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Max Fog reviews Codex Crusade: "Crazy Cats, (al)Chemy Combining Coffee Creatively" July 23, 2024
"This was a strange thing to experience! It’s about a humble librarian’s assistant’s intern finding a strange and special book. Much of..." - See full review
Tabitha / alyshkalia reviews It can't be true it mustn't be true: "A great (temporary) conclusion" July 23, 2024
"While I didn’t call this out in my review of the prior entry, it’s true of all three games: the cast list provided at the beginning is a..." - See full review
manonamora reviews La réclusion de Callisto: "It's all about the (lack of) journey" July 22, 2024
"*La réclusion de Callisto* is a short textual adventure in the style of older CYOA books, both in form and content. Embodying a..." - See full review
manonamora reviews Terra's Leap : Un rêve incombustible: "Stanger danger" July 22, 2024
"*Terra’s Leap : Un rêve incombustible* is a short sci-fi adventure, where we follow the ventures of Elio, a child in a faraway colony,..." - See full review
manonamora reviews Baston ou Ruse : L'Épopée de Krug: "W40k - Intro to the orcs" July 22, 2024
"*Baston ou Ruse : L’Épopée de Krug* is a short humoristic game based on Warhammer 40k, where you play as Krug, an orc that has no idea..." - See full review
virtuadept reviews Zork I: "GANGSTA" July 22, 2024
"Zork 1 is straight up GANGSTA, yo! If you can beat this game without hints then you are, without a doubt, one of the smartest people...." - See full review
virtuadept reviews Bradisson Rayburn's Revenge!: "Worth Taking A Look" July 22, 2024
"There is a lot to like about Bradisson Rayburn's Revenge. The premise is funny. You're on a game show. You can't win it, because the game..." - See full review
manonamora reviews Biblioflam: "Tricks and dices for a book!" July 22, 2024
"Biblioflam is a short fantasy adventure in Moiki, where you play as an employee of a strange and magical library (where no books can be..." - See full review
manonamora reviews Susi: "Revenge or Forgiveness" July 22, 2024
"Susi is a sci-fi story, set in the 22nd century, where we follow the eponymous character, a half-wolf half-humanoid AI, after feeling a..." - See full review
manonamora reviews L'abribus: "A magic orb and impacting choices" July 21, 2024
"L’abribus is a short fantasy story, where we either play as some sort of force controlling a magic orb (which can influence everything..." - See full review
Lance Cirone reviews The Garden of Earthly Regrets: "Garden exploration" July 20, 2024
"This is a surreal game where much of it seems to be left to the player's interpretation. You explore a garden surrounding a wedding,..." - See full review
Lance Cirone reviews Lowell's Paradise: "Even Lowell thinks that my mind is gone" July 20, 2024
"This is one of the games from Bouchercomp, a SpeedIF running in 2008. The premise involves a prison escape, and the interpretation here..." - See full review
Lance Cirone reviews Merk: "I know you're going to be a great typist one day" July 20, 2024
"Merk is a pretty amusing SpeedIF. You are sent a letter by an alien who requests that you bring him a 100 year-old typewriter, because he..." - See full review
Tabitha / alyshkalia reviews Suspended in the air so that all of your weight is concentrated on a single point halfway down your spine: "Excellent tiny horror" July 20, 2024
"This is the second of three games (so far) in Charm’s RGB Cycle, all of which were made for this year’s Neo-Twiny Jam, which had a length..." - See full review
CalliopeFyre reviews Halfling Dale: "Brilliant!" July 19, 2024
"Okay, I LOVE choice story games like this, I've never particularly enjoyed games like Episode, or of that format, but this is nothing..." - See full review
A new listing for Ocean Red, by Palette July 18, 2024
Sailing a surreal, alien ocean is a being with direct relationships with the Sky, Sea, and Flesh of their body. Every day they have Orders from each they must try to complete, whether they want to or not....
