Anya Johanna DeNiro


Member since October 18, 2007
Last visited August 20, 2022
Profile ID (TUID): whtn95g1aue33two

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

Interactive Fiction by Anya Johanna DeNiro

Solarium, by Anya Johanna DeNiro (2013)
(50 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....

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

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

Cryptophasia, by Alan DeNiro (as L. Starr Voronoi) (2014)
(7 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...

The Isolato Incident, by Alan DeNiro (2001)
(3 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...

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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...

Polls by Anya Johanna DeNiro

The Best Games of 1st Half of 2016 - 31 votes for 11 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 - 6 votes for 4 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 - 42 votes for 22 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 - 30 votes for 16 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...

Reviews by Anya Johanna DeNiro

Jetbike Gang, by C.E.J. Pacian   April 26, 2021
"Jetbike Gang is a masterclass in finding that sweet spot between concision and evoking a world right on the edges of one's sight. The..." - See the full review

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

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Anya Johanna DeNiro's Play Lists

Played Games

FIELD WORK, by Carl Burton
Jetbike Gang, by C.E.J. Pacian
Known Unknowns, by Brendan Patrick Hennessy
The Writer Will Do Something, by Matthew Burns, Tom Bissell
Lime Ergot, by Caleb Wilson (as Rust Blight)

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Wish List

4x4 Archipelago, by Agnieszka Trzaska
The Anachronist, by Peter Levine
Skulljhabit, by Porpentine
Stygia II: The Sisters of Stygia, by Kitty Horrorshow
The Axolotl Project, by Samantha Vick

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"Not Interested" List

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