Monthly Archives: October 2017

IF Comp 2017: Salt

Salt (Gareth Damian Martin) is a (heavily-customised) Twine piece about swimming. It’s focused on immediate experience, physical and mental. It has a very vaguely-defined protagonist, because it’s about an activity that takes you out of yourself. The protagonist starts on the … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2017: My night

My night (Ivsaez) is a horror game about Spanish teenagers. Five kids are having a party in a family home, and mess around with a ouija board; then the lights go out, the protagonist starts walking around the darkened house alone in … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2017: Guttersnipe

Guttersnipe: St. Hesper’s Asylum for the Criminally Mischievous (Bitter Karella) is a Quest game where you play a 1920s child who, along with her educated rat, has to escape an institution and thus win the title of most dreadful urchin. The … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2017: Rage Quest: Disciple of Peace

Rage Quest: Disciple of Peace (John Ayliff) is a Twine fantasy game about an orcish monk. It’s designed in a very Choicescript-like way: all the options are rendered as buttons at the bottom of the text, and character stats, displayed as … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2017: Deshaun Steven’s Ship Log

Deshaun Steven’s Ship Log (Marie L. Vibbert) is a short SF piece in Twine, told through journal entries. The protagonist is a sound and lighting technician on a space cruise ship which sells itself on traveling to unexplored space. All we … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2017: Domestic Elementalism

Domestic Elementalism (fireisnormal) is a transformation-magic game, made with a custom choice-based system with strong adventure-game sensibilities. It’s cosy and cute and straightforward. I had a good time with it. The protagonist is an elemental witch who has highly customised their … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2017: Harmonia

Harmonia (Liza Daly) is a choice-based story about college mysteries and 19th-century utopian communities. In its general outlines, the story looks very much like something that could have come out of parser IF in the late 90s. It is a disappearance … Continue reading

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