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Simon Deimel reviews The City: "Dystopia" December 11, 2013
"The basic premise is quite fine. There are missing pieces in the story, but that makes the scene more surreal, so it is not necessarily a..." - See full review
Sharpe reviews The Lighthouse's Tale: "Click, Click, Click, Click . . ." December 11, 2013
"The Lighthouse's Tale is yet another Twine "game" that isn't a game but is instead a (very) short story. Since the prose was so good, I..." - See full review
Simon Deimel reviews Color of Milk Coffee: "Defined by inactivity" December 10, 2013
"I can hardly rate this, because it is a flash fiction, so supposed to be short, and the main idea is not that bad. I understand that this..." - See full review
Simon Deimel reviews Cold: "Promising start" December 10, 2013
"My first impression is not that bad, the story is okay and the writing sufficient. Unfortunately the coding is not complete (error..." - See full review
A new listing for Fallen London, by Failbetter Games December 9, 2013
Poet or Assassin? Lover or Spy? Choose your fate in Fallen London, a gothic metropolis a mile beneath the surface of the earth. An epic adventure where you live a sometimes horrific, often curious, but...
A new listing for Hypnagogue, by Mitch Alexander December 9, 2013
"Who am I?" it replies, in a voice that warbles and wavers as though it belonged to a child that had recently been crying. "I'm one of your secret cousins." ------------- You awake in the middle of the...
Hanon Ondricek reviews Citizens on the Mountaintop: The Story of the Civil War Amendments: "Wicked Satire" December 9, 2013
"This is a great use of the Quest engine for CYOA masquerading as a correctional class to teach you about corporate personhood. I almost..." - See full review
News on Final Girl: Updated Strategy Guide December 9, 2013
The Strategy Guide for Final Girl has been updated. The secrets have been removed for an upcoming blog post, and the walkthrough has been improved slightly to make it a little easier to get started. - Details
Hanon Ondricek reviews Show Me Your Back: "A Twine poem about misunderstood emotions." December 9, 2013
"No plot, but some raw emotions on display. Thank you for making the text big!"
A new listing for Show Me Your Back, by keres December 9, 2013
A game about not falling in love. Multiple endings.
Simon Deimel reviews 404- Life not Found (Beta): "The wrong strategy" December 9, 2013
"It seems to me that the writer came up with the idea of a zombie apocalypse, created a room with some items and a little puzzle how to..." - See full review
Sharpe reviews Under the Bed: "Awesome Game!" December 9, 2013
"This review started as a question that can be read in the spoiler below and in further comments. Now that I've completed the game, I'm..." - See full review
A new listing for Citizens on the Mountaintop: The Story of the Civil War Amendments, by Ted Casaubon December 8, 2013
A historical satire of the corporate personhood movement in America.
Simon Deimel reviews Roofed: "A nice diversion" December 8, 2013
"This story is quite short, and the locations are clearly limited. The special thing about it are the responses and actions of the central..." - See full review
A new listing for Within the Walls - A Text Adventure, by Mohammad AlHuraiz December 8, 2013
Youíre lost in a dark and strange place that defies logic, what makes it worse is that youíre followed and preyed upon by unknown forces. Find your way through the catacombs of this horror text adventure as...
A new listing for The Inheritance, by Scott Adams December 7, 2013
Picture a virtual world where your imagination replaces your own senses. Where you are attempting to recover the rarest book in the world and make it your own! You wake up in a motel room. As you begin to...
A new listing for Akabane Nights, by Dobromir Harrison December 7, 2013
You're a vampire living near Akabane Station in Northern Tokyo. Can you make it through another night unscathed, or will your baser urges give you away? "WARNING: It has bad language, (mild) sexual content...
A new listing for Return to Pirate's Island 2, by Scott Adams December 7, 2013
Imagine a world where your imagination replaces your senses. A world full of sea, sand, pirates and treasure ! You wake up in a boat, not knowing your purpose, but as you find your sea legs and begin to...
Molly reviews Wisp: "In a twisty maze of marshes, all alike" December 7, 2013
"Wisp is basically a maze-that-is-not-a-maze game; the story is you're a traveler very late in getting home and must now deal with a..." - See full review
A new listing for Microdot Reimagined, by Colin Jones December 7, 2013
MICRODOT REIMAGINED is the unique, disruptive text game from classic games author Colin Jones. a game unlike anything youíve ever played, Microdot uses Colinís original writing style to hack into your brain...
A new listing for Sorcery! 2, by Steve Jackson and inkle December 7, 2013
Per the first game in this series, this is an adaptation of a print-based game book originally published in 1983, updated for modern touch-screen devices. The player quests across a fantasy map (this time of...
streever reviews Elegy of the Deadscape, Chapter I: "Nostalgic derivative fantasy CYOA" December 7, 2013
"This short CYOA had a few grammatical problems and typos, and a very derivative fantasy plot element--think Gunslinger meets Tolkien. The..." - See full review
streever reviews Gardening for Beginners: "Fun small comedy" December 7, 2013
"The writing is comedic and amusing, and there is some clever work going on behind the scenes in the shifting room descriptions. I enjoyed..." - See full review
Jason Lautzenheiser reviews Gardening for Beginners: "Fun ten minute diversion." December 6, 2013
"I've played this through a few times over the last couple months. Not that there is a ton of reply value with multiple paths or..." - See full review
Macaroni-cheese reviews Time For Tea: "Hints please" December 6, 2013
"This really needs a walk through."
