Review! Review! Review!


Perhaps I should sound more dignified. Perhaps I should do the whole “been there, done that” thing. I’ve had reviews before. Hell, I’ve had reviews in printed magazines. Well, once. Maybe twice. But the point is, I’ve been making games for eight years now, Last Rose has been called a “classic of the freeware genre” (whatever that means) and I’m the great wise artist who is above the common –

Oh, screw this. Of course I’m excited when someone writes about my games. Especially when it’s the first review of a new game. And even more so when it’s a positive review in a cool blog.

The humor is actually cute and funny, not “oh, ha ha” trying-to-be-funny like, say, Broken Sword. The art, although simple, is charming and colorful. The characters are well-rendered and lovable. The music, done by previously-unknown-to-me musician and apparent faepirate Helen Trevillion, is cute, and some pieces, such as the subtle choral upstairs variation of the theme, qualify as gorgeous. The ending is delightful. And Bob the Spider.

Awesome, as the mushrooms would say. And Bob the Spider is most grateful for the mention – another step forward in his burgeoning career as arachnid celebrity.


  1. TJF588

    Haha, that’d be me. Also, this feels weird to see a comment from more than four hours ahead of “now” (2:23 pm).

    Not sure where else to put this (prolly one where you, JK, are feaking out about glitches0, but when using a Potion of Ni a second time straight from the menu (guess multiples are held, despite only displaying one; that, or having both Ni and Motion does something), the second NI!!!-screen doesn’t switch off. I have the Ctrl-Alt-Delete to get the program shut off. Ah, the things done in trying to find a password and/or cypher…

  2. I shall correct that ASAP. Thanks for letting me know!

    And thanks for updating the Wikipedia entry, too. It’s awesome to have one, even though people constantly assume I wrote it myself. (Give me a break – I have enough trouble writing an “about” page without lapsing into parody!)

  3. Vernian

    Not sure how else to contact you, but I just wanted to say I thought TSSSTHDB was an absolutely excelent game. The puzzles was intriguing but not impossible to solve, the music was fantastic and the creatures were alive (especially Sinclair!). I expected to be put off by the graphics, but they actually added to the atmosphere of the game.

    I certainly enjoyed this a lot more than I have the last couple of mainstream games I bought even though it was short. Thanks for this.

    Oh and I’m about to go play all your other games now too, this webpage has been added to my check-frequently list. I don’t have a blog, but I’ll be telling all my friends about your work on my facebook page.

    Thanks again

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