Jeffry Houser

Jeffry's first memory of gaming was blowing himself up in Zork by walking into the gas room with a torch. Then he tried King's Quest on a PCjr and has been a fan of the genre ever since.

 

Jeffry Houser is a technical entrepreneur that likes to share cool stuff with other people. In his professional career, Jeffry runs an IT Consulting form. He has a Computer Science degree from the days before the business met the Internet and has built a career around using technology to solve business problems. He has written four technical books, over 30 articles and hundreds of podcasts. Jeffry has published a casual game on Android, titled Igor Knots and the Magonda Maze.

 

In his spare time Jeffry is a musician, writer, podcaster, and recording engineer. His first table top game should come to Kickstarter in early 2015. You can read his personal blog at www.jeffryhouser.com.

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  • Jeffry Houser reviews Gold Rush! Anniversary. The game has been revamped with new graphics and sound.
    Gold Rush! is a vintage game by Sierra Online that never went away. First released in 1988, it was o
    11/18/14 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • Second Kickstarter campaign has just launched and Jeff takes a look at the demo. The game has all the looks of turning into a beautiful adventure if funded this time around.
    The Story Eccentric inventor Dr. Edwin Lupin has invented one of science’s holy grails – a time
    11/13/14 | Preview | by Jeffry Houser
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  • The Detail Review by Jeffry Houser. "The game was not compelling and the story seemed contrived without offering anything fresh or inventive."
    The Detail is a cop drama. You step into the shoes of Reggie Moore, a burnt-out detective. Usually i
    11/07/14 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • Dreamfall Chapters Book 1: Reborn - Review by Jeffry Houser. "A pleasure to be back in The Longest Journey Universe, and despite a few hangups, I loved every minute of it."
    Note: This review contains several Dreamfall spoilers. Dreamfall Chapters Book 1: Reborn I am abou
    10/23/14 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter - Review by Jeffry Houser. "A beautiful world with a cool game mechanic."
    Do you want to explore Red Creek Valley in any way you choose? The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is an o
    10/12/14 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • A Golden Wake is the latest release from Wadjet Eye, the developers that brought us the acclaimed Blackwell series. Jeffry Houser step into the 1920s and provides his thoughts on this historical adventure game.
    A Golden Wake Step into the roaring twenties with A Golden Wake; the latest adventure game from the
    10/06/14 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear, as Jeffry Houser reviews 2011's Kaptain Brawe
    Read Greg Collins' Review - February 3, 2012 Kaptain Brawe is a game I picked up during a Steam sal
    07/23/14 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • Jeffry Houser takes us on a trip to the past as he shares his opinion of this 2006 release
    The Broken Sword series tells the adventures of George Stobbart and Nico Collard. The most recent en
    07/18/14 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • Jeffry Houser's assessment of indie developer Infamous Quests' RPG, which is done in an old-school VGA graphical style
    Quest for Infamy is a Kickstarter-funded classic RPG adventure game. It comes from the same team tha
    07/15/14 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • Jeffry Houser tells us all about the final game in the Blackwell series
    It is time once again to step in the shoes of Rosa Blackwell and Joey Mallone. Rosa is a medium who
    04/28/14 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • Jeffry Houser steps into the shoes of Rabbi Russell Stone, investigates a strange mystery and tells us what he thinks of the experience
    The Shivah is the first commercial game by Wadjet Eye Studios, the company most famous for creating
    11/21/13 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • Is this survival horror adventure game worthy of the title Amnesia?
    Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs presents an odd mix of game genres.  It has the appearance of a thi
    10/21/13 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • A new gameplay element is introduced as Erica tracks down the Cain Killer in the game's finale
    It is time to visit Erica Reed’s world one final time in the first season of Cognition. Erica is a
    09/23/13 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • News
    On September 19th, the clairvoyant FBI agent finally closes in on justice in The Cain Killer, the fourth and final episode of this ambitious indie series
    Trailer and screenshots A paranormal thriller with a graphic novel aesthetic, Cognition is a classi
    09/06/13 | News | by Jeffry Houser