A new listing for Ritorno nel Castello (The Secret of the Lost Castle), by The BaK July 18, 2024
Ritorno nel Castello (The Secret of the Lost Castle) Follow the adventure of a mysterious protagonist towards a castle hidden in the forest! What will you discover? A nostalgic text adventure inspired by the...
Drew Cook reviews The Tempest: ""But this rough magic I here abjure"" July 17, 2024
"1992's "The Tempest" by David R. Grigg, which should not be mistaken for Graham Nelson's adaptation, is an unkind game that modern..." - See full review
Hyacinthos reviews Lysidice and the Minotaur: "Minotaur Escape Room" July 17, 2024
"Without a doubt, this is the best parser the author has released until now. The take on Lysidice's character on the Minotaur mythology..." - See full review
A new Recommended List by Fie, Games involving deception July 17, 2024
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Deceiving a talking obstacle? Tricking a child? Fooling you? Besting me? Interactivity means that intentional decisions are made, and intentional decisions can be wrong.
A new listing for Skarn's Keep, by Kenneth Buchs July 16, 2024
Many years ago in a far off land, lived two brothers by the names of Slarn and Skarn. They were wizards of great renown and occasionally made powerful magical items. One day, Slarn made a Ring of Power so...
A new Recommended List by lil540, games i liked July 16, 2024
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pieartsy reviews Rescue at Quickenheath: "Put a pin in that puzzle" July 16, 2024
"I wanted to show my boyf a recent IF game since he’s played parsers ages ago but wanted to get back into the swing of it. When polling..." - See full review
pieartsy reviews The Sculptor: "Awkward and odd (IFComp 2023 repost)" July 16, 2024
"A linear game until the very end choice, about a pitiable old sculptor trying to create his last masterpiece, essentially before he dies...." - See full review
pieartsy reviews LUNIUM: "Over the moon about this game (IFComp 2023 repost)" July 16, 2024
"This one had all my favorite things—a murder mystery, an “escape room” vibe like the author’s previous game (The Kuolema), fun..." - See full review
pieartsy reviews To Sea in a Sieve: "Cast off and set sail (if only you had an anchor or sail) (IFComp 2023 repost)" July 16, 2024
"A fun sea adventure indeed, even for a landlubber like me! Very good title too. I love a solid puzzler, and this one had me feeling very..." - See full review
pieartsy reviews Detective Osiris: "Weirdly melancholy railroad with sparks of potential (IFComp 2023 repost)" July 16, 2024
"Hmm…as someone who wrote er own game about someone solving their own murder, I wanted to like this game more than I did. It was a..." - See full review
pieartsy reviews Tricks of light in the forest: "An idyllic forest day from the eyes of a child...mostly (IFComp 2023 repost)" July 16, 2024
"A delightful game! After a bit of an awkward and rushed start, it really eases into itself once you enter the forest proper. Lara, the..." - See full review
pieartsy reviews Dysfluent: "Timed text, my beloathed (IFComp 2023 repost)" July 16, 2024
"Oh my god the timed text. Oh god. I’m not as big of a hater on timed text as some, having used it in many of my pieces, but this was..." - See full review
pieartsy reviews The Whale's Keeper: "Charming story, at least in my route! (IFComp 2023 repost)" July 16, 2024
"This game was really charming! You find yourself waking with amnesia in the belly of a whale. I ended in half an hour with 17 sanity and..." - See full review
pieartsy reviews The Library of Knowledge: "This is a short story... (IFComp 2023 repost)" July 16, 2024
"I was curious as to why this one wasn’t just a prose story, then I checked the author’s website and saw that the bulk of it already *was*..." - See full review
Max Fog reviews Sunburst Contamination: "Sad to say it wasn't for me" July 16, 2024
"This is an old 1988 basic game ported to Z-machine. It has a simple plot of you trying to … Well, it wasn’t entirely clear from what I..." - See full review
ThunderPerfectWitchcraft reviews Tuuli: "Atmospheric, occult, well written!" July 16, 2024
"Tuuli is a text adventure game about life, death, fate, social roles, and black magic. You play a young witch apprentice, suddenly forced..." - See full review
A new listing for Fluid Worlds, by ThunderPerfectWitchcraft July 16, 2024
Fluid Worlds is a hypertext fiction about the nature of the world, and the need and our ability to change it. Heavily inspired by postmodern literature, anarchist theory, the works of Jonas Mekas, and daoist...
