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Caleb Wilson reviews interesting coat: "Miniature absurd epic" November 23, 2014
"(This is the first of a trilogy, and this review goes for all of them.) These are short pieces, dadaist ramblings as written in..." - See full review
Andrew Schultz reviews The Tale of the Cursed Eagle: "About what SpeedIF should be" November 22, 2014
"A year after EctoComp 2013, I found myself coming back to this game. It's a very good example of SpeedIF. While there's a lot that isn't..." - See full review
A new Recommended List by Sobol, Games I finished without hints November 21, 2014
27 items
A bragging list as well as a recommendation list: some puzzle-y games which I both liked and didn't find too hard.
News on Slasher Swamp: Map and walkthrough added November 21, 2014
What the headline says. The map details where to go, when, as well as the swamp-forest maze. The meadow maze is probably as neat as it's going to be. Dropbox links right now. I'm not sure if I can/should... - Details
BlitzWithGuns reviews Coming Out Simulator 2014: "A very unique CYOA" November 21, 2014
"Well, I have to admit, I never thought CYOA games can be this good. I usually looked down on them, thinking parser commanded games were..." - See full review
Wade Clarke reviews Milk Party Palace: "A somewhat arduous party." November 21, 2014
"Milk Party Palace is a brief CYOA comedy in which you play a slack hotel employee who needs to round up six gallons of milk to appease..." - See full review
Wade Clarke reviews Sigmund's Quest: "Cute graphics in this game sample, but I'm not interested in seeing more of it." November 21, 2014
"Sigmund's Quest is the visually colourful point-and-click introduction to an incomplete CYOA style adventure based on a tale from Norse..." - See full review
Wade Clarke reviews Slasher Swamp: "Slip, die, repeat in a swamp made out of bits of slasher movies." November 21, 2014
"As much as I hate having to use the word ‘tropes’, Slasher Swamp is an old school (i.e. all puzzling for puzzling sake, sparse prose,..." - See full review
Hanon Ondricek reviews Coming Out Simulator 2014: "New Genre: "IF My Life"" November 20, 2014
"This is probably the most fun I've had with a choice-based game. Despite the serious themes, the interactions - as if you are text..." - See full review
Sobol reviews Coming Out Simulator 2014: "A miniature masterpiece" November 20, 2014
"Half-humorous, half-sad, half-fiction, half-autobiography, half-silly, half-serious, half-trivial, half-profound; hard to categorize,..." - See full review
PStanley reviews Coming Out Simulator 2014: "Touching and funny" November 20, 2014
"This is a highly personal (indeed, overtly autobiographical) piece, which I found touching and credible. It retraces the evening of a..." - See full review
A new listing for Coming Out Simulator 2014, by Nicky Case November 20, 2014
A half-true game about half-truths. You play as a semi-fictional version of me, on a night that changed my life forever. Choose your (my?) words wisely. Every character will remember everything you say - or...
A new listing for Tower of Mystery, by Gary McGath November 19, 2014
From COMPUTES!'s "Guide to Adventure Games" Tower of Mystery is a BASIC program designed to illustrate some of the concepts of adventure programming and to serve as a starting point for writing your own...
A new listing for The Eyes of the Moon, by neongrey November 18, 2014
A scholar, a socialite, and a thief meet together in a private room to discuss their plan to steal the Eyes of the Moon-- an opal necklace of fantastic esoteric, aesthetic, and monetary significance. The...
Sobol reviews Sisyphus: "An accurate simulation of being Sisyphus in Hades" November 17, 2014
"Which means there's no escape from your monotonous labor and the game is an unwinnable annoying waste of time. True art moves people, and..." - See full review
A new poll by Alan DeNiro, Vertical Games created November 17, 2014
22 votes for 13 games
Looking for games that really explore verticality, which go up (way up) in their setting. Human-made structures in particular: towers, skyscrapers, radio antennae. Games that figuratively can make you feel...
A new listing for The Raven, by The Brothers Grimm November 17, 2014
Join in the excitement of The Brothers Grimm's classic fairy tale. (Contains complete Project Gutenberg public-domain text) Two possible formats (in .zip files): 1. .quest story file + brief documentation...
A new listing for The Interlopers, by Saki November 17, 2014
Interactively experience Saki's classic short story. (Contains complete Feedbooks public-domain text) Two possible formats (in .zip files): 1. .quest story file + brief documentation file; 2. all source code...
