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P. B. Parjeter reviews Sting: "A short memoir about bees" November 28, 2021
"First, a disclaimer. Mike Russo reviewed my game and we talked over the course of IF Comp about other stuff. However, Sting caught my..." - See full review
Mike Russo reviews The Miller's Garden: "A simple idea well-communicated" November 28, 2021
"(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 RetroCON 2021: "Several small, simple and very retro games in one" November 28, 2021
"I snickered at the thought of a slice-of-life game from someone named Sir Slice. There are a few other laughs sprinkled throughout this..." - See full review
Nomad reviews 1958: Dancing With Fear: "Awesome" November 27, 2021
"The 1950's in the Caribbean: A steamy, exotic setting, politically overheated, vivid and emotional. You're a spy, not by conviction but..." - See full review
Andrew Schultz reviews The Spirit Within Us: "Thorny subject, some thorny implementation in a custom parser" November 27, 2021
"The Spirit Within Us, by Alessandro Ielo TSWU, with a relatively simple custom parser, is an interesting effort, for all the required..." - See full review
Mike Russo reviews Unfortunate: "Doubly unfortunate" November 27, 2021
"(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

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