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J. J. Guest

London, England

Top 100 Reviewer
Member since October 17, 2007
Last visited July 21, 2019
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I am the author of a number of IF games including To Hell in a Hamper and Alias 'The Magpie', winner of IFComp 2018.

I first discovered IF in the Eighties, playing and writing games on the Acorn Electron and BBC Micro. After 12 years in the wilderness, I rediscovered it in 2002.

IF Blog: jjguest.blogspot.com
Website: jjguest.com

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Interactive Fiction by J. J. Guest

Alias 'The Magpie', by J. J. Guest (2018)
(32 ratings)
Sir Rodney Playfair, gentleman thief, has a simple plan: impersonate a psychiatrist, infiltrate a country house, steal a priceless Egyptian scarab and make it back to London in time for cocktails....

Escape from the Crazy Place, by J. J. Guest, Loz Etheridge and friends (2006)
(9 ratings)
You've been locked in a padded cell for no obvious reason with only a deranged hamburger-eating clown for company. The cell doesn't even have a door. So begins an adventure that will take you to...

Goldilocks is a FOX!, by J. J. Guest (2002)
(8 ratings)
Staggering back from yet another wild student party, blonde bombshell Goldilocks decides to take a shortcut through the enchanted forest. All she really wants is a nice hot bowl of porridge and...

Renegade Brainwave, by J.J. Guest (2010)
(2 ratings)
Beware! Take care! Taking the role of transvestite Detective Frank Douglas, you and your clown partner are about to learn the terrifying truth behind the ill-fated Mexican space programme.

To Hell in a Hamper, by J. J. Guest (2003)
(89 ratings)
Professor Pettibone, eminent Victorian balloonist, has a problem. He can't get it up. His balloon that is. If he can't reach an altitude of 20,000 feet, and soon, both he and his mysterious...

Yak Shaving for Kicks and Giggles!, by J. J. Guest (2008)
(1 rating)
You are Steve Goodwin. You're a regular guy, young, successful, dynamic. But a nagging question gnaws at your soul, undermines your joy at your success and interferes with the very business of...

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I Was A Teenage Adventure Gamer - 17 items   July 8, 2019
I grew up playing IF on the Acorn Electron, and later the BBC Master Compact. My aim here is to create a complete list of all the games...

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Reviews by J. J. Guest

The Fifth Continent, by Daniel Gunnell   July 20, 2019
"This is a curious little game set on the Kent coast. It doesn't have any puzzles as such, and I completed it in just 42 moves. It was the..." - See the full review

The Kingdom of Klein, by Melvyn E. Wright and Dave M. Johnson   July 19, 2019
"Epic Adventures, a small company operating out of a terrace house in Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicestershire, were nevertheless one of the..." - See the full review

a short walk in the spring, by Amorphous   May 2, 2019
"I liked this. Structurally, as well as thematically, I was reminded of the 1978 film "A Walk Through H: The Reincarnation of an..." - See the full review

Draculaland, by Robin Johnson   April 29, 2019
"I played this engagingly silly game with my 7 year old nephew, and he absolutely loved it. The terse text and clever button interface..." - See the full review

Scout's Honour, by Gareth Pitchford   December 12, 2018
"This is a retro text adventure written using the Adventuron system, a web-based IF language for creating games resembling those of the..." - See the full review

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J. J. Guest's Play Lists

Played Games

Get Your Gun, Dragonfly, by palimrya
The Fifth Continent, by Daniel Gunnell
The Kingdom of Klein, by Melvyn E. Wright and Dave M. Johnson
Dodgy Geezers, by Peter Jones, Trevor Lever, and Valerie Saunders
The Lost Crystal, by Melvyn E. Wright

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Wish List

tombs of earth and oak, by Tobias Paul
queer (re)collections, by Tobias Paul
The Amazing Maze, by Daniel Gunnell
Gateway to Karos, by Derek Haslam
Mirror of Khoronz, by Derek Haslam

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