streever reviews Three Steps to the Left: "A clever, short comedic piece" December 6, 2013
"There isn't a lot going on here, but the basic premise is amusing and humorous. The writing is consistently funny and clear, and..." - See full review
Katrisa reviews Three Steps to the Left: "Not much to offer." December 5, 2013
"I liked the idea of going into and out of different plays, as the description suggested, but there really wasn't very much to it. There's..." - See full review
Katrisa reviews My Evil Twin: "Fun, but not filling." December 5, 2013
"This was a fun, polished, little game. I really would give it a 3.5/5 or perhaps a bit lower, but figured I'd round up rather than down...." - See full review
Simon Deimel reviews The Lighthouse: "Not spectacular, but I have seen worse" December 5, 2013
"This little game is not a challenge for anyone -- finding keys and the corresponding doors right after that; no further implementations,..." - See full review
A new listing for Sorcery!, by Steve Jackson and inkle December 5, 2013
An adaptation of a print-based game book originally published in 1983, updated for modern touch-screen devices. The player quests across a fantasy map, dealing with all sorts of encounters using a text-based...
streever reviews Depression Quest: "Very moving, meaningful" December 5, 2013
"With the recent outpouring of CYOA style games focused on depression, apathy, and other behavioral issues, I have to say, I was a bit..." - See full review
Christina Nordlander reviews 100,000 Years: "Barely a game" December 5, 2013
"I give this two stars because the writing is pretty good, in its self-imposed succinctness, and the story ties together well. But the..." - See full review
A new listing for Depression Quest, by Zoe Quinn, Patrick Lindsey, Isaac Schankler December 5, 2013
"An interactive (non)fiction about living with depression." The player of this multimedia hypertext game is given a series of everyday life events, and has to attempt to manage their illness, relationships,...
A new listing for Elegy of the Deadscape, Chapter I, by Rafael Arenhart December 4, 2013
Elegy of the Deadscape Chapter I - The Fortress in the Wasteland The world of Deadscape was a world of warriors and mages; peasants and kings; humans, orcs and elves. Until the aftermath came. The most...
Simon Deimel reviews 100,000 Years: "Neverending cycle" December 4, 2013
"This game consists of six paragraphs and the reader can cycle through them to repeat the circle over and over again. No choices. I am..." - See full review
News on PataNoir: Release 5 now available December 4, 2013
Release 5 of PataNoir is now available. This release includes an interactive tutorial, and a simplified keyword parser interface. Coming soon: Illustrated version, and app conversions for iOS and Android. - Details
Christina Nordlander reviews The House at the End of Rosewood Street: "Good story, weak gameplay" December 4, 2013
"Disclaimer: I spoiled myself for this game by reading some IFComp reviews, which gave me hints for how to solve the final puzzle, as well..." - See full review
Simon Deimel reviews How To Get Ahead In Advertising: "A short one" December 4, 2013
"It is a short story with interactive elements. Some strong expressions, but that was still acceptable... I did not feel offended at any..." - See full review
streever reviews The Surprising Case of Brian Timmons: "Good introduction to mystery IFs" December 4, 2013
"This would be a good mystery IF for a new player. It was easy to solve without hints, and I felt a sense of satisfaction at having..." - See full review
streever reviews The Thing About Dungeons: "Funny story subverting RPG tropes" December 4, 2013
"This is a fun, short CYOA story that offers a humorous pastiche of RPG tropes. Hennessy is a good writer, employing colloquialisms in a..." - See full review
A new listing for Dark Angel, by Jerry Ford December 3, 2013
Dark Angel is a noir-ish, pulp fiction detective story set in the present time. Harry, the player character in this 3rd-person, past-tense IF story, is a San Francisco private detective who gets caught up in...
Simon Deimel reviews My Great Return: "Just browsing..." December 3, 2013
"...and again I stumbled upon a CYOA-game. I do not really like them, but sometimes they offer a short diversion without being brain..." - See full review
streever reviews Interview with a Rock Star: "A Short Conversation " December 3, 2013
"The writing is solid, but there isn't a lot here to do or experience. The game is simple. You can ask Rocky Stampede a few questions, and..." - See full review
streever reviews Wisp: "Rough, possibly unfinished maze game" December 3, 2013
"This is a minimalist, rough maze game. It may not be completely finished. I did manage to win, but I'm not sure what other options were..." - See full review
Sharpe reviews The Sleeping Princess: "Fun Little Game" December 3, 2013
"If The Sleeping Princess was written by a child, it was a child with an A-level high school writing ability at least. The story..." - See full review
streever reviews Mystery House Possessed: "Interesting experiment" December 3, 2013
"This is an interesting take on mystery games and NPC interaction. The randomization makes for occasionally frustrating playthroughs, but..." - See full review
streever reviews A Slight Problem With Zombies: "Simple, short CYOA zombie game" December 3, 2013
"This was a quick and short CYOA around familiar zombie tropes and ideas. The writing was sound, funny, and engaging, so it worked well,..." - See full review
streever reviews The Voodoo You Do: "Dark, interesting angle and narrative" December 3, 2013
"This is a short and successful game with an interesting twist and narrative. I don't think the presentation of Voodoo is particularly..." - See full review
streever reviews The Horrible Pyramid: "Well-written and fun game" December 3, 2013
"It is hard to review these short games; they tend to take 10-15 minutes to play through, and are usually worth trying. This game in..." - See full review
News on Being There: Up to version 007 December 3, 2013
This game is now version 007 (has been for some time, don't know how much). - Details
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