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Monthly Archives: April 2016
“Tangaroa Deep” is the last of the “Main Festival” games to review. I’m not sure if I should venture into the “Back Garden” games, though a couple of them look quite intriguing. Anyway, “Tangaroa Deep” follows a scientific expedition down … Continue reading
“Shipwrecked” tells the story of the sole survivor of desert-faring ship, as described in his journal. Hopefully his adventures will prove entertaining enough for publication, once he finds his way back to civilisation.
“Sisters of Claro Largo” might best be described as an allegory, a parable of two sisters–one retiring and contemplative, the other active and charismatic–as they come into conflict over the influx of drugs into their community.
“Ms Lojka” is a tale of creeping, reality-bending horror, about a witch (or is she?) who lives in an ancient tower in the middle of bustling New York City.
“Rough Draft” advertises itself as “a game about writing a story”.
I thought I’d take a day out to talk about a couple of Inkshares books instead. These are both approaching the end of their funding periods, and I really hope they hit their pre-order goal. First up is “The Traveller’s … Continue reading
“Superhero Stress” touts itself as either a sort of stress-management simulation, or an exploration of the pressures of being a superhero: at least, that’s the impression I got from the blurb. In practice, it’s actually a very simple CYOA with … Continue reading
“The Xylophoniad”, like the Labours of Hercules, tells the story of a Greek hero–well, heroine in this case–as she tackles a triad of exploits such as might keep the bards and poets singing for centuries to come.
“Three-Card Trick”: A magician, outdone by a rival, attempts to reclaim their rightful glory. I’m afraid there’s no way to properly discuss this without thoroughly spoiling it, so caveat lector.
Next up: Harmonic Time Bind Ritual Symphony. This one appears to be a bit of a wild romp through one man’s ongoing journey towards enlightenment. Or something like that.