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Seeds and Solutions, by Caelyn Sandel
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The Shape of Our Container, by Rocketnia
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We Know the Devil, by Aevee Bee and Mia Schwartz
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Freedom, by Anonymous
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Foo Foo, by Buster Hudson
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Invasion, by Cat Manning
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Choice of the Deathless, by Max Gladstone
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Bloom, by Caelyn Sandel
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Sleepless, by Natalia Theodoridou
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The Yawhg, by Damian Sommer and Emily Carroll
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Emily is Away, by Kyle Seeley
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Hollywood Visionary, by Aaron A. Reed
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Birdland, by Brendan Patrick Hennessy
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80 DAYS, by inkle, Meg Jayanth
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Secret Agent Cinder, by Emily Ryan
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Beware The Faerie Food You Eat, by Astrid Dalmady
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Toddler RPG, by Noah Marshall
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Tentacles Growing Everywhere, by Dietrich Squinkifer (Squinky)
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Oppositely Opal, by Buster Hudson
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the uncle who works for nintendo, by michael lutz
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Traveler, by Caelyn Sandel
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Choice of Robots, by Kevin Gold
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Duplicita: Episode 1, by Sean Hwang and Doug Lindsay
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The Hammer of God, by G. K. Chesterton and IF Classics
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Counterfeit Monkey, by Emily Short
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Hadean Lands, by Andrew Plotkin
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Composition in a Minor Key, by Aleks Samoylov
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my father's long, long legs, by michael lutz
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ULTRA BUSINESS TYCOON III, by Porpentine
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Sorcery!, by Steve Jackson and inkle
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Dominique Pamplemousse - It's All Over Once The Fat Lady Sings!, by Dietrich Squinkifer (Squinky)
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Witch's Girl, by Geoff Moore
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Walker & Silhouette, by C.E.J. Pacian
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Talentless Hack, by Tami Baribeau
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Chemistry and Physics, by Caelyn Sandel (as Colin Sandel) and Carolyn VanEseltine
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You Are a Blob!, by SoftSoft
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Coloratura, by Lynnea Glasser
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18 Cadence, by Aaron A. Reed
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Ex Nihilo, by Juhana Leinonen
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Conversations With My Mother, by Merritt Kopas
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Frankenstein, by Dave Morris and inkle
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Shuffling Around, by Andrew Schultz (as Ned Yompus)
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Castle of the Red Prince, by C.E.J. Pacian
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The Lift, by Colin Capurso
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Úrquel, the black dragon, by David T. Marchand
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On a Horse with No Name, by Greg Ewing
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Taco Fiction, by Ryan Veeder
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PataNoir, by Simon Christiansen
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Light Of My Stomach, by David Fletcher
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The Promise, by Sean Huxter
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Conan Kill Everything, by Ian Haberkorn
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The Game Formerly Known as Hidden Nazi Mode, by Victor Gijsbers
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Housekey, Part I, by Ariën Holthuizen
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The Down Dragon, by Stuart Allen
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The Dog/House, by Byron Alexander Campbell

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An evocative landscape bookended by absurdity, December 24, 2010
The Dog/House is a very short, simple game, driven by dream logic. It opens with the player character in a doghouse, next to a sleeping dog. The dog is guarding a bone; if you try to take it, the dog snaps at you. This set-up is left unexplained. Are you another dog, or are you human? If human, why are you in a doghouse? The game doesn't say, although (Spoiler - click to show)later descriptions imply that you're human.

Outside the doghouse, a small but charming landscape opens up. Falling leaves, a forest path. The descriptions are terse but evocative. Even though the game funnels you down a linear path, it feels like exploration.

And then you solve the final puzzle, and wonder: why did I just do that? The winning action is somewhat obscure, although because of the small scale of the game it can eventually be discovered by brute force, and the game never gives you a better reason to solve the puzzle than "because it's there". The player character even comments on the pointlessness of doing such a thing. The absurdist beginning and end of The Dog/House feel like they belong to an entirely different game from the dream-like charm of the middle section.

The author says this was his first attempt at writing interactive fiction, and it shows, but The Dog/House also shows a lot of promise. Time to play his other games, I think...

