MathBrush

Top 10 Reviewer
Member since April 5, 2015
Last visited October 7, 2022
Profile ID (TUID): nufzrftl37o9rw5t

I am not the Brian Rushton who is the author of the Plasma Master books.

I give one star for each of the following criteria:

-Polish (no or few implementation errors or typos or bugs, nice styling for web games)
-Interactivity (do I feel part of the story? For kinetic fiction, do I feel invested in the action?)
-Descriptive writing
-Emotional impact (any emotion, whether awe, pathos, fear, disgust, etc.)
-Would I play it again?

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Interactive Fiction by MathBrush

Absence of Law, by mathbrush (2017)
(36 ratings)
Excuse me, can you help me? Yes, you, browsing IFDB games! I need your assistance, but I don't have long. There's so much going on: remote surveillance, unauthorized cloning, forgotten languages,...

Cragne Manor, by Ryan Veeder, Jenni Polodna et al.
Show other authorsAdam Whybray, Adri, Andrew Plotkin, Andy Holloway, Austin Auclair, Baldur Brückner, Ben Collins-Sussman, Bill Maya, Brian Rushton, Buster Hudson, Caleb Wilson, Carl Muckenhoupt, Chandler Groover, Chris Jones, Christopher Conley, Damon L. Wakes, Daniel Ravipinto, Daniel Stelzer, David Jose, David Petrocco, David Sturgis, Drew Mochak, Edward B, Emily Short, Erica Newman, Feneric, Finn Rosenløv, Gary Butterfield, Gavin Inglis, Greg Frost, Hanon Ondricek, Harkness, Harrison Gerard, Ian Holmes, Ivan Roth, Jack Welch, Jacqueline Ashwell, James Eagle, Jason Dyer, Jason Lautzenheiser, Jason Love, Jeremy Freese, Joey Jones, Joshua Porch, Justin de Vesine, Justin Melvin, Katherine Morayati, Kenneth Pedersen, Lane Puetz, Llew Mason, Lucian Smith, Marco Innocenti, Marius Müller, Mark Britton, Mark Sample, Marshal Tenner Winter, Matt Schneider, Matt Weiner, Matthew Korson, Michael Fessler, Michael Gentry, Michael Hilborn, Michael Lin, Mike Spivey, Molly Ying, Monique Padelis, Naomi Hinchen, Nate Edwards, Petter Sjölund, Q Pheevr, Rachel Spitler, Reed Lockwood, Reina Adair, Riff Conner, Roberto Colnaghi, Rowan Lipkovits, Sam Kabo Ashwell, Scott Hammack, Sean M. Shore, Shin, Wade Clarke, Zach Hodgens, Zack Johnson
(2018)
(16 ratings)
A tribute to Anchorhead.

The Magpie Takes the Train, by Mathbrush (2020)
(32 ratings)
A millionaire guards a fabulous ruby in her private train car. Countless thieves have failed to steal it. But they weren't the Magpie!

Color the Truth, by mathbrush (2016)
(58 ratings)
Rosalita Morales is dead, and you have to figure out who did it. The four people closest to her had the motive and the means: her partner, her secretary, her ex-husband, and her sister. Re-live...

The Impossible Stairs, by Mathbrush (2022)
(13 ratings)
Getting ready for a party can take a lot of time. Help CJ navigate a text adventure of temporal trials. Merciful puzzlefest. Parser or point-and-click, as you please. Authorized sequel to The...

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Recommended Lists by MathBrush

Crime and Heist games - 26 items   July 28, 2020
I've played a lot of these recently, so I'm making a list. A contrast to my Detective and Mystery games list and similar to my Espionage...

Great games in a mostly realistic setting - 53 items   July 28, 2020
These are games that for the most part don't contain magical elements or futuristic technology. This includes games where there might be...

Great games set in space - 32 items   July 21, 2020
My list for best sci-fi games has grown too large again, and so I'm splitting it off again. This list only includes games whose primary...

Annotated list of best sci-fi games - 31 items   July 21, 2020
A few months ago, I thought, "There really aren't that many sci-fi IF games". Then I started going through old games I had played, and...

A timeline of some important games for authors - 33 items   June 20, 2020
This is a timeline of some highly influential games that were among the first to use specific techniques or which left a mark on future...

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Polls by MathBrush

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Best Use of Multimedia of 2021 - 11 votes for 10 games; created May 20, 2022
This is for suggesting games released in 2021 which you think might be worth considering for Best use of Multimedia in the XYZZY awards....

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Best Use of Innovation of 2021 - 8 votes for 7 games; created May 20, 2022
This is for suggesting games released in 2021 which you think might be worth considering for Best use of Innovation in the XYZZY awards....

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Best Implementation of 2021 - 11 votes for 9 games; created May 20, 2022
This is for suggesting games released in 2021 which you think might be worth considering for Best Implementation in the XYZZY awards....

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Best Individual PC of 2021 - 13 votes for 11 games; created May 20, 2022
This is for suggesting games released in 2021 which you think might be worth considering for Best Individual PC in the XYZZY awards....

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Best Individual NPC of 2021 - 8 votes for 6 games; created May 20, 2022
This is for suggesting games released in 2021 which you think might be worth considering for Best Individual NPC in the XYZZY awards....

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Reviews by MathBrush

Improv: Origins, by Neil deMause   September 28, 2022
"I remember playing the Frenetic Five games a few years ago. They date back a few decades, and were a funny take on superheroes with..." - See the full review

Uncle Mortimer's Secret, by Jim MacBrayne   September 22, 2022
"This game placed well in the 2022 Parsercomp competition. It's in Basic, with a custom parser; most games written in Basic with a custom..." - See the full review

Alchemist's Gold, by Garry Francis   September 7, 2022
"This game has you explore a forest and a small house to rob an alchemist of his gold. The motivations and storyline are lightly sketched,..." - See the full review

Gent Stickman vs Evil Meat Hand, by AZ / ParserCommander   August 29, 2022
"One thing I've learned from writing IF is that it's impossible to please everyone; you can make something that some people love and some..." - See the full review

Of Their Shadows Deep, by Amanda Walker   August 28, 2022
"This game was entered in the 2022 Parsercomp, and I helped beta test it. It came in second, but only by a fraction of some points, and is..." - See the full review

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