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16 Ways to Kill a Vampire at McDonalds, by Abigail Corfman
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You're a vampire hunter on your night off. You're getting a manicure, seeing a movie, and eating fast food. But there's a vampire in this McDonalds. If you don't do something, then in one hour it will eat...

2604, by Admiral Jota
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5 Minutes to Burn Something!, by Alex Butterfield
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You're great at burning bridges and midnight oil, but figurative fire can't save you now.

500 Apocalypses, by Phantom Williams
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500 Apocalypses is a web installation memorializing collapsed civilizations from across our universe. This interactive space is designed to allow contemplative engagement with five hundred curated entries...

69,105 Keys, by David Welbourn
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There's just one room. How hard can it be? Just unlock the door. Oh. There's 69,105 keys.

9:05, by Adam Cadre
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In this game, you wake up and go about your regular business, though everything may not be as it seems. Warning: there is no built-in help in this story, so if you need it, you may have to play on your own....

Aayela, by Magnus Olsson
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The Abductor's Quarters, by Jim Jacobson
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Fight your way through a dungeon controlled by a renegade adventurer with a taste for torture. Save your friend if you can! This adventure is part of the Eamon universe. Like all Eamon adventures, it is an...

Accuse, by David A. Wheeler
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This is a small puzzle/game where you must determine who murdered someone, with what, and where, by making a series of accusations. The solution, suspect placement, and weapon placement is random each time....

Acid Whiplash, by Ryan Stevens and Cody Sandifer
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"Tooth beavers, hermits, phallic-shaped dust tomatos. Billed a living memorial to the wit, style, and unintentional genius of Rybread Celsius by Cody Sandifer." [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

An Act of Murder, by Christopher Huang
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Adventure, by William Crowther and Donald Woods
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Adventure in Time and Space, by Dorothy Millard
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Age of Fable, by James Hutchings
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Age of Fable is a free role-playing game which you play through your web browser. Its style is deliberately 'retro', based on the gamebooks whose popularity peaked in the 80s such as Fighting Fantasy, Lone...

Aisle, by Sam Barlow
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"Late Thursday night. You've had a hard day and the last thing you need is this: shopping. Luckily, the place is pretty empty and you're progressing rapidly. On to the next aisle... Aisle started out as a...

AlethiCorp, by Simon Christiansen
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Do you have what it takes to be an Associate Information Management Consultant with one of the world's largest information management companies? Can you leverage synergies with the best to operationalize our...

All Things Devours, by half sick of shadows
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From the game's about command: "All Things Devours is a short piece of interactive fiction, leaning strongly towards the text-adventure end of the spectrum. It explores an all-too-familiar science fiction...

Anchorhead, by Michael Gentry
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You take a deep breath of salty air as the first raindrops begin to spatter the pavement, and the swollen, slate-colored clouds that blanket the sky mutter ominous portents amongst themselves over the little...

ANDROMEDA 1983, by Marco Innocenti
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You are Ektor Mastiff, a scientist carrying the most important news in the world! Bring it to the Scientific Committee before it's too late! ANDROMEDA 1983 - An Adventure Game by Marco Innocenti is © 1983 by...

Andromeda Apocalypse — Extended Edition, by Marco Innocenti
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Floating in space on a strange vessel, sole survivor of a world... and maybe of the entire human race, Ektor Mastiff must find a way through the cosmos, on a voyage that can change the history of mankind...

Andromeda Awakening - The Final Cut, by Marco Innocenti
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The most important discovery in history. And then, the whole world goes crumbling down. Armed with but a computer and an expired railway ticket, how can one expect to save the day when the doomsday clock has...

April 7th, by Geoff Lynas
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Ariadne in Aeaea, by Victor Ojuel
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Isle of Aeaea, the eastern Aegean. 3,500 years ago. In the northern wastes, the Achaeans have a new and warlike chieftain. Palace after palace is falling to his armies. On the shores of Crete, the Minoan...

Arthur, by Bob Bates
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"Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone, is rightwise king of England." In the days before Camelot, when magic and evil rule England, a sword sheathed in stone appears in a quiet churchyard. Engraved...

The Ascent of the Gothic Tower, by Ryan Veeder
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A story of mild and non-debilitating obsession.

ASCII and the Argonauts, by J. Robinson Wheeler
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In this wonderfully laconic spoof of the Scott Adams style of adventures, you play as Jason of the Argo, tasked by King Pelias to bring the Golden Fleece to him or die. Surprisingly both entertaining and...

Assault on the Mole Man, by John Nelson
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Aunts and Butlers, by Robin Johnson
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It's 1920, you're a minor aristocrat fallen on hard times, and your wretched Aunt Cedilla is on the warpath. A Wodehousean comedy of manners, manors, mysterious butlers and unfriendly poodles.

The Axe of Kolt, by Larry Horsfield
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You are a penniless ex-mercenary soldier, reduced to wandering the land and doing odd-jobs in return for food and a place to sleep. You have just left the town of Greenwych and you have hitched a ride on a...

The Axe of Kolt, by Larry Horsfield
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The Axolotl Project, by Samantha Vick
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As a lowly intern on Sadler Pharmaceutical’s high-security lunar research base, you set out to find an escaped test subject before your boss does. Along the way, you’ll unravel the mystery of your coworker’s...

Aztec Assault, by The Traveller in Black
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Ba'Roo!, by Hensman Int'l
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You are on vacation in the Peruvian mountains when you come upon some undiscovered ruins. Careful not to disturb or damage anything, you enter what appears to be a small temple.

Babel, by Ian Finley
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Balances, by Graham Nelson
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"A homage to Infocom's Enchanter Trilogy, at the same time showing some of the things that Inform is capable of doing." [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

The Balrog and the Cat, by John Wilson and George E. Hoyle
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Barbarian, by Tim Hamilton
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You play as Tandum the son of a barbarian chieftan. One day some red cloaked figures pay your father a visit and you come home to find him dead. Will you be able to take your place as chieftan or will you be...

A Beauty Cold and Austere, by Mike Spivey
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That survey course in conceptual mathematics seemed like a good idea at the start of the term - no graded homework, no midterm exams - just an oral final at the end. But now that final is tomorrow morning....

Best Gopher Ever, by Arthur DiBianca
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Help the unfortunate residents of Fairview! (Who are all animals, by the way.) A light puzzle game for all ages.

Beyond Zork, by Brian Moriarty
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Dread times have befallen the Kingdom of Quendor. The wizards have mysteriously disappeared. The Enchanter's Guild Hall lies in ruins. Villages are abandoned, drunken men mutter strange tales, and vicious...

The Big Sleaze, by Fergus McNeill
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Birth of the Phoenix, by Paul L. Berker
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The Black Castle of NaGog, by Doug Burrows
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The Black Knight, by Mandy Rodrigues
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The Blind House, by Amanda Allen
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I scarcely know the woman at my side. I don't even know why she was the one I turned to. I can only hope that we haven't been followed, that she won't ask too many questions. The only choice left to me now...

Blue Lacuna, by Aaron A. Reed
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You have always been different. One in a trillion have your gift, your curse: to move between worlds, never settling, always alone. To Wayfare. Yet there are others like you, and something stronger than...

