• Creative Writing

    A Wizard In Need of a Refreshment (Original Flash Fiction)

    Prague Clock Wizards Hightower Flash Fiction

    Itโ€™s one thing to florally describe all the astrolabes, dusty old library books, and half-eaten tomato sandwiches in the wizard's quarters. Time is an illusion though, and his mother was calling him for lunch. So, the wizard, tall and messy, consumed by silvery pajamas, descended into the kitchen that morning. He thought this might happen, on this day of all days, such a perplexing dilemma and no simple course of action: there was only one pumpkin ginger beer left. Merlinโ€™s kidney's! What to do. Alas, the grilled cheese sandwiches and stew were epic and, no less, legendary. If only he…

  • Books

    Bebop and Rocksteady Hit the Road #1 – Funky and Slightly Insane (Review)

    Bebop and Rocksteady Hit The Road Review

    Well, I guess this review is going to be a trial attempt at an idea I've had. It takes me days to churn out a full volume review, which I don't really mind or anything, but it's nice to just pick something up for about the length it takes me to create solo dev showcases. Anyway, whatever, so today I'm taking a look at Bebop and Rocksteady Hit the Road Issue 1. I have to confess,Well, I guess this review is going to be a trial attempt at an idea I've had. It takes me days to churn out a…

  • Indie

    Shindig: A Game to Make You Feel Happy and Safe

    This is a game that had come across my desk yesterday, which I had accidentally overlooked because of my new format, but I was really interested in it. Shindig is an interactive fiction in the style of something like a kids' exploration picturebook with some tried and true interactive gameplay. As you might know, it's always been my goal to seek out wholesome indie games because I'm a bit jumpier than a jackrabbit at times. I tend to like games that can be played by anyone. In Shindig I explored this friendly animated world on a quest to help a…

  • Creative Writing

    The Christmas Power Glove (A Silly Flash Fiction)

    Power Glove Ad Screen

    I could do anything with the Christmas Power Glove. Decorate trees, bake gingerbread cookies, send letters to Santaโ€ฆ inscribe my name on the moon. Woah, wait a minute, Iโ€™m letting this get to my head, itโ€™s too much. Iโ€™m not saying Iโ€™m blaming him, but I had a bad feeling when the glove shot 10-foot streams of fire and melted the snowman someone had made behind my car on the driveway. His carrot nose looked like a burnt hot dog. I knew we weren't dealing with some ho-ho-homemade electronics projects, the Christmas Power Glove was bad, so bad. It made…

  • Indie

    Arietta of Spirits: Supernatural RPG Impressions

    Arietta, a young lady camping at grandma's cabin along with Arietta's mom and dad. Arietta meets a spirit named Arco during their first night. After Arietta's departed grandmother greets her on the cabin pier and sends her on a quest to retrieve a silver ring, things take a major turn. With some authentic metaphysical storytelling involving realms, ghosts, and spirits, the integrity of the spiritual aspect of this game is solid. In reward, it creates a game with a story with countless possibilities and storytelling. Let's take a look.

  • Demos

    The Life and Suffering of Sir Brante: Demo Impressions: Emotionally Deep Allegory

    the life and suffering of sir brante interactive fiction

    The Life and Suffering of Sir Brante is an interactive visual novel that spans the lifetime of a character named Sir Brante. Progress through the stages of life starting with childhood, where you'll forge deep experiences that will shape the course of your entire life later on. Your actions will affect your own character and also how others interact with you. Try to live true in a world dominated by an esoteric caste system and brutal classism, starting from the very bottom.

  • Indie

    OPUS Rocket of Whispers: Stay Positive

    opus rocket of whispers melancholy space interactive fiction indie game

    Mysterious backstory, cosmic balance, ancestral duty. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Heavy topics, yes, but not to worry. This game is poetry, and these types of themes are in the prequel OPUS: The Day We Found Earth. It seems that there is even a theme in common with that game and OPUS Rocket of Whispers, but I am hesitant to say, conclusively, what it is. I’ll give you a quick background on this game. It takes place somewhere that may be Earth or possibly a blue equivalent. You play two characters. Alternating as the story sees fit,…