Jim AikinNorthern California
Member since March 16, 2008
Last visited June 1, 2020
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Author of "Not Just an Ordinary Ballerina" (I6, 1999), "Last Resort" (I6, 2006), "Lydia's Heart" (TADS 3, 2007). Co-author with Eric Eve of "Mrs. Pepper's Nasty Secret" (TADS 3, 2008).
2nd place winner of IntroComp 2007 for "Tin". Co-winner with Eric Eve of two Beginner's Comps (2008) for "Mrs. Pepper's."
Note: "Lydia's Heart" is version 2.0 of "Last Resort." It is not simply a port to TADS -- it includes a dozen new rooms, about 18 new puzzles, a more complex dramatic structure, and more NPC conversation.
Author of two SF novels: "Walk the Moons Road" (Del Rey, 1985) and "The Wall at the Edge of the World" (Ace, 1992).
Expert on electronic music technology; hundreds of published articles in all, in Electronic Musician, Keyboard, Mix, Remix, Drum, Virtual Instruments, and other magazines.
Interactive Fiction by Jim Aikin
|Not Just an Ordinary Ballerina, by Jim Aikin (1999)|
|Lydia's Heart, by Jim Aikin (2007)|
"Lydia's Heart" is a large, complex game with a serious tone and seven or eight NPCs you can converse with. The genre is low-key horror: There's almost no actual blood, but there are several ways...
Mrs. Pepper's Nasty Secret, by Jim Aikin and Eric Eve (2008)
|Captivity, by Jim Aikin (2020)|
Locked in a tower in a castle by an evil duke — how annoying. And you’re not even a princess! Duke Esteban is demanding an outrageous ransom of your well-born and well-meaning but cash-strapped...
A Flustered Duck, by Jim Aikin (2009)