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Buried impressions

My time underground with Buried: An Interactive Story

As you might have guessed from its title, Buried: An Interactive Story is less about gameplay mechanics, and more about narrative. That's not a bad thing. Personally, I occasionally enjoy a less demanding experience where I can kick back, s...

 
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Emily is Away

Emily is Away's AOL-style chat hits eerily close to home

The tagline for Emily is Away is what got me to try it out. "Relive your awkward teenage years." Sure, that sounds like a blast. It's a short text adventure set in the early 2000s and made to look like AOL Instant Messenger. (Yes, that...

 
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Everyday Misanthrope challenges you to make people miserable

Misanthropy is a very strange mindset to try and familiarise yourself with from an outside perspective. An intense dislike for humanity, at its extremes it can form the basis for many of the more upsetting personality types to interact with...

 
Three Fourths Home
Our friends at Digerati and Bracket Games will soon be launching their IGF-nominated text adventure Three Fourths Home on Steam, and to celebrate they've given us 15 copies to hand out to lucky Dtoiders! An "Excellence in Nar...   read

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Social Justice Warriors

Did Social Justice Warriors Win PAX East?

Mere seconds ago, I discovered that I am on the original list that inspired the development of a game called Social Justice Warriors. There is even an attack in the game based on some of the specific wording found on that list. W...

 
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Don't panic: Play The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in-browser

Looking for something to do today? How about be (rightfully) poked fun at by Douglas Adams for thinking you could pick up your dressing gown without getting out of bed? You can't reach it from the bed. The effort almost kills you. In celebr...

 
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Infinite text adventure

BioShock Infinite remade into text adventure

It's been infinitely interesting to take part in the industry-wide discussion about BioShock Infinite. Many in the gaming press LOVE the game, many developers are REVOLTED by it, and many gaming consumers say it's "AIGHT." It remi...

 
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Zork creators to be given Pioneer Award from AIAS

Zork was, for many, a critical release in the history of videogames. One of the first major successes in terms of home computer games, it also opened eyes as to the potential of games to create worlds for players to become lost in. As such,...

 
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Text adventures and flamethrowers with Zoe Quinn

[Destructoid's Director of Communications Hamza Aziz asked Jonathan Holmes to make a show called 'Sup, Holmes?' so that Destructoid could later sell a t-shirt that says 'Sup, Holmes?' on it. This is that show. Subscribe to the podcas...

 
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Experience Shank 2 developer's new game as text adventure

Klei Entertainment just recently launched Shank 2 to Xbox 360, PS3 and PC and they've already announced a new game in a clever manner. Mark of the Ninja is a stealth game which the developer has chosen to reveal with a text advent...

 
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You look at a list of new PC releases. The list is populated by arcane words and you sense strong magic at work behind the somehow familiar titles. To your surprise, the list asks you in an inaudible voice, "Do you like tacti...   read

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Dead Cyborg launches, pay what you want for it

Endre Barath has released the first episode of his indie project, Dead Cyborg. It's a first-person exploration game that's also a text adventure. With surprisingly good graphics and intriguing gameplay, it's worth looking into.  Dead C...

 
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Play Super Mario Bros in text adventure form

Here's something fairly cute to fiddle with this weekend. It's a text adventure version of World 1-1 in Super Mario Bros. Well, I say "text adventure", but it's really more like a Choose Your Own Adventure book. Instead of having a tex...

 
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Heavy Rain is now a text adventure!

PC people, rejoice! Sick and tired of hearing Playstation owners talk about their "interactive movie" game Heavy Rain? No longer are we left out in the cold -- Heavy Rain is now available to play right on your computer! Well, kind of... The...

 
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Grue renewed: Fallout 3's Reign of Grelock is playable

Sadly, this article isn't about a Zork remake (not that a text-only game would benefit from bump mapping or bloom lighting) -- I just needed a catchy headline that would attract text adventure enthusiasts. If the phrase "You are likely...

 
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Lux-Pain screens and trailer uncover game play

[video]114234:844[/video] Lux-Pain overload much? The official Web site for the text-based adventure DS title launched recently, and a new teaser trailer came out with it. That teaser showed some in-game imagery, but didn't do much else but...

 
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DS adventure Lux-Pain coming to North America in 2009

[video]111320:718[/video] Never heard of Lux-Pain? It's a Nintendo DS text-based adventure that was released in Japan in early 2008. After hearing the buzz, I tried to give dark detective/mystery game a spin, but the Japanese text was a bit...

 
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Jake Hunter:Detective Chronicles sure to appeal to the Phoenix Wright set

If you salivated on everything in reach when you got your paws on the free Flash demo for Ace Attorney: Apollo Justice, it may be about to happen again: Japanese Famicom series Jinguuji Saburo is coming to the US. The game originally appear...

 
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Pac-Man makes love to Zork, child is born

I don't know how old this is and frankly I don't care. This Pac-Txt, an idea so stupid it is actually genius. Described as Pac-Man meets Zork, Pac-Txt is, quite simply, an old school text-based adventure that manages to retain all the gamep...

 
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Text adventures on my DS? That sounds splendid!

Text adventures are not dead, my friends. Thanks to Malinche Entertainment, you can still engage in what they call "interactive fiction" whenever you like at the Malinche Entertainment website. All you'll need is a DS and a copy o...

 
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Games of the Past: Softporn Adventure

A frequent discussion among modern gamers is that while games do contain profanity, violence and sexual situations, true "adult" titles are not available for most systems. The days of Leisure Suit Larry and Leather Goddesses of Ph...

 
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Low-tech life simulator of yore now online

Are you looking for a second life, but don't quite have the scratch for Second Life? Then, my friends, Alter Ego might just be the digital getaway for you. If you're old enough to have gamed on a Commodore 64, you might remember Al...

 

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