I thought it would be fun to create a thread where we can all post what are we playing this year. The idea is to edit the post at the beginning of each month with what you started and finished playing and some short comments on why you started the game and what you think of the games you finished. I’ll start with mine, please share yours.
The Wizard Sniffer: Unique text adventure where you play as a pig, with very few ‘verb’ choices, just a sniff, take (1 item at a time), and a few others I can’t remember right now. The game is well put together, excellent puzzles and great humor. First place in this year’s IF Comp.
Eat Me: Another unique, and well written text adventure (so many good one’s coming out of IF Comp this year, this one was second place). Very different game play, and the name is somewhat of a hint. Worth trying.
Maniac Mansion: I’m committed to finally playing this game now. So glad for the recent re-release which makes playing it much easier. I’ve only just started (already 2 players locked up…). We’ll see if I can do this without hints.
Darkside Detective: I’ve finished the first two “Cases”, and now I’ve been inspired to finish the rest, with the release of the new bonus case (Buy Hard) released for the Holidays.
Harmonia: Online text adventure. No text parser, just links. Some links lead to these nicely animated side-page notes, others allow game progression. More a story than a game, but really impressive. Incredibly well written. I recommend checking out the other projects by Liza Daly as well, she’s done some very interesting things. Third place in this year’s IF Comp.