Here are my notes from the September 2019 meetup:
Attendees: Greg, Mike, S. Paxton
Location: University of Puget Sound, Thompson Hall 310
Program (2 - 4:30 PM)
Played all the way through Renegade Brainwave by J. J. Guest.
-This game was originally released for EctoComp in 2010.
-The version played at the meeting was an updated and expanded version with music.
-Mike tested the expanded version prior to release.
-The game has a distinct Hammer Horror / Universal B-movie vibe; it is dedicated to Ed Wood.
-Discussed the companion Donald McRonald's behavior, apparently uses combinatoric strings.
-Discussed whether a clown horn sound effect should play 1 in X times when Donald McRonald enters.
-Discussed the Inform extension Adaptive Hints by Eric Eve.
-Discussed whether crowbars count as keys in gameplay.
-Discussed hypothetical Inform 7 extension for "use X on Y" (the LucasArts extension).
Brief digression/discussion of Toby's Nose by Chandler Groover
-Are all of the objects in the game present in a single room?
Adjourned at 4:30.