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#VanLife, by Victoria
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The first thought is always the same: ‘coffee’. The warm glow of the kettle fills the van as it comes to life at an enviable pace. Suddenly, with a snap, the lights shut off, the kettle dies with dignity,...

16 Ways to Kill a Vampire at McDonalds, by Abigail Corfman
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You're a vampire hunter on your night off. You're getting a manicure, seeing a movie, and eating fast food. But there's a vampire in this McDonalds. If you don't do something, then in one hour it will eat...

1893: A World's Fair Mystery, by Peter Nepstad
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A theft on the fairgrounds! Precious diamonds stolen from the Kimberly Diamond Mining Exhibit! An urgent telegram from your old partner arrives, requesting your help to solve the mystery. How can you refuse?...

2604, by Admiral Jota
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4x4 Galaxy, by Agnieszka Trzaska
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4x4 Galaxy is a space exploration game with 16 planets that are different every playthrough thanks to procedurally generated content. Discover new worlds, battle space pirates and strange beasts, sell goods,...

5 Minutes to Burn Something!, by Alex Butterfield
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You're great at burning bridges and midnight oil, but figurative fire can't save you now.

500 Apocalypses, by Phantom Williams
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500 Apocalypses is a web installation memorializing collapsed civilizations from across our universe. This interactive space is designed to allow contemplative engagement with five hundred curated entries...

69,105 Keys, by David Welbourn
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There's just one room. How hard can it be? Just unlock the door. Oh. There's 69,105 keys.

77 Verbs, by MathBrush (as Prismatik)
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Use every standard verb in the Inform library to escape deadly situations in this introduction to parser games! (This game was formerly known as 85 verbs.)

9:05, by Adam Cadre
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The phone rings. Oh, no — how long have you been asleep? Sure, it was a tough night, but... This is bad. This is very bad. The phone rings.

Aayela, by Magnus Olsson
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The Abductor's Quarters, by Jim Jacobson
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Fight your way through a dungeon controlled by a renegade adventurer with a taste for torture. Save your friend if you can! This adventure is part of the Eamon universe. Like all Eamon adventures, it is an...

Above and Beyond!, by Mike Sousa
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Academic Pursuits (As Opposed To Regular Pursuits), by ruqiyah
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Dear Ms. ████████ We are delighted to offer you a position in our architecture department. After your application and interview we are confident you will really sink your teeth into this role. Your new...

Accuse, by David A. Wheeler
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This is a small puzzle/game where you must determine who murdered someone, with what, and where, by making a series of accusations. The solution, suspect placement, and weapon placement is random each time....

Acid Whiplash, by Ryan Stevens and Cody Sandifer
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"Tooth beavers, hermits, phallic-shaped dust tomatos. Billed a living memorial to the wit, style, and unintentional genius of Rybread Celsius by Cody Sandifer." [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Across The Stars: The Ralckor Incident, by Dark Star and Peter Mattsson
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In the year 5367 IR, humanity is well established throughout the galaxy. It has been over twenty-thousand years since the Zal'tacs passed through our solar system, trading their technology for our food and...

An Act of Murder, by Christopher Huang
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Additional Tales from Castle Balderstone, by Ryan Veeder
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Another anthology of terror, edited by Ryan Veeder, again. Also an ECTOCOMP 2019 entry.

Adventure, by William Crowther and Donald Woods
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Adventure in 20 Rooms, by 80sNostalgia
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Adventure in Time and Space, by Dorothy Millard
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The Adventurer's General Store, by Ryan Page
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"The Adventurer's General Store is a mall in which adventurers may buy various weapons, from a morning star to an antimatter ring. In addition, you may adventure in the mall's sewer system. The sewer system...

Age of Fable, by James Hutchings
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Age of Fable is a free role-playing game which you play through your web browser. Its style is deliberately 'retro', based on the gamebooks whose popularity peaked in the 80s such as Fighting Fantasy, Lone...

Aisle, by Sam Barlow
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"Late Thursday night. You've had a hard day and the last thing you need is this: shopping. Luckily, the place is pretty empty and you're progressing rapidly. On to the next aisle... Aisle started out as a...

AlethiCorp, by Simon Christiansen
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Do you have what it takes to be an Associate Information Management Consultant with one of the world's largest information management companies? Can you leverage synergies with the best to operationalize our...

Alias 'The Magpie', by J. J. Guest
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Sir Rodney Playfair, gentleman thief, has a simple plan: impersonate a psychiatrist, infiltrate a country house, steal a priceless Egyptian scarab and make it back to London in time for cocktails. All in a...

Alien Diver, by Daza
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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...

The Alien Intruder, by Robert Parker
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Mission Control, Houston, this is Mission Control, Cape Cod. Please be advised that we have lost all contact with Moon Base. Roger, Cape Cod. It looks like we'll have to send in our Specialist for this job....

Alien Research Centre, by Ian Smith and Sean McClure
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Search the eerie corridors of the Alien Research Centre and do your best to carry out sufficient repair work to enable you to return both the ship and yourself to the safety of Earth. During your search you...

Alien Research Centre 3: Footprints In The Snow, by John Wilson
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"It [the game] is loosely (very loosely) based on 'Alien Research Centre 1 and 2', so my sharp, incisive mind called it 'Alien Research Centre 3' ... novel, no?" Introduction: Last night's snowfall was heavy...

All Things Devours, by half sick of shadows
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From the game's about command: "All Things Devours is a short piece of interactive fiction, leaning strongly towards the text-adventure end of the spectrum. It explores an all-too-familiar science fiction...

Alone, by Paul Michael Winters
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Just you and your car, alone on the open road. You haven't seen another car for weeks. You haven't spoken to another person in months. And if you want to stay alive, you'd better keep it that way.

Alternate Beginners Cave, by Rick Volberding
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There is no introduction to this adventure, you simply wander about a different Beginner's Cave. This adventure is part of the Eamon universe. Like all Eamon adventures, it is an RPG-style game, mostly using...

Amateur Alley, by John Nelson and Frank Kunze
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As you were wandering around a town called "Nell-zon" near the Main Hall, a seemingly crazy old man approached you. Half of his utterings were not coherent, but he was saying something about "hidden treasure...

Amazon, by Michael Crichton
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The Amazon jungle. Volcanic, dangerous, still unexplored. Home of the jaguar. The alligator. Two hundred species of poisonous snakes. And nataives whose culinary habits, while only rumored, make you very...

Anatomy of the Body, by Robert Parker
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Welcome into the human body! You bravely "volunteered" to enter a human patient and destroy cancerous growths, tumors, and bacteria. To aid you are several white blood cells, already residing in each of us,...

Anchorhead, by Michael Gentry
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You take a deep breath of salty air as the first raindrops begin to spatter the pavement, and the swollen, slate-colored clouds that blanket the sky mutter ominous portents amongst themselves over the little...

ANDROMEDA 1983, by Marco Innocenti
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You are Ektor Mastiff, a scientist carrying the most important news in the world! Bring it to the Scientific Committee before it's too late! ANDROMEDA 1983 - An Adventure Game by Marco Innocenti is © 1983 by...

Andromeda Apocalypse — Extended Edition, by Marco Innocenti
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Floating in space on a strange vessel, sole survivor of a world... and maybe of the entire human race, Ektor Mastiff must find a way through the cosmos, on a voyage that can change the history of mankind...

Andromeda Awakening - The Final Cut, by Marco Innocenti
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The most important discovery in history. And then, the whole world goes crumbling down. Armed with but a computer and an expired railway ticket, how can one expect to save the day when the doomsday clock has...

Andromeda Dreaming, by Joey Jones
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Aliss can control her dreams, but will this help her when she's stuck in a galaxy on the brink of destruction? Winner of the Andromeda Legacy competition 2012, Andromeda Dreaming is in the same setting as...

Animalia, by Ian Michael Waddell
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This is the story of Charlie Stewart, nine-year-old Human child. Inside this ordinary nine-year-old Human child are four animals from the Forest, working tirelessly to keep YOUR Taiga Federation safe from...

Anno 1700, by Finn Rosenløv
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You have taken a job as receptionist at an old hotel on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, hoping to rekindle your interest in history before the final exam at college. Little do you know that you will get...

Another Love Story, by Hélène Sellier
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Remembering the past is never easy, deciding if your love has died or not is worse.

The Apprentice, by Saevar Benjaminsson
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A short text only fiction. Released earlier in 2006, but an incomplete version. This version is the completed one. The plot is to find the holy grail and overcome various obstacles. It takes place in a...

April 7th, by Geoff Lynas
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Are you there?, by Vicimus
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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...

Ariadne in Aeaea, by Victor Ojuel
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Isle of Aeaea, the eastern Aegean. 3,500 years ago. In the northern wastes, the Achaeans have a new and warlike chieftain. Palace after palace is falling to his armies. On the shores of Crete, the Minoan...

Arram's Tomb, by James Beck
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The brave companions enter the old wizard's tomb in search of wealth and adventure. Many have done so before but no-one has ever returned. Direct barbarian, cleric, mage and thief towards great wealth and...

Arthur, by Bob Bates
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"Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone, is rightwise king of England." In the days before Camelot, when magic and evil rule England, a sword sheathed in stone appears in a quiet churchyard. Engraved...

The Ascent of the Gothic Tower, by Ryan Veeder
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A story of mild and non-debilitating obsession.

ASCII and the Argonauts, by J. Robinson Wheeler
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In this wonderfully laconic spoof of the Scott Adams style of adventures, you play as Jason of the Argo, tasked by King Pelias to bring the Golden Fleece to him or die. Surprisingly both entertaining and...

Assault on the Clone Master, by Keith Dechant
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While you are traveling in the far-away land of Knieriem, a war breaks out with the feared clone army of the infamous Clone Master. Go with some rebel commandos to attack the Clone Master's headquarters and...

Assault on the Clonemaster, by Donald Brown
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You were walking away from the Main Hall when you felt that unpleasant wrench in your stomach again. You are in another universe. This time, you have your normal body and weapons. You just need to find your...

Assault on the Mole Man, by John Nelson
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You heard of strange rumblings in the Marewood Forest, a few miles outside of town. Being the inquisitive sort, you decide to go to the forest to investigate. Little did you know what sort of subterranean...

Attack of the Kretons, by Nate Segerlind
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While searching for a villain who has been terrorizing the countryside, you end up in a pathetic city which is under siege from a horde of Kreton barbarians. Now, you have to figure out what's going on, and...

Aunts and Butlers, by Robin Johnson
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It's 1920, you're a minor aristocrat fallen on hard times, and your wretched Aunt Cedilla is on the warpath. A Wodehousean comedy of manners, manors, mysterious butlers and unfriendly poodles.

The Axe of Kolt, by Larry Horsfield
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You are a penniless ex-mercenary soldier, reduced to wandering the land and doing odd-jobs in return for food and a place to sleep. You have just left the town of Greenwych and you have hitched a ride on a...

The Axe of Kolt, by Larry Horsfield
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You are Alaric Blackmoon, a penniless ex-mercenary soldier, reduced to wandering the land and doing odd-jobs in return for food and a place to sleep. You have just left the town of Greenwych and you have...

The Axolotl Project, by Samantha Vick
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As a lowly intern on Sadler Pharmaceutical’s high-security lunar research base, you set out to find an escaped test subject before your boss does. Along the way, you’ll unravel the mystery of your coworker’s...

Aztec Assault, by The Traveller in Black
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Ba'Roo!, by Hensman Int'l
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You are on vacation in the Peruvian mountains when you come upon some undiscovered ruins. Careful not to disturb or damage anything, you enter what appears to be a small temple.

Babel, by Ian Finley
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In this game, you play as an amnesiac inside Babel, an abandoned Arctic facility devoted to biological research. You soon discover that you have the unusual ability to witness scenes from the past by...

Balances, by Graham Nelson
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"A homage to Infocom's Enchanter Trilogy, at the same time showing some of the things that Inform is capable of doing." [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

The Balrog and the Cat, by John Wilson and George E. Hoyle
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Banana Republic, by Sam Ruby
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"You are in the Banana Republic of Centraland. I am President Dole. I have decided to take the risk of believing that you may be telling the truth about yourself. "If indeed you are, you are probably...

Barbarian, by Tim Hamilton
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You play as Tandum the son of a barbarian chieftan. One day some red cloaked figures pay your father a visit and you come home to find him dead. Will you be able to take your place as chieftan or will you be...

Basilica de Sangre, by Bitter Karella
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What's a demon to do? Your mother has been missing for weeks. Rumor has it that she's being held prisoner in the infamous convent Basilica de Sangre. They say no demon has ever escaped from Basilica de...

Batman!!, by (name withheld)
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Mekstel, a great wizard and a good friend of yours, has recently passed away. He did not forget you, however, as you were one of the few named in his will. Mekstel was an odd sort of wizard, and once again,...

A Beauty Cold and Austere, by Mike Spivey
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That survey course in conceptual mathematics seemed like a good idea at the start of the term - no graded homework, no midterm exams - just an oral final at the end. But now that final is tomorrow morning....

Beginner's Cave II, by John Nelson
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The Beginner's Cave has been set up by the Warlord as a service to all Free Adventurers, giving them a chance to try their skills in a not-too-dangerous setting. Let us all toast the Warlord for restocking...

Beginner's Forest, by Margaret Anderson
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A pleasant hike through the forest turns scary when you are set upon by some ghosts! A good choice for your first adventure. This adventure is part of the Eamon universe. Like all Eamon adventures, it is an...

Behind Closed Doors, by John Wilson
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You are a balrog, locked inside the loo...

Behind Closed Doors 0.25: The Hut, by John Wilson
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A VERY short prequel to the first game in the series "Behind Closed Doors". Including this, there are now 10 games in the series. Good for beginners who are learning the difference between examine and...

Behind Closed Doors 2: The Sequel, by John Wilson
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The balrog needs to go to the loo, but the door is locked... In addition to the standard version, there is a slightly longer "The Cats Choice-Cuts Edition" available.

Behind Closed Doors 3: Revenge of the Ants, by John Wilson
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Behind Closed Doors 4: Balrog's Day Out, by George E. Hoyle
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Behind Closed Doors 5, by John Wilson
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It was a fine sunny day and the warm rays of the sun glistened off the shiny new paint that now adorned the door in front of him. Mrs Balrog would be pleased with his efforts as she had been nagging him for...

Behind the Sealed Door, by Tim Berge
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Hearing legends about a huge city, filled with strange, powerful weapons and priceless treasures, you make your way to a little used path going east. On the dawn of the second day you see a familiar face...

Best Gopher Ever, by Arthur DiBianca
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Help the unfortunate residents of Fairview! (Who are all animals, by the way.) A light puzzle game for all ages.

Beyond Zork, by Brian Moriarty
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Dread times have befallen the Kingdom of Quendor. The wizards have mysteriously disappeared. The Enchanter's Guild Hall lies in ruins. Villages are abandoned, drunken men mutter strange tales, and vicious...

The Big Sleaze, by Fergus McNeill
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Big Trouble in Little Dino Park, by Seth Paxton, Rachel Aubertin
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Ever since cloning dinosaurs became the cheap, cool way to build a theme park there have been lots of them cropping up. Luckily, this one still had a position open for your summer job! Little Dino Park is a...

Birmingham IV, by Peter Emery
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A solitary scholar, his purpose and presence in the world a mystery even to himself, ventures abroad in a dream state. He finds a land of sunny lanes and dark forests, steeped in the blood of Celt, Saxon,...

Birth of the Phoenix, by Paul L. Berker
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The Black Castle of NaGog, by Doug Burrows
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The hero Gladmar has been possessed by a demon. The only hope to save him is to find the idol of Demogorgon in the evil ruins of the Black Castle of NaGog. This adventure is part of the Eamon universe. Like...

The Black Death, by John Nelson
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Lately you have watched your friends get sick and shake with fever, some of them dying before your helpless eyes. All the doctors who were trying to help are now dying. Everyone has given up hope, saying...

The Black Knight, by Mandy Rodrigues
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Black Mountain, by John Nelson
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You have been summoned to the Eamon Justice Department. The Chief Guard at the palace needs some assistance. Black Bark, the infamous murderer and all-round bad guy is to be tried for his crimes. You may...

The Black Phoenix, by Roger Pender
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After six months of intensive training the 101st is brought up to full strength. On graduation night you are approached by a large man in black body armor which bears the insignia of a Black Phoenix on a red...

Black Sheep, by Nic Barkdull and Matt Borgard
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In the future, robots cater to man’s every want and need. That is, unless you’re a lowly line cook like Irene Turnsole. After Irene travels to her late father’s home, she discovers that her sister has gone...

