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Review: Hana Feels by Gavin Inglis

Hana Feels by Gavin Inglis Interactive story / Twine game 2015 I’m always anxious about reading fiction about depression. There’s a tendency towards romanticising mental illness – or at least the ‘pretty’ side of mental illness – that rubs me the wrong way. Fortunately, Hana Feels might be about depression,…

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Review: Lifeline by 3 Minute Games

Lifeline by 3 Minute Games Mobile app / Text adventure Steam / iTunes / Google Play 2016 There’s a tendency in interactive fiction for authors to use fairly dry, prosaic description to bring players into their worlds. It works, but perhaps it’s fair to say that there is room for…

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Review: 80 Days by Inkle

80 Days by Inkle Digital Fiction – App & Steam Game ​2014 80 Days is loosely based on Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days as it has us take the role of Passepartout escorting his master, Monsieur Phileas Fogg, around a very steampunky 1872. It plays out like…

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Review: Adam Cadre’s 9:05

9:05 by Adam Cadre Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure ​2000 9:05 is the third interactive fiction published by Adam Cadre. It is, in his words, “a standard intro-to-IF piece” and the public opinion seems to be the same. If you’re looking for a way into interactive fiction, take this path.…

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