Richmond Hill, Ontario

Member since October 7, 2008
Last visited March 15, 2020
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I have played text adventures, or interactive fiction since the early '80's. My first experience was with the mainframe Zork. My Dad brought home a dummy terminal with an acoustic coupler modem and instead of a monitor, it printed straight to thermal paper. After telnetting into the server and entering Zork, I had a true scrollable transcript of every interaction. Knowing nothing about anything I fell to the damnable grue many times.

For a few decades I lost touch with IF, but have lately become captivated again by the prose and the imagination behind interactive storytelling.

Currently I am interested in authoring my own IF works. To learn more about my experience with this, please visit: http://writerbob.wordpress.com/

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Artistic Games - 134 votes for 37 games; created November 15, 2008
I'm interested in games that take the fiction of IF to new levels. These are not straightforward, plot driven games. Think instead of...

Games for Beginners - 281 votes for 72 games; created November 11, 2008
I'm looking for games that are suited for adults who are new to IF. My purpose is to share these games with friends and let them get...

Reviews by WriterBob

The liberation, by Stephane F.   March 10, 2020
"It has been a few years now since I've played, or reviewed any interactive fiction. The game mechanics of "The Liberation" are an example..." - See the full review

Donkey Kong, by Andrew Plotkin   November 30, 2013
"I came across this game while randomly browsing through the site. My preconception was that this was going to be another example of..." - See the full review

Zork, by Tim Anderson, Marc Blank, Bruce Daniels, and Dave Lebling   September 5, 2013
"I'm going to try something a bit different with this review. Many pieces of modern IF are brief and can be completed in less than hour...." - See the full review

baby tree, by Lester Galin   September 2, 2013
"This piece is minimalist and surreal, and is devoid of meaning. It's difficult to determine what the author's intent is. The description..." - See the full review

Antifascista, by Greg Farough   November 27, 2012
"Antifascista is a game with high aspirations, strong ideals, and limited interaction. The strength of this game lies in the linear story,..." - See the full review

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WriterBob's Play Lists

Played Games

The liberation, by Stephane F.
Donkey Kong, by Andrew Plotkin
Fingertips: Everything Is Catching On Fire, by Emery Joyce
baby tree, by Lester Galin
Antifascista, by Greg Farough

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Wish List

The Acorn Court, by Todd S. Murchison
Above and Beyond!, by Mike Sousa
Infidel, by Michael Berlyn
For a Change, by Dan Schmidt
Muse: An Autumn Romance, by Christopher Huang

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"Not Interested" List

baby tree, by Lester Galin