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A new listing for Rough Velvet, by Alexander Clarke April 29, 2021
Can you help Garry make the right decisions to survive his challenging night out?
Andrew Schultz reviews Dungeons of Antur: "DoA is definitely not DOA" April 29, 2021
"It's been done before, combining an RPG with a text adventure, but Dungeons of Antur (DoA) wound up performing much better than other..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Adventures Extraordinaire: "A detective game that could use some more bug fixes" April 28, 2021
"This is a game for the text adventure literacy project. It has some nice art and is written in adventuron. I struggled a lot with this..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Reflections: "Find 5 reflections in a cozy puzzle game" April 28, 2021
"This game is part of the Text Adventure Literacy Jam. You are tasked with finding 5 reflections of yourself. There is a helpful tutorial..." - See full review
A new Recommended List by David Welbourn, My new walkthroughs for April 2021 April 27, 2021
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On Tuesday April 27, 2021, I published new walkthroughs for the games and stories listed below! Some of these were paid for by my wonderful patrons at Patreon. Please consider supporting me to make even more...
A new listing for RLCraft, by Walter Strouse April 27, 2021
This is just RLCraft by Shivaxi except made in twine.
Chin Kee Yong reviews Choice of Robots: "A masterclass in science fiction" April 27, 2021
"Choice of Robots is an excellent, highly replayable SF story about the impact of automation and artificial intelligence on modern..." - See full review
Andrew Schultz reviews Sandcastle Master: "Kid stuff, but not just for its own sake" April 27, 2021
"With games featuring youth I'm always a bit worried that there will be nostalgia-pandering, but this game left my worries baseless. It..." - See full review
Rovarsson reviews Eleanor: "Orpheus revisited." April 26, 2021
"Your love is gone. Dead. You wish to see her once more. Maybe even stay with her in the dark... Or say your goodbyes and live... Eleanor..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews The Manor on top of the Hill: "A straightforward mysterious mansion game" April 26, 2021
"This Adventuron game was designed for the Text Adventure Literacy Project, and it seems designed to be safe and simple. Only two-word..." - See full review
Anya Johanna DeNiro reviews Jetbike Gang: "a grimdark haiku" April 26, 2021
"Jetbike Gang is a masterclass in finding that sweet spot between concision and evoking a world right on the edges of one's sight. The..." - See full review
A new listing for An "ordinary" day of a gambler, by Fabio Pellerano April 25, 2021
The intent of narrating the day of a person who gambles has a pedagogical value, to help people better understand this type of activity. the implications and consequences. Sometimes it will be a day that...
A new Recommended List by beecadee, Games set in laboratories April 25, 2021
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I love the IF trope of exploring the mysterious, often abandoned or run-down research facility/lab. Here I'm collecting some of my favorite games within that genre. Listed in no particular order
Andrew Schultz reviews Sentient Beings: "Plot: Bot, Spot a Lot" April 25, 2021
"Day and night are often just slipped into a game to provide realism, or give the player unofficial barriers that don't feel like puzzles...." - See full review
A new listing for A Lozenge, by Party for Introverts April 24, 2021
Michelle is nauseous every car trip. A ginger lozenge may make her feel a little better, but this morning that’s a lot of pressure for a hard candy. “A Lozenge” is a short interactive story about motion...
News on A Rope of Chalk: Mysteries of "A Rope of Chalk" April 24, 2021
A list of seven mysteries has been uploaded. - Details
Mike Russo reviews Project Arcmör: "Pretty, brutish, and short" April 23, 2021
"(I beta tested this game) Project Arcmör is a Twine horror/sci-fi hybrid that has no compunctions about killing you. Most frequently this..." - See full review
Rovarsson reviews The Hugo Clock: "What are those things outside?" April 23, 2021
"Hopefully, you will never know. Instead, you run indoors and slam the door behind you. So, you made your way into Dr.Hugo's (yes, doctor..." - See full review
kaemi reviews Terminal Interface for Models RCM301-303: "Casting Gijsbersions: Terminal Interface for Models RCM301-303" April 23, 2021
"This review was originally part of an essay exploring Victor Gijsbers' IFArchive compilation. After a lost weekend or two, Gijsbers..." - See full review
kaemi reviews Nemesis Macana: "Casting Gijsbersions: Nemesis Macana" April 23, 2021
"This review was originally part of an essay exploring Victor Gijsbers' IFArchive compilation. Nemesis Macana is a weird one, in part..." - See full review
kaemi reviews Jason and Medea: "Casting Gijsbersions: Jason and Medea" April 23, 2021
"This review was originally part of an essay exploring Victor Gijsbers' IFArchive compilation. This work is an adaption from the Euripides..." - See full review
kaemi reviews 'Mid the Sagebrush and the Cactus: "Casting Gijsbersions: 'Mid the Sagebrush and Cactus" April 23, 2021
"This review was originally part of an essay exploring Victor Gijsbers' IFArchive compilation. One welcomes Gijsbers’ turn to a..." - See full review
kaemi reviews Figaro: "Casting Gijsbersions: Figaro" April 23, 2021
"This review was originally part of an essay exploring Victor Gijsbers' IFArchive compilation. When launching the “About” page for the..." - See full review
kaemi reviews Fate: "Casting Gijsbersions: Fate" April 23, 2021
"This review was originally part of an essay exploring Victor Gijsbers' IFArchive compilation. Fate features a queen going through..." - See full review
kaemi reviews De Baron: "Casting Gijsbersions: De Baron" April 23, 2021
"This review was originally part of an essay exploring Victor Gijsbers' IFArchive compilation. This story is an austere philosophical..." - See full review
Mike Russo reviews So I Was Short Of Cash And Took On A Quest: "Fun but underripe" April 23, 2021
"So I Was Short of Cash… is a rarity in this Spring Thing, as it’s a story-light, puzzle-focused parser game that doesn’t take itself too..." - See full review
A new listing for you need bones., by prophet curseofcrows April 23, 2021
A short Twine game about bones and the need of them.
