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IF Comp 2018: mini-reviews, part 2

Brief notes on Adventures with Fido,  Dynamite Powers vs. the Ray of Night, A Final Grind, The Forgotten Tavern, Intel Mission, Junior Arithmancer, Murder at the Manor, Shackles of Control, and smooch.click. Advertisements

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IF Comp 2018: Six Silver Bullets

Six Silver Bullets is a parser-based spy game. It’s weird and uncomfortable. It’s an odd duck, difficult to assess. I expect to get at least one game a year completely wrong, and this seems a strong candidate for that. You … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2018: mini-reviews pt. 1

I am not going to have time to write up detailed thoughts about every game I play in the Comp; with a lot of games I don’t feel as though I have a huge amount to say about them, for … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2018: Canadian Commodities Trader Simulation Exercise

Let’s Explore Geography! Canadian Commodities Trader Simulation Exercise¬†is a game where you have a big truck and a million dollars and you drive around Canada buying and selling stuff. I wasn’t sure if this was going to be an edutainment … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2018: LET’S ROB A BANK

LET’S ROB A BANK, by Bethany Nolan, is a choice-based game in which you pick a team of criminals – distraction, getaway driver, muscle – and, well, rob a bank. It does not go well. There’s the germ of a … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2018: Animalia

Animalia is a game in which you play four forest creatures who are trying to cover up the ritual sacrifice of a small child by piloting a replica of that small child. You get to choose which animals control the … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2018 Blurbage

2018’s ballot is really big once again, so it’s been quite a lot of work just to go through all the blurbs and artwork, assess them, and unpack those assessments; hence this coming out rather later than I’d prefer. Hence … Continue reading

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