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Andrew Schultz reviews Somewhere, Somewhen: "YMMV, but I got mileage" August 3, 2021
"Seeing this game place second-to-last in ParserComp was the motivation I needed to write a review. I rather liked it, and yet I can't..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Foreign Soil: "A space colonization parser game with a fun opening sequence" August 3, 2021
"I remembered this game when I played it during the competition, but I couldn't remember where. Was I a beta tester? No, I wasn't in the..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Snowhaven: "A cozy (or sad) wilderness parser game with graphics and sound" August 3, 2021
"This was a truly pleasant game to play. The art was very lovely, reminding me of a more advanced version of the art in Laura Knauth's..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Gruesome: "A classic adventure from the grue's perspective" August 3, 2021
"I beta tested this game. This game is written using the author's own Versificator system, an excellent system built up over many years...." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Waiting for the Day Train: "A pleasant game about reaching a train. Has two perspectives" August 3, 2021
"This game opens with a spooky pixel art world and story, then transitions to a generally pleasant, somewhat magical real life world with..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews The Time Machine: "A short adaptation of H. G. Wells Time Machine" August 3, 2021
"I beta tested this game. This game is an adaptation of a static fiction story. This is something very hard to do well in a parser game;..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Daddy's Birthday: "A cute little birthday game written by a kid" August 3, 2021
"This game was co-written by an 8-year-old girl and her father. Having a kid around that age that I've made IF games with, I completely..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Return to the Stars: "A science fiction prison break game" August 3, 2021
"This game is the author's first game, which is surprising considering the level of detail and programming in the game, although there are..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Fivebyfivia Delenda Est: "A bite-sized chess puzzle" August 3, 2021
"I generally enjoy games by Andrew Schultz, and this was no exception. It's a small game on a 5x5 chess square with a few short chess..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Danny Dipstick: "Pick-up artist training simulator as a small parser game " August 3, 2021
"Danny Dipstick is a compact, polished puzzle game where you play as an uncharismatic man who is desperate to get a girl's phone number...." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Grandpa's Ranch: "A charming short treasure hunt on a grandfather's farm" August 3, 2021
"This game is, I believe, a late entry to the recent parser competition that was for 2-word introductory games for kids. It's a simple..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Loud House 'game on': "A Nickolodeon-based game made by a kid" August 3, 2021
"This is an unpolished but complex and amusing parser game made by a kid. It's strongly based on different Nickolodeon series, starting..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Acid Rain: "A fastidious timed puzzle about assembling electrical components" August 3, 2021
"This game has you stuck at the side of the road with a dead battery in the middle of some deadly acid rain. You'll end up searching a..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews The Faeries Of Haelstowne: "A huge, complex story/puzzle game about dangerous Faeries" August 3, 2021
"This game is very, very long, certainly the longest adventuron game I've seen. It's split up into 6 or so parts, and the first part alone..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews The Arkham Abomination: "A windows parser Lovecraftian game with compact story" August 3, 2021
"This game is an interesting mix of skill and rough edges. I'm going to review it on my five-criteria scale: -Polish: The game could use a..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Yesternight: "A tiny parser game in AdvSys" August 3, 2021
"The author has said elsewhere that this is just a small game that will be more polished later on. It uses the AdvSys language, which is..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Somewhere, Somewhen: "A lengthy QBASIC traditional adventure with magic and codes" August 3, 2021
"This game is a large treasure hunt that, like very early parser games, is a mishmash of fantasy and modern concepts put together for a..." - See full review
kaemi reviews Somewhere, Somewhen: "ParserComp 2021: Somewhere, Somewhen" August 2, 2021
"For all the mystery of the terminal, for all the mindboggling puzzling, perhaps Zork can be best captured in a dream: the homebrewer..." - See full review
kaemi reviews Return to the Stars: "ParserComp 2021: Return to the Stars" August 2, 2021
"“Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die.” – Alfred, Lord Tennyson I think one of the reasons people..." - See full review
kaemi reviews The Faeries Of Haelstowne: "ParserComp 2021: The Faeries of Haelstowne" August 2, 2021
"“They’re a funny lot over in those parts. Superstitious. Someone’s hiding something; don’t let them pull the wool over your eyes.” The..." - See full review
kaemi reviews Grooverland: "ParserComp 2021: Grooverland" August 2, 2021
"“We also, I say, ought to copy these bees, and sift whatever we have gathered from a varied course of reading, for such things are better..." - See full review
kaemi reviews Daddy's Birthday: "ParserComp 2021: Daddy's Birthday" August 2, 2021
"Daddy’s Birthday is a pleasant and adorable collaboration between a girl and her father, written to celebrate the eponymous Daddy’s..." - See full review
kaemi reviews Snowhaven: "ParserComp 2021: Snowhaven" August 2, 2021
"A commonality between the successes of Animal Crossing, Stardew Valley, and Minecraft is that many of us, scattered across continents in..." - See full review
kaemi reviews Gruesome: "ParserComp 2021: Gruesome" August 2, 2021
"Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are eaten by a grue, it seems, in the latest work by Robin Johnson, the author of Dectectiveland (2016),..." - See full review
Jacqueline A. Lott reviews Micropuzzle: "Come for the Puzzles, Stay for the History" August 1, 2021
"This game is interesting in a couple of key ways, so I'm glad to have experienced it, even if I didn't necessarily love the game itself...." - See full review
A new listing for To Be You, by Sandeep Singh, Celestia De Roza, Cheng Him, Crispin Rodrigues, Don Shiau, Izyanti Asa'ari, Jennifer Anne Champion, Pamela Seong Koon, Praval Visvanath, Sarah Mak, Shivram Gopinath, tysha khan, Ummi Tasfia, Valen Lim July 31, 2021
An award-winning Singaporean interactive fiction game that lets you experience life as someone else. What choices would you make, if you were them?
