Doug Orleans

Somerville, MA, USA

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Member since April 10, 2010
Last visited January 13, 2023
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Interactive Fiction by Doug Orleans

Look Around the Corner, by Doug Orleans (as Robert Whitlock) (2014)
(1 rating)

Last Day of Summer, by Doug Orleans (as Cameron Fox) (2011)
(19 ratings)

It's the last day of summer, and you're old enough now to go into town by yourself.

Everything We Do Is Games, by Doug Orleans (2015)
(6 ratings)
A null game, inspired by John Cage's 4′33″.

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Doug's Top Ten of IF Comp 2015 - 10 items   December 9, 2016
I played all 53 entries in IF Comp 2016. These were the top ten games on my ballot. Note that I rate games on slightly different criteria...

Doug's Top Ten of IF Comp 2016 - 10 items   December 9, 2016
I played all but one of the 58 entries in IF Comp 2016 (I couldn't play Labyrinth of Loci because I don't have access to Windows or Mac...

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Reviews by Doug Orleans

Heading East, by Hugo Labrande (as Alex Davies)   March 9, 2017
"(Full disclosure: I helped playtest this game.) A short coming-of-age vignette, evocative and touching. The connection to the song it's..." - See the full review

When the Land Goes Under the Water, by Bruno Dias (as Nikephoros De Kloet)   May 27, 2015
"This game starts with the admonition "If you intend to write a review or discuss it with others, I suggest you play through it exactly..." - See the full review

Starry Seeksorrow, by Caleb Wilson (as Ayla Rose)   May 27, 2015
"Everything about this game is charming: the premise (you are a doll who has been enchanted to protect a child of a wealthy magician..." - See the full review

Interstellar Text Adventure, by Jordan Goldberg   March 24, 2015
"I appreciate the sentiment that led to the existence of this game, and it has some nice hard-sf imagery and sense-of-wonder, but the..." - See the full review

More, by Jason Dyer (as Erin Canterbury)   June 5, 2014
"Very short but polished and evocative with a decent emotional heft. The one puzzle was difficult but fair, and I felt clever when I..." - See the full review

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Doug Orleans's Play Lists

Played Games

Eat Me, by Chandler Groover
The Knot, by Richard Goodness writing as The water Supply writing as Gevelle Formicore, Tarquin Segundo, and Willershin Rill
Only War - Warhammer 40.000: The Text Adventure, by Simon Christiansen
Stoned Ape Hypothesis, by James Heaton
Last House on the Block, by Jason Olson

See all 421 entries in the Played List

Wish List

Fish & Dagger, by grave snail games
The Last Night of Alexisgrad, by Milo van Mesdag
Excalibur, by J. J. Guest, G. C. Baccaris, and Duncan Bowsman
4x4 Archipelago, by Agnieszka Trzaska
The Libonotus Cup, by Nils Fagerburg

See all 280 entries in the Wish List

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Doug Orleans's Club Memberships

ClubFloyd joined April 1, 2015
People's Republic of Interactive Fiction joined April 10, 2010
The Geek Interactive Fiction Club joined March 9, 2017