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...that you have the same options of adding contents to the site as the core crew? Under "Share Memories", you will find links to all those forms which make adding new stuff as simple as it gets - no matter whether you just want to give a few games a rating or you want to cover all of your favourites which aren't listed so far. Here' a starting point...
So what is this site? To put it in the most simple way imaginable: It's a site about digital games. Not about the latest gaming news, but about the games themselves, and - as you've already surmised from the site's name - specializing in what's usually considered 'classic' these days. Of course, definitions of 'classic' differ widely. However, if you browse around a little, you'll find us covering pretty much everything (with varying intensity) from the earliest home systems (late 1970s) to the end of the last millenium.

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The 24th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition
2013 Site Theme: Games of 1983

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2018-11-13

Fresh from the press! An almost last minute review for the IFComp: Alias 'The Magpie' is yet another great game from this year's game pool which definitely deserves a recommendation.
Herr M.

2018-11-10

The IFComp is drawing to a close: Only six more days to cast your votes! So far I have given almost all of the games at least a short trial run and seriously played roughly more than half of them. Overall I am quite impressed with the quality of the games. Compared to the first couple of IFComps I took a look at there were no unplayable entries. Instead almost each one of them has its own charm, and there are actually so many outstanding titles I regret not being able to cover them all. Yes I know with 77 games this would be unrealistic anyway.

Therefore I have to do some cherry picking and for today I chose one of the games which in my opinion deserves to get a bit more attention. It is a very ambitious spy game full of interesting ideas and a clever story full of twists and secrets within secrets. So put on your trench coats and put on your sunglasses to find out the Truth in Six Silver Bullets.

Herr M.

2018-11-03

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Believe it or not, today's publication is actually a "good old" review itself. It dates back to 2010. For reasons I cannot quite piece together anymore, it has never been published. In a shared effort, Herr M. and me now finished editing the review. So finally, we are able to fill a glaring gap in our collection. Fallout, the sequel of which has already been on the site for some time, is widely regarded as one of the greatest classics of the roleplaying genre.
Mr Creosote

2018-10-27

One of the best things about the IFComp is that with so many games there is quite a bit of variety. From hardboiled detective to classic fantasy to space opera to conspiracy thriller. Think of any genre and chances are high you will find a gem to your liking. Still, it might be hard to decide which one to pick, so how about a suggestion?

Since autumn is setting in, with ever longer growing shadows while the sun getting paler and paler, a good old horror story might be just the right thing for one of those sombre evening. A thought like this brought me to today’s game and what can I say: While I had planned to give it a rest at least at midnight, it got to almost 2am until I had reached a very unsettling conclusion. It was exactly the right game for the right time, a gripping, dark bedtime story before going to sleep. And for the first time in decades I wondered whether there actually was a Bogeyman lurking in the darkness of my room…

2018-10-25

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Sim City 2000 – wow, that one was a revolution compared to the original! Although admittedly, it was a rather safe, conservative product from Maxis considering what they had tried to enrich their "Sim" line of games with in between. None of these spin-off games had become nearly as popular as the original Sim City, so this one took them back to their origins. This review concludes RetroBunny's little run. Or maybe not?

2018-10-24

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There goes that "most covered" title again, as Stunts is now up to its fourth review. You may guess by whom. With this level reached, we may need to think about an "overkill level" at which no further reviews for the same game should be accepted anymore. What do you think?

2018-10-23

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Yup, another review of The Lost Vikings. RetroBunny providing the third one makes this one of the most covered games on our website (together with few others). There may be a reason for this, don't you think?

2018-10-22

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RetroBunny continues by extending the coverage of a game which for some years used to be the world's best seller. Myst, of course, is generally well remembered. Though is it as good as everybody remembers it through their nostalgic rose-tinted glasses. Was it even this good back at the time it was new?

2018-10-21

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RetroBunny picks up the duty to take care of our visitors not so deeply interested in text adventures. For his next review, he jumped from an arcade style Game Boy classic to a 3D PC shooter: Descent. Indeed a game which still deserves all the attention it receives up to this day. In my personal, humble opinion, it has aged much, much better than almost all of its competition on the market at the time. Pity that other games became the model for all those imitations

2018-10-20

It is almost halftime at the IFComp and by now I have found some real pearls in the plethora of games. One of them is going to take centre stage today. It is a game of mathemagics or to be more precise: A puzzle game about creating and modifying numbers. And like the best of its kind it is easy to learn yet it offers quite a challenge thanks to its generous content and some nifty puzzles. It gets a definite recommendation on my part and details on the reasons why can be found in todays review of Junior Arithmancer.

PS: Do not forget to check out the ongoing IFComp article featuring mini reviews, now with a list of recommended games too! It gets updated on an almost daily basis.


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