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IF Comp 2019: Truck Quest

Truck Quest (Donald Conrad and Peter M.J. Gross, Twine) is a game about trucking and getting ahead in the world. It’s fully illustrated, typically with animations. I do not love its MS Painty / cheesy 90s Windows game aesthetic, but it … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2019: Girth Loinhammer and the Quest for the Unsee Elixir

Girth Loinhammer and the Quest for the Unsee Elixir (Damon L. Wakes, Twine) is a short fantasy comedy. The protagonist is a dark-lord type, but people only visit his dungeon for kink purposes, and he’s sick of it. There are far … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2019: Summer Night City

Summer Night City (ghoti, Twine) is a piece about paranoia, covert resistance and bartending. For unclear crimes, the protagonist has been captured and blinded by the oppressive Republic; he is now in a halfway house and employed as a bartender, but … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2019: Eye Contact

Eye Contact (Thomas McMullan, Twine) is a short conversational game. The conversation is accompanied with photographs of the principal NPC, cropped to just the eyes.

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IF Comp 2019: Heretic’s Hope

Heretic’s Hope (Grim Baccaris, Twine) is a dark / weird fantasy story. The protagonist is a lone human in the court of an isolated insectoid culture ruled by a sinister queen: their mother has recently died and they have been … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2019: Chuk and the Arena

Chuk and the Arena (Agnieszka Trzaska, Twine) is a puzzly choice-based SF game. Chuk is a member of a diminutive species, the Gyffids, whose moon has been stolen by a galaxy-spanning empire-corporation. The bad guys are also throwing an arena tournament, … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2019: Skybreak!

Skybreak! (William Dooling, ADRIFT) is a CRPG-ish science-fantasy space adventure. As a wandering adventurer, you will fly to dozens of systems and spend only a little time on each before moving on. There’s actually quite a few examples of this sort … Continue reading

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