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(do not) forget, by lectronice
Average member rating: (19 ratings)

(do not) forget is a slightly surreal tale. It takes place in an isometric world inhabited by cute cubic animals. It is, however, not intended for children. This is a contemplative game, sometimes crude,...

180 Files: The Aegis Project, by Karelia Hall
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Uncover a web of evil as an elite superspy! You might break a few rules—or a few hearts—but you won’t break cover. As Agent 180, a star secret agent, you've never found a problem you couldn't solve with...

1981, by Anonymous
Average member rating: (29 ratings)

(author is Adam Cadre, but game is unsigned)

2112, by George K. Algire
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

"A woman's voice crackles over the intercom of the Boeing 797 you are strapping yourself into securely. You've never traveled in space before, and the prospect has been turning your guts inside out since you...

6Quest - a new brand of interactive fiction, by Milán Bukovics
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Hey guys. We are a Hungarian team of fantasy and interactive fiction enthusiasts. We have created our own game system and have written several stories in our native language that we are trying to bring to an...

80 DAYS, by inkle, Meg Jayanth
Average member rating: (59 ratings)

1872, with a steampunk twist. Phileas Fogg has wagered he can circumnavigate the world in just eighty days. Choose your own route around a 3D globe, travelling by airship, submarine, mechanical camel,...

8K Adventure, by Paul Allen Panks
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

In a traditional fantasy kingdom somewhere, an important scepter has gone missing from the royal throne. Starting out in a tavern with no weapon or armor, you must quest to make things right at the castle,...

> by @, by Aaron A. Reed
Average member rating: (23 ratings)

On the surface, > seems to be a traditional adventure game, featuring treasure, an NPC, a puzzle, and a happy ending. However, matters are complicated by the realization that the work's purported author is...

The Abbey of Montglane, by Art LaFrana
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

Abracadabra, by Jorge Blecua
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Baja Renania, durante el otoño de 1209... Clus d'Eledorf era un caballero de la Orden de Dottersen y pasaba sus dias apaciblemente en su castillo organizando torneos y grandes banquetes hasta que una noche...

Acheton, by Jon Thackray, David Seal, and Jonathan Partington
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

The Act of Misdirection, by Callico Harrison
Average member rating: (56 ratings)

The curtain lifts to a torrent of applause, as the city's gents and ladies lose their decorum for a just few moments in anticipation of something magical. The spotlights drown the glitter of sequins and...

Ad Verbum, by Nick Montfort
Average member rating: (126 ratings)

"With the cantankerous Wizard of Wordplay evicted from his mansion, the worthless plot can now be redeveloped. The city regulations declare, however, that the rip-down job can't proceed until all the items...

The Adam and Eve Project, by Brian Kwak
Average member rating: (1 rating)

In this incomplete game, you play as Adam and Eve, two amnesiac people selected to participate in an experiment by an unknown third entity. The entity offers a choice: spend the rest of your lives here in...

ADRIFT Maze, by Dana Crane
Average member rating: (1 rating)

ADRIFT-O-Rama, by Dana Crane
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

You might be anyone carrying a token and a golf club. You've come to the ADRIFT-O-Rama to play a round of ADRIFT-themed mini-golf and have fun. Just buy a golf ball from the machine in the ball room, then...

Adventura, by Leighton Swannell

Completely user defined game, made to inspire creativity in player. Many mysteries will force the player to come to their own conclusion as to what actually happens and develop their own backstory.

Adventure in the Fifth Dimension!, by Brian Moriarty

Few of our national treasures are more secure than the original Declaration of Independence. It's kept at the Library of Congress in a closely guarded display case, sealed in an atmosphere of inert gas to...

Adventure Quest, by Mike Austin, Nick Austin, and Pete Austin
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

Adventure Quest is a full scale adventure game with 225 individually described locations. You will have to solve a very large number of problems on your journey to the Black Tower and (perhaps) victory. To...

Adventurer's Consumer Guide, by Øyvind Thorsby
Average member rating: (28 ratings)

The Adventures of Peter Patzer, Who Sought Masterhood and Returned Not Quite the Same, by John C. Knudsen

You are Peter Patzer, on a quest, seeking chess mastery. Patzer you are, in name and being. Many are the legends told of your rotten moves at the chessboard. You are so lousy that your good moves cause...

Afflicted, by Doug Egan
Average member rating: (45 ratings)

This isn't the safest neighborhood. A young woman was abducted near here only recently. But as a city sanitarian you are obligated to complete your annual inspection of the local dive. [blurb from IF Comp...

After Shock, by David M. Banner, Terry Greer

Aftermath of the Asimovian Disaster, by Andrew Nelson
Average member rating: (1 rating)

From the book "Greeting Adventure Programs." Versions are also available for the Commodore C64 and the Sinclair QL.

