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IF Comp 2015: Crossroads

Crossroads (Cat Manning) is an atmospheric piece about going into a wood to make a bargain with a witch. The protagonist is highly variable and often pretty vague: what they’re bargaining for varies broadly, and isn’t always explicitly defined even once you’ve chosen it.

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IF Comp 2015: Grimm’s Godfather

Grimm’s Godfather (Gabby Wu) is a short graphic novel retelling a story from the Brothers Grimm. A father must choose God, the Devil or Death as his thirteenth son’s godfather; this is your first choice. The story plays out much the same … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2015: The Baker of Shireton

In The Baker of Shireton (Hanon Ondricek) you play the eponymous baker in a fantasy MUD or MMORPG. The basic joke is pretty much the same as that of Zork: A Troll’s-Eye View: you’re a bit-part NPC in a world designed around someone else’s … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2015: Growbotics

Growbotics is a digital toy about creating things. It’s one of those games (like, say, Doodle God) which has a combine-elements crafting-system as the central mechanic. You start with some atomic Essences, combine them to form secondary ones, and then combine primary and secondary … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2015: Forever Meow

In Forever Meow (Moe Zilla) you play a cat left alone in a room, messing about with stuff. The limited perspective this affords means that not knowing what’s going on is somewhat important for the experience, so: spoiler warning alert. Aaand: . . whitespace.

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IF Comp 2015: Darkiss: Chapter One: The Awakening

Darkiss: Chapter One is an old-school vampire story (sadistic lords in remote castles, rather than leather trenchcoats and high-school angst). The PC was killed and sealed in his lair by vampire-hunters, but has somehow survived; his memory has been somewhat impaired in … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2015: Arcane Intern (Unpaid)

Arcane Intern (Unpaid) (Astrid Dalmady) does pretty much what the title implies. Trying to break into publishing, you stumble into a hidden society of magic-users. It’s still a crappy unpaid job, but with more magic sigils and dragon baristas. Games that … Continue reading

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