Mike Russo

Los Angeles

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Member since October 30, 2020
Last visited February 8, 2023
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Author of Sting and The Eleusinian Miseries.

My super rigorous scoring rubric:

1 star = terminally buggy or otherwise really not worth playing.

2 stars = some real strengths but some flaws too.

3 stars = an enjoyable game that's well worth playing.

4 stars = a great game that might just be lacking a bit of ambition or pizzazz to get it over the top.

5 stars = an amazing achievement that I'll remember for a long time to come.

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The Eleusinian Miseries, by Mike Russo (2020)
(24 ratings)
Well, isn't this a lark! After solid years of going after old Alky to let you in on that Mysteries wheeze of his, at last tonight's the night. He's dragged you from Athens to Eleusis for the to-do,...

Sting, by Mike Russo (2021)
(15 ratings)
Six bees. Five bags of groceries. A four-pound dumbbell. Three sailboats. One twin. Sting is a puzzleless parser memoir about ordinary days and unexpected interruptions.

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The Absence of Miriam Lane, by Abigail Corfman   January 11, 2023
"(This is a lightly-edited version of a review I posted to the IntFiction forums during 2022's IFComp). Abigail Corfman’s got an..." - See the full review

Trouble in Sector 471, by Arthur DiBianca   January 11, 2023
"(This is a lightly-edited version of a review I posted to the IntFiction forums during 2022's IFComp). Arthur DiBianca is surely among..." - See the full review

The Only Possible Prom Dress, by Jim Aikin   January 11, 2023
"(This is a lightly-edited version of a review I posted to the IntFiction forums during 2022's IFComp. I beta tested this game and didn't..." - See the full review

A Chinese Room, by Milo van Mesdag   January 10, 2023
"(This is a lightly-edited version of a review I posted to the IntFiction forums during 2022's IFComp). There have been a lot of war..." - See the full review

A Walk Around the Neighborhood, by Leo Weinreb   January 10, 2023
"(This is a lightly-edited version of a review I posted to the IntFiction forums during 2022's IFComp). A Walk Around the Neighborhood has..." - See the full review

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