Favorite "atmosphere" games
by MathBrush - 38 games
"These are games that are fun because of the atmosphere and plot more than the puzzles. These games are not too hard and not too easy. They generally have a big over-arching theme. I have included most horror and comedy games in other..."
A timeline of Lovecraftian horror
by MathBrush - 13 games
"Lovecraftian games are oddly overrepresented in IF, both among IF in general, and among great IF games. They seem to be a good fit for the exploratory form of parser IF. Most of these games hit up all of the big-ticket Lovecraft items:..."
Conversation (Heavy?) Games with I7 Source
by I4L - 2 games
"I'm finding that handling realistic conversation in Inform 7 to be something of a challenge. While the examples provided with certain extensions are useful, they only go so far. From an educational standpoint, what are some games with..."
Camp/"So Bad It's Good"
by Ivanr - 6 games
"It might seem strange that a video game, which relies on consistent and effortful coding in order to deliver any kind of experience, could be "so bad it's good" in the way that an Ed Wood movie is. But it can happen! There's a lot of fun..."
Unique puzzle games
by Shadow Fox - 7 games
"This list is focused on shorter games that really made me think. Each one is unique, with interesting settings and mechanics. They may not be the hardest games out there, but beating these made me feel very satisfied with myself. "
by Emily Short - 10 games
"Interactive fiction with a lot of plot -- many scenes and events moving the player forward, rather than just a collection of puzzles. Some of these works are fairly difficult and do use puzzles as pacing devices, while others are low in..."
The Best of the Best
by bluevelvetwings - 6 games
"Whether because of amazing writing, immersive plot, unique atmosphere, or whatever else, these are the games I personally consider the best IF has to offer. ..."
The People's Revolutionary Game List
by verityvirtue - 6 games
"Games set in dystopias inspired by the Soviet Union. Often involves bureaucracy, wrongful imprisonment and revolution. Suggestions welcome."
by mjhayes - 3 games
"In the spirit of Mystery Science Theater 3000, some games were so bad that somebody decided to come along and spoof them. Not all of them work on all interpreters, but it's good to play through each one for a few laughs."