Akkoteaque, by Anthony Casteel
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

It is a wet, disgusting day in the middle of April. You are just about sick of the rain. You're just about sick of everything. They keep telling you, when you turn sixteen you can do what you like and live...

Alabaster, by John Cater, Rob Dubbin, Eric Eve, Elizabeth Heller, Jayzee, Kazuki Mishima, Sarah Morayati, Mark Musante, Emily Short, Adam Thornton, Ziv Wities
Average member rating: (110 ratings)

The Queen has told you to return with her heart in a box. Snow White has made you promise to make other arrangements. Now that you're alone in the forest, it's hard to know which of the two women to trust....

Alien Abduction?, by Charles Gerlach
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

Alien Research Centre 2: Return to Oblivion, by John Wilson

As Anderson stepped through the airlock and the door clanged shut behind him, he looked around and thought, "I've been here before - why have they sent me back again? I was sure they had de-commissioned this...

All Alone, by Ian Finley
Average member rating: (66 ratings)

All Hope Abandon, by Eric Eve
Average member rating: (33 ratings)

Your day got off to a good enough start when you met that blonde in the breakfast queue, but it's all downhill from there: you may be wishing you could escape a particularly dire lecture, but not by the one...

All Roads, by Jon Ingold
Average member rating: (142 ratings)

"Wave a circle round him thrice, And close your eyes with holy dread For he on honey-dew hath fed And drunk the milk of paradise." [--blurb from Competition Aught-One]

American Juror, by SeanPaulONeill
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Alan Dershowitz is quoted as describing a criminal trial as follows: "The defendant wants to hide the truth because he's generally guilty. The defense attorney's job is to make sure the jury does not arrive...

Amnesia, by Thomas M. Disch and Kevin Bentley
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

Among the Seasons, by Kieran Green
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

A fleeting glimpse of the seasons from a magpie's perspective.

Analogue: A Hate Story, by Christine Love
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

Back in the 25th century, Earth launched a generation ship into deep space, with the goal of establishing the first interstellar colony. It dropped out of contact and disappeared, never reaching its...

And So It Goes, by Adam Conover
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

In this short game, you play as Failure, the literal embodiment of failure. It's your job to make people experience failure, and soon, your boss will call you, ordering you to your new assignment.

And the Waves Choke the Wind, by Gunther Schmidl
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

"some thing inside of me has opened up its eyes why did you put it there? did you not realize?" [--blurb from Competition Aught-Zero]

Andromeda 3, by Graeme Poole

Published as a type-in listing in ZX Computing magazine.

The Anttilis Mission, by Jon R. Lemmon
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Aotearoa, by Matt Wigdahl
Average member rating: (54 ratings)

The Fish of Māui. The Land of the Long Cloud. Aotearoa. An entire continent of untamed wilds, and the last place on Earth where dinosaurs still roam. If only you'd come ashore under better circumstances...

April in Paris, by Jim Aikin
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

On the first day of your dream vacation, you encounter an exasperating social difficulty. (Game file contains complete hints and walkthrough. Zip file includes pdf map.) [blurb from IF Comp 2008]

The Archers, by Pete Austin and Joan Lamb
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Arnold the Adventurer II, by Scott Denyer
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Arrival, or Attack of the B-Movie Clichés, by Stephen Granade
Average member rating: (30 ratings)

The Art of Fugue, by Victor Gijsbers, Jimmy Maher, Dorte Lassen, and Johan
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

A pure story-less puzzle game featuring logical puzzles based on the idea of the fugue: your commands are performed by four different actors, but with increasing delays. The version with music features...

Arthur Yahtzee: The Curse of Hell's Cheesecake, by Ben Croshaw
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Astrolab, by Eckhard Borkiet

Es war eine beschwerliche Reise durch den Weltraum, die dich schließlich hier an diesen unwirtlichen Ort, am Rande des Sonnensystems brachte. Der Auftrag schien diesmal sehr lukrativ zu werden. Dein Ziel:...

At Wit's End, by Mike Sousa
Average member rating: (14 ratings)

"A case study of Murphy's Law in action. In-game hints available." [--blurb from Competition Aught-Zero]

Atalan, by Mandy Rodrigues

You are a poor sailor inside a crew of a ship sailing through the Pacific for months. You encounter the unknown island Atalan and your ship captain wants to claim it for Britain. But as the ships get close...

Attack of the Clockwork Army, by Felicity Banks
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Win the Steam-Powered Fight for a Nation! When the battle for Australia begins, will you join Her Majesty’s new clockwork army to keep Australia peacefully British once and for all—or will you cast your lot...

Attack of the Yeti Robot Zombies, by Øyvind Thorsby
Average member rating: (29 ratings)

August, by Matt Fendahleen
Average member rating: (21 ratings)

Avon, by Jon Thackray and Jonathan Partington
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

Awake, by Josh Giesbrecht (as joshg)
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

A story of searching.