The Bony King of Nowhere, by Luke A. Jones
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This is a relaxed small(ish) text adventure in the classic parser style (but with a much wider vocabulary), and also with a modest attempt at humour! Author's Comment: "After growing up with text adventures...

The Bounty Hunter, by Jack Lockerby
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Brain Guzzlers from Beyond!, by Steph Cherrywell
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You are Bonnie Noodleman, Ordinary Well-Adjusted Teen-Ager, on an ordinary well-adjusted drive up Make-Out Mountain--until some gooey monstrosity from beyond the stars guzzles your boyfriend's brains clean...

brevity quest, by Chris Longhurst
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it's a quest!

Bronze, by Emily Short
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When the seventh day comes and it is time for you to return to the castle in the forest, your sisters cling to your sleeves.

Bugged, by Anssi Räisänen
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The conceit of this game is that your cousin has written a very buggy IF game that you are determined to play through to the end. Can you take advantage of the bugs in the game to get around the other bugs...

Cactus Blue Motel, by Astrid Dalmady
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Somewhere between New Mexico and Arizona, three friends were driving through a barren desert of red rocks, and wide empty skies. It was the end of summer, the end of high school, the end of so many things....

Cape, by Bruno Dias
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Cape is a superhero origin story for the cyberpunk dystopia we're all living in.

Captain Verdeterre's Plunder, by Ryan Veeder
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You should carry the bag. I'm more of a delegator.

The Case of LeAnne's Missing Bunny, Wendy, by Ryan Veeder
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A Haunted House Jam entry by Sheridan Mitchell.

A Castle of Thread, by Marshal Tenner Winter
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Your family is known to be expert language keepers in your village. Your specialty is an ancient, dead language called Ixteesh. You never thought it would be useful for much of anything, but then you are...

The Cave of the Mind, by Jim Jacobson and James Varnum
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Caves of Treasure Island, by Geoffrey Genz and Paul Braun
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Rescue a captured adventurer from pirates on a volcanic island. This adventure is part of the Eamon universe. Like all Eamon adventures, it is an RPG-style game, mostly using a two-word parser. Because Eamon...

Choices: And Their Souls Were Eaten, by Tin Man Games, Felicity Banks
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You have a gift. With your gift, the dead are never truly gone. But what if there is a dark side to your gift? What if there are those who can pervert your talent, and alter the balance of life and death?...

Cliffs of Fire, by Wade Clarke
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The high priest of Kathros needs help, and only a Free Adventurer can take the job. Journey to the Cliffs of Fire to stop the renegade priest Elrem and recover the lost magic sceptre. This adventure is part...

Code Name Silver Steel, by SpecialAgent
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A freelance spy is a great job. It pays well and you get to travel to new and interesting places. Unless you get caught, that part is not so great. You open the unmarked envelope and unfold the mission...

Color the Truth, by mathbrush
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Rosalita Morales is dead, and you have to figure out who did it. The four people closest to her had the motive and the means: her partner, her secretary, her ex-husband, and her sister. Re-live their...

Coloratura, by Lynnea Glasser
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Stolen away by apathetic Blind Ones, your only desire is to return to your Cellarium and the Song of the Universe. They should understand. You shall make them to understand.

Colossal Adventure, by Pete Austin, Mike Austin, Nick Austin, James Horsler
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The Colour of Magic, by Judith Child, Fergus McNeill, and Colin Buckett
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Conan Kill Everything, by Ian Haberkorn
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Corya the Warrior-Sage, by Anthony Collins
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The Count, by Scott Adams
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"It begins when you awake in a large brass bed in a castle somewhere in Transylvania. Who are you, what are you doing here and WHY did the postman deliver a bottle of blood? Converted from original code by...

Countdown 1: The Body, by Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw
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"In the runup to the release of [6 Days A Sacrifice], I wrote and realised a trilogy of brief text adventures to foreshadow the plot of the eventual game." - Yahtzee

Countdown 2: The Soul, by Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw
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"In the runup to the release of [6 Days A Sacrifice], I wrote and realised a trilogy of brief text adventures to foreshadow the plot of the eventual game." - Yahtzee

Countdown 3: The Mind, by Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw
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"In the runup to the release of [6 Days A Sacrifice], I wrote and realised a trilogy of brief text adventures to foreshadow the plot of the eventual game. " - Yahtzee

Counterfeit Monkey, by Emily Short
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Anglophone Atlantis has been an independent nation since an April day in 1822, when a well-aimed shot from their depluralizing cannon reduced the British colonizing fleet to one ship. Since then, Atlantis...

Crocodracula: What Happened to Calvin, by Ryan Veeder
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Based on the 90s children's horror soap opera.

Cryptozookeeper, by Robb Sherwin
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Marrow is delicious but that's not why you're here. You're supposed to pick up a single jar of alien bone jelly, which of course can't exist and doesn't exist, so you've convinced yourself that transporting...

Curse of the Garden Isle, by Ryan Veeder
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Let's both take a deep breath.

Curse of the Hellsblade, by John Nelson and Tom Zuchowski
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You find a wondrous sword of black metal, only to find out that it is cursed! Now, you must find a way to contain this demon blade before it destroys everyone you meet! This adventure is part of the Eamon...

Curses!, by Graham Nelson
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"As "Curses" opens, you're hunting about in the attic of your family home, looking for a tatty old map of Paris (you're going on holiday tomorrow) and generally trying to avoid all the packing. Aunt Jemima...

The Dark Tower, by Jack Lockerby
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Darkiss! Wrath of the Vampire - Chapter 2: Journey to Hell, by Marco Vallarino
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Ovranilla: a gloomy land full of traps. And wicked monsters. Carmilla, Millarca and Mircalla: the priestesses of the god Valmar, waiting for you in the devil's hole. Welcome back, Martin Voigt. Will hell be...

The Day I shot ..., by Marius Müller
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You play as Alex, a young gay man attending a New Year's Eve party at your boyfriend Paul's. Paul would just love to host a perfect party, but he keeps running into unexpected problems, like this mouse in...

Deadline, by Marc Blank
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Twelve hours to solve the mystery. One false move, and the killer strikes again. It's been called "part of the latest craze in home computing (TIME magazine), an "amazing feat of programming" (THE NEW YORK...

Deeper, by The Pixie
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The legendary dungeon has claimed the life of many an adventurer, brave and foolhardy alike. Will you fare any better?

Demongate, by Hoyle Purvis
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While you were returning from a distant adventure, you decided to stop and visit your old friend Lorin. He is a cleric at the Abbey of Light. Days earlier, a wizard had left a golden ankh for safe-keeping....

The Depths Of Sarcasm, by Sam Wilson
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The most original game. Ever. Will you be exploring caves, you ask? And fighting monsters? Collecting gold and experience, perhaps? Prepare to have your mind blown: Yes.

Desert Island, by Walter Pooley
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You are having a lazy day out in your motor launch fishing..Going much further than you intended, disaster strikes! The motor splutters and dies, you are out of fuel, you drift helplessly for days, you have...

Detectiveland, by Robin Johnson
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New Losago, 1929 - a town full of creeps, clowns, mobsters and, if you know where to look, the occasional honest citizen. Guide private investigator Lanson Rose through a series of puzzling cases: solve the...

