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Games that inspired you to MAKE a game. - an IFDB Poll

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Whether it was the witty dialogue, the charming atmosphere, or the cleverness of the puzzle - you played "this" game and it inspired you to write your own. Selfishly, I'm looking for my own inspiration, but I am also very, very curious as to the personal variations therein.

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Anchorhead, by Michael Gentry
5 votes
"Fantastic" [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Adventure, by William Crowther and Donald Woods
4 votes
"The first IF game I ever played." [+]... "It makes you want to tinker." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Slouching Towards Bedlam, by Star Foster and Daniel Ravipinto
3 votes
"Astounding!" [+]... (No comment) [+]... "One of the..." [+]...

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Curses!, by Graham Nelson
3 votes
(No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Spider and Web, by Andrew Plotkin
2 votes
"IF with a story!" [+]... "Made me realise..." [+]...

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I-0, by Anonymous
2 votes
"Sandbox play, many paths and outcomes" [+]... "This is not a..." [+]...

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Goose, Egg, Badger, by Brian Rapp
2 votes
"Funny and clever!" [+]... "Anything with odd..." [+]...

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Blue Lacuna, by Aaron A. Reed
2 votes
"This game inspired me to start my own...the highly explorable world and the variety of paths you can end up in makes this one of my favorites." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams and Steve Meretzky
2 votes
"As a kid I spent..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Worlds Apart, by Suzanne Britton
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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Leather Goddesses of Phobos, by Steve Meretzky
1 vote
"I'll never stop playing this one" [+]...

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With Those We Love Alive, by Porpentine and Brenda Neotenomie
1 vote
"Now I'm trying Twine" [+]...

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A Mind Forever Voyaging, by Steve Meretzky
1 vote
"The prototype for the modern IF style" [+]...

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Forbidden Castle, by Mercer Mayer
1 vote
"I am apparenly..." [+]...

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When Help Collides, by J. D. Berry
1 vote
"Or, rather, the..." [+]...

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Beyond Zork, by Brian Moriarty
1 vote
"I could live in it." [+]...

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Alabaster, by John Cater, Rob Dubbin, Eric Eve, Elizabeth Heller, Jayzee, Kazuki Mishima, Sarah Morayati, Mark Musante, Emily Short, Adam Thornton, Ziv Wities
1 vote
"Trying to make..." [+]...

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Leadlight, by Wade Clarke
1 vote
"OK, I know the author" [+]...

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Shade, by Andrew Plotkin
1 vote
"This was the one..." [+]...

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Caverns of Chaos, by Paul Martinez and Alison Castro
1 vote
"I knew I could do better" [+]...

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Make It Good, by Jon Ingold
1 vote
"This was the last straw, if I didn't solve the case I was out of a job" [+]...

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Aotearoa, by Matt Wigdahl
1 vote
"Made me think,..." [+]...

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The Reliques of Tolti-Aph, by Graham Nelson
1 vote
"A Cruel Classic!" [+]...

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Savoir-Faire, by Emily Short
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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Indigo, by Emily Short
1 vote
"After realising that a small, short game can come out fine, I decided to make some like this too! " [+]...

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An Act of Murder, by Christopher Huang
1 vote
"Classic murder mystery style" [+]...

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Hoist Sail for the Heliopause and Home, by Andrew Plotkin
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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Babel, by Ian Finley
1 vote
"Clever flashback..." [+]...

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Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Head or Tail of It, by Jeff O'Neill
1 vote
"I got several from this" [+]...

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