There’s a review of Desert Bridge up at Jay is Games which is so awesome that words simply fail me. Well, actually they don’t. Awesome is a pretty good word. And awesome it is.
That being said, House at Desert Bridge is a wonderful work to behold. It’s a story book for grown ups, a fairy tale for philosophers and parents. It instills in you the memory of what it is like to view the world as a child, to see everything with wonder, and at the same time it bears the burden of age, conflict, and struggle. It is a labor of love that is a story that is about labors of love, and while it’s not for everyone, if such things appeal to you, I suggest you check out the manual from Bob the Spider (comes with the download, for your convenience), and step through the window that leads to the House at Desert Bridge.
The bit that I put in italics – that’s perhaps what made me the happiest. Because that really is the essence of the game.
And that’s why I need another mirror. Hmm – let’s see if I can get my JustAdventure webspace to work again. I always have to end up asking for technical assistance, because in the time between games they tend to change stuff on their server, and I always feel rather embarrassed about it…