You Will Select a Decision No 1 – Small Child in the Woods Review

Genre | Interactive Fiction
Developer | Brendan Patrick Hennessy
Platforms | Browser (PC, Linux, OSX)
Website | selectadecision.info/woods.html

You Will Select a Decision, № 1 – Small Child in Woods is an interactive fiction game in which the player controls a young girl from the Kyrgryz village of Tash-Bashat, who undertakes an adventure in the woods with varying consequences based on the player’s choices.  The game can end in victory or in death in a number of ways, and descriptions of the player’s actions and situations are accompanied by messages to the player, diatribes on the importance of listening to relatives and folk songs, and grammar mistakes.

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Brooklyn Trash King Review

Genre | Adventure, Interactive Fiction
Developer | Ben Esposito, Sarah Johnson
Platforms | Browser (PC, Linux, OSX)
Website | Brooklyn Trash King Website

Brooklyn Trash King is an interactive fiction adventure game in which the player takes control of a person living in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, who is running a Kickstarter that is not succeeding. The player’s Internet is disrupted by raccoons, which causes them to visit Raccoon Island and converse with the eponymous Brooklyn Trash King in an attempt to restore the Internet.

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Gorogoa Review

Genre | Puzzle, Art
Developer | Jason Roberts
Platforms | PC, OSX
Website | gorogoa.com/

Gorogoa is a puzzle game designed and illustrated by Jason Roberts, where the player arranges tiles on a grid to progress through the story. The player is trying to help a boy with a bowl collect fruity offerings to put into his bowl for a big, colorful god. The game does not make clear what “Gorogoa” is eponymous for.

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Lana Polansky: Subjective Reviewer of the Month, April 2014

Lana Polansky is our Subjective Reviewer of the Month for April 2014. Each month we interview someone who writes subjective reviews for other review outlets. We also invite them to write an objective review so that they can give their opinions some time to rest, if they would like.

What are some of your favorite video games, and why?

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»——-?——-> Review

Genre | Interactive Fiction
Developer | JP LeBreton
Platforms | Browser (PC, Linux, OSX)
Website | vectorpoem.com/if/arrow.html

»——-?——-> is an interactive fiction Twine game in which the player encounters a skeleton with an arrow in its skull and chooses what to do with the arrow. The player’s choices result in varied occurrances which are described to the player through written text. The game features an examination of memory and of violence, including violence on a large scale in a battle, violence on a smaller scale at the site of an individual’s body, and violence generally in terms of turmoil in the world and in spatially unspecified sites which the game describes metaphorically.

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