In “Meeting Robb Sherwin,” the narrator does exactly that. It’s a simple slice-of-life game about meeting the prolific IF author as a guest at Sherwin’s wedding.

Gameplay: Gameplay is unsurprising: the main character arranges transportation, stays at a hotel, meets a few people at a party before the wedding, and then attends the wedding itself. There are no real puzzles to solve, and there’s little characterization in the story. The game seems like a recreation of a real event; assuming that’s the case, it’s a pleasant memento for the author and Sherwin himself, but it’s not something that’s particularly interesting on its own. 4/10.

Mechanics: Although there are no puzzles to solve, the player has to fiddle with the low-level details of arranging transportation via a kiosk, checking into his hotel, finding soap for a shower, and so on. Given the low stakes and the absence of any obstacles to overcome, these scenes come off as padding rather than anything of substance. 4/10.

Presentation: The text conveys the events that transpire during the trip in detail, but nothing happens in the story. It’s an effective tribute to or even a wedding gift for Sherwin, but it’s hard to find something compelling about it for anyone else. 4/10.

You might be interested in this game if: You also attended Robb Sherwin’s wedding.

Score: 4

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