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IF Comp ’11 – Carolyn VanEseltine’s Beet the Devil!

November 8, 2011

Right, that’s it, no more Binding of Isaac until I’ve done all this shit I swore a solemn oath to do, like revenge myself upon the… wait, lemme count my parents quick.  Two.*  Huh.  Never mind, then.

What have we got left?  Oh, hey, there’s that Beet the Devil game by one-half of the people who wrote one-half of last year’s zombie hospital games, unless I’m forgetting one or more zombie hospital games.  (It is bizarre how comp games come in thematic clusters.  Know how many Australian hide-and-seek games there were the past three years?  None Australian hide-and-seek games, that is how many.  A ha ha ha!)

* A ha ha ha!

(Future Jenni says:  I totally typed that first sentence and then played a ton more Binding of Isaac, because I am a terrible person and Binding of Isaac is a really good game.  Then I went and opened the door to my flying car several times just to hear it go whoosh.  Seriously.  The future is great and you should move here.)

[spoilers begin here]

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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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