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J. J. Guest

London, England

Top 100 Reviewer
Member since October 17, 2007
Last visited March 26, 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

Author photograph by Lesley Burdett Photography

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Interactive Fiction by J. J. Guest

Alias 'The Magpie', by J. J. Guest (2018)
(31 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)
(87 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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Reviews by J. J. Guest

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

Birmingham IV, by Peter Emery   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 the full review

The Origin of Madame Time, by Mathbrush   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 the full review

Bogeyman, by Elizabeth Smyth   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 the full review

Footnotes in Ashes, by Jeremy M. Gottwig   July 10, 2017
"Footnotes in Ashes is a short story about a man lost at sea with his dead wife's ashes. Presented in six short chapters, it is not in any..." - See the full review

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J. J. Guest's Play Lists

Played Games

Escape from Dinosaur Island, by Richard Pettigrew
And You May Find Yourself, by VPC
Bullhockey!, by Bill F Lindsay (as B F Lindsay)
Murder at the Manor, by Obter9
+ = x, by Chandler Groover

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Wish List

Best Laid Plans, by David Whyld
Alice Aforethought, by Hanon Ondricek
A NEAR DAWN - PROLOGUE, by Leonid Pilchin
Sub Rosa, by Joey Jones, Melvin Rangasamy
Tass Times in Tonetown, by Michael Berlyn and Muffy Berlyn

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