ACute Disease reviews The Blue Lettuce: "Absolutely Adorable" April 23, 2021
"It's a simple game, a good short introduction to classic IF. It's light-hearted, cute, and funny. And still manages to hide some..." - See full review
Mike Russo reviews Budacanta: "Worthwhile even though currently incomplete" April 23, 2021
"Rounding out the excerpts in this year’s Back Garden, Budacanta is a visual novel with ropey graphics but a neat conceit: you’re a voice..." - See full review
Mike Russo reviews Manikin Demo: "The mannequins are legit terrifying" April 23, 2021
"A demo with not much there yet, Manikin nonetheless does a good job of realizing its text-message conceit and presenting an appealing..." - See full review
Andrew Schultz reviews The Blue Lettuce: "8 vegetables, but more pleasant than V-8" April 23, 2021
"The Blue Lettuce was the only Inform game in the Text Adventure Literacy Jam, but it doesn't feel out of place, and its quality reflects..." - See full review
A new listing for Fetch a Pail of Water, by Fetch April 22, 2021
You are awoken by your mother to fetch her a pail of water, but even simple tasks can be difficult...
Rovarsson reviews The Duel That Spanned the Ages: "Solving puzzles with a gun in your hand." April 22, 2021
"IF has its fair share of unfinished trilogies and abandoned series.This can be disappointing (or, depending on the quality of the piece,..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Project Arcmör: "Sci-fi exploration with a map" April 22, 2021
"I beta tested this game. This is a Twine game with great multimedia. You are exploring a derelict space craft under the auspices of an..." - See full review
Mike Russo reviews Eyewear Cleaner 2077: Demo: "Promising start" April 22, 2021
"The NPC-eye view of a AAA video game is a genre I’m often a little hesitant about – it can easily devolve into a delivery vehicle for a..." - See full review
A new Recommended List by Shadowcutie, Romances to make you swoon April 22, 2021
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Romance is the greatest genre out there, whether it is the main plot or simply runs along side an already great story. Be aware some of these stories are rated mature for sexual content! The days of chaste...
A new listing for Llorona the Fractured, by Jojo+Mariam April 22, 2021
Linear Twine game inspired by the folktales of La Llorona.
Mike Russo reviews Theatre of Spud: "Not ready for opening night" April 21, 2021
"Theatre of Spud is another Python game requiring a bit of elbow-grease to get working on a PC. Unlike Space Diner, though, I found the..." - See full review
A new listing for Last Adventure, by Mavridis Philippe a.k.a. blu.256 April 21, 2021
Last Adventure is a Twine game in Greek. It follows the adventures of one Mr. Mortimer who is suddenly awakened with a scary early-morning scream. He has to dive into his memories, solve some puzzles and...
Andrew Schultz reviews Barry Basic and the Quick Escape: "Basically Barry Enjoyable" April 21, 2021
"This is a neat production where you must control three teens. One, Barry Basic, has snuck into an old-fashioned computer control room..." - See full review
Mike Russo reviews Cycles (Excerpt): "A promising fragment" April 21, 2021
"Another incomplete Back Garden offering, Cycles has be interested to see what comes next but doesn’t offer much more than a teaser. From..." - See full review
Rovarsson reviews Baluthar: "Idolizing Vengeance." April 21, 2021
"A lonely bedridden father... His son gone down the well to seek demonic assistance in avenging his mother's death... A statue of..." - See full review
Rovarsson reviews Basilica de Sangre: "Funny Demonic Nunnery." April 21, 2021
"The nuns of the nigh impenetrable Nunnery of Blood have taken your mother. Against all odds and the other demons' advice, you will..." - See full review
Mike Russo reviews Space Diner: "Comfort gaming" April 21, 2021
"Space Diner feels like a throwback, putting me in mind of oddball text games I’d find on late-80’s demo disks –an alien burger-joint..." - See full review
Mike Russo reviews Blue November: "Incomplete but intriguing" April 21, 2021
"Blue November isn’t a complete game, but based on this Back Garden offering, I’m hoping to see it finished while also being worried about..." - See full review
A new listing for willow blossoms, by Meg Sharp April 21, 2021
willow blossoms is a highly personal project about endings and beginnings, about anxiety, about growing up, about living on the internet, about being a teenager, about living in isolation, and about...
Canalboy reviews Kingdom of Hamil: "Kingdom Of Hamil - Jonathan Partington Shows Signs Of Mercy" April 20, 2021
"With Kingdom of Hamil , or just Hamil as it was originally known in its mainframe form, the author Jonathan Partington chose to be a..." - See full review
Rovarsson reviews Medicum Veloctic: "Crisis medicine." April 20, 2021
"Night after night you sit awake, waiting for your superhero-boyfriend to come home so you can patch up his injuries. It's hurting you...." - See full review
Mike Russo reviews Fish & Dagger: "Hilarious, meta satire" April 20, 2021
"This was the last game I played in this year’s main festival, and oh what a treat when things end with a bang, not a whimper. Fish and..." - See full review
Mike Russo reviews Baggage: "An abstract fable" April 20, 2021
"I’ve noted in several of my other reviews that I prefer games that get specific, providing details to ground their narratives in a..." - See full review


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