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Interactive Fiction

12-10-2015, 11:00 AM
#1
Interactive Fiction

This is becoming my favorite "gaming" genre, since I don't have the will anymore to dive into complex systems and I was always a story-orientated gamer.

Which are the developers and games I should keep an eye out for?

I play Telltalle, Tin Man, Choice of Games, Inkle games on a regular basis.

Also, loved the ones like Device 6.

Any suggestions?
12-10-2015, 01:50 PM
#2
Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 491
Looks like you've already found the best devs. Inkle is certainly redefining the genre with Sorcery and 80 Days. I just finished One Button Travel which is enjoyable providing you have the patience. Presently reading Samurai of Hyuga from Hosted Games (using the " Choice of" system). This is from a professional author so it's really well written. If you ever get back into complex systems then I'd strongly recommend Hadean Lands. Totally mindbending at first but with a logical structure which I understood eventually.

12-10-2015, 02:58 PM
#3
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Originally Posted by Stronsay View Post
Looks like you've already found the best devs. Inkle is certainly redefining the genre with Sorcery and 80 Days. I just finished One Button Travel which is enjoyable providing you have the patience. Presently reading Samurai of Hyuga from Hosted Games (using the " Choice of" system). This is from a professional author so it's really well written. If you ever get back into complex systems then I'd strongly recommend Hadean Lands. Totally mindbending at first but with a logical structure which I understood eventually.
Thanks for the tip, Stronsay!

How complex is that game? If it is not overwhelming I might give it a try.
12-10-2015, 03:33 PM
#4
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Checkout Lifeline, Lifeline: Silent Night, and Lifeline 2 by 3 Minute Games. I also highly recommend Joe Dever's Lone Wolf.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword

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12-11-2015, 09:27 AM
#5
Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 491
Ha! Hadean Lands is the most complex game I've ever seen, Dankrio. It's not exactly overwhelming but does take time and commitment to understand the alchemical logic. Not something to be undertaken lightly but if you do get the hang of it then it becomes very absorbing.
12-11-2015, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
Checkout Lifeline, Lifeline: Silent Night, and Lifeline 2 by 3 Minute Games. I also highly recommend Joe Dever's Lone Wolf.
I got Lone Wolf but haven't played it yet. I am going to buy the other games, though. Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Stronsay View Post
Ha! Hadean Lands is the most complex game I've ever seen, Dankrio. It's not exactly overwhelming but does take time and commitment to understand the alchemical logic. Not something to be undertaken lightly but if you do get the hang of it then it becomes very absorbing.
So, I have to pass it at the moment.

On gaming I am now trying to keep a mix between fun and work in which work is as simples as possible.
07-10-2016, 08:40 AM
#7
Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 491
Tokyo 13. - A fake social network for people who like to exchange puzzles; or is it? This is a Japanese app so of course there may be monsters.
07-12-2016, 12:43 PM
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Tokyo 13. - A fake social network for people who like to exchange puzzles; or is it? This is a Japanese app so of course there may be monsters.
Gonna check it. Thanks!
06-02-2017, 02:11 PM
#9
Joined: Jun 2017
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Tin Star, Choice of Robots, Study in Steampunk, Heavy Metal Thunder, Crusader Kings

Dankrio,
I'm a big fan of IF and narrative-driven games, too! Can definitely recommend these ones:
1. Tin Star - Wild West setting, a lot of text, a lot of non-linearity. Also top reviews (I guess the average score is a crazy 4.9 stars!)
2. The Choice of Robots - A game about robots written by an actual robotics scientist. Loads of meaningful choices and philosophical questions.
3. Study in Steampunk - Steampunk setting, good writing.
4. Heavy Metal Thunder - Decent but very lightweight writing, kind of a sci-fi pulp fiction with much fighting. But! A rare case when it actually feels like an action game, even a first-person shooter I'd say. Great resource management mechanics (super limited inventory, super limited skill slots), UI, music and illustrations are great, too.
5. Crusader Kings: Chronicles by Paradox Interactive (companion game to their PC strategy with the same name) - Medieval setting. Quite short, but very good writing and enriching. Nice visuals and fight mechanics, too.

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P.S. If you like Victorian setting or mystery genre, I could add you as a tester to the narrative-based game Silent Streets that we're releasing soon. It's a solid interactive fiction with augmented reality. Also with full-scale voiceover and stuff. Your feedback could help us make the experience even better.