Monthly Archives: September 2016

Labour’s Letters Lost

It’s a little late in coming, but here we have it: “Labour’s Letters Lost”, the third instalment in the ongoing series of Peterkin Investigates IF mysteries. We’re stepping away from murder, this time: the crime here is the theft of … Continue reading

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Floor plans of the Vet!

The best way to visualise the scene of the crime is with a floor plan, and a number of old mystery novels included sketches to illustrate the author’s ideas of how the local geography or architecture work. So of course … Continue reading

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On boredom

How often have we seen children who are surrounded by toys and games and activities, but still sighing and claiming boredom? Or how often have we ourselves claimed boredom, been given a thing to do, and realised that it doesn’t … Continue reading

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IntroComp 2016: Astronomical Territories of the Great British Empire

The last of the IntroComp games: “Astronomical Territories of the Great British Empire”. Just from the title, it sounds like a spiffy pulp adventure full of bristling moustaches, brass rivets, and galactic derring-do….

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IntroComp 2016: Grubbyville

Next IntroComp demo: “Grubbyville”, in which we’re on a quest to one-up our scholastic rival in order to make high school valedictorian….

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IntroComp 2016: Deviled Kegs

Another IntroComp intro/demo: “Deviled Kegs”, a CYOA (Twine, I guess?) about an interplanetary murder mystery….

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IntroComp 2016: Spellbound

Next item on my IntroComp list is “Spellbound”, in which we are sent on a quest to find the lost letters of the alphabet in a world where magic is performed by spelling words with the letters you do have….

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