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  • Face Noir is a detective-based video game. You play Jack del Nero, a detective in New York City in the 1930s. He starts out on a simple case; but is quickly drawn into plot involving the murder of his old partner, kidnapping of a young girl, a large crime syndicate, and police corruption.
    The Story The story starts with Jack being hired by an upset father. The father can prove his that
    08/12/13 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • When a trail of clues and bodies lead Erica to the luxurious Enthon Towers, her post-cognitive powers leave her unable to escape the dark betrayals in its past
    Erica Reed returns in the third episode to Cognition.  Cognition is a Kickstarter-funded game fro
    06/18/13 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • With the help of your spirit guide, investigate supernatural events and liberate tormented spirits
    Genre: Mystery Fantasy AdventureRelease Date: December 2006Platform: PCNote: Originally publish
    06/14/13 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • A first look at the upcoming point-and-click throwback to classic adventure games of yesteryear
    A preview of the game CastleAbra flittered across my desk and into the review pile recently. CasleA
    05/20/13 | Preview | by Jeffry Houser
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  • In the second episode of the four-part series, someone close to Erica has been kidnapped by the Wise Monkey -- a serial killer fixated on the gruesome mutilation of her victims -- sending Erica on a race against time to save her friend's life.
    Genre: Thriller/AdventureRelease Date: 30 January 2013Platform: PC (reviewed), Mac Erica Reed re
    01/28/13 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • Prepare for the most emotionally charged of the Walking Dead game series
    When we finished Episode 4 of the Walking Dead, Lee Everett had just been bitten. 
    01/01/13 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • The first self-contained episode of a new indie adventure series in the style of an interactive Art Noir graphic novel
    Genre: Fantasy AdventureRelease Date: December 6, 2012Platform: PCHave you ever lost someone you l
    12/17/12 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • A chilling point-and-click adventure that follows Erica Reed, a Boston-based FBI agent, haunted by the unsolved case of a serial killer who took her brother's life.
    Genre: Adventure/ThrillerRelease date: October 30, 2012Platforms: PC (reviewed), Mac  Cognition: A
    11/15/12 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • In the wake of a terrible loss, stalked by an unseen human threat and the constant menace of the undead, Lee must decide how to deal with an increasingly paranoid group and above all, how to protect Clementine
    When we left the story at the end of The Walking Dead Episode 3, Lee Evert and his crew were on
    10/22/12 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • The Walking Dead - Episode 3 - Long Road Ahead
    When we left the story at the end of The Walking Dead Episode 2, Lee Evert and his ‘adopted
    10/15/12 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • Under the shadow of St. Peter, an American ex-priest investigates a series of events that exposes a deeper, more complex web of political and religious intrigue than he ever could have imagined.
    Genre: Episodic Mystery AdventureRelease Date: February 13, 2012Platform: PCOfficial Website  H
    09/08/12 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • Rosangela and Joey return to investigate the underground world of street psychics
    Genre: Mystery Fantasy AdventureRelease Date: October 12, 2011Platform: PCNote: Originally published
    08/13/12 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • With starvation and bandit attacks as much of a threat as the undead, learn what youre willing to resort to in order to survive.
    When we left the story at the end of the Walking Dead Episode 1, Lee Evert and his ‘adopted’ dau
    07/23/12 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • Avert cataclysmic disaster by taking control of four playable characters in a race to prevent a dead scientist's terrible discoveries from getting into the wrong hands
    Genre: Sci-Fi Thriller AdventurePlatform: PCRelease date: June 19, 2012What if you had just discover
    06/19/12 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • Control an unlikely-looking band of heroes and fight black, spidery things on a diminutive scale.
    Genre: Exploration AdventurePlatforms: PC (reviewed), Mac, Linux Release Date: May 2012 (US) Have
    06/18/12 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • A group of strangers bands together to try to survive hordes of zombies in a world gone undead
    The Walking Dead is turning into a multimedia phenomenon.  It started as a graphic novel, which
    06/08/12 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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