MathBrush

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Member since April 5, 2015
Last visited February 21, 2024
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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?

Interactive Fiction by MathBrush

Absence of Law, by mathbrush (2017)
(43 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 Rosenlĝv, 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)
(22 ratings)
A tribute to Anchorhead.

The Impossible Stairs, by Mathbrush (2022)
(25 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...

Grooverland, by Mathbrush (2021)
(25 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...

Color the Truth, by mathbrush (2016)
(69 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
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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
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Outstanding ADRIFT Game of 2023 - 12 votes for 3 games; created February 1, 2024
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Outstanding TADS Game of 2023 - 24 votes for 4 games; created February 1, 2024
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Reviews by MathBrush

Bittersweet Harvest, by DagitabSoft   January 27, 2024
"This is a visual novel with no choices that deals with a race of beings called Harvesters that take away people's memories. You play as..." - See the full review

Murder at the Manor, by Jkj Yuio   January 27, 2024
"I played this game as part of the short games showcase. This game is a murder mystery, but a condensed one. It has 4 locations, each with..." - See the full review

The Enigma of Solaris, by jkj yuio   January 27, 2024
"This game reminded me of the first Star Trek movie in many ways. It's a Strand game, a system that's been in development for some time...." - See the full review

Jabberwocky, by Outgrabe   January 27, 2024
"This game seems, from its itch page, to have been made as part of a doctoral program. It's a bipsi/binksi visual novel and includes the..." - See the full review

NEST, by Ryan Veeder   January 27, 2024
"I played this as part of the short games showcase. This is a fun little game, reminding me of the Northnorth Passage or Out or Ad Verbum,..." - See the full review

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