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Joey Jones


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Member since September 30, 2011
Last visited September 20, 2020
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Co-Winner of XYZZY for Best Puzzles 2015 with Sub Rosa.

There's some smaller games of mine over at http://playfic.com/people/jojo/.

Writings on interactive fiction here: https://farfarfutures.wordpress.com/tag/interactive-fiction/

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Interactive Fiction by Joey Jones

Andromeda Dreaming, by Joey Jones (2012)
(17 ratings)
Aliss can control her dreams, but will this help her when she's stuck in a galaxy on the brink of destruction? Winner of the Andromeda Legacy competition 2012, Andromeda Dreaming is in the same...

Calm, by Joey Jones and Melvin Rangasamy (2011)
(16 ratings)
Since the spores came life has been happier. How could it not be? For now stress is fatal and all who remain alive must remain calm...

The Chinese Room, by Harry Giles and Joey Jones (2007)
(29 ratings)

The Chinese Room is a hilarious romp through the world of philosophical thought experiments. Have you ever wanted to win Zeno's race? Free the denizens of Plato's Cave? Or find out what it's really...

Christy, by Joey Jones (2016)
(1 rating)
Christy is a teen detective solving crimes at her high school while avoiding the attention of the principal. The format presents a fully embedded multimedia experience (images, animated gifs etc.)...

Danse Nocturne, by Joey Jones (2011)
(16 ratings)
Danse Nocturne is interactive blank verse, based on one of the legends of Charlemagne. It is played by dancing in different ways and has over a dozen different endings and understands over 1200...

Escape From Summerland, by Joey Jones and Melvin Rangasamy (2012)
(16 ratings)
Original Blurb: "In the near future a drone war rages in the skies, but below in Summerland there is only one thought: who's going to feed Jacquotte?" - Take Control of Three Characters each with...

Fingertips: All Alone, by Joey Jones (2012)
(8 ratings)
"So I'm all alone, and I've got a decision to make." (A one move game in the Apollo 18+20: The IF Tribute Album)

Flight of the Necrovoyager, by Joey Bones (2016)
(3 ratings)

It's impossible to keep someone alive for centuries long space journeys, so that's why they send the undead instead. Play as either: - a dracolich - a ghost - a lich - a vampire or - a skeleton...

If I Wasn't Shy, by Joey Jones (2012)
(10 ratings)
"I kinda just sit at the checkout, and the place isn't even all that busy. So why'd you want to play a game about my life? I mean, it's not terrible but it would be so much more if I wasn't shy."...

IF Whispers 5, by Chris Conley, Joey Jones, Marius Müller, Tom Blawgus (2012)
(4 ratings)
Travel down into an abandoned Antarctic Base and unveil the mysteries within. A game made in the paper-telephone style, with each person only having access to the section before, with a...

IFDB Spelunking, by Joey Jones (2012)
(18 ratings)
In the depths of the interactive fiction database strange games lurk!

Mammal, by Joey Jones (2012)
(19 ratings)
The lizards have taken over. You, a lowly human slave, are tasked with eradicating all mammalian traces from the Don Quixote Memorial Museum. (Written for the Apollo 18+20 tribute album project.)

Strained Tea, by Joey Jones (2013)
(3 ratings)

A ridiculously fiddly bare-bones tea drinking implementation. This was designed to showcase implicit actions. Source code is freely available for use.

Sub Rosa, by Joey Jones, Melvin Rangasamy (2015)
(30 ratings)
A puzzle game about secrets in the Age of Lead. You've spent seventeen years preparing for an infiltration. Stealing the Confessor's secrets is only the beginning: it will all be for nothing if you...

Trials of the Thief-Taker, by Joey Jones (2017)
(8 ratings)
In London, 1729, before they had police, they had you: thief-takers, hunting criminals for cash! Fire a flintlock and sip gin in the age of powdered wigs. Will you grow rich catching smugglers and...

Unreal City, by Joey Jones (2016)
(1 rating)

From imaginary games jam. Based on the review: “Unreal City” As you wander the streets, every bar you walk into has a different procedurally generated social ecosystem, and in any given one you can...

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Neil Armstrong Commemorative Space Poll - 31 votes for 15 games; created August 25, 2012
I'm hankering to play a good space-themed game. That is to say, a game not necessarily set in space, but a game that is in some way about...

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Reviews by Joey Jones

A Beauty Cold and Austere, by Mike Spivey   March 27, 2019
"The game succeeded in teaching me a whole load of mathematical concepts that I either didn't know or had long forgotten, and did so in a..." - See the full review

Cragne Manor, by Ryan Veeder, Jenni Polodna, Adam Whybray, Adri, Andrew Plotkin, Andy Holloway, Austin Auclair, Baldur Brückner, Ben Collins-Sussman, Bill Maya, Brian Rushton, Buster Hudson, Caleb Wilson, Carl Muckenhoupt, Chandler Groover, Chris Jones, Christopher Conley, Damon L. Wakes, Daniel Ravipinto, Daniel Stelzer, David Jose, David Petrocco, David Sturgis, Drew Mochak, Edward B, Emily Short, Erica Newman, Feneric, Finn Rosenløv, Gary Butterfield, Gavin Inglis, Greg Frost, Hanon Ondricek, Harkness Munt, Harrison Gerard, Ian Holmes, Ivan Roth, Jack Welch, Jacqueline Ashwell, James Eagle, Jason Dyer, Jason Lautzenheiser, Jason Love, Jeremy Freese, Joey Jones, Joshua Porch, Justin de Vesine, Justin Melvin, Katherine Morayati, Kenneth Pedersen, Lane Puetz, Llew Mason, Lucian Smith, Marco Innocenti, Marius Müller, Mark Britton, Mark Sample, Marshal Tenner Winter, Matt Schneider, Matt Weiner, Matthew Korson, Michael Fessler, Michael Gentry, Michael Hilborn, Michael Lin, Mike Spivey, Molly Ying, Monique Padelis, Naomi Hinchen, Nate Edwards, Petter Sjölund, Q Pheevr, Rachel Spitler, Reed Lockwood, Reina Adair, Riff Conner, Roberto Colnaghi, Rowan Lipkovits, Sam Kabo Ashwell, Scott Hammack, Sean M. Shore, Shin, Wade Clarke, Zach Hodgens, Zack Johnson   December 8, 2018
"84 rooms, each written by a different author, but co-ordinated into a structure and based around a tight enough theme that it all hangs..." - See the full review

Yes, my mother is..., by Skarn   May 21, 2017
"The game is near-future, social sci-fi, focusing on a therapist and their relationship with their own mother. It's an unusual topic..." - See the full review

T-Shirt Blanket, by Rhetta Lynnea   February 6, 2017
"A short reflective piece. Texture really aids this sort of thing because the dragging forces you to slow down and consider, prevents you..." - See the full review

Mustard, Music, and Murder, by Christopher Huang   July 4, 2016
"Smoothly implemented closed house crime story. You assemble all the clues, then work out the alibis. The artificiality of the setup is..." - See the full review

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The Interactive Fiction Faction joined January 10, 2015