Minneapolis, MN

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Member since January 29, 2012
Last visited April 19, 2024
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I'm a clinical social worker who uses interactive fiction as self-care. I grew up in the 80's with a few Infocom and Scott Adams games and was always drawn to the medium. In 1999 I discovered Babel and have been hooked ever since.

I also write for The Adventure Game Hotspot.

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Polls by deathbytroggles

Indie games that are commercial or were commercial at one point - 7 votes for 7 games; created March 30, 2023
So I'm not looking for games from the well-known companies like Infocom, Tellarium, Legend, etc. Looking to compile a list of: 1. Games...

Massive puzzlers that are not cruel - 12 votes for 6 games; created May 29, 2022
I am looking for massive puzzle games (think Curses, Mulldoon Legacy) where the game can never be put in an unwinnable situation that...

One Hit Wonders - 39 votes for 21 games; created May 11, 2019
Good games by authors who apparently retired after their one gem.

Reviews by deathbytroggles

Spellbreaker, by Dave Lebling   February 2, 2024
"Considered one of the most difficult games in the Infocom catalogue, Spellbreaker deploys an excellent plot that neatly and satisfyingly..." - See the full review

Sorcerer, by Steve Meretzky   February 2, 2024
"Steve Meretzky took over the reins from Marc Blank and Dave Lebling in his second adventure after the wildly popular Planetfall. His..." - See the full review

Enchanter, by Marc Blank, Dave Lebling   January 20, 2024
"The first game of the second trilogy in the Zork universe, Enchanter tells a much more interesting tale with significantly more rewarding..." - See the full review

Thaumistry: In Charm's Way, by Bob Bates   September 17, 2023
"Bob Bates is a legend in the world of text adventures. While his two games for Infocom (Arthur and Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown..." - See the full review

Vicious Cycles, by Simon Mark   April 7, 2023
"Vicious Cycles does an excellent job of utilizing a time loop mechanic while struggling to deliver a story that makes the puzzles..." - See the full review

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deathbytroggles's Played Games List

Spider and Web, by Andrew Plotkin
Amnesia, by Thomas M. Disch and Kevin Bentley
Thaumistry: In Charm's Way, by Bob Bates
Worlds Apart, by Suzanne Britton
Distress, by Mike Snyder

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