The Devil's Dungeon, by Jeannette Merrill
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A jaunt through a dungeon filled with classic D&D-style horrors, plus a cameo by one of the most iconic movie villains of all time. This adventure is part of the Eamon universe. Like all Eamon adventures, it...

Dial C for Cupcakes, by Ryan Veeder
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A cantankerous ex-cop calls in a favor from his old partner.

Die Feuerfaust, by Larry Horsfield
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Die Feuerfaust, by Larry Horsfield
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You are Alaric Blackmoon, Duke of the Duchy of Charlton in the kingdom of Hecate. The stories of your exploits in finding the lost "Axe of Kolt" and solving the mystery of "The Spectre of Castle Coris" have...

Dig My Grave, by Ryan Veeder
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For reasons which remain obscure, it is your job to dig a grave. Written for the Apollo 18+20 tribute album project.

Digital: A Love Story, by Christine Love
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A computer mystery/romance set five minutes into the future of 1988.

Draculaland, by Robin Johnson
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A terse, comic horror puzzle game based loosely on Dracula, faithfully reimagining several characters and ignoring most of the original plot. Guide Jonathan Harker on a trip through Transylvania, interacting...

Dragon Adventure, by William Stott
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Earth and Sky, by Paul O'Brian
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It's been almost a month since your parents disappeared. One Tuesday, they just didn't come home, and there's been no sign of them since. For the University and the rest of the town, the mystery is beginning...

Earth and Sky 2: Another Earth, Another Sky, by Paul O'Brian
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Earth And Sky 3: Luminous Horizon, by Paul O'Brian
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Eight characters, a number, and a happy ending, by K.G. Orphanides
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"The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting." -- Sun Tzu, The Art of War As you wake to find yourself on the acceleration couch in Control, you can expect the muscle memory of your...

The Enchanted Cottage, by Jack Lockerby
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Enchanter, by Marc Blank, Dave Lebling
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In Enchanter, the first of a spellbinding series in the tradition of Zork, you are a novice magician whom Fate has chosen to do singlehanded combat with a dark and fierce power. But worldly weapons will...

Endless, Nameless, by Adam Cadre
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The first time I ever saw someone play a text adventure was in fifth grade. One of the sixth-graders didn't go to outdoor ed, and therefore spent the week in my fifth-grade classroom, playing Scott Adams's...

Enhanced Beginners Cave, by Donald Brown and John Nelson
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The Enterprise Incidents, by Brian Desilets
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Epitaph, by Max Kreminski
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idle game about existential risks and the death of civilizations

Escape from the Orc Lair, by Jay Hinkleman
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You are captured by a band of orcs. Now you must fight your way out of their lair!

An Evening at the Ransom Woodingdean Museum House, by Ryan Veeder
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Karen Chambers gives tours in a restored Victorian home.

Evermore, by Adam Whybray and Edgar Allan Poe
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"MISERY is manifold. The wretchedness of earth is multiform. Overreaching the wide horizon as the rainbow, its hues are as various as the hues of that arch". (Edgar Allan Poe, 'Berenice', 1835) This...

Everybody Dies, by Jim Munroe
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It starts with a metalhead, Graham, realizing that throwing that shopping cart over the bridge was not the great idea he thought it was. Even if it did get him out of washroom duty at Cost Cutters....

Fail-Safe, by Jon Ingold
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Fair, by Hanon Ondricek
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As the most famous self-published Science Fiction author residing in Hillview, you are eminently qualified to judge their annual Elementary School Science Fair.

Fallen 落葉 Leaves, by Adam Bredenberg and Danial Mohammed Khan-Yousufzai
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An interactive ghazal-sonnet on love and longing, fire and passion.

The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island, by Colin Jordan
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Now, for the first time on a Home Computer, Enid Blyton's greatest creation "The Famous Five" star in their own computer game. Faithfully recreating the world of Julian, Anne, Dick, George and Timmy the dog...

Fifteen Minutes, by Ade McT
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You're in a tight spot. You have fifteen minutes before the Principal expels you from the cosy world of academia and into the cold harsh reality of the real world. You really should do something about it. A...

A Fine Day for Reaping, by James Webb (aka revgiblet)
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Step into the bare feet of the Grim Reaper for a day and make sure that five pesky souls keep their appointment with the afterlife.

Firebird, by Bonnie Montgomery
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"Firebird is based on the Old Russian folk tales that inspired the Stravinsky piece of the same name. You are Prince Ivan, and have been charged by your father, the tsar, to find the Firebird that has been...

First Things First, by J. Robinson Wheeler
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You’ve just arrived at home from your nightly visit to the science and invention section of the local public library, where you spend each night dreaming your dreamy dreams of one day inventing a time travel...

Fish!, by John Molloy, Pete Kemp, Phil South, Rob Steggles
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One nibble and you're hooked. JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE TO GET OUT OF THE WATER: The tide is turning in the teeming metropolis of Fishworld. The oceans and seas are boiling off into space. The Seven...

Foo Foo, by Buster Hudson
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Someone's been bopping the field mice on the head, and only Good Fairy, Senior Detective can find out who. A parser-driven noir adventure based on the interactive fiction of Ryan Veeder.

The Fortress of Fear, by Larry Horsfield
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Arriving at the vast Marienburg Fortress, headquarters of the Teutonic Knights, you find that that it has been captured by the mad sorceror-prince Wladyslaw. You volunteer to enter the fortress alone and...

Four Sittings in a Sinking House, by Bruno Dias
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The thing about sinking is: the sea is not a void. If you're sinking, you're displacing something. A Grand Guignol entry for ECTOCOMP 2016

Furioso, by William Davis
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You accept a mission to track down a band of smugglers operating out of a nearby town. You quickly realize you're in way over your head.

Future Threads, by Xavid
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You see it. Today is the day they will come. Their ship will crash, but the resulting explosion will trouble them not at all. They will emerge, wrapped in shadows and smoke, from the wreckage. Their senses...

The Game of Worlds TOURNAMENT!, by Ade
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It is a long million, this. The Septem Tower, held in the Manifold by the Tagides Rings, grinds on and on - its grey walls pressing close. The only thing to look forward to is the long, cold, endless Waste....

Glowgrass, by Nate Cull
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You play as a xenohistorian on an expedition. You've been dropped (more literally than you planned) by a dropship over the ground of the Ancients. Your equipment was scattered and the dropship crashed. Now...

Gnome Ranger, by Pete Austin
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The novella is required in order to play parts 2 and 3.

The God Device, by Andy Joel
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What is in the blood-soaked envelope the archaeologist gave Tanya just before she died?

Going Down, by Hanon Ondricek
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Journey to another world. Return if you can. A Grand Guignol entry to Ectcomp 2017.

The Golden Pyramid, by Laurence Creighton
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The Golden Sword of Bhakhor, by Dennis Francombe
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Raised by a wandering tribe of nomadic herdsmen and brought up in the simple style of their existence, you know very little about the world of the great 'walled-cities' and of the inhabitants who dwell...

Gremlins, by Brian Howarth and Teoman Irmak
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Kingston Falls is in danger of being over-run with Gremlins, Billy has been tricked by Gizmo's offsprings into feeding them after midnight. The Mogwai have already pupated and turned into the evil Gremlins,...

