The Gothic South

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I write IF, have played quite a bit of IF, and regularly beta-test up-and-coming games.

However, don't expect me to pull any punches if I don't care for your game. I will not.

Also, don't expect me to join your clique or accept the status quo because it is the status quo. Again, I will not.

Lastly, don't think that voting down my reviews, slandering me, or hating my games will shut me up, slow me down, or make me disappear.

I will be throwing flowers on your grave, because I will outlast you.

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Interactive Fiction by AmberShards

Building, by Poster (2005)
(13 ratings)

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Reviews by AmberShards

Hauntings, by Emery Joyce   November 14, 2011
"Sometimes, although rarely, less is more. Hauntings shows that the old advertising bromide is occasionally right -- it has just enough..." - See the full review

The Last Dark Day, by Bob Reeves   September 10, 2011
"Despite the Romantic sensibilities of the title, The Last Dark Day is anything but a Romantic, Gothic tour-de-force. It is a small,..." - See the full review

Growing Up, by Andrew Van Deventer   September 2, 2011
"Growing Up, in its understated pathos, is a game that could have been great. It still could be, if the author wanted to go back and do a..." - See the full review

Run for the Oregon Legislature!, by Eva Schweber   July 16, 2011
"I have to admit that I was hesitant to play this game, and even more hesitant once I had cruised over to the web site. I was expecting a..." - See the full review

Adventure Time, by Derek O'Neill   July 4, 2011
"You know you're in for rough waters when the very first screen of a game drops the f-bomb on you. As you might expect, things don't get..." - See the full review

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AmberShards's Play Lists

Played Games

All Alone, by Ian Finley
Hauntings, by Emery Joyce
Dr. Kong In: Plan DSDS From Practice Space, by Two Guys From The Other Bar
Zork LXIX: The Great Underground Hot Dog, by Bob Reeves
The Last Dark Day, by Bob Reeves

See all 178 entries in the Played List

Wish List

Offering, by Richard Smyth
The Subtropical Server Room, by Andrew Schultz
Don't Pee Yourself!, by Hulk Handsome
Blind, by Andrew Metzger
Tutorial, by Nereare

See all 21 entries in the Wish List

"Not Interested" List

Antifascista, by Greg Farough
STARSHIT, by Porpentine
Hors Catégorie, by Chris Calabro and David Benin
The Garlic Cage, Episode I, by Taro for writing , NOM3RCY for programing
When Help Collides, by J. D. Berry

See all 66 entries in the "Not Interested" List