The Awakening, by Dennis Matheson
Average member rating: (28 ratings)

"You remember darkness. And the cold. Cold and darkness. And silence. Those memories are all that you have. That, and a feeling that something you never knew you possessed has been lost. Suddenly, oblivion...

Back Home, by James Webb (a.k.a. revgiblet)
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

A holiday at the family home seems like a good idea, but you have a nagging feeling that something is wrong...

Back to the Future: Marty Quest, by George Gipe, Ryan North and Hulk Handsome
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

You are Marty McFly, 80s teen! You are stuck in a detention room after school. You need to escape the room otherwise you can’t play in your band for tryouts tonight! The YMCA is counting on you! Inspired by...

Bad Machine, by Dan Shiovitz
Average member rating: (14 ratings)

The Ballroom, by Liza Daly
Average member rating: (13 ratings)

You arrived at the ballroom well after midnight. The End.

Ballyhoo, by Jeff O'Neill
Average member rating: (32 ratings)

Spangleland! Sawdust and glitter, buffoons and cotton candy! It's a place where your wildest dreams come true! At least, that's what you think... until you get behind the scenes at the big top. Then you...

Ballymun Adventure, by Brendan Cribbin
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

In this game, you play as a new male student at the school. As an orientation exercise, Mr Byrne, the principal, has organized a small competition. The winner will be the first student to bring four specific...

Bane of the Builders, by Bogdan Baliuc
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

The Bannochburn Legacy, by Tim Hartnell
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Hartnell wrote several compendiums of computer games, such as the Giant Book of Computer Games which usually contained several categories of games which the user could type-in. Bannochburn Legacy is one of...

Beached! (Prelude), by Theodore C. Lim & Ewald Bal
Average member rating: (1 rating)

After shipwrecking your yacht on a reef, you find yourself on a deserted beach somewhere in the Caribbean. At first sight, there's nowhere you can go. Use your wit and common sense to escape anyway, without...

The Bean Stalker, by Jack Welch
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

Caught in an economic downturn, can Jack leverage his starving cow and climb the economic ladder? ...

A Bear's Night Out, by David Dyte
Average member rating: (62 ratings)

"Tomorrow is the big Teddy Bear party, and you must definitely not let your owner forget about it..." [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

The Beast of Torrack Moor - 30th Anniversary Edition, by Linda Doughty and Chris Ainsley and Andy Green
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

A authorized port of the classic ZX Spectrum game by Linda Doughty. The Beast casts the player as an intrepid reporter, sent to investigate sightings of a wild beast on Torrack Moor. Featuring new graphics...

Beatle Quest, by Garry Marsh

An adventure based on Beatles lyrics.

Beautiful Dreamer, by R. John Griffiths

Behold - Atlantis, by Laurence Creighton
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Being Andrew Plotkin, by J. Robinson Wheeler
Average member rating: (52 ratings)

"Zarf? you think to yourself. Could it be? The one and only Zarf? Xyzzy Award winner? IF Competition winner? The mighty Inscruitable One? Gosh. What it must be like to be Zarf... You begin to crawl forward,...

Beneath Floes, by Bravemule; Pinnguaq
Average member rating: (13 ratings)

Qikiqtaaluk, 1962. The sun falls below the horizon and won't return for months. You wander the broken shoreline, wary of your mother's stories about the qalupalik. Fish woman, stealer of wayward children:...

Beneath the Temple of Zeus, by Ken Rose
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Published in Softline Magazine November-December 1983 Published in Page 6 Magazine 1984 for the Atari Computer Ported to TRS-80 Micro Color Compuer 2016

Berrost's Challenge, by Mark Hatfield
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

Light-hearted (semi-)heroic fantasy. Can an aging apprentice end his apprenticeship with a flourish (and a few new spells to cast)? Just an old-school text adventure with a tip of the cap to Infocom's...

The Best Man, by Rob Menke
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

Beyond Zork, by Brian Moriarty
Denk's rating:
Average member rating: (43 ratings)

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 Mama, by Brendan Barnwell
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

"Three or four sailboats cruise lazily in the glow of the setting sun, which casts a poetic shimmer across the swells. In the distance, about 15 km offshore, you can discern the dim, hunched shapes of the...

Bigger Than You Think, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (43 ratings)

Bigger Than You Think is a choice-based interactive narrative. This game was written for the Yuletide 2012 fanfic exchange. The game was inspired -- perhaps loosely -- by Randall Munroe's comic xkcd-1110:...

Binary, by Stephen Granade
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

A wrecked star. A ruined space station in orbit. A digitally-uploaded mind. A decision left in your hands.

The Black Lily, by Hannes Schueller
Average member rating: (19 ratings)

If you think you are being watched while playing this game, keep telling yourself that it's all in your mind.

The Black Sanctum, by Stephen O'Dea & Bob Withers
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

"Encounter the forces of black magic as you roam around an old 18th century monastery. See all the evil locations in this spooky adventure in full hi-res detail. If you like suspense, you’ll love searching...

