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Doug Orleans

Somerville, MA, USA

Top 50 Reviewer
Member since April 10, 2010
Last visited October 16, 2019
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E-mail: dougorleans@gmail.com

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Interactive Fiction by Doug Orleans

Everything We Do Is Games, by Doug Orleans (2015)
(5 ratings)
A null game, inspired by John Cage's 4′33″.

Last Day of Summer, by Doug Orleans (as Cameron Fox) (2011)
(18 ratings)

It's the last day of summer, and you're old enough now to go into town by yourself.

Look Around the Corner, by Doug Orleans (as Robert Whitlock) (2014)
(1 rating)

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Doug's Top Ten of IF Comp 2015 - 10 items   December 8, 2016
I played all 53 entries in IF Comp 2016. These were the top ten games on my ballot. Note that I rate games on slightly different criteria...

Doug's Top Ten of IF Comp 2016 - 10 items   December 8, 2016
I played all but one of the 58 entries in IF Comp 2016 (I couldn't play Labyrinth of Loci because I don't have access to Windows or Mac...

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Reviews by Doug Orleans

Heading East, by Hugo Labrande (as Alex Davies)   March 9, 2017
"(Full disclosure: I helped playtest this game.) A short coming-of-age vignette, evocative and touching. The connection to the song it's..." - See the full review

When the Land Goes Under the Water, by Bruno Dias (as Nikephoros De Kloet)   May 27, 2015
"This game starts with the admonition "If you intend to write a review or discuss it with others, I suggest you play through it exactly..." - See the full review

Starry Seeksorrow, by Caleb Wilson (as Ayla Rose)   May 27, 2015
"Everything about this game is charming: the premise (you are a doll who has been enchanted to protect a child of a wealthy magician..." - See the full review

Interstellar Text Adventure, by Jordan Goldberg   March 24, 2015
"I appreciate the sentiment that led to the existence of this game, and it has some nice hard-sf imagery and sense-of-wonder, but the..." - See the full review

More, by Jason Dyer (as Erin Canterbury)   June 4, 2014
"Very short but polished and evocative with a decent emotional heft. The one puzzle was difficult but fair, and I felt clever when I..." - See the full review

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Doug Orleans's Play Lists

Played Games

Ürs, by Christopher Hayes, Daniel Talsky
Re: Dragon, by Jack Welch
Restless, by Emily Short
The Origin of Madame Time, by Mathbrush
Tethered, by Linus Åkesson

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Wish List

Renegade Brainwave, by J. J. Guest
DEVOTIONALIA, by G.C. "Grim" Baccaris (as G. Grimoire)
Homecoming, by Carolyn VanEseltine
Human Errors, by Katherine Morayati
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, Wade Clarke, Zach Hodgens, Zack Johnson

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Doug Orleans's Club Memberships

ClubFloyd joined April 1, 2015
People's Republic of Interactive Fiction joined April 10, 2010
The Geek Interactive Fiction Club joined March 9, 2017