First Times by Hero Robb

I highly recommend downloading this as to playing it in the browser because glitches surface in online play and the original music I wrote for it doesn't seem to work in the online play either.
This is my first foray into IF, so be gentle. I used a simplified language for inputs on this game. You pretty much only need to type look, take, use "whatever" (on "whatever"), go (north/east/south/west), and read. You awaken in what appears to be a hospital. Good luck.

Edit: Now uploaded is version 1.1 with numerous bug fixes and clarifications.
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Review by readmore
22 Sep 2014
Certainly not a bad attempt for a first foray into IF. I didn't encounter any bugs, but to be honest, I only played about halfway through the game (judging by a walkthrough someone posted) and was not intrigued enough to continue any further. Maybe it just wasn't my thing--although I do like horror when done right (Lurking Horror, as an example). The "clanging" was a nice touch, but I didn't feel like the sound-effects were very evenly distributed in the game.
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Review by Elixabit
09 Sep 2014
I literally tried to play this game 8 different times, with each time ending in the game freezing, crashing, not loading, etc.
This game is really intriguing - however - I cannot STAND the amount of progress I've lost, having to restart so many times, rushing to get a bit further before the game decides to wonk out on me again.
Hero Robb, you have something really good here, don't let it be tarnished by these silly issues. You don't want your name to be synonymous with cheap annoyance.
If those issues weren't occurring, this game would have gotten a perfect score from me.
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Review by Wordsmith
21 Jul 2014
This was a great game! Of course, like nearly any game, there were a few glitches and bugs, along with a couple grammatical and punctuation errors...

BUT-- The fact of the matter when playing ANY game is the plot - And I feel as if it was welded in such a way that it kept me on my seat. I can honestly say that I admire Hero Robb's skill when it comes to making text-based games; Heck, trust me, I've tried, and it's just a lot to look at all at once.

All-in-all, to wrap up, this game not only has a great plot, but the adventure of itself while going through the game stayed pleasant, without any frivolous puzzles and tasks. I just don't know how to describe it without giving everything away, it's THAT amazing!
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Review by wolfhunter
15 Jul 2014
it was pretty good but there was one bug for me so i could't complete game it would not let me make the make shift syringe other wise it was great

(4)

Review by Eisegete
06 Jul 2014
Loved the style and the symbolism. But the browser version (the only one I can use) doesn't have music, and when I got to the first cutscene, it didn't load and the game got stuck. Also, there are a lot of typos. Not really important, but they do detract from the sense of professionalism.
(4)

Review by Anonnona20
06 May 2014
Very immersive story that not only has elements of up front and in your face horror (gore, creepy music, spiders, waking up in a morgue, etc.) but as you uncover more of the story the implications pile up and a more horrific story unfolds (and a different story, depending on choices you make in game during cut scenes). The themes and symbolism in this game really shine best when you get all four endings and can flesh out the character that you will discover you are playing.

If after playing this game you can sleep well in a house wiTh creaky doors you are a better person tHan I. I'm antIcipating nightmareS and cursIng my family'S small bladders for at least a few days. (The music in the ritual room is definitely the Best, and most chilling when listEned to with the context of the game in miNd).

I'm looking forward to playing whatever Hero Robb makes next!

Hopefully it there will be some more options on what to to in each room and variation in the response to incorrect actions to take with the inventory items like 'eat the egg' - 'you try but you can't forget it's recent bedfellows enough to stuff it down your gullet.' or some such. Great job over all though!
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Review by norwalis
25 Apr 2014
Hate it could not even get past the first area
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Review by TheInvisibleKat
24 Apr 2014
This game is ridiculously addicting, but very difficult. You definitely have to use your mind on a lot of it, but it keeps you interested!
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02 Apr 2014
I'm stuck at the staircase behind the castle painting...:-( it says I can go sown but when I type down it says I'm not ready to go deeper...wt is going on...is this the ending?...the writing n plot is gd though
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Review by XpiKch3rXfRameX
26 Feb 2014
Okay, I finally got this game finished. I made a walkthrough, so I'm just gonna drop it off here in case anyone wants it. If you don't want hints/spoilers, don't read the rest of this post.

I played the game on my Kindle. I had an issue where I got to a certain point, then tried to go through a door, and the game just refreshed itself and I ended up in the same spot I already was. I deleted the game, redownloaded, and started over. This actually happened twice, but it was worth retrying each time. I don't know if this issue is exclusive to the Kindle or to all mobile devices or if it would also be a problem on PCs/Macs/etc.

