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Posts tagged “Robin Johnson”

Detectiveland leads IFComp 2016 winners list

Emily Short has been picking out gems from the 2016 IFComp (the annual interactive fiction competition) as part of her IF Only column so you might well have already played the winners BUT! the official final rankings for the contest have now been released. So, drumroll... Detectiveland by Robin Johnson got the top ranking - it's a noir setting with a number of different cases…

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Feature: Assembling evidence

IF Only: Games of Mystery and Discovery from IF Comp 2016

IF Comp 2016 is still running, and I'm back to suggest a few more possible highlights if you're interested in trying out the games. I am not going to have a chance to cover nearly all of the 58 entrants in this column, though, so I strongly encourage you to check out the site, pick out some games that interest you, and possibly even vote.…

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Feature: An overview of Ryan Veeder's interactive fiction

IF Only: The Works Of Ryan Veeder

There are a handful of IF authors whose work is consistent and satisfying, who repeatedly and frequently release things their fans rush to play. Andrew Schultz turns out a wordplay puzzle game or two a year. Caelyn Sandel wrote a serialized Twine story called Bloom, with a steady supply of new installments. And then there's Ryan Veeder, a master of short parser games who produces…

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