Grue., by Charles Mangin
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It is pitch black. You are a grue. Can you catch your next meal, or will you succumb to starvation and worse?

The Guild of Thieves, by Rob Steggles
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Steal yourself a world of fantasy WHY BUY THIS GAME WHEN YOU CAN STEAL IT ? Except you can't. Not yet. An amateur like you? Come off it! Now, if you were a fully paid-up member of the notorious Guild of...

Guilded Youth, by Jim Munroe
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You play Tony, a fourteen-year old thief who needs some help looting the legendary Oakville Manor. Luckily it's the 1980s and finding fellow adventurers is just a modem squeal away...

Gun Mute, by C.E.J. Pacian
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Step into the shoes of Mute Lawton, a lone cowboy who must stop an execution set to occur at noon by shooting his way past dangerous cyborgs and mutants in a post-apocalyptic western setting. (From the...

Hard Puzzle 2 : The Cow, The Stool and Other Animals, by Ade McT
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On the farm, after The Event, things have gotten more complicated than they ought to be. A silly little Speed-IF. But can you solve it? Hall of Fame: CMG Deboriole

Haunted P, by Chad Rocketman
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Discover fascinating minature worlds.... interact with an intricately modeled NPC.... discover the secret of the magical substance, P, and how it became to be haunted....

The HeBGB Horror!, by Eric Mayer
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"What ever happened to those legendary punk rockers The Laughing Kats? If you can discover the terrible secret lurking in the HeBGB rock club you might just become a star." [--blurb from Competition '99]

Hill Ridge Lost & Found, by Jeremy Pflasterer
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When he fears that a reclusive neighbor’s weird ministrations are leading the locals astray, an old cowboy takes it upon himself to amble back up to Hill Ridge and set things a-right. Note: This game was...

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams and Steve Meretzky
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Don't Panic! Relax, because everything you need to know about playing The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is contained in the pages of this manual. In this story, you will be Arthur Dent, a rather ordinary...

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Bob Chappell
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The Horrible Pyramid, by Ryan Veeder
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Something weird is going on in this pyramid.

The Horror of Rylvania, by D. A. Leary
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"What you expected would be a fun outing in scenic Rylvania turns into a gruesome nightmare, with *you* playing the starring role. Find out what it's like to be alternately the source and challenger of evil...

The Horste, by Roger Carbol
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WARNING: This piece of Westworld fanfic contains SPOILERS for Westworld (the 2016 HBO television series, not the 1973 movie.) Proceed, if you dare, forewarned. (It occurs prior to the events of the third...

How to Win at Rock Paper Scissors, by Brian Kwak
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The disgrace and humiliation of last year's defeat is behind you. This time, with the help of the gods, you'll win this competition for sure.

The Hulk, by Scott Adams, John Romita Sr., Mark Gruenwald, and Kem NcNair
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Questprobe adventure number 1. The Hulk gets taken to a surreal otherworld for his testing by the Chief Examiner, and must find a way to survive in this alien environment while collecting a number of Gems....

Humbug, by Graham Cluley
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Hunt the Wumpus, by Gregory Yob, Magnus Olsson, and David Ahl
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I-0, by Anonymous
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Stranded on Interstate Zero after your car broke down, you are miles away from the last sign of civilization. It's twenty minutes to noon and the temperature is well over 120°F. It's beginning to look like...

Illuminismo Iniziato, by Michael J. Coyne
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Lovingly handcrafted in Inform6, this overripe sequel to Risorgimento Represso is full of cheese, gunpowder, chemistry and explosions (well, only a little chemistry). Includes automap, sounds and graphical...

In Good Company, by A.M.
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Take a spellbinding tour through The █████████ ██████████ ████████ and discover the secret of ████████████████████ and ██████████. Find out which █████████ will ████████ the strawberry █████ in the █████...

Ingrid's Back, by Pete Austin, Peter McBride, Godfrey Dowson, Graham Jones
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Inpatient: A Psychiatric Story, by Alana Zablocki
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Inpatient is a simulation of a mental health crisis and the patient experience of psychiatric hospitalization. It is an interactive novel of over 160,000 words that takes you through a 72 hour hospital stay....

Inside the Facility, by Arthur DiBianca
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Your friend Mike thinks no one can infiltrate THE FACILITY, but you're going to prove him wrong. A light puzzle game. In the author's opinion, it's totally family-friendly. (Make sure to look at the Facility...

Inside Woman, by Andy Phillips
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Utopia Technologies. Industrial giant, economic powerhouse, the world's greatest scientific superpower, and the organisation most responsible for eroding civil liberties and personal freedoms. They're an...

Into The Dark, by Byron Kiernan
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Play as Jacobi Kozlov, a renowned Monster Hunter and war veteran, in a dark fantasy medieval world as you try to seek out a peaceful future. Faced with the dark intentions of man and beast, prepare to see...

Irvine Quik & the Search for the Fish of Traglea, by Duncan Bowsman
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Science fiction adventure! Extinction looms for the fish, people, and entire planet of Traglea. Can one bumbling space cadet rescue enough alien fish before too late? Can he learn the secret of Traglean...

The Island, by Old Andy
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Mysterious story...

It Is Pitch Black, by Caelyn Sandel
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Trapped alone in a darkened antique store with a man-eating grue, can you keep a light going long enough to survive? (contains sound, but no jumpscares.) 2nd place, EctoComp 2014.

Jacaranda Jim, by Campbell Wild
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Following an attack on his cargo-ship by an army of homicidal beechwood armchairs Jacaranda Jim is forced to crashland on the strange world of Ibberspleen IV. Rescued from the burning wreckage by the...

Jhothamia 6, by David Edgar
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At last the holidays arrived and it was time to get away. You had heard of a spaceline which takes you on a tour around the solar system and decided that this was for you. Upon nearing the planet Jhothamia 6...

Jigsaw, by Graham Nelson
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New Year's Eve, 1999, a quarter to midnight and where else to be but Century Park! Fireworks cascade across the sky, your stomach rumbles uneasily, music and lasers howl across the parkland... Not exactly...

Kaged, by Ian Finley
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""But my madness speaks: It will but skin and film the ulcerous place, Whilst rank corruption, mining all within, Infects unseen." Welcome to the Citadel of Justice. The Inquisitor is waiting." [--blurb from...

Kerkerkruip, by Victor Gijsbers
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Kerkerkruip is a short-form roguelike in the interactive fiction medium, featuring meaningful tactical and strategic depth, innovative game play, zero grinding, and a sword & sorcery setting that does not...

The King of Shreds and Patches, by Jimmy Maher
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January 14th Dear friend. My sojourn in parts foreign is at an ende. I am at lodgings in Southwark not far from the bridge at Stoney Street, come dine with me two days hence to ring in the newe year. I have...

Knight Orc, by Pete Austin
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Labyrinth of Loci, by anbrewk
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“What distinguishes a memory palace from a memory labyrinth is that each place of memory in a palace is intended to be found, while in a labyrinth the structure is more than a means of storage: it is a way...

The Lair of the Minotaur, by Donald Brown
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What respectable castle doesn't have a minotaur pit to throw meddlesome thieves into? And you might just be mistaken for one of those thieves. This is one of the earliest Eamon adventures, written by Donald...

