New walkthroughs for February 2022

Recommendations by David Welbourn (Waterloo, Ontario)

On Friday, February 25, 2022, I published new walkthroughs for the games and stories listed below! Some of these were paid for by my wonderful patrons at Patreon. Please consider supporting me to make even more new walkthroughs for works of interactive fiction at Patreon and Ko-fi.

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1. Lydia's Heart
by Jim Aikin
(2007)
Average member rating: (27 ratings)

David Welbourn says:

In this large horror game, you play as 14-year-old Diane Lindsay, dragged by your Aunt Caroline to this dreadful set of cabins on the edge of a Mississippi swamp, supposedly for a "sunset picnic" where she insists you wear a white dress. The other guests are acting weird. The owner reeks of evil. And there's a ghost girl flying around a stained altar, and how creepy is that? You need to get out of there before sunset, but how?

2. Several Other Tales from Castle Balderstone
by Ryan Veeder
(2020)
Average member rating: (10 ratings)

David Welbourn says:

Yet again, you are Ryan Veeder's invited guest to an evening of spooky storytelling at Castle Balderstone. From the world of Marshal Trevino, Antonio F. Karnack will narrate the story of a health inspector. Miss Shiroiwa's third grade class from Silas Elementary will present "The Banshee's Curse". Elmir Divkovic will read another of his intricate vampire-tales. And you there, YOU will tell a story as well.

3. The Holy Grail, by Jim MacBrayne (1989)
David Welbourn says:

In this large adventure game, you play as an young noviciate given a difficult and dangerous task: to find and return the Holy Grail to the arch mage. You begin in a long-abandoned castle with nothing but a brass lamp and your wits.

4. BSE, by Chris Smith (1996)
Average member rating: (4 ratings)
David Welbourn says:

In this British absurdist game, you play as Agent 667, an environmental health inspector sent to investigate a possible epidemic risk of BSE in the isolated village of Skebdale. Agent 398 also reports widespread devil worship in the area, which may be linked and should also be investigated.

5. Grandma Bethlinda's Remarkable Egg
by Arthur DiBianca
(2021)
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

David Welbourn says:

In this delightful puzzlebox game, you play as someone who's managed to cuff their hands behind their back. You were trying a magician's trick and it didn't work. There is no key, but you do have your cousin's "Remarkable Egg" that he brags does all sorts of things. Maybe it can pick locks too and save you?

6. Don't Push The Mailbox 2 And Aisle, by Ralfe Rich (2020)
Average member rating: (3 ratings)
David Welbourn says:

This is a one-room, one-turn, joke game. It's also a tribute to Pick Up the Phone Booth and Aisle, but instead of a phone booth, there's a mailbox. Interact with the game as much as you can until you run out of ideas to try, then quit.

7. Dream Pieces, by Iam Curio (2013)
Average member rating: (9 ratings)
David Welbourn says:

In this one-room playful wordplay game, you wake in your bedroom but it's just not the same! You're dreaming. It's a seeming. So take everything. Break, burn, and cut 'em: the pieces they bring! Mix pieces together and make something new. Now escape from this dream; that's what you must do.

8. fin de sickleburg
by Caleb Wilson
(2018)
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

David Welbourn says:

In this extremely short gothic story, you have returned to your chamber from the Sickleburg Opera and it's nearly dawn. Do you wish to LOOK around, EXAMINE what's here, take INVENTORY, TAKE OFF what you're wearing, or SLEEP?

9. First Person, by Buster Hudson (2014)
Average member rating: (12 ratings)
David Welbourn says:

I don't like trespassers in my woods, not one bit. I locked you in a room in the basement. Hope you don't mind the corpse. You're not the first person to trespass here. (One room. Very short.)

10. Flotsam & Driftwood
by Peter Orme (as Conrad Elton)
(2014)
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

David Welbourn says:

In this small song-inspired game, deadly things have trapped you into a dead end. If you pray for help, darkness engulfs you and takes you to the "home by the sea": a dark beach with shadow figures sitting around a fire. The figures are friendly, but you've forgotten who you are.

11. An Informal Time
by Anonymous
(2010)
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

David Welbourn says:

In this small, surreal, buggy experiment, you play as a self-aware protagonist in a barely-begun adventure game. You soon fall out of the game into Inform's compass, make your way through the world model, and confront the parser itself.

12. The Legend of the Missing Hat
by Adri
(2012)
Average member rating: (30 ratings)

David Welbourn says:

In this tiny ninja tale, you play as the tiny black ninja that lives under the bed. Visit the other tiny ninjas who live elsewhere in the bedroom. Before you can emcee tonight's talent show, you must find your hat.

13. Lobster Bucket, by Rick Yost (as Lady Tallhat) (2014)
Average member rating: (7 ratings)
David Welbourn says:

In this game, you play as an adventurer, hired by the aquabats to get their McGuffin back from the Evil Overlord's dungeons. You begin at the dungeon entrance with a map, a smoke grenade, and a teleportation grenade. Avoid the wandering mooks! Don't let them see you!


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