Monthly Archives: October 2015

A Year Without Zombies 10: Necrotic Creep

(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.) Oy. An impending overseas move, a … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2015: The King and the Crown

The King and the Crown (Wes Lesley) is a very short one-room game, mostly concerning the traditional parser activity of searching the scenery for hidden stuff. The tone is self-consciously goofy medieval fantasy, light-hearted but a bit too stale to … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2015: Growbotics

Growbotics is a digital toy about creating things. It’s one of those games (like, say, Doodle God) which has a combine-elements crafting-system as the central mechanic. You start with some atomic Essences, combine them to form secondary ones, and then combine primary and secondary … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2015: Forever Meow

In Forever Meow (Moe Zilla) you play a cat left alone in a room, messing about with stuff. The limited perspective this affords means that not knowing what’s going on is somewhat important for the experience, so: spoiler warning alert. Aaand: . . whitespace.

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IF Comp 2015: Darkiss: Chapter One: The Awakening

Darkiss: Chapter One is an old-school vampire story (sadistic lords in remote castles, rather than leather trenchcoats and high-school angst). The PC was killed and sealed in his lair by vampire-hunters, but has somehow survived; his memory has been somewhat impaired in … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2015: Arcane Intern (Unpaid)

Arcane Intern (Unpaid) (Astrid Dalmady) does pretty much what the title implies. Trying to break into publishing, you stumble into a hidden society of magic-users. It’s still a crappy unpaid job, but with more magic sigils and dragon baristas. Games that … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2015: Untold Riches

Untold Riches (Jason Ermer) presents itself as a straightforward, self-consciously tropey treasure hunt. You’re the sidekick to an eccentric adventurer, stranded by pirates on a tropical island; your objective is to find the treasure and then get rescued. It reads very much … Continue reading

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