The Blind House, by Amanda Allen
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I scarcely know the woman at my side. I don't even know why she was the one I turned to. I can only hope that we haven't been followed, that she won't ask too many questions. The only choice left to me now...

Blood Feud, by Rick Krebs
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While sitting at the bar at the local pub, You are approached by a gnome wearing a blue wool hat, glasses and smoking a cigarette. He says, "Ah, here you are! So you're the brave warrior who has volunteered...

Blue Lacuna, by Aaron A. Reed
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You have always been different. One in a trillion have your gift, your curse: to move between worlds, never settling, always alone. To Wayfare. Yet there are others like you, and something stronger than...

The Body Revisited, by Robert Parker
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"We need your help!" You look up startled. Standing before you is your friend, Doctor Sickman Fraud. You realize that it must be an emergency if the doctor comes to you. "A very important person was attacked...

Bogeyman, by Elizabeth Smyth
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You can go home when you learn to be good.

The Bony King of Nowhere, by Luke A. Jones
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This is a relaxed small(ish) text adventure in the classic parser style (but with a much wider vocabulary), and also with a modest attempt at humour! Author's Comment: "After growing up with text adventures...

Bookworm 3-D, by Robert Parker
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The Bookworm has once again disappeared! Lately, beginning adventurers have mentioned bizarre happenings at the Beginner's Cave. Could it possibly be him? You approach the Beginner's Cave... This adventure...

Border Reivers, by Vivienne Dunstan
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It's late fifteenth century Scotland, and the dangerous world of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers. A murder has been committed, and it's your task as the Warden's son to try to find out who was responsible....

The Bounty Hunter, by Jack Lockerby
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Bradford Mansion, by Lenard Gunda
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A classic IF investigation/mystery set in an old mansion. What could ever go wrong in an old mansion? Lord Bradford just passed away, and his inheritors are eager to get their hands on their inheritance. But...

Brain Guzzlers from Beyond!, by Steph Cherrywell
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You are Bonnie Noodleman, Ordinary Well-Adjusted Teen-Ager, on an ordinary well-adjusted drive up Make-Out Mountain--until some gooey monstrosity from beyond the stars guzzles your boyfriend's brains clean...

Braincase, by Dan Lance
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You are a forensic contractor tasked with going through a person's memory implant to solve a crime.

brevity quest, by Chris Longhurst
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it's a quest!

The Bridge of Catzad-Dum, by Nate Segerlind
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Welcome to my first grand adventure based on the noble exploits of the great Maiwaro Tomokato, commonly known as "Samurai Cat." The game is based quite heavely upon the first chapter of "The Adventures of...

Bronze, by Emily Short
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When the seventh day comes and it is time for you to return to the castle in the forest, your sisters cling to your sleeves.

The Brutal Murder of Jenny Lee, by Daniel Gao
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You are sent back in time to investigate a 17-year-old mystery. Who murdered Jenny Lee?

Bugged, by Anssi Räisänen
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The conceit of this game is that your cousin has written a very buggy IF game that you are determined to play through to the end. Can you take advantage of the bugs in the game to get around the other bugs...

Bugsy, by Priscilla Langridge
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Bulbo and the Lizard-King, by John Wilson and Sean Doran
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Bullhockey 2 - The Return of the Leather Whip, by B F Lindsay
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Your girlfriend has disappeared--again--before your very ears.

Bullhockey!, by B F Lindsay
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Your girlfriend has left you, leaving disturbing notes. And she--oops--lost your laundry. In various places. Around town. You can't have her back. But you can try to get your laundry.

BYOD, by n-n
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You are starting your IT internship. The details you got from the university are scarce: just the address and the date (today).

Cactus Blue Motel, by Astrid Dalmady
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Somewhere between New Mexico and Arizona, three friends were driving through a barren desert of red rocks, and wide empty skies. It was the end of summer, the end of high school, the end of so many things....

The Call of the Shaman, by Larry Horsfield
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Your bride-to-be, Princess Bronwynn, has been poisoned in a botched assassination attempt. The poison is a very rare one and you must travel to a far land to find the Shaman who is the only person who might...

Cape, by Bruno Dias
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Cape is a superhero origin story for the cyberpunk dystopia we're all living in.

Captain Verdeterre's Plunder, by Ryan Veeder
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You should carry the bag. I'm more of a delegator.

Captivity, by Jim Aikin
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Locked in a tower in a castle by an evil duke — how annoying. And you’re not even a princess! Duke Esteban is demanding an outrageous ransom of your well-born and well-meaning but cash-strapped parents, a...

The Case of LeAnne's Missing Bunny, Wendy, by Ryan Veeder
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A Haunted House Jam entry by Sheridan Mitchell.

The Castle Kophinos, by Don Doumakes
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The Castle Kophinos, once one of the most splendid houses in the land, has fallen upon hard times. Five years ago, it is said, the wealthy and reclusive Nikos Kophinos (owner of the castle) made an...

Castle Mantru, by Steve Constanzo
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As you leave the Main Hall, King Stevron, the King of nearby Century Castle, calls to you: "I wish for you to go to Castle Mantru. There the evil wizard called Crimson has hidden the magical Amulet of Wisdom...

The Castle of Count Fuey, by Donald Brown
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Baron Hador had thought that there was something odd about the man who had collapsed in front of his castle. But, being the kind soul that he is, he took the man into his castle to spend the night. The next...

Castle of Doom, by Donald Brown
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The Castle of Doom is run by two kindly old ladies who want to give valiant Adventurers a bit of excitement. You will be traveling in a round castle just chock-full of evil monsters and wonderful treasure....

Castle of Riveneta, by Robert Karsten
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As you prepare for your next journey, a small young man comes up from around a building. He tells you of a castle to the north of town which was abandoned by the royal government when the Queen Riveneta...

A Castle of Thread, by Marshal Tenner Winter
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Your family is known to be expert language keepers in your village. Your specialty is an ancient, dead language called Ixteesh. You never thought it would be useful for much of anything, but then you are...

The Castle of Vourtram, by Alexandre Torres
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The Kingdom of Gwalinad is in its last days of existence. The evil wizard Vourtram, aided by an army of demoniac creatures, razed most of the old cities, spreading terror everywhere. When the capital...

Catch That Kitty, by Rohan
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You are sent to find the whereabouts of a lost item, but find out that the mission wasn't about it in the first place.

The Cave of the Mind, by Jim Jacobson and James Varnum
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You should know better than to drink strange potions. Now you have to survive a cave full of creatures, some magical and some not so magical. And who, or what, is the Mind? This adventure is part of the...

Cavern of the Evil Wizard, by MontieMongoose
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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

The Caverns of Doom, by M. Mullin
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You have been chosen to journey into the Caverns of Doom to recover the stolen machinery desperately needed by the Apple Computer Corporation for their new computer. The town will reward you for each piece...

The Caves of Eamon Bluff, by Tim Berge
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As you leave the Main Hall a white horse comes to you and say, "My master desires your services, come with me." Then it beckons for you to climb up on it. The horse takes you for some distance to the south...

Caves of Hollow Mountain, by John Nelson
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You were in search of a new adventure in the Hills of Mansui when you stumbled on a small cave. You remember stories of an entrance into this mountain; what the men at the Main Hall call "Hollow Mountain"....

The Caves of Mondamen, by John Nelson
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"We need you, brave warrior to enter Mondamen's stronghold, kill the evil wizard before he can call upon the demon Vaprak, and bring back the daughter of Kahn. Also, if the evil wizard does succeed in...

Caves of Treasure Island, by Geoffrey Genz and Paul Braun
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Rescue a captured adventurer from pirates on a volcanic island. This adventure is part of the Eamon universe. Like all Eamon adventures, it is an RPG-style game, mostly using a two-word parser. Because Eamon...

The Chamber of the Dragons, by Brian Kondalski
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You explore a cavern filled with dragons and gather up all the loose treasure. This adventure is part of the Eamon universe. Like all Eamon adventures, it is an RPG-style game, mostly using a two-word...

Chaosium Caves, by Sam Bhayani
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After walking out of the Main Hall you see Hokas Tokas, the wizard. He says to you, "I have just heard word of a new tyrant named Astrallion. He has the ancient Medallion of the Mind. It was stolen from the...

Charlie the Chimp, by Garry Francis
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It's a beautiful day in the gorilla enclosure at Sydney's famous Taronga Park Zoo. There's only one problem. You're not a gorilla, you're a chimpanzee named Charlie. Some idiot zookeeper has mistaken you for...

Charming, by Kaylah Facey
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Potions shattered on the floor, pages torn out of books, a demolished statue... These are a few of the magical messes you will have to clean up before Enchantress Igmenta arrives for your coming-of-age test...

Choice of the Dragon, by Dan Fabulich and Adam Strong-Morse
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Play as a fire-breathing dragon who sleeps on gold and kidnaps princesses for fun! Choice of the Dragon is a free text-based game of multiple choice. Dominate the local kingdom, loot and pillage, and inspire...

Choices: And Their Souls Were Eaten, by Tin Man Games, Felicity Banks
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You have a gift. With your gift, the dead are never truly gone. But what if there is a dark side to your gift? What if there are those who can pervert your talent, and alter the balance of life and death?...

Chuk and the Arena, by Agnieszka Trzaska
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Fight in the Grand Galactic Tournament to get back your planet's stolen moon!

The Citadel of Blood, by Evan Hodson
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The Citadel, you discovered, was a huge castle that stood off quite a ways from town surrounded by forest. It was not known who built it or how it got there but everyone just accepted the fact that it was...

Citizen of Nowhere, by Luke A. Jones
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The King, your father, is dead. You have refused to take the crown and the land of Nowhere has instead evolved into a republic. A simple invitation to the capital city of Lost sparks an epic quest as forces...

City of Secrets, by Emily Short
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Cliffs of Fire, by Wade Clarke
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The high priest of Kathros needs help, and only a Free Adventurer can take the job. Journey to the Cliffs of Fire to stop the renegade priest Elrem and recover the lost magic sceptre. This adventure is part...

Clusterflux, by Marshal Tenner Winter
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You have a new pet but it happens to be a talking mongoose. You have a new friend but she seems to have come from another place and time. And you have fun housemates but some of them have dropped off the...

Code Name Silver Steel, by SpecialAgent
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A freelance spy is a great job. It pays well and you get to travel to new and interesting places. Unless you get caught, that part is not so great. You open the unmarked envelope and unfold the mission...

Color the Truth, by mathbrush
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Rosalita Morales is dead, and you have to figure out who did it. The four people closest to her had the motive and the means: her partner, her secretary, her ex-husband, and her sister. Re-live their...

Coloratura, by Lynnea Glasser
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Stolen away by apathetic Blind Ones, your only desire is to return to your Cellarium and the Song of the Universe. They should understand. You shall make them to understand.

Colossal Adventure, by Pete Austin, Mike Austin, Nick Austin, James Horsler
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The Colour of Magic, by Judith Child, Fergus McNeill, and Colin Buckett
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The Computer Club of Fear, by Nate Segerlind
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You have been chosen by a group known as "The Students" to capture an evil king known as... -------------------- Mr. Roessler! -------------------- Claiming they will give you 5,000 gold pieces for his...

Conan Kill Everything, by Ian Haberkorn
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Corya the Warrior-Sage, by Anthony Collins
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Count Dracula's Castle, by Robert Parker
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One fine day, after having one too many root beer floats, you lied down to take a nap. It was an awful nap, and you had a bad scary dream. You dreamt you were trapped in a castle full of bats and vampires!...

The Count, by Scott Adams
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"It begins when you awake in a large brass bed in a castle somewhere in Transylvania. Who are you, what are you doing here and WHY did the postman deliver a bottle of blood? Converted from original code by...

Countdown 1: The Body, by Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw
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"In the runup to the release of [6 Days A Sacrifice], I wrote and realised a trilogy of brief text adventures to foreshadow the plot of the eventual game." - Yahtzee

Countdown 2: The Soul, by Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw
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"In the runup to the release of [6 Days A Sacrifice], I wrote and realised a trilogy of brief text adventures to foreshadow the plot of the eventual game." - Yahtzee

Countdown 3: The Mind, by Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw
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"In the runup to the release of [6 Days A Sacrifice], I wrote and realised a trilogy of brief text adventures to foreshadow the plot of the eventual game. " - Yahtzee

Counterfeit Monkey, by Emily Short
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Anglophone Atlantis has been an independent nation since an April day in 1822, when a well-aimed shot from their depluralizing cannon reduced the British colonizing fleet to one ship. Since then, Atlantis...

The Crack of Doom, by Philip Mitchell, Norton Truter, John Haward
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The third and final part of Beam Software's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Continues where the previous game, Shadows of Mordor, left off. The player takes the role of Sam, as he has to guide Frodo to Mount...

The Creature of Rhyl, by Robert Parker
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The country of Rhyl has been beset nearly every night for many years by a large, terrible creature that flies out from the mountains near the city of Asereht. Nearly a year ago the creature broke through the...

The Crimson Terrors of Delamay Manor, by Logan Noble
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You’re a freelance journalist and you’ve taken on a writing job for your dream website. You’ve agreed to interview Thomas Delamay, a reclusive millionaire that lives in a mansion that the locals...

Crocodracula: What Happened to Calvin, by Ryan Veeder
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Based on the 90s children's horror soap opera.

Cronum's Castle, by Matt Ashcraft and Richard Tonsing
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The object of this quest is to find Cronum's golden ring and destroy the monster guarding it. This adventure is part of the Eamon universe. Like all Eamon adventures, it is an RPG-style game, mostly using a...

Cryptozookeeper, by Robb Sherwin
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Marrow is delicious but that's not why you're here. You're supposed to pick up a single jar of alien bone jelly, which of course can't exist and doesn't exist, so you've convinced yourself that transporting...

Crystal Mountain, by Ken Hoffman
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Once again you find yourself in the Main Hall reading this month's issue of Adventure Monthly, when you come across an article about the legendary Crystal Kingdom. It gives the standar info-- Location,...

The Curse of Talon, by Sam Ruby
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"Our only hope lies in an ancient legend. It is said that Talon hoped that the Faithful would one day grow strong enough to retake the forest. He enchanted a rod that would remove the curse from the...

Curse of the Garden Isle, by Ryan Veeder
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Let's both take a deep breath.

Curse of the Hellsblade, by John Nelson and Tom Zuchowski
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You find a wondrous sword of black metal, only to find out that it is cursed! Now, you must find a way to contain this demon blade before it destroys everyone you meet! This adventure is part of the Eamon...

The Curse of the Scarab, by Nils Fagerburg
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Archeology licenses are for suckers, not for Rhoda Tarcrew. But now the authorities are closing in and there's only time for one last dig before you have to flee the country. Better make it count.

Curses!, by Graham Nelson
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"As "Curses" opens, you're hunting about in the attic of your family home, looking for a tatty old map of Paris (you're going on holiday tomorrow) and generally trying to avoid all the packing. Aunt Jemima...

Daemon's Playground, by Rick Volberding
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You are on your way home after a strenuous day at the Main Gall (guzzling beer). You pass by a park and see some children playing in a sand pile. Just then a huge daemon materializes and trains a strange rod...

The Dark Tower, by Jack Lockerby
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Darkiss! Wrath of the Vampire - Chapter 2: Journey to Hell, by Marco Vallarino
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Ovranilla: a gloomy land full of traps. And wicked monsters. Carmilla, Millarca and Mircalla: the priestesses of the god Valmar, waiting for you in the devil's hole. Welcome back, Martin Voigt. Will hell be...

Dawn of The Soviet Ladybirds, by Christopher Merriner
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‘Ladybirds. What a summer for them! They were simply everywhere. Dorothy was ordinarily happy to see them in her garden, but this year there was such an abundance of them that it really was rather alarming…’...

The Day I shot ..., by Marius Müller
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You play as Alex, a young gay man attending a New Year's Eve party at your boyfriend Paul's. Paul would just love to host a perfect party, but he keeps running into unexpected problems, like this mouse in...

Day of the Dead--One Soul's All Souls Procession, by Shadowdrake27
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Matthew Mercia had never believed in the Day of the Dead the way his mother did. He didn't get excited to wake up on November second to celebrate the lives of relatives who had passed--until he was one of...

De Novo, by cyb3rmen
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Inspired by 1950s London true crime cases, De Novo is set during an era where capital punishment is still in practice, players are given the power to decide fate on who lives and who dies.

