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Andrew Schultz reviews Carpathian Vampire: "Short vampire game works even for those who don't like vampires" May 17, 2022
"I admit I'm not much of a fan of vampires, so when the author asked for testers, I opted for his other game. I've been through the..." - See full review
Andrew Schultz reviews The Spooky Mansion: "Nostalgic, amusing graphics" May 17, 2022
"I come down on the non-serious side with EctoComp games, and so for me, The Spooky Mansion came a few months early. While the plot is..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews The Spooky Mansion: "Pleasant little illustrated Adventuron game intended for younger audiences" May 17, 2022
"This game was entered into the 2022 Text Adventure Literacy Jam. It has some lovely illustrations and uses the Adventuron engine. You've..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Kenny Koala's Bushfire Survival Plan: "A kid's parser game for protecting Australian wildlife from a forest fire" May 17, 2022
"Garry Francis is a prolific author, specializing in text adventures with a focus on puzzles and core parser gameplay (like..." - See full review
A new listing for NeverEverLand: Killer In The Woods, by gregdude May 17, 2022
A cute and spooky "choose your own adventure" made for Spinoff's interactive story jam 2022. Can you uncover the truth about the killer in the woods? (Killer in the Woods is a standalone minigame that takes...
A new listing for A Shift in the Night , by Muulk May 17, 2022
Try to survive the night shift, dealing with unique customers while spooky things happen around you. Made for the Spin Off Jam 2022 event, with the Spin Off app. Written by - Muulk Art by -...
MathBrush reviews Mermaid Adventure: "Explore an underwater area with magic" May 17, 2022
"This is an Adventuron game written for the Text Adventure Literacy Jam. It's parser based and has you diving into the ocean, exploring..." - See full review
Andrew Schultz reviews Raspberry Jam: "Simple youthful farm tasks, unpolished but effective" May 16, 2022
"While most TALP games focus on the parser, Raspberry Jam allows hyperlinks to get around its homebrew engine. That makes it an oddity in..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Barry Basic and the Speed Daemon: "Three puzzle games of varying difficulty blended into one" May 16, 2022
"This game has the same storyline shown from multiple points of view. As you complete an easy one, a harder one unlocks. In an amusing..." - See full review
Andrew Schultz reviews The Bright Blue Ball: "Animal protagonist, unusual verbs, smooth experience" May 16, 2022
"I didn't get to look at nearly as many Spring Thing games as I'd hoped, but all the same, I'm glad I got to The Bright Blue Ball. It's..." - See full review
A new listing for College Craze, by PrettyInk May 16, 2022
Sugardale U: Work Hard. Play Harder. Welcome to Sugardale, a mid-sized college town and home of the prestigious Sugardale University. You play as an incoming female freshman, ready to make your mark in the...
MathBrush reviews Raspberry Jam: "A combo parser/link .exe game about collecting raspberries" May 16, 2022
"This game has a pretty unusual format. It's a .exe file entered into the Text Adventure Literacy Jam, and it features a bar for typing in..." - See full review
Andrew Schultz reviews Espiritu Roboto: "Robot near end-of-use finds self-fulfillment, friends" May 15, 2022
"Espiritu Roboto establishes a lane early, and it's a strong one: you're a robot who is about to undergo repair or, more likely, a memory..." - See full review
A new listing for Blameless, by ShannonStoHelit May 15, 2022
You are a woman excited for a night out after a year in lockdown. But you're not the only one returning to nightlife - the same old threats are back. Can you avoid them?
