Robin JohnsonEdinburgh, Scotland
Member since December 1, 2015
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I also make theatre, music and tweets.
I'm not the Robin Johnson who wrote Alice in Wonderland.
I've also written, as far as I know, the only playable Inform 7 meta-sonnet:
Will's Study is a room. The desk is here.
A hastily handwritten note is on it.
Description is "It's from your friend Shakespeare:
'I've gone to lunch. You'll have to write the sonnet.'"
Composing is an action applying to nothing.
The quill is a thing that is in the study.
Understand "write sonnet" as composing.
Description of the quill is "Old and cruddy".
Instead of composing when the player
does not have the quill, say "You've no quill."
Instead of composing, say "And... done. 'Heya',
says Will, returning. You say, 'Hello, Will!'
Says Shakespeare, 'Thank you for the time you've taken!
You really are a pal, Sir Francis Bacon.'"
Interactive Fiction by Robin Johnson
|Aunts and Butlers, by Robin Johnson (2006)|
It's 1920, you're a minor aristocrat fallen on hard times, and your wretched Aunt Cedilla is on the warpath. A Wodehousean comedy of manners, manors, mysterious butlers and unfriendly poodles.
|Detectiveland, by Robin Johnson (2016)|
New Losago, 1929 - a town full of creeps, clowns, mobsters and, if you know where to look, the occasional honest citizen. Guide private investigator Lanson Rose through a series of puzzling cases:...
|Draculaland, by Robin Johnson (2016)|
A terse, comic horror puzzle game based loosely on Dracula, faithfully reimagining several characters and ignoring most of the original plot. Guide Jonathan Harker on a trip through Transylvania,...
|Hamlet -- The Text Adventure, by Robin Johnson (2003)|
Who really killed Hamlet's dad? Can the Prince ever 'get' Gertrude, or is that just wrong? What does Richard III want with a horse anyway? And where did the gravedigger get that gorgeous pink...
|The Party Line, by Robin Johnson (2020)|
A minimalist puzzle game set in a house party. Made for the AdventureX Jam 2020.
|Pirateship, by Robin Johnson (2019)|
Who doesn't love pirates? Who, that is, apart from the British, the Spanish, the French, the Dutch, innkeepers, crocodiles, flying children, other pirates, merchant seamen with valuable cargoes of...
|Portcullis, by Robin Johnson (2016)|
Your home town, Portcullis, has been taken over by an evil sorcerer (because that's what evil sorcerers do) and a party of adventurers has arrived to overthrow him (because that's what adventurers...
|The Xylophoniad, by Robin Johnson (2016)|
The King of Anachronopolis has ordered you to end the Trojan War, slay the dreaded Bicyclops, and rescue a couple of inmates from Hades. A comic adventure set in Greek mythology.
|Zeppelin Adventure, by Robin Johnson (2018)|
Piloting a tea-zeppelin on Mars is a lonely job, but this run is nearly over and then you're due for a holiday. That's unless you get sucked into a puzzly adventure involving pterodactyls, robots,...
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Roberta Williams Eats a Sandwich, by Bitter Karella May 2, 2017
Inside the Facility, by Arthur DiBianca November 16, 2016
Sisyphus, by Theo Koutz May 19, 2016