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MathBrush

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Member since April 5, 2015
Last visited November 23, 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)
(12 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)
(41 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)
(4 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...

Swigian, by Mathbrush (as Rainbus North) (2017)
(15 ratings)
I don't like talking. Let's build a fire. Swigian is a minimalist game. It is long, but quickly finished, with few words and few complications.

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 - 14 votes for 10 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 - 41 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

Lost in time, by Gerardo Adesso   November 19, 2017
"Some people really enjoy difficult puzzle games, like Fish! or Praser 5 or System's Twilight. This is the first time I've seen such a..." - See the full review

A Broken Man, by Geoff Fortytwo   November 16, 2017
"This game is mid-length; it has you play as an assassin infiltrating a house to avenge their daughter's death. I have to wonder if this..." - See the full review

The Sisters, by revgiblet   November 16, 2017
"This story is actually pretty fun, given how little this is done in IF. It's a traditional ghost/creepy story with an old abandoned house..." - See the full review

Fetter's Grim, by Paul Allen Panks   November 16, 2017
"This has to be a troll game; Panks admitted before that some of his IFComp games are troll games (such as Ninja II). But if not... You..." - See the full review

Hedge, by Steven Richards   November 16, 2017
"This game attempts quite a bit. You are trying to get into a mysterious club. The game is full of puzzles and many, many red herrings...." - See the full review

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MathBrush's Played Games List

Lost in time, by Gerardo Adesso
Labyrinth, by Samantha Casanova Preuninger
10pm, by litrouke
1958: Dancing With Fear, by Victor Ojuel
8 Shoes on the Shelves, by Marc Duane

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