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SqueeglesMcGee reviews Sunset Over Savannah: "Buggy but playable and enjoyable" October 23, 2019
"Played this game in its original form (back in the day) and in the non-competition form (today). The story is good, and I always found it..." - See full review
SqueeglesMcGee reviews Eric the Unready: "Remains a favorite" October 22, 2019
"This game, a cross between graphic and text adventures, remains one of my very favorites. Its cultural references (to SNL characters, to..." - See full review
rkarlberg reviews Warp: "Best IF game" October 22, 2019
"Way back before graphics, I got into computer gaming with the classic Colossal Cave Adventure. But wow, discovering Warp took that to a..." - See full review
matt w (Matt Weiner) reviews Toiletworld: "in which I break this game's perfect record" October 21, 2019
"This is a blatant troll game, yes. But it's an excellent troll game, with a fair amount of care put into making sure that you can do what..." - See full review
A new listing for Disco Elysium, by ZA/UM October 21, 2019
A detective/noir mystery in a strange world.
Marshal Tenner Winter reviews Dwarf Fortress: "Good game but not IF." October 21, 2019
"Yeah, the game uses letters and symbols to represent the world but it's still more of a sim than an IF."
A new listing for Loss, Undersea, by D. Fox Harrell October 21, 2019
Loss, Undersea is a phantasmal media work in which a character dynamically transforms according to undersea metaphors and a narrative poem is dynamically generated according to user-selected emotional tone....
A new listing for Kuryokhin: Second Life, by Michael Kurtov October 21, 2019
Kuryokhin: Second Life is (meta)simulator of Sergey Kuryokhin's afterlife, an IF loosely based on the bio of the avantgarde composer and the legendary leader of Leningrad's cultural life in the 1980s and...
A new listing for Dwarf Fortress, by Tarn Adams, Zach Adams October 21, 2019
Dwarf Fortress is a single-player fantasy game in which the player controls a dwarven outpost or an adventurer in a randomly generated, persistent world. Though the unfolding events are displayed using...
thecanvasrose reviews The Dead Tower: "Poetry presented in a 3D Game" October 21, 2019
""The Dead Tower" is unusual in that while it works as your ordinary 3D terrain exploring game, the point is to explore the written word...." - See full review
A new listing for The Dead Tower, by Mez Breeze, Andy Campbell October 21, 2019
Set in a dark and abstract dream world that revolves around a crashed bus, the atmospheric literary game environment The Dead Tower can be freely explored at full-screen with the mouse and keyboard. Like the...
A new listing for Pulgas al Rescate, by Billy Fernández October 20, 2019
La salvación del hombre vendrá de los lugares más pequeños. Lo que le falta de grande a las cosas pequeñas les sobra en espíritu.
A new listing for Crystal Rainbow, by Sam Fishburn October 20, 2019
thecanvasrose reviews Façade: "Ever used "Cleverbot"? This is that, but it's IF." October 20, 2019
"This is a responsive AI chatbot with a built-in plotline. If you've ever used Cleverbot or ELIZA, this is one of those, but it's made..." - See full review
thecanvasrose reviews The Bubble Bath: "A storytelling "virus" requires some outdated hardware and software to play." October 20, 2019
""The Bubble Bath" is/was a clever game which takes advantage of Microsoft Internet Explorer loopholes to make it appear as though your..." - See full review
A new listing for The Bubble Bath, by Susane Berkenheger October 20, 2019
Author description: By clicking your way through a hypertext, you have the freedom of choice, or so many readers tend to believe. For those free spirits, The Bubble Bath has been built as an educational...
A new listing for Façade, by Michael Mateas, Andrew Stern October 20, 2019
Façade is an artificial intelligence-based art/research experiment in electronic narrative—an attempt to move beyond traditional branching or hyper-linked narrative to create a fully-realized, one-act...
thecanvasrose reviews Love, Prestige & Spookiness: "A short demonstrating what IF can look like when built solely with Unity" October 20, 2019
"I played "Love, Prestige & Spookiness" after looking for games by Elizabeth Smyth ("Bogeyman"). Here, Smyth has worked with several other..." - See full review
NoDawnForMen reviews Underground: "Great addition to the genre" October 20, 2019
"Still working my way through this new title and I must say, it is great to see new content - doubly so when the game is this good...." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Hard Puzzle 4: The Ballad of Bob and Cheryl: "The "Hard Puzzle" anti-game aesthetic adapted to IFComp" October 19, 2019
"The Hard Puzzle games have always been odd-balls. They tend to be extremely fussy sandboxes with mechanics you can use over and over and..." - See full review
A new Recommended List by QuaintHydra, QuaintHydra's Picks October 18, 2019
Games I enjoyed, in no particular order.
Games I enjoyed, in no particular order.
