Victor GijsbersThe Netherlands
Top 10 Reviewer
Member since December 30, 2007
Last visited August 14, 2020
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I have authored The Baron, Fate, Figaro, most of The Art of Fugue, The Game Formerly Known as Hidden Nazi Mode, 'Mid the Sagebrush and the Cactus, Kerkerkruip and Nemesis Macana. I have also written a large Inform 7 extension called ATTACK.
A note on my ratings: I am mapping stars, numerical values and prose evaluations onto each other in roughly the following way.
1 star = 1 to 4 numerical rating = a bad game; not worth playing.
2 stars = 5 to 6 numerical rating = either does something interesting, but in flawed way; or is solid but truly unremarkable; might be worth playing if the premise interests you.
3 stars = 6,5 to 8- numerical rating = an interesting and solid game that nevertheless lacks something that would make it thoroughly successful; definitely worth playing, but not 'must play'.
4 stars = 8 to 9 numerical rating = a very good or great game that shines in almost every way.
5 stars = 9+ to 10 numerical rating = an (almost) perfect game, a fantastic example of what interactive fiction is capable of; something to play and replay.
Interactive Fiction by Victor Gijsbers
|'Mid the Sagebrush and the Cactus, by Victor Gijsbers (2010)|
They shot you in the leg, the sheriff or one of his men, but you still managed to get away. You always manage to get away. And while they're off pursuing you to, who knows, perhaps Colorado, you...
|The Art of Fugue, by Victor Gijsbers, Jimmy Maher, Dorte Lassen, and Johan (2010)|
A pure story-less puzzle game featuring logical puzzles based on the idea of the fugue: your commands are performed by four different actors, but with increasing delays. The version with music...
|De Baron, by Victor Gijsbers (2006)|
|Fate, by Victor Gijsbers (2007)|
|Figaro, by Victor Gijsbers (2007)|
A short example game created to accompany the essay "Co-Authorship and Community". It gives the player a kind of freedom that is not seen in any other interactive fiction: the freedom to determine...
|The Game Formerly Known as Hidden Nazi Mode, by Victor Gijsbers (2010)|
The Game Formerly Known as Hidden Nazi Mode was, in fact, formerly known as Hidden Nazi Mode. As such it was a failed experiment, detailed in the accompanying essay. In this release the Nazi mode...
|Kerkerkruip, by Victor Gijsbers (2011)|
Kerkerkruip is a short-form roguelike in the interactive fiction medium, featuring meaningful tactical and strategic depth, innovative game play, zero grinding, and a sword & sorcery setting that...
|Nemesis Macana, by Herman Schudspeer, Victor Gijsbers (2012)|
Standing in front of a London brothel with the clear intent to enter, our protagonist's future may seem dark and foreboding. But perhaps an unexpected and life-changing experience is waiting for...
|Terminal Interface for Models RCM301-303, by Victor Gijsbers (2018)|
A text terminal interface for interacting with your model RCM301-303 remote controlled mech.
|Turandot, by Victor Gijsbers (2019)|
An operatic performance. A tale of atonement. A dating sim with a crocodile pit. Content warnings: sex; sexism and other gender issues; suicide; torture; homophobia; xenophobia.
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Polls by Victor Gijsbers
Villains - 28 votes for 15 games; created September 1, 2010
Games with "logical" puzzles - 52 votes for 25 games; created October 6, 2009
Reviews by Victor Gijsbers
Eye Contact, by Thomas McMullan June 19, 2020
For the Cats, by Lei June 19, 2020
Are you Too Chicken to Make a Deal?, by Mitchell Taylor March 16, 2020
LET'S ROB A BANK, by Bethany Nolan July 17, 2019
Victor Gijsbers's Play Lists
Played Games80 DAYS, by inkle, Meg Jayanth
Pirateship, by Robin Johnson
Scents & Semiosis, by Sam Kabo Ashwell, Cat Manning, Caleb Wilson, Yoon Ha Lee
Girth Loinhammer and the Quest for the Unsee Elixir, by Damon L. Wakes
Turandot, by Victor Gijsbers
Wish ListCaptain Piedaterre's Blunders, by Wade Clarke
Advent Door, by Andrew Plotkin
Threediopolis, by Andrew Schultz
The Treachery of Zorag, by Derek C. Jeter
The Skeleton Key of Ambady, by Caelyn Sandel (as Adalai Trammels)