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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,...

The Magpie Takes the Train, by Mathbrush (2020)
(29 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!

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
(13 ratings)
A tribute to Anchorhead.

Color the Truth, by mathbrush (2016)
(57 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...

Grooverland, by Mathbrush (2021)
(13 ratings)
"Magic comes with a price. But on your birthday, all your expenses are paid. Welcome to Grooverland." Grooverland is a large parser game that takes over two hours to complete. It is based on the...

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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...

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These are games that for the most part don't contain magical elements or futuristic technology. This includes games where there might be...

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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...

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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

Best ChooseYourStory games - 37 votes for 11 games; created December 9, 2020
I'm interested in knowing what the best ChooseYourStory games to play are

Best Hosted Games from Choice of Games - 20 votes for 9 games; created August 2, 2020
Sobol suggested having a poll just for Hosted Games, as they have a greater variety in quality and receive less attention.

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Best Use of Multimedia of 2019 - 10 votes for 10 games; created June 22, 2020
This is for suggesting games released in 2019 which you think might be worth considering for Best Use of Multimedia in the XYZZY awards....

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Best Innovation of 2019 - 9 votes for 9 games; created June 22, 2020
This is for suggesting games released in 2019 which you think might be worth considering for Best Innovation in the XYZZY awards. This is...

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Best Implementation of 2019 - 7 votes for 6 games; created June 22, 2020
This is for suggesting games released in 2019 which you think might be worth considering for Best Implementation in the XYZZY awards....

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Reviews by MathBrush

Cygnet Committee, by P.B. Parjeter   January 26, 2022
"I beta tested this game. This is a pretty long choice-based game with an expansive map. Each room has about 1 puzzle on average. The..." - See the full review

Locked Door IV: Safety In Numbers, by Cody Gaisser   January 24, 2022
"This series of games starts with a simple puzzle in the first entry (just a locked door) but adds puzzles every time. This entry is quite..." - See the full review

Locked Door III: Crate Expectations, by Cody Gaisser   January 24, 2022
"This version of the Locked Door series (which adds more and more puzzles to the original) introduces the first real puzzle, although its..." - See the full review

Locked Door II: Fair Trade, by Cody Gaisser   January 24, 2022
"This game is part of an iterative series, where every new episode builds on the last. This one adds an NPC and requires a single somewhat..." - See the full review

Locked Door, by Cody Gaisser   January 24, 2022
"This game is essentially one of the coding examples from the Inform manual. It consists of two rooms, one with a locked door and a key...." - See the full review

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