Monthly Archives: October 2017

IF Comp 2017: Eat Me

ME (regarding game list): I… guess I’d better play the vore game. CHORUS: Lord-a-mercy but that vore game is A Lot. ME: Yes. Yes it most certainly is. Eat Me (Chandler Groover) is a limited-parser Inform game. The main verb of … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2017: The Wizard Sniffer

The Wizard Sniffer (Buster Hudson) is an Inform game in which you play a pig guiding a heroic-fantasy Hero. It seems like precisely the kind of game that tends to perform well in the Comp environment: it’s a cheerful and mildly subversive … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2017: 10pm

10pm (litrouke) is a Twine piece depicting a single conversation. The protagonist, Bird, is a twelve-year-old boy who only speaks in pictograms (which might represent sign language, though I don’t think this is ever made explicit). His guardian, Ty, understands them … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2017: 1958: Dancing With Fear

1958: Dancing With Fear (Victor Ojuel) is an Inform game about Cold War intrigue in an unnamed Spanish-speaking Caribbean nation. The protagonist is Salomé Vélez, a one-time star performer, now a little past her prime but still able to turn heads. … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2017: a partial list of things for which I am grateful

a partial list of things for which I am grateful (Devon Guinn) is an extremely short Twine piece. Any review of it will inevitably take up more words than are in the actual piece. Its main use of hypertext is … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2017: The Traveller

The Traveller (Kaelan Doyle Myerscough) is an visual novel about space exploration, alien contact and loneliness. The story is highly Odyssey-influenced, to the point where it might be readable as a very loose retelling: the protagonist is a lost wanderer trying to find … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2017: Hexteria Skaxis Qiameth

Hexteria Skaxis Qiameth (Gabriel Floriano) is a short Twine piece about language. It’s extremely Borgesian, so much so that it’s really best thought of as Borges fanfic. It’s quite good Borges fanfic, with a good ear for the basic tone, and … Continue reading

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