Another IF I made last summer. I really enjoyed making this one!! You play as a really unlucky wizard who has to go on a crash course of learning new spells to save your own ass. It’s heavily inspired by Terry Pratchett’s Disc World.
I’d prefer you play on your desktop, but if you must you can play through your browser here. Seriously though, you’ll miss out on some amazing in-game artwork if you play in the browser. It won’t take you too long to install a desktop interpretor using the above link I promise!
This Winter quarter at UCSC, my final winter quarter :(, I took Interactive Storytelling with Michael Mateas (that genius dude behind Façade). It was a brilliant class! Mateas had just come back from sabbatical and was rather perky the whole quarter. We had a chance to break down the do-games-really-need-stories debate in a very academic way, that is to say we determined the two sides are both highly subjective so therefore the debate will never cease. Games are rather expressive but we can probably agree they aren’t expressive enough. So instead of getting caught up in an endless debate, let’s make new and interesting things and make games a better medium overall! (If only you could have been to some of Professor Mateas’ inspiring lectures).