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Zelzer reviews Beta Test: "Very good writing but needs more ways to effect the story" June 5, 2020
"The writing was very well done, playing the game you get VERY emerged and interested as you try to uncover the strange situation that you..." - See full review
A new listing for Blink, by Mattie Brice June 4, 2020
Made for the Pulse Pounding Heart Stopping Dating Sim Jam, Blink seeks to explore the subtle power dynamics in dating between myself and my partners, and how privilege affects our outlooks. It was also a...
verityvirtue reviews It Is not so Much a Story: "Cycling, sparse hypertext" June 4, 2020
"Here is a tiny story of an assassin and a contract and a deal to keep a kingdom safe. It's a bit like a braided bracelet: there are no..." - See full review
verityvirtue reviews Under the Sea: "Delightful, brief seascape exploration" June 4, 2020
"Explore a thriving underwater coral reef in search of treasure, so you can report back to your local Adventurer's Society! The imagery in..." - See full review
Felix Pleșoianu reviews A Hobbit Trek: "A flawed tribute" June 4, 2020
"This is a game very much in the spirit of the original Hobbit. You know the one. Too bad that means lots of sudden deaths with no way to..." - See full review
A new listing for Tallest Trees, by Peter Bates June 3, 2020
A short psychological thriller set in a supernatural world of darkness and danger. Successfully navigate a dark forest while being chased by a mysterious supernatural being.
A new Recommended List by onebelatedbumblebee, onebelatedbumblebee recommendations June 3, 2020
A new listing for The Verus Effect, by John C. Knudsen June 2, 2020
You are a legendary warrior, seemingly cursed to fight for all eternity. While longing for rest, you must continue to fight to achieve your ultimate goal of mortality...
A new listing for The Forgotten Nightmare 3, by Chris Radford June 1, 2020
Chapter 3 is the third chapter in The Forgotten Nightmare text adventure game series. In Chapter 1, you awaken after an accident with amnesia, hanging upside-down by your seatbelt. After escaping the...
A new listing for Znrp's, by Ian Michael Waddell June 1, 2020
As the proprietor of the only neutral bar in the Nebula, protect your bar from thugs looking to shake down your most loyal (and most irritating) customer.
MathBrush reviews Beautiful in His Stasis: "An unusual experiment in place and time; horror" June 1, 2020
"This game was interesting. In initial appearance, you are in a house and have several options for exploring it, with no option allowed..." - See full review
A new listing for Alien Diver, by Daza May 31, 2020
On a scouting mission in a far flung solar system, your ship malfunctioned at the worse time and eventually crashed into an alien ocean. Your crashed ship now lies on the bottom of an alien ocean. It needs...
A new listing for Escape From the Mechanical Bathhouse, by Nathaniel Spence May 30, 2020
A bit of whimsy made as a distraction during lockdown. A first attempt at an adventure game; at the very least, it kept the author amused for a few weeks in the making.
A new listing for Space Snacks, by Janos Biro May 30, 2020
Space Snacks is a minimalist RPG based on Space Reavers, by Alex Damaceno. Select a randomly generated character (Human, Alien, Robot or Freak). Try to find the tools you need to fix your ship by exploring...
Snufflepuff reviews Solarium: "Superb Mood, Tone, Setting!" May 29, 2020
"This my favorite IF as of this writing. Exquisite mournful tone, mystery as to who the player-narrator is, and what exactly happened in..." - See full review
A new listing for Cavern of the Evil Wizard, by MontieMongoose May 28, 2020
Based on the fictive game in the movie Big (1988) with Tom Hanks, this is an oldschool MS-DOS graphical text adventure with 4 color CGA graphics. #advjam2020
MathBrush reviews Investigative Journalism: A Welcome to Night Vale Fan Game: "A polished and stylish Night Vale-style game with investigation and danger" May 28, 2020
"I grade games on a scale of 5 stars, in the following criteria: *Polish. This game is very polished, with custom sounds, varying..." - See full review
A new listing for My Daughter Is A Cultist!, by Virtua Worlds May 27, 2020
PREMISE: YOU'RE JUST A NORMAL GUY TRYING TO GET SOME SLEEP. YOU HEAR A BUMP IN THE NIGHT. WHAT WAS THAT? WHY IS YOUR DAUGHTER ACTING SO WEIRD? IS IT PARENTHOOD OR A HORRIBLE CURIOSITY THAT COMPELS YOU TO...
