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The Impossible Stairs

I really enjoyed The Impossible Stairs. First of all, the game is a nice homage to The Impossible Bottle. Its setting, initial goals, and focus on family relationships are all similar to aspects of The Impossible Bottle. Its major puzzle mechanic bends time in satisfying ways, as The Impossible Bottle’s mechanic does with space. ThereContinue reading “The Impossible Stairs”

At King Arthur’s Christmas Feast

At King Arthur’s Christmas Feast is a retelling, in Choicescript, of the medieval poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. I wasn’t that familiar with the original story, so I went into the game with only a hazy sense of what would be happening. I also don’t know how faithful the game is to itsContinue reading “At King Arthur’s Christmas Feast”

Dr Horror’s House of Terror

Dr Horror’s House of Terror is a comedic send-up of–and homage to–the low-budget horror genre. Just about every staple from monster films is on display here, from cheap sets and pitchfork-wielding mobs to undead summoned by mysterious rites. It reminded me some of Renegade Brainwave. While Renegade plays with its genre’s conventions, though, Dr HorrorContinue reading “Dr Horror’s House of Terror”

And Then You Come to a House Not Unlike the Previous One / Infinite Adventure

(major, major spoilers – including spoiling some secrets) This is going to be two reviews in one, as these two games are intertwined. And Then You Come to a House Not Unlike the Previous One (hereafter shortened to “House Not Unlike”) is a game about two fourteen-year-olds playing a text-based computer game in 1987. ThatContinue reading “And Then You Come to a House Not Unlike the Previous One / Infinite Adventure”