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Games with Toys - an IFDB Poll

by IFforL2
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I want to distinguish four IF game elements: Puzzles require the player to find a solution to a problem in the narrative. If she can't find a solution, she's stuck. Branching allows the player to steer the plot of the narrative. Role-play allows the player to control character traits/abilities of the narrative's player character.

Toys, the focus of this poll, allow the player to, well... 'toy,' or generally monkey around, with a particular element of the game without punishments or decisive effects. I submit Lost Pig by Admiral Jota and Metamorphoses by Emily Short as prime examples of games with toys. Both games include freely manipulable props. Lost Pig also includes a well-implemented and forgiving conversational NPC.

So what other toys have you enjoyed experimenting with? Please include the in-game name and in-game location of the toy in your comments.

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The Mary Jane of Tomorrow, by Emily Short
2 votes
"The heart of the..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

IFforL2 says: This is really helpful as an example of a game where toys are possible without complicated parser commands.

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Counterfeit Monkey, by Emily Short
2 votes
"The..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Metamorphoses, by Emily Short
2 votes
(No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Suveh Nux, by David Fisher
2 votes
"The magical language allows much freedom" [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Spider and Web, by Andrew Plotkin
1 vote
"The gadgets let you do quite a bit" [+]...

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Friendly Foe, by Mike Sousa
1 vote
"Lot's of objects..." [+]...

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The Magic Toyshop, by Gareth Rees
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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Beta Tester, by Darren Ingram
1 vote
"Lots of them,..." [+]...

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Color the Truth, by mathbrush
1 vote
"The recording studio" [+]...

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A Bear's Night Out, by David Dyte
1 vote
"guess it fits the definition" [+]...

IFforL2 says: The ball and the cat in the living room have some toying option.

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Chlorophyll, by Steph Cherrywell
1 vote
"Two functional..." [+]...

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Beautiful Frog, by Porpentine
1 vote
"Another "one big toy" as Robin Johnson put it." [+]...

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Lost Pig, by Admiral Jota
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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The Island of Doctor Wooby, by Ryan Veeder
1 vote
"Living dinosaur dolls and other things to play around with." [+]...

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Grandma Bethlinda's Variety Box, by Arthur DiBianca
1 vote
"One big toy" [+]...

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Endure, by Emily Short
1 vote
"Play around with translations to your heart's content." [+]...

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