You Find Yourself in a Room., by Eli Piilonen
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Being There, by Jordan Magnuson
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Suprematism in IF, by Andrey Grankin
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The Shadow in the Cathedral, by Ian Finley and Jon Ingold
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The Minimalist Game, by NOM3RCY
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Magic Travels, by Mister Nose
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The Tower of the Elephant, by Tor Andersson
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Rover's Day Out, by Jack Welch and Ben Collins-Sussman
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Byzantine Perspective, by Lea Albaugh
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The Hangover, by Will Conine
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Bugged, by Anssi Räisänen
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69,105 Keys, by David Welbourn
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Game Developers Conference 2009, by Jim Munroe
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Martha's Big Date, by Mary Potts
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The Milk of Paradise, by Josh Graboff
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Attack of the Yeti Robot Zombies, by Øyvind Thorsby
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Afflicted, by Doug Egan
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A Flustered Duck, by Jim Aikin
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Realm of Obsidian, by Amy Kerns
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Vague, by Richard Otter
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Escapade!, by Juhana Leinonen
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Snack Time!, by Hardy the Bulldog and Renee Choba
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Vespers, by Jason Devlin
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My Angel, by Jon Ingold
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Downtown Tokyo, Present Day, by John Kean
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Six Stories, by Neil K. Guy
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Cry Wolf, by Clare Parker
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Everybody Dies, by Jim Munroe
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The Ngah Angah School of Forbidden Wisdom, by Anssi Räisänen
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Blighted Isle, by Eric Eve
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Nightfall, by Eric Eve
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The Lighthouse, by Eric Hickman and Nathan Chung
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Buried In Shoes, by Kazuki Mishima
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The Absolute Worst IF Game in History, by Dean Menezes
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30 Minutes, by Anastasia Trombly
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Crystal Ball, by Marian Taylor
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Blue Lacuna, by Aaron A. Reed
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The Potter and the Mould, by Robert Street
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To Hell in a Hamper, by J. J. Guest
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rendition, by nespresso
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Muse: An Autumn Romance, by Christopher Huang
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Pascal's Wager, by Doug Egan
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Without a Clue, by David Whyld
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shadows on the mirror, by Chrysoula Tzavelas
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Connect, by James Hudson
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Pick Up The Phone Booth And Die, by Rob Noyes
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Dead Cities, by Jon Ingold
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Uncle Zebulon's Will, by Magnus Olsson
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Sunset Over Savannah, by Ivan Cockrum
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Return to Ditch Day, by M.J. Roberts
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Wearing the Claw, by Paul O'Brian
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Child's Play, by Stephen Granade
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English Suburban Garden, by Cedric Knight
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The Battle of Walcot Keep, by Steve Breslin, Eric Eve, and Lindsey Hair
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The Edifice, by Lucian P. Smith
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Suveh Nux, by David Fisher
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Aisle, by Sam Barlow
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Lost Pig, by Admiral Jota
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The Sisters, by revgiblet
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Ecdysis, by Peter Nepstad
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Bronze, by Emily Short
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For a Change, by Dan Schmidt
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Möbius, by J.D. Clemens
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The Primrose Path, by Nolan Bonvouloir
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Legion, by Jason Devlin
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Floatpoint, by Emily Short
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Carmen Devine: Supernatural Troubleshooter, by Rob Myall
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Being Andrew Plotkin, by J. Robinson Wheeler
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All Roads, by Jon Ingold
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Moon-Shaped, by Jason Ermer
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Ad Verbum, by Nick Montfort
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Ribbons, by J. D. Berry
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All Hope Abandon, by Eric Eve
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Fight or Flight, by Sean Krauss
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Aunts and Butlers, by Robin Johnson
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Xen: The Hunt, by Ian Shlasko
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Another Goddamn Escape the Locked Room Game, by Riff Conner
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Whom The Telling Changed, by Aaron A. Reed
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Fate, by Victor Gijsbers
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De Baron, by Victor Gijsbers
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Tales of the Traveling Swordsman, by Mike Snyder
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Madam Spider's Web, by Sara Dee
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Labyrinth, by Samantha Casanova Preuninger
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A Broken Man, by Geoff Fortytwo
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The Elysium Enigma, by Eric Eve
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