Deadline, by Marc Blank
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Twelve hours to solve the mystery. One false move, and the killer strikes again. It's been called "part of the latest craze in home computing (TIME magazine), an "amazing feat of programming" (THE NEW YORK...

The Death Star, by Donald Brown
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You are aboard the Millennium Falcon, which has just been dragged into the Empire's evil machine of destruction, the Death Star! To escape, you will have to find and destroy the equipment in either the power...

Death Trap, by John Nelson
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You have chosen to take up a bet proposed by one of your enemies. He bet you 9000 gold pieces that you would not be able to survive a cave known to the mountain people as Death Trap. This adventure is part...

Death's Gateway, by Robert Linden
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During the night of the last new moon, Locus the blacksmith disappeared. Red-Eye, the town drunk, says that he saw Locus lifted into the sky! Of course, hearty laughter greeted this crazy talk. You searched...

Deck the Halls, Gieves, by VerdantTome
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A text adventure in which you help Bartie Worster to navigate Christmas with aunts and schemers.

Deeper, by The Pixie
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The legendary dungeon has claimed the life of many an adventurer, brave and foolhardy alike. Will you fare any better?

Demongate, by Hoyle Purvis
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While you were returning from a distant adventure, you decided to stop and visit your old friend Lorin. He is a cleric at the Abbey of Light. Days earlier, a wizard had left a golden ankh for safe-keeping....

The Depths Of Sarcasm, by Sam Wilson
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The most original game. Ever. Will you be exploring caves, you ask? And fighting monsters? Collecting gold and experience, perhaps? Prepare to have your mind blown: Yes.

Desert Island, by Walter Pooley
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You are having a lazy day out in your motor launch fishing..Going much further than you intended, disaster strikes! The motor splutters and dies, you are out of fuel, you drift helplessly for days, you have...

Detectiveland, by Robin Johnson
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New Losago, 1929 - a town full of creeps, clowns, mobsters and, if you know where to look, the occasional honest citizen. Guide private investigator Lanson Rose through a series of puzzling cases: solve the...

The Devil's Dungeon, by Jeannette Merrill
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A jaunt through a dungeon filled with classic D&D-style horrors, plus a cameo by one of the most iconic movie villains of all time. This adventure is part of the Eamon universe. Like all Eamon adventures, it...

DharmaQuest, by Roger Pender
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After a bitter quarrel with you lover, you decided to have a few drinks with your friends. While at the bar, you made two grave mistakes. The first mistake was over-indulging in hyperborean mead, the...

Dial C for Cupcakes, by Ryan Veeder
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A cantankerous ex-cop calls in a favor from his old partner.

Diddlebucker!, by J. Michael
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Who's the best and brightest Gamer of 'em all? Find out by joining the 27th Annual All-Night Diddlebucker Run! You'll compete against hundreds of other teams in the world's most popular scavenger hunt! Find...

Die Feuerfaust, by Larry Horsfield
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Die Feuerfaust, by Larry Horsfield
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You are Alaric Blackmoon, Duke of the Duchy of Charlton in the kingdom of Hecate. The stories of your exploits in finding the lost "Axe of Kolt" and solving the mystery of "The Spectre of Castle Coris" have...

Dig My Grave, by Ryan Veeder
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For reasons which remain obscure, it is your job to dig a grave. Written for the Apollo 18+20 tribute album project.

Digital: A Love Story, by Christine Love
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A computer mystery/romance set five minutes into the future of 1988.

Dirtie Trix's Mad Maze, by Robert Parker
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"...Greetings, you fools. I am the Game Master, Dirtie Trix. So you thought my other games were easy? Well, it's safe to say you've never gone to my fun house... "...Up until now you've had it easy..." This...

The Doomsday Clock, by Jim Tankard
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You have been assigned to the US Embassy in Moscow, officially as an Air Force attache. Actually, however, you are a highly-trained member of a covert branch of the CIA known as SOG, or "Special Operations...

Dr Ego and the egg of Man-Toomba, by Special Agent
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You are Dr Ego, purveyor of artifacts, seeker of treasure, and adventurous archeologist. You explore the jungles of Papua New Guinea with hopes to find a mysterious artifact - the golden egg of Man-Toomba.

Dracula's Chateau, by Paul Braun
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A Halloween special! You were asking around the Main Hall for an adventure, and suddenly you're face-to-face with Dracula's minions! Bring your magic sword and a few stakes, or you'll be food for the...

Draculaland, by Robin Johnson
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A terse, comic horror puzzle game based loosely on Dracula, faithfully reimagining several characters and ignoring most of the original plot. Guide Jonathan Harker on a trip through Transylvania, interacting...

Dragon Adventure, by William Stott
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The Dragon of Aldaar, by Glenn Gribble
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Rescue Caliban and defeat the dragon! This adventure is part of the Eamon universe. Like all Eamon adventures, it is an RPG-style game, mostly using a two-word parser. Because Eamon is a modular system, you...

Dull Grey, by Provodnik Games
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An interactive drama in the traditions of Soviet fiction about choosing a profession. Mother and her teenage son live on the edge of the world amid hot springs, steam, mountains, five-story houses and rusty...

Dungeon Detective, by Wonaglot, Caitlin Mulvihill
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You're a gnoll. Whether that's a blessing or a curse is up to you. Unlike other gnolls, you're trying to eke out a simple existence by plying your trade - that of the world's first Dungeon Detective. Amass...

Dungeon Detective 2: Devils and Details, by Wonaglot
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The life of the world's first Dungeon Detective isn't exactly glamorous. You've spent many nights hungry, sleeping in the woods. But word is getting out, and the newest case has showed up at the foot of your...

Dungeon of Doom, by Dan Knezek
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Dear Adventurer: You have been chosen by the A.A.A. (Adventurer's Association of America) as the only one capable of the following task: You are to enter the dark recesses of the Dungeon of the great dragon,...

The Dungeon of Traps, by Marvin
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Welcome to the Dungeon of Traps! "Only a fearless adventurer may survive my Dungeon of Traps!" says the mighty Lord Barrington to you. "The most warriors which have entered this domain of death have never...

Dungeons of Xenon, by Sam Bhayani
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As you walk out of the Main Hall you see a beggar. He comes up to you and says, "An evil man named Xenon is building an army and is planning to try and take over the Eamon Main Hall. I was once a prisoner in...

Dynamite Powers vs. the Ray of Night!, by Mike Carletta
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Dynamite Powers and Rosalind have escaped the Chinese water torture on Lord Infamy's dirigible. With the help of their new friend, Melcor, they led the revolt of the singing monkeys of Melodion and toppled...

Each-uisge, by Jac Colvin
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There is an old adage: When you hear hoofbeats, think horses. However that particular piece of advice does not always hold true.

Eamon 7.0 Demo Adventure, by Tom Zuchowski
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The "Eamon 7.0 Demo Adventure" was written by Tom Zuchowski to test his Classic Eamon 7.0 system for the Apple II series of computers. It is pointless as a Eamon Deluxe adventure and was only converted for...

The Eamon Railroad, by Sam
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You explore the Eamon Railroad and gather up all the loose treasure. This adventure is part of the Eamon universe. Like all Eamon adventures, it is an RPG-style game, mostly using a two-word parser. Because...

The Eamon Sewer System, by Robert Parker
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"We need a volunteer to help clean out the Eamon sewer system. It's clogged again. I have 2,000 gold pieces for the volunteer." You raise your hand to volunteer. This adventure is part of the Eamon universe....

Earth and Sky, by Paul O'Brian
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It's been almost a month since your parents disappeared. One Tuesday, they just didn't come home, and there's been no sign of them since. For the University and the rest of the town, the mystery is beginning...

Earth and Sky 2: Another Earth, Another Sky, by Paul O'Brian
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Earth And Sky 3: Luminous Horizon, by Paul O'Brian
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Edgar's Adventures, by Frank Kunze
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You are about to play a few days in the life of Edgar E. Blevins. One night, as Edgar was walking home from his job at a local 7-11, he was suddenly surrounded by a strange blue light and a thick green...

Eight characters, a number, and a happy ending, by K.G. Orphanides
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"The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting." -- Sun Tzu, The Art of War As you wake to find yourself on the acceleration couch in Control, you can expect the muscle memory of your...

Elsegar I: Arrival, by Silas Bryson
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After experimenting on a strange object, you are transported to a strange new world. Now you must find a way to get back home. Talk to the locals, fight a monster using a crowbar, listen to the radio, find...

The Elysium Enigma, by Eric Eve
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It was meant to be a routine visit on behalf of the imperial government, just to remind the settlers that the Empire hadn't forgotten them, and if you stick rigidly to the letter of your orders and refuse to...

En Garde, by Jack Welch
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A man who has lost his mind. A mouse who has lost his realm. A dog who has lost his family. And the scientist who will save the world.

Enceladus, by Robb Sherwin
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There's a werewolf loose on the spaceship known as the HMCS Plagoo!

The Enchanted Cottage, by Jack Lockerby
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Enchanter, by Marc Blank, Dave Lebling
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In Enchanter, the first of a spellbinding series in the tradition of Zork, you are a novice magician whom Fate has chosen to do singlehanded combat with a dark and fierce power. But worldly weapons will...

Encounter: The Bookworm, by Robert Parker
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Hokas Tokas approaches you: "We need your help." he says. "Will you aid us?" You leave the bar following Hokas. He takes you down a couple of side streets and comes to a stop in front of the Eamon Public...

Endless, Nameless, by Adam Cadre
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The first time I ever saw someone play a text adventure was in fifth grade. One of the sixth-graders didn't go to outdoor ed, and therefore spent the week in my fifth-grade classroom, playing Scott Adams's...

Enhanced Beginners Cave, by Donald Brown and John Nelson
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The Beginner's Cave has been set up by the Warlord as a service to all Free Adventurers, giving them a chance to try their skills in a not-too-dangerous setting. Let us all toast the Warlord for restocking...

Entangled, by Dark Star
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Caught up in a time-travel experiment gone wrong, the actions you perform in the past will ripple forward in time. Can you find your way back without unraveling the universe? A small town stirs in your wake.

The Enterprise Incidents, by Brian Desilets
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Epitaph, by Max Kreminski
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idle game about existential risks and the death of civilizations

Erstwhile, by Aster Fialla, Marijke Perry
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The neighborhood Thanksgiving party was going pretty well until you keeled over and died. Now you're a ghost, and you're going to figure out who killed you. But you can't exactly interview people or search...

Escape from Dinosaur Island, by Richard Pettigrew
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Escape from Dinosaur Island, is an IF text based adventure based very loosely on 'The Lost World' by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. After enduring a hurricane, your hot air balloon has crashed on an a mysterious...

Escape from Mansi Island, by Scott Starkey
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You find out that the Queen's dog, Fifi, has been dognapped and there is a reward for the person who finds her. Fifi has been stolen by a group of vicious goblins known only as the "Rogues of R.T.". This...

Escape from the Orc Lair, by Jay Hinkleman
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You are captured by a band of orcs. Now you must fight your way out of their lair! This adventure is part of the Eamon universe. Like all Eamon adventures, it is an RPG-style game, mostly using a two-word...

Ether, by MathBrush
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"For the first time in centuries, something is different. Your tentacles tingle as you float to the east past icebergs and whirlwinds. You skirt a pocket of hot air, bounce through a field of ice, and...

Eunice, by Gita Ryaboy
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Eunice is a shadow of its former glory. Hope is lost, just a faint mem-ory Whatever might have brought you here, That Eunice needs you, it is clear. Type out simple commands, and Notice the changes in Eunice...

An Evening at the Ransom Woodingdean Museum House, by Ryan Veeder
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Karen Chambers gives tours in a restored Victorian home.

Evermore, by Adam Whybray and Edgar Allan Poe
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"MISERY is manifold. The wretchedness of earth is multiform. Overreaching the wide horizon as the rainbow, its hues are as various as the hues of that arch". (Edgar Allan Poe, 'Berenice', 1835) This...

Everybody Dies, by Jim Munroe
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It starts with a metalhead, Graham, realizing that throwing that shopping cart over the bridge was not the great idea he thought it was. Even if it did get him out of washroom duty at Cost Cutters....

An Everyday Tale of a Seeker of Gold, by John Wilson and Sean Doran
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Accompany BULBO on his quest for the fabled treasure of the mighty Dragon SMOG. On this "epic" journey you may encounter such famed travellers as "Grand Alf" & "The Dwarves", not to mention the notorious &...

Faerethia, by Peter Eastman
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It seems as if nothing in this cynical world can be entirely good. Everything must have a dark side, a secret flaw, an ulterior motive. But Faerethia is the exception. This is the story of how it came to be....

Fail-Safe, by Jon Ingold
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Fair, by Hanon Ondricek
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As the most famous self-published Science Fiction author residing in Hillview, you are eminently qualified to judge their annual Elementary School Science Fair.

Fallen 落葉 Leaves, by Adam Bredenberg and Danial Mohammed Khan-Yousufzai
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An interactive ghazal-sonnet on love and longing, fire and passion.

The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island, by Colin Jordan
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Now, for the first time on a Home Computer, Enid Blyton's greatest creation "The Famous Five" star in their own computer game. Faithfully recreating the world of Julian, Anne, Dick, George and Timmy the dog...

Farmer Brown's Woods, by Robert Parker
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You shouldn't have drank so much! Your head sure does hurt. But that's not the problem. The problem is, you are in Farmer Brown's woods. And we all know how much he hates trespassers... This adventure is...

Fat Fair, by AKheon
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A strange boy in backwater Finland wants to establish his own amusement park, or so it seems. This game features a character-driven story, flexible gameplay mechanics, multiple endings and a lack of common...

Feast of Carroll, by Dan Lilienkamp and Jon Lilienkamp
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You and your friends, Otho the Dragon Slayer, and Morlok the Wizard, spent last night together in the Main Hall celebrating the Feast of Carroll, the one day each year when all of Eamon's moons are full. You...

Fiends of Eamon, by Frank Kunze
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When you returned from the assault on the Clone Master(a Donald Brown Adventure), a clone of the Clone Master followed you and rebuilt his evil cloning machine, the Clonatorium. Soon his Clonatorium will be...

Fifteen Minutes, by Ade McT
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You're in a tight spot. You have fifteen minutes before the Principal expels you from the cosy world of academia and into the cold harsh reality of the real world. You really should do something about it. A...

Fight Forever, by Pako
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Fighting is all that matters now.

A Fine Day for Reaping, by James Webb (aka revgiblet)
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Step into the bare feet of the Grim Reaper for a day and make sure that five pesky souls keep their appointment with the afterlife.

Firebird, by Bonnie Montgomery
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"Firebird is based on the Old Russian folk tales that inspired the Stravinsky piece of the same name. You are Prince Ivan, and have been charged by your father, the tsar, to find the Firebird that has been...

First Things First, by J. Robinson Wheeler
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You’ve just arrived at home from your nightly visit to the science and invention section of the local public library, where you spend each night dreaming your dreamy dreams of one day inventing a time travel...

Fish!, by John Molloy, Pete Kemp, Phil South, Rob Steggles
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One nibble and you're hooked. JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE TO GET OUT OF THE WATER: The tide is turning in the teeming metropolis of Fishworld. The oceans and seas are boiling off into space. The Seven...

The Fishing-Trip - Brown Trout and Goblins, by John Wilson
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If you are a fan of Fuddo and Slam then here is a little romp for you to enjoy - hopefully. The game was actually written to illustrate the option in 'PunyInform' to change between the main characters and...

Flowers of Mysteria, by David Sweeney
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Your quest is to cure the Fisher King of his illness. When he fell ill, the once fertile land became barren. You must collect the four legendary flowers of Mysteria and make from them a herbal remedy.

Flying Circus, by Rick Krebs
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Good day! We apologize most sincerely to those of you who have bought this program, under the impression it was connected in any way with the humorous television series, "Monty Python's Flying Circus." It is...

Foo Foo, by Buster Hudson
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Someone's been bopping the field mice on the head, and only Good Fairy, Senior Detective can find out who. A parser-driven noir adventure based on the interactive fiction of Ryan Veeder.

For a Place by the Putrid Sea, by Arno von Borries
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At some point, going back would have been inevitable anyway. And why should I not have been allowed a bit of rest? After all, no one could say I hadn't tried to run. But when you're running, you need to stop...

For the Moon Never Beams, by J. Michael
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Springtime, 1993. Prom night. A lonely road on the way to the big dance. This should be a magical evening, but your date suddenly seems distant and withdrawn. Is it something you said? Or perhaps something...

