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Member since April 5, 2015
Last visited June 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)
(34 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.

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 - 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...

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 cover art - 24 votes for 18 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....

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible innovation uses of 2016 - 13 votes for 13 games; created May 16, 2017
This is for suggesting games released in 2016 which you think might be worth considering for Best Use of Innovation in the XYZZY awards....

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Reviews by MathBrush

Strayed, by Adventure Cow   June 28, 2017
"Well, I guess marketing works. After seeing months of promotional materials for Strayed, I decided to try it while it was on sale out of..." - See the full review

A Dark and Stormy Entry, by Emily Short   June 27, 2017
"In this game, you create a story by choosing from menus. This game has a time cave structure, where every chance branches widely into..." - See the full review

Tales of the Traveling Swordsman, by Mike Snyder   June 27, 2017
"I love Snyder's games. TotTS is an excellent linear mid-length game with not-too-hard puzzles that has a fantasy feel not found in many..." - See the full review

the uncle who works for nintendo, by michael lutz   June 27, 2017
"I was a big fan of My Father's Long Long Legs, so when I saw this game by the same author, I was intrigued. However, I found the name..." - See the full review

Leather Goddesses of Phobos, by Steve Meretzky   June 25, 2017
"So, my experience in playing Phobos is atypical; I played in tame mode, and I just used a walkthrough, because I wasn't very interested..." - See the full review

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MathBrush's Played Games List

LISEY, by Marco Innocenti
IDSPISPOPD, by Christopher Brent
Eclosion, by Buster Hudson
Choose Your Own SPOOKY Death, by Healy
City of the Living Dead, by Joshua Houk (as Tanah Atkinson)

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