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DB

Chicago, IL

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Member since February 21, 2009
Last visited March 13, 2017
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My personal star-based rating system:
5 stars: For some reason, I believe everyone should play this game.
4 stars: I like it & recommend it.
3 stars: I liked it, but your mileage may vary.
2 stars: I could've liked it.
1 star: No, sir, I don't like it.

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Interactive Fiction by DB

Albert is Lost!: An Adventure in Real Life, by Tiberius Thingamus (2010)

As the jauntily attired author, Tiberius Thingamus, you must find your lost brother Albert somewhere at the Oldeland Fall Festival through fabulously contrived means. A thematic sequel of some sort...

The Ascot, by Duncan Bowsman (2009)
(22 ratings)
Anything might happen to you on the way to the convenience store. You might even run into a guy handing out cursed ascots that lead you to lost fortunes guarded by terrible monsters. Can you nab...

Asteroid Aftermath, by Duncan Bowsman (2008)

As systems administrator for Satellite Control Station XI, you must re-align the station's satellites and restore communication service with the Sol system in the Parigathon Galaxy.

Attack of Doc Lobster's Mutant Menagerie of Horror, by Duncan Bowsman (2011)
(4 ratings)

Havoc is gone. It must be brought. You have a mind-controlled psychopathic veterinarian.

Attack of the Mutaydid Meat Monsters, by Duncan Bowsman (2009)
(3 ratings)

A mysterious murder after a meateor shower. A butcher suffers nightmares and strange deliveries. Can you save the world from the impending Attack of the Mutaydid Meat Monsters?

The Crooked Estate, by Duncan Bowsman (2011)
(2 ratings)

A somewhat non-traditional piece intended as a metaphorical, locality-based fictionalization based on the values of philosophical pessimism. Inspired by the writings of Thomas Ligotti. Intended to...

Gorxungula's Curse, by Duncan Bowsman (2008)
(2 ratings)
Help us, Lophese. A misspoken word has birthed Gorxungula, who now terrorizes the absurd voids above our beloved faraway Rabbits. Make a proper sacrifice to Elder Moose, the Great Antlered One, and...

I Was a Teenage Headless Experiment, by Duncan Bowsman (2010)
(6 ratings)

"... but he has the element of surprise and a bonesaw, and you do not." You are your decapitated head standing on a metal tray in a mad doctor's laboratory. The doctor's four-armed assistant blocks...

Irvine Quik & the Search for the Fish of Traglea, by Duncan Bowsman (2012)
(14 ratings)
Science fiction adventure! Extinction looms for the fish, people, and entire planet of Traglea. Can one bumbling space cadet rescue enough alien fish before too late? Can he learn the secret of...

JINXTRON, by Duncan Bowsman (2010)

You are Duncan Bowsman at a young age, invited to play a game of Jinx by one of his brothers. Unfortunately, since you can't actually be him and his brothers can't be available for comment every...

Mango, by Aaron Reed, Duncan Bowsman, and Alexei Othenin-Girard (2010)
(1 rating)

You are stuck inside a creepy hotel room in Boston and need to escape. How can losing precious brain parts learning learning occult magicks, former president Millard Fillmore, and time traveling to...

Newton, by Tiberius Thingamus (2009)
(1 rating)

Intended as a game whose entire transcript would be tweetable to @Thingamus, the player takes on the role of Isaac Newton sitting under a tree. The first game credited to Tiberius Thingamus, it...

Pirate's Plunder!, by Tiberius Thingamus (2010)
(10 ratings)
In this game, it be yer goal to findeth ye olde, cursed treasure on Loot Island and taketh it fer yer own. Not even that evil Captain Hookhead can stoppeth ye once ye put ye mind to it. Know why?...

Top Hat, by Duncan Bowsman (2009)
You are an elf inside a magic hat. Your boss's magic show is going badly. Your boss reaches into the hat expectantly. What can you do to make sure the Boss puts on an awesome show?

the virtual human, by Duncan Bowsman (2008)
(5 ratings)

In this game, the user participates in the textual formation of a virtual human. By filling in strings of text under simple constraints, the user can create any number of possible humans from the...

Whitterscap's Key, by Duncan Bowsman (2011)
(2 ratings)

Find the secret passage and learn some funny-sounding, magical passwords in your attempt to win. Can you get the highest possible score? An openly sarcastic response to The Challenge.

Yon Astounding Castle! of some sort, by Tiberius Thingamus (2009)
(6 ratings)
In this adventure, findeth ye olde treasures from within yon castle. Maketh friends as ye o'ercome meddlesome goblins! Outwitteth ye riddling gnome! Resizeth ye belts & belt-like things! Can ye...

Recommended Lists by DB

ADRIFT Authors' Iconic Works - 33 items   January 5, 2012
I have attempted to assemble a list of some major (and some minor) authors for the ADRIFT platform along with a game iconic of their...

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Reviews by DB

Full Circle, by David Whyld   June 8, 2013
"Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy Full Circle. Its setting is interesting enough: a dark fantasy like Doomed Xycanthus or the author's..." - See the full review

The Evil Chicken of Doom, by Mel S   September 14, 2012
"ADRIFT author Mel S. is probably best known for zany horror-comedy hijinks (light on the horror), but he didn't always write in this..." - See the full review

ADRIFT-O-Rama, by Dana Crane   September 12, 2012
"ADRIFT-O-Rama is a special type of game, a sort of community in-joke featuring members of the ADRIFT Forum. It's less an interactive..." - See the full review

Unraveling God, by Todd Watson   September 10, 2012
"Unraveling God is linear, but non-chronological, puzzleless, story-centric IF (some have questioned whether or not it is truly IF, though..." - See the full review

The Woods Are Dark, by Laurence Moore   September 3, 2012
"It's obvious the author put a lot of effort into making this game. The intro especially showcases a strong regional flavor with its use..." - See the full review

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DB's Played Games List

Antifascista, by Conrad Cook (as Greg Farough)
LAIR of the CyberCow, by Conrad Cook (as Harry Wilson)
IDSPISPOPD, by Christopher Brent
halloween candy triage simulator, by j. marie
Monster Maker, by Adri ("Erin Gigglecreek")

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ClubFloyd joined April 24, 2010