The Forbidden City, by Robert Parker
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"The King has been poisoned," says Commander Dirk, "by none other than that fiend himself, the 'King of Assassins'. We have tracked him down and we need you to get him. We chose you because you are the best...

The Forest of Fear, by Sam Ruby
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Ages ago, in times few remember, the Dark Lord, Sauron, fashioned rings of power in the land of Mordor. One he made for himself, the mightiest ring of all, which ruled the others. Three were given to the...

The Fortress of Fear, by Larry Horsfield
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Arriving at the vast Marienburg Fortress, headquarters of the Teutonic Knights, you find that that it has been captured by the mad sorceror-prince Wladyslaw. You volunteer to enter the fortress alone and...

Founder's Mercy, by Thomas Insel
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You awake. You are lonely, so lonely. It was a thousand days ago today. All alone these thousand days. Your parents were the last. No, your father was the last. He held on for nearly a hundred days longer....

Four Sittings in a Sinking House, by Bruno Dias
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The thing about sinking is: the sea is not a void. If you're sinking, you're displacing something. A Grand Guignol entry for ECTOCOMP 2016

Frenemies; or, I Won An Andy Phillips Game!, by B F Lindsay
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When pulling on the door doesn't 'cut it'. A delightfully shameless, unforgivable one-room tribute to the games of Andy Phillips.

Fuddo & Slam, by John Wilson
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Laden down with gold and with GULLEM's ring safely tucked in his pocket, BULB returned to his comfortable little burrow and decided to settle down and enjoy a more peaceful existence. However, after a few...

Furioso, by William Davis
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You accept a mission to track down a band of smugglers operating out of a nearby town. You quickly realize you're in way over your head. This adventure is part of the Eamon universe. Like all Eamon...

Future Threads, by Xavid
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You see it. Today is the day they will come. Their ship will crash, but the resulting explosion will trouble them not at all. They will emerge, wrapped in shadows and smoke, from the wreckage. Their senses...

FutureQuest II, by Roger Pender
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One night you are awakened from a deep sleep by a low humming noise. Before you can move you are engulfed in a ball of pale, blue light and lose consciousness. You slowly open your eyes. You are strapped...

The Game of Worlds TOURNAMENT!, by Ade
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It is a long million, this. The Septem Tower, held in the Manifold by the Tagides Rings, grinds on and on - its grey walls pressing close. The only thing to look forward to is the long, cold, endless Waste....

Gamma 1, by Robert Parker
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WANTED! Brave adventurer to test time machine! (See Dr. Hoosenfire, room #117) You decide to pay the good doctor a call... This adventure is part of the Eamon universe. Like all Eamon adventures, it is an...

The Gauntlet, by John Nelson
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You were talking to some men in the Main Hall and you heard of a new and strange place that sounded intriguing. Nobody in the the group had ever actually gone there, but they had heard rumors that some kind...

Give Me Your Lunch Money, by DCBSupafly
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You're an 8 year-old inventor, carrying nothing, and the end-of-classes bell has just rung at your school. You're eager to finish the model fortress you've been constructing at the nearby park. All it needs...

Glowgrass, by Nate Cull
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You play as a xenohistorian on an expedition. You've been dropped (more literally than you planned) by a dropship over the ground of the Ancients. Your equipment was scattered and the dropship crashed. Now...

Gnome Ranger, by Pete Austin
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The novella is required in order to play parts 2 and 3.

The God Device, by Andy Joel
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What is in the blood-soaked envelope the archaeologist gave Tanya just before she died?

Going Down, by Hanon Ondricek
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Journey to another world. Return if you can. A Grand Guignol entry to Ectcomp 2017.

The Golden Fleece, by Jim MacBrayne
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Originally published as a HiSoft BASIC game for Commodore Amiga in 1989. The TADS port dates from 1995. In 2020, the original author produced a new version for Windows PC using QBASIC64.

The Golden Pyramid, by Laurence Creighton
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The Golden Sword of Bhakhor, by Dennis Francombe
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Raised by a wandering tribe of nomadic herdsmen and brought up in the simple style of their existence, you know very little about the world of the great 'walled-cities' and of the inhabitants who dwell...

Gone Out For Gruyere, by B F Lindsay
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"Just TRY getting me out of the way! HA HA HA!!" chortled the giant wheel of cheese, diminishingly.

The Gostak, by Carl Muckenhoupt
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"Finally, here you are. At the delcot of tondam, where doshes deave. But the doshery lutt is crenned with glauds. Glauds! How rorm it would be to pell back to the bewl and distunk them, distunk the whole...

Gremlins, by Brian Howarth and Teoman Irmak
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Kingston Falls is in danger of being over-run with Gremlins, Billy has been tricked by Gizmo's offsprings into feeding them after midnight. The Mogwai have already pupated and turned into the evil Gremlins,...

Grimnoir, by ProP
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It's his biggest selling point and it's a cold, hard fact: occult detective Jacob Morris has never lost a case, and he's been in this business a long time. Join him and his singularly skilled colleague...

The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole, by Pete Austin and Joan Lamb
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"Welcome to the second computer game to feature the contents of my diary - is there no such thing as privacy? Such is the price of fame I suppose. The aim of the game is to make me as popular as possible...

Grue., by Charles Mangin
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It is pitch black. You are a grue. Can you catch your next meal, or will you succumb to starvation and worse?

The Guild of Thieves, by Rob Steggles
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Steal yourself a world of fantasy WHY BUY THIS GAME WHEN YOU CAN STEAL IT ? Except you can't. Not yet. An amateur like you? Come off it! Now, if you were a fully paid-up member of the notorious Guild of...

Guilded Youth, by Jim Munroe
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You play Tony, a fourteen-year old thief who needs some help looting the legendary Oakville Manor. Luckily it's the 1980s and finding fellow adventurers is just a modem squeal away...

Gun Mute, by C.E.J. Pacian
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Step into the shoes of Mute Lawton, a lone cowboy who must stop an execution set to occur at noon by shooting his way past dangerous cyborgs and mutants in a post-apocalyptic western setting. (From the...

GUNBABY, by Damon L. Wakes
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He's the pilot of a deadly armoured mech-suit; you're his babysitter.

Halloween, by Finn Rosenløv
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You have been dared to spend the night of Halloween in the creepy mansion in the outskirts of town. The game was developed using the Danish language ADRIFT interpreter developed by Finn Rosenløv and Kenneth...

The Halls of the Adept, by Tim Berge and J. T. Cottingham
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Whilst partaking of the offerings of the Main Hall, you find several of the King's Guard surrounding you. The Captain of the Guard says, "Sir, the King has need of your services. Come with us if you desire...

Happyland, by Rob Fitzel
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A theme park executive dies on a rollercoaster. Was it an accident? Was it foul play? Grab your crime fighting kit and gather your wits to investigate why all is not happy in Happyland.

Hard Puzzle 2 : The Cow, The Stool and Other Animals, by Ade McT
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On the farm, after The Event, things have gotten more complicated than they ought to be. A silly little Speed-IF. But can you solve it? Hall of Fame: CMG Deboriole

Hard Puzzle 4: The Ballad of Bob and Cheryl, by Ade McT
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In the BioDome after the Event, it's all getting a little bit desperate. And Bob isn't much help. He won't even let you use his stool. You know. For milking. A silly little IF puzzler. But can you solve it?

The Harpy Cloud, by Allan Porter
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As you leave the Main Hall a dark dwarf sidles up to you. He holds out a sparkling flask and says, "Would you like to visit a kingdom in the clouds?" Before you can answer he says, "Good! I thought you...

Haunted P, by Chad Rocketman
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Discover fascinating minature worlds.... interact with an intricately modeled NPC.... discover the secret of the magical substance, P, and how it became to be haunted....

Hawk the Hunter, by Jonathan B. Himes
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You awake groggy outside your family's Keep, aware only that the Mindsword has been wrenched from you by a powerful Warlock.

The Heart of Gold, by Frank Kunze
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Several years ago, a stranger named Ford Prefect appeared at the Main Hall. He employed himself as an actor and you became friends with him. He seemed like a good chap..if a bit odd. He was known to be found...

The HeBGB Horror!, by Eric Mayer
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"What ever happened to those legendary punk rockers The Laughing Kats? If you can discover the terrible secret lurking in the HeBGB rock club you might just become a star." [--blurb from Competition '99]

Heroes Castle, by John Nelson
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When you stop to drink from a local well, you become aware of a beautiful maiden crying a few feet away. After talking to her, you decide to help her. It seems her lover was recently abducted by a big...

Hibernated 1 - This place is death, by Stefan Vogt
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Have you ever dreamed about a journey far beyond the known regions of the universe? Close to Vega, Olivia Lund is on the trail of one of mankind's greatest secrets and a thousand-year-old mystery. After over...

Hill Ridge Lost & Found, by Jeremy Pflasterer
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When he fears that a reclusive neighbor’s weird ministrations are leading the locals astray, an old cowboy takes it upon himself to amble back up to Hill Ridge and set things a-right. Note: This game was...

The Hindenburg Ogre, by David Owens
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You are chugging ale with your chums in the Main Hall when the great wizard Hokas Tokas storms in and points his finger at you angrily. "Jerkface!" Hokas hisses. "I warned you to stay away from my daughter!...

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams and Steve Meretzky
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Don't Panic! Relax, because everything you need to know about playing The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is contained in the pages of this manual. In this story, you will be Arthur Dent, a rather ordinary...

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Bob Chappell
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The Hobbit, by Philip Mitchell and Veronika Megler
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Hogarth Castle, by K. R. Nestle
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"Now, my friend, the choice is yours, will you attempt to rescue fair Rowina from the castle of evil Prince Hogarth? ... Good, I knew you would!" This adventure is part of the Eamon universe. Like all Eamon...

The Horrible Pyramid, by Ryan Veeder
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Something weird is going on in this pyramid.

The Horror of Rylvania, by D. A. Leary
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"What you expected would be a fun outing in scenic Rylvania turns into a gruesome nightmare, with *you* playing the starring role. Find out what it's like to be alternately the source and challenger of evil...

The Horste, by Roger Carbol
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WARNING: This piece of Westworld fanfic contains SPOILERS for Westworld (the 2016 HBO television series, not the 1973 movie.) Proceed, if you dare, forewarned. (It occurs prior to the events of the third...

House on Eamon Ridge, by Tim Berge
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Hearing tales of great adventure in a place called Eamon Bluff, you set off to find this ancient place. For two days you travel, then as you are about to arrive, you encounter a fog bank in the place where...

The House on Sycamore Lane, by Paul Michael Winters
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Trapped in an old, abandoned house, you must solve the mystery that has cursed the house for a hundred years... and escape with your life!

The House that Jack Built, by Robert Parker
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You are a fighter that: * Found the infant that cried insistent * Saved Sammy Jo fair, with the really nice pair * Fought skeletons, five, and barely survived * And found the treasure beyond measure * All in...

How The Elephant's Child Who Walked By Himself Got His Wings, by Peter Eastman
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This fantasia on Kipling's "Just So Stories" takes you back to the High and Far-Off Times to learn how all things came to be what they are today. Warning: Contains bad poetry.

How to Win at Rock Paper Scissors, by Brian Kwak
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The disgrace and humiliation of last year's defeat is behind you. This time, with the help of the gods, you'll win this competition for sure.

The Hulk, by Scott Adams, John Romita Sr., Mark Gruenwald, and Kem NcNair
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Questprobe adventure number 1. The Hulk gets taken to a surreal otherworld for his testing by the Chief Examiner, and must find a way to survive in this alien environment while collecting a number of Gems....

Humbug, by Graham Cluley
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You, Sidney Widdershins, are sent to your Grandad’s for the school holidays.

Hunt the Wumpus, by Gregory Yob, Magnus Olsson, and David Ahl
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I-0, by Anonymous
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Stranded on Interstate Zero after your car broke down, you are miles away from the last sign of civilization. It's twenty minutes to noon and the temperature is well over 120°F. It's beginning to look like...

I.A.G. Alpha, by Serhii Mozhaiskyi
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You may think this game is about a post-Soviet Research Institute. About an experiment that went out of control. You may think that the initials "I.A.G." are somehow related to the Institute. You may think...

The Ice Caves Deluxe, by Jon Walker
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You have spent the last two years living in the woods with your girlfriend, Lovely Lil. But living in the bliss can set you up for nasty surprises. You came home from the weapons maker (his shop is near the...

Illuminismo Iniziato, by Michael J. Coyne
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Lovingly handcrafted in Inform6, this overripe sequel to Risorgimento Represso is full of cheese, gunpowder, chemistry and explosions (well, only a little chemistry). Includes automap, sounds and graphical...

Imagination, by Peter Torrance
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The Impossible Bottle, by Linus Åkesson
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Housework is only as dull as your imagination. Join Emma, six years old, on a playful adventure of peculiar proportions. Merciful puzzlefest. Parser or point-and-click, as you please. Web (including mobile)...

In Good Company, by A.M.
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Take a spellbinding tour through The █████████ ██████████ ████████ and discover the secret of ████████████████████ and ██████████. Find out which █████████ will ████████ the strawberry █████ in the █████...

In the Clutches of Torrik, by John Nelson
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You received a letter from your friend, Jason, stating he is in big trouble! He was riding through the providence of Darland when he was stopped by the forces of the Governor and questioned. He says he lost...

The Incredibly Mild Misadventures of Tom Trundle, by B F Lindsay
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"A frickin' important episode in my life." -- Tom Trundle, 17

Ingrid's Back, by Pete Austin, Peter McBride, Godfrey Dowson, Graham Jones
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Inpatient: A Psychiatric Story, by Alana Zablocki
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Inpatient is a simulation of a mental health crisis and the patient experience of psychiatric hospitalization. It is an interactive novel of over 160,000 words that takes you through a 72 hour hospital stay....

Inside the Facility, by Arthur DiBianca
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Your friend Mike thinks no one can infiltrate THE FACILITY, but you're going to prove him wrong. A light puzzle game. In the author's opinion, it's totally family-friendly. (Make sure to look at the Facility...

Inside Woman, by Andy Phillips
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Utopia Technologies. Industrial giant, economic powerhouse, the world's greatest scientific superpower, and the organisation most responsible for eroding civil liberties and personal freedoms. They're an...

Into The Dark, by Byron Kiernan
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Play as Jacobi Kozlov, a renowned Monster Hunter and war veteran, in a dark fantasy medieval world as you try to seek out a peaceful future. Faced with the dark intentions of man and beast, prepare to see...

The Iron Prison, by Sam Ruby
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Now, the final war is brewing. As the armies prepare for battle, you are summoned by Manwe, the king of the Valar, for a special mission. You must infiltrate Angband and retrieve the Silmarils. Of course,...

Irvine Quik & the Search for the Fish of Traglea, by Duncan Bowsman
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Science fiction adventure! Extinction looms for the fish, people, and entire planet of Traglea. Can one bumbling space cadet rescue enough alien fish before too late? Can he learn the secret of Traglean...

Island in the Storm, by JSMaika
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A storm blows you course, leaving you stranded on an unfamiliar island. You need to repair your boat, so you can sail home, but you soon find that more lives than just yours are in your hands. Explore the...

The Island of Doctor Wooby, by Ryan Veeder
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Explore an island populated by tiny felt dinosaurs.

The Island, by Old Andy
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Mysterious story...

It Is Pitch Black, by Caelyn Sandel
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Trapped alone in a darkened antique store with a man-eating grue, can you keep a light going long enough to survive? (contains sound, but no jumpscares.) 2nd place, EctoComp 2014.

Jacaranda Jim, by Campbell Wild
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Following an attack on his cargo-ship by an army of homicidal beechwood armchairs Jacaranda Jim is forced to crashland on the strange world of Ibberspleen IV. Rescued from the burning wreckage by the...

Jay Schilling's Edge of Chaos, by Robb Sherwin, Mike Sousa
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There was an aye-aye behind the bar, staring at me horribly. Or maybe its face just froze that way. I was waiting for my client at ten at night in a dusty, dirty town in the middle of nowhere. Clouds out...

JELLY, by Tom Lento, Chandler Groover
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Young love in the Lonely Valley.

Jhothamia 6, by David Edgar
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At last the holidays arrived and it was time to get away. You had heard of a spaceline which takes you on a tour around the solar system and decided that this was for you. Upon nearing the planet Jhothamia 6...

Jigsaw, by Graham Nelson
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New Year's Eve, 1999, a quarter to midnight and where else to be but Century Park! Fireworks cascade across the sky, your stomach rumbles uneasily, music and lasers howl across the parkland... Not exactly...

