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 nathans
15 Apr 2015
I woke up then got stuck. I think i broke it when i ate the gurney
(1)

Review by Scarlett Phantom
01 Apr 2015
This game was challenging at times, but amazing. I liked the different endings, and how some things stayed the same in all of them. There were definitely times that creeped me out, like when the character was in the booth and the woman came out. The sound effects there were especially nice.

At times, the game would freeze and I'd have to refresh the page and start from my last save point. Also, it would've been nice to know where we were, just to get a better idea of who we are and what we're doing.

And people, if you play this on the internet (IDK about the app), you can save. Take advantage of that!
(5)

Review by DaNiX88
11 Mar 2015
A very good game, and quite difficult. The sounds are very eerie and the storyline is written in a way that's chilling to the bone. I quite like how there are 4 different endings and together, add some extra detail to the background story.

My only problem is that we were not able to fully understand the backstory and figure out just what we are or where we are, though the theme is horror, so doesn't take away from the whole game since it was thrilling for its entirety.
(5)

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.
(3)

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.
(2)

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!
(4)

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!
(5)

Review by norwalis
25 Apr 2014
Hate it could not even get past the first area
(1)

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

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