MathBrush reviews ALICE BLUE: "Obscurity and fairy tales" October 17, 2019
"This game is obscure in many senses of the word. First, it is very hard to run, intended only to run on a linux system. I was able to..." - See full review
Steph C reviews Eat Me: "A strange but delicious feast" October 17, 2019
"An excellent game - original idea, wonderfully grotesque and evocative writing, a highly 'voiced' parser, and creative puzzles using a..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Sugarlawn: "An excellent optimization-based treasure hunt with good humor" October 17, 2019
"I beta tested this game, and I love it. You play as a contestant on a reality show that apparently involves finding antiques while..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Summer Night City: "A challenging Twine game about dystopia and intrigue" October 17, 2019
"I beta tested this game. Visually, this game is nice and polished, and the text is free from typos and bugs. You play as a man blinded by..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Gone Out For Gruyere: "A 'cheesy', compact puzzler" October 16, 2019
"I beta tested this game. In this game, you are bullied by cheese. In a bizarre twist, you find yourself in a sort of pocket-dimension..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Skies Above: "If you want to fly higher you gotta train harder!" October 16, 2019
"I beta tested this game, and was delighted to do so. This is a big game, DiBianca's largest (except perhaps for The Wand). I played it..." - See full review
Snave reviews Eat Me: "The way out is through" October 16, 2019
"Adventure game protagonists tend to be greedy-grabby types, yeah? Fitting, then, that a child is the protagonist here, with sickly sweets..." - See full review
Canalboy reviews Gone Out For Gruyere: "Bill Lindsay's Surreal Cheese Dream" October 16, 2019
"For those of you have played Bill's two large old school offerings - "Bullhockey!" and "Bullhockey2: The Return Of The Leather Whip"..." - See full review
Nathaniel reviews Ladykiller in a Bind: "Amusing and erotic" October 15, 2019
"Extremely well done erotic scenes, with a variety of light-hearted humor thrown in throughout the novel."
MathBrush reviews Frenemies; or, I Won An Andy Phillips Game!: "A loving tribute to/light parody of Andy Phillips in a single room" October 15, 2019
"Andy Phillips is a figure in the IF community known for occasionally releasing massive IF games that generally feature science fiction of..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Language Arts: "Pure puzzle with a moving interface. Programming local movement" October 15, 2019
"I beta-tested this game, but only got to the first part/tutorial. Now that I've seen the rest, I'm really amazed. I love it! I don't know..." - See full review
IngridWolf reviews Very Vile Fairy File: "Good fun!" October 15, 2019
"This game is the first parser I’ve ever played, so it felt rather different, but engaging instantly. You proceed by picking and typing in..." - See full review
A new listing for Love, Prestige & Spookiness, by Elizabeth Smyth, Pedro Alves, D'Ack Games, Maria Vittoria Patti, Ed Roberts, Alan Wills, Anita G. Zadeh, Aria Zadeh October 15, 2019
"Love, Prestige & Spookiness" is a fun yet spooky point and click game, developed during Global Game Jam 2019. A narrative exploration game with different endings! The player will be exploring a gothic and...
A new listing for compass, by Elizabeth Smyth October 15, 2019
I started working on Compass in 2013 and finished around four years later. Despite this, it is very small and takes only a few minutes to experience. It has an unusual interactive structure and abstract,...
A new listing for The Invader, by Elizabeth Smyth October 15, 2019
The Invader is a short choice-based game about an atypical alien encounter. It was inspired by H. G. Wells’ short story ‘The Sea Raiders,’ as well as a real experience I had while walking near my hometown...
MathBrush reviews Pas De Deux: "A daring experiment and a taxing challenge" October 14, 2019
"I beta-tested this game. Åkesson is one of the most successful creators of new parser languages in the last few years. His new A-machine..." - See full review
A new listing for Froq Quest!, by Roos Speelman October 14, 2019
That's the spirit! Your years of frog-hunt training will finally pay off today! 5 min to complete, 7 endings.
MathBrush reviews For the Moon Never Beams: "A compact teen horror game with difficult puzzles " October 14, 2019
"I beta-tested this game. This game is is a horror story that effectively borrows elements of both games and pop-culture from the 80s...." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Winter Break at Hogwarts: "A polished and massive recreation of Hogwarts in Inform." October 14, 2019
"This game lovingly recreates Hogwarts, with dozens or possibly hundreds of rooms, down to sub-corridors. In this huge world, everything..." - See full review
A new listing for 1K Cupid, by Elizabeth Smyth October 13, 2019
Perhaps you spread a little too much love in the wrong places. Don't worry about it. Point is, the king overreacted, and now you're here. A simple one-room parser game in one thousand words for sub-Q...
A new listing for in the living room, by Nick Petrou October 13, 2019
the living room is off, physically, as if everything has taken a small step to the left or perhaps God has nudged me off of my axis Play in the living room for free on itch.io in the living room is an open...
MathBrush reviews Skybreak!: "Vast space game, with resources, combat, and many goals" October 13, 2019
"I would have been happy to pay for this game. I intend to play through this game many times in the future. This is a menu-based Adrift..." - See full review
A new listing for End of the Continent, by Bottils October 12, 2019
Make choices. Ride lizards. Meet the Mantis. Expose the Confraternity. Eat litchis. Avenge the past. Flirt with the Kaaiman. Tap aloes. Choose how it ends. It is Wednesday night and by Thursday afternoon the...
A new listing for Savior Complex, by NoShortJokes October 12, 2019
At the end of the journey, the journey begins again.
MathBrush reviews Very Vile Fairy File: "An enjoyable rhyming-based game" October 11, 2019
"Andrew Schultz makes games by taking a wordplay idea and finding as many examples of it as possible, then building a game around that..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Extreme Omnivore: Text Edition: "A game about exploring your apartment and waiting to eat" October 11, 2019
"This game seems like the result of a talented programmer discovering Inform 7 for the first time and exploring what they can make with..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Randomized Escape: "A very randomized glulx game that invites you to peak into its code" October 11, 2019
"This game consists of a randomized layout of areas, each containing random pieces of decor, some of which benefits you, and randomized..." - See full review
hsgerard reviews Sugarlawn: "Treasure hunt with a stiff timer" October 11, 2019
"Here’s a classic run-around-and-grab-stuff treasure hunt in a mansion, although Spivey elegantly bypasses any questions of the ethics of..." - See full review
Jacic reviews Sirens in the Distance: "Short siren tale" October 11, 2019
"It's short, but the writing still manages to draw you in and harkens back to the older style depiction of sirens and mermaids. The game..." - See full review
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