Monthly Archives: August 2015

Introcomp: Deprivation, Meld

Deprivation (Michael Coorlim) is another example of a well-trodden IF trope: My Shitty Apartment. As is usual in the genre, the apartment is unexceptionally dull, and the player character’s only real characteristic is a general sense of malaise.

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Hail to the King: on games telling you how great you are

About a year back I got around to playing Brütal Legend. It’s pretty damn good, overall. As you’d expect of Double Fine, it has a distinctive premise, a vividly imaginative, joyfully over-the-top world, some kick-arse tunes, and more than one joke that’s … Continue reading

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Introcomp: Beyond Division

Beyond Division (Joseph Geipel) is a parser-based science fiction game. Earth has been attacked by aquatic aliens, the Tide; humanity has been driven to the interior of continents. The conclusion is reached that establishing communication represents humanity’s only hope; a project is … Continue reading

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IntroComp: Walker’s Rift

IntroComp is a long-running interactive fiction mini-competition with a straightforward premise: create the opening of an IF game, and then people vote based on how much they want to see the game finished. (Full disclosure: I’m married to the IntroComp organiser.) … Continue reading

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Introcomp: Lair of the Gorgonath, Voltage Cafe

IntroComp is a long-running interactive fiction mini-competition with a straightforward premise: create the opening of an IF game, and then people vote based on how much they want to see the game finished. (Full disclosure: I’m married to the IntroComp organiser.)

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A Year Without Zombies 8: Losing the Will to Live

(For 2015, I am trying to avoid playing any games or consuming any static media with zombies in them. My reasons, and other fun things like ‘what exactly counts as a zombie?’, are explained here.) I have not been feeling like dedicating … Continue reading

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A Wholly Self-Indulgent Post About Music In Games

I am writing a great deal about various things in games that suck, and doing this and only this depressing for all of us. And I’m taking too long over it. So here’s a post about game music I like. … Continue reading

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