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Spike reviews The Forgotten Tavern: "A short, fun (and wacky) comedy with light RPG elements" November 24, 2018
"Trying to escape your past, in The Forgotten Tavern you turn up at a run-down tavern, out of other options. Soon you discover that..." - See full review
A new listing for The Adventure Room, by Daniel Gunnell November 24, 2018
Loosely based on both Colossal Cave and a quest on ifMUD, (although the Mud never shows up inthis game) The Adventure room contains many, many references to Adventure.
Spike reviews I.A.G. Alpha: "Brilliant meta game" November 23, 2018
"I.A.G. Alpha was my favorite game from IFComp 2018, and I played all of them. An English translation of a work originally written in..." - See full review
J. J. Guest reviews Birmingham IV: "Period Charm" November 23, 2018
"It seems an odd thing to say about a computer game, especially one released this year, but Birmingham IV has "period charm". I started..." - See full review
illuki reviews Eat Me: "A beautiful six-course meal." November 23, 2018
"This game was not my first playthrough of interactive fiction but it is one of my earliest ones. It definitely was a great experience,..." - See full review
J. J. Guest reviews The Origin of Madame Time: "Short, Clever and Great Fun" November 23, 2018
"In this short, puzzle-centric game, we play as a young woman with a newly acquired superpower - the ability to stop time. Our job is to..." - See full review
J. J. Guest reviews Bogeyman: "An Impressive, Atmospheric Tale of Horror" November 23, 2018
"I first had the pleasure of playing Bogeyman in an IF Meetup group, and of meeting the author, Elizabeth Smyth. Before the playthrough,..." - See full review
A new Recommended List by David Welbourn, My new walkthroughs for November 2018 November 23, 2018
11 items
On Friday, November 23, 2018, I published new walkthroughs for the games listed below! Some of these were paid for by my wonderful patrons at Patreon. Please consider supporting me to make even more new...
Mario Donick reviews Ürs: "Cute bedtime story with a sci fi touch" November 23, 2018
"The title of my review summarizes how reading/playing this story felt to me. On the one hand, parts felt like an illustrated bedtime..." - See full review
Spike reviews Terminal Interface for Models RCM301-303: "Strong, well-written drama that packs a punch" November 22, 2018
"In Terminal Interface for Models RCM301-303 you control a robot with one of your employees, Lemmy, inside. An explosion has occurred..." - See full review
Spike reviews Lux: "Solid choice-based puzzlefest" November 22, 2018
"Lux is the game that proved to me you can make a solid puzzlefest using a choice-based interface. I imagine there are other strong..." - See full review
A new listing for Gaming After A Long Day At Work, by Tyler Magruder November 22, 2018
You just got home from a tiring day at work. Pick a game and settle in to play!
A new listing for 3 Minute Adventure, by Peter Achberger November 22, 2018
A short interactive story. Get equipment, go fight a dragon, talk with a princess. Epic adventure.
A new listing for Wizardry Level C, by Jac Colvin November 22, 2018
The discovery of an old magic book turns your life upside down. Will you succeed in becoming a guild wizard? Or instead travel a different path, striking out on your own, moving to a different plane of...
A new listing for Ocean's Call, by Jac Colvin November 21, 2018
The ocean calls… Will you answer? There are secrets to be found beneath the water’s glassy surface if you know where to look. But perhaps some things are best left hidden.
MathBrush reviews Six Silver Bullets: "A complex spy game with some interaction difficulties" November 21, 2018
"This is a game that was hard to play during the competition, for a few reasons, and those same reasons make it much better to play now...." - See full review
Spike reviews A Final Grind: "A sardonic commentary on RPGs" November 21, 2018
"This is not your usual text-based role-playing game. In fact, I'm convinced that it's intended to be a sardonic commentary on..." - See full review
Spike reviews Into the Lair: "Atmospheric game in which you play as a vampire" November 21, 2018
"Into the Lair is a choice-based story in which you play as a vampire. Out for revenge against another vampire, you must enter his lair..." - See full review
Spike reviews The Origin of Madame Time: "Fun, bite-sized puzzler" November 21, 2018
"Last year Mathbrush donated "A short (~30 minute) game based on the author's work" to the IFComp prize pool. I was hoping to get this..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews The Broken Bottle: "An illustrated book-like game set in a fantasy circus" November 21, 2018
"This game is by (I think) a commercial team that had a different approach to IF than most of the authors in the competition. This game is..." - See full review
A new listing for Farmer Blues, by Blackfish November 21, 2018
a super basic game that's a take on the fox-chicken-grain puzzle. this game is just me figuring out how to use Twine, there's really nothing to this. would love some feedback, particularly on the code.
