This year I decided to enter Ectocomp, a yearly Halloween competition hosted by someone in the IF community (yes, I know this overlaps with the IF Comp, I dunno either). You can read more about it here. I downloaded Twine and everything just for it too.
You are a Blob actually wasn't my first game idea (a choice-based adaption of "Jacked Up Jack-o-Lantern" from the Regular Show Trilogy of Terror 3), but an eight-year-old was getting cold feet about entering, so I vowed to make a game so crappy it would make everyone else's game shine like gold! Which turned out to be no small feat, because everyone and their mother entered a game (or two) this year, for a grand total of 24 entries. But I think I gave it a good run.
SoftSoft's exciting new political adventure is finally here! I hope you American guys are going to vote, or have already voted, or are voting right now. (If the last one, please turn off your phone and get back to voting.)
A You-Have-to-Put-the-Noun-in-the-Other-Noun game for St. Pat's! Note that I couldn't be bothered to put a leprechaun in this; if that really bugs you for some reason pretend that the backstory for this game involves an epic quest to beat a leprechaun to the rainbow's end.
The ultimate Oscar watching game! While my family was watching the real Oscars, I put together this wholesome entertain-game, just for you guys! Aren't you so lucky? (Cover comes from here, btw.)
A Deluxe version of the SoftSoft classic! Can YOU put the ball in the cup?
Yet another entry in the storied "You Have to Put the Noun in the Other Noun" series, this one pays tribute to the late, great Dwayne McDuffie, who died a year ago today. The sharp-eyed will note that this is kind of a sucky tribute to the man, and I'd agree. I wish I could say something witty and profound here, but all I can do is link this and hope that most of you will find it as amusing as I do.
So if we're submitting Knytt Stories to the Kart, we should probably have our own tutorial, right? I mean, sure, there's a perfectly fine one bundled with the game itself, but that one doesn't really gibe with Glorious Trainwrecks ethos, right? This is what SoftSoft was thinking when it made this level.
Note that SoftSoft is not allowed to touch Knytt Stories anymore.
Yet another entry in the You Have to Put the Ball in the Cup series! Remember, z-code files require an interpreter to play, so pick up Zoom for the Mac, or Windows Frotz or Gargoyle for Windows if you want to play this!
Presenting my 7-in-one Text Adventure Fun Pack! Requires an interpreter to play; check out Windows Frotz or Gargoyle for Windows and Zoom for the Mac! If you are confused by these text adventure things, check out this handy dandy card!
Games included in the fun pack:
You Have to Put the Ball in the Cup: A SoftSoft classic!
You Have to Put the Spider in the Jack-O-Lantern: Just in time for Halloween!
You Have to Put the George Washington in the American Flag: Everyone's favorite piece of Americana interactive fiction!
You Have to Put the Candy Cane in the Stocking: A Holiday classic!
You Have to Put the Indie Game in the Contest: Made especially for IGF!
Delicious Breakfast: From Pirate Kart 2!
Interview with a Rock Star: Made so long ago and is so obscure that it's just like a BRAND NEW GAME!
All of these classic and soon-to-be-classic games are now blorbed up, so that they can include cover art and bibliographic data and stuff!
Also, if you would like to volunteer to get these games running through Parchment or possibly another web-based interpreter program, that'd be great! It'd certainly take a lot off of Mike's workload.