Kicker was written in Inform 7 (version 7.8 - Hydrogen - 7.6.5 build 6G60) and is based on an idea concocted at dinner with Doug Wilson and Simon Christiansen. See the game’s “walkthrough” for testers’ names, bless them all.
You can read my writing about the game on my blog. Kicker was reviewed by Emily Short, Too Much Free Time, and LMD Adventures. It placed 20th in the 2012 edition of the Interactive Fiction Competition.