Birmingham, England

Member since May 5, 2011
Last visited April 13, 2024
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I always loved playing text adventures on my Spectrum but was rarely very good at guessing the verb. So pleased to see that text adventures have now become interactive fiction.

I have really enjoyed playing some puzzleless IF recently, such as 'The Baron' and 'Photopia' but I am still at heart a puzzle-fest fan. I am not the best problem solver and often have to resist temptation to peek at hints. The slighest peek can really put me off carrying on with a game.

One of my proudest IF achievements was solving Andrew Plotkin's 'Hunter in Darkness' without a single hint.

My favourite author at the moment is Andy Phillips. I find most of his IF well implemented, particularly 'Inside Woman'.

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Reviews by calindreams

The Dark World, by Terrence Bull   July 31, 2019
"It seems like this game was a labour of love. The game uses a nice font and there is some nice comic touches. Apparently this game is..." - See the full review

9:05, by Adam Cadre   April 13, 2018
"This game has been one of the first pieces of interactive I have actually got to the end of. Short and enjoyable and I'm sure most people..." - See the full review

Hunter, in Darkness, by Andrew Plotkin   September 9, 2011
"I've been pot-holing and had a horrendous time. Thankyou Andrew Plotkin for helping relive my nightmare from the safety of my own home...." - See the full review

I Expect You To Die, by Anthony Schuster   July 14, 2011
"I managed to complete this game without any hints or a walkthrough which is a rarity for me. As the title suggests, the player will die..." - See the full review

De Baron, by Victor Gijsbers   July 6, 2011
"I literally sat in stunned silence after completeing this piece of interactive fiction. My reaction to this game was impounded by the..." - See the full review

calindreams's Play Lists

Played Games

Never Gives Up Her Dead, by Mathbrush
Finding Martin, by G.K. Wennstrom
Counterfeit Monkey, by Emily Short
Lost Pig, by Admiral Jota
Risorgimento Represso, by Michael J. Coyne

See all 34 entries in the Played List

Wish List

Fool!, by Ben Rovik