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    Quote Originally Posted by lastplaneout View Post
    Once in a while, I end up on an interactive fiction kick. It's a weirdly flourishing scene, with lots of tools for people to build their own games (it's also maybe the one scene where women designers might outnumber men). The 2016 Interactive Fiction Competition (which I think is mainly aimed at amateur designers) had 50+ completed entries ranging from Zork-esque parser games to in-browser fiction. I've been playing through the top-10 and they're really great.
    Sort-of related, I think: I just picked up "A Normal Lost Phone" for like a dollar or two in the Steam Sale. Finished it in just over an hour, and it is very sweet and sad. If you like interactive fiction, I'm sure you'll like this.
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    Schindleria Praematurus lastplaneout's Avatar
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    I think that the 2016 interactive fiction competition game that I enjoyed the most was "Color the Truth" where you play a police investigator interviewing suspects in the murder of a 1980s talk-radio personality. It's kind of like playing an episode of Columbo, which is fantastic.
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    The Steam summer sale nabbed another victim as I kept scrolling down and running across another cheapo classic that it would have been criminal NOT to purchase. Ended up buying 14 games and splashing $75. X-COM II will move to the top of my list to play, and who knows when I'll get round to the other baker's dozen which included such titles as 80 Days, Battleblock Theater, Beyond Divinity, Borderlands II, Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons, Divine Divinity, Divinity II: Developer's Cut, King's Bounty: The Legend, Left 4 Dead, Oddworld: Abe's Exodus, Portal 2, Psychonauts, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Startopia, To the Moon, Tropico, and Tropico 2: Pirates Cove. has a 90% off sale going on and I ended buying 6 games there at 59 cents a pop. More stuffs for the collection. Still, not even a drop in the ocean compared to Eck's vault of gaming.
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    If you're looking for a place to start with that list, To The Moon is short and excellent.

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    I personally liked Torpico, it was a good bit of silly fun. XCOM the woman I'm seeing loves that game. I found it ok, although the multiplayer options I found limiting.
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    Tropico is a classic. XCOM 2 is also great, although I've yet to get invested in a game of it for some reason.
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    The Long War mod for X-Com 2 is almost as big a must-have as any mod that's out there IMO.
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