Thoughts: In a Manor of Speaking

Blurb: In a Manor of Speaking is a punny adventure set in the surreal world of Calembour. Journey through the bizarre Outlands, the bustling streets of Rudeville, and eventually find your way to the Manor itself as you save the land using the power of words!   First thoughts.. I totally read “punny adventure” as puny.. … Continue reading

Thoughts: Howling Dogs

Blurb: mysterious game…hyperlink powered, yes, but what ethos does it promote? a death ethos? my god…or uh, visions, gender, the hyphen between dream-notdream, fascination, feeling anything at all?             I am beginning to think that I am easily put off.   I don’t like white writing on black background.  I also … Continue reading

Thoughts: Guilded Youth

Blurb: You play Tony, a fourteen-year old thief who needs some help looting the legendary Oakville Manor. Luckily it’s the 1980s and finding fellow adventurers is just a modem squeal away… Pro tip: Before playing this one, turn your sound down unless you want to jump out of your seat due to the modem squeals.  Also … Continue reading

Thoughts: Fish Bowl

Blurb: You are a beachcomber living by the shore. Today, you wake to find an empty fish bowl in your home, and don’t remember how it got there. You try to piece your memory back together, but soon learn what the old maps meant: Here there be monsters. I liked the blurb.. and I enjoyed the … Continue reading

Eurydice

I can´t really comment on Eurydice, because I am too heavily biased.. not just because the author is a dear friend, but also because he is my favorite writer. I am responsible for the “lovely artwork” 😛 When I was asked if I´d do a cover, I was flattered and delighted.. I´m not an artist … Continue reading

Thoughts: Escape from Summerland

Escape from Summerland

Blurb: In the near future a drone war rages in the skies, but below in Summerland there is only one thought: who’s going to feed Jacquotte?   My first impression was that I didn´t like the writing style at all.  It felt a bit like a teenager had written it.  And not just because of the … Continue reading

Thoughts: Changes

Blurb: Elysia: a new Earth. Possibly the greatest opportunity the starship Concerto has found in its thousand-year voyage. But with opportunities there are risks, and there’s more going on on Elysia than meets the eye… The blurb caught my attention.. but when I started playing the game, I was a little turned off by the start.. … Continue reading

Reality check

http://www.despair.com/elitism.html

One of the things that has bothered me about the IF community is how harsh it is on new people, and the games they have entered.. I guess all games generally.  The community as a whole does come over rather elitist at times, with their snobbiness about platforms, and their constant reference back to games … Continue reading

Thoughts: Castle Adventure

Blurb:  An interactive fiction for the not-quite-beginning adventurer You have to rescue a princess of legendary beauty who is reportedly being held prisoner in a labyrinth beneath the Castle…   My first thoughts. 1. I am so screwed (see for the not-quite-beginning adventurer). 2. Castle adventure.  Castle adventure?  Really?  I mean.. yay for being what … Continue reading

Thoughts: Body Bargain

Blurb: A Tale of Transhumanism. Your surgery went very well. But you couldn’t really afford it…   I actually took the decision to NOT play this game, due to the following warning in the ABOUT text: This game involves situations that may be violent, distressing, disturbing, or triggering. This game may involve positive interactions with a violent … Continue reading