Blackout Crysis, by Giggling_Kiste
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

You wake up just to find yourself in a world which is a nightmare itself. ...

The Blank Wall, by Richard Otter
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

When all the others had given up, you carried on. Everyone told you to call it a day; your boss, your colleagues, your family, your friends. Everyone said the same, he was gone, long gone, escaped. But, you...

Blighted Isle, by Eric Eve
Average member rating: (41 ratings)

Blockade duty in the Bay of Biscay, vile weather, and an unplanned jaunt over the side of the ship into the tossing waves. But instead of drowning, you end up on an island that has no right to be there - and...

Bloodless on the Orient Express, by Hannes Schueller
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

1899: On the way to your well-earned summer vacation, the Orient Express gets stuck in a snow drift – and there is a murderer on board. Time to get out of your coffin and investigate!

A Bloody Life, by Ravi Rajkumar
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Bloody Raoul, by Caleb Wilson (as Ian Cowsbell)
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

Summer in Saturnine. What a night for knife punks!

Blue Chairs, by Chris Klimas
Average member rating: (89 ratings)

Bobby and Bonnie, by Xavid
Average member rating: (15 ratings)

A light children's-story-ish adventure inexplicably starring rabbits.

Body Bargain, by Amanda Lange
Average member rating: (22 ratings)

Your surgery went very well. But you couldn't really afford it... Be aware that this is a work of horror. This game involves situations that may be violent, distressing, disturbing, or triggering. This game...

The Boggit, by Fergus McNeill and Judith Child
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

Bolivia By Night, by Aidan Doyle
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

A mystery adventure game set in Bolivia.

Bonehead, by Sean M. Shore
Average member rating: (15 ratings)

September 23, 1908. Win this game, and your Giants will have the National League pennant almost within reach. You've done your part. You've just made a base hit, putting McCormick on third with the winning...

Book and Volume, by Nick Montfort
Average member rating: (13 ratings)

Book of the Dead, by Mark Davies, Andrew Dean, Lee Hodgson
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

The Box, by Jordan Jones
Average member rating: (1 rating)

A short puzzle game that challenges the player to use his or her powers of observation and association to unlock the mysteries of a strange safe.

The Boyd File, by Alex Williams

Breakers, by Rodney Smith, Joe Vierra, William Mataga
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

They're expecting the Messiah any day now. If you're not him, you'd better have a real good story. The realm of the Breakers wait for their Messiah to come to them the same day you arrive. How to convince...

Brian and the Dishonest Politician, by The Spud

Broken Legs, by Sarah Morayati
Average member rating: (26 ratings)

A blurb? They expect you to write? You're Lottie Plum so you're not going into writing. You sing. And dance and act up a storm while everyone else can only manage a puddle. You belong at Bridger. No matter...

Building, by Poster
Average member rating: (13 ratings)

Bureaucracy, by Douglas Adams, The Staff of Infocom
Average member rating: (41 ratings)

IMPORTANT! Our records show that you do not have a license to operate this software. Normally, you would be required to complete a License Application Form and mail it (with proof of purchase) to our...

Burglar!, by Doug Roberts
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Burlish Adventure, by Andrew Bogue

By Jove, by Neil Mallett

This is definitely not the room you went to sleep in last night, you would have noticed that record floating about five feet off the floor in the corner before now. There is a door west... Published on the...

Byzantine Perspective, by Lea Albaugh
Average member rating: (49 ratings)

Your task is simple enough. Just nab the chalice.

Calypso, by Dave Footitt
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Coming around in a lighthouse with no memory of who you are or how you got there, can you solve the mystery and win the game?

Cancel Cable Or Die Trying, by Tony Smith
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

The year is 2020. All of the nation's cable companies have merged into a single conglomerate. Your monthly cable bill has soared while the quality of service has deteriorated. You've concluded that your only...

Candle flames in windless air, by Teaspoon
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

So you've spent the last fortnight hitchhiking around rugged bits of the Nevada desert, and while it's been fun and all, you'd rather like your time machine back now. ...

Candlesmoke, by Caelyn Sandel and Carolyn VanEseltine
Average member rating: (21 ratings)

Entry in EctoComp 2014.

The Case of the Mixed-Up Shymer, by Sandra Sharkey

The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, by Michael W. Bayley, David Malmberg, and Jim Vickonoff
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Take on the role of Sherlock Holmes to solve 18 different cases in a menu-driven game inspired by the popular board game 221b Baker Street.

Castle Adventure, by Kevin Bales
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

Castle Adventure!, by Ben Chenoweth
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

Welcome to Castle Adventure! Written and directed by Ben Chenoweth (Copyright 2002 Grinnan Berrit Software). Adapted to Inform 7 by Ben Chenoweth, 2012. You have to rescue a princess of legendary beauty who...

