Emily Short

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Interactive Fiction by Emily Short

Counterfeit Monkey, by Emily Short (2012)
(167 ratings)
Anglophone Atlantis has been an independent nation since an April day in 1822, when a well-aimed shot from their depluralizing cannon reduced the British colonizing fleet to one ship. Since then,...

Savoir-Faire, by Emily Short (2002)
(116 ratings)
The beautiful life is always damned, they say. As for you, you've overexpended yourself: fifteen years of prominence, champagne, carriage rides in the Tuileries, having your name whispered...

Bronze, by Emily Short (2006)
(256 ratings)
When the seventh day comes and it is time for you to return to the castle in the forest, your sisters cling to your sleeves.

City of Secrets, by Emily Short (2003)
(97 ratings)

Metamorphoses, by Emily Short (2000)
(118 ratings)
You wake to stillness. The hammering, banging, and shouting that kept you awake half the night are gone. The air is cold, and something smells burnt. Your master's experiments must be finished, but...

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Recommended Lists by Emily Short

Ficção interativa - 18 items   October 28, 2009
IF presented so far at the 13ª Jornada Nacional de Literatura in Passo Fundo, 2009. These works were chosen for a variety of reasons: to...

Active Non-player Characters - 26 items   February 28, 2008
Games which make use of non-player characters that have a great deal of independence, often moving around and acting on their own, or...

Plot-heavy IF - 10 items   February 21, 2008
Interactive fiction with a lot of plot -- many scenes and events moving the player forward, rather than just a collection of puzzles....

Highly polished gameplay - 10 items   October 30, 2007
Games that are exceptionally well-tested and smooth to play. They may not always be the most original works, but the implementation is...

IF Romances - 13 items   October 20, 2007
IF in the romance genre is rare; here are a few I thought worked well.

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Polls by Emily Short

Adjustable Default Games - 14 votes for 8 games; created June 10, 2009
Works in which some aspect of the game's default behavior can be customized (e.g. by changing the person of the narration), especially if...

Trading and Buying Games - 28 votes for 19 games; created June 2, 2009
Games where a significant portion of the gameplay involves buying, selling, or trading items, especially if there are tactical advantages...

Games with accurate (present or historical) settings - 50 votes for 27 games; created October 10, 2008
I'm looking for works in the general spirit of The Fire Tower or 1893: they can be puzzly or not, have a story or not, but they should...

Reviews by Emily Short

itch, by Liz England   June 18, 2015
"itch is a Twiny Jam entry, which means that it had a very tight content and word limit. Accordingly, it's pretty short, and within that..." - See the full review

That Sinister Self, by Astrid Dalmady   June 10, 2015
"That Sinister Self is a short horror Twine that dramatizes the ways our own minds and self-critical impulses can turn against us. It..." - See the full review

The Ambassador's Daughter, by Stormchild   May 17, 2015
"This is a vignette-sized piece about trying to get the attention of someone who interests you, at a diplomatic ball, through a short..." - See the full review

On a Horse with No Name, by Greg Ewing   January 11, 2015
"On a Horse with No Name is a fast-playing, lightly puzzly fantasy short. It's a tale about a person with amnesia in a trackless waste,..." - See the full review

HOLY ROBOT EMPIRE, by Caleb Wilson (as Ralph Gide)   September 20, 2014
"HOLY ROBOT EMPIRE is a short and easy puzzler built around the premise that robots have become dominant over humans, not just..." - See the full review

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ClubFloyd joined September 25, 2009