Interactive Fiction Competition 2018
I'm playing through the parser games from this year's competition. I'm a parser author,
and I enjoy parser games, so I'm not playing games that are choice based. This year I
decided to write reviews for the games I'm playing. I played and voted in last year's
competition, but didn't write anything up. I always enjoyed reading all the reviews I
could find for my game, good or bad, so I thought I'd review the ones I'm playing.
To vote in the competition you only need to play 5 games and score them. That's what I
did in last year's competition, but I did find a few that I wouldn't play. So they got
no score, and then rated the 5 that I did enjoy. Unless I play through all of them, that's
what I try to do. Find games I'm going to enjoy, instead of playing through a bunch I don't
like. That burned me out in past competitions. So I cherry-pick the games based on blurbs,
genre, and authors.
These are the ones that I've played through so far - D
*** These reviews have light spoilers ***
8 - Charming
by Kaylah Facey
8 - Terminal Interface for Models RCM301-303
by Victor Gijsbers
8 - Border Reivers
by Vivienne Dunstan
7 - Dynamite Powers vs. the Ray of Night!
by Mike Carletta
7 - The Origin of Madame Time
6 - Tethered
by Linus Åkesson
6 - Diddlebucker!
by J. Michael
4 - The Temple of Shorgil
by Arthur DiBianca
3 - Eunice
by Gita Ryaboy
No Rating - Alias 'The Magpie'
by J. J. Guest