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TV, Film, Music and Theatre related games

Recommendations by MathBrush

This is a collection of games that are related to the film, tv, music or theatre industries, without regard to quality.

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1. Theatre, by Brendon Wyber (1995)
Average member rating: (65 ratings)
MathBrush says:

A large, well-put together game from the early 90's. Explore an abandoned, creepy movie theatre and discover its past. Based off of real-life stories of an abandoned theatre.

2. Tinseltown Blues, by Chip Hayes (2002)
Average member rating: (1 rating)
MathBrush says:

The first spring thing winner, a long puzzle fest about finding 7 color-coded scripts that you lost in a movie studio.

3. Hollywood Hijinx
by Dave Anderson, Liz Cyr-Jones
(1986)
Average member rating: (20 ratings)

MathBrush says:

Probably the most pure puzzlefest of Infocom. Explore the house of a deceased uncle obsessed with Hollywood memorabilia.

4. Guilty Bastards, by Kent Tessman (1998)
Average member rating: (4 ratings)
MathBrush says:

Solve a murder mystery in a fairly accurate depiction of Los Angeles, with locations such as Santa Monica Boulevard.

5. Fingertips: I'm Having a Heart Attack
by Andrew Schultz
(2012)
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

MathBrush says:

Play as an actor in a tv commercial. A one-move game.

6. Screen, by Edward Floren (2002)
Average member rating: (6 ratings)
MathBrush says:

A short game with a prelude followed by scenes from Gilligan's Island and Batman.

7. Toonesia, by Jacob Weinstein (1995)
Average member rating: (15 ratings)
MathBrush says:

A loony-tunes based game, entered in the very first IFComp.

8. Opening Night, by David Batterham (2008)
Average member rating: (19 ratings)
MathBrush says:

A moving and charming mid-length game about a man in older times going to see a famous star perform.

9. Broken Legs
by Sarah Morayati
(2009)
Average member rating: (22 ratings)

MathBrush says:

A long, difficult IFComp game about a young girl determined to succeed in an audition at all costs.

10. The Tempest, by Graham Nelson and William Shakespeare (1997)
Average member rating: (6 ratings)
MathBrush says:

The Tempest, converted into a text-adventure.

11. Hamlet -- The Text Adventure
by Robin Johnson
(2003)
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

MathBrush says:

A humorous, Scott Adams-esque retelling of Hamlet.

12. Hollywood Visionary
by Aaron A. Reed
(2015)
Average member rating: (13 ratings)

MathBrush says:

I haven't played it, but many have praised it as one of the best Choice of Games games.

13. Downtown Tokyo, Present Day, by John Kean (1998)
Average member rating: (22 ratings)
MathBrush says:

A humorous game that starts in a movie theatre and segues into the movie.

14. Film at Eleven, by Bowen Greenwood (2001)
Average member rating: (4 ratings)
MathBrush says:

A young reporter for the local news station has to uncover a local, risqué mystery.

15. Flametop, by David J. Malaguti (2004)
Average member rating: (1 rating)
MathBrush says:

A guitar simulation; just mess around with amps and such.

16. Harmonic Time-Bind Ritual Symphony
by Ben Kidwell and Maevele Straw
(2016)
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

MathBrush says:

A long game involving a period in the author's life where they believed they were living in a parser game, as well as writing a good deal of music, which is linked to in the game.

17. The Play
by Dietrich Squinkifer (Squinky)
(2011)
Average member rating: (40 ratings)

MathBrush says:

A very well-received Undum game about trying to rehearse a play with an extremely frustrating cast.

18. Within a Wreath of Dewdrops
by Sam Kabo Ashwell and Jacqueline A. Lott
(2005)
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

MathBrush says:

A game where you take on the role of various participants to further a stage drama.


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