Hypertext stories that make heavy use of text transformations
by Bruno Dias - 17 votes for 13 games, last vote on July 21, 2018; created on October 20, 2015
"I'm looking for hypertexts that make heavy use of stretchtext and related effects to tell their story - Links that add, remove, or alter text within a passage. Swan Hill for instance makes heavy use of this, and my own work does too, but..."
Procedurally generated IF
by verityvirtue - 20 votes for 12 games, last vote on July 21, 2018; created on October 11, 2015
"Looking for IF which uses procedural generation (? I'm not a programmer) to derive its writing, story, etc."
Modern Text Adventures
by glaap - 4 votes for 3 games, last vote on July 23, 2018; created on October 6, 2015
"As I'm currently working on a game that tries to modernize the text adventure genre in a way that it gets closer to movies while still maintaining the idea that you just have a text interface, i'd like to do research on the most..."
La aventura legendaria.
by YoGGuex - No votes; created on September 26, 2015
"Una aventura épicamente legendaria. A pesar de ser una historia fantástica, debes jugar con completo realismo para pasar el juego."
Child-friendly CYOA (or other interface that's not traditional parser)
by blue/green - 10 votes for 8 games, last vote on December 9, 2015; created on September 13, 2015
"Most of the games I see on the "appropriate for children" lists are pure parser IF. Are there kid friendly games that have a more accessible interface? CYOA, hyperlink, hybrid parser--any interface that offers some help in figuring out..."
IF of yours you'd most recommend
by blue/green - 29 votes for 28 games, last vote on May 29, 2017; created on September 9, 2015
"If someone were going to play one IF you've written, which one would you recommend? This can be based on any criteria you choose: personal favorite, highest rated, most representative, most accessible, whatever. (You can always change..."
by MathBrush - 19 votes for 18 games, last vote on December 8, 2016; created on September 7, 2015
"I'm interested in games where the reviewers 'just don't get it', where part of the game that is essential or hidden got overlooked. I'm thinking of Scary House Amulet as a prime example, where a solid parody game is passed off as poorly..."
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..."
Games that did it earlier
by Floating Info - 11 votes for 7 games, last vote on November 25, 2017; created on August 26, 2015
"What are some lesser known games that were first to have a feature that was later perfected by a more well known game?"
Longest games you ever played
by MathBrush - 28 votes for 15 games, last vote on June 22, 2017; created on August 2, 2015
"I'm looking for the game that you played that had the most content (not necessarily being stuck on a puzzle for a long time)"
Games centered around a "groundhog day" loop
by Merk - 47 votes for 29 games, last vote on July 16, 2018; created on July 29, 2015
"Two that come to mind, which I haven't played in years and may be remembering wrong, are Moebius and All Things Devours. Games with fail states, by their nature, fit the bill from a mechanical level, but I'm curious about games where..."
by Floating Info - 15 votes for 9 games, last vote on July 29, 2015; created on July 27, 2015
"What games have your favorite openings? By opening I mean everything before the first room description in a parser game or the first screen of a choice game. It could be a sentence, a few sentences, a paragraph, or more. But I'm looking..."
Some of the worst games written.
by Bishopofbasic - 4 votes for 4 games, last vote on August 27, 2015; created on July 23, 2015
"The last time I put up a poll, I got some really great games, and loved playing them. So now I'm looking for some of the worst IF games ever created within the community. Something in the likes of Ed Wood."
The Squick Squad
by Sam Kabo Ashwell - 11 votes for 9 games, last vote on December 31, 2017; created on July 21, 2015
"A list of games with a heavy emphasis on disgusting, gross-out subject-matter, whether in service to some higher goal, or just because the author is nine years old and thinks poop is the funniest thing ever."
I'm looking for a great surreal game.
by Bishopofbasic - 33 votes for 17 games, last vote on January 2, 2018; created on July 12, 2015
"It's pretty hot up here in Canada and I was wondering if anyone knew of any great surreal type games. Something I can spend my time in front of the AC or in my office hiding from the world. Thanks you guys."
Sci-fi games with truly "alien" aliens
by wwenches - 9 votes for 5 games, last vote on June 20, 2018; created on June 27, 2015
"I love "Cradle of Eve" by Kitty Horrorshow and I've been enjoying "Coloratura." I would love more sci-fi games (either standard IF or Twine games) that deal with truly alien creatures, rather than just going for standard humanoid aliens..."
Games with 'enhanced interfaces'
by verityvirtue - 6 votes for 5 games, last vote on February 5, 2016; created on June 5, 2015
"Looking for (parser?) games which use side panels, or similar, to streamline delivery of information AND are on a platform which does not usually have such a feature (therefore, Undum, Quest, Storynexus etc. games are out.) Something..."
Games / stories with an eighteenth-century setting
by chux - 4 votes for 3 games, last vote on May 9, 2016; created on May 19, 2015
"That is, I'm specifically interested in a European / Western version of the 18th-C.: Age of Enlightenment; Great Awakening / Puritanism; Colonial and Revolutionary USA; Louis XIV to French Revolution; hoop petticoats, justacorps, and..."
The game(s) that changed your mind about Twine
by MathBrush - 43 votes for 21 games, last vote on July 15, 2018; created on May 18, 2015
"I've seen many people discuss their feelings for Twine. Many of them say that they didn't think it was a 'real' platform at first, but then certain games changed them (see, for instance, the commentary in "IF is Dead. Long Live IF") For..."
Games with interesting content that unlocks after beating the game
by MathBrush - 7 votes for 6 games, last vote on June 29, 2016; created on May 6, 2015
"After playing Tenth Plague, I was interested when I saw the game had a commentary mode. I was looking for similar "extra content" in other games."