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Advanced Anne Frank Simulator

Uncle Jonathan Chicken wrote this in about ten minutes whilst drunk. I’m intending to write this review in about ten minutes whilst sober. Does that mean it’s any good? (The game or the review? Ed). Let’s find out….

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You play Anne Frank, a Jew living in hiding apparently on her own in the attic (I’m not sure this game is entirely historically accurate).

The keys are:
O – Left
P – Right
Q – Jump
W – Write in diary
S – Sleep

W and S only work if you are in the correct location. Let’s see what they do. Here’s the “sleep” action:

Zzzzzzzz......

Zzzzzzzz……

Huh? What time is it? WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN MY ROOM?

Oh, I was reviewing a game. I remember now. Let’s try the W action:

Scribble scribble

Scribble scribble

I can’t see any way of ending this game, or any scoring mechanism. Maybe you get carted off by the Germans and gassed if you play it for a few years.

You can also jump

You can also jump

I can’t decide whether this game is in bad taste or not. It certainly captures the boredom of living in hiding, where all you can do is write a diary, sleep or jump around. I guess that’s the point.

The best I can do is suggest a donation to the Anne Frank Trust, so some good might come out of this game.

Score: I’m not giving this game a score, because it didn’t give me one.
Download: .tap

4 Comments

  1. Mongrels…. (probably has an ad before the proper clip)
    Mentions Anne Frank, so there’s a reason for this piss poor comment.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72zLHGCOm-0

    Anyhoo…. Muller rice anyone?

  2. I could have made it a hell of a lot more offensive. The original one had 3 levels, this one is the first, the second one was you having to go out for bread and avoid nazis and the third one was a hiding game.

    1. I actually found it quite thought-provoking. Also, with a few minor modifications, it could be Advanced Julian Assange Simulator. (Don’t give him ideas – Ed)

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