[IFComp 2012] Murphy’s Law

[IFComp 2012] Murphy’s Law

Only 18 days left to judge the competition and I still have 12 more games to go! Let’s get started, shall we? Murphy’s Law by Scott Hammack opens: Thing are looking up! After decades of scrimping and saving, you’ve finally pulled yourself out of debt. The only thing left standing between you and financial independence is … Continue reading

[IFComp 2012] Eurydice

[IFComp 2012] Eurydice

Eurydice, by anonymous, is a game about death and for those of us left behind. Celine has committed suicide, I think, and I am left behind. One screen mentions that she participated in ECT – electric convulsive therapy, which is often recommended for severe depression, mania, and catatonia. The game deals a bit with bereavement and the … Continue reading

Delayed

Busy week, apologies for the delay in playing&posting. Here are the 13 games I have left to play (in the random order Shuffle provided me): Eurydice Andromeda Apocalypse Murphy’s Law In a Manor of Speaking The Island A Killer Headache Signos Escape From Summerland The Test is Now READY Shuffling Around Spiral Castle Adventure Kicker

[IFComp 2012] Fish Bowl

[IFComp 2012] Fish Bowl

I love how this starts out like a motivational tape: You’re master of your own destiny, Larry Wyndham. Another day, another dollar, Larry Wyndham. And above all remember: Time and tide wait for no man. You aren’t just a drunk beachcomber – you are Larry Wyndham the drunk beachcomber. What you need, the sea shall provide. Eventually. You … Continue reading

[IFComp 2012] Body Bargain

[IFComp 2012] Body Bargain

Body Bargain by Amanda Lange has the subtitle: A Tale of Transhumanism. Sweet. I wake up with surgery done: You are generally pretty happy with what you see. Your body is thin and healthy-looking, belly flat, breasts pert, and legs toned and thin. Your hair and eyes are now the same color: brilliant blue, your favorite. … Continue reading

[IFComp 2012] Valkyrie

[IFComp 2012] Valkyrie

Valkyrie, by the description, reads: This game was authored by the guild, Valkyrie, three students enrolled in a Game-based Learning Developmental English course this Fall semester at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, CO. I have to admit, creating IF through Twine is probably a pretty cool way to learn English. Major props to the … Continue reading

[IFComp 2012] The Lift

[IFComp 2012] The Lift

Another clicky game? Okay. Let’s get it done. I think though, for all other games that are traditionally IF, you are going to get an automatic +100 points. So I’ve started The Lift by Colin Capurso, and about five seconds into the game and I’ve apparently had the need to masturbate: There is a sign that reads, … Continue reading

[IFComp 2012] Transit

[IFComp 2012] Transit

Another CYOA? It’s not the game’s fault though. So I’m starting Transit by Shaye.   And it does start out pretty cool. I’m in an airport and whatever the spoken language is in this airport is not my first language, and I’ve lost my translator/guide/friend. I do really enjoy the little icons for each action … Continue reading

[IFComp 2012] Last Minute

[IFComp 2012] Last Minute

Ruderbager Doppelganger’s Last Minute‘s description reads as follows: A desperate attempt at a story about a desperate attempt to enter into the 2012 IFCOMP at the last minute. Ha, amusing. But can I say it? I’m worried. So, the whole concept is that I’m in my bedroom, and I have to look through my items for … Continue reading

[IFComp 2012] Living Will

[IFComp 2012] Living Will

Started Living Will by Mark Marcino, and I’m afraid this one really didn’t work for me. The language was incredibly hard to get into, it was hard to get motivated to care about who’s POV I was actually playing. I played through a couple of times and I clicked everything at one point or another. I … Continue reading