Lancelot, by Christina Erskin, Joan Lamb, Neil Scrimgeour, Dicken Peeke, Nusarath Jahan, Mike Austin, Nick Austin, John Jones-Steele, and Mike Bryant
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Lancelot recreates the tales of Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, as told in Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur. Parts 1 and 2 follow Lancelot's arrival at Camelot, his rise to become the best...

The Last Dragon, by Roger Pender
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Leadlight, by Wade Clarke
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15-year-old Belinda Nettle is studying at Linville Girls High School in Australia's Blue Mountains. After falling asleep in the library one afternoon, she wakes from her mundane existence into a nightmare...

Leap Time, by Sarah Morayati
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Leather Goddesses of Phobos, by Steve Meretzky
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And now... the next exciting episode of humanoids in space! How did you, a regular at Joe's Bar in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, end up on a Martian moon? Can you prevent the hideous space creature from abducting...

The Legend of Blackbrook Village, by OurJud
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What's behind the mysterious disappearance of uncle Jacob. Is there any truth in his recording of a village named Blackbrook? Your poor aunty May has longed for his return and you take it upon yourself to...

Lime Ergot, by Caleb Wilson (as Rust Blight)
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Now everyone is gone. (Well, almost everyone.) Entry in ECTOCOMP 2014.

The Little Lifeform That Could, by Fade Manley
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A little microbe in the primordial ooze has grand dreams! Dreams of survival, by and large, but small goals lead to large ones. Can you climb your way out of the ooze onto the land, into civilization, and up...

Lobsters On A Plane, by Ben Collins-Sussman and Jack Welch
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A flying tube of riveted aluminum the length of a football field, a swarm of angry carnivorous lobsters, a seething mass of frightened mortal passengers, and a renowned High Wizard who you sworn to protect....

Lords of Time, by Sue Gazzard and Ian Buxton
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A band of evil timelords are plotting to alter world history, and Father Time has chosen you to help stop them. This requires 9 symbolic objects from critical times in history. Chill to the ice-age, find the...

The Lost Children, by Larry Horsfield
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Lost Pig, by Admiral Jota
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Lydia's Heart, by Jim Aikin
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"Lydia's Heart" is a large, complex game with a serious tone and seven or eight NPCs you can converse with. The genre is low-key horror: There's almost no actual blood, but there are several ways to die in a...

The Magic Kingdom, by David Cook
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Main Hall & Beginners Cave, by Donald Brown
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Makers Local and the Transdimensional Margarita Blender, by Jeff Cotten (aka, Omegix)
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This is a short IF game based on a hackerspace in Huntsville, AL ( http://www.makerslocal.org ). The game has you solve only slightly challenging puzzles based on real life challenges that we've had at the...

Map, by Ade McT
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The house is growing. Or perhaps it's you who is shrinking. And with all this extra space is coming....time. Time enough, maybe, to make some changes.

Methyhel, by Anthony Collins
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A remake of "Nythyhel". There was also a 128K version, "Methyhel - The Special Edition". In this adventure about the mysterious happenings of the supernatural, you play the part of Jack Slaine and must...

Midnight. Swordfight., by Chandler Groover
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A fool receives a challenge from a countess. Violence. Sex. Profanity. Sausage.

A Mind Forever Voyaging, by Steve Meretzky
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"If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not..." --Shakespeare It's 2031. The world is on the brink of chaos. In the United States of North America, spiraling...

Mindfighter, by Anna Popkess and Fergus McNeill
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This game follows the story of Robin, an eleven year old boy gifted with psychic powers. The accompanying novel details his experiences in late 1987, the year before the war, and provides an informative...

Mini-Zork, by Anonymous
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This story file is a condensed version of Zork I, Infocom's most popular title, reduced to make it viable for the cassette-based Commodore 64. The only Infocom story file ever to be intended to run from...

Mirror and Queen, by Chandler Groover
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Your mirror never lies. A puzzleless reflection. Fifteen to forty minutes.

Moonland, by BillyJaden
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Kims love smells like a poppy, sedating your body and senses until only darkness is left. But something is whispering from beyond; a long since forgotten memory of consciousness . A poetic sci-fi story with...

The Mulldoon Legacy, by Jon Ingold
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The Mulldoon Murders, by Jon Ingold
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My Evil Twin, by Carl Muckenhoupt
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After last night's all-nighter (I had an important report to do for work), I intended to sleep all through the day. But I can't afford to do that. Somewhere out there, my evil twin is plying his schemes, and...

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Presents "Detective", by C. E. Forman, Graeme Cree, and Stuart Moore
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"A rewrite of Matt Barringer's incredibly bad game "Detective", this game was ported to Inform and subjected to treatment with Mystery Science Theater 3000 sarcasm. This version is the Silver Screen edition...

The Neverending Story, by Ian Weatherburn, Simon Butler, and Fred Gray
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A Night at Milliways, by Graeme Pletscher
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In this interactive tribute to Douglas Adams, you play as someone at Milliways, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe. You need to meet an acquaintance of yours at one of the first-class tables.

Night House, by Bitter Karella
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It looks different in the dark. You're eight years old. You wake up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, but you soon realize that not everything is as it seems in the house tonight. Where has...

Niney, by Daniel Spitz
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Explore the nature of relationships and identity on a weird train. Author's Comment: "We all ask ourselves, "Who am I?" One of the ways we try to answer this question is by examining the effects we have on...

Nythyhel, by Anthony Collins
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Later remade as "Methyhel".

Open Sorcery, by Abigail Corfman
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You are online. You are fire and order. You are here to protect. ---- "Open Sorcery" is a game about technology, magic and becoming a person. It follows the development of an Elemental Firewall--a creature...

Oppositely Opal, by Buster Hudson
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You've practiced long and hard for PotionComp, but Grusilda won't give up her title so easily. UGH! Curse that Grusilda! A one-room potion-brewing spell-casting parser puzzler, where things might go opposite...

The Orion Agenda, by Ryan Weisenberger
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The Owl Consults, by Thomas Mack, Nick Mathewson, and Cidney Hamilton
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Once you've established yourself as the ruler of the crime world (and, eventually, the literal world), the only challenge left is helping out the next generation of supervillains---for a suitable fee, of...

På loftet sidder nissen, by Thomas Bøvith
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As the resident house elf (nisse) you are getting impatient waiting for the family of the house to serve you your traditional rice porridge. Tonight it is Christmas Eve and therefore it is high time you...

The Pawn, by Rob Steggles, Peter Kemp, Hugh Steers, Ken Gordon, and Geoff Quilley
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The Pawn is an adventure game set in the magical world of Kerovnia during a period of tremendous social upheaval. Recently, King Erik, the present ruler of the land, has started to lose his hold on the...

Photopia, by Adam Cadre
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Pick Up The Phone Booth And Die, by Rob Noyes
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A very short game. Whatever you do, do not pick up the phone booth; well, you can guess from the title what happens if you do. [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

The PK Girl, by Robert Goodwin, Helen Trevillion, Nanami Nekono, and Oya-G
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Planetfall, by Steve Meretzky
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"Join the Patrol, and see the Galaxy!" You took the poster's advice, bait and all, and marched right over to the recruitment station near your home on the backwater planet of Gallium. Images of exotic...

