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Bainespal

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Member since September 2, 2009
Last visited June 19, 2016
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I've been following IF off and on for several years, although I haven't participated all that much. I entered the 2005 Comp with "Dreary Lands" at the age of fourteen. I've also written some reviews for SPAG. I'm what most people would call religious, and I seek to find truth and purpose by faith in Jesus Christ, although I'm aware that I fall far short every day.

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Interactive Fiction by Bainespal

Dreary Lands, by Paul Lee (2005)
(3 ratings)

A surreal game that starts you out amnesiac in a brightly colored cell and turns swiftly into fantasy thereafter. Placed 29th in the 2005 Interactive Fiction competition.

Tree and Star, by Paul Lee (2012)
(5 ratings)

Waiting for The End, by Paul Lee (2013)

The End that for long ages had been foretold is near at last. You must find it. (The included source code may serve as an example of a game built on the Roodylib shell template.)

World Builder, by Paul Lee (2012)
(3 ratings)

You've built dreams and brought to life legends. But all that is useless compared to your beloved masterpiece, a creation of tremendous value that holds the keys to unlimited adventure -- as well...

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Best of ADRIFT 5 - 2 votes for 2 games; created June 19, 2014
I set up the Linux version of ADRIFT 5 on my Mint 16 system. I even ripped the icon from the Windows version, as documented in this...

Christianity in IF - 42 votes for 22 games; created November 17, 2011
Sam Kabo Ashwell's statement in his recent review of Cana According to Micah that "the best works dealing prominently with Christian...

High fantasy interactive fiction - 11 votes for 8 games; created July 27, 2010
My favorite genre of fiction, interactive or otherwise, is high fantasy -- the genre of such epic series of novels as The Lord of the...

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Reviews by Bainespal

Final Exam, by Jack Whitham   December 18, 2015
"Made with the predecessor of today's Inform development system, everything about Final Exam feels thoroughly conventional while also..." - See the full review

The Problems Compound, by Andrew Schultz   December 6, 2015
"Surreal landscapes and dream-like sequences are well established motifs in IF. Whether serious or comedic or horrific, whether sequences..." - See the full review

Pit of the Condemned, by Matthew Holland   December 2, 2015
"(Originally published on the reviewer's blog.) At the conceptual level, Pit of the Condemned is a refreshing find. A parser game, it..." - See the full review

Untold Riches, by Jason Ermer   November 30, 2015
"(Originally published on the reviewer's blog.) Untold Riches retells the traditional parser text adventure scenario with enthusiastic..." - See the full review

Grandma Bethlinda's Variety Box, by Arthur DiBianca   November 28, 2015
"(Originally published on the reviewer's blog.) Playfulness is one quality of traditional IF that is often difficult to critique or..." - See the full review

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