Jon Doe – Wildcard Nucleus, by Olaf Nowacki
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Be Jon Doe, secret agent at MI5, and solve the mystery about the death of scientist Monsieur Edulard and his latest world-changing invention. A story with thrilling women, sinister villains and cutting-edge...

Journey Across the Muerte Sea, by John MacArthur
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"You set out to the Muerte Sea, where there are three islands, according to legend. Nobody has successfully crossed this sea." This adventure is part of the Eamon universe. Like all Eamon adventures, it is...

A Journey to Omega Station, by DWaM
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The year is 2044. A secret branch of the government known only as 'The Agency' has discovered rifts -- codenamed 'Breaches' -- to an alternate dimension. The ones tasked with exploring said unknown areas are...

Junior Arithmancer, by Mike Spivey
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A one-to-many-room puzzler.

Just another Fairy Tale, by Finn Rosenløv
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Little did you know that when you went to bed that night, and your mom had kissed you good night and left you room, that you would embark on an adventure beyond your wildest dreams. An unexpected visit of a...

Kaged, by Ian Finley
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""But my madness speaks: It will but skin and film the ulcerous place, Whilst rank corruption, mining all within, Infects unseen." Welcome to the Citadel of Justice. The Inquisitor is waiting." [--blurb from...

Kerkerkruip, by Victor Gijsbers
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Kerkerkruip is a short-form roguelike in the interactive fiction medium, featuring meaningful tactical and strategic depth, innovative game play, zero grinding, and a sword & sorcery setting that does not...

The King of Shreds and Patches, by Jimmy Maher
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January 14th Dear friend. My sojourn in parts foreign is at an ende. I am at lodgings in Southwark not far from the bridge at Stoney Street, come dine with me two days hence to ring in the newe year. I have...

Knight Orc, by Pete Austin
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Known Unknowns, by Brendan Patrick Hennessy
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Nadia Nazari has a lot of unknowns to contend with in her Grade 12 year. Like how can she run an entire school newspaper with only one employee? Why has her estranged ex best friend suddenly come back into...

Labyrinth of Loci, by anbrewk
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“What distinguishes a memory palace from a memory labyrinth is that each place of memory in a palace is intended to be found, while in a labyrinth the structure is more than a means of storage: it is a way...

The Lair of Mr. Ed, by Nate Segerlind
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"...Infuriated by Mr. Ed's evil deeds, you set out at once to find the whereabouts of this Mr. Ed guy. It turns out that he dwells in a heavily guarded fortress in the middle of a thick forest so you ask...

The Lair of Mutants, by Evan Hodson
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As you scan the lists of available guests at the Main Hall you are approached by what appears to be a wizard. "You seem to be a brave and doughty warrior," he says. "Could I enlist your help? It is for the...

The Lair of the Minotaur, by Donald Brown
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What respectable castle doesn't have a minotaur pit to throw meddlesome thieves into? And you might just be mistaken for one of those thieves. This is one of the earliest Eamon adventures, written by Donald...

The Lake, by Nate Segerlind
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"Way to the west, in a dark land called Death, is the 'Lake'. A dark place, with darker monsters and glittering treasure. Deep in the middle of the Lake is Fred's Island, rumored to be a lair of several...

Lancelot, by Christina Erskin, Joan Lamb, Neil Scrimgeour, Dicken Peeke, Nusarath Jahan, Mike Austin, Nick Austin, John Jones-Steele, and Mike Bryant
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Lancelot recreates the tales of Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, as told in Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur. Parts 1 and 2 follow Lancelot's arrival at Camelot, his rise to become the best...

The Land of Breakfast and Lunch, by Daniel Talsky
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A diorama of made-up memories. The Land of Breakfast and Lunch is like a walk through a half-remembered childhood place that mixes up vaguely pleasant memories with half-remembered stories read long ago....

The Land of Death, by Tim Berge
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You are led by the Knight Marshal to a long path stretching far off into the east. In the distance you see a huge obelisk which the Knight Marshall says is the "Pillar of Time". "Many people," he says, "have...

Land of the Purple Sea, by Dorothy Millard
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The Last Dragon, by Roger Pender
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You are looking for a mighty quest, when you find a dying elf who speaks of dragons and great treasure. Can you challenge the Last Dragon and survive? This adventure is part of the Eamon universe. Like all...

Last House on the Block, by Jason Olson
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Mr. Harrison was a quiet old man who lived in the house at the end of the block. No one really knew him, but everyone said he was rich; anyone who lived like as much like a hermit as he did *had* to be a...

Last Night in the Office, by Tim Jacobs
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You are a little-respected IT manager at the Ven-Tec Corporate Offices. You have known for some time about the embezzling, fraud, and multitude of other illegal activities your company has engaged in. You...

Leadlight, by Wade Clarke
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15-year-old Belinda Nettle is studying at Linville Girls High School in Australia's Blue Mountains. After falling asleep in the library one afternoon, she wakes from her mundane existence into a nightmare...

Leap Time, by Sarah Morayati
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Leather Goddesses of Phobos, by Steve Meretzky
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And now... the next exciting episode of humanoids in space! How did you, a regular at Joe's Bar in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, end up on a Martian moon? Can you prevent the hideous space creature from abducting...

The Legend of Blackbrook Village, by OurJud
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What's behind the mysterious disappearance of uncle Jacob. Is there any truth in his recording of a village named Blackbrook? Your poor aunty May has longed for his return and you take it upon yourself to...

The Legend of the Missing Hat, by Adri
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A tiny story about four tiny ninjas and a tiny top hat.

Lime Ergot, by Caleb Wilson (as Rust Blight)
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Now everyone is gone. (Well, almost everyone.) Entry in ECTOCOMP 2014.

The Little Lifeform That Could, by Fade Manley
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A little microbe in the primordial ooze has grand dreams! Dreams of survival, by and large, but small goals lead to large ones. Can you climb your way out of the ooze onto the land, into civilization, and up...

Lobsters On A Plane, by Ben Collins-Sussman and Jack Welch
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A flying tube of riveted aluminum the length of a football field, a swarm of angry carnivorous lobsters, a seething mass of frightened mortal passengers, and a renowned High Wizard who you sworn to protect....

Lord of the Rings: Game One, by Philip Mitchell, Michael O'Rourke, Paul Kidd, Lyn C
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The Dark Lord Sauron the Great has come back to life and threatens all that is good in Middle-earth. The dark and notorious Ringwraiths are searching for the "hobbit Baggins" who possesses the One Ring--all...

Lord of the Underland, by Justin Langseth
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You must fight your way through "The Underland," taking on many foes in order to realize the object of your quest - a powerful sword. This adventure is part of the Eamon universe. Like all Eamon adventures,...

Lords of Time, by Sue Gazzard and Ian Buxton
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A band of evil timelords are plotting to alter world history, and Father Time has chosen you to help stop them. This requires 9 symbolic objects from critical times in history. Chill to the ice-age, find the...

The Lost Adventure, by Jeff Allen
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You are standing on a sidewalk. To the east you see a greenish colored stone building that looks like some form of church. You move east and gain entry to the building. a huge man with a leather jacket and a...

The Lost Children, by Larry Horsfield
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You are Duke Alaric Blackmoon and since your return from the Marienburg Fortress (see "The Fortress of Fear"), you have settled down to a more peaceful life as Duke of the duchy of Charlton in the kingdom of...

The Lost Children, by Larry Horsfield
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You are Duke Alaric Blackmoon and since your return from the Marienburg Fortress (see "The Fortress of Fear"), you have settled down to a more peaceful life as Duke of the duchy of Charlton in the kingdom of...

Lost in time, by Gerardo Adesso
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Knock Knock. Knock Knock. A journey through memory lane.

The Lost Island of Apple, by Donald Brown
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You find that you are trapped on "Apple Island", in a remote and rarely traveled part of the land of Eamon. There is a wizard here who spoke to you of the castle to the north, where it is rumored that there...

The Lost Labyrinth of Lazaitch, by Larry Horsfield
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Magor the Sorcerer has discovered that the Grimoir of Lazaitch is not lost afterall! It is being kept in a Labyrinth far to the East. Up to Alaric Blackmoon to overcome all obstacles and obtain it. "The Lost...

Lost Pig, by Admiral Jota
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The Lost World, by Sam
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As you leave the Main Hall, you find yourself being teleported to what appears to be a planet that seems to have suffered a very bad fate in the past. The air is quite polluted and you suspect that there...

Lost!, by Nate Segerlind
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"You were playing a polite little game of poker with Hokas Tokas when you were dealt a royal flush, spades. Having the temper he has, he yelled, 'Why you little cheat!' and cast a spell at you. Everything...

The Lurking Horror II: The Lurkening, by Ryan Veeder
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An unauthorized sequel to the Infocom classic, written for the 2018 MIT Mystery Hunt.

The Lurking Horror, by Dave Lebling
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A winter night at the G.U.E. tech campus with most students away on vacation serves as the backdrop for this tale of Lovecraftian horror.

Lux, by Agnieszka Trzaska
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You wander around in darkness – even though the lights are on. Sandra is the only one to survive a mysterious attack on a deep space mining station. She is alive, but has lost her vision. Now Sandra must...

Lydia's Heart, by Jim Aikin
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"Lydia's Heart" is a large, complex game with a serious tone and seven or eight NPCs you can converse with. The genre is low-key horror: There's almost no actual blood, but there are several ways to die in a...

The Magic Kingdom, by David Cook
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Recently, a local evil sorcerer was spying on you through his crystal ball. He overheard you talking about him and, having a short temper like most evil sorcerers, he instantly banished you to the Magic...

Magnetic Moon, by Larry Horsfield
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You are Mike Erlin, assistant astro-navigator on the survey spaceship "Stellar Queen". Your ship has been dragged out of space onto the moon of an earth-like planet by a tractor beam and is now trapped on...

The Magpie Takes the Train, by Mathbrush
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A millionaire guards a fabulous ruby in her private train car. Countless thieves have failed to steal it. But they weren't the Magpie!

Main Hall & Beginners Cave, by Donald Brown
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The Beginner's Cave has been set up by the warlord as a service to all Free Adventurers, giving them a chance to try their skills in a not-too-dangerous setting. Let us all toast the warlord for restocking...

Make It Good, by Jon Ingold
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The call comes through. Of all the dicks; you get the call, sitting in the front seat of your car, hands shaking on the steering wheel. An urgent call; but all you were thinking of was the bottle in the...

Makers Local and the Transdimensional Margarita Blender, by Jeff Cotten (aka, Omegix)
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This is a short IF game based on a hackerspace in Huntsville, AL ( http://www.makerslocal.org ). The game has you solve only slightly challenging puzzles based on real life challenges that we've had at the...

The Manxome Foe, by Ray Olszewski
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"He took his vorpal sword in hand: Long time the manxome foe he sought— So rested he by the Tumtum tree, And stood awhile in thought." — Lewis Carroll This adventure is part of the Eamon universe. Like all...

Map, by Ade McT
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The house is growing. Or perhaps it's you who is shrinking. And with all this extra space is coming....time. Time enough, maybe, to make some changes.

The Master of the Land, by Pseudavid
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> An interactive fiction intrigue in an immersive and dynamic world. A world that changes with every action. Freedom to explore. Radically different playthroughs. Lots of dancing. People wearing skulls. > A...

The Master's Dungeon, by Jeff Allen
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Once upon a time on a warm sunny day, a tired but satisfied adventurer was taking a restful sojourn in the Spartu Mountains. You are that tired adventurer taking a breather from your mercenary service to the...

The Mattimoe Palace, by Jeff Actor
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A powerful Irish landlady has raised the rent of your friends and they are being evicted. You must help your friends! You must enter the Mattimoe Palace, defeat the landlady, and recover the rent cheques....

The Maze of Quasequeton, by Brian Kondalski
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You heard that a group of fighters have gathered in The Maze of Quasequeton. You know that they are lead by a man called The Master. You must find him and kill him. Good luck! This adventure is part of the...

Mental Entertainment, by Thomas Hvizdos
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Your job is to talk to people. Interview three patrons of the 'Mental Entertainment' virtual reality entertainment center in Dayton, Ohio, and determine if they have a problem. Conversation-driven parser IF.

Merlin's Castle, by Randall Herson
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Over the trees of the dark forest you see the gleam of Elven Wonderland, but as you pass under them there is a noise from above. You look up just in time to glimpse three elves descending upon you! When you...

Methyhel, by Anthony Collins
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A remake of "Nythyhel". There was also a 128K version, "Methyhel - The Special Edition". In this adventure about the mysterious happenings of the supernatural, you play the part of Jack Slaine and must...

Midnight. Swordfight., by Chandler Groover
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A fool receives a challenge from a countess. Violence. Sex. Profanity. Sausage.

Mikala, by Flanagangames
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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.

The Milgram Parable, by Peter Eastman
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Your job is simple: do whatever you are told, without question or hesitation. If you don't, people will die. Probably including you.

A Mind Forever Voyaging, by Steve Meretzky
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"If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not..." --Shakespeare It's 2031. The world is on the brink of chaos. In the United States of North America, spiraling...

Mindfighter, by Anna Popkess and Fergus McNeill
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This game follows the story of Robin, an eleven year old boy gifted with psychic powers. The accompanying novel details his experiences in late 1987, the year before the war, and provides an informative...

The Mines of Lithiad, by Jack Lockerby
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The Mines of Moria, by Sam Ruby
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It is a bad time for the free people. The forces of the dark lord, Sauron, are swarming over the world. But there is hope. At great risk, a wizard and his ranger companion smuggled information out of...

Mini-Zork, by Anonymous
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This story file is a condensed version of Zork I, Infocom's most popular title, reduced to make it viable for the cassette-based Commodore 64. The only Infocom story file ever to be intended to run from...

Mirror and Queen, by Chandler Groover
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Your mirror never lies. A puzzleless reflection. Fifteen to forty minutes.

The Missing Ring, by Felicity Drake
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Sadie Goldberg-Lawson is celebrating Christmas with her whole dysfunctional family at her Gran's house in Vermont. When Gran's heirloom diamond ring goes missing, can Sadie solve the mystery of the missing...

Modern Problems, by Bonnie Anderson, Tony Barban, and Jay Thompson
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You have been transported to Seattle, Washington circa 1983. To win this game will require all of your imagination and previous experience. You need to collect the following articles: 1. An apartment 2. A...

Moon Goon, by Caleb Wilson
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A skilled courier of Saturnine encounters a cruel predicament. Written for ECTOCOMP 2018.

Moonland, by BillyJaden
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Kims love smells like a poppy, sedating your body and senses until only darkness is left. But something is whispering from beyond; a long since forgotten memory of consciousness . A poetic sci-fi story with...

The Moonlit Tower, by Yoon Ha Lee
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The Mountain Fortress, by Mike Greifenkamp
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You overhear an adventurer in the Main Hall telling of a great fortress high atop a lone, foggy, mountain. He says it is heavily guarded, but claims that "Goff" is there. Goff has a price on his head. He's a...

The Mulldoon Legacy, by Jon Ingold
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The Mulldoon Murders, by Jon Ingold
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A Murder In Engrams, by Noah Lemelson
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Solve a murder by exploring the final memories of its victim, in a cyberpunkish future Seattle. Author's Comment: "A small project I made to learn Twine and experiment with Interactive Fiction in general....

Museum of Unnatural History, by Rick Volberding
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A short, stooped man walks up to your table and introduces himself as Professor Thomias X. Larkspur - a physicist. "I was working on an interdimensional translocator at the university when my plans were...

Mushroom Hunt, by Polyducks
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By exploring your surroundings you will discover not only the mushrooms needed to help Granny make her stew, but information about your life.

My Evil Twin, by Carl Muckenhoupt
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After last night's all-nighter (I had an important report to do for work), I intended to sleep all through the day. But I can't afford to do that. Somewhere out there, my evil twin is plying his schemes, and...

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Presents "Detective", by C. E. Forman, Matt Barringer, Graeme Cree, and Stuart Moore
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"A rewrite of Matt Barringer's incredibly bad game "Detective", this game was ported to Inform and subjected to treatment with Mystery Science Theater 3000 sarcasm. This version is the Silver Screen edition...

Napier's Cache, by Vivienne Dunstan
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Scotland, 1594: You're used to strange requests in your role as servant to John Napier. He's not just famous as a mathematician, but is also known for his occult skills and knowledge, still valued in these...

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, by Ryan Veeder and Edgar Allan Poe
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A Real Novel by Edgar Allan Poe.

Nautilisia, by Ryan Veeder
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Your friend claims to be in a coma.