ThunderPerfectWitchcraft reviews A row of chairs abandoned on the beach: "Metamodern interactive poem" July 16, 2024
"A row of chairs abandoned on the beach is a short interactive fiction by LaughingPineapple about a person who melts with the ocean. The..." - See full review
A new listing for A row of chairs abandoned on the beach, by laughingpineapple July 16, 2024
The protagonist finds a row of verloren monobloc chairs on the beach, waiting for the flood to come. You might decide at any time to leave them and return to your warm home; but you can also decide to sit on...
ThunderPerfectWitchcraft reviews The Archivist and the Revolution: "'bout missed and open chances" July 16, 2024
"The Archivist and the Revolution is a interactive fiction set in a dystopian future. You play a trans person who is working as an..." - See full review
ThunderPerfectWitchcraft reviews Shell Song: "A game about voice." July 16, 2024
"Shell Song is an interactive fiction or a digital essay about the voice as a medium, its relation to the body, the attempts to recreate..." - See full review
Felix Pleșoianu reviews Calypso: "A game to the point" July 15, 2024
"A simple game that doesn't waste your time, and doesn't have any pretenses. The puzzles are simple enough, but frustrating to solve..." - See full review
A new listing for Romance the Backrooms, by Naomi Norbez July 14, 2024
Romance The Backrooms is a F/M dating sim VN about Carla, a daycare worker who falls into the titular liminal space by pure chance. Thankfully, she meets a group of 5 humanoid entities who are willing to...
Jim Nelson reviews The Sculptor: "What makes a sculptor a sculptor?" July 14, 2024
"The Sculptor is a brief narrative regarding age, art, and commercialism. You play a sculptor facing, on the one hand, a final assignment..." - See full review
Joey Jones reviews Stick it to the man: "Too little, too soon" July 13, 2024
"This starts out unpromising, in the ultimate entry in the My Crappy Apartment genre, as you awake in a grody underimplemented squat. But..." - See full review
Joey Jones reviews Stiffy Makane: The Undiscovered Country: "More sins against mimesis" July 13, 2024
"Stiffy Makane: The Undiscovered Country is a parody of AIF in general, especially the sort epitomised by the original SM, which had the..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Read This First: "A small circular game" July 13, 2024
"This game seems to be one giant loop. It's a pretty amusing representation of the frustration of starting a new board game and trying to..." - See full review
Mike Russo reviews Sun And Moon: "An early ARG experiment" July 13, 2024
"[This review was written and originally posted on the raif newsgroups at the conclusion of the 2002 IFComp] A year or so ago, Electronic..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Goofy: "A small custom parser java game about exploring an abandoned building" July 13, 2024
"This is one IFComp game I was never able to play due to its use of an outdated Java platform that you have to pay to download. I was able..." - See full review
Max Fog reviews Your World According to a Single Word: "Reminds me of Lawrence of Arabia for no reason whatsoever" July 13, 2024
"The game’s flow is interesting and yet captivating, picking between single-choices with massive texts of screen before them, and ones..." - See full review
Kastel reviews idle hands: "Intensity. Seduction. Taboo." July 13, 2024
"These are the three words that keep popping into my head as I read and re-read idle hands, a game about "idolatrous devil-fucking". I..." - See full review
Kastel reviews Kiss of Beth: "A strong debut title from an up-and-coming author" July 13, 2024
"Kiss of Beth is a debut game from Charm Cochran before they ever set foot in the interactive fiction community. The player character is a..." - See full review
Kastel reviews Look Around the Corner: "Too short a new day." July 13, 2024
"This game, for better or for worse, simulates the drudgery of waking up to a new day.

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