Pogoman GO!, by Jack Welch and Ben Collins-Sussman
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The world is full of Pogomen, and now that you don’t have a job or family to worry about, you might as well get back to it!

Poisonous Rainbow: The Power of Memories, by Roy Wong
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Quite a typical scenario of room-escape games, you find yourself alone in a locked room, trying to take any action available in order to escape. However, you soon learn that such approach would not work...

Portcullis, by Robin Johnson
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Your home town, Portcullis, has been taken over by an evil sorcerer (because that's what evil sorcerers do) and a party of adventurers has arrived to overthrow him (because that's what adventurers do.) An...

The Price of Magik, by Pete Austin, Nick Austin, Mike Austin, and James Horsler
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The dying light of the Red Moon has been captured in a crystal by the magicians of Baskalos to act as the last repository of magik. Its guardian for many years has been Myglar, a wise and respected sorcerer....

The Prince's Tavern, by Robert Davis
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You are traveling in a distant kingdom when King Radaar's ruffians capture you and send you into the Prince's Tavern to retrieve a bottle of 600-year-old Scotch. Inside, you encounter a horde of colorful...

Psychomanteum, by Hanon Ondricek
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Every year your friend hosts a Halloween party where guests are expected to complete three dares. This is the third. A Grand Guignol entry for ECTOCOMP 2016.

The Queen's Menagerie, by Chandler Groover
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These beasts won't feed themselves. A puzzleless exhibition. Ten to fifteen minutes.

Rebel Planet, by Stefan Ufnowski
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As the mighty alien Arcadian Empire tightens its hold on the galaxy, the leaders of the secret earth organisation SAROS gather their slender resources into one last daring and foolhardy mission to strike at...

Return to Zork: Another Story, by Stefano Canali
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Revenge of the Mole Man, by John Nelson
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An entire village has gone missing in Marewood Forest! This could only be the doing of your old nemesis, the Mole Man. Journey into the forest to see if you can find the Mole Man's lair once again.

Rigel's Revenge, by Ron Harris, Nigel Brooks, Said Hassan, Ross Harris
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Harper and Elliot together formed one of the great news-gathering teams of the 22nd century. Their coverage of the Re-unification War was carried by every major Federation comm-network, as the Fleet troops...

Riot, by Taylor Johnson
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Your city is burning. Parker, a riot control officer, is thrust into the heat of his first riot when one mistake changes everything. Now he wanders through the bedlam, harbouring a deadly secret.

Risorgimento Represso, by Michael J. Coyne
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Robin & Orchid, by Ryan Veeder and Emily Boegheim
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High school journalists spend the night in a church, investigating reports of a ghost.

Robin of Sherlock, by Fergus McNeill
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The Roscovian Palladium, by Ryan Veeder
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Humans are constantly appropriating rat culture. King Roscoe thought to use this to his advantage.

Run, Bronwynn, Run!, by Larry Horsfield
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You, Princess Bronwynn of Alizon, learn that your parents plan to marry you off to Prince Timothy, the middle-aged son of the King and Queen of Karsten, a neighbouring kingdom.

A Runcible Cargo, by Thomas Ferguson
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Hokas: "We are under siege by the Guild of Bandits; many Free Adventurers have perished in the assault. They seek after an artifact called the 'Runcible Cargo' they'd believed that Sam Slicker had imported....

Save the World in 7 Moves, by chintokkong
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Aliens are invading earth with flying cups and flying saucers! And you have only 7 moves to make before the end. Can you save the world in time?

Savoir-Faire, by Emily Short
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The beautiful life is always damned, they say. As for you, you've overexpended yourself: fifteen years of prominence, champagne, carriage rides in the Tuileries, having your name whispered behind...

Scapeghost, by Peter Austin
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Alan Chance was on an undercover mission, trying to infiltrate a drugs gang. All was going well, but then something or someone alerted the gangsters and they killed Alan and escaped, taking his colleague...

Scavenger, by Quintin Stone
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Search a war-shattered world for secrets of the past.

Scroll Thief, by Daniel M. Stelzer
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Not a single spell! After two full years of study! Every Enchanter—every mortal with the power to change very nature of the universe with their words—has a spell book! Filled with words of power collected...

Seabase Delta, by Peter Torrance
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A small, slightly surreal romp through an underwater seabase, which could be taken straight out of a James Bond movie. With it's weak old school two word parser, it may seem dated by todays standards, but it...

Shade, by Andrew Plotkin
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"A one-room game set in your apartment." [--blurb from Competition Aught-Zero]

The Shadow in the Cathedral, by Ian Finley and Jon Ingold
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When the monks took me, aged six months, into their care, they named me Wren. Maybe because I was small, insignificant, and happy to eat any crumbs they threw my way. But these days I'm Wren, 2nd Assistant...

Shadowpeak, by Kevin Bailey
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A sword and sorcery adventure with a comic twist.

Sherlock Holmes in the Case of the Beheaded Smuggler, by Patrick Walsh
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Sherlock Indomitable, by mathbrush
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Join a dying Sherlock Holmes in a journey through his memories. Sherlock Indomitable is a direct adaptation of two Sherlock Holmes stories into a text adventure. At least 90% of the text is taken directly...

Shogun, by James Clavell, Dave Lebling
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Experience the sweeping drama and power of James Clavell's Shogun. The year is 1600. You are John Blackthorne, Pilot-Major of a privateering merchant ship and the first Englishman to set foot on Japanese...

Sigil Reader (Field), by verityvirtue
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I am a sigil reader. I work in a city where sigils are a matter of public health, for a maliciously inscribed sigil could mean the ruin of a business - or a soul. Except today I wake to a changed world. The...

Signal Error, by Joel Webster
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Far out past the edges of the solar system lies a smallish chunk of rock. This is the planet Rupert, and it is a monitoring station for the Grebulons. The goal of the Grebulons is unknown, even to them. All...

The Skull Embroidery, by Jeron Paraiso
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You've just crash landed in a mysterious forest, with a bad case of amnesia. Lucky for you the local hermit is willing to help you survive! You must explore, collect, craft, and equip yourself in order to...

Slicker City, by Andrew Schultz
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Years after the Problems Compound, Alec Smart still runs into reverses.

Slouching Towards Bedlam, by Star Foster and Daniel Ravipinto
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In the beginning was the Word, and it was hungry. ...

So, You've Never Played a Text Adventure Before, Huh?, by Ryan Veeder
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Robin Monaghan and her friends explore a creepy house.

Son of Camelot, by Finn Rosenløv
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This is the third chapter in my trilogy of Camelot. Like the others, although there is a thread through them, this chapter too is made as a separate adventure and can be played without knowledge of earlier...

Sorcerer, by Steve Meretzky
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Sorcerer, the second of a spellbinding fantasy series in the tradition of Zork, takes you on a magical tour through the darker side of Zorkian enchantment. Your journey begins with a cryptic diary - the last...

Space Invaders, by Sebastian2203
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You have to shoot down the alien ship above you! To shoot, you press SPACEBAR. To move the gun you press LEFT or RIGHT arrow key on your keyboard. ONLINE VERSION:...

The Spectre of Castle Coris, by Larry Horsfield
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Having been created a Duke by the grateful King Kelson for recovering the lost "Axe of Kolt", you are touring the towns and villages of your new duchy of Charlton when you hear about some strange goings-on...