Canalboy reviews Castle Ralf: "Castle Ralf - Oldie But Goldie DOS Challenge" May 26, 2020
"I don't know if all IF players of a certain age who witnessed the evolution and flowering of the inchoate genre from the late seventies /..." - See full review
Trashlord101 reviews Lux: "One of the best I've seen by far" May 26, 2020
"I really like these interactive stories, especially if they involve escape rooms! Awesome story! I suggest it to anybody willing to try..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Tribute: Return to the City of Secrets: "A heartfelt tribute to an Emily Short game" May 25, 2020
"Emily Short's game City of Secrets is a relatively-hidden gem. Started as a commercial project for a band, it's a sprawling city-based..." - See full review
Felix Pleșoianu reviews Get Lost!: "The fae in our lives" May 24, 2020
"This is a game that speaks to me, with meaningful choices that make sense for a change (and replayable too, despite the shortness). A..." - See full review
A new listing for The Game That Never Ends, by Earth Traveler May 24, 2020
Welcome back my friends, it’s The Game That Never Ends! Or does it? Run through a gauntlet of puzzle rooms and see if you can escape...
A new listing for Are you there?, by Vicimus May 24, 2020
Another day in this strange new paradise. During these bizarre new times the world is in disarray. Cities have been relegated to Quarantinze Zones, letting the sectors that once hosted a bustling part of...
ColdCow reviews Beautiful in His Stasis: "Strange and Creepy" May 24, 2020
"Short story with an interesting progression that makes you wonder if something is wrong with your monitor. The ending could use a bit..." - See full review
A new listing for Mage vs Bandits, by Mustache May 23, 2020
You're a young mage tasked with saving a village from a group of bandits.
A new listing for Twinefoolery, by John C. Knudsen May 23, 2020
In the far away Land of IF, there is a curious place called Genre. The town is laid out in a hook shape, at the base of Macro Mountain. Railroad tracks run through the middle of the town. On one side of the...
A new listing for Beautiful in His Stasis, by Hannah Nyland May 22, 2020
A short horror game about things that change - and things that don't - set in a little cabin out in the woods. What will you do with the time you have?
GhostGabriel reviews Divis Mortis: "Fun!" May 22, 2020
"I had a fun time with Divis Mortis. I should probably start by saying I'm new to IF, especially parser IF. I first fell in love with..." - See full review
dragonhold24 reviews Life of a Mobster: "This Interactive Fiction Isn't Passive" May 22, 2020
"The story is investing and is a genuine game: make poor decisions and you risk being caught by law enforcement; succeed and there is a..." - See full review
A new listing for Mikala, by Flanagangames May 22, 2020
Mikala is a short story following Mikala, a warrior woman, on a mission of revenge against the dragon that destroyed her village and took her family away from her.
A new listing for A Labyrinth at Woodstock, by Endelyon May 22, 2020
The legend of a queen with murder on her mind. Queen Eleanor is the wife of King Henry II, Fair Rosamond is his mistress. Eleanor plans to kill her rival, but can she find her way through the labyrinth? Can...
E.J. Rosa reviews How to say Goodbye in a Pandemic: "Less of a Game, More of a Story" May 22, 2020
"Another review pointed out that it was not very interactive in terms of a game, and this is true. Before you start it, I would suggest..." - See full review
A new Recommended List by Felix Pleșoianu, Replay and relax May 21, 2020
Games that are always a pleasure to play again, not to solve puzzles but to enjoy the good memories.
