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J. J. Guest

London, England

Top 100 Reviewer
Member since October 17, 2007
Last visited August 5, 2020
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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)
(43 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)
(10 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)
(9 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)
(6 ratings)
"Beware! Beware! Take care! For you are about take part in an interactive story that will reveal the terrifying truth behind the mysterious Soviet space programme! Revelations of incredible horrors...

To Hell in a Hamper, by J. J. Guest (2003)
(94 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 - 18 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

Return of the Diamond, by R. McGregor   August 1, 2020
"I first encountered Return of the Diamond in a book called "Games and other programs for the Acorn Electron", published by Penguin Books...." - See the full review

The Dragon Diamond, by Kenneth Pedersen   June 30, 2020
"The Dragon Diamond is the first of a trilogy of games, and thus far the only one to have been ported to Inform. The story and setting are..." - See the full review

fin de sickleburg, by Caleb Wilson   June 21, 2020
"Fin de Sickleburg is very short one-room game by Caleb Wilson, author of Lime Ergot. It's so short, in fact, that to say anything about..." - See the full review

Ghost King, by Jason Compton   June 20, 2020
"A game designed to answer the question, what might have resulted had Scott Adams decided to release a series of games based on..." - See the full review

For Rent: Haunted House, by Gavin Inglis   September 14, 2019
"I was recommended this game, and it is one of the most enjoyable Choice Of games I've played. Unlike with many Choice Of games, you are..." - See the full review

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J. J. Guest's Play Lists

Played Games

fin de sickleburg, by Caleb Wilson
TWO, by Chris Ainsley
Heretic's Hope, by G. C. Baccaris
Zozzled, by Steph Cherrywell
Through Time and Space, by Amy Clare Fontaine

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Wish List

Bugsy, by Priscilla Langridge
The Bin Bag Theory, by Katie Benson
Habeas Corpus, by G.C. Baccaris
In the Service of Mrs. Claus, by Mathbrush
Let's Go Eat, by Tom McHenry

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