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Introcomp 2014 – 1st And Last of the Ninja

1st And Last Of The Ninja, by nmelssx, is an attempt to emulate a CRPG in the chooseyourstory format. It classifies itself as fan-fiction but doesn’t clarify of what. Something anime-ish? My guess was Naruto, since that is the ninja-related thing that all the … Continue reading

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Introcomp 2014 – Mount Imperius

Mount Imperius is a Twine game about Mountaineering Going Wrong. After a disagreement over pay leaves them without a guide, a group of five mountaineers decides to press on anyway and almost immediately runs into trouble.

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Introcomp 2014: Scroll Thief

Scroll Thief, by Daniel M. Stelzer, is up-front about its goals: This game is a fan sequel to the Enchanter trilogy, meant to clear up some of the mysteries from Spellbreaker (specifically, the four unknown Cubes of Foundation). Prejudices on … Continue reading

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Introcomp 2014 – Bridges and Balloons

Bridges and Balloons, by Molly Geene, is a gentle choice-based kid-lit piece about mice who set out on a journey to make a wine delivery in time for Carnival. The story is narrated by the ship’s captain, Sir Philip Geoffrey Mousekin, … Continue reading

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Introcomp 2014 – Going Down

Going Down, an inklewriter game by Hanon Ondricek, starts out mildly. Tim, a nondescript geek, is showing up to a New Year’s Eve date with fellow-geek Jen, who he has yet to meet in person. Jen doesn’t show up on … Continue reading

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Introcomp 2014 – The Cuckold’s Egg

The Cuckold’s Egg (Veronica Devon, I7) is  my favourite game of Introcomp thus far, despite the not-really-a-pun title. It starts rather slowly, in part because it’s a contemplative piece set in a backstory-heavy fantasy world. It’s setting itself up as Le Guin-esque … Continue reading

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Introcomp 2014 – The Hornet’s Nest

The Hornet’s Nest, by Jason Lautzenheiser, opens with an it-was-all-a-dream sequence. I have Strong Feelings about the use of dreams in fiction, which boil down to ‘unless you are a writer of magisterial brilliance, don’t.’ They’re worse yet as the … Continue reading

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Introcomp 2014: The Devil in the Details

The Devil in the Details, by Jerry Ford, is… weird. It has certain very strong preoccupations – which is a good thing in the abstract, but they’re deployed in ways that kind of confuse the central plot and make for awkward gameplay. In … Continue reading

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Introcomp 2014: The Terrible Doubt of Appearances

The Terrible Doubt of Appearances, by Buster Hudson, is a Victorian-flavoured down-the-rabbit-hole children’s fantasy. Sort of. Henry, a rather sheltered adolescent, is drawn by a fairy into a rather bleak-seeming wonderland, for reasons.

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Introcomp 2014: Tales of the Soul Thief

Introcomp is an interactive fiction comptetition run by Jacqueline Lott (to whom, full disclosure, I am married.) Authors produce the first part of a game; players vote for them based on how much they would like to keep playing. Two … Continue reading

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