Castle Blackstar, by Mark Sheppard, Andrew Cummins, Geoff Richardson

Castle of Terror, by Graeme Willis
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

Castle of the Red Prince, by C.E.J. Pacian
Average member rating: (44 ratings)

Welcome to Amaranth, foreigner. The Red Prince haunts your dreams, you say? If you want to overthrow our tyrant, you’ll need to consider this whole blighted land at once. (Castle of the Red Prince is a small...

Castle Ralf, by Doug Clutter and Steve Vance
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

Castronegro Blues, by Marshal Tenner Winter
Average member rating: (10 ratings)

You listen to the dame on the other end of the phone as she finishes her plight. "My brother has gone missing. I want you to find him." You promised yourself a vacation, but this broad sounds a bit dishy....

The Cellar, by David Whyld
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

You were always told not to go into the cellar. Told many, many times. But you were never told why. Today you'll find out...

Century, by Zuuri
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Cerulean Stowaway, by Roger Descheneaux
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

A stowaway gets more of a ride than he bargained for.

Champion of Guitars, by Bill Meltsner
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

A text adventure parody of Guitar Hero.

Chancellor, by Kevin Venzke
Average member rating: (15 ratings)

Maturity attained, the daughter is unfurled upon the world, embarked upon a mysterious quest by her father.

Changes, by David Given
Average member rating: (17 ratings)

The Chasing, by Anssi Räisänen
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

Checkpoint, by Daniel River
Average member rating: (1 rating)

This fiction is set in Grovlia, a country in Eastern Europe. 1989 has been a difficult year in Grovlia. Cracks are starting to appear in the edifice of socialism built up over decades. Protesters look to the...

Cheeseshop, by David Welbourn
Average member rating: (23 ratings)

An interactive re-creation of Monty Python’s Cheeseshop sketch, where you try to buy some cheese.

Chemistry and Physics, by Caelyn Sandel (as Colin Sandel) and Carolyn VanEseltine
Average member rating: (20 ratings)

Chesstopia, by John C. Knudsen
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Chesstopia is a place where Chess is thought about, but not played. You encounter Caissa, the Goddess of Chess. You are a seeker of Chess knowledge. Very basic Gamebook/CYOA. Optimized for electronic...

Child's Play, by Stephen Granade
Average member rating: (51 ratings)

It is playgroup day and playgroup day is normally a good day but ever since that little red-haired girl started coming she always wants your toys. She shouldn't get your toys. You tried telling the mom this...

The Chinese Room, by Harry Giles and Joey Jones
Average member rating: (30 ratings)

The Chinese Room is a hilarious romp through the world of philosophical thought experiments. Have you ever wanted to win Zeno's race? Free the denizens of Plato's Cave? Or find out what it's really like to...

Chlorophyll, by Steph Cherrywell
Average member rating: (43 ratings)

Choice of Alexandria, by Kevin Gold
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Change the course of history! Can your scientific discoveries save the ancient Library of Alexandria? Will you defend the empire's legacy, or your own? "Choice of Alexandria" is an interactive novella by...

Choice of Robots, by Kevin Gold
Average member rating: (29 ratings)

The robots you design will change the world! Will you show them the true meaning of love, or conquer Alaska with your robot army? "Choice of Robots" is an epic 300,000-word interactive sci-fi novel by Kevin...

Choices, by Sophie3
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

You find yourself in charge of a small group of people who survived the zombie outbreak, making decisions that decide whether not you and your group survive. There are the good choices...and the bad ones.

Choices: And The Sun Went Out, by Tin Man Games: KG Tan, Alyce Potter, and Felicity Banks
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

Three months ago, the sun went out. After three hours it came back, but the effects of its absence are global. You are a Private Investigator hired to research this phenomenon. Moti is the AI worn on your...

Christminster, by Gareth Rees
Average member rating: (78 ratings)

"When your brother Malcolm sends you a telegram inviting you to visit him at Biblioll College in the ancient university town of Christminster, you imagine that the mysterious `discovery' he alludes to is...

City of Dead Leaves, by Felix Pleşoianu
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

There's nothing left in your life. There's nothing left in anyone's life. Will he even remember you after all this time? Will he want you back? ...

A Clockwork Noir, by Jeremy Lee Harden
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

Welcome to New Jag City, the City of Gears and Cogs. You are Detective Adaran Valance, who is looking for a new case. What waits for you in the city that never sleeps?

Code 7 Prologue, by Kevin Glaap, Zein Okko
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Code 7 is the idea of a modern text adventure by german game design students Kevin Glaap and Zein Okko. It combines the text adventure genre with cinematic fully-voiced storytelling. You have to play to it...

The Cogs of Westminster, by Daniel Gunnell
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Cold Iron, by Andrew Plotkin (as Lyman Clive Charles)
Average member rating: (35 ratings)

Your good axe has gone missing. Reverd Pearson would say you're a careless lunkhead who'd lose his ear if it wasn't nailed on. You figure he's right, a man of the cloth, but that doesn't mean piskeys didn't...

