The Miracle of Jess

Player Rating5.02/8

"#295 overall, #14 for 2014"
based on 51 ratings since 11/15/2014
played 1,229 times (finished 46)

Story Difficulty2/8

"walk in the park"

Play Length5/8

"Not going to lose any sleep"

Maturity Level5/8

"aren't you a little too old to be trick or treating"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG-13.

"The universe is big. It's vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles."

Venture into the life of Jessica Rowell, an ordinary young woman in the heart of London. She yearns for something beyond the everyday boredom of normal life, but never receives the perfect opportunity. But one night, when she goes into town, she meets a man. And that is where her life changes forever...

NOTE: I do not own anything related to the Doctor Who franchise. I only own my OC, Jess Rowell. Everything else is simply not mine. I give all credit to the owners and writers of Doctor Who.

Player Comments

This storygame is a 99% linear story, clearly written as a straight-up narrative rather than with true interactivity. There is some use of items early on (these sort of fall away 1/3 of the way through, and they are never used in any particularly interesting way--the key goes in the lock.)

There are a couple of choices which, if you choose to push against the stream of the story, push you right back into the main narrative. "Go with the Doctor/Don't go with the Doctor"--both, of course, make you go with the Doctor.

I am not at all a Doctor Who fan. I know enough of it to be able to tell this is sort of a "best-of" mixer of some of the major enemies and types of plots. The main character here is a total dud. Perhaps this is typical for Companions. But she does little--*can* do little, because there are not choice. At one point someone actually says, "Get behind me, my lady!" to her.

Writing-wise, the story is serviceable, but not great. Serious punctuation and sentence-level errors show up on nearly every page, but the writing is totally readable, and there's some narrative momentum. I think this would have been much better just as a story--as an attempt at interactivity, it's a tough read.
-- Gower on 9/30/2019 7:01:30 PM with a score of 0
I like the story line, but here's a few things that I think that would make this story game "extraordinary."

First off, grammar. There were quite a few spelling mistakes and misuses of commas. Make sure to proof-read when done, or get someone else to.

Second, the story looped a lot. When I used the phone to call parents, I actually tried calling them on all of the pages;-;.

Third, I loved the length of the story, but there were barely any choices for that long of a story!!

Lastly, LET US MAKE OUR OWN CHOICES!! I what if I didn't want to go with the Doctor? If anything there should be a little more story then end game if you don't go with Doctor.

Other then that, the story has A LOT of potential!! LOVED IT(????)
-- Kytty on 6/3/2020 5:28:00 PM with a score of 0
I love love love love loved this story.. I was seriously hooked on it. I wish there was more.
-- emily anderson on 5/4/2020 12:34:35 PM with a score of 0
-- Dezirae on 4/21/2020 10:37:13 AM with a score of 0
Would've liked to see a romance blossom.
-- BEN Dover on 3/18/2020 1:02:36 PM with a score of 0
No Means No

-- MANNNNNNNNNDA on 1/26/2020 10:54:59 PM with a score of 0
Although I am not a fan of Dr. Who and sometimes didn't understand what was going on, it will be hard to find a fan fiction story game as well written as this one!
-- Troppy on 6/24/2017 2:15:20 AM with a score of 0
Great story. You got me really interested about Doctor who! I just might start watching the series!

I think this could even be considered feature-worthy if not for its linearity. That was my only problem. It was too freaking linear. Otherwise, this was awesome.
-- Penworth on 6/5/2015 11:19:50 AM with a score of 0
Wooooo Doctor Who
-- Isanshan on 5/7/2015 3:27:55 PM with a score of 0
Good game I can't figure out how to beat it though.
-- Fableheath on 3/10/2015 12:18:30 PM with a score of 0
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