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Posts tagged “map”

Feature: Recommended time-travel IF games

IF Only: A Question of When

IF time travel games come in several flavors. There's the grand exploration flavor, where you're visiting different historical eras and checking out the set-pieces, but different eras don't really affect one another much. Occasionally they'll use paradoxes as a threat — you have to accomplish A and not B, or else you'll throw off the timeline! — but usually they don't do too many strange things with…

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Feature: Biggest festival of the IF year

IF Only: IF Comp 2016

My friends: IF Comp 2016 is now open. If you're new to interactive fiction, you may not be familiar with the IF community calendar, so let me quickly explain why you've arrived at the best time of year.

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Counter-Strike: The Office

Ooh, that's Dwight's desk! Remember when Jim filled his phone with coins, so it got incrementally heavier? When he took them out, Dwight hit himself in the face? And Pam's old desk. I have a small confession: I like Erin a bit more... What? Hmm, sorry, I got a bit lost in fanboying over a video of a Counter-Strike: Source map that recreates the American…

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Catching Features: We 3 Kings Of Orienteer

227 responses to Alec's 'best in-game maps' question, and not one mention of Catching Features? Come on RPS readership, pull your socks up. Greg Walker's running-through-the-woods sim treats cartography the way a good FPS treats weaponry. In it, the humble map transcends its usual ludic role (decorative prop, exploratory fillip, optional realism thickener...) and becomes lynch-pin, raison d'être, Rosetta Stone.

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