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Review: Subsurface Circular

Visual novel games can be quite tricky to recommend to a lot of people. You’ll have a certain crowd that prefers their games have more traditional gameplay elements while other people are more sucked in by unique experiences over gene...


Emily is Away Too set to break hearts on May 26

Emily is Away was a very realistic look at how relationships can escape one's grasp. The take away was that it is better to speak your mind then to forever bottle your emotions up. The worst thing that can happen is you get rejected; life d...

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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'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...

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Contest: Win a code for Three Fourths Home on Steam!

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 Narrative" finalis...

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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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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...


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,...


Text adventures and flamethrowers with Zoe Quinn

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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...


Review: King Arthur II - The Role-playing Wargame

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 tactical battles wit...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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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100 hours of Monster Hunter and Im still HR 29, still have a ton of normal high rank quests to do and havent even fought Lava Plesioth and Black Diablos Maybe I should take a break so I dont burn out before seeing


The Bomberman 64 camera is a real pain in the ass!

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Didnt expect to get Gravity Rush 2 finished today, but I Watching those credits havent had this kind of feeling from an ending in a long Thank you,

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WQT! Whats that game thats been sitting in your backlog for ages and that you really want to play but you just never got around to actually playing it?

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