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J. Robinson Wheeler

Austin, TX

Member since February 22, 2008
Last visited December 8, 2015
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I was writing IF game experiments in BASIC soon after playing my first text adventures, when I was 10 or 11 years old. It is a medium that I have simply been drawn to wanting to do, a craft I wanted to master. What I didn't realize was how great the people were who also feel the same way.

The IF community, which I discovered and joined in 1996, has become a rich source of friendship, ideas, laughter, and camaraderie. It was someplace I fit right into, like we were picking up from where we left off before.

It's now 2015, and I'm still engaged.

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Interactive Fiction by J. Robinson Wheeler

The 12:54 to Asgard, by J. Robinson Wheeler (2010)
(17 ratings)
Your mood is foul as you drive down to the studio in the middle of the night to fix a leak that's threatening to short circuit the entire studio. A chilling feeling haunts you tonight, and you feel...

ASCII and the Argonauts, by J. Robinson Wheeler (2003)
(13 ratings)
In this wonderfully laconic spoof of the Scott Adams style of adventures, you play as Jason of the Argo, tasked by King Pelias to bring the Golden Fleece to him or die. Surprisingly both...

Being Andrew Plotkin, by J. Robinson Wheeler (2000)
(49 ratings)
"Zarf? you think to yourself. Could it be? The one and only Zarf? Xyzzy Award winner? IF Competition winner? The mighty Inscruitable One? Gosh. What it must be like to be Zarf... You begin to crawl...

Centipede, by J. Robinson Wheeler (2001)
(8 ratings)

Coke Is It!, by Lucian P. Smith, Adam Thornton, J. Robinson Wheeler, Michael Fessler, Dan Shiovitz, and David Dyte (1999)
(17 ratings)
"Ahhhh! Another can of refreshing Coca-Cola! You sigh in contentment as you partake of the sweet carbonated beverage, so recently purchased. But what's this? The dispenser light is still on! You...

Colours, by J. Robinson Wheeler (2001)
(2 ratings)
"Out of the TextFire "12-pack", this is an April's Fool game "demo" all about colours - you need to change the sterile world you're in into a truly blue experience." [--blurb from The Z-Files...

The Corn Identity, by Carl Muckenhoupt, Serhei Makarov, Tama Wise, J. Robinson Wheeler, A O Muniz, Admiral Jota, Andrew Schepler, Jacqueline A. Lott, Sam Kabo Ashwell, Dan Shiovitz, John Cater, Duchess, and Mark Musante (2005)
(4 ratings)

Digging Time!, by Rob Wheeler (2011)

You are Mendoza, a miner on Pluto. The planetoid is shaking. You need to find your fellow miners and get off this rock before it breaks apart completely.

First Things First, by J. Robinson Wheeler (2001)
(16 ratings)
You’ve just arrived at home from your nightly visit to the science and invention section of the local public library, where you spend each night dreaming your dreamy dreams of one day inventing a...

Four in One, by J. Robinson Wheeler (1998)
(9 ratings)

Moonbase Indigo, by J. Robinson Wheeler (2015)
(1 rating)

Pick Up the Phone Booth and Aisle, by David Dyte, Steve Bernard, Dan Shiovitz, Iain Merrick, Liza Daly, John Cater, Ola Sverre Bauge, J. Robinson Wheeler, Jon Blask, Dan Schmidt, Stephen Granade, Rob Noyes, and Emily Short (2001)
(84 ratings)

Puerto Rico, by J. Robinson Wheeler (2004)

A Rock and a Hard Place, by J. Robinson Wheeler (1999)

You play as someone who can barely see or move. There's a hard stone slab in front of you and a granite boulder pins your legs behind you. You're literally stuck between a rock and a hard place.

A scurvy gift for Bosn Chuck, by J. Robinson Wheeler (2000)
(1 rating)

SpeedIF #2, by J. Robinson Wheeler (1998)
(1 rating)

speedif zombie, by J. Robinson Wheeler (2005)
(1 rating)

The Tale of the Kissing Bandit, by J. Robinson Wheeler (2001)
(41 ratings)

Your Choice, by J. Robinson Wheeler (2000)
(2 ratings)

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Reviews by J. Robinson Wheeler

Stationfall, by Steve Meretzky   April 3, 2008
"I was thinking the whole time how mature an IF designer Meretzsky had become by the time he wrote Stationfall. Things are tidy and..." - See the full review

Starcross, by Dave Lebling   April 3, 2008
"Starcross has imagery that sticks in the mind, even after two decades: colored rods. Why these rods would be so -- hmm, I want to say..." - See the full review

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J. Robinson Wheeler's Played Games List

Ad Verbum, by Nick Montfort
Starcross, by Dave Lebling
Coke Is It!, by Lucian P. Smith, Adam Thornton, J. Robinson Wheeler, Michael Fessler, Dan Shiovitz, and David Dyte
The Edifice, by Lucian P. Smith
The Cabal, by Stephen Bond

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