by YLi - No votes; created on July 14, 2014
by Pinstripe - 15 votes for 12 games, last vote on January 17, 2017; created on April 15, 2012
"Games which have, or might be considered to have, a camp aesthetic or sense of humor. "Camp is a certain mode of aestheticism. It is one way of seeing the world as an aesthetic phenomenon. That way, the way of Camp, is not in terms of..."
"Ed Wood" Games
by murphy_slaw - 21 votes for 10 games, last vote on March 2, 2013; created on March 8, 2009
"I'm looking exquisitely bad games. Games with warped aesthetics and worldviews far removed from consensus reality. Games that are, in the words of Michael Martin, "exactly good enough that I had to keep going to see what it did next"...."
"IF with, wings of poesy"
by A. I. Wulf - 5 votes for 5 games, last vote on October 29, 2017; created on October 26, 2017
"I would like to explore the IF works with a pinch of poetry. I want to find the IF games with a good dose of emotions collected in tranquillity, heightened by wings of poesy."
8-Bit Basic games under 20k
by jgerrie - 1 vote, last vote on April 15, 2014; created on March 31, 2014
"I'm looking for the best adventures written in any version of Basic that run on a classic 8-Bit computer such as the TRS-80 Model 1, Commodore Pet or Vic 20, ZX81, or early Apples. In other words I'm looking in the range of memory..."
A fine bit of homebrew
by JonathanCR - 6 votes for 4 games, last vote on October 1, 2009; created on August 9, 2009
"Most games here are written with Inform, TADS, or other custom IF-writing languages. Some, however, are written in more standard and less specialised languages, such as C++, Java, or even BASIC. These "homebrew parsers" usually lack the..."
a game about a boy, which was sold together with a bound book (novel or short story)
by BearWithMe - 1 vote, last vote on September 1, 2015; created on September 1, 2015
"As a child I remember visiting my next door neighbor, who had a text adventure, which was sold together with a novel (i.e a real fictional book). The story was something about a boy, who perhaps lost his family, ran away from home or..."
A Poll About ... A Poll About ... Hm. That's Funny. I Can't Recall.
by Ghalev - 50 votes for 27 games, last vote on May 15, 2017; created on July 30, 2010
"As of the founding of this poll, the IFDB has only seven games with the "amnesia" tag. I don't buy that for an instant. Please vote for games where the player-protagonist-person is dealing with a bout of forgetfulness (usually about who..."
A poll for games which aren't normally on polls.
by Pinstripe - 30 votes for 17 games, last vote on July 8, 2015; created on April 10, 2012
"There are some games which are ubiquitous. A poll for funny, happy games? Lost Pig will be there. A poll for beautiful, dramatic games? Photopia always makes it. Conversational games? Galatea. Artsy games? Pretty much anything by Zarf...."
Absolute worst IF
by NOM3RCY - 7 votes for 6 games, last vote on January 14, 2013; created on April 11, 2012
"There's a surprising lack of a "worst IF" poll. I felt that I had to make it. We've all played the classics, the Colossal Caves, the Zorks, the Anchorheads, the Slouching Towards Bedlams. What are the games that you should never play?"
Achievements, catch them all and other stuff.
by Xionix - 13 votes for 8 games, last vote on October 11, 2016; created on March 13, 2013
"Looking for some IF with achievements, like, collect the 50 golden coins, or if you type 20 wrong commands you get the newbie achievement, or if you type "use hat in head" you get the "IF hater-to-be" achievement, well you get the idea."
Adjustable Default Games
by Emily Short - 14 votes for 8 games, last vote on November 10, 2011; created on June 10, 2009
"Works in which some aspect of the game's default behavior can be customized (e.g. by changing the person of the narration), especially if the game allows players to play with alternatives to standard IF conventions."
AI developments, particularly NPC-AI
by breslin - 30 votes for 17 games, last vote on June 10, 2018; created on October 10, 2008
"Doesn't need to be satisfying as a conventional game, but must be interesting as an experiment. The idea being that AI work in IF is something that still needs work. Name the games you think which are contributing to this area of genre..."
All the Pretty Sources
by Jeremy Freese - 28 votes for 21 games, last vote on December 3, 2015; created on December 20, 2012
"IF games that have source code available that you'd hold up as an example of what good looking source code is supposed to look like. (I was motivated to post this by wanting to study some I7 source, but actually pretty source from other..."
An underrated Text Adventure
by theqbasicwizard - 4 votes for 3 games, last vote on July 5, 2017; created on September 27, 2013
"Howdy, I'm looking for a game to play that is extremely underrated and unknown by the general audience. Something like a horror game of sorts."
by katz - 19 votes for 11 games, last vote on June 19, 2018; created on January 2, 2012
"Post-apocalyptic games: equal parts cliche and fun. Authors are free to dispense with pesky NPCs, complicated modern technology, and implementing working everyday items. Players can have no inhibitions about acting like murderous..."
by WriterBob - 112 votes for 32 games, last vote on September 21, 2017; created on November 15, 2008
"I'm interested in games that take the fiction of IF to new levels. These are not straightforward, plot driven games. Think instead of games that play like poetry, or games that focus on a character's revelation."
Australian Setting or Characters
by Rhetta_Lynnea - 14 votes for 12 games, last vote on September 19, 2016; created on May 31, 2013
"I've played several good games with Aussie characters or setting, and I was wondering if there are any others. It doesn't have to be the main focus of the game, just a little extra colour."
by Artran - 21 votes for 13 games, last vote on April 23, 2018; created on August 27, 2013
"I'd like to discover more games like Photopia, Rameses or Glass, in which the narration is rather independent on a player, and in which the interaction is somewhat limited because of strong characterisation and lack of real puzzles. In..."
Awesome Text Adventure Gaming wants to review your game
by theqbasicwizard - 12 votes for 7 games, last vote on November 14, 2013; created on October 9, 2013
"I would love to review the game that you have created and review for an upcoming episode of Awesome Text Adventure Gaming. "