Victor Gijsbers

The Netherlands

Top 10 Reviewer
Member since December 30, 2007
Last visited April 22, 2024
Profile ID (TUID): fzkruakfu53h20do

I have authored The Baron, Fate, Figaro, most of The Art of Fugue, The Game Formerly Known as Hidden Nazi Mode, 'Mid the Sagebrush and the Cactus, Kerkerkruip and Nemesis Macana. I have also written a large Inform 7 extension called ATTACK.

A note on my ratings: I am mapping stars, numerical values and prose evaluations onto each other in roughly the following way.

1 star = 1 to 4 numerical rating = a bad game; not worth playing.

2 stars = 5 to 6 numerical rating = either does something interesting, but in flawed way; or is solid but truly unremarkable; might be worth playing if the premise interests you.

3 stars = 6,5 to 8- numerical rating = an interesting and solid game that nevertheless lacks something that would make it thoroughly successful; definitely worth playing, but not 'must play'.

4 stars = 8 to 9 numerical rating = a very good or great game that shines in almost every way.

5 stars = 9+ to 10 numerical rating = an (almost) perfect game, a fantastic example of what interactive fiction is capable of; something to play and replay.

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Audiart, February 24, 2017 - Reply
I really love the cover of Fate and was wondering who the artist is.
Victor Gijsbers, July 10, 2018 - Reply
If you click on the cover (here on the IFDB), you'll get more details. It was made by Angie Wang. And yes, I agree it's gorgeous. :-)
Victor Gijsbers, May 13, 2013 - Reply
Thanks! The "ker" syllables are indeed pronounced more or less as "care" (with just a slightly shorter vowel). The emphasis lies on the first syllable, though, not the second.

The "ui" is one of the Dutch syllables -- like the "ij" from my last name -- which are almost impossible to explain to speakers of other languages. Luckily, I pronounce the name of the game right at the beginning of the original instruction video:

It runs automatically in Firefox, maybe also in other browsers. Hope that helps. :)
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