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MathBrush reviews maybe make some change: "A cyclical game about war and perspective" February 9, 2016
"This game contains six or so cycling scenes that all tell the story of a single moment in a war. That moment is when an Islamic man..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Small World: "A very cute mid-length game set on a tiny world with 10 portions" February 9, 2016
"In this game, you walk around a literal "small world". You are a giant that can grab things from space, get shot at by missiles and not..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews The Underoos that Ate New York: "A cute little game about mutant clothing" February 8, 2016
"In this relatively short game set inside your house, you wander about trying to deal with your clothing that has come to life. You have..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Ex Nihilo: "A short and charming Vorple game about omnipotence and loneliness" February 8, 2016
"This beautiful web-based game (made with Vorple) tells the story of an omnipotent being who is alone and comes into contact with ordinary..." - See full review
A new listing for 年獸:文字冒險遊戲, by IFforClassroom February 7, 2016
年獸故事的文字冒險遊戲。
MathBrush reviews 18 Cadence: "A cut-and-paste game following a 5-room house for 100 years" February 7, 2016
"In this web-based game, you have a house (whose address is 18 Cadence) with a map with 5 rooms and you have a year that varies from 1900..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews > by @: "An ultrashort parser game with 1 object, 1 NPC, and 2-3 responses" February 7, 2016
"This game is a fun experiment in ultra-short parser games. Unlike the other reviewers, I was not able to read Aaron Reed's commentary on..." - See full review
SeanStark reviews Signal Error: "Error" February 6, 2016
"Link does not work, therefore I can't play it but it sure sounds interesting."
MathBrush reviews Sunday Afternoon: "A pre-WWI era escape the room game as a little boy " February 6, 2016
"In this mid-length, well-polished parser game, you play a young boy who is stuck inside on a nice summers day with his maiden aunt and..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Speculative Fiction: "A fleshed-out introcomp game with magic system and odd pc" February 6, 2016
"In this game, you play a wizard commanding a crow familiar. It is one of many long games set in a Zork/Enchanter-like world with..." - See full review
verityvirtue reviews When acting as a particle / When acting as a wave: "Peeking through a pinhole" February 6, 2016
"I can't give much context on this piece, because every word in this Twine is a link. Without scenery text - text to set the scene - you..." - See full review
A new listing for Rites of a Mailmare, by Owlor February 5, 2016
You are a Mailmare, delivering letters across the Lucidious Archipelago. Using the art of Oneiromancy you can remove the obstacles that stand in your way. The game sends you on a randomized journey across an...
A new Recommended List by MathBrush, A timeline of some important games for authors February 5, 2016
28 items
This is a timeline of some highly influential games that used innovative techniques or left a mark on future games. I have not included 2015 games yet because it's hard to know what mark they will leave on...
Christina Nordlander reviews Mother: "Sweet, weird, comforting" February 5, 2016
"Mother is one of Porpentine's own contributions for her Twiny Jam, a Twine game jam with a 300-word limit. It's pretty much a shaggy dog..." - See full review
verityvirtue reviews SABBAT: "Surprisingly affectionate witch fantasy game about gaining power" February 5, 2016
"(There is also a commercial/paid version of SABBAT with art and a soundtrack. This was based on the free version, linked above.)..." - See full review
verityvirtue reviews Icepunk: "Grindy but intriguing procgen exploration through a winter wasteland" February 5, 2016
"You are the last living inhabitant of your Habitat, your only companions the robots that maintain your living spaces. But there is..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Kissing the Buddha's Feet: "An early example of an NPC-rich TADS game. Help John study!" February 5, 2016
"This game was the very first winner of the XYZZY for best NPCs. Your roommate John is studying, and four of his buddies come over. You..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Book and Volume: "A strange cybertopia with a big map and lots of tasks" February 5, 2016
"You are a computer repairman in this game, set in a big city with dozens of buildings and a time-date system. You are assigned various..." - See full review
SeanStark reviews De Baron: "A Masterpiece" February 4, 2016
"This is how I think all IF's should be. After the first reading I was shocked at the conclusion but was utterly entranced. After..." - See full review
SeanStark reviews Life with OCD: "Sympathy" February 4, 2016
"This game, although simple gives the player an overwhelming sense of what it must be like to suffer from OCD. I smiled the first time..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews ASCII and the Argonauts: "An all caps, minimal Speed-IF homage to Adventureland." February 4, 2016
"Adventureland was the first commercial adventure game, written by Scott Adams. It was all caps, with short, simple sentences and basic..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Mystery House Possessed: "An almost Rogue-like murder mystery with magic and randomization" February 4, 2016
"I've played through this game around a dozen without beating it, but it's just a lot fun. Once you've played through once, you can play..." - See full review
A new listing for Space Poop, by Collin Pointon February 3, 2016
Space Poop is a sci fi comedy interactive RPG text game. You play as Space Station Intern Ejest Bindle. Depending on your choices in Space Poop, you’ll encounter one of TEN different endings. Be careful...
A new listing for Kotodama, by Aidan Doyle February 3, 2016
A robot is sent to deal with an outbreak of poetry in Tokyo.
