The 21st annual Interactive Fiction Competition is currently on, through mid-November. Voting is open to the general public; the only prerequisite is that you not be an author, not vote on games that you tested, and submit votes on at least five games. (You emphatically do not have to have played them all! In a … Continue reading “IF Comp 2015: Kane County (Michael Sterling, Tia Orisney)”
Following Me is a choice-based thriller about two sisters approached by a sinister stranger in the woods. I read through to the end.
Blood on the Heather is a choice-based game about vampires in Scotland, by the same author as the comp game Who Among Us.
WHO AMONG US is a choice-based murder mystery/thriller set in post-Soviet eastern Europe. It’s fairly substantial for a choice-based piece, and took me 30-45 minutes to complete. Review after the jump.
Upcoming events: Boston, Dec 2: Purple Blurb at which Christian Bok will read from The Xenotext. Copenhagen, Dec 2-4: ICIDS conference meets, with keynotes by Chris Crawford and Paul Mulholland. This is an academic conference in digital storytelling that in the past has looked at procedural narrative, character modeling, authoring tools, augmented reality experiences, interactive … Continue reading “November Link Assortment”
The following review is the result of a trade. Gamebook author SA asked me to review their work, and I agreed, if SA would in turn review a currently-running IF Comp game. Here is SA’s review of Kane County, which I’m hosting as SA doesn’t have a suitable blog of their own. I also reviewed … Continue reading “Guest post: Kane County reviewed by SA”