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Spike reviews Linear Love: "A short love story with an unusual mechanic" January 20, 2019
"Linear Love is a short and sad love story. It is, as the title says, quite linear. You navigate through the story by pressing the arrow..." - See full review
Spike reviews Time Passed: "Not very interactive - but well-written and poignant" January 18, 2019
"This short, choice-based game feels to me like someone baring his soul, with all of the accompanying awkwardness, pain, and poignancy...." - See full review
A new listing for Unmaking, Unmade, by Grim Curio January 16, 2019
Manipulate an eerie videotape and confront a dangerous infatuation. Featuring small Bitsy scenes, audio, branching paths leading to two different endings, and LOVE, "raw and unfettered" as requested, in less...
Marshal Tenner Winter reviews A Review of Interactive Fiction: "Nothing to see here, folks." January 15, 2019
"According to the website link: "Sorry, that game doesn't exist.""
A new listing for Snark Quest, by Luke Roberts January 15, 2019
Embark on a random quest where you assume the role of a student with wacky hi-jinx along the way! (What, you want more? Go play it for yourself and have fun!)
Spike reviews Bogeyman: "Changed my view of a genre" January 15, 2019
"OH, MY WORD. I'm tense by the third screen or so of this game. I'm still a little tense, having played through it twice now. I'm so glad..." - See full review

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