[S] WV: Ascend.

If my previous post about Homestuck (the current MS Paint Adventures storyline) didn???t convince you that this is something you need to be following, maybe the movie for the end of Act II will. (Turn up your sound.) At this point, I???m going to go a…

IF Comp ’09 Addendum: Rover’s Day Out

It seems that there???s a lot of people that don???t like Rover???s Day Out as much as I do, so I???d like to take a moment to defend it ??? or at least, the specific aspect of it that people seem to particularly dislike. Spoilers after your brain on drugs….

IF Comp ’09 Review: Rover’s Day Out

So last night I had this dream. In it, the cartoon version of Hunter S. Thompson that occasionally appears on The Venture Brothers told me this (and you???ll have to imagine his voice for yourself): ???Back in the late 70???s, bands started doin??? these …

IF Comp ’09 Review: The Grand Quest

Next up is The Grand Quest, by Owen Parish. Spoiler-free summary: A long chain of puzzles. Story is sparse, but the scenery is very well-implemented and the writing is solid. Puzzles range from tricky to (in my opinion) unfair ??? your enjoyment wil…

IF Comp ’09 Review: zork, buried chaos

A Zork game! Whee! Except the title doesn???t have any capital letters in it, and somehow I don???t think ???bloodbath??? has permission to use the Zork name. I rather suspect that it???s called ???Zork??? ??? sorry, ???zork??? ??? in order to hea…

Apropos of nothing in particular

Just thought I???d share this tidbit from Google Analytics: Keywords Visits % visits minimum safe distance 57 43.51% minimum safe distance riff 7 5.34% minimumsafedistance 6 4.58% blog minimum safe distance 2 1.53% cockstabbery 2 1.53% Also, I spike…

IF Comp ’09 Review: Gleaming the Verb

So, next up: Gleaming the Verb, by Kevin Jackson-Mead. As always, the disclaimer about reviews (and now the list of this year???s reviews so far) is here. Spoiler-free summary: A well-formed but extremely small puzzle. Spoilers after the picture of …

IF Comp ’09 Review: GATOR-ON

It???s GATOR-ON, Friend to Wetlands! Is he like the Florida version of Gamera, Friend to All Children? Let???s find out! GATOR-ON, Friend to Wetlands! was written by Dave Horlick, and this is my disclaimer regarding these reviews. Non-spoilery summary…