by Jeremy Freese - 4 votes for 4 games, last vote on January 8, 2013; created on January 7, 2013
"I was playing around a bit with a couple of the Glulx hyperlinks extensions, and this led me to be interested in looking at some games that have been written in Glulx and make use of hyperlinks."
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..."
Best games you've played in 2012
by Molly - 28 votes for 18 games, last vote on May 11, 2013; created on December 15, 2012
"The year of our lord Two Thousand Twelve is almost over, so let's reflect back on the games we've played this year and see which ones we liked the most. Note that the games don't have to have come out in 2012 to be eligible for this..."
Combat puzzle games
by Jeremy Freese - 25 votes for 13 games, last vote on May 28, 2017; created on December 12, 2012
"What I'm looking for are games that have fights that are ostensibly combat, but the solution to winning the fight is really a matter of solving a puzzle."
Vast but not Cruel
by Floating Info - 32 votes for 10 games, last vote on March 5, 2017; created on December 10, 2012
"I'd like to see games that are long and spacious, yet aren't Cruel (or very Nasty) on the Zarfian scale. Essentially, games that the main reason for saving is for time or the occasional timed part."
IF that purposely conceals crucial player character information
by Puddin Tame - 41 votes for 13 games, last vote on February 25, 2016; created on October 28, 2012
"IF that doesn't explicitly clue players in on knowledge they would/should have if they actually were the player character (The character's motivation, interests, relevant parts of their past etc.), which, for good or bad, results in some..."
Child authored IF
by Hulk Handsome - 9 votes for 8 games, last vote on December 6, 2016; created on October 24, 2012
"It's incredibly unlikely to find a game created by a child (12 years or under) that's actually well made, but they can still be enjoyable. It's fun to see a young ones imagination run wild, limited only by their... likely poor coding..."
Up, Up, and Away: IF starring super heroes
by Molly - 17 votes for 9 games, last vote on May 24, 2017; created on October 11, 2012
"It's often been said that super-heroes are a poor fit for IF, given the reliance of the former on flashy, colorful costumes and fights. But let it never be said that some poor bastards didn't try. What are some notable attempts at..."
IF for wannabe Authors
by SinfoolGamer - 12 votes for 10 games, last vote on October 17, 2012; created on September 26, 2012
"For all the wannabe IF Authors out there, what games would you recommend they play/research? Hopefully looking for multiple types (best & worst IF) and also IF with sounds/pictures/animation & with well done feelies (maps, letters,..."
Best games of the last 12-18 months?
by Tobi Tesuji - 31 votes for 14 games, last vote on September 19, 2014; created on September 23, 2012
"I haven't looked at any new games since more than one year. So, what did I miss? What are the best/most interesting games of the last 12-18 months?"
This Is Who We Are
by Sam Kabo Ashwell - 59 votes for 27 games, last vote on November 24, 2014; created on September 12, 2012
"A considerable number of games exist largely as the commentary of the IF community (or some subset of it) upon the medium and the community itself. These works are likely to be befuddling to outsiders, but provide windows onto blah blah..."
by Dannii - 20 votes for 12 games, last vote on December 17, 2017; created on September 2, 2012
"Supposedly one of IFs strengths is for exploring places with few other people, often abandoned places, but I can't think of many works which have zero NPCs and consist of a lot of exploration. Usually there's at least one NPC, or the..."
Neil Armstrong Commemorative Space Poll
by Joey Jones - 31 votes for 15 games, last vote on October 28, 2014; created on August 25, 2012
"I'm hankering to play a good space-themed game. That is to say, a game not necessarily set in space, but a game that is in some way about space or our relation to space. Any takers?"
I am new to interactive fiction, could anyone recommend a game for me?
by Urtikor - 33 votes for 17 games, last vote on November 25, 2017; created on August 19, 2012
"Hello, I just recently came across interactive fiction and I want to try it out and see if it's my kind of thing. I tried Dreamhold for maybe half an hour, but even though it seemed well written, solving puzzles isn't interesting for me...."
Games with a Halloween theme
by Cuxxu - 17 votes for 12 games, last vote on July 24, 2013; created on August 10, 2012
"Some of us over on boardgamegeek/videogamegeek/rpggeek are starting a interactive fiction-of-the-month club. It was discussed having a game with a Halloween Theme for October. Most of the people will be fairly new to IF. Any suggestions?"
Games featuring music
by Karl Ove Hufthammer - 26 votes for 19 games, last vote on May 16, 2017; created on July 29, 2012
"I have always thought that music has a huge potential for enhancing IF, more so than graphics has. So what are the best examples of IF games that use music? Note that this poll does not include games with only sound effects; they have to..."
Diversity in IF
by The Xenographer - 33 votes for 18 games, last vote on April 3, 2018; created on July 15, 2012
"Most English-language IF that's set in something resembling the real world seems to deal with vaguely WASP-y types in the US, the UK, Australia, or Canada. What are some works that explore different settings from these and/or characters..."
Lost Treasures of the IF Comp
by Molly - 15 votes for 12 games, last vote on June 9, 2015; created on June 21, 2012
"It seems that for every Comp game that's still talked about today (e.g., Slouching Towards Bedlam, Shade, Photopia, etc.), there's ten or so that have been almost completely forgotten; some of them even placed in the top ten or higher...."
Comfort Food IF
by Molly - 25 votes for 18 games, last vote on May 22, 2017; created on June 11, 2012
"Lately I've been chasing away the blues by playing through my IF backlog. This made me wonder, what IF do you play as a pick-me-up? Maybe it's something that calms and soothes you, maybe it's really funny, or maybe it just distracts you..."
The Modern Zorkalikes
by Ghalev - 18 votes for 10 games, last vote on May 26, 2017; created on June 2, 2012
"My desire is straightforward, but proving difficult to satisfy. I want games that are like the Zork games might have been, given a more contemporary set of design ideals. It seems to be an abandoned playing field in some ways, as if the..."