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An Interview with Ice-Bound Developers Aaron A. Reed and Jacob Garbe

For anybody who has ever read the post-modern horror novel House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski, few other contemporary novels compare. However, the next evolution of the post-modern novel might just be the interactive novel slash indie game Ice-Bound, a unique experience that combines player-driven narrative choices through an iPad app with the experience of reading and exploring an augmented reality-enabled physical book. Here's my conversation with the two men who made this magic possible.

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Review

Goodbye? Or hello?!?

Danganronpa 2 Review Screenshot

HIGH The last chapter is amaaaaaaazing.

LOW Getting stuck on a super-simple puzzle in Chapter 4.

WTF I was actually happy to see Monokuma. What the hell is wrong with me?

The Swapper Review

Lights off

Swapper Review Screenshot

HIGH A non-violent, thought-provoking title is always welcome.

LOW The puzzles feel noticeably disconnected from the world.

WTF is up with all of these frigging red and blue lights?

Destiny of Spirits Review

The Most Boring Game I Can't Stop Playing

Destiny of Spirits Review Screenshot

HIGH Getting a super-rare spirit from my free daily team-up.

LOW It can't be played without an active internet connection.

WTF Why does the game never overtly explain Limit Breaking?

Murdered: Soul Suspect Review

Spirited

Murdered Soul Suspect Review Screenshot

HIGH Being a ghost who mostly observes is... pretty cool, actually!

LOW The dialogue after the museum felt bizarrely out of character.

WTF Why are so many people trying to hook up in the graveyard?

Entwined Review

Wrapped around nothing

Entwined Review Screenshot

HIGH It's a cool concept.

LOW There's nothing else to it.

WTF They're not really apart. I mean, the two can, like, touch at will...

Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~ Review

Anarchy in the Nippon

Go Go Nippon Review Screenshot

HIGH Some of the travel and destination advice is pretty handy.

LOW The game only very lightly touches upon its intended ambitions.

WTF How this criminally-thick main character can survive on his own is beyond me.

Monster Monpiece Second Opinion

Less Clothing = More Power

Monster Monpiece Review Screenshot

HIGH the deckbuilding and strategic play are deep and satisfying.

LOW tapping a virtual girl's clitoris frantically before stroking the Vita like an erect penis.

WTF Who in their right mind thought these touch functions were a good idea?

Monster Monpiece Review

Rub a dub-dub

Monster Monpiece Review Screenshot

HIGH Clinching a win in a hotly-contested online match when all seemed lost.

LOW The endgame of the single player campaign stretches out foreverrrrrrrrr.

WTF Unimportant NPC's haven't even been afforded the dignity of a pair of eyeballs.

Deception IV: Blood Ties Review

Deceptively shallow

Deception IV Review Screenshot

HIGH Pulling off a six-trap combo followed by a seventh gimmick hit.

LOW The obvious lack of effort put into updating the formula.

WTF Where are these high-tech assault troopers coming from?!?

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