not on twitter…and this sounds suspenseful :-/

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  5. ToshZA

    January 14, 2015 at 11:58

    “Open Twitter”
    *Page loads*
    “Read tweet from @wnd_go”
    “Close Twitter”
    “Delete Internet”

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  6. Thats_how_I_Troll

    January 14, 2015 at 12:03

    Did this yesterday, concept is cool, but the execution is of to a dreadful start!

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    • Raptor Rants A Lot

      January 14, 2015 at 12:03

      badumtsh

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  7. Anon A Mouse

    January 14, 2015 at 13:03

    I’m not a twit.

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