The Spectre of Castle Coris, by Larry Horsfield
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Spellbreaker, by Dave Lebling
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Spellbreaker, the riveting conclusion to the Enchanter trilogy, explores the mysterious underpinnings of the Zorkian universe. A world founded on sorcery suddenly finds its magic failing, and only you,...

STARFLIGHT: A Cosmic Adventure, by Chris Lampton
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They told you that star flight would be difficult. They told you and you believed them...sort of. What they hadn't told you was how grueling cold sleep could be, how the months and years of your flight would...

Stationfall, by Steve Meretzky
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What a trotting krip! Since your incredible heroics in Planetfall, where you risked life and limb to save the planet Resida, things have hardly changed at all. Sure, you were promoted to Lieutenant First...

Steam and Sacrilege, by Phil McGrail
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The Automatic Hotel, once hailed as a symbol of scientific progress and invention, stands crumbling. Surrounded by protesters trying to save the historic landmark and mired in rumors about the hotel's...

Sting of the Wasp, by Jason Devlin
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Stone Harbor, by Liza Daly
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You're good at what you do: tell tourists pretty lies about love, money, and life after death. That's what people want from a boardwalk psychic, and you deliver. It's not the future you imagined for...

A Stranger, Unregarded, by Watcher55
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You wake up in a strange land, with nothing but your wits to help you first survive, then gather tools and treasure, learn magic, discover your destiny: and win your goal or die trying. This is a fantasy...

Stuff and Nonsense, by Felicity Banks
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The year is 1860. The place is Bearbrass, Australia: a sprawling metropolis of tin, steel, brick, stone and brass. Queen Victoria is visiting Bearbrass for Australia's own Great Exhibition. All the sharpest...

Sub Rosa, by Joey Jones, Melvin Rangasamy
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A puzzle game about secrets in the Age of Lead. You've spent seventeen years preparing for an infiltration. Stealing the Confessor's secrets is only the beginning: it will all be for nothing if you leave a...

Superluminal Vagrant Twin, by C.E.J. Pacian
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A text-only space sim. Ply the spaceways. Make five million credits. Buy back your twin. (Superluminal Vagrant Twin is a shallow but broad exploration game.)

The Surprising Case of Brian Timmons, by Marshal Tenner Winter
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You listen to the old broad on the other end of the phone as she finishes her plight. "Brian has gone insane. I've had to have him committed.", she tells you. You haven't seen Brian Timmons in several years...

Suveh Nux, by David Fisher
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An entry in the 2007 One Room Game Competition. You play a magician's servant who gets trapped in your master's vault; you'll need to learn some of his tricks if you want to get out.

Swigian, by Mathbrush (as Rainbus North)
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I don't like talking. Let's build a fire. Swigian is a minimalist game. It is long, but quickly finished, with few words and few complications.

SwordQuest, by Roger Pender
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While passing through Camelot, you learn that disaster has befallen the kingdom. Morgan le Fay, the sorceress and King Arthur's half-sister, has stolen his magical sword, Excalibur!

Taco Fiction, by Ryan Veeder
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Taco Fiction is a game about crime.

Take, by Katherine Morayati (as Amelia Pinnolla)
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You are battle-weary. Your armor is scanty and your countenance is loathsome; you tire of the swords flicking at your neck. But you have a duty. There is nothing you can't take. (Content warning: Violence,...

Take Over the World, by Marie L. Vibbert
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Guess it's time to take over the world. Somebody has to. You live in East Cleveland, Ohio, so your options are limited, but urban-chic. Find the right evil lair, recruit a mad scientist, and foil the East...

Teacher Feature, by Paul Equinox Collins
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Welcome to the world of St Borogrund's School — a world of intrigue, mystery, deceit, and excruciatingly bad dinners. Above a scattering of ugly grey outbuildings, Borogrund's four-storey tower block rises...

Ted Strikes Back, by Anssi Räisänen
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You're Ted Paladin, text adventure hero, and it's the first day of your summer holiday! However, your arch enemy has other plans for you.

Teeth and Ice, by Hannah Powell-Smith
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A selkie will do anything to reclaim their skin.

Tentaculon, by Ned Vole
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Tetris, by Alexey Pajitnov
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Tetris for the Z-machine, an original "fun" entry for the 1995 IF Competition. Needs an interpreter capable of timed events to work properly. [--blurb for FreeFall from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Thaxted Havershill And the Golden Wombat, by Andrew Brown
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An attempt to write a humorous TWINE IF game... The walk through is included... (Hmmm... This isn't a very exciting blurb, is it?)

Theatre People, by Michael Kielstra
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The dazzle of the theatre: the footlights, the bows, the adoring crowd! It's your job, as a tech crew member, to make sure that the actors and, especially, the actresses, get enough of that. Not for you the...

Theseus and the Minotaur, by Anthony Collins
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It is said that the great god Zeus gave, as a gift to be sacrificed, a beautiful white bull to King Minos of Crete. However, when Minos saw the bull he tried to conceal it within his own herds. But the gods...

Three-Card Trick, by Chandler Groover
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You're going to perform a three-card trick or your name isn't Morgan the Magnificent.

Thror's Ring, by Tom Zuchowski
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Tingalan, by William Dooling
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Tingalan is a magic wood where the trees are greatly feared. It's haunted by hares, and phasms, and bears and spirits with bats in their beard

Toby's Nose, by Chandler Groover
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A murder most foul has been committed and Sherlock Holmes is on the case. You are his dog.

Toiletworld, by Chet Rocketfrak
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ToiletWorld: it's time to enter... the world of toilets.

The Train To Abaddon, by Marshal Tenner Winter
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A very short steampunk adventure! Try to unlock all 7 achievements!

The Training Ground, by Charles Hewgley
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Treasures of a Slaver's Kingdom, by S. John Ross
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In the cruel kingdoms north of the Viraxian Empire, a barbarian seeks treasure - and vengeance! Having escaped the clutches of the Slaver King, he has vowed to pillage the wealth of the kingdom ... then...

Trick or Treat, by David Whyld
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You knew it was a bad idea to go trick or treating at the crazy old man’s house. Now your friend Jud is dead and you and Emmie are locked up in the basement awaiting a fate worse than death. You really...

Trinity, by Brian Moriarty
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You're neither an adventurer nor a professional thrill-seeker. You're simply an American tourist in London, enjoying a relaxing stroll through the famous Kensington Gardens. When World War III starts and the...

Twin Kingdom Valley, by Trevor Hall and P. M. Skinner
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Twin Kingdom Valley is a complex adventure game using full-screen high resolution graphics for the ZX Spectrum. There are over 185 different locations, each of which (except in the maze) is represented by a...

Uncle Zebulon's Will, by Magnus Olsson
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Your eccentric Uncle Zebulon considered himself a wizard, and was rumoured to be very wealthy. But when he died, he only left you one single object in his will... Winner in the TADS division of the First...

Unnkulia One-Half: The Salesman Triumphant, by D. A. Leary
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"You play the role of a down-and-out Acme salesman, forced to work out of the Golden Dragon Inn, dangerously near Dread Unnkulia. Will you accumulate enough loot in this frightful backwater berg to turn your...

