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Ron Newcomb

Seattle

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Member since October 17, 2007
Last visited February 2, 2013
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I keep a design blog at Gamasutra: http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/RonNewcomb/293/

I'm a late-comer to interactive fiction who's intrigued by the possibilities that interactive prose allows.

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Pieces of Games - 10 items   January 27, 2009
Sometimes the best way to understand a type of puzzle or interaction is a pithy, stand-alone example of it.

Favorite Games - 6 items   November 22, 2008
Quality games friendly to those of us new to Interactive Fiction and who would have little patience with the text adventures of old.

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Reviews by Ron Newcomb

Deadline Enchanter, by Alan DeNiro   October 20, 2011
"Seriously, I've made it to the end of the game, and didn't understand a blessed thing other than the parser is supposed to be someone..." - See the full review

Alabaster, by John Cater, Rob Dubbin, Eric Eve, Elizabeth Heller, Jayzee, Kazuki Mishima, Sarah Morayati, Mark Musante, Emily Short, Adam Thornton, Ziv Wities   December 12, 2009
"Normally I'm a fan of fairy tales and conversational games both. Games like Alabaster are my bread and butter. Alabaster itself..." - See the full review

The Primrose Path, by Nolan Bonvouloir   September 28, 2009
"Puzzles that use the fantasy tropes of time travel and teleportation are nearly as common as games set in one's apartment, and any game..." - See the full review

Stink or Swim, by Renee Choba   January 28, 2009
"It's a good thing it has a built-in hint system, else I wouldn't be able to finish it. Focused on one puzzle doing somersaults in your..." - See the full review

Snack Time!, by Hardy the Bulldog and Renee Choba   November 23, 2008
"It can be a dog-eat-dog world out there. All Hardy dreams of is a dog-eat-sandwich world. But alas, his pet human is asleep on the couch..." - See the full review

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Ron Newcomb's Play Lists

Played Games

Best of Three, by Emily Short
Deadline Enchanter, by Alan DeNiro
Alabaster, by John Cater, Rob Dubbin, Eric Eve, Elizabeth Heller, Jayzee, Kazuki Mishima, Sarah Morayati, Mark Musante, Emily Short, Adam Thornton, Ziv Wities
Gun Mute, by C.E.J. Pacian
The Knapsack Problem, by Leonard Richardson

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Wish List

Danse Nocturne, by Joey Jones
Snowblind Aces, by C.E.J. Pacian
Blue Lacuna, by Aaron A. Reed
Narcolepsy, by Adam Cadre
Emerald Isle, by Shaun D. Abbott and James Horsler

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Ron Newcomb's Club Memberships

ClubFloyd joined October 11, 2009
Seattle IF joined September 28, 2009