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A new listing for Locked Door, by Cody Gaisser January 17, 2022
Can you... UNLOCK THE DOOR?!
Mike Russo reviews A Papal Summons, or The Church Cat: "Horrible but lacking in avoirdupois" January 17, 2022
"(This is a lightly-edited version of a review posted to the IntFict forums during the 2021 IFComp. My son Henry was born right before the..." - See full review
Andrew Schultz reviews The Waiting Room: "Effective nursing home/geriatric wing horror" January 17, 2022
"In TWR, you're a new hire at a nursing home, and the patients seem to be dying more painfully than you'd expect. There are unexplained..." - See full review
Canalboy reviews Crystal Caverns: "Enjoyable Large Old School Sprawler Of Intermediate Difficulty" January 16, 2022
"This rather large and well crafted text adventure was originally written for the Apple II in 1982 and then re-programmed for the..." - See full review
Mike Russo reviews Unforgotten: "A character-driven adventure with some bumps along the way" January 16, 2022
"(This review was posted on the IF newsgroups immediately after the 2005 IF Comp) Clearly, I haven't sufficiently internalized the tropes..." - See full review
Andrew Schultz reviews How the monsters appeared in the Wasteland: "Very quick and effective" January 16, 2022
"The author, like me, put two entries into IFComp this year. I think I see eye to eye with their methodology, too: don't make anything too..." - See full review

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