Unnkulia Zero: The Search for Amanda, by D. A. Leary
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"Will you, the Valley King's most trusted warrior, rescue his Lady Amanda from the gruesome clutches of the evil Unnkulians? Along the way to victory (or, <shudder>, defeat!), you will:...

Unnkulian Underworld: The Unknown Unventure, by D. A. Leary
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"You play the part of Kuulest's slave, and must recover the Orb of Studosity from the evil Unnkulians. Kuulest, the old geezebag, has died and left you with nothing to go on but a cryptic message about...

Unnkulian Unventure II: The Secret of Acme, by David Baggett
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"Your adventure continues as you try to create some good press for yourself -- wouldn't want to fade into anonymous obscurity, now would you? Along the way, you'll find the answers to these compelling...

Valley of Steel, by The Custodian
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The creep of surveillance and control has continued unabated. Every citizen is required to have a chip implant which can definitively identify them to anyone with a scanner. You've spent years working with...

Varicella, by Adam Cadre
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Ventilator, by Peregrine Wade
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The heat is stifling, the hotel room is vastly overpriced, and your heart is in pieces. But the worse is yet to come... WARNING: This story contains potentially humorous depictions of Mexican headgear.

Violet, by Jeremy Freese
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Calm down. All you have to do is write a thousand words and everything will be fine. And you have all day, except it's already noon. [blurb from IF Comp 2008]

VR Gambler, by Robert DeFord
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You start at the entrance to the Gold Coast Casino's new Virtual Reality Gaming Room. There is a neon sign over the doorway that says: GO ON A VR ADVENTURE! WIN BIG! This parser-based game features puzzles,...

The Wand, by Arthur DiBianca
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Explore the wizard Bartholloco's castle with the help of a versatile magic wand. Can you overcome his challenge? Can you levitate a rock? Can you slice a baltavakia? (Puzzle-oriented and family friendly.)

Ward Z, by Otto Condliffe
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New, improved! A short game for less experienced players of IF. It's set in a biological research facility, and there are zombies. It's full of action and suspense! It's a TADS 3 game with an automap! It's...

The Warlord, The Princess & The Bulldog, by David Whyld
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The Weight of a Soul, by Chin Kee Yong
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In a world of arcane mysteries, a young doctor's apprentice unravels a conspiracy most grim. Author's Comment: "This is a mystery/suspense parser game inspired by the likes of Anchorhead and Fallen London....

The Westbury Mystery, by Dorothy Millard
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What Are Little Girls Made Of, by Carolyn VanEseltine
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When I Was Shot By Elephants III, by Ray
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A tribute to NOM3RCY's unfinished trilogy, this story tells what really happened when i was shot by elephants.

Whitefield Academy of Witchcraft, by Steph Cherrywell
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The year is 1957, and the place is lush, storm-tossed Stinglash Island, just off the north coast of Washington's Olympic Peninsula. You are Page LeBlanc, witch in training, and you've returned for another...

Winter Storm Draco, by Ryan Veeder
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A chronicle of the events of the winter storm of the same name.

Winter Wonderland, by Tim Walsha and Simon Lipscomb
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Having studied and practised Anthropology for over 10 years, you had all but given up on your dreams to make some great discovery that would put your name in the history books. Until, that is you received a...

Wishbringer, by Brian Moriarty
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It's an ordinary day in your ordinary little town, and you've been performing your ordinary mail clerk's duties in an altogether ordinary way. But there's something quite extraordinary in today's mail. It's...

The Wizard Sniffer, by Buster Hudson
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You were recently acquired by the brave Ser Leonhart and his squire to sniff out the evil shapeshifting wizard. Unfortunately, you are not a wizard sniffer (if such a thing even exists). As far as you can...

The World Turned Upside Down, by Bruno Dias
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It's just shy of closing time on the last Saturday before Christmas; only a handful of regulars left in the bar. Peaceful, even, in spite of all of the city's damage. And then he walks in with some messed-up...

Worlds Apart, by Suzanne Britton
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Worldsmith, by Interactive Fables
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The Septem Tower has held steady in the Manifold, the space between time and the Real, for billenia. Populating the Tower are the Anemoi, a race of beings so far advanced that they hold the power of life and...

The Worm in Paradise, by Mike Austin, Nick Austin, Pete Austin, and James Horsler
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The Xylophoniad, by Robin Johnson
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The King of Anachronopolis has ordered you to end the Trojan War, slay the dreaded Bicyclops, and rescue a couple of inmates from Hades. A comic adventure set in Greek mythology.

Yes, Another Game with a Dragon!, by John Kean
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Yes, my mother is..., by Skarn
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Counseling is no easy job. When someone requests your help, within the space of a few questions, you must have learned enough about them, about their strengths and weaknesses, about what they want and what...

You are standing in a cave..., by Caroline Berg
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... you do not know how you got here. The last thing you remember is going out to eat at a fancy restaurant. Perhaps you were drugged. Perhaps you had a bad case of food poisoning and wandered off, feverish,...

Zeppelin Adventure, by Robin Johnson
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Piloting a tea-zeppelin on Mars is a lonely job, but this run is nearly over and then you're due for a holiday. That's unless you get sucked into a puzzly adventure involving pterodactyls, robots,...

Zigamus: Zombies at Vigamus, by Marco Vallarino
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Vigamus, the Video Game Museum of Rome, has been attacked by zombies. To save it from the monsters, you can only count on your brain and the relics and gadgets exhibited in the building. This game is also...

Zork, by Tim Anderson, Marc Blank, Bruce Daniels, and Dave Lebling
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Also known as Dungeon.

Zork I, by Marc Blank and Dave Lebling
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Many strange tales have been told of the fabulous treasure, exotic creatures, and diabolical puzzles in the Great Underground Empire. As an aspiring adventurer, you will undoubtedly want to locate these...

Zork II, by Dave Lebling, Marc Blank
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The Wizard appears, floating nonchalantly in the air beside you. He grins sideways at you. The Wizard incants "Fantasize," but nothing happens. He shakes his wand. Nothing happens. With a slightly...

Zork III, by Dave Lebling, Marc Blank
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An old, oddly youthful man turns toward you slowly. His long, silver hair dances about him as a fresh breeze blows. "You have reached the final test, my friend! You are proved clever and powerful, but this...

Zork Zero, by Steve Meretzky
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The Great Underground Empire is in its heyday. Upscale condos crowd the massive caverns. Subterranean highways stretch from Aragain to the Fublio Valley. And no adventurer has yet set foot in the open field...

Zork: A Troll's-Eye View, by Dylan O'Donnell
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Have you ever wondered how the life of a guard troll is? Find out in this game! [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Zork: The Undiscovered Underground, by Marc Blank, Michael Berlyn, and G. Kevin Wilson
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Grubald the Bold, Matchlick the Mighty, Linklaw the Lucky; all of the great Heroes are busy, laid up, contracted or dead. So it is you who gets to explore a never before seen part of the Great Underground...

Zorkian Stories 1: G.U.E., by Marshal Tenner Winter
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Finally making it to the Eastlands, you find a shaft leading to the depths of the Great Underground Empire where, supposedly, lost treasures that have been forgotten for centuries are waiting to be found...

The Zyphur Riverventure, by Jim Jacobson
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Zzzz, by Les Hogarth and Clive Wilson
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