Sethaniel, The Journeyman Scrivener
7/5/2011 8:32 AM
30 wins / 35 losses
Sam, his girlfriend Chris, and his best friend Jake are camping in the woods when they are attacked by a strange creature. This is an extremely simple maze game with one goal- find your friends and get away from the creature. There are five possible endings (not counting deaths.) One good, one not-so-good, and one special ending for each character.
Sam, Chris, and Jake have made it to the ranger station, but the creature is still outside.Help them discover what it is, and make their escape.
A tragic tale of love and loss. You've inherited a haunted cottage. You wish to convince the ghost within to move on to the afterlife. Show her items you find around the house to awaken her memories. But be careful, you have a limited amount of time, and not all memories are pleasant ones! Hints- each item is tied to one of four emotions. Try to figure out and focus on specific feelings to obtain the "better" endings. Extra special hint- try using items in other rooms besides the parlor. There are, if I did this correctly, thirteen different endings to this game. Your score should correspond to the number ending you received. (Higher numbers are not necessarily better.) Note- in order to fix the scoring bug, I had to put a blank page after the ending. When you click on "End Game and Leave Comments" you will go to an otherwise blank page titled "The End"-- this is not a bug. Click on End Game and Leave Comments again to access the comments screen. Disclaimer- opinions expressed as to the nature of the afterlife are not necessarily those of the author or anyone else. If games about ghosts offend you, feel free to go enjoy someone else's game. I suggest 8 goals, 28 rolls. Unless dice games offend you.
A short piece of fanfic, based on the Hell Girl anime.
You need a date for the homecoming dance! Can you find one in time?
Unwilling to allow one man unchecked power over the masses, yet fearful of creating the world's first democratic system, the Ancients of the kingdom of Sylas set up a a system both wise and fair. "One man shall rule the land, but he will not be chosen by vote, nor by inheritance. The right to rule will be held in the hands of one intelligent and righteous man. This man will be called --- the KINGMAKER." You are the Kingmaker. You will never rule this land as its King, but you will choose the man who does. Choose wisely and choose well, Kingmaker. The future of Sylas rests with you.
As you may have noticed, I recently changed my avatar to the WWF logo. That got me thinking about pandas, and that made me feel like writing a fairly short and easy quiz about them. So, here's a little quiz about the Giant Panda- hope you like it. (I should mention, this is my first experiment with variables and pictures. . . hope it works.) Fixed the scoring problem
A story told in pieces of memory, about a boy, the girl he loved, and snow.
Based on a Russian folk tale, this is the story of Prince Ivan and his quest for a magical creature known as the firebird.
When Colin McAllister set out to find his missing wife Felicity, he never imagined how far his search would take him This is a horror game. I've rated it 7 for Maturity due to some graphic descriptions of violence and possible language or sexuality. This is the demo version- only the first three chapters are playable.
Recent PostsPBM game on 7/5/2011 8:31:49 AM
Probably because 4th of July is a holiday in the United States. PBM doesn't care about the fourth.PBM game on 7/1/2011 5:51:23 PM
nah. I think they try a little too hard to be "philosophical"Linear on 7/1/2011 5:50:32 PM
Even if what was meant by "linear tag" was actually "branching-pathed story with only one good end" what would happen is people writing non-branching narratives.PBM game on 7/1/2011 5:46:56 PM
Yes. . . PBM dislikes "sequels" that are more like expansion packsPBM game on 7/1/2011 5:44:26 PM
Yes, I did play those. In Assassin's Creed- PBM has fallen to their near death while attempting an eagle dive.PBM game on 7/1/2011 8:38:21 AM
I think so. Maybe not the Lazenby one. PBM thinks Craig was the best BondRobin Hood Morality Test on 7/1/2011 8:35:22 AM
John Marion Sheriff Robin Okay first of all, the test is a little biased in making it Robin Hood who's in jail. We automatically assume he didn't do anything morally wrong to be imprisoned for. Anyway, John didn't do anything wrong. He didn't take his friend's girl until after Robin rejected Marion. Marion didn't do anything wrong. She did what she had to to save the people she loved. She ranks below John to me because she shouldn't have told Robin what happened. I don't believe the test-giver when he says she was totally surprised at how Robin acted. ( I know the test says most moral/most honest. I say sometimes lying is morally justified.) Sheriff next. Are we supposed to be coming into this with the presupposition that he had no real reason to imprison Robin and Little John? I like your point, 3j, about his responsibility to the people, but in that case it's not applicable. Anyway, now that I think about it, is Marion morally culpable for the release of criminals? She knew what she was probably going to have to do when she went to the Sheriff. Clearly we are meant not to sympathize with Robin in the slightest. Crap, now that I'm typing, I kinda do see Rob's point. He didn't ask his girl to whore herself out for him. He probably had an escape plan ready, I mean he always does in all the other stories. How do we know Robin hasn't been suspecting Little John and Marion of sneaking around behind his back all this time? Seriously, if you were in jail, and your spouse bailed you out, and you said "where'd you get the money for bail?" and they told you they had sex for money with a guy you know, would you be really happy about it? anyway, my ranking opinion doesn't change. I do think the test giver seems to be biased toward certain answers.David Eddings on 6/23/2011 9:39:39 AM
Did you ever read Tad Williams "Memory Sorrow and Thorn" series? Eddings gets a lot of criticism in the fantasy community for basically taking Earth cultures and fantasy-ing them up, as opposed to creating his own, but I don't think that's always a bad thing. Personally, I hate fantasy where the author feels the need to infodump every single thing they worked out for their world. It also allows the author to concentrate on the characters and the story, while the reader fills in background info and creates shades of nuance. I know Arthurian myth, so I can understand Mandorallen's mindset without Silk having to spend an entire chapter explaining to Garion the customs and tradition of the Mimbrels.Market for gamebooks-demographic on 6/23/2011 9:26:43 AM
I read an article which posited that the category "video games" is really too broad considering the various types of product involved. The analogy was something like "cotton candy and beef are both types of food, but you don't see the cattle industry complaining that candy sales are cutting into their business." For example, in RPGs, the people who like the relationship-building aspect don't always enjoy having to perform fetch quests or wade through boring combat to get to the good part. In FPSs, designers have to spend time on a shoddy storyline when 95% of the gamers are buying it for the multiplayer. Anyway, I think YA is a potential market for sure. Fantasy is such a strong category now for teen that B&N has multiple bays with different sub-categories. Not all visual novels are hentai, btw.PBM game on 6/23/2011 9:09:54 AM
Not since my brother needed four stitches in the back of his head. PBM has at least one book series that they started reading but never finished.