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Wandering NPCs - an IFDB Poll

by Fredrik
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I have always been fascinated with games that have several wandering and independent NPCs, especially when you have the ability to try to order them around. This sets the stage for a game where no one session is like any other, and even though the NPCs may not be very smart, it gives a sense of life to the game.

I am looking for your recommendations of good games of this kind. (Or just fascinating ones.)

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Deadline, by Marc Blank
6 votes
"My first exposure to IF. Got me hooked on Infocom games." [+]... "Characters in the..." [+]... "In my opinion,..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Twin Kingdom Valley, by Trevor Hall and P. M. Skinner
3 votes
"Lot of territory to explore" [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Mystery House Possessed, by Emily Short
3 votes
"Characters wander..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Child's Play, by Stephen Granade
3 votes
"The other..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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The Hobbit, by Philip Mitchell and Veronika Megler
3 votes
"Thorin sits down and starts singing about gold." [+]... (No comment) [+]... "Possibly the most..." [+]...

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Zork I, by Marc Blank and Dave Lebling
2 votes
"The thief, of course. " [+]... "The thief, but in..." [+]...

Fredrik says: This game only has a single wandering NPC (I doubt if the bat and grue are coded as wanderers), and therefore does not really fit the criteria for this poll.

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Blue Lacuna, by Aaron A. Reed
2 votes
(No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Christminster, by Gareth Rees
2 votes
"Has multiple..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Six, by Wade Clarke
2 votes
"You have to chase..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Knight Orc, by Pete Austin
2 votes
"A MMORPG-like experience" [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Lancelot, by Christina Erskin, Joan Lamb, Neil Scrimgeour, Dicken Peeke, Nusarath Jahan, Mike Austin, Nick Austin, John Jones-Steele, and Mike Bryant
2 votes
"Plenty of..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Suspended, by Michael Berlyn
2 votes
"The robot NPCs..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Four in One, by J. Robinson Wheeler
1 vote
"Farcically hard..." [+]...

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Kiss Chase, by Peter Berman
1 vote
"A bunch of NPCs,..." [+]...

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Changes, by David Given
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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ADRIFTmas Party, by Dana Crane
1 vote
"The wandering..." [+]...

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The High Mountains, by Paul Braithwaite
1 vote
"You cannot give..." [+]...

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Gnome Ranger, by Pete Austin
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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Forbidden Castle, by Mercer Mayer
1 vote
"This can be..." [+]...

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The Baker of Shireton, by Hanon Ondricek
1 vote
"Bustling with NPCs." [+]...

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Castronegro Blues, by Marshal Tenner Winter
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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Runestone, by Alan Davis
1 vote
"Lords of Midnight with IF!" [+]...

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Kerkerkruip, by Victor Gijsbers
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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Corruption, by Rob Steggles, Hugh Steers
1 vote
"Multiple..." [+]...

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The Tiny House, by Dan Doyle III
1 vote
"The dogs and cat..." [+]...

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Moist, by Scarlet Herring
1 vote
"One of the characters moves about, and not always aimlessly" [+]...

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Pytho's Mask, by Emily Short
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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Jacaranda Jim, by Graham Cluley
1 vote
"The postman and the thief" [+]...

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Zork III, by Dave Lebling, Marc Blank
1 vote
"I've heard rumors..." [+]...

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Enchanter, by Marc Blank, Dave Lebling
1 vote
"The adventurer...." [+]...

Fredrik says: Like Zork I, I have the feeling that there is only the one wandering NPC. Thus, while it is a brilliant game, it does not really belong here.

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The Battle of Walcot Keep, by Steve Breslin, Eric Eve, and Lindsey Hair
1 vote
"Has a whole..." [+]...

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Vacation Gone Awry, by Johan Berntsson, Fredrik Ramsberg, and Staffan Friberg
1 vote
"It certainly has some wandering NPCs." [+]...

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Ingrid's Back, by Pete Austin, Peter McBride, Godfrey Dowson, Graham Jones
1 vote
"great game!" [+]...

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Zork II, by Dave Lebling, Marc Blank
1 vote
"The wizard..." [+]...

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Scapeghost, by Peter Austin
1 vote
"multiple NPCs can be given orders." [+]...

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