MathBrush

Top 10 Reviewer
Member since April 5, 2015
Last visited July 18, 2024
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?

Interactive Fiction by MathBrush

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 Munt, 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)
(23 ratings)
A tribute to Anchorhead.

Never Gives Up Her Dead, by Mathbrush (2023)
(17 ratings)
Time is running out after a meteor strikes your interstellar starship. While the crew is under full alert, only you seem to notice the strange red portals opening up throughout the ship. Explore...

Absence of Law, by mathbrush (2017)
(47 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 Impossible Stairs, by Mathbrush (2022)
(26 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...

Color the Truth, by mathbrush (2016)
(72 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...

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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...

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Polls by MathBrush

Outstanding Game in an Uncommon System of 2023 - 46 votes for 12 games; created February 1, 2024
This poll is part of the 2023 IFDB Awards. The rules for the competition can be found here, and a list of all categories can be found...

Author's Choice for Best Game of 2023 - 73 votes for 24 games; created February 1, 2024
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Outstanding Decker Game of 2023 - 21 votes for 6 games; created February 1, 2024
This poll is part of the 2023 IFDB Awards. The rules for the competition can be found here, and a list of all categories can be found...

Outstanding ADRIFT Game of 2023 - 12 votes for 3 games; created February 1, 2024
This poll is part of the 2023 IFDB Awards. The rules for the competition can be found here, and a list of all categories can be found...

Outstanding TADS Game of 2023 - 24 votes for 4 games; created February 1, 2024
This poll is part of the 2023 IFDB Awards. The rules for the competition can be found here, and a list of all categories can be found...

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Reviews by MathBrush

Read This First, by Jessica Creane   July 13, 2024
"This game seems to be one giant loop. It's a pretty amusing representation of the frustration of starting a new board game and trying to..." - See the full review

Goofy, by Ricardo Dague   July 13, 2024
"This is one IFComp game I was never able to play due to its use of an outdated Java platform that you have to pay to download. I was able..." - See the full review

The Cross of Fire, by Matthew Carey   July 13, 2024
"This game has been on my 'to play' list for several years. It was one of the earliest Spring Thing games, in fact one of 4 games in the..." - See the full review

All Through the Night, by Daniel "Bosch" Saults   July 11, 2024
"I was looking back at my 'wishlist' and this game had been on there the longest, for most of a decade if I recall. I thought I'd finally..." - See the full review

Zugzwang, by Vanessa Jygon, Eleanor Jimmy   July 10, 2024
"**Zugzwang** by Vanessa Jygon, Eleanor Jimmy This game was compact and fun. It feature a plus-sign shaped map. Movement is N/E/S/W, but..." - See the full review

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MathBrush's Played Games List

Read This First, by Jessica Creane
Goofy, by Ricardo Dague
The Cross of Fire, by Matthew Carey
All Through the Night, by Daniel "Bosch" Saults
Zugzwang, by Vanessa Jygon, Eleanor Jimmy

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MathBrush's Club Memberships

Seattle IF joined June 20, 2021