Thoughts: The Sealed Room

Blurb: This conversation-based IF game is the equivalent to a short-short story in the non-IF world.       The sealed room is correct.  Try as I might, I cannot get this game to work.  A quick look through other blogs told me that installing the latest version of Gargoyle might fix it, and lo … Continue reading

Thoughts: Living Will

Blurb: As an heir to the fortune of the Coltan-magnate ER Millhouse, you can expand your inheritance or become buried in medical and legal fees as you peruse his living will and discover the story behind the fortune he pillaged in the Congo. (Undum)           The blurb is interesting.  And this is … Continue reading

Thoughts: The Lift

Blurb: You wake up a room with no memory of who you are or what you’re doing there.  You need to survive, that’s all you know.           The blurb left me feeling a bit.. meh.   I should be intrigued, but I don’t think there is enough there to pull me … Continue reading

Thoughts: Irvine Quik & the Search for the Fish of Traglea

Blurb: Science fiction adventure! Extinction looms for the fish, people, and entire planet of Traglea. Can one bumbling space cadet rescue enough alien fish before too late? Can he learn the secret of Traglean karate? Find out & help save the planet! Ok, first impressions, the blurb made me smile.  Hey I like fish.  Why wouldn’t … 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