J. J. GuestLondon, England
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Member since October 17, 2007
Last visited January 18, 2022
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I am the author of a number of IF games including To Hell in a Hamper and Alias 'The Magpie', winner of IFComp 2018.
I first discovered IF in the Eighties, playing and writing games on the Acorn Electron and BBC Micro. After 12 years in the wilderness, I rediscovered it in 2002.
IF Blog: jjguest.blogspot.com
Author photograph by Lesley Burdett Photography
Interactive Fiction by J. J. Guest
|Alias 'The Magpie', by J. J. Guest (2018)|
Sir Rodney Playfair, gentleman thief, has a simple plan: impersonate a psychiatrist, infiltrate a country house, steal a priceless Egyptian scarab and make it back to London in time for cocktails....
|To Hell in a Hamper, by J. J. Guest (2003)|
Professor Pettibone, eminent Victorian balloonist, has a problem. He can't get it up. His balloon that is. If he can't reach an altitude of 20,000 feet, and soon, both he and his mysterious...
|Excalibur, by J. J. Guest, G. C. Baccaris, and Duncan Bowsman (2021)|
The psychedelic science fantasy series Excalibur was wiped by the BBC. It lives on, in the memories of its fans. Author's Comment: "Welcome to the Excalibur Wiki. This fan-run encyclopaedia...
|Renegade Brainwave, by J. J. Guest (2010)|
"Beware! Beware! Take care! For you are about take part in an interactive story that will reveal the terrifying truth behind the mysterious Soviet space programme! Revelations of incredible horrors...
|Goldilocks is a FOX!, by J. J. Guest (2002)|
Staggering back from yet another wild student party, blonde bombshell Goldilocks decides to take a shortcut through the enchanted forest. All she really wants is a nice hot bowl of porridge and...
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Recommended Lists by J. J. Guest
I Was A Teenage Adventure Gamer
- 18 items July 8, 2019
I grew up playing IF on the Acorn Electron, and later the BBC Master Compact. My aim here is to create a complete list of all the games...
Polls by J. J. Guest
Reviews by J. J. Guest
The Magpie Takes the Train
, by Mathbrush December 14, 2020
"The Magpie Takes the Train was written for me, as my chosen prize for winning IFComp 2018, and what a prize it turned out to be! I..." - See the full reviewReturn of the Diamond
, by R. McGregor August 1, 2020
"I first encountered Return of the Diamond in a book called "Games and other programs for the Acorn Electron", published by Penguin Books...." - See the full reviewThe Dragon Diamond
, by Kenneth Pedersen June 30, 2020
"The Dragon Diamond is the first of a trilogy of games, and thus far the only one to have been ported to Inform. The story and setting are..." - See the full reviewfin de sickleburg
, by Caleb Wilson June 21, 2020
"Fin de Sickleburg is very short one-room game by Caleb Wilson, author of Lime Ergot. It's so short, in fact, that to say anything about..." - See the full reviewGhost King
, by Jason Compton June 20, 2020
"A game designed to answer the question, what might have resulted had Scott Adams decided to release a series of games based on..." - See the full review
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J. J. Guest's Play Lists
Played GamesBeing a Thing - 2
, by R. AsuPas De Deux
, by Linus ÅkessonThe Prisoner in Block Nineteen
, by Aaron A. ReedReal Life: The Greatest Adventure of All
, by Gerry Rzeppafin de sickleburg
, by Caleb Wilson
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Wish List77 Verbs
, by MathBrush (as Prismatik)Bugsy
, by Priscilla LangridgeThe Bin Bag Theory
, by Katie BensonHabeas Corpus
, by G.C. BaccarisIn the Service of Mrs. Claus
, by Mathbrush
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