Category Archives: parser-based

IF Comp 2017 Roundup

Voting is closed in the 2017 IF Comp. I made it through all of the top-tier games in my triage system and had time for a scattering of assorted pieces after that; I haven’t played anywhere near every one of the … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2017: Measureless to Man

Measureless to Man (Ivan R) is an Inform game. It’s aiming for a weird-fiction / Lovecraftian horror kind of vibe: a doomed protagonist slouches towards an ominous fate for reasons which never become entirely clear. It’s a plot which is basically ‘weird … Continue reading

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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: 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: 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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