Andrew Schultz reviews Library Quest: "Cute graphics, but be exact with nouns" May 15, 2022
"The cheery graphics in Library Quest quickly help reassure you nobody is going to be shushing you as you move between locations, or..." - See full review
Joey Acrimonious reviews Computerfriend: "Not quite how I remember 1999" May 15, 2022
"Much could be said about the zonked-out alt-history setting of Computerfriend, with its dystopian vision of environmental devastation,..." - See full review
Joey Acrimonious reviews Filthy Aunt Mildred: "Mildred takes you to school" May 15, 2022
"Filthy Aunt Mildred is a beautiful story. It is beautiful because it possesses an utmost clarity of vision and purpose, and every passage..." - See full review
Vulturous reviews A Fine Day for Reaping: "Fun so far, but with an unplayable bug: you can't go west" May 15, 2022
"I wish I could give this a proper review. It really is a cool premise. Unfortunately, trying to enter "w" or "west" or otherwise only..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Forgotten Island: "A magic pirate puzzle adventure with sound" May 14, 2022
"This is an adventuron game with a two-word parser and tutorial designed for beginners. While many games in this comp seem to lean towards..." - See full review
Andrew Schultz reviews Kobold in Search for Family: "Satisfying if slightly bumpy" May 14, 2022
"I admit the title put me off a bit. The wrong preposition could signal much more serious problems. But fortunately the game turned out..." - See full review
fuchs reviews Wizard's Club: "Too quick" May 14, 2022
"I imagine it is not the final version. The narrative is pretty minimalist and there are no mysteries. You finish in a few minutes, the..." - See full review
kaemi reviews The Hole Man: "Spring Thing 2022: The Hole Man" May 14, 2022
"The Hole Man is a game of identity theft, as in, “Some thief stole you, from top to bottom, and didn’t leave anything behind. There’s..." - See full review
kaemi reviews Computerfriend: "Spring Thing 2022: Computerfriend" May 14, 2022
"Some months ago I was with a group in Chicago, and we went up into one of those skyscraper observation decks, and I was surprised to..." - See full review
kaemi reviews New Year's Eve, 2019: "Spring Thing 2022: New Year's Eve, 2019" May 14, 2022
"Reflexive introspection of the encounter: forced into self by being viewed by all the others who make you you, the you you have to bear..." - See full review
kaemi reviews Graveyard Shift at the Riverview Motel: "Spring Thing 2022: Graveyard Shift at the Riverview Motel" May 14, 2022
"There’s a lot made of liminal spaces recently, with widely shared images of spaces that were once public, filled with life, which now..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Wizard's Club: "A short ADL game about picking up and dropping items to get points" May 14, 2022
"This feels kind of like a game for the author to experiment with and/or learn ADL. It's a .exe file that leads to a simple game with < 10 rooms. Most rooms have 1 item. There are several characters you interact with using TALK CHARACTER. Instead of GIVING items, you PUT items in different places. The game ends right when you get the final point, closing down instantly without waiting to display the end text. The writing is minimal, there isn't a strong connecting narrative. The puzzles are logical, though. If this was a trial run for the author to check out the language, it succeeded. I'm very glad there was a tutorial, as most games written in .exe parser are hard to navigate, so that's a definite plus here!"
Joey Acrimonious reviews Crow Quest: "Quest for the crown" May 14, 2022
"For a first foray into Twine, this is a mighty promising game. The narration perfectly captures what I imagine the internal lives of..." - See full review
Joey Acrimonious reviews Abate: Hide Behind the Curtains: "I don't know what happened" May 14, 2022
"If I had to describe Abate in one word, it would be: potato. Potatoes are, of course, the most important motif in the game, and they..." - See full review
News on Shuffling Around: Shuffling Around release 5: final major release May 14, 2022
I've put off release due to feature creep, but what I think is the final version of Shuffling Around is now at itch.io. It was conceived over 10 years ago, in April 2012, and it was submitted to IFComp in... - Details
MathBrush reviews The Lonely Troll: "A cute smallish game about a troll helping magical creatures" May 13, 2022
"I think this game does exactly what its creator seems to have wanted to do: make a light parser game with intuitive commands in a fun..." - See full review
A new Recommended List by Nomad, My favourite games of all time May 13, 2022
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I like parser games with easy puzzles that play in a detailed game world. That's two completely different things: I love to dive into a game world, explore its locations, backgrounds, lores and laws, NPCs...
