Definitions

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  • n. An additional physical item packaged with a game (usually interactive fiction) to immerse the player in the game world and provide hints to solving the game.

Etymologies

feel +‎ -ie, introduced by Infocom. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Complete "feelie" gear had to be custom fitted and built differently for males and females, because it included mechanisms for sexual satisfaction.

    Who Do You Say I Am

  • "Of course, we don't have any kind of 'feelie' set-up.

    Who Do You Say I Am

  • Write the passage straight, then go back and work the ‘touchy-feelie history’ into what you have written and DO NOT try and slide off into some extended footnote that had sod all to do with the plot.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Robert Low, part one

  • To my surprise, Madeline had frowned when I used the word "feelie."

    Who Do You Say I Am

  • Are they scared Obama is going to touchy-feelie and talk them to death?

    McCain: Obama Has Nothing In Common With Hamas -- But The Voters Think It Should Be An Issue, Anyway

  • The final tragedy of the sad reign of George W. Bush may well be that he will cause John McCain to lose to Barack Obama, with the resultant inevitable decline of America into just another touchy-feelie neo-socialist run-of-the-mill nation.

    Bush-McCain Fundraiser Scaled Back Due To Lack Of Takers

  • One day, unless we say ‘enough’ very soon, we will all live in the ‘bold sunlit uplands’ of touchy-feelie, police-free youthful expression, and God help all of us if that comes to pass. on October 29, 2007 at 2: 56 am | Reply philosophicalcop

    You Couldn’t Make It Up. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Our parents were the boomers, and so many of them are the touchie-feelie, hippy types who were more worried about being friends with their kids rather than disciplinarians.

    thin skinned

  • He broaches the idea that the "Yes We Can" meme may have hurt the Obama campaign, in that what Obama really needed after Super Tuesday was to close Clinton down by framing her consistently as the "status quo" candidate, instead of spreading the euphoric, touchie-feelie "Yes We Can" meme.

    Getting the Download from Joe Trippi

  • The interviewer apparently chose the wrong Obama supporter to drill, assuming he would be light on policy and long on “touchy-feelie”

    The Power of Love

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  • Also features in "touchy feelie".

    November 18, 2007

  • First appeared in Huxley's Brave New World, I think:

    "Going to the Feelies this evening, Henry?" enquired the Assistant Predestinator. "I hear the new one at the Alhambra is first-rate. There's a love scene on a bearskin rug; they say it's marvellous. Every hair of the bear reproduced. The most amazing tactual effects." - Brave New World, chapter 3

    November 18, 2007

  • Sci-fi term for movies of the future which were not only 3-d but also induced the physical sensations (tactile and olfactory et al.) being experienced on screen into the audience.

    November 18, 2007