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Ivanr

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Last visited December 8, 2018
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I give star ratings based on how much I personally enjoyed playing the game in question, for the most part. This is a terribly unfair system and I apologize.

I review games when I feel like I have something to say about them, which doesn't necessarily correspond to any other traits of the game in question.

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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 (2018)
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A tribute to Anchorhead.

Measureless to Man, by Ivan R. (2017)
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You're on your way home from Cairo, with nothing but a rumpled suit and an apple for lunch. But the plane passes through dark air, over a fathomless sea. Past the heavens, under the deep, there are...

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No Sign Should Remain Inert, by Lucila Mayol   June 7, 2018
""No Sign Should Remain Inert" has a great title and some interesting writing, but it's hobbled by a stilted vocabulary (I suspect that..." - See the full review

Sub Rosa, by Joey Jones, Melvin Rangasamy   June 2, 2018
"I generally have a policy of not rating or reviewing games that I haven't played to completion (and worse yet, this game famously has a..." - See the full review

An Evening at the Ransom Woodingdean Museum House, by Ryan Veeder   May 25, 2018
"Overall, "An Evening at the Ransom Woodingdean Museum House" is a very effectively spooky ghost story, which deftly builds up suspense..." - See the full review

The Lurking Horror II: The Lurkening, by Ryan Veeder   April 17, 2018
"I'm normally not a fan of toughie puzzle games at all, but "The Lurkening" managed to draw me in, and had me keeping a notes file and..." - See the full review

My Evil Twin, by Carl Muckenhoupt   April 2, 2018
"This game is in a style that I usually really enjoy, and I thought the main puzzle mechanic was really neat, but for some reason I..." - See the full review

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