A Colder Light, by Jon Ingold
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

The last light has gone. The stars are coming out in the black sea above. Many are hidden by ice-fingered winds. My father is still not returned and the fire is almost gone. But this is how life is: always...

The Colour of Magic, by Judith Child, Fergus McNeill, and Colin Buckett
Denk's rating:
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

The Colour Pink, by Robert Street
Average member rating: (14 ratings)

Concrete Paradise, by Tyson Ibele
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

Constellation, by Irremann

"Constellation" is the Battle spaceship of Earth Federation confidently conquer the universe. Powerful engines carried him through hyperspace at speeds many times faster than light. However, the purpose of...

Constraints, by Martin Bays
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

Conversations With A Cape, by Alice Chen
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Welcome to a world where superheroes are commonplace and integrated into the fabric of society. You are a journalist who desperately needs to pull together a profile to fill out the daily paper and you’ve...

The Corn Identity, by Carl Muckenhoupt, Serhei Makarov, Tama Wise, J. Robinson Wheeler, A O Muniz, Admiral Jota, Andrew Schepler, Jacqueline A. Lott, Sam Kabo Ashwell, Dan Shiovitz, John Cater, Duchess, and Mark Musante
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Corruption, by Rob Steggles, Hugh Steers
Average member rating: (17 ratings)

In the real world the good guys rarely win. CAN YOU COPE WITH CORRUPTION? The City of London. Deals and chicanery, Porsches and profit, wild animals in handmade suits. And you. Outwardly, you're on the fast...

Cosmoserve, by Judith Pintar
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

Countdown to Doom, by Peter D. Killworth
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

Crash Dive!, by Brian Moriarty

You're on maintenance duty aboard the USS Sea Moss, patrolling the icy North Atlantic waters with an arsenal of twenty nuclear missiles. The Sea Moss is no ordinary sub. She's the first to carry the Navy's...

Crème de la Crème, by Hannah Powell-Smith
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Climb to the very top of the class at your exclusive private school for socialites! Will you study hard, find a perfect match, or embrace scandal? "Crème de la Crème" is a 440,000-word interactive novel by...

Crime Stopper, by Dan Kitchen and Barry Marx

It's 9 am and your phone's ringing, Al Clubs, private eye. The woman's name is Cartier-Blanche Sizemore, and she's screaming. She's got reason to scream. She's been kidnapped. Her mother wants her back, the...

Crobe, by Jonathan Partington
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

Crocodracula: The Beginning, by Ryan Veeder
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

The first Taleframe game based on the 90s children's horror soap opera.

Crystal and Stone Beetle and Bone, by Jenny Brennan
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

You are God! The last God and Lornedei is your only true believer. You need her to stand against the coming dark. Can you guide her? Will she follow?

The Crystal Frog, by David Brown
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Crystal Quest, by C. Malin, Scott Jones

Crystals of Kings, by Keith Burnard

For hundreds of years, the races of the world have been at peace under the rule of the "House of Brenn". The mighty kings of this ancient line have used the "CRYSTALS OF KINGS" to keep control and order...

Curse of Vengeance, by Scott McNab
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Fairly typical Dungeons & Dragons meets text adventure. Includes extremely simple combat system, armor and weapon classes, and a 'Save the princess' plot. (blurb from The (Other) TADS Games List version 1.2)...

Custerd's Quest, by Craig Davies
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

Damnatio Memoriae, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (54 ratings)

14 AD. Agrippa Postumus, grandson of the recently-deceased Augustus, tries to avoid death at the hands of the next emperor, Tiberius. At his disposal: a couple of old manuscripts, a lamp, and a recalcitrant...

Danger Mouse in the Black Forest Chateau, by Brian Belson, Edgar Belka, Kevin Buckner

".....We have traced the source of the puzzling Pi-beam to a place deep in the Black Forest.....and that is where we want you to go....." You may think that this DANGER MOUSE adventure is going to be a piece...

Danger! Adventurer at Work!, by Simon Avery
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

The Dark Crystal, by Roberta Williams

In a fantasy world, an event of cosmic importance is about to occur: a Great Conjunction of the planet's Three Suns. A thousand years ago, when the Suns last came together, a cruel and selfish tribe known as...

A Dark Room, by Michael Townsend
Average member rating: (27 ratings)

A Dark Room is a famous text-based indie game made by doublespeakgames, which was inspired by Candy Box, but it's much grimmer in tone, with a stronger plot and a more roguelike-like focus on survival. And...

Darker Paths, by UCSBbigbrothers
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Part of our project for our English 149 class ...

Darkiss! Wrath of the Vampire - Chapter 1: the Awakening, by Marco Vallarino
Average member rating: (22 ratings)

You're the nightmare from which people can't wake. Dead twice. One by the hand of your maker, the second by the fiend who drove a stake through your heart while you were sleeping defenceless in your coffin....

