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NPCs Made Easy - an IFDB Poll

by Sam Kabo Ashwell
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A list of games which notably use elision, sleight-of-hand, cleverly framed premises, or other fiendish implementor tricks in order to include significant NPCs in the story without having to implement them in deep, complicated detail.

(Prompted by Carolyn VanEseltine's Writing Graceful Parser NPCs. )

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Rameses, by Stephen Bond
3 votes
"Basically, interacting with the NPC's are the only thing that you can do here." [+]... "The protagonist's..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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A Day for Fresh Sushi, by Emily Short
3 votes
"The major NPC has..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Weird City Interloper, by C.E.J. Pacian
3 votes
"The entire game..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Glass, by Emily Short
2 votes
"The PC is a..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Spider and Web, by Andrew Plotkin
2 votes
"While the..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Violet, by Jeremy Freese
2 votes
"The major NPC (or..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Eurydice, by Anonymous
2 votes
"Basically you..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Lock & Key, by Adam Cadre
2 votes
"The major NPCs..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Anchorhead, by Michael Gentry
2 votes
"The major NPC,..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Toby's Nose, by Chandler Groover
2 votes
"The PC is a dog..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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The Moonlit Tower, by Yoon Ha Lee
1 vote
"Other characters..." [+]...

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Bellclap, by Tommy Herbert
1 vote
"Uses..." [+]...

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Textfire Golf, by Adam Cadre
1 vote
"Excluding easter..." [+]...

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Everybody Dies, by Jim Munroe
1 vote
"NPCs are fleshed..." [+]...

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Savoir-Faire, by Emily Short
1 vote
"NPCs are..." [+]...

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Hoosegow, by Ben Collins-Sussman, Jack Welch
1 vote
"nice bunch of memorable npcs in a finely crafted escape game" [+]...

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Andromeda Apocalypse Extended Edition, by Marco Innocenti
1 vote
"LOGAN://" [+]...

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So Far, by Andrew Plotkin
1 vote
"Contains some..." [+]...

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Babel, by Ian Finley
1 vote
"A classic..." [+]...

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