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MathBrush

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Member since April 5, 2015
Last visited October 19, 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. Three endings.

Absence of Law, by mathbrush (2017)
(2 ratings)
Excuse me, can you help me? Yes, you, browsing IFDB games! I need your assistance, but I don't have long. There's so much going on: remote surveillance, unauthorized cloning, forgotten languages,...

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)
(40 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

My Top Ten List - 10 items   September 1, 2017
This list is of my top 10 favorite games that I can also recommend to everyone.

Opus Ignored: Big games that didn't take off - 12 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...

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Polls by MathBrush

The absolute hardest non-broken games you've played - 13 votes for 9 games; created September 23, 2017
After reading Jason Dyer's post on his excellent adventure blog (at bluerenga.wordpress.com) about the hardest adventure ever (which I...

Best text effects (parser, Twine, other) - 8 votes for 6 games; created August 30, 2017
What games have you played with great text effects (animations or styling or so on)?

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...

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Reviews by MathBrush

Saving John, by Josephine Tsay   September 28, 2017
"Saving John is a Twine 1 game with the standard CSS and formatting. In it, you find yourself in a dangerous situation and have the..." - See the full review

Snake's Game, by Nahian Nasir   September 28, 2017
"This game placed low in IFComp 2016. It is in Inklewriter, a beautiful story-focused engine that is now being discontinued. Snake's Game..." - See the full review

Packrat, by Bill Powell   September 28, 2017
"This game casts you as The Packrat, and adventurer who is trying to fight their urges to take anything and everything they can get a hold..." - See the full review

Cat Scratch, by Allyn (Yilling) Chen, Hannah Turner, Laura Weber, Shirley Park, Will Hagen, Chris Klug, Scott Stevens   September 28, 2017
"This is a small chapter book with a story about a cat. It is well-written, with no typos that I saw. It incorporates animations that..." - See the full review

Jealousy Duel X, by Alex Camelio   September 28, 2017
"This is the most-illustrated IFComp game I've played, and one of the least appealing. Your girlfriend broke up with you, and you have to..." - See the full review

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MathBrush's Played Games List

The Wizard Sniffer, by Buster Hudson
Word of the Day, by Richard Otter
Sacrifice, by Hamish McIntyre
Ghost of the Fireflies, by Paul Allen Panks
Green Falls, by Paul Allen Panks

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