A new listing for The Death of an Emporer, by GameMasher November 16, 2014
Daemon Pyrate reviews AlethiCorp: "Technically Well-Done Game" November 16, 2014
"The faux future website gimmick is cute and it works really well. Unfortunately, it has really really really terrible background..." - See full review
BlitzWithGuns reviews The Train To Abaddon: "A Decent Steampunk Game!" November 16, 2014
"This game is as it promises to be as stated on the game's page. It's short, it's interesting, and it's fun. Games made by Marshal are..." - See full review
A new listing for The Hunting Trip, by whoshotjfk? November 16, 2014
OtisTDog reviews Enigma: "Compelling and intense." November 16, 2014
"Simon Deimel's Enigma starts out like an off-kilter version of "Hello, World" for Inform 7. You start in a room frozen in time, and the..." - See full review
Daemon Pyrate reviews Hill 160: "I Really Wanted to Like This" November 15, 2014
"Unfortunatey, the author seemed to think that giving the player/reader a history lesson was more important than a story or a goal. I..." - See full review
bluevelvetwings reviews Twine Story: "Eh." November 15, 2014
"As an author (who definitely has struggled with writers' block before) I felt like this game COULD have struck home with me, especially..." - See full review
BlitzWithGuns reviews Hill 160: "A Great WWI Game!" November 15, 2014
"I really have no idea why other people are giving bad comments about this game. Seriously, it's probably one of the best war IF's you can..." - See full review
OtisTDog reviews Dial C for Cupcakes: "Corruption. Intrigue. Baked Goods." November 14, 2014
"This slightly silly (but highly enjoyable!) piece by Ryan Veeder is perhaps inspired by Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, as its..." - See full review
Brett reviews Viscura - Origins: "Good story and gameplay" November 14, 2014
"Just playe viscura - origins. Though i'm not aware of the character in moves or anything i came to understand it well by playing the..." - See full review
Brett reviews Twine Story: "Twine Startup Kit - An Inspiring story for twine wannabes and newbies" November 14, 2014
"Wow ! what a game.. its not about the technicals of twine, but about what it takes to write an IF... The big font is an absolute pleaser..." - See full review
News on Sunday Afternoon: German translation of Sunday Afternoon available! November 14, 2014
Finally coming through on my IF Comp prize from 2012, here's the german translation of "Sunday Afternoon". - Details
A new poll by Sheogorath, Should Glulx IF be described as 'for all systems'? created November 13, 2014
No votes
Several years ago, the only systems you could put a 'terp on were PC, Mac, and Linux computers, but with the advent of the smartphone, 'all systems' has grown by 100%, if not more. That's why I believe that...
Brett reviews Workday Choices: "Good Gameplay and witty text" November 13, 2014
"This is one of the few games that wins my praise just by the text..there may be typography errors but the overall meaning is conveyed..." - See full review
A new listing for Kii!Wii!, by Adri November 13, 2014
This experience was created in order to impart a bit of happiness and sweetness into your life.
Brett reviews Alone/Awake: "An awesome built and good gameplay" November 13, 2014
"Another good game by PaperBurt. I've played their workday choices game, but this one is graphical. Although the game warns you that the..." - See full review
Chrysoula reviews The Disappearance of Karen Ward: "Kind of a maze" November 12, 2014
"This game had a lot of interesting components that just didn't add up. It consists of a number of longish pages of text peppered with..." - See full review
Chrysoula reviews The Train To Abaddon: "Not particularly well implemented" November 12, 2014
"I picked this up because hey! I could play it online! and it said it was short! and steampunk! What's not to try? Unfortunately, it..." - See full review
Chrysoula reviews ALL I WANT IS FOR ALL OF MY FRIENDS TO BECOME INSANELY POWERFUL: "Drink that milk" November 11, 2014
"This was confusing-- what am I saying? this was Porpentine. It had evocative hints of a bigger... world? story? Of a bigness. And little..." - See full review
News on The Train To Abaddon: Ready for online play and for download! November 11, 2014
The Train To Abaddon is now ready to play online or to download from the database! - Details
Chrysoula reviews Swan Hill: "I loved this." November 11, 2014
"I loved the story, the setting, the sense that I was steering the story while making the subtlest of choices. It was one of the few..." - See full review
News on Final Girl: OVER 2000 BODIES DISCOVERED BURIED UNDER LOCAL THEATER LAST SHOWING SLASHER SEQUEL November 10, 2014
FINAL GIRL, a Storynexus game which placed 13th in the 2013 IFComp and has been running steadily ever since then, has been abruptly shut down for an indeterminate period due to technical issues. The game has... - Details
Chrysoula reviews HUNTING UNICORN: "This was surprisingly satisfying." November 10, 2014
"I went through this once, after discovering it on the Twine Garden, and I got two endings. I think there was a major fork at a midpoint..." - See full review
Sobol reviews Weird City Interloper: "Clever and captivating" November 10, 2014
"Weird City Interloper is a fairly small conversation-based game. Perhaps "conversation-based" is an understatement: there is literally..." - See full review
Man of Many Names reviews You Find Yourself in a Room.: "An interesting diversion" November 10, 2014
"This is not a traditional text adventure, in any sense. It consists, basically, of you going about, solving puzzles, as " - See full review
A new listing for The Cask of Amontillado, by Edgar Allan Poe November 10, 2014
Actively participate in Edgar Allan Poe's classic short story. (Contains complete PoeStories.com public-domain text) Two possible formats (in .zip files): 1. .quest story file + brief documentation file; 2....
A new listing for The Yellow Wallpaper, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman November 10, 2014
Immerse yourself in the fancies of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's classic short story. (Contains complete Feedbooks public-domain text) Two possible formats (in .zip files): 1. .quest story file + brief...
A new listing for The Hammer of God, by G. K. Chesterton November 10, 2014
Roam freely in the world of G. K. Chesterton's classic detective fiction. (Contains complete Feedbooks public-domain text) Two possible formats (in .zip files): 1. .quest story file + brief documentation...
A new listing for The Voyage of the Resplendent, by Philip Douglas November 10, 2014
For centuries the Empire has been ruled by successive clone daughters of its founder with a mix of military might, political manipulation and a total monopoly on faster-than-light travel. That control has...
Daemon Pyrate reviews James Bond 007: A View to a Kill: "Not Much Better Than the Movie" November 9, 2014
"I got this game for my Mac 512k back in the day but never managed to finish it until now. Its crude parser and lack of description make..." - See full review
Man of Many Names reviews Rape Escape!: "Not so much a game as it is a paragraph" November 9, 2014
"I went into this expecting it to be piece of tasteless crap. However, it wasn't even that. There's nothing to do in this "game"...." - See full review
CMG reviews Delightful Wallpaper: "What is it about mansion murder mysteries?" November 9, 2014
"When you do a mansion murder mystery wrong, it's just another cliche. But when you do one right, you see why mansion murder mysteries are..." - See full review


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