The Neverending Story, by Ian Weatherburn, Simon Butler, and Fred Gray
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A Night at Milliways, by Graeme Pletscher
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In this interactive tribute to Douglas Adams, you play as someone at Milliways, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe. You need to meet an acquaintance of yours at one of the first-class tables.

Night House, by Bitter Karella
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It looks different in the dark. You're eight years old. You wake up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, but you soon realize that not everything is as it seems in the house tonight. Where has...

Night of the Crescent Moon, by Roc Studios
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Made in 2 weeks for #AdvJam2019 Night of the Crescent Moon is a #textadventure game with some #horror and #puzzle elements. Traverse the moonlit wilderness in search of the spectral voice that calls out your...

Nightmare Adventure, by Laurence Emms, Vibha Laljani
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A clock, a wizard and a delicious secret. Solve the riddle to restore life to a town that has all but disappeared.

Niney, by Daniel Spitz
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Explore the nature of relationships and identity on a weird train. Author's Comment: "We all ask ourselves, "Who am I?" One of the ways we try to answer this question is by examining the effects we have on...

Nix, by Frosti
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You have taken shelter in an abandoned hotel during a fierce storm. Text adventure games are played by using two-word verb-noun combinations to interact with your surroundings. To move around the game, type...

Nuclear Nightmare, by John Nelson
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As you walked out the front door of the Main Hall, you met a man near hysteria. You calmed him down enough to get a more coherent story from him. He claimed he was a technician in the employ of a mad...

Nythyhel, by Anthony Collins
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Later remade as "Methyhel".

Old Jim's Convenience Store, by Anssi Räisänen
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When you heard that Uncle Jim has left you his convenience store in his will, you were initially delighted. After all, you've always wanted to stand on your own, make your own money and get forward in life,...

One Last Thing..., by Dee Cooke
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You thought your mission for the Company was over. But you were wrong. This really is the very last day you have to work for them - one last day, one last job, one last thing. Then you'll be free! Time to...

Open Sorcery, by Abigail Corfman
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You are online. You are fire and order. You are here to protect. ---- "Open Sorcery" is a game about technology, magic and becoming a person. It follows the development of an Elemental Firewall--a creature...

Operation Crab Key, by Joe Vercellone
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After leaving the Main Hall you decided to take a pleasure voyage on you dingy. You left your wonderful life back home, and started sailing down the coast of the great Lake Eamon. Suddenly a dense fog...

Oppositely Opal, by Buster Hudson
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You've practiced long and hard for PotionComp, but Grusilda won't give up her title so easily. UGH! Curse that Grusilda! A one-room potion-brewing spell-casting parser puzzler, where things might go opposite...

Orb of My Life, by John Nelson
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You are summoned to the royal palace. Sagonne, Royal Wizard to the King has sent for all experienced Free Adventurers to come to his aid. You are the only one they could find. Sagonne greets you from his...

The Orb of Polaris, by John Nelson
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A warlock sends you on a quest to find the Orb of Polaris, in a cave in the frozen arctic. Bring your winter coat! This adventure is part of the Eamon universe. Like all Eamon adventures, it is an RPG-style...

The Origin of Madame Time, by Mathbrush
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As an avid fan of superheroes and a harsh critic of villains, the battle over the abandoned amusement park captured your imagination. But when the nuclear airship Mephistopheles exploded above you, it seemed...

The Orion Agenda, by Ryan Weisenberger
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In this sci-fi story, you play as Capt. Jon Stark of SciCorps. You're monitoring a promising alien species on Orion 3 from orbit on Station One when the General gives you your first field assignment. Outpost...

Over Here!, by Auraes
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Help the ghosts escape from here, before the yellow bulldozer destroys everything in its path, to replant and restore a primary rainforest instead. This game was written for The Next Adventure Jam of june...

The Owl Consults, by Thomas Mack, Nick Mathewson, and Cidney Hamilton
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Once you've established yourself as the ruler of the crime world (and, eventually, the literal world), the only challenge left is helping out the next generation of supervillains---for a suitable fee, of...

På loftet sidder nissen, by Thomas Bøvith
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As the resident house elf (nisse) you are getting impatient waiting for the family of the house to serve you your traditional rice porridge. Tonight it is Christmas Eve and therefore it is high time you...

Pathetic Hideout of Mr. R., by Nate Segerlind
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"The dwarf takes you on the north road to the Really-Big-and-Scary Forest, where Roessler's outpost is suspected to be. He takes you within sight of a small shack and leaves you there as he heads back for...

The Pawn, by Rob Steggles, Peter Kemp, Hugh Steers, Ken Gordon, and Geoff Quilley
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The Pawn is an adventure game set in the magical world of Kerovnia during a period of tremendous social upheaval. Recently, King Erik, the present ruler of the land, has started to lose his hold on the...

Pegasus, by Michael Kielstra
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Pegasus: the best friend of a democracy and the worst enemy of a dictator. Their Agents safeguard the liberty of the people around the world. Trained by and armed with the best humanity has to offer, they...

Photopia, by Adam Cadre
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Pick Up The Phone Booth And Die, by Rob Noyes
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A very short game. Whatever you do, do not pick up the phone booth; well, you can guess from the title what happens if you do. [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Picnic in Paradise, by John Nelson
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You finally managed to get a date with Heather, that cute girl in the Main Hall you had been watching. She wanted a picnic in Paradise Park just a short ways down the road. You soon reach the park find a...

The Pirate's Cave, by Margaret Anderson
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Help track down Prince Charlie, who has been captured by Dirty Dick and his pirates. This is a small, simple adventure suitable for younger folks or novice characters. This adventure is part of the Eamon...

Pirateship, by Robin Johnson
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Who doesn't love pirates? Who, that is, apart from the British, the Spanish, the French, the Dutch, innkeepers, crocodiles, flying children, other pirates, merchant seamen with valuable cargoes of gold and...

The PK Girl, by Robert Goodwin, Helen Trevillion, Nanami Nekono, and Oya-G
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Planetfall, by Steve Meretzky
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"Join the Patrol, and see the Galaxy!" You took the poster's advice, bait and all, and marched right over to the recruitment station near your home on the backwater planet of Gallium. Images of exotic...

Pogoman GO!, by Jack Welch and Ben Collins-Sussman
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The world is full of Pogomen, and now that you don’t have a job or family to worry about, you might as well get back to it!

Poisonous Rainbow: The Power of Memories, by Roy Wong
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Quite a typical scenario of room-escape games, you find yourself alone in a locked room, trying to take any action available in order to escape. However, you soon learn that such approach would not work...

Poppet, by Bitter Karella
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A ragdoll awakes in an empty house. You're not sure how long you've been asleep. You're not sure where you are. And, worst of all, you're not sure what happened to the girl who once treasured you as her...

Portcullis, by Robin Johnson
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Your home town, Portcullis, has been taken over by an evil sorcerer (because that's what evil sorcerers do) and a party of adventurers has arrived to overthrow him (because that's what adventurers do.) An...

The Price of Magik, by Pete Austin, Nick Austin, Mike Austin, and James Horsler
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The dying light of the Red Moon has been captured in a crystal by the magicians of Baskalos to act as the last repository of magik. Its guardian for many years has been Myglar, a wise and respected sorcerer....

The Prince's Tavern, by Robert Davis
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You are traveling in a distant kingdom when King Radaar's ruffians capture you and send you into the Prince's Tavern to retrieve a bottle of 600-year-old Scotch. Inside, you encounter a horde of colorful...

The Prongleman Job, by Arthur DiBianca
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Break into Prongleman's house and steal a few valuables. Try and finish before he gets home. The Thieves' Society is counting on you.

Psychomanteum, by Hanon Ondricek
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Every year your friend hosts a Halloween party where guests are expected to complete three dares. This is the third. A Grand Guignol entry for ECTOCOMP 2016.

The Pyramid of Cheops, by Robert Parker
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It has been many months since you have left the Main Hall. You have traveled far to reach... The Pyramid of Cheops! This adventure is part of the Eamon universe. Like all Eamon adventures, it is an RPG-style...

The Queen's Menagerie, by Chandler Groover
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These beasts won't feed themselves. A puzzleless exhibition. Ten to fifteen minutes.

The Quest for Marron, by John Nelson
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A very good friend of yours, Katharyn, recently became violently ill. She ranted and raved like a person possessed. You finally managed to find a wise old sage that told you of a powerful holy man that...

Quest for the Fire Dragon, by John Nelson and Frank Kunze
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About a week ago a nearby village was terrorized in the night. As the description of the monster was given it became clear that it could only have been a Fire Dragon, a species long thought extinct. Hokas...

Quest for the Holy Grail, by Evan Hodson
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And now for something completely different! Join King Arthur and his band of knights as you search for the Holy Grail. This adventure is part of the Eamon universe. Like all Eamon adventures, it is an...

Quest for the Homeland, by Nikita Veselov
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You are in charge of a caravan with the last hundred survivors of your nation. Their fate depends on how much you know yourself.

The Quest for Trezore, by Jim Jacobson
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"A powerful and evil wizard has captured several friends of yours. You cannot fight this wizard, but another wizard could. You must therefore set off to find Trezore, the powerful and great wizard whose...

Ragnarok Revisited, by Nate Segerlind
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You arive in Asgard, just in time to interfere with ragnarok! This adventure is part of the Eamon universe. Like all Eamon adventures, it is an RPG-style game, mostly using a two-word parser. Because Eamon...

Raishall, by Jac Colvin
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On the longest night of the year, spirits that hunger for blood creep close to the veil that separates life from death. If you disturb them, there is only one way it can end. Raishall is a short interactive...

Realm of Fantasy, by Jared Davis
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Joslyn: "I know of something strange outside the Main Hall. A hole that leads into the ground. My friend Osca fell in there a few years ago and never came out. I noticed that you seem to be a highly-skilled...

Rebel Planet, by Stefan Ufnowski
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As the mighty alien Arcadian Empire tightens its hold on the galaxy, the leaders of the secret earth organisation SAROS gather their slender resources into one last daring and foolhardy mission to strike at...

Redemption, by Sam Ruby
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Since your escape, you have been wandering east through a wide valley of plains. Over the last three days you have passed by several farms. Now you see the gate to a small village surrounded by a wooden,...

Reference and Representation: An Approach to First-Order Semantics, by Ryan Veeder
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Violence is the answer to this one.

The Relief of Impact, by Ghoulnoise
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A game about sleep paralysis. Things to Note -this game contains descriptions of violence, use caution. -this game contains flashing images and patterns, please be careful if you are sensitive to this. -much...

Remedial Witchcraft, by dgtziea
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Lina is a first year student studying magic. Lina isn't doing very well at her classes. Lina is apprenticing for the Witch of Howling Woods because no one else would take her. Tonight, Lina has messed up...

The Rescue Mission, by Donald Brown
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The Rescue Mission is two-part game, which by mistake has been given a game listing for each part: Congratulations, Sir. You were just selected to undertake a very dangerous mission for the king. Several...

Retarded Creatures and Caverns, by John Wilson
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Life in the SHYRE had its advantages: it was relatively peaceful and for most of the time quite uneventful; but occasionally something would take place that could make you wish that you were a million miles...

Return to Castle Coris, by Larry Horsfield
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The intrepid Duke has returned to Castle Coris, where he thwarted the Xixon sorcerer Zalazar's plan to destroy the world with a horde of demons from Hell (See THE SPECTRE OF CASTLE CORIS). The castle has...

Return to the Castle, by John Wilson
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Perhaps it was time for Algy to journey forth again and do battle with the mighty Dragon. (walkthrough available)

Return to Zork: Another Story, by Stefano Canali
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The Revenge of Moriarty, by Gareth Pitchford
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You are the world's most famous detective. After your recent successes on the continent you could've retired and spent your time engaged in academic research. But for many years something has been bothering...

Revenge of the Bookworm, by Robert Parker
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You awake with a start. There, clinging to the sweat is a tiny note: "Brave warrior, You are the one responsible for my being caged in an aquarium. The next time we meet, I shall kill you! With love, The...

Revenge of the Mole Man, by John Nelson
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An entire village has gone missing in Marewood Forest! This could only be the doing of your old nemesis, the Mole Man. Journey into the forest to see if you can find the Mole Man's lair once again. This...

Revenge of the Space Pirates, by Larry Horsfield
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Jaelaine, the High Priestess of the Psian people, whom you met on the "Magnetic Moon", has been kidnapped by the space pirates who trapped your spaceship on the moon. You have gone under cover to try to...

Rigel's Revenge, by Ron Harris, Nigel Brooks, Said Hassan, Ross Harris
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Harper and Elliot together formed one of the great news-gathering teams of the 22nd century. Their coverage of the Re-unification War was carried by every major Federation comm-network, as the Fleet troops...

The Ring of Doom, by Sam Ruby
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"You volunteer to be the ring bearer. You must go through a mountain pass called Cirith Ungol and into Mordor. There you will throw the ring into the fire of the mountain. You are given some lembas, an...

Río Alto: Forgotten Memories, by Ambrosio
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Luis couldn't stop reliving that day, the very same day he decided to dig into Felisa's silences, into Juana's sadness, into Marta's lies, into Mr. Eustaquio's cowardice... into his own troubled life. What...

Riot, by Taylor Johnson
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Your city is burning. Parker, a riot control officer, is thrust into the heat of his first riot when one mistake changes everything. Now he wanders through the bedlam, harbouring a deadly secret.

Risorgimento Represso, by Michael J. Coyne
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Rite of the Druid, by Paul Weller
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STORY You are part of a small tribe, preparing to take part in a ritual that will allow you to become a full druid. You are transported to a strange land where you must find the rune of power and return to...

Robin & Orchid, by Ryan Veeder and Emily Boegheim
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High school journalists spend the night in a church, investigating reports of a ghost.

Robin of Sherlock, by Fergus McNeill
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robotsexpartymurder, by Hanon Ondricek
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When suspects and witnesses are “property, not people,” how should those who seek the truth proceed? Date robots. Avert scandal. Bring protection. Content warning: Adult Situations, Language, and Humor,...

The Roscovian Palladium, by Ryan Veeder
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Humans are constantly appropriating rat culture. King Roscoe thought to use this to his advantage.

Run, Bronwynn, Run!, by Larry Horsfield
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You, Princess Bronwynn of Alizon, learn that your parents plan to marry you off to Prince Timothy, the middle-aged son of the King and Queen of Karsten, a neighbouring kingdom.

A Runcible Cargo, by Thomas Ferguson
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Hokas: "We are under siege by the Guild of Bandits; many Free Adventurers have perished in the assault. They seek after an artifact called the 'Runcible Cargo' they'd believed that Sam Slicker had imported....

Ryan Veeder's Authentic Fly Fishing, by Ryan Veeder
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Relax at the Jewel Pond Recreation Area with Ryan Veeder as your guide.

Sagamore, by Anonymous
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You fight your way through (your great-great-great grandfather) King Sagamore's castle to reclaim it from a horde of invaders. This adventure is part of the Eamon universe. Like all Eamon adventures, it is...

The Salvage, by Daza
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"Captain Pearson is a Salvager through and through and always gets the job done. The Captain owes a favor to a friend, a friend who saved his life many years ago and now needs help. A freighter belonging to...

Santa's Trainee Elf, by Garry Francis
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You are a trainee elf. Today is your first day on the job and Santa has some chores for you to do.

Save the World in 7 Moves, by chintokkong
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Aliens are invading earth with flying cups and flying saucers! And you have only 7 moves to make before the end. Can you save the world in time?

Savoir-Faire, by Emily Short
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The beautiful life is always damned, they say. As for you, you've overexpended yourself: fifteen years of prominence, champagne, carriage rides in the Tuileries, having your name whispered behind...

Scapeghost, by Pete Austin
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Alan Chance was on an undercover mission, trying to infiltrate a drugs gang. All was going well, but then something or someone alerted the gangsters and they killed Alan and escaped, taking his colleague...

Scavenger, by Quintin Stone
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Search a war-shattered world for secrets of the past.

The School of Death, by Kurt Townsend
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As you were exiting the Main Hall, you bumped into none other than the Baron of Lucidia, Sir Luketzar. He said that he has heard a lot about you, and was coming over to see you about doing him a small favor:...

Scroll Thief, by Daniel M. Stelzer
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Not a single spell! After two full years of study! Every Enchanter—every mortal with the power to change very nature of the universe with their words—has a spell book! Filled with words of power collected...

Seabase Delta, by Peter Torrance
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A small, slightly surreal romp through an underwater seabase, which could be taken straight out of a James Bond movie. With it's weak old school two word parser, it may seem dated by todays standards, but it...