Joey Acrimonious reviews Baby on Board: "A tech demo" May 13, 2022
"Games made with the Perplexity engine are hugely unique experiences because of the idiosyncratic way in which the parser and world model..." - See full review
Joey Acrimonious reviews The Prairie House: "Atmospheric ghost story" May 13, 2022
"While neither very wide nor deep, this is a lovingly-crafted game, and I adore it. The prose is confident and generally succinct. The..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Carpathian Vampire: "A solid, compact game with fair puzzles and a light difficulty" May 12, 2022
"This is a vampire game designed for the Text Adventure Literacy Jam. It's aimed towards beginners, and I think serves its purpose fairly..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Sindrella's Potions: "A great game with magic and puzzles but some weird bugs" May 12, 2022
"This is really a very inspiring game, but I haven't been able to complete it yet due to some weird issues. You are sent back in time to..." - See full review
Rovarsson reviews Yes, Another Game with a Dragon!: "In Defense of Scaly Monsters" May 12, 2022
"In olden times, shrouded from memory by the mists of time, darkness had fallen over the Land of IF. There was bitter strife amongst the..." - See full review
EJ reviews The Bright Blue Ball: "Charming game about a dog" May 12, 2022
"I tend to find IF with animal player characters very charming, especially if the author really sells the idea that the character’s..." - See full review
EJ reviews Thin Walls: "The horror of renting a room in a shared house" May 12, 2022
"My favorite kind of horror fiction is the kind where supernatural horror elements are used to explore struggles that people face in the..." - See full review
Wynter reviews New Year's Eve, 2019: "Realistic and thoughtful story of a difficult social event" May 12, 2022
"You are Qiuyi/Karen Zhao, a young Chinese-American who is home from university and celebrating New Year's Eve with friends and family -..." - See full review
EJ reviews The Fall of Asemia: "Signs and symbols" May 12, 2022
"The Fall of Asemia is a game about language, or a game about history and culture and the fact that these are necessarily mediated through..." - See full review
EJ reviews The Legend of Horse Girl: "A quest for justice (sort of) in the Old West (sort of)" May 12, 2022
"The Legend of Horse Girl is a gleefully absurd take on Western tropes, starring a heroine raised by wild horses and featuring a bar..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Grandma's Flying Saucer : "Pleasant Adrift game set in space with economic system" May 10, 2022
"This game seems to be set in the universe of Grandpa's Ranch, another game by this author, but with a very different execution. In this..." - See full review
Nomad reviews The Origin of Madame Time: "Nice!" May 8, 2022
"You're Justine Thyme, an ordinary schoolgirl with a passion for superheroes. She trips into a war between superheroes and villains and..." - See full review
A new listing for Golden Seas, by Paul Weller May 8, 2022
Take to the seas and discover the islands and people who inhabit the Clasp. Can you find the meaning behind your dreams? Golden Seas is a traditional text adventure with a huge open world (over 120...
Rachel Helps reviews Ma Tiger's Terrible Trip: "A two-player Twine game that includes a "conversation" between players" May 8, 2022
"This game has an interesting concept: two people play as grown siblings. Some of the text displayed for the first person depends on the..." - See full review
msj reviews Detectiveland: "Uplifting and humorous" May 7, 2022
"A delectable foray into the minds of others, and a send-up of the genre. A pleasure just to read, on and between the lines."
MathBrush reviews Kobold in Search for Family: "A short, linear adventuron game about a kobold looking for home" May 7, 2022
"This is a brief adventuron game entered into the Text Adventure Literacy Jam. In it, you play as a little kobold thrown off a cart in a..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Espiritu Roboto: "Robot has to escape a hotel/house. Adventuron with graphics" May 7, 2022
"This is an interesting game. It seems to mix 8-bit sci-fi with spiritual overtones and possibly a trans metaphor. You are a robot about..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Dessert Island Adventure: "A pleasant puzzler with a complex magical language" May 6, 2022
"This game is, I believe, written in a custom parser that the author has used in other games. It works well here, with elegant javascript..." - See full review
Nomad reviews A Week in the Life: "Meh." May 6, 2022
"Interesting premises: The game "world" is just one room, and it's filled with abstract obstacles, encounters, fears and chances of your..." - See full review


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