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Last visited July 13, 2024
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Hi, I'm Charm!

I write mostly upsetting things.

Interactive Fiction by OverThinking

Gestures Towards Divinity, by Charm Cochran (2023)
(15 ratings)
Francis Bacon (1909-1992) was a British painter, infamous for his use of brutal imagery and distortions of the human face and body. Well-known for both his violent subject matter and cutting wit,...

1 4 the $, by Charm Cochran (2024)
(6 ratings)
A story of consumption. 1 4 the $ ("One For the Money") was written in three days as an entry to the SeedComp! 2024 sprouting round. It is intended for mature audiences.

A Thousand Thousand Slimy Things, by Charm Cochran (2022)
(7 ratings)
You awaken in a rowboat, in the middle of the ocean. Your food supply is low. Your drinking water is low. If you can wait 'til night, if you can see the stars, maybe you can navigate towards land....

Studio, by Charm Cochran (2024)
(8 ratings)
It's been a whirlwind few days, but you’re finally just about settled in. New place, new city, no one here yet for you to lean on. You’ve spent all day getting things set up, running errands, and...

Red Door Yellow Door, by Charm Cochran (2023)
(12 ratings)
Guide your sister through a game of visualization, adventure, and danger, and perhaps discover truths about each other along the way. This was originally intended for SeedComp!, but winded up being...

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Polls by OverThinking

Best antagonists - 16 votes for 10 games; created March 23, 2024
IF has a tradition of pitting the player against the environment or their circumstances. I'm looking for something a little more...

The dark, the bleak, and the tragic - 17 votes for 12 games; created March 6, 2024
Send me your downers, your bummers, your wretched games that leave the player feeling like they've been kicked in the teeth.

Games with flavor text - 10 votes for 8 games; created February 23, 2023
I'm looking for games where background events and flavor text appear frequently, independently of the player's actions. Maybe there's...

Big, impossible houses - 13 votes for 7 games; created January 18, 2023
Think "House of Leaves" or Aaron Reed's "Subcutanean." "Delightful Wallpaper" doesn't count as, though its map is large and complex, it...

NPCs with agency - 9 votes for 5 games; created September 22, 2022
I'm looking for the most-developed "AI" characters—people with goals, who can move around and complete tasks whether or not the player...

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Reviews by OverThinking

My Girl, by Sophia de Augustine   July 8, 2024
"Sophia has taken Bluebeard and made it genuinely tense again. I forgot, while reading it, that I knew how the story ended—had in fact..." - See the full review

How Dare You, by alyshkalia   July 8, 2024
"This one is rough, emotionally. Your partner (Heron) is breaking up with you (Tiel), and you are NOT taking it well. Your goal is to..." - See the full review

Endings, by Grim   July 8, 2024
"This is a game about painful miscommunication. The divide between our two characters is represented visually by the screen being split in..." - See the full review

Cicatrix, by Amanda Walker   July 3, 2024
"Cicatrix is not a game, but a poem written in Inform 7 code. I’m reminded of some of the work from Event One in The Second Quadrennial..." - See the full review

After the Accident, by Amanda Walker   April 4, 2023
"(Full disclosure, I beta tested this) This game is challenging. Not because it’s hard—in fact, what in other games might constitute..." - See the full review

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OverThinking's Played Games List

Cycle, by alyshkalia
machina caerulea, by manonamora
How Dare You, by alyshkalia
Endings, by Grim
Cicatrix, by Amanda Walker

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