Games that are always a pleasure to play again, not to solve puzzles but to enjoy the good memories.
Simon Deimel reviews How to say Goodbye in a Pandemic: "A short reading matter" May 19, 2020
"This short project in Twine offers some thoughts on losing a loved one during the current crisis. The text is accompanied by graphics and..." - See full review
Xavid reviews Assemblage of Angels: "Evocative" May 19, 2020
"An evocative game with strong writing and an intriguing setting."
unWinnable State reviews You Will Select a Decision: "You Will Select A Decision: an unWinnable State review" May 18, 2020
"I have selected many decisions. I have met many Victory Ends and many Death Ends. Yet there are still many decisions to select and ends..." - See full review
unWinnable State reviews The Wand: "The Wand: an unWinnable State review" May 18, 2020
"Arthur DiBianca’s The Wand is about a wand, and that’s pretty much it. Ostensibly there is a story about a wizard, challenge from said..." - See full review
A new listing for The Trope Exploit, by John C. Knudsen May 17, 2020
Go for a walk in the forest. Invent a time machine. Steal alien technology as a secret agent. Be an enforcer for a criminal organization. Hunt monsters professionally. Rebuild your emotionally wrecked life....
A new listing for Museum Heist, by Kenneth Pedersen May 17, 2020
Music by Eric Matyas www.soundimage.org Play as the elegant art thief Gentleman Finn as he robs the finest art museum in the world. An interactive fiction optimization game made for AdventureJam 2020. Made...
Felix Pleșoianu reviews The Legend of the Missing Hat: "Simple pleasures in interactive fiction" May 17, 2020
"Why can't more story games be like Legend of the Missing Hat? With light prose, no drama and cuteness everywhere, it's still a joy to..." - See full review
A new listing for How to say Goodbye in a Pandemic, by MajicKat May 17, 2020
MathBrush reviews Don't Push The Mailbox 2 And Aisle: "A short one-move tribute game with some entertaining responses" May 15, 2020
"This game was entered in the Emily Short Anniversary Contest. It's a sequel of sorts to Pick Up the Phone Booth and Die, Aisle, and Pick..." - See full review
A new listing for Ti Hanno Fregato i Gettoni!, by Flavio May 14, 2020
Un sabato pomeriggio in sala giochi si trasforma in un'avventura inaspettata, non appena una banda di bulli ti intercetta rubandoti i gettoni che avevi appena comprato! Ora non hai più soldi per altri...
MathBrush reviews The Prongleman Job: "A heist game with a limited parser--but watch out for the owner!" May 13, 2020
"I helped beta test this Spring Thing 2020 game. In it, you play as a someone trying to rob a house for an organization of thieves. Like..." - See full review
unWinnable State reviews Will Not Let Me Go: "Will Not Let Me Go: an unWinnable State review (this one gets very personal)" May 13, 2020
"I was not looking forward to playing Stephen Granade’s Will Not Let Me Go. The description of the game is short: Dallas, Texas. 1996...." - See full review
A new listing for SIEGE (The Siege of Plataea), by Elizabeth Lumley May 12, 2020
This is mostly a game about the siege of Plataea, but it's also a game about choices. Each person, soldier or citizen, must choose many things when war comes to their doorstep. Make the right choices, and...
A new competition page: The Emily Short Anniversary Contest created May 12, 2020
To honor the enormous amount of high quality games, criticism, resources and support that Short has given the community over the last two decades, we’re running a tribute competition. You have from now until...
A new listing for Undying Gratitude, by E.J. Rosa May 12, 2020
Here lies the story of a woman haunted by someone whose life she saved years ago. Although all the ghost does is shower her with gifts, all she wants is peace and quiet. Written to be a modern fairytale,...
unWinnable State reviews All Things Devours: "All Things Devours: an unWinnable State review" May 12, 2020
"All Things Devours is, in essence, one single puzzle. A crunchy, well constructed puzzle. I mean, I had to create a spreadsheet to solve..." - See full review
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