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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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IF Comp 2017: The Living Puppet

The Living Puppet  (Liu Zian) is a short choice-based horror piece. The protagonist, Li Shaoxian, is the partner of a penniless puppeteer, Wu Sheng, who, down on his luck, somehow acquires a puppet ‘no different from the living’, with which … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2017: Nightbound

Nightbound (ProP) is a heroic-fantasy CRPG made with Twine. The blurb promises “an inventory system, turn-based combat, and class and leveling systems”, and that’s what it’s mostly focused on. A compelling, tactically non-trivial, balanced, well-paced CRPG combat system is difficult and … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2017: Day of the Djinn

Day of the Djinn (paperyowl) is a Twine fantasy story. Its setting looks, at a first pass, much like the modern world, but it contains a substantial number of magical elements. Some of these are ordinary everyday things, and it’s not always … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2017: Transient Skies

Transient Skies (dgtziea) is a Twine space-exploration game. My initial impressions were not good. There’s a fairly substantial chunk of intro, and it’s aiming at a tone that it doesn’t entirely manage to hit. You were sitting at the edge of … Continue reading

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