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Member since February 22, 2017
Last visited January 20, 2020
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Played Zork and half the Infocom catalog in the 80s as a teenager. Played some AGT games in the 90s and the original Adventure in the mid-2000s. Discovered the modern IF scene in 2017.
I tend to like large games with well-crafted puzzles.
I don't teach computer science at Oxford, and I've never played football professionally.
Interactive Fiction by Spike
|A Beauty Cold and Austere, by Mike Spivey (2017)|
That survey course in conceptual mathematics seemed like a good idea at the start of the term - no graded homework, no midterm exams - just an oral final at the end. But now that final is tomorrow...
|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 (2018)|
A tribute to Anchorhead.
|Junior Arithmancer, by Mike Spivey (2018)|
A one-to-many-room puzzler.
|Sugarlawn, by Mike Spivey (2019)|
With a loud "click," the door closes behind you. Finally! You are locked inside an antebellum Southern mansion, alone, wearing only a chicken costume. You've fantasized about this moment for years.
Recommended Lists by Spike
Polls by Spike
I Am You: Games involving possession of another character - 9 votes for 7 games; created December 14, 2018
Choice-based puzzlefests - 16 votes for 12 games; created November 22, 2018
Great games that consist of a single puzzle - 30 votes for 18 games; created June 15, 2018
Reviews by Spike
Girth Loinhammer and the Quest for the Unsee Elixir, by Damon L. Wakes December 29, 2019
The Chieftain, by LeSUTHU December 26, 2019
Pirateship, by Robin Johnson December 11, 2019
Skybreak!, by William Dooling November 28, 2019
Spike's Play Lists
Played GamesSkies Above, by Arthur DiBianca
Remedial Witchcraft, by dgtziea
Heretic's Hope, by G. C. Baccaris
Girth Loinhammer and the Quest for the Unsee Elixir, by Damon L. Wakes
The Chieftain, by LeSUTHU
Wish ListIn the Service of Mrs. Claus, by Mathbrush
Shrapnel, by Adam Cadre
Gourmet, by Aaron A. Reed and Chad Barb
Distress, by Mike Snyder
Gun Mute, by C.E.J. Pacian