Anyway! On to the WALKTHROUGH!

First Room
> open eyes
> take sheet
> look at doll
> look at gurneys
> take blade
> use scalpel on doll
> look at webs
> take cluster
> look at drawers
> look at drawer 67
> put egg in hole
> go north

Small Objects Room
> look at objects
> look at files
> read laminated file
> go west

Graffiti Room
> look at graffiti
> go west

Stone Room
> look at south door
> look at stones
> take paper
> read paper
> go north

Child's Room
> look at doll
> look at toys
> take bear
> use scalpel on bear
> open chest
> take money
> go south
> go east
> go east
> go east
> go east

Small Southern Door Room
> look at south door
> take note
> read note
> go east

Castle Mural Room
> look at mural
> go east
> go north
> go north
> go north
> go east

Neon Room
> open curtains
> go east
> look at seat
> go west
> look at stage
> take flowers
> go west
> go west

Wall With Holes Room
> look in holes
> take object
> read journal
> go west
> go west
> go west

Vending Machine Room
> look at machine
> use money on machine
> go south

Statue Room
> look at statue
> look at seat
> take medallion
> go north
> go east
> go east
> go east
> go east
> go south
> go south
> go south
> go west
> go west

Small Southern Door Room
> read note
> read journal
(These two things should help you answer the riddle. Say the answer out loud by typing "say _____." If you still don't know the answer, look at the next line.)
> say metal
> go south

Janitor's Closet
> look at shelves
> look at tools
> take can opener
> use can opener on can
> go north
> go east
> go east
> go north
> go north
> go north
> go west
> go west
> go north

Mirror Room
> look at mirror
> look at sinks
> look at counter
> look at doll
> look at table
> look at altar
> use flowers on altar
> use bear on altar
> use earrings on altar
> take heart
(It doesn't really seem to matter what you do now until you end up in the Vending Machine Room again after the cutscene.)

Vending Machine Room
> go east
> go east
> go east
> go east
> go south
> go south
> go south
> go west
> go west
> go west
> go west
> go west
> go west
> go north

Child's Room
> use heart on doll
> go south
> go north
> go east

Teen's Room
> look at magazines
> look at bowls
> look at piles
> look at doll
> look at mattress
> read notebook
> look at ticket
> go west

Child's Room
> look at shelves
> read red book
> read green book
> go south
> go east
> go east
> go east
> go east
> go east
> go east
> go north
> go east
(I don't think anything you do here changes anything. Just wait for the cutscene to finish.)
> go north
> go north
> go east

Neon Room
> go east
> close door
> use ticket on slot
(Wait for the end of the cutscene, when the door opens)
> go west
> look at east door
> take hands
> go west
> go south
> go south
> go south
> go west
> go west
> go west
> go west
> go west
> go west
> go north
> go east

Teen's Room
> use hands on doll
> go west
> look at toys
> go east
> look at magazines
> look at dishes
> look at animals
> look at chair
> go north

Adult's Room
> look at doll
> look at victim
(If you want, you can type "i" for your inventory, then look at each item to see a message about each of them that will only pop up in this room. It isn't necessary, but it adds to the atmosphere.)
> look at knife
> look at syringes
> take knife
> take syringes
> use plunger on tube
> use needles on plunger with tube
> go south
> go west
> go south
> go east
> go east
> go east
> go east
> go east

Castle Mural Room
> look at mural
> use tower on mural
> go south
> take tube
> go north
> go east
> go north
> go north
> go north
> go west
> go west
> go west
> go west
> go south

Statue Room
> use makeshift syringe on venom
> use filled syringe

After The Venom
(You can choose to go northeast or northwest. I will be going northwest. The ending changes depending on what you do.)
> go northwest

Statue Room
> read paper
> take eyes
> go north
> go east
> go east
> go east
> go east
> go south
> go south
> go south
> go west
> go west
> go west
> go west
> go west
> go west
> go north
> go east
> go north

Adult's Room
> use eyes on doll
> take knife
> go south
> go west
> go south
> go east
> go east
> go east
> go east
> go east
> go east
> go south
> use knife on east door
> go down
> go down
> go up
> look at right side
> look at left side
> go down
> look at right side
> look at left side
> go down
> look at mirror
> inventory
(You can choose to use your knife on yourself or the victim. The ending changes depending on what you do.)
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Hero Robb

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Written for Quest 5.2
Added 25 Apr 2012
Updated 22 Sep 2012

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