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Anya Johanna DeNiro


Member since October 18, 2007
Last visited February 1, 2021
Profile ID (TUID): whtn95g1aue33two

Besides interactive fiction, I also write fiction, poetry and essays.

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Interactive Fiction by Anya Johanna DeNiro

Corvidia, by Alan DeNiro (2013)
(12 ratings)
A very short game about a man, his daughter, the moon, some birds, and an evergreen.

Cryptophasia, by Alan DeNiro (as L. Starr Voronoi) (2014)
(8 ratings)
"Ever since the fall of the Galactic Thessalocracy 40 years ago, on account of the erebus plague, the one thing that has bound people together across far-flung star systems has been a love of...

Deadline Enchanter, by Alan DeNiro (2007)
(55 ratings)

Doggerland, by A. DeNiro (2015)
(6 ratings)
An autobiographical work with both prose and poetry. From a cabin in Wisconsin to the Czech Republic to a land underneath the North Sea.

Feu de Joie (Session 1): cathedral, by Alan DeNiro (2015)
(7 ratings)
A freelance QA specialist has started archiving an unusual project online that he has been working on. A mysterious company named BUCOLIC ehf, a "digital literature publisher", is developing an...

Feu de Joie (Session 2): Good War, by Alan DeNiro (2015)
(3 ratings)
The Tester continues his testing of the latest interactive Dunsany essay about World War I. But something is still "broken" in the text. And the muted voices from the first Session have become more...

Feu de Joie: Session 3 (Storeys), by Alan DeNiro (2015)
(2 ratings)
Continuing to quality-test the Dunsany work, the rabbit hole gets deeper and darker. But the Tester is not alone. And one of his unseen guardians is casting a wide net for help. Of course, one...

The Isolato Incident, by Alan DeNiro (2001)
(4 ratings)

"We need to save the kingdom! But...where is the kingdom? What are its bounds? Can history be distilled? Why do ghosts feign friendliness? We will make a quest of questions!" [--blurb from...

Ogres, by Alan DeNiro (2003)
(2 ratings)

A surreal landscape - or three surreal landscapes? "Ogres" consists of three game files, each representing the same area, but with subtle differences. The readme file warns: "ONE OF THESE GAMES...

Solarium, by Anya Johanna DeNiro (2013)
(47 ratings)
The year is 1954. One year after mutually assured destruction. And I am trying to find you, through memory and alchemy. Not many people know how the nuclear devastation really happened. But we do....

TinyUtopias Football Manager: Super Soccer Slam Edition, by A. Johanna DeNiro (2016)
(5 ratings)
Your cooperatively owned soccer team begins on the sixth level of the pyramid of English football. Can you reach the top of the Premier League and also smash crony capitalism at the same time?

Unbeknown, by A. DeNiro (2015)
(11 ratings)
You ran from the Z-Mules but they caught you. Took what little you had. Now you're their prisoner. At some point you have to log off. But maybe not quite yet. You'll see.

We Are the Firewall, by Alan DeNiro (2013)
(8 ratings)
A game-novella set in near future Minneapolis.

Recommended Lists by Anya Johanna DeNiro

personal favorites from 2015 - 9 items   January 7, 2016
These are probably idiosyncratic, and I haven't hit nearly everything I probably ought to have. While I play catch up I'll hope to add to...

Favorite ALAN games - 6 items   November 21, 2007
These are some of my favorite games written in the ALAN IF-development language. With a lower learning curve and a more natural-language...

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Polls by Anya Johanna DeNiro

The Best Games of 1st Half of 2016 - 32 votes for 12 games; created July 14, 2016
Sometimes by the end of the year and after the Comp it's hard to keep front-and-center the games that appeared earlier in the year! Here...

The most underrated game you've authored - 17 votes for 17 games; created May 8, 2016
Interpret "under-rated" however that means to you. Perhaps it's one that's simply not played very much for whatever reason. Or it's a...

Best Post-Comp Releases - 5 votes for 3 games; created November 19, 2015
Looking for games that did more than bug fixes or extra polishing in their post-IF Comp releases, but rather made substantial changes in...

Vertical Games - 32 votes for 19 games; created November 17, 2014
Looking for games that really explore verticality, which go up (way up) in their setting. Human-made structures in particular: towers,...

Games with mysticism - 29 votes for 15 games; created July 16, 2010
What I'm looking for are games that aren't "other-world" fantasy, but rather use one of the following as part of its thematic...

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Reviews by Anya Johanna DeNiro

Known Unknowns, by Brendan Patrick Hennessy   December 13, 2017
"(I had IFDB erase a nice long review--thanks!--so this is much abbreviated). I played all four parts of Known Unknowns in one fell swoop..." - See the full review

Map of Fahlstaff, by Ian Hinck   May 27, 2015
"Map of Fahlstaff is a Twine piece that acts as a kind of virtual tour guide. There's a pretty high degree of spatiality here; you can..." - See the full review

The Ascent of the Gothic Tower, by Ryan Veeder   November 8, 2014
"I had missed this when it was first available; this is a short but evocative work. In many ways it reminds me of Veeder's earlier piece..." - See the full review

Don't Read the Comments, by Ashton Raze   December 19, 2013
"Well, if you're a Twin Peaks fan you will get a kick out of this. " - See the full review

One Week, by Papillon   November 1, 2013
"This game has aged very well. Except for the fact that you're typing in numbers rather than pointing and clicking numbers, it could have..." - See the full review

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Anya Johanna DeNiro's Play Lists

Played Games

Known Unknowns, by Brendan Patrick Hennessy
The Writer Will Do Something, by Matthew Burns, Tom Bissell
Lime Ergot, by Caleb Wilson (as Rust Blight)
Cannonfire Concerto, by Caleb Wilson
Bloodline, by Liza Daly

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Wish List

The Anachronist, by Peter Levine
Skulljhabit, by Porpentine
Stygia II: The Sisters of Stygia, by Kitty Horrorshow
The Axolotl Project, by Samantha Vick
Walker & Silhouette, by C.E.J. Pacian

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"Not Interested" List

MURDERED, by James Schannep
One Night Stand, by Giannis G. Georgiou
Gourmet Gaffe, by Hulk Handsome