Search for Mack, by Clayton Roth
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Gee, looks like you're going on another adventure... The main points of this mission are: - Infiltrate Castle Charlast, and get the royal cat McKenzie - Kill King Charles and as many of his monsters as...

The Search for the Key, by Donald Brown
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The Search for the Key is the first part of a two-disk game, which by mistake has been given a game listing for each part. The other part is The Rescue Mission. The Rescue Mission Part 1: The Search for the...

Seasonal Apocalypse Disorder, by Zan and Xavid
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As cities around the world turn to ash, the Federal Bureau of Druids sends you back in time to the autumnal equinox to stop the Order of the Fiery Doom. Find plants for your mystical cocoon and travel to...

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾, by Pete Austin and James Horsler
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"I learned today that I am to be the subject of a computer game. The object of the game is to make me popular with everyone, which sounds dead brilliant. Apparently they've written an enormous programme...

the secret of vegibal island, by ralf tauscher
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A tourist searching for total boredomness slips into an adventure and accidentally reveals the secret of a famous point'n'click adventure trilogy that never was. Maybe you want to visit "that island" again...

The Senator's Chambers, by James Plamondon
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Rumour has it that the senator has kidnapped a number of his political rivals (of which there were once many; now there are few). It is now thought that the person most likely to still be in the Senator's...

The Sewers of Chicago, by Jeff Allen
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The Department of Streets and Sanitation has determined that the rat population in the City of Chicago has grown so large that there is danger of the entire human population deserting the otherwise fine...

Shade, by Andrew Plotkin
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"A one-room game set in your apartment." [--blurb from Competition Aught-Zero]

The Shadow in the Cathedral, by Ian Finley and Jon Ingold
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When the monks took me, aged six months, into their care, they named me Wren. Maybe because I was small, insignificant, and happy to eat any crumbs they threw my way. But these days I'm Wren, 2nd Assistant...

Shadow Operative, by Michael Lauenstein
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Another run. Another dive into the neon sea. A Cyberpunk Heist Game. Parser-based but with a hybrid interface (playable by typing or by links alone). Best played in a desktop browser (or on a tablet in...

Shadowpeak, by Kevin Bailey
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A sword and sorcery adventure with a comic twist.

Sheep Crossing, by Andrew Geng
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Sometimes you get an impulse you know you'd regret--especially in the face of an arbitrary task of questionable value. So when Grandmother asks you to bring her a cabbage, a sheep, and a stinky bear, what...

Sherlock, by Philip Mitchell
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Melbourne House are proud to be able to present to you "Sherlock", an amazing program based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's extraordinary character, Sherlock Holmes - fiction's most famous detective. In...

Sherlock Holmes in the Case of the Beheaded Smuggler, by Patrick Walsh
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Sherlock Indomitable, by mathbrush
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Join a dying Sherlock Holmes in a journey through his memories. Sherlock Indomitable is a direct adaptation of two Sherlock Holmes stories into a text adventure. At least 90% of the text is taken directly...

Shippe of Fooles, by Robert Parker
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One day, while taking a break from adventuring, you decided to go to the docks. A little while later, a sinister man slides up beside you and wheezes, "Ever want to sail?" between rotted teeth. Before you...

Shogun, by James Clavell, Dave Lebling
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Experience the sweeping drama and power of James Clavell's Shogun. The year is 1600. You are John Blackthorne, Pilot-Major of a privateering merchant ship and the first Englishman to set foot on Japanese...

The Shopping Mall, by Allan Porter
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You have been chosen to enter... THE SHOPPING MALL This adventure is part of the Eamon universe. Like all Eamon adventures, it is an RPG-style game, mostly using a two-word parser. Because Eamon is a modular...

The Shrunken Adventurer, by Adam Myrow
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One hot summer afternoon, you went to see an old friend named Professor Eric Johnson. You encounter Professor Johnson's wife at the house. "Oh, hi!" she says. She then calls out, "Dear?" He responds, and...

Sigil Reader (Field), by verityvirtue
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I am a sigil reader. I work in a city where sigils are a matter of public health, for a maliciously inscribed sigil could mean the ruin of a business - or a soul. Except today I wake to a changed world. The...

Signal Error, by Joel Webster
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Far out past the edges of the solar system lies a smallish chunk of rock. This is the planet Rupert, and it is a monitoring station for the Grebulons. The goal of the Grebulons is unknown, even to them. All...

Six Silver Bullets, by William Dooling
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You are the Silver Agent, a spy who has lost their mind. You are alone in the city, without your memories...but you do have a mission, and it changes every time you play. You also have your silver gun. It...

Skies Above, by Arthur DiBianca
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Play minigames to get your airship flying, tour the skies, and see what mischief is going on up there. Champion of the Skies: Sarah Adams

The Skull Embroidery, by Jeron Paraiso
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You've just crash landed in a mysterious forest, with a bad case of amnesia. Lucky for you the local hermit is willing to help you survive! You must explore, collect, craft, and equip yourself in order to...

Skybreak!, by William Dooling
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Skybreak! is a science-fantasy role-playing game of galactic proportions: explore distant stars, plunder alien ruins, hunt space pirates, collect beetles, slay gods, make out with sorcerers, and punch cosmic...

Slicker City, by Andrew Schultz
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Years after the Problems Compound, Alec Smart still runs into reverses.

Slouching Towards Bedlam, by Star Foster and Daniel Ravipinto
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In the beginning was the Word, and it was hungry. ...

The Smith's Stronghold, by Allan Porter
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The wizard, Frobos, has commissioned you to secure a dragon tooth from the lair of the white dragon beneath the Smith's Stronghold. He has provided you with a map and following that map, you have arrived at...

So, You've Never Played a Text Adventure Before, Huh?, by Ryan Veeder
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Robin Monaghan and her friends explore a creepy house.

Son of Camelot, by Finn Rosenløv
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This is the third chapter in my trilogy of Camelot. Like the others, although there is a thread through them, this chapter too is made as a separate adventure and can be played without knowledge of earlier...

Sorcerer, by Steve Meretzky
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Sorcerer, the second of a spellbinding fantasy series in the tradition of Zork, takes you on a magical tour through the darker side of Zorkian enchantment. Your journey begins with a cryptic diary - the last...

Sorceror's Spire, by John Nelson
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Sorceror's Spire supposedly was the best of all the wizard and sorcerer's schools in the land. It was run by a very kind old mage by the name of Xandar the Great. A couple of years ago there was a rumor of...

Space Invaders, by Sebastian2203
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You have to shoot down the alien ship above you! To shoot, you press SPACEBAR. To move the gun you press LEFT or RIGHT arrow key on your keyboard. ONLINE VERSION:...

Space Punk Moon Tour, by J_J
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You are nineteen-year-old Tina Tessler: missing father, dead mother, and plagued by nightmares of things you can’t quite remember. You just won a ticket to see your favorite band. So, pack your bags and...

The Spectre of Castle Coris, by Larry Horsfield
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Having been created a Duke by the grateful King Kelson for recovering the lost "Axe of Kolt", you are touring the towns and villages of your new duchy of Charlton when you hear about some strange goings-on...

The Spectre of Castle Coris, by Larry Horsfield
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You are Duke Alaric Blackmoon, recently given that title and the duchy of Charlton by a grateful King Kelson as a reward for finding the lost "Axe of Kolt" and helping to rid the land of the Xixon lizardmen....

Spellbreaker, by Dave Lebling
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Spellbreaker, the riveting conclusion to the Enchanter trilogy, explores the mysterious underpinnings of the Zorkian universe. A world founded on sorcery suddenly finds its magic failing, and only you,...

Spider and Web, by Andrew Plotkin
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A vacation in our lovely country! See the ethnic charms of the countryside, the historic grandeur of the capital city. Taste our traditional cuisine; smell the flowers of the Old Tree. And all without...

Stand Up / Stay Silent, by Y Ceffyl Gwyn
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The revolution begins with you.

Star Wars-Tempest One, by Sean Averill
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There is no introduction for this adventure. You just inexplicably find yourself in front of a temple that has been converted into an Imperial stronghold. This adventure is part of the Eamon universe. Like...

STARFLIGHT: A Cosmic Adventure, by Chris Lampton
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They told you that star flight would be difficult. They told you and you believed them...sort of. What they hadn't told you was how grueling cold sleep could be, how the months and years of your flight would...

Starship Quest, by Larry Horsfield
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You are Lieutenant Mike Erlin, Astro-Navigation Officer on board the FSP Survey Corps spaceship "Stellar Queen". Your solo mission on the "Magnetic Moon" was a great success, but the ship is now heading out...

States of Awareness, by Kerry Taylor
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Exes find each other at the end of the world.

Stationfall, by Steve Meretzky
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What a trotting krip! Since your incredible heroics in Planetfall, where you risked life and limb to save the planet Resida, things have hardly changed at all. Sure, you were promoted to Lieutenant First...

The Statue Got Me High, by Ryan Veeder
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Your job is to make sure John's party is successful. It won't be, though. Written for the Apollo 18+20 tribute album project.

Steam and Sacrilege, by Phil McGrail
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The Automatic Hotel, once hailed as a symbol of scientific progress and invention, stands crumbling. Surrounded by protesters trying to save the historic landmark and mired in rumors about the hotel's...

Sting of the Wasp, by Jason Devlin
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Stone Harbor, by Liza Daly
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You're good at what you do: tell tourists pretty lies about love, money, and life after death. That's what people want from a boardwalk psychic, and you deliver. It's not the future you imagined for...

The Strange Resort, by Sam
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You explore a strange resort and gather up all the loose treasure. This adventure is part of the Eamon universe. Like all Eamon adventures, it is an RPG-style game, mostly using a two-word parser. Because...

A Stranger, Unregarded, by Watcher55
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You wake up in a strange land, with nothing but your wits to help you first survive, then gather tools and treasure, learn magic, discover your destiny: and win your goal or die trying. This is a fantasy...

Stronghold of Kahr-Dur, by Derek C. Jeter
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Your brother, Jollifrud, needs your help to rescue his daughter from the evil that has inhabited the old fortress outside his home city. This adventure is part of Eamon Deluxe as well as Eamon Remastered....

Stuff and Nonsense, by Felicity Banks
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The year is 1860. The place is Bearbrass, Australia: a sprawling metropolis of tin, steel, brick, stone and brass. Queen Victoria is visiting Bearbrass for Australia's own Great Exhibition. All the sharpest...

Stuff of Legend, by Lance Campbell
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The only thing worse than being a village idiot is being an unemployed village idiot. Maybe it’s time to change careers. Maybe it’s time to be a knight.

StupidRPG, by Steven Richards
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A guided role-playing experience with some light puzzles, semi-optional combat, an extremely inexperienced GM and an imminent apocalypse. SRPG is a browser-based parser game with some hyperlinking for...

Sub Rosa, by Joey Jones, Melvin Rangasamy
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A puzzle game about secrets in the Age of Lead. You've spent seventeen years preparing for an infiltration. Stealing the Confessor's secrets is only the beginning: it will all be for nothing if you leave a...

The Sub-Aquan Laboratory, by Michael Penner
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"This adventure takes place in the Barony of Horn, part of the Northern Michigan area of the contemporary United States. You and three other fearless Free Adventurers have gathered from far around, hoping...

Sugarlawn, by Mike Spivey
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With a loud "click," the door closes behind you. Finally! You are locked inside an antebellum Southern mansion, alone, wearing only a chicken costume. You've fantasized about this moment for years.

Superfortress of Lin Wang, by Sam Bhayani
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As you walk out of the Main Hall, you see an orb. Just as you touch it the world shifts. You are now in Japan. A tyrant, Lin Wang, recently seized power there, by force. (from the Introduction) This...

Superluminal Vagrant Twin, by C.E.J. Pacian
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A text-only space sim. Ply the spaceways. Make five million credits. Buy back your twin. (Superluminal Vagrant Twin is a shallow but broad exploration game.)

The Surprising Case of Brian Timmons, by Marshal Tenner Winter
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You listen to the old broad on the other end of the phone as she finishes her plight. "Brian has gone insane. I've had to have him committed.", she tells you. You haven't seen Brian Timmons in several years...

Suveh Nux, by David Fisher
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An entry in the 2007 One Room Game Competition. You play a magician's servant who gets trapped in your master's vault; you'll need to learn some of his tricks if you want to get out.

Swigian, by Mathbrush (as Rainbus North)
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I don't like talking. Let's build a fire. Swigian is a minimalist game. It is long, but quickly finished, with few words and few complications.

The Sword of Inari, by Matthew Clark
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The Sword of Inari, a powerful artifact of antiquity, has reappeared and is in the possession of an evil army in the city of Tornio. The Guild of Magicians needs a savvy adventurer to retrieve it from behind...

SwordQuest, by Roger Pender
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While passing through Camelot, you learn that disaster has befallen the kingdom. Morgan le Fay, the sorceress and King Arthur's half-sister, has stolen his magical sword, Excalibur! This adventure is part of...

Taco Fiction, by Ryan Veeder
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Taco Fiction is a game about crime.

Take, by Katherine Morayati (as Amelia Pinnolla)
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You are battle-weary. Your armor is scanty and your countenance is loathsome; you tire of the swords flicking at your neck. But you have a duty. There is nothing you can't take. (Content warning: Violence,...

Take Over the World, by Marie L. Vibbert
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Guess it's time to take over the world. Somebody has to. You live in East Cleveland, Ohio, so your options are limited, but urban-chic. Find the right evil lair, recruit a mad scientist, and foil the East...

Tales from Castle Balderstone, by Ryan Veeder
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An anthology of terror, edited by Ryan Veeder. Also an ECTOCOMP 2018 entry.

Tally Ho, by Kreg Segall
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Only a perfect servant can solve a perfect mess! Being the perfect gentleman's gentleman or lady's lady doesn't make you an angel. Can you untangle your employer's knottiest problems with elegance and...

Tangled Tales, by JimJams Games
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Well, that must have been one hell of a party, at least that's what your body is telling you. Your memories of events are a little hazy at best, and exactly where you are and how you got here is a mystery....

Teacher Feature, by Paul Equinox Collins
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Welcome to the world of St Borogrund's School — a world of intrigue, mystery, deceit, and excruciatingly bad dinners. Above a scattering of ugly grey outbuildings, Borogrund's four-storey tower block rises...

Ted Strikes Back, by Anssi Räisänen
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You're Ted Paladin, text adventure hero, and it's the first day of your summer holiday! However, your arch enemy has other plans for you.

Teeth and Ice, by Hannah Powell-Smith
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A selkie will do anything to reclaim their skin.

The Temple of Ngurct, by James Plamondon and Robert Plamondon
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Your king hires you to investigate the dangerous cult of the Priests of Ngurct in the ruins of an old citadel. Only by recovering the lost Medallion can you break the power of the black demon, Ngurct! This...

The Temple of Shorgil, by Arthur DiBianca
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One day, travel guides will talk about this "masterpiece of the Pirothian architect Kitral" -- but only if you, the first person to visit it in over 1,000 years, can find out what's inside. (Puzzle-oriented...

Temple of the Trolls, by John Nelson
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You are given a map to the secret entrance to the Temple of the Trolls. Seek out Grommick, the great weaponsmith, who might be able to forge a powerful weapon if you prove yourself worthy! This adventure is...

Tentaculon, by Ned Vole
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Terminal Interface for Models RCM301-303, by Victor Gijsbers
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A text terminal interface for interacting with your model RCM301-303 remote controlled mech.

Tethered, by Linus Åkesson
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"I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man."...

Tetris, by Alexey Pajitnov
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Tetris for the Z-machine, an original "fun" entry for the 1995 IF Competition. Needs an interpreter capable of timed events to work properly. [--blurb for FreeFall from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Thaxted Havershill And the Golden Wombat, by Andrew Brown
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An attempt to write a humorous TWINE IF game... The walk through is included... (Hmmm... This isn't a very exciting blurb, is it?)

Theatre People, by Michael Kielstra
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The dazzle of the theatre: the footlights, the bows, the adoring crowd! It's your job, as a tech crew member, to make sure that the actors and, especially, the actresses, get enough of that. Not for you the...

Theseus and the Minotaur, by Anthony Collins
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It is said that the great god Zeus gave, as a gift to be sacrificed, a beautiful white bull to King Minos of Crete. However, when Minos saw the bull he tried to conceal it within his own herds. But the gods...

Three-Card Trick, by Chandler Groover
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You're going to perform a three-card trick or your name isn't Morgan the Magnificent.