Dawn of The Soviet Ladybirds, by Christopher Merriner
Denk's rating:
Average member rating: (1 rating)

‘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…’...

A Day at the Office, by David Whyld
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

The best worker in the office, Bob Newbold, has been tragically run down and only YOU - the company tea boy - has a hope of getting everything shipshape before the Japanese businessmen arrive. Are you up to...

A Day for Soft Food, by Tod Levi
Average member rating: (26 ratings)

"Ever since the provider's sickness began, he's been all hisses and growls. Even the slightest misstep seems to annoy him. Perhaps that's why your bowl has held nothing but hard food lately. And not much of...

The Day I mauled ..., by Marius Müller
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

In this game, you once again play as Alex, a young gay man attending another New Year's Eve party at your boyfriend Paul's. Paul keeps having unexpected problems at his parties, like this Thompson's gazelle...

Day of the Sleigh, by Dee Cooke
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

It's Christmas Eve, and 17-year-old Eilidh has taken her young neighbour, Deirdre, shopping in town.  But when the department store suffers a power cut and Deirdre goes missing, Eilidh must help not only her...

The Day time stood still, by Marius Müller
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Dear Abbie, I have a problem with my marriage and I don't know what to do. My husband Paul and I had our troubles in the past, but now he is possessed by the spirit of his evil Uncle Wally, while the forest...

Daybreak RL, by Frank Duff/DF McCourt
Average member rating: (1 rating)

You are the bodyguard to Prince Illum. Prince Illum is blind and carries the Daybreak Shard. He needs to get it to the top of the tower. You are currently at the bottom of the tower. And you had best hurry,...

De Baron, by Victor Gijsbers
Average member rating: (150 ratings)

Dead Cities, by Jon Ingold
Average member rating: (30 ratings)

The letter you received from Arkwright's nephew Carter was clear enough: when the old man dies the inheritance tax will be too great. It's certain ruin, much like the estate itself. To raise some capital the...

Dead Like Ants, by C.E.J. Pacian
Average member rating: (51 ratings)

You play as a young woman in red overalls, a red worker ant. Every spring, five dangerous creatures visit the tree and threaten the village, and every spring, the Queen sends one of her daughters to...

The Dead of Winter, by William Dooling
Average member rating: (1 rating)

You are a poor fisherman, trapped in a war you have no hope of understanding. In the dead of winter, it falls to you to deliver a message to one side...or another. Does the choice even matter? Are you doomed...

Deadline Enchanter, by Alan DeNiro
Average member rating: (55 ratings)

Deadline, or, Being Douglas Adams, by Gunther Schmidl
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

In this short one-room tribute to Douglas Adams, you play as someone in the bath with a rubber ducky. The phone is ringing, but it's quite far away from you.

Death Checks In, by H.W. Williams

DATELINE...The Gray Owl Inn, once the place for tired travelers is now the scene of a baffling murder. A young lady with the whole world before here was taken away recently. The residents of the Inn, are now...

The Death of Two Great Minds, by Alex Watson
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

In this small tribute game to Douglas Adams, you play as Arthur Dent. Together with Fenchurch and Ford, you have travelled to the planet Preliumtarn to read God's Final Message To His Creation, which is said...

Death off the Cuff, by Simon Christiansen
Average member rating: (52 ratings)

They all stare at you expectantly, like children waiting to be told a bedtime story. Who can blame them? You are, after all, Antoine Saint Germain, the great French detective. No criminal has ever been a...

Deathless: The City's Thirst, by Max Gladstone
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

Negotiate water rights from scorpion gods in this necromantic legal thriller! Discredit your boss, solve murders, and reanimate your own corpse to keep your city from drying out. “Deathless: The City’s...

Degeneracy, by Leonard Richardson
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

The glitterings of Gold, Jewels, Tapestries, &c. belie the Corruption of he who 'til recently occupied this high Seat. A white Carpet, once flanked by Sycophants & Counsellors, now lies untravelled. It leads...

Delightful Wallpaper, by Andrew Plotkin ('Edgar O. Weyrd')
Average member rating: (71 ratings)

Delusions, by C. E. Forman
Average member rating: (38 ratings)

"A trip into virtual reality: all begins with debugging a VR system, but then things get out of hand. Who is Morrodox, what has he to do with your colleagues, and what is going on?" [--blurb from The Z-Files...

Detective, by Matt Barringer
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

"Often imitated, never equaled, an unvarnished port of Barringer's "Detective". [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

The Devil in the Details, by Jerry Ford
Average member rating: (1 rating)

You have just arrived in San Francisco, no job, no family, no friends, just a letter of introduction addressed to Lucy, who offers you a lifetime of everlasting fame, fortune, happiness, or power, if you...

