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Christina Nordlander reviews A Study in Porpentine: "Great game, but play Skulljhabit first" November 17, 2017
"Creating an homage to a fellow artist (particularly one who is still alive and may come across your work) is a tricky rope to walk. At..." - See full review
Denk reviews The Wand: "Two games in one" November 16, 2017
"This was my favorite 2017 Ifcomp game. I don't see how to make a meaningful review of this one, without touching on the hidden content,..." - See full review
Mike Spivey reviews The Wizard Sniffer: "Comedic Genius" November 16, 2017
"Writing farce is like a figure skater launching into a spin: Itís easy to overdo it or underdo it just a little and spoil the effect...." - See full review
MathBrush reviews 10pm: "A fancy symbol-sliding game" November 16, 2017
"This game has you speak completely in symbols. You are bird, a child living with a single male named Ty. Ty has problems, and so do you...." - See full review
MathBrush reviews 1958: Dancing With Fear: "A dancing-based historical game in a magnificent setting" November 16, 2017
"Ojuel is a master of setting, and this is a great game. You play as an former dancer in 1958 in a communist Carribean country. You have..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews 8 Shoes on the Shelves: "An odd mix of underimplementation and clever ideas" November 16, 2017
"This was a strange game. It has some great ideas: extricate yourself from a pile of rubble (which reminds me of an old comp game where..." - See full review

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