Thror's Ring, by Tom Zuchowski
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"Now, here is the meat of the quest. As all know, the dwarvish stronghold of Khazad-Dum, that many know as Moria, was sacked by the orcs many hundreds of years ago. It was then that the Ring of Power that...

The Time Portal, by Ed Kuypers
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"Well I've go something you just might be interested in, old buddy! I've heard that the boys down at the Science Institute have made a fantastic discovery. They've come up with a wonderful new time machine!...

Time's Enigma, by Jim MacBrayne
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After an argument with your old college professor about the immutable nature of time, you find yourself bundled into his experimental time manipulator, seemingly with a mission to bring back objects from the...

Tingalan, by William Dooling
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Tingalan is a magic wood where the trees are greatly feared. It's haunted by hares, and phasms, and bears and spirits with bats in their beard

Toby's Nose, by Chandler Groover
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A murder most foul has been committed and Sherlock Holmes is on the case. You are his dog.

Toiletworld, by Chet Rocketfrak
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ToiletWorld: it's time to enter... the world of toilets.

The Tomb of Evron, by Mike Greifenkamp
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A group of workers uncovered an opening to a small cave. The Eamon police urge none to enter the cave and strongly advise keeping clear of it altogether. Ignoring the warning, you gather your weapons and...

The Tomb of Molinar, by Donald Brown
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"Molinar was", the King told you, "the last of the Great Wizard--Kings. He ruled wisely for centuries, util he finally grew weary of this life. He prepared himself a special chamber to sleep the endless rest...

The Tomb of Razaak, by David Owens
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The war between the Zarpathian Empire and the Centauri Confederation has gone on for almost a century. Looking to make some money and win some glory but also because you despise the Centauris for their...

The Tomb of Y'Golonac, by Robert Romanchuk
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The dreaded Cthulhu Cycle has existed since the dawn of time. The ancient myths of the Elder Beings from beyond space and time have, in other worlds, too often proved true. You hear a rumor of the Tomb of...

Tombs & Mummies, by Matthew Warner
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Your arch enemy has trapped you in the underground tomb of the Pharaoh Haputet. To escape, you must solve a puzzle before you run out of matches to reignite your torch. Watch out for snakes, mummies, and...

Top Secret, by Sam
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Hello there, welcome to Top Secret. Some secret plans have been stolen and are needed very badly. I suspect that they are somewhere inside this dungeon. This adventure is part of the Eamon universe. Like all...

The Tower of London, by Fred Smith and Sandy Smith
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"Because you've heard rumours of an impending attempt to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London, you decide to go there... to prevent the theft?? Or to steal them for yourself!!" This adventure is...

The Train To Abaddon, by Marshal Tenner Winter
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A very short steampunk adventure! Try to unlock all 7 achievements!

The Training Ground, by Charles Hewgley
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Finished the Beginner's Cave but not sure you're ready for that big, bad world? Visit the Training Ground to hone your skills and pick up some loot in the process! This adventure is part of the Eamon...

The Treachery of Zorag, by Derek C. Jeter
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You have heard the legends of a powerful wizard who continuously sought greater power by unnatural means and was eventually imprisoned by a benevolent order of Druids. Unfortunately, the order faded over...

Treasure Island, by Margaret Anderson
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Sail out to an island in the ocean in search of pirate's treasure. This is a small, simple adventure suitable for younger folks or novice characters. This adventure is part of the Eamon universe. Like all...

Treasures of a Slaver's Kingdom, by S. John Ross
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In the cruel kingdoms north of the Viraxian Empire, a barbarian seeks treasure - and vengeance! Having escaped the clutches of the Slaver King, he has vowed to pillage the wealth of the kingdom ... then...

Trick or Treat, by David Whyld
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You knew it was a bad idea to go trick or treating at the crazy old man’s house. Now your friend Jud is dead and you and Emmie are locked up in the basement awaiting a fate worse than death. You really...

Trinity, by Brian Moriarty
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You're neither an adventurer nor a professional thrill-seeker. You're simply an American tourist in London, enjoying a relaxing stroll through the famous Kensington Gardens. When World War III starts and the...

Tristam Island, by Hugo Labrande
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After crashing your plane at sea, you end up drifting to a small island, with not much to survive. You explore, and find out the island was inhabited, years ago. But why did the people leave? And why is...

Trusting My Mortal Enemy?! What a Disaster!, by Storysinger Presents
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When a hero & a villain start planning their battles over coffee, they come to trust each other more than they ever expected.

Turbo Chest Hair Massacre, by Joey Acrimonious
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You are a young woman about to meet your girlfriend for (what you hope will be) a fun and sexy night on the town. But first, you have an important mission: to shave your chest hair.

The Twin Castles, by Jim Tankard
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King Escher calls you before his throne and asks you to take on an assignment of incredible importance. It seems that the magic orb, Ballweena, has been stolen by Vathek, the King of a neighboring realm....

Twin Kingdom Valley, by Trevor Hall and P. M. Skinner
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Twin Kingdom Valley is a complex adventure game using full-screen high resolution graphics for the BBC Micro, ZX Spectrum, and Commodore 64. There are over 179 different locations, each of which (except in...

Twinefoolery, by John C. Knudsen
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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...

Uncle Zebulon's Will, by Magnus Olsson
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Your eccentric Uncle Zebulon considered himself a wizard, and was rumoured to be very wealthy. But when he died, he only left you one single object in his will... Winner in the TADS division of the First...

Under the Sea, by Heike Borchers
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Deep under the sea lies the wreck of the sunken galleon Santa Tortosa. On your quest to find its treasure, you will discover uncharted places, learn new skills, and make scaly friends. But will the honorable...

The Underground City, by Steve Adelson
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As you are walking out of the Main Hall to find adventure, a short, chubby man approaches you. In a heavy French accent, he says, "I hear zat you are louking for ze adventure. I have juz ze zing for you. Zer...

Unnkulia One-Half: The Salesman Triumphant, by D. A. Leary
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"You play the role of a down-and-out Acme salesman, forced to work out of the Golden Dragon Inn, dangerously near Dread Unnkulia. Will you accumulate enough loot in this frightful backwater berg to turn your...

Unnkulia Zero: The Search for Amanda, by D. A. Leary
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"Will you, the Valley King's most trusted warrior, rescue his Lady Amanda from the gruesome clutches of the evil Unnkulians? Along the way to victory (or, <shudder>, defeat!), you will:...

Unnkulian Underworld: The Unknown Unventure, by D. A. Leary
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"You play the part of Kuulest's slave, and must recover the Orb of Studosity from the evil Unnkulians. Kuulest, the old geezebag, has died and left you with nothing to go on but a cryptic message about...

Unnkulian Unventure II: The Secret of Acme, by David Baggett
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"Your adventure continues as you try to create some good press for yourself -- wouldn't want to fade into anonymous obscurity, now would you? Along the way, you'll find the answers to these compelling...

URA Winner!, by Carter Sande
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Scoring well on the Undergraduate Readiness Assessment is the key to college acceptance. This interactive digital guide contains practice questions and instructional materials for each section of the...

Valkenburg Castle, by Jeff Weener
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As you leave the Main Hall, you come upon a tall strong man with a beard who carries a wicked broad sword. He says he is lord Hobart, and was the rightful owner of the Castle of Valkenburg before the evil...

The Valley of Death, by Sam Ruby
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"We need two good warriors, not afraid to face danger, to join an organized expedition to the Valley of Death. Untold riches await. Benefits include: Five thousand gold pieces, a full share of all treasure...

Valley of Steel, by The Custodian
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The creep of surveillance and control has continued unabated. Every citizen is required to have a chip implant which can definitively identify them to anyone with a scanner. You've spent years working with...

Varicella, by Adam Cadre
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Ventilator, by Peregrine Wade
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The heat is stifling, the hotel room is vastly overpriced, and your heart is in pieces. But the worse is yet to come... WARNING: This story contains potentially humorous depictions of Mexican headgear.

The Village, by Helene Vitting
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The village is a choose your own adventure game where you play as a woman who travels to an old-fashioned village in hope of bettering her mental state.

Violet, by Jeremy Freese
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Calm down. All you have to do is write a thousand words and everything will be fine. And you have all day, except it's already noon. [blurb from IF Comp 2008]

VR Gambler, by Robert DeFord
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You start at the entrance to the Gold Coast Casino's new Virtual Reality Gaming Room. There is a neon sign over the doorway that says: GO ON A VR ADVENTURE! WIN BIG! This parser-based game features puzzles,...

Walk Among Us, by Roberto Colnaghi
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A tribute to the Misfits. Written for EctoComp 2018. Version 2: fixed typos and minor bugs, and a potentially unwinnable state.

Walking, by John C. Knudsen
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A simple hike in the woods leads to an adventure you won't soon forget. A CYOA/Gamebook created with Inform 7.

The Wand, by Arthur DiBianca
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Explore the wizard Bartholloco's castle with the help of a versatile magic wand. Can you overcome his challenge? Can you levitate a rock? Can you slice a baltavakia? (Puzzle-oriented and family friendly.)

Ward Z, by Otto Condliffe
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New, improved! A short game for less experienced players of IF. It's set in a biological research facility, and there are zombies. It's full of action and suspense! It's a TADS 3 game with an automap! It's...

The Warlord, The Princess & The Bulldog, by David Whyld
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The Weight of a Soul, by Chin Kee Yong
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In a world of arcane mysteries, a young doctor's apprentice unravels a conspiracy most grim. Author's Comment: "This is a mystery/suspense parser game inspired by the likes of Anchorhead and Fallen London....

Weird City Interloper, by C.E.J. Pacian
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An interactive tale of strange conspiracy. Pull up your hood, lower your gaze and enter the city of Zendon. If you can gather enough information, you may just be able to change the course of history. (Weird...

The Westbury Mystery, by Dorothy Millard
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What Are Little Girls Made Of, by Carolyn VanEseltine
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When He Died, by O Bluefoot
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he author's first text adventure. Completed for Ectocomp 2019. You are a forensic photographer. Someone has died. Pay close attention to the world around you. Inspired by the song "When He Died", by Neil...

When I Was Shot By Elephants III, by Ray
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A tribute to NOM3RCY's unfinished trilogy, this story tells what really happened when i was shot by elephants.

The White Bull, by Jim Aikin
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Whitefield Academy of Witchcraft, by Steph Cherrywell
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The year is 1957, and the place is lush, storm-tossed Stinglash Island, just off the north coast of Washington's Olympic Peninsula. You are Page LeBlanc, witch in training, and you've returned for another...

Winter Break at Hogwarts, by Brian Davies
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Spend a Christmas holiday alone in the world's most famous wizarding school... What was supposed to be a couple of weeks of peace and quiet while the other students were home with their families gets...

Winter Storm Draco, by Ryan Veeder
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A chronicle of the events of the winter storm of the same name.

Winter Wonderland, by Tim Walsha and Simon Lipscomb
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Having studied and practised Anthropology for over 10 years, you had all but given up on your dreams to make some great discovery that would put your name in the history books. Until, that is you received a...

Wishbringer, by Brian Moriarty
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It's an ordinary day in your ordinary little town, and you've been performing your ordinary mail clerk's duties in an altogether ordinary way. But there's something quite extraordinary in today's mail. It's...

Within a circle of water and sand, by Romain
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A tropical archipelago with countless islands, a young woman on a quest with no clear goal, a strange tribe living on an isolated atoll, a race... Is your journey merely beginning or is it already about to...

The Wizard Sniffer, by Buster Hudson
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You were recently acquired by the brave Ser Leonhart and his squire to sniff out the evil shapeshifting wizard. Unfortunately, you are not a wizard sniffer (if such a thing even exists). As far as you can...

The Wizard's Tower, by Robert Parker
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There exists a wizard by the name of Izurath. He is a cunning and smart wizard, but very, very evil. He has sent a letter to the Main Hall stating that he will open up the doors to his tower to bold and...

Word of the Day, by Richard Otter
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You are the very first Outer Worlder to gain an appointment on a Bio-Drive vessel, let alone as part of the engineering team. Looking to gain enough credits to procreate could this be your first and last...

The World Turned Upside Down, by Bruno Dias
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It's just shy of closing time on the last Saturday before Christmas; only a handful of regulars left in the bar. Peaceful, even, in spite of all of the city's damage. And then he walks in with some messed-up...

Worlds Apart, by Suzanne Britton
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Worldsmith, by Ade McT
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The Septem Tower has held steady in the Manifold, the space between time and the Real, for billenia. Populating the Tower are the Anemoi, a race of beings so far advanced that they hold the power of life and...

The Worm in Paradise, by Mike Austin, Nick Austin, Pete Austin, and James Horsler
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Wrenhold's Secret Vigil, by Robert Davis
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King Argas: "Our land is troubled, crops razed, people hurt and killed by the most timid of creatures - squirrel, deer and moundmole attacking on sight. Master Wrenhold, or wizard in counsel, was seeking an...

The Xylophoniad, by Robin Johnson
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The King of Anachronopolis has ordered you to end the Trojan War, slay the dreaded Bicyclops, and rescue a couple of inmates from Hades. A comic adventure set in Greek mythology.

Yes, Another Game with a Dragon!, by John Kean
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In this game, you play as a brawny adventurer heroically rescuing a fair maiden from a fire-breathing dragon. Oops, sorry, no, that was just a dream. You're actually an out-of-shape drunken lout. But then...

Yes, my mother is..., by Skarn
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Counseling is no easy job. When someone requests your help, within the space of a few questions, you must have learned enough about them, about their strengths and weaknesses, about what they want and what...

You are standing in a cave..., by Caroline Berg
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... you do not know how you got here. The last thing you remember is going out to eat at a fancy restaurant. Perhaps you were drugged. Perhaps you had a bad case of food poisoning and wandered off, feverish,...

You've Got a Stew Going!, by Ryan Veeder
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Your friend has invited you over for stew. He has not bothered to procure most of the ingredients.

Zeppelin Adventure, by Robin Johnson
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Piloting a tea-zeppelin on Mars is a lonely job, but this run is nearly over and then you're due for a holiday. That's unless you get sucked into a puzzly adventure involving pterodactyls, robots,...

Zigamus: Zombies at Vigamus, by Marco Vallarino
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Vigamus, the Video Game Museum of Rome, has been attacked by zombies. To save it from the monsters, you can only count on your brain and the relics and gadgets exhibited in the building. This game is also...

Zork, by Tim Anderson, Marc Blank, Bruce Daniels, and Dave Lebling
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Also known as Dungeon.

Zork I, by Marc Blank and Dave Lebling
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Many strange tales have been told of the fabulous treasure, exotic creatures, and diabolical puzzles in the Great Underground Empire. As an aspiring adventurer, you will undoubtedly want to locate these...

Zork II, by Dave Lebling, Marc Blank
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The Wizard appears, floating nonchalantly in the air beside you. He grins sideways at you. The Wizard incants "Fantasize," but nothing happens. He shakes his wand. Nothing happens. With a slightly...

Zork III, by Dave Lebling, Marc Blank
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An old, oddly youthful man turns toward you slowly. His long, silver hair dances about him as a fresh breeze blows. "You have reached the final test, my friend! You are proved clever and powerful, but this...

Zork Zero, by Steve Meretzky
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The Great Underground Empire is in its heyday. Upscale condos crowd the massive caverns. Subterranean highways stretch from Aragain to the Fublio Valley. And no adventurer has yet set foot in the open field...

Zork: A Troll's-Eye View, by Dylan O'Donnell
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Have you ever wondered how the life of a guard troll is? Find out in this game! [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Zork: The Undiscovered Underground, by Marc Blank, Michael Berlyn, and G. Kevin Wilson
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Grubald the Bold, Matchlick the Mighty, Linklaw the Lucky; all of the great Heroes are busy, laid up, contracted or dead. So it is you who gets to explore a never before seen part of the Great Underground...

Zorkian Stories 1: G.U.E., by Marshal Tenner Winter
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Finally making it to the Eastlands, you find a shaft leading to the depths of the Great Underground Empire where, supposedly, lost treasures that have been forgotten for centuries are waiting to be found...

Zozzled, by Steph Cherrywell
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Hotsy-totsy! It's 1928 and you're madcap flapper Hazel Greene, tottering around the city's finest hotel with a gullet full of giggle juice...until a gaggle of ghosts shows up to spoil the fun by turning...

The Zyphur Riverventure, by Jim Jacobson
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"You must explore the dangerous river, find the Black Warrior's lair, free Professor Axom and make it back to the Main Hall alive. Piece of cake, right?" This adventure is part of the Eamon universe. Like...

Zzzz, by Les Hogarth and Clive Wilson
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