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Member since April 5, 2015
Last visited March 29, 2017
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I have been playing IF since downloading Frotz on an iPad in 2010. I love big games with a lot of puzzles and a lot to do, as well as purely narrative games. I've really enjoyed the Twine revolution, but I also love Infocom games and everything in between.

I didn't originally include stars in my reviews, but I've decided on a new system, giving 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

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)
(25 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)
(18 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...

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

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...

Favorite "atmosphere" games - 36 items   July 4, 2016
These are games that are fun because of the atmosphere and plot more than the puzzles. These games are not too hard and not too easy....

"My apartment" games - 15 items   May 19, 2016
It's a trope in interactive fiction that first time author's tend to model their own home or apartment in detail as an experiment in...

TV, Film, Music and Theatre related games - 18 items   May 13, 2016
This is a collection of games that are related to the film, tv, music or theatre industries, without regard to quality.

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Polls by MathBrush

Best German-language games - 3 votes for 3 games; created May 13, 2016
I'm looking for your favorite games that are written in the German language. I've added a few games I've liked.

Best Choicescript games - 21 votes for 8 games; created December 10, 2015
I've only played a few choicescript games, but I loved Creatures Such as We, The Race, and Scarlet Sails. What can you recommend?

Your favorite homebrew parser - 11 votes for 9 games; created October 25, 2015
Homebrew games don't get a lot of love here, but some of them are pretty good. What is your favorite homebrew game?

Misunderstood games - 19 votes for 18 games; created September 7, 2015
I'm interested in games where the reviewers 'just don't get it', where part of the game that is essential or hidden got overlooked. I'm...

Longest games you ever played - 24 votes for 13 games; created August 2, 2015
I'm looking for the game that you played that had the most content (not necessarily being stuck on a puzzle for a long time)

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Reviews by MathBrush

A Colder Light, by Jon Ingold   September 15, 2016
"In this game, you play as a young Inuit native (I believe; it never says, but you live on the ice and eat seal meat). You can summon..." - See the full review

It Is Pitch Black, by Caelyn Sandel   September 10, 2016
"In this game, you are trapped inside a small shop with a grue (a creature from the Zork series). Just any connection with Zork makes a..." - See the full review

Choices: And Their Souls Were Eaten, by Tin Man Games, Felicity Banks   September 2, 2016
"Caveat: I was given a review copy of this game, but ended up playing the free public intro instead. This game incorporates various..." - See the full review

Four Seconds, by Jason Reigstad   August 24, 2016
"This game is sort of like Babel without beta testing. You play a psychic detective walking through a destroyed lab, and you have to..." - See the full review

Hamlet -- The Text Adventure, by Robin Johnson   August 23, 2016
"This game is written in Robin Johnson's own engine, one of the best home-brew parsers available. It is a Scott Adams-style puzzlefest,..." - See the full review

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MathBrush's Played Games List

Choices: And Their Souls Were Eaten, by Tin Man Games, Felicity Banks
Four Seconds, by Jason Reigstad
The Island of Doctor Wooby, by Ryan Veeder
Map of Fahlstaff, by Ian Hinck
Firebird, by Bonnie Montgomery

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