A new listing for Eye on the Prize, by flyingkiwigirl July 30, 2021
An interactive fiction. You are finally ready for the hunt. To test your skill against your prey. Will you succeed in this life and death struggle?
idontwanttodie reviews Conscientia - The Book of Eidos: "Great game" July 28, 2021
"Honestly, I doubt anyone will read this review, but it's a great game. Intriguing worlds, great art, awesome dialogue, and unique UI..." - See full review
Ruber Eaglenest reviews Memoria: "Return to the land of The People" July 28, 2021
"Excellent Interactive Science Fiction exquisitely developed and written (in Spanish). It is hypertext (although it is not Twine). It..." - See full review
dvs reviews 9:05: "A clever idea in text adventure form" July 26, 2021
"My nephew and I were amused by this bare-bones vignette in which every turn another minute passes and we're already late and the phone is..." - See full review
Rovarsson reviews Grooverland: " Dimension-shifting theme-park" July 26, 2021
"Happy birthday to you! It's your special day and your parents have gone all out and got you the Queen-package for Grooverland. It's an..." - See full review
Rovarsson reviews The Faeries Of Haelstowne: "Midsummer Magicks" July 24, 2021
"(This review is for the competition release of the game. I fully expect many of the bumps to be smoothed out in a postcomp-release.) I..." - See full review
Inbrovert reviews Dino Commando: "4/5" July 21, 2021
"Fair warning: I've only played the first game. Loved it- it is EXACTLY what you expected from the title. Couple clever digs at the..." - See full review
Inbrovert reviews Witness to the end: "2, 3/5?" July 21, 2021
"G'day, I read it. First off- check your inconsistencies! You've used ';' wrong, and have some commas followed by capitalised words, When..." - See full review
A new competition page: 2021 New Media Writing Prize (12th Annual) created July 19, 2021
We are looking for good storytelling (fiction or non-fiction) written specifically for delivery and reading/viewing on a PC or Mac, the web, or a hand-held device such as an iPad or mobile phone. It could be...
A new listing for ナツノカナタ | natsuno-kanata, by Kazuhide Oka July 19, 2021
── In the summer of the after apocalypse, the girl travels unaimlesly. "natsuno-kanata - beyond the summer" A text adventure game depicting girls traveling the world to the end. You found an old computer...
jakomo reviews Worldsmith: "Epic multimedia space opera: Arthur C Clarke meets Asimov meets Frank Herbert" July 18, 2021
"Pay-what-you-want text adventure that runs in a browser and includes images, video and music. An amazing opening puzzle: build a world..." - See full review
A new competition page: Infocom Tribute Jam created July 18, 2021
In April 2019, the world of interactive fiction was turned on its head when the source code to every Infocom text adventure was released to the general public. In honor of the games and the legacy of the...
A new listing for Sergeant Guffy's Day, by TheDefiant July 18, 2021
In this comedy mystery text adventure, you play the time-traveling assistant to bumbling detectives, at the ready wherever and whenever you're needed. Suspense, deduction, forensic science, three-dimensional...
A new listing for A Potion Labeled 'Time', by Finn Fabish July 18, 2021
You wake up with your brain in a foggy haze. Where have you been the past few days? You don't seem to remember. You find that you're in an ugly room with an ugly door and an ugly mailbox with an ugly key...
News on The Big Fall: Release 2 July 17, 2021
Release 2 of The Big Fall is now uploaded to the IF archive. The second release is intended to address bug reports, make some of the puzzles more fair, and implement a new ending. - Details
eljorge reviews Cryptophasia: "the link to the story no longer owrks" July 17, 2021
"any idea how to get to the story"
Nomad reviews Jäger der heiligen Steine - Ein Abenteuer in Raum und Zeit: "Meh." July 17, 2021
"You enjoy your house with garden when things happen and you got to find five special stones or else. Seen even worse stories. The..." - See full review
A new listing for Ghost, by beecadee July 16, 2021
When the masters of the house left for vacation, you thought you'd finally get some peace and quiet of your own. Then *these* cretins traipsed up the drive. Surely, you'd thought, if you ruined enough...
A new listing for Dino Commando, by kungfuspacebarbarian July 16, 2021
Dino Commando is a series of 12 short text adventures & digital gamebooks with a heavy focus on pulpy sci-fi/fantasy stories featuring dinosaurs. Series Status: ONGOING Number of Episodes: 12 Publication...
A new listing for Crimson Rose & White Lily, by manonamora July 16, 2021
After waking up from the weirdest dream, you find yourself in a strange place, among strange people. Realizing that you barely remember anything, you soon learn of your noble position in this world, and of...
A new listing for Legend of the Sword, by Karl Buckingham July 15, 2021
The chronicles of Anar have long told the legend of a mystical sword, and its accompanying shield whose magical aura protected the inhabitants of Anar for many centuries. The sword and shield were supposedly...
A new listing for Crypt Shyfter, by Kungfuspacebarbarian July 14, 2021
Crypt Shyfter is a series of 40 silly text adventures & digital gamebooks filled with mighty heroes, evil shapeshifting cyborgs, and pizza! Series Status: COMPLETE Number of Episodes: 40 Publication Dates:...
News on The Tree That Touched The Moon: First major update released July 14, 2021
I released a major udpate for the game, which adds new content and fixes many issues reported by the players. A detailed changelog can be found here:... - Details
P. B. Parjeter reviews You Are the Doctor: "An obscure audio-based choose-your-own adventure game" July 11, 2021
"Big Finish gained the license to classic Doctor Who several years after the series ended in 1989, and it began to produce audio dramas..." - See full review
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