Interactive Fiction Competition 2009
October 4, 2009 1:53 AM   Subscribe

I was just thinking about this last night, but I wasn't at a computer so I couldn't check. I knew it was around now. I didn't get around to beta-ing this year, so I get to play all of them - for better or worse.

I'll be writing reviews again this year, although I have to finalize my schematic to make it less cranky. My biggest hope - except for a Rybread comeback, which is a self-loathing sort of hope - is that Eric Eve's cut down on the twee this year. Last year we got into a bit of a dialogue about it, but afaik, the twee-ness was the biggest complaint he faced and if he can pull off what he did last year with a less Wes Anderson vibe, then more power to him.
posted by cobaltnine at 12:18 PM on October 4, 2009

I'm reviewing as well, and so is my girlfriend.

Hers are funnier, so far. Grumble.
posted by rifflesby at 5:16 PM on October 4, 2009

Is Eric Eve back? 'Cause his Nightfall game really stuck with me, and I thought the twee was more of the G.K. Chesterton variety. He is some sort of actual British scholar or something.
posted by johngoren at 7:13 PM on October 4, 2009

He is, he's got a game called "Snowquest".
posted by rifflesby at 9:01 PM on October 4, 2009

Oh, god, I need the post-edit. I'm sleep deprived enough that I miss-spoke when I said Eve was the twee one. No no no, I take it back, I liked his! That twee-writer fellow doesn't appear to have submitted a game this year.

I'm aiming for one review a day. Also, don't even bother with Trap Cave if you don't read German.
posted by cobaltnine at 9:27 PM on October 4, 2009

Hers are funnier, so far. Grumble.

Confirming that your GF's blog is hilarious. Emily Short linked to it.
posted by empath at 2:07 PM on October 5, 2009

Yep, I added pissylittlesausages to my rss-reader, that's great. Also, it turns out that you work a few blocks from where I'm sitting which is an oddly weird thing to realize about a Random Internet Stranger.
posted by Squid Voltaire at 3:00 PM on October 6, 2009

in case anyone is reading this, I quite enjoyed Broken Leg -- very, very different and a bit like a teen girl version of Make It Good, if you played that one.
posted by empath at 7:50 PM on October 7, 2009

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