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MathBrush

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Member since April 5, 2015
Last visited August 21, 2017
Profile ID (TUID): nufzrftl37o9rw5t

I give one star for each of the following criteria:

-Polish (no or few implementation errors or typos or bugs, nice styling for web games)
-Interactivity (do I feel part of the story? For kinetic fiction, do I feel invested in the action?)
-Descriptive writing
-Emotional impact (any emotion, whether awe, pathos, fear, disgust, etc.)
-Would I play it again?

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Interactive Fiction by MathBrush

9 Secret Steps, by mathbrush (2017)
(1 rating)
A hypertext fiction based on the They Might Be Giants song of the same name. Choose what to sacrifice as you enter a mystic society. Play time less than 15 minutes.

Barroom Brawl, by Mathbrush (2016)
(6 ratings)

Barroom Brawl is inspired by Super Smash Brothers. Battle multiple NPC's in an all-out brawl! Use PUNCH, KICK, or direction-based smash moves to brawl your way to success!

Color the Truth, by mathbrush (2016)
(37 ratings)
Rosalita Morales is dead, and you have to figure out who did it. The four people closest to her had the motive and the means: her partner, her secretary, her ex-husband, and her sister. Re-live...

Ether, by MathBrush (2015)
(20 ratings)
"For the first time in centuries, something is different. Your tentacles tingle as you float to the east past icebergs and whirlwinds. You skirt a pocket of hot air, bounce through a field of ice,...

Fridgetopia, by Mathbrush (2016)
(2 ratings)

Every text is possible on a fridge. Made for the Tiny Utopia Jam.

Halloween Dance, by MathBrush (2015)
(3 ratings)

It's Halloween Night at the highschool gym Your costume's ready, you got a trim It might be time to make some friends But we'll see how the story ends. La Petite Mort entry in ECTOCOMP 2015, with a...

Sherlock Indomitable, by mathbrushExplore the world of Arthur Conan Doyle from Sherlock's point of view. Play through classic Holmes stories using the clue/topic system from the IFComp 2016 game Color the Truth. This demo version...

Untie, by Mathbrush (as Alex Ellis) (2016)
(4 ratings)

A tiny utopia jam game. Can be completed in less than 5 minutes.

Recommended Lists by MathBrush

Opus Ignored: Big games that didn't take off - 11 items   August 20, 2017
It happens over and over: an author spends hundreds of hours on a game, often setting up a commercial company, and then releases it to...

Surreal games on trains - 9 items   July 25, 2017
There is an unusually large amount of surreal games on trains (maybe from the Dark Tower?). Here are the ones I can find.

Spy games - 20 items   July 3, 2017
Games involving espionage, whether military or industrial. I've tried to put a few especially good games first, but the rest are in no...

Cute games - 19 items   August 23, 2016
These are games which are cute and/or sweet, in the sense that they are pleasant, relaxing, appropriate for children, or meant to warm...

A starter pack for those new to interactive fiction - 30 items   July 19, 2016
I had a list like this before which I deleted, but I noticed it had a lot of views on intfiction, so I thought I'd make a new one to help...

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Polls by MathBrush

Best in-game music - 13 votes for 11 games; created July 5, 2017
I'm looking for games with great in-game soundtracks.

Best cover art - 40 votes for 29 games; created June 17, 2017
What games have really good cover art?

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Settings of 2016 - 28 votes for 25 games; created May 16, 2017
This is for suggesting games released in 2016 which you think might be worth considering for Best setting in the XYZZY awards. This is...

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Multimedia of 2016 - 15 votes for 15 games; created May 16, 2017
This is for suggesting games released in 2016 which you think might be worth considering for Best Use of Multimedia in the XYZZY awards....

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Implementation of 2016 - 10 votes for 10 games; created May 16, 2017
This is for suggesting games released in 2016 which you think might be worth considering for Best Implementation in the XYZZY awards....

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Reviews by MathBrush

Dad vs. Unicorn, by PaperBlurt   August 17, 2017
"This game is about a father who is macho and masculine, and a son who has taken a different path and identity from their father. You take..." - See the full review

Hill of Souls, by Angela Shah   August 17, 2017
"This game (whose cover art was nominated for an XYZZY award for best supplemental materials) uses randomization to change the description..." - See the full review

PTBAD 3, by Jonathan BERMAN   August 17, 2017
"This game, according to the author, was intended to come in exactly second to last place, which required (he said) surreal puzzles,..." - See the full review

Beta Tester, by Darren Ingram   August 15, 2017
"This game has you trying out various products in a puzzly environment. It has a snarky parser that jokes about a corporate environment,..." - See the full review

LAIR of the CyberCow, by Conrad Cook (as Harry Wilson)   August 15, 2017
"This is an ADRIFT game from 2008, and like most ADRIFT games (especially from that time), it has quite a few bugs. It's not terrible; it..." - See the full review

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MathBrush's Played Games List

The House, by Finn Rosenloev
Death Shack, by Mel S
Stuck Piggy, by Mike Desert
Ignis Fatuus, by DCBSupafly
Murder at the Aero Club, by Penny Wyatt

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