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Merry Christmas, Alfred Robbins

by HillBilly

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File size: 6.9 MB
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Graphics: 320x200, 32-bit color

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Operating System(s):
Windows
Game Genre:
Contemporary
Game Type:
Horror
Story Type:
Original
Release Date:
26 Dec 2008
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Short game (can be completed within 30 minutes)
Short game Can be completed within 30 minutes
Medium length game Takes at least 30 mins to finish
Full length game As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic
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19 people have rated this game so far:
Visual:
75%
Immersion:
75%
Puzzles & Pacing:
61%
Overall Enjoyment:
68%

About this game

You're Alfred Robbins. You're 42 years old and work at a local post office. It's the night before Christmas, and you've just recently returned home after working overtime. Neither you nor your wife has had the time to make the proper arrangements for a Christmas celebration, and you've decided to use this last night to surprise your family. Times have been rough, so make do with what you have and celebrate the holidays to your best effort. Two weeks production time, then a few additional days fixing all the horrid bugs! Current version 1.0.2.7
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HillBilly has worked on 2 other games: (see them >>)
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Babar has worked on 12 other games: (see them >>)

AGS Panel Review

"Chilling, depressing, but well executed. Story may leave some players cold, but it's point is effectively made."

9 people commented on this game (newest first):

EASILY THE BEST POINT AND CLICK GAME EVER!
fantastic work.
2014-06-03 19:26:39 by theofficialcirax
Great, perfectly bleak graphics (the emotionless eye whites!), immersive original soundtrack, atmospheric writing...

On the other hand, it has a rather awkward interface and the safe puzzle (one of the first you need to solve) is completely unfair. Finally, I felt the chilling conclusion was somewhat out of place.

Nevertheless, because of the atmosphere, the music and the unusual take on Christmas theme, I still would consider Alfred Robbins a must-play.
2011-01-25 21:29:24 by Ascovel
Fantastic game, totally worth playing. Such a depressing mood of a kind that I've not experienced in an adventure game before. You really felt like you were invested in the central character for a short time, which makes the twist of an ending even more shocking!
2009-04-22 08:10:36 by Hudders
I completed this game the other day and thoroughly enjoyed it from begining to end.
I myself found no bugs at all.
The graphics are very well done as is the scripting and the ending is just WOW!
I definitely recommend this one.
2009-03-21 22:12:48 by RetroJay
I'm a bit puzzled by the previous reviews: this game is definitely worth playing.
2009-02-07 23:30:33 by bicilotti
Played the 1.02 version, no bugs found (but tried only once). Think this one has been polished to run stable. The game is quite short, but nice. Give it a try.
2008-12-30 20:17:43 by neon
Dreadful, illogical and utterly pointless - avoid!
2008-12-28 16:32:48 by Zargblast
I really like the graphics and the music, and I love the atmosphere. However, this game is so buggy, that it cannot be completed. I've already downloaded two updates provided by the developers, and each new version breakes earlier than the previous ones. After playing the beginning three times, I've decided it's enough, at least for a while, until it gets fixed. Still giving it a high score for the most part.
2008-12-28 13:26:10 by jkohen
If the author of this badly drawn game with the most frustrating game play I've run into in a long time wanted to leave me feeling sick, he succeeded. I can't figure out what else he might have been trying to accomplish.
2008-12-28 05:46:54 by Gil (blackgsd)
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