Spike reviews Writers Are Not Strangers: "Writers may be strangers, but they're also real people" November 21, 2018
"Writers are Not Strangers is a story about Alix (a writer), Alix's dying mother, Alix's aunt, and a meteorite that's threatening Earth...." - See full review
millylamp reviews Barney's Problem: "So this game sucks" November 20, 2018
"The directions are confusing. I don't know where i've been and where i can go. I don't think Barney's not getting laid because hes ugly,..." - See full review
Indigo reviews Lost Pig: "Favorite" November 20, 2018
"Really spoils you with the amount of things you can do. I loved the EXPANSIVE dialogue options you can have. Enjoyed a few sentimental..." - See full review
Spike reviews Awake: "Unfinished but interesting" November 20, 2018
"Awake is a little hard to review because it is (as the author says up front) part one of an unfinished story. I enjoyed the bit of story..." - See full review
Spike reviews Diddlebucker!: "Scavenger hunt, puzzlefest, Infocom homage" November 19, 2018
"Diddlebucker! consists of an all-night scavenger hunt around a city, set in 1987. It's intentionally reaching for a comparison with..." - See full review
Spike reviews Charming: "A fun, light-hearted game with somewhat intricate puzzles" November 19, 2018
"In Charming you play as an apprentice witch who has destroyed several magical items and must repair them. This requires solving a series..." - See full review
Indigo reviews Pizza Delivery: "Amazing" November 19, 2018
"The pizza was delicious"
A new Recommended List by AnnaKingston, Sci-fi Games November 19, 2018
1 item
Sci-fi/Dystopian Games
AnnaKingston reviews AlethiCorp: "Fun" November 19, 2018
"This game was fun. But replaying is pretty tedious."
MathBrush reviews Linear Love: "A demo for Glyffe, an engine where you physically move through text" November 19, 2018
"This was a game meant to show off a particularly interesting engine, but which may not have been the best choice to show it off. Glyffe..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Animalia: "A richly responsive game about animals occupying a human body" November 19, 2018
"This was one of the best and most-talked-about games form IFComp 2018. I played through this one once during the comp and about 6 or 7..." - See full review
Canalboy reviews Humbug: "Humbug - Graham Cluley" November 19, 2018
"Avoid this game like the plague. One of those complacent "wacky" pieces where aadvarks sleep on washing machines and Octopii carry..." - See full review
Mario Donick reviews Harmonia: "Beautiful, important, but quite linear" November 19, 2018
"(Sorry for English mistakes in this review; not my native tongue). When I decided to register at IFDB and start playing IF again (I..." - See full review
Spike reviews Dynamite Powers vs. the Ray of Night!: "Tough, fun puzzler with a well-drawn setting" November 18, 2018
"Playing Dynamite Powers vs. the Ray of Night! made me feel like I'd been dropped into the middle of a text adventure version of one of..." - See full review
Spike reviews Pegasus: "A short, tight, well-written thriller" November 17, 2018
"In Pegasus you play as a secret agent. The game starts off dramatically, and after that it mostly consists of a series of flashbacks that..." - See full review
Spike reviews Instruction Set: "If you like puzzles, give this one a chance" November 17, 2018
"My ten-year-old son wanted to play through one of the IFComp games with me one night last month. I selected Instruction Set kind of on a..." - See full review
Spike reviews The Temple of Shorgil: "Another solid DiBianca puzzlefest" November 17, 2018
"I might as well state my bias up front: I love puzzle-focused games, and I think Arthur DiBianca is among the most innovative puzzle..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Railways of Love: "A complex many-variable bilingual game about love" November 17, 2018
"This game was featured in IFComp 2018. It has a beautiful custom interface featuring pixel-art animations, and includes sound. Basically,..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Bullhockey!: "A big, densely described puzzle game about a girlfriend's revenge" November 17, 2018
"This IFComp 2018 parser game is big and pretty tough. I beta tested this game. You play as a person whose girlfriend has supposedly left..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Polish the Glass : "Dynamic fiction about the perils of obsession and family secrets" November 17, 2018
"This was an IFComp game that I liked quite a bit more than, it seems, many of the other IFComp reviewers did. This is almost purely..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Cannery Vale: "An amazing Stephen King-like twisted self-referential tale" November 17, 2018
"I played this game early on in the competition. It was late at night, and I was listening to sad music on my phone. This was the perfect..." - See full review
Spike reviews Dead Man's Fiesta: "We all deal with death in different ways" November 17, 2018
"Dead Man's Fiesta tells the story of a young man coping with the death of someone close to him. However, the game never gives the..." - See full review
A new listing for Stronghold: A Hero's Fate, by Amy Griswold and Jo Graham November 16, 2018
Defend your stronghold from invading monsters and lead your people to glory! Rule your territory, punish your enemies, and build your legacy in an epic fantasy tale that spans decades. "Stronghold: A Hero’s...
Denk reviews Junior Arithmancer: "Original math puzzle game" November 16, 2018
"This was my favorite 2018 Ifcomp game. I can imagine that this game is not for everyone, since it is basically a logic/math game...." - See full review
A new Recommended List by Denk, Best of Quest November 16, 2018
5 items
There are lots of Quest games, some better than others. These are my favourites:
Spike reviews Alias 'The Magpie': "One of the Best IF Comedies I've Ever Played" November 16, 2018
"Alias 'The Magpie' drew me in quickly, with its very English tone and sense of humor. I found it cleverly-written, well-implemented, and..." - See full review
Spike reviews Flowers of Mysteria: "An Old-Fashioned Text Adventure, Just as It Says" November 16, 2018
"The subtitle of Flowers of Mysteria is "an old-fashioned text adventure," and that is very much the truth. For example, the title page..." - See full review
Spike reviews A Woman's Choice: "A Work That Explores Reproductive Choices" November 16, 2018
"This is the kind of work that goes better in a choice-based format than in parser. You play as Jennifer, a woman who is faced with a..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Border Reivers: "A murder mystery set in Old Scotland" November 16, 2018
"I helped to beta test this game. This is a fairly big conversational game set in medieval Scotland. The player must converse with over a..." - See full review


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