Archive for October, 2010


IF Comp ’10 – Hannes Schueller’s Ninja’s Fate!

October 4, 2010

Hannes Schueller gave us last year’s The Believable Adventures of An Invisible Man, which drove me nuts in a lot of ways but was fairly memorable.  I tell people about it sometimes while I’m eating pizza.  Plus I heard that dude came out with a post-comp release that actually addressed a lot of the game’s issues, which is a thing I find cool and impressive, so there we are.

Let’s play a game about ninjas now.

[spoilers slipped in under the cover of night and started ages ago]

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IF Comp ’10 – Colin Sandel and Carolyn VanEseltine’s One Eye Open!

October 3, 2010

Hmm, what to play first?  What have we got?

Huh, two games with birds in the title.  Oh, man, two Bible games.  I am not sure I ought to review Bible games.  It’s not that I have ish with people getting their God on:  not giving a shit is, like, one of the main tenets of apatheism.  It’s just that when I think something I like to be able to say it, and I’m not sure how well that meshes with a concept people fight wars over.  (Plus I’d be lying if I said the idea of playing a Bible game didn’t make me really sleepy.  I wonder if you have to tie up your donkey every time you dismount?)

Oh, man, I can’t decide.  Tell me what to play,!  One Eye Open?  That sounds scary.  I should read the blurb.

Had you known the bloody history of Corona Labs, you would never have signed up as a test subject. But now, plunged into that history, surrounded by the damned and the dying, you must find the truth. Perhaps you will even survive it.

Yeah, that sounds scary.  Well, it’s bright Arizona daylight and I have a stuffed Igglybuff pokemon brand pokemon.  We’ll all get through this together.

[spoilers below Igglebutt’s iggly butt]

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Oh boy oh boy it’s IF Comp! Whee!

October 2, 2010

Link is who?  Link is you!

My good friend Chris is blogging the games this year.  This is exciting, because Chris is hilarious.  He’s so funny, in fact, that waiters never get around to bringing him his food because they are laughing too hard and in some cases experiencing a medical emergency.

WAITER:  Bahaha oh ho ho hee turkey tetrazini ahahahaha oh dear God that’s hilarious.
CHRIS:  With a side salad.
WAITER:  AHAHAHA bahaha oh ho ahaha hee did you hahaha did you hear that he said siiihahaha siiiide sahahahaHAHAHAHA hahaha oh hahahahaha SIDE SALAD oh man I am dying.
ME:  And could I have a grilled cheese sandwich, please?
THE ENTIRE RESTAURANT:  Shut up, you unfunny fuck.

It’s okay because Chris is trained as a paramedic, and I have formed a giant callous over everything that used to be my feelings.*

Anyway!  IF Comp!  Watch this space!

* The easiest way to do this is to take up guitar, but instead of your fingers, use your feelings.  I’m not sure this needed to be a footnote but let’s just all go with it.