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December 2019 Issue
From the Editor
December 1st, 2019 by Stewart C Baker
It’s December! Here in the northern hemisphere, that means cold weather and more hours of darkness. To celebrate the season, we’ve loaded this issue chock full searches for things that go bump in the night.
Jei D. Marcade’s “That Night at Henry’s Place” takes on horror movie tropes as you search for a missing friend at a party that’s getting out of hand. In Astrid Dalmady’s “Night Guard / Morning Star,” you must hunt down a vanished painting–and the truth about your relationship with your mother. Last–but certainly not least!–Elizabeth Smyth’s “Zoinks!” asks one of life’s fundamental questions: Can you get away with it, in spite of those meddling kids? (And their mangy mutt, too.)
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I Found You First
This Essay on Names has no Title
by Sharang Biswas
Naming your character is a staple of many games, to the extent that it’s almost invisible. But names can be powerful, and so can the act of naming.
Two Gems from 2019’s Interactive Fiction Competition
by Anya Johanna DeNiro
That Night at Henry’s Place
Night Guard / Morning Star
by Elizabeth Smyth
When mystery-solving teens come snooping around your spooky factory, you do whatever it takes to get rid of them.