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Member since April 5, 2015
Last visited July 21, 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)
(36 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...

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

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

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Spy games - 20 items   July 3, 2017
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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 - 37 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...

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Polls by MathBrush

Best in-game music - 11 votes for 10 games; created July 5, 2017
I'm looking for games with great in-game soundtracks.

Best cover art - 38 votes for 28 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

Carma, by Marnie Parker   July 16, 2017
"This is a pretty fun comic to watch, but has very little interactivity. It worked for me in-browser. It's essentially an animated comic..." - See the full review

The Chasing, by Anssi Räisänen   July 16, 2017
"Räisänen definitely has their own style of puzzle, in this and other games. In this game, you are a nobleman who has lost seven horses,..." - See the full review

The HeBGB Horror!, by Eric Mayer   July 16, 2017
"This game is all about punk rock; you are at the HeBGB, based on the actual birthplace of punk the CBGB. The game is underclued in many..." - See the full review

Four in One, by J. Robinson Wheeler   July 16, 2017
"You are a director filming the Marx brothers, and you have to herd all of them together before you can film them. There are tons of..." - See the full review

At Wit's End, by Mike Sousa   July 16, 2017
"This game is named appropriately, for two reasons. First, it's about a series of unfortunate events. After a bright opening, the game..." - See the full review

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MathBrush's Played Games List

The Plague - Redux, by Laurence Moore
Space Horror I, by Jerry
Ninja II, by Paul Allen Panks
Jesus of Nazareth, by Paul Allen Panks
Domicile, by John Evans

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