My Game Playing Order (for Comp authors)

I’ve noticed certain patterns in my blog stats that lead me to believe that Comp authors have started obsessively reloading blogs — I’m sure all of them, and not just OWS — waiting for the reviews to come out.

Therefore, I’m posting the random order I’ll play the games in.  I hope this’ll help the authors to focus their obsessive blog-refreshing where it’ll do the most good.

There’s only one game I expect not to play in this order, and I’m putting a note on its entry.  The list follows.

Oxygen
A Game of Survival
By ShadowK
Blurb: An explosion rattles the Aegis mining station and the oxygen tanks are leaking. Who gets the remaining oxygen and who will perish? The choice is up to you, a lowly technician trapped in an access conduit.

Heated
By Timothy Peers
Blurb: Get to work early, don’t get too angry and get your raise.
You’ve been a slacker for long enough, and this is your one opportunity to really wow the boss!

Gris et Jaune
By Steve van Gaal
Blurb: She wanted answers. He wanted a cure. You just wanted to live.

Divis Mortis
By Lynnea Dally
Blurb: The infection has spread. They are coming.

Gigantomania
By Michelle Tirto
Blurb: Living under the Stalin era, in four parts.

A quiet evening at home
By anonymous
Blurb: They say you should write what you know. Sorry.

Going strictly by the blurb, this looks to me like a troll entry.  Most folks dislike “my apartment” games, and care about proper title capitalization, so this is probably an attempt to provoke people.

Also the author is anonymous, which is a bad sign, and adds, “sorry,” to his blurb.  I might put some time toward this game at the end, but I’m making the earnest efforts my priority this year.

Flight of the Hummingbird
An Interactive Costumed Caper
By Michael Martin
Blurb: Dr. Sinister is at it again! The Concordance of Powered Response isn’t entirely clear on what it is he’s planning, but it’s big. This is clearly a task for one of the world’s mightiest champions!
Unfortunately, they’ve had to send you instead.

The Bible Retold: The Lost Sheep
By Ben Pennington
Blurb: There is dissent in the ranks! One of your sheep makes a run for the next field, jumping gracefully over the hedgerows. You stand up quickly and collect your crook. You need that sheep!

The 12:54 to Asgard
By J. Robinson Wheeler
Blurb: Your mood is foul as you drive down to the studio in the middle of the night to fix a leak that’s threatening to short circuit the entire studio. A chilling feeling haunts you tonight, and you feel pushed to the end of the line. Is this it, all there is?

Rogue of the Multiverse
By C.E.J. Pacian
Blurb: Congratulations, convict 76954! You have been selected for scientific experimentation! You will be matter-transmitted to exotic non-Treaty worlds – where opportunities abound to take in fantastic sights and mingle with colourful locals!

Death Off the Cuff
By Simon Christiansen

East Grove Hills
By XYZ

Ninja’s Fate
By Hannes Schueller
Blurb: Sent by his village elders to retrieve a stolen gold idol, a ninja finds himself in a Panksian world. Little does he know his true destiny is waiting for him here…

The People’s Glorious Revolutionary Text Adventure Game
By Taylor Vaughan
Blurb: Sure, there’s only five of you against a world full of reactionaries, but you have Revolutionary Spirit! You can’t possibly fail. Nothing can stand in your way! Now if only you could find your Revolutionary to-do list…

One Eye Open
By Colin Sandel and Carolyn VanEseltine
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.

Aotearoa
An Interactive Adventure
By Matt Wigdahl
Blurb: The Fish of Maui. The Land of the Long Cloud. Aotearoa. An entire continent of untamed wilds, and the last place on Earth where dinosaurs still roam. If only you’d come ashore under better circumstances…

Under, In Erebus
By Brian Rapp

The Blind House
By Maude Overton
Blurb: I scarcely know the woman at my side. I don’t even know why she was the one I turned to. I can only hope that we haven’t been followed, that she won’t ask too many questions. The only choice left to me now is to trust her.

Mite
By Sara Dee

The Chronicler
By John Evans

The Warbler’s Nest
By Jason McIntosh
Blurb: Surely the reed bank counts as a wild place. While it gives you so much, you’ve never tended it, not really, not like you do with your garden. It’s something like the forest, then, but much safer to search without attracting attention. So here you are.

The Bible Retold: Following a Star
By Justin Morgan
Blurb: You are Balthasar, a magus from Babylon. You and your companions, Gaspar and Melchior, are about to embark on a journey to Judea, a client kingdom of the Roman Empire, to venerate a newborn king. You’ll need to bring gifts.

Leadlight
By Wade Clarke
Blurb: 15-year-old Belinda Nettle is studying at Linville Girls High School in Australia’s Blue Mountains. After falling asleep in the library one afternoon, she wakes from her mundane existence into a nightmare.

Pen and Paint
An Interactive Scribbling
By Owen Parish

I beta-tested this game, quite recently.  Since it turned up toward the end, I’ll hope to have fresh eyes for it.

R
(Pron: Arrr)
By therealeasterbunny
Walkthru: In file arrrticle.txt
Blurb: Ye be the Dread (but handsome n’ quite nice on occasion) Pirate Goattybeard. Ye quest? Why, it be t’get the treasure and rescue ye wench o’course! There be sharks, grog, caves, bones, an’ all manner o’ piratey things afoot! Arrr…

 

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