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May 19, 2009

Inside Woman

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — inky @ 10:36 pm

I wrote up a review of Inside Woman in the usual place. Summary: pretty typical Andy Phillips game, but the puzzle quality seems higher than usual and there are a few unusual themes.

For people who are playing and get stuck, here are a few nudges (in rot13):

April 6, 2009

Spring Thing reviews

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — inky @ 5:56 pm

As you are no doubt all aware, the Spring Thing is going on. There is an especially diverse set of games this year — the Spring Thing always gets something a little unusual but this time they’re even in all different formats, as well as being totally different genres. So do check them out, there’s some interesting stuff.

For more specifics, you can read my reviews (though, naturally, I would suggest playing the games before reading): A Flustered Duck, The Milk of Paradise, Realm of Obsidian, and Vague.

April 4, 2009

Final Selection review

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — inky @ 11:23 am

Put up a review of Final Selection, the ORGC winner from a couple years ago. Summary: fun little escape-the-room game, with an interesting puzzle inventory system.

March 16, 2009

Blue Lacuna review up on IF-Review

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My review of Blue Lacuna is up on Mark Musante’s IF-Review. Shorter version: Modern IF doesn’t take enough risks; here’s a game that does.

March 4, 2009

T3 Hacking

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — inky @ 11:49 pm

Somebody requested help with something a little fancy with actors in TADS 3 — to be able to queue up orders to NPCs then have them all execute at once — and it turned out to be a little more involved than I was expecting, so I thought I’d put up the code.

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