MathBrush reviews Heist: "Another ultra ultra long Andy Phillips game about a talented thief" February 3, 2016
"Like all of his other games, this Andy Phillips game is extremely long. Typing in and reading the output of the walkthrough took me..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Bad Machine: "A difficult parser game written in pseud-code from a machine's view" February 3, 2016
"In this game, you play a machine in a sort of factory that is malfunctioning. I assume the eventual goal is to escape; even with the..." - See full review
A new listing for Life with OCD, by Adri, Rob Pitts and Sin Kim February 2, 2016
A text adventure about living with obsessive compulsive disorder. This game was created for the Global Game Jam 2016, and was written in under 48 hours. The theme was "ritual", and we used the diversifier...
A new listing for A Universidade, by Diego Nascimento February 2, 2016
This game deals with one of today's society biggest problems. Play it to find out which is it.
mccrimmonmd reviews Solitary: "Needs better ending" February 2, 2016
"Atmospheric beginning and middle, but the "twist" is over-explained and ends up feeling corny and abrupt."
MathBrush reviews Another Goddamn Escape the Locked Room Game: "A fairly standard escape-the-room game with inversion of scoring" February 2, 2016
"This game purports to be a parody of escape-the-room puzzles, but it really ends up being a fairly standard version of the game, using..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Arrival, or Attack of the B-Movie Clichs: "Like Roald Dahl with crayon illustrations; an alien game" February 2, 2016
"This shortish HTML TADS game was the first to use that platform, incorporating images into the text. The images are crayon drawings and..." - See full review
verityvirtue reviews Tailypo: "Short desperation horror, compelled by starvation" February 1, 2016
"It's winter, and he's run out of food. He's hungry, he's cold, and if he doesn't go hunting, he'll freeze soon. But something wanders..." - See full review
News on Scaffold 22: Scaffold 22 Re-Release February 1, 2016
After a year of arrested development, Scaffold 22 has been modernized and re-released, currently at Beta 0.4. The text-based Scifi / Cyberpunk RPG is playable (free) on mobile, PC, or any other... - Details
A new Recommended List by MathBrush, Games about interactive fiction itself February 1, 2016
14 items
This is hopefully my last list. These are games that comment on the nature of interactive fiction or the interactive fiction community itself. The quality of these games varies wildly, and this list doesn't...
Michael Capone reviews Mrs. Pepper's Nasty Secret: "This was my first IF game, and I LOVED it!" February 1, 2016
"Ok, I gave this game five stars. Why? On its own it is more of a four star game. However, this was my first IF game. I played text..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Bolivia By Night: "A historical/cultural game with photographs that becomes more" February 1, 2016
"Bolivia by Night surprised me on multiple levels, throughout the game. It begins with you as a reporter in a Bolivian city who has to..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Textfire Golf: "More substance than I expected; a golf simulator" February 1, 2016
"In this game, you play through 9 holes of golf with 3 coworkers. I never actually beat it, due to bad golfing. It's actually fairly fun;..." - See full review
A new listing for Eidolon GGJ2016, by Austin M Jones January 31, 2016
Deep in a hidden cave lies a stone monkey idol, who has been the focus of centuries of ritual. You awaken to find yourself face to face with it. Now... what do you do?
MathBrush reviews Hoosegow: "Great, folksy writing with fairly standard puzzles" January 31, 2016
"Hoosegow's writing is a delight. In this straightforward but slightly difficult one-room escape game, you play a reluctant outlaw with..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Bellclap: "An odd little game where you are a God" January 31, 2016
"In this game, you play a God, the parser is an angel, and the PC is a worshipper named Bellclap. The game is fairly short with some..." - See full review
verityvirtue reviews The Northnorth Passage: "A family curse brings you across space and time" January 30, 2016
"The family curse has activated. If you do not go north, you will die. The Northnorth Passage plays around with restricted actions, and..." - See full review
A new listing for ARK - Space Colony, by _draedr_ January 30, 2016
Sei un soldato mandato in una colonia lunare che non si riesce più a contattare in alcun modo.
MathBrush reviews A New Day: "A game about a sentient IF character in an unfinished game" January 30, 2016
"A New Day has an interesting concept. An IF creator died before they finished their game, and one of the NPCs still wants the game to get..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews The Tempest: "A narration of The Tempest, with some mild interactivity" January 30, 2016
"This is a text adventure version of The Tempest. This is the entire play, just slightly reworded and split up into various pieces. As you..." - See full review
Oreolek reviews Kingdom of Grain: "A great strategy - lost in history" January 29, 2016
"The "Kingdom of Grain" is an old (circa 1992) text strategy for ZX Spectrum. by THD group (text by Denis Filippov and Alexey Leontyev,..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Gamlet: "Good writing and clever concepts in a bizarre and crass game" January 29, 2016
"This is a highly unusual game. It is written about Jack Pudlo, an infamous troll on the r*if forums. I think the game hints that he is..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Heroes: "Wonderful D&D feel; same game with 5 choices for NPC" January 29, 2016
"This is one of my favorites. You play as one of four characters who stole a gem from a dragon, and then lost it. You want to get it back...." - See full review
timsamoff reviews Glitch: "Very creative use of other media…" January 28, 2016
"Glitch is a cyberpunk take that relies not only on player choices and gameplay, but external media cues as well. The game itself is..." - See full review
timsamoff reviews The Spare Set: "Link not working…" January 28, 2016
"I’d like to see this, but the link isn’t working at this time (28 January 2016)."
MathBrush reviews Augmented Fourth: "A lengthy, well-polished Enchanter-like game with magical music" January 28, 2016
"Augmented Fourth is one of those games that everyone hopes for, a longish, well-implemented parser game with great writing and fun..." - See full review


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