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There are 3 2 1 0 days left to submit your Geist Geekcodes. For those that feel intimidated by the event (the main thread is up to 1400 posts!) but still would like some of the amazing microbadges we designed, here is all you need to know:

Download a Inform/Z5 Interpreter for your computer.

Download the game file located here: Geist - Release 20

It takes about 30-45 minutes to obtain the first of 13 microbadges. Fortunately, it's the amazing Alden Manor micro!

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These are the only commands you need to get that first micro:

N,S,E,W,U,D - Move in the basic directions
TAKE - Pick up an item (e.g. TAKE WHISTLE, TAKE ALL)
LOOK - General look (room description)
EXAMINE - More detail on an item (hugely important in Geist!)
OPEN - Open a door, hatch, lid, etc. (e.g. OPEN DOOR)
PUSH - Move an item by pushing
PULL - Move an item by pulling
PRESS - Touch an Item (TOUCH item also works)


We have an official Geist Hints geeklist which will help you along in your quest if you need it (but try to use them sparingly).

When you're done playing, submit your Geek Code (provided by the game when you QUIT or finish): Geist - Microbadge Redemption Thread
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Re: Geist Distilled - 3 Days Left!
Speaking of intimidation: I don't think it's 1400 pages, but 1400 postings. Still impressive.
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And I'd go to pay them for the beer and they wouldn't let me. "Abu el Banat" means "Father of daughters." They thought the beer was the least they could do.
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Re: Geist Distilled - 3 Days Left!
I should REALLY find the time to start this.
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Re: Geist Distilled - 3 Days Left!
hahnarama wrote:
I should REALLY find the time to start this.
If you ever loved Interactive Fiction or wanted to give it a try, JUST DO IT, now!

Geist is a very-well crafted text adventure with a lot of ambience, wit, and boardgamegeek flavour. It simply doesn't get much better

By the way, I would like to express sincere thanks to all the dev team for putting together such a gem. You did an outstanding job!

Excuse me, but I've got to go back to the microbadge hunt...
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Re: Geist Distilled - 3 Days Left!
I have played around 1 third of the adventure, so little time right now. I will finish it tomorrow no matter what!

Thanks a lot Dave thumbsup

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Re: Geist Distilled - 3 Days Left!
Spent more time than I planned on trying to complete this but when I realized I was getting close to finishing I didn't want it to end! Great, great job by the dev team - thanks for putting this all together! If you haven't tired it yet, do it! You won't be disappointed.
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Re: Geist Distilled - 3 Days Left!
wavemotion wrote:

EXAMINE - More detail on an item (hugely important in Geist!)

You can use X instead of EXAMINE.
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Re: Geist Distilled - 3 Days Left!
I plan to do this soon! I love text adventure games.
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Re: Geist Distilled - 3 Days Left!
Finally got started. Took a little while to remember how to play (it's like Zork). Made it to 1st room microbadge!
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Re: Geist Distilled - 3 Days Left!
You can also get the code by using SCORE. That allows you to submit a code but still keep working at getting more rewards.
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Re: Geist Distilled - 3 Days Left!
andvaranaut wrote:
You can also get the code by using SCORE. That allows you to submit a code but still keep working at getting more rewards.
This works well. However, the author has asked to limit the number of submission so you should try to limit the number of codes submitted.
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Re: Geist Distilled - 3 Days Left!
I really like this one:
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> turn tv off
You turn the television off. It's a rare skill that you're justifiably proud of - most of your peers haven't the knack.

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Re: Geist Distilled - 3 Days Left!
Oh my god. I didn't know you could "EXAMINE". I wonder if I would have finished in less moves...

For the record, would "LOOK [ITEM]" have accomplished the same thing?
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Re: Geist Distilled - 3 Days Left!
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Oh my god. I didn't know you could "EXAMINE". I wonder if I would have finished in less moves...

For the record, would "LOOK [ITEM]" have accomplished the same thing?
Yes, it should.
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Re: Geist Distilled - 3 Days Left!
Ok cool. Thanks for doing this, I had a blast. Made me go look for the Hitchihiker's Guide to the Galaxy text adventure I never finished years ago.
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Re: Geist Distilled - 3 Days Left!
This was a lot of fun and I laughed many times, only occasionally pulling my hair out trying to figure out a puzzle. The hair will grow back, but fun and humor must be had while they are offered.

The old timers who stopped having hair awhile ago... its definitely worth the time.
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Re: Geist Distilled - 3 Days Left!
captainraffi wrote:
Ok cool. Thanks for doing this, I had a blast. Made me go look for the Hitchihiker's Guide to the Galaxy text adventure I never finished years ago.

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Re: Geist Distilled - 3 Days Left!
captainraffi wrote:
Ok cool. Thanks for doing this, I had a blast. Made me go look for the Hitchihiker's Guide to the Galaxy text adventure I never finished years ago.
You have:
that thing your aunt gave you which you don't know what it is
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Re: Geist Distilled - 3 Days Left!
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You have:
that thing your aunt gave you which you don't know what it is
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"no smartphone" is in direct homage to this.
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Re: Geist Distilled - 3 Days Left!
Question that may have been answered in one of the many other posts so my apologies for the repetition. But, do we submit codes as we go along for each one or for the last one that we receive (which will "recognize" that we have received the other ones)?

Also, as I have saved the game to go back later to play, is there anyway to re-look at the codes that I have already received? I ask this because, although I did write them down as I received them, there was one that I was not sure it was a "U" or a "V" in the code but cannot remember now which one that was.

Thanks,
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Phytoman wrote:
Question that may have been answered in one of the many other posts so my apologies for the repetition. But, do we submit codes as we go along for each one or for the last one that we receive (which will "recognize" that we have received the other ones)?
You can submit more than one code - but I'm asking for folks to try and reduce the number of codes submitted (each new microbadge you earn will yield you a code that includes all previous micros you've earned - so submitting once when you're done playing is typical).

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Also, as I have saved the game to go back later to play, is there anyway to re-look at the codes that I have already received? I ask this because, although I did write them down as I received them, there was one that I was not sure it was a "U" or a "V" in the code but cannot remember now which one that was.
At any time you can type SCORE to see what you have.
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Re: Geist Distilled - 3 Days Left!
Thanks to all who made this happen - liked it a lot!
I was a little bit busy at the beginning of January, so missed the start. Still was able to finish it by the 14th, yay!
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Still, pissed off by Bob's reaction. Couldn't you guys put an alternative version of him into the game? Even I was taller in the game world, but this old bastard was exactly like in real life.
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Im still trudging through it. I MUST SAVE THE OWLBEAR!!! He's so cute and misunderstood.
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Re: Geist Distilled - 1 Day Left!
wavemotion wrote:

You can submit more than one code - but I'm asking for folks to try and reduce the number of codes submitted (each new microbadge you earn will yield you a code that includes all previous micros you've earned - so submitting once when you're done playing is typical).

Im not done playing but can I submit my code now and if I get another award or finish the game, submit again?
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Re: Geist Distilled - 1 Day Left!
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wavemotion wrote:

You can submit more than one code - but I'm asking for folks to try and reduce the number of codes submitted (each new microbadge you earn will yield you a code that includes all previous micros you've earned - so submitting once when you're done playing is typical).
Im not done playing but can I submit my code now and if I get another award or finish the game, submit again?
Yes, that's totally fine.

26 hours left! We have given out over 5000 microbadges now for this event. Woot!
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