Hey guys! The 2017 Spring Thing competition of interactive fiction just opened and, along with it, the public debut of my new text game Guttersnipe: Carnival of Regrets. If you like old timey text puzzle games like Legend Entertainment used to make (or even just the old puzzle ethos of Sierra or LucasArts point-and-clicks) you might enjoy testing it out!
You play Lil’ Ragamuffin, a circa 1929 street urchin with a mouthful of pointed choppers and a mischevious streak a mile wide. A mysterious stranger entices you to visit a local carnival with a promise of unlimited free corn dogs, but you soon realize that there’s something sinister happening at this circus: For one thing, you can’t leave! For another, there sure are a lot of UNSETTLING clowns around here. Guttersnipe: Carnival of Regrets is a short comedy puzzler with a somewhat twisted sense of grotesque humor, (Warning for some raunchy humor and mild Lovecraftian body horror elements, but nothing worse than you’d see in, say, an episode of Flapjack) so give it a looksy if that’s up your alley! While you’re at it, you can check out some of the other games too; there are a few that I’m really curious to play.
(Also, just for fun, the game has a built-in hint system! If you get stuck, you can ask your sewer rat companion about various topics and he might even have some helpful responses to set you on the right track!)