Category Archives: Interactive Fiction

I’m Fine Chapter 1 Review

Genre | Interactive Fiction
Developer | Rokashi
Platforms | PC, OSX
Website | http://rokashi.itch.io/im-fine

I’m Fine Chapter 1 is an interactive fiction game in which the player plays as a person by choosing various actions and reading the results of these actions. The text in the game narrates the person’s actions to the player with a mix of first and second person narration. The person the game is about is depressed and is not eponymously fine.

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Analogue: A Hate Story Review

Genre | Interactive Fiction
Developer | Christine Love
Platforms | PC, Linux, OSX
Website | http://ahatestory.com/

In Analogue: A Hate Story, the player investigates a derelict Korean space ship that disappeared more than six hundred years earlier in order to recover the ship’s logs and sell them to the Saeju Colony Historical Society. The player must interact with the ship’s computer and its two artificial intelligences in order to discover what happened and recover the logs. Due to the ship’s damage, the player’s actions are limited to presenting documents they’ve discovered to the AIs and responding to questions. Depending on the player’s answers and the documents they present, the player can progress the plot in various directions.

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No-One Has to Die Review

Genre | Puzzle, Interactive Fiction
Developer | Stuart Madafiglio
Platforms | Browser
Website | http://die.clay.io/

In No-One Has to Die, the player controls a visitor to a building who is tasked with controlling the security systems in order to save workers at the building from a fire that has broken out. Throughout the game, the player learns more about the workers and the company that they work for.

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Anne Hathaway: Erotic Mouthscape Review

Genre | Interactive Fiction
Developer | Lillian Behrendt
Platforms | Browser (PC, Linux, and OSX)
Website | http://lillianbehrendt.com/anneh.html

Anne Hathaway: Erotic Mouthscape is an interactive fiction Twine game in which the player interacts erotically with Anne Hathaway’s mouth. The character the player controls is small enough to inhabit the mouth and undertake various actions within it. A dream sequence is featured.

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Alpha Protocol Review

Genre | RPG, Third Person Shooter, Action, and Interactive Fiction
Developer | Obsidian Entertainment
Platforms | PC, PlayStation 3, XBOX 360
Website | None

Alpha Protocol is a third person RPG in which the player controls Mike Thorton, a secret agent recruited into the eponymous Alpha Protocol, an intelligence agency. Mike is tasked with assassinating a terrorist responsible for an attack on an aircraft. After reaching the end of that mission, the player is then given a series of missions that they can go on, some of which are optional and all of which involve conversations and choices. Between missions, the player can answer emails, purchase weapons, and grow a beard. With the correct skills, Mike can slow down time and fire multiple pistol shots, sense enemies through walls, and punch harder.

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The Stanley Parable Demo Review

Genre | Demo, First Person Adventure/Interactive Fiction, and Art
Developer | Galactic Cafe
Platforms | PC, OSX
Website | http://www.stanleyparable.com/

Editor’s Note: This is a review of the video game “The Stanley Parable Demo.” This is not a review of the demo for The Stanley Parable. To read a review of the demo for The Stanley Parable, click here.

The Stanley Parable Demo is a demo for the eponymous game The Stanley Parable. In The Stanley Parable Demo, the player learns what kind of game The Stanley Parable  so that the player can judge whether The Stanley Parable is a game that they wish to purchase and play.

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Actual Sunlight Review

Genre |  Adventure, Interactive Fiction, Art
Developer | Will O’Neill
Platforms | PC

In Actual Sunlight, the player controls Evan Winter, a man who lives in Toronto. The player moves through the world by controlling Evan with the arrow keys. The player can interact with objects in order to trigger various screens with text, and the player can also engage in conversation with other characters.

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Gone Home Review

Genre | Adventure, Interactive Fiction, Art
Developer | The Fullbright Company
Platforms | PC, Linux, OSX

In Gone Home, the player controls Katie Greenbriar, who has returned from a trip in Europe to her family’s new home only to find her family missing. The player enters the family’s house and looks for clues to explain where everyone is. Interacting with a papier-mâché duck is necessary in order to gain entrance to the house.

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The Stanley Parable Review

Genre |  First Person Adventure/Interactive Fiction game, and Art 
Developer | Galactic Cafe
Platforms | PC, OSX

The Stanley Parable is a game where the player moves through an environment that largely consists of an office building while a narrator speaks to the player about what the player and what the player’s character are doing.

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