Thursday, October 8, 2015
Growbotics" is a web-based interactive fiction written by Cha Holland, entered in the 2015 interactive fiction competition. It features an attractive interface and some up-beat introductory text (with some clever interactive features that allow the player to "design" their own lab). But when it came to the central game element, testing a machine which is allegedly capable of manufacturing "anything," I found the navigation links were buggy and most of the essence combinations I tried failed to produce anything. The things I did discover made me happy and were presented with cute schematic graphics and pleasant tones. I hope the author will continue to post updates to this game, to make the experience more robust.