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|Author Log-In | Reviewer Sign-Up | Reviews | FAQ | The Conspirators|
|The IF Review Conspiracy is a tag team of volunteers who will write timely reviews of new (post 9/30/99) IF released outside the annual competition. We hope this will help generate more attention for non-comp games. Don't be intimidated by our name1 -- secret handshakes or meetings in dark alleys2 aren't required. Here's how to join or contact3 us.|
|AUTHOR LOG-IN (Innocent? Victim)|
After you log in, your game will be reviewed by
one of our conspirators. Reviews will be dropped off in
Since our members rotate, you may not select your reviewer.
Warning: This is not a beta-test site. Your game must already have
been released to the unwary public (if-archive or on a web page) and an
announcement made in rgif.
You may be asked to provide your reviewer with a walkthru and/or hints.
Yes! I want to have my game reviewed.
|REVIEWER SIGN-UP (Willing Co-Conspirator)|
When you sign up, you can select how often you will review annually. If you
pledge to do so more than once, your assignments will be staggered
over the coming year.
Your name will be added to our
rotating database (drum). When a new game is registered, we'll roll the drum
and notify you if your name is drawn. You will also receive our reviewer
guidelines along with the game particulars. Then the timer will start ticking,
giving you 2-6 weeks to write your review. Warn us immediately if you're too
busy and we'll roll again.
If the game doesn't include a walkthru or hints, you may e-mail the author for
|REVIEWS (Secret Documents)|
New reviews will be posted to rec.games.int-fiction. Stephen Granade has
carefully stashed our past reviews in a special usenet review directory at
Brass Lantern. Direct links to individual reviews are also below under "Game" (the link is active if it is underlined).
|FAQ (Blood Oaths)|
Q: I released a non-comp game in March, 1999 and it never got reviewed. Will you guys review it now?
A: Because our "start date" was September 30, 1999, we will only review non-comp games (not entered in the Annual IF Competition) released since then. We direct you instead to Lucian P. Smith's equally fearsome IF Book Club.
Q: How hard is it to be accepted as a reviewer?
A: It's easy to become a card-carrying member of our conspiracy. We do, however, reserve the right to reject those who don't perform and/or are too cranky (even for us).
Q: After volunteering to review, what if I finally release my WIP? Would it be eligible for review by my co-conspirators?
This authors' nightmare is orchestrated by
(archive). (IFRC was started in December 1999 by Marnie Parker, Neil deMause, and Duncan Stevens. It was first hosted at textfire, drizzle.com, courtesy of Ivan Cockrum.) Now we thank David Cornelson for sharing plover.net with the IF
community. Also undying gratitude to these plotters,
whose participation is crucial to our insidious
Add your name to this list, volunteer to review!
Play Conspire Review
1 Unless the sinister word "review" intimidates you. 2 We assume no responsibility for any r*if dark alleys (flame wars) you stumble into. 3 We won't be tracking new game releases, so authors must seek us out. 4 In unmarked bills.