Dinner Bell, by Jenni Polodna
Average member rating: (46 ratings)

You are the involuntary and very hungry test subject of a semi-anthropomorphized dog in a labcoat who wants you to find all sixteen food items mentioned in They Might Be Giants' song Dinner Bell, which have...

Disenchantment Bay, by Jacqueline A Lott (with a head start from Emily Short)
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

From the about text: "The Inform 7 examples collectively known as Disenchantment Bay were born of a trip that Emily Short made with Dan Shiovitz to Alaska to visit me and Sam Kabo Ashwell, many years ago....

Divis Mortis, by Lynnea Dally
Average member rating: (35 ratings)

The infection has spread. They are coming.

Dog Star Adventure, by Lance Micklus
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

"You are the only hope of saving Princess Leia and the Freedom Fighting Force. Disguised as a trading ship, you have just landed on Darth Vader's ship. You must rescue the princess, her necklace, and the...

The Domes of Sha, by Jack Lockerby

Don't Mind My Apocalypse Head, by Bruno Dias
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

A social anxiety body horror short story about surviving a dinner party when you are just a little bit possessed by an entity that wants to bring about the end of the universe. Features nine official endings...

Don't Take It Personally, Babe, It Just Ain't Your Story, by Christine Love
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

A spiritual sequel of sorts to Digital: A Love Story, set in a prestigious private high school, and on the social networks of 2027. Seven students, three endings, one eavesdropping teacher. A full length...

Doomsday Lost Echoes, by Alberto Riera and Daniel Castaño
Average member rating: (1 rating)

The game was programmed specifically for the Amstrad CPC using the Professional Adventure Writing System (PAWS). It makes use of most of the PAWS capabilities and, although it is a text adventure, it relies...

Double Agent, by Tom Frost
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Down, the Serpent and the Sun, by Chandler Groover
Average member rating: (21 ratings)

The feathered serpent coils before you, greater than any god or any monster. Maimed warriors are crushed beneath its claws. The sun will never rise again.

Downtown Tokyo, Present Day, by John Kean
Average member rating: (25 ratings)

"In this game you actually play two people - one is the real you, sitting in the dark in a movie theatre, and the other is the hero of the film that you are watching. Originally conceived for Adam Cadre's...

Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde, by Andrew Dean, Lee Hodgson, Mark Davies
Average member rating: (1 rating)

(Note: This game was originally listed on IFDB as being by Rod Pike... It is not by Rod Pike... it was by the Essential Myth)

Dracula - Prince of Darkness (formerly "House of the Midnight Sun"), by Paul T. Johnson
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Dragon Fate, by Kris Schnee
Average member rating: (13 ratings)

In the hills of Gerrick's Boon, strange stories reach your ears. Alchemy, a rare art elsewhere, here seems more commonly taught than reading. Judging from the wordless shop signs lining the four dirt...

Dragon Flies Like Labradorite, by Troy Jones III
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

"You're in a right proper mess now. That blasted dragonfly has gone and disappeared, and what's more, you're down to your last farthing..." This game was released as an entrant in the Thanksgiving Speed-IF...

Dragon Hunt, by Joachim Froholt and Markus Merilainen
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Dragon Resources Stories, by Anonymous
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Dragonworld, by Byron Preiss and Michael Reaves
Average member rating: (1 rating)

You are Amsel of Fandora. Scientist. Researcher. And somewhat of a visionary. Until now, you have led your life as a hermit. But a lot has happened, and your life has changed. You can no longer afford to...

The Dream Concert, by Ken Webb

Dream Pieces, by Iam Curio
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

You are in a dream but if you stay you'll miss out on a great birthday! If you like the rhyme... It's hammer time!

The Dreamhold, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (151 ratings)

Dual Transform, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (93 ratings)

This game takes place in a single room — but not always the same one. The room contains just one item, but again, there's more to it than that. Experiment and enjoy.

Duck Diary, by Mathbrush
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

Your new rubber friend will help you get through this.

Duckman, by Wade
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Can you save the city? Without opposable thumbs? Probably not. But you're still going to try. Not because you can do it... but because no one else will. [Author's Note: Please do not play this game. It was a...

The Duel in the Snow, by Utkonos
Average member rating: (20 ratings)

A Tale of Old Russia

Dungeon Adventure, by Mike Austin, Nick Austin, and Pete Austin
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

Dungeon Text, by Richard Cromwell
Average member rating: (1 rating)

An unfinished project exploring the use of RPG elements in a text-based adventure setting. You are a ranger. Captured by the Dark Lord Aranoth's minions, you must escape from the dungeon and warn the king!...

Dunnet, by Ron Schnell
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

A text adventure that is built into almost every copy of the Emacs text editor. It can be run by running "emacs -batch -l dunnet" in a shell or the key sequence "M-x dunnet" within Emacs, the former being...

Dutch Dapper IV: The Final Voyage, by Harry Hol
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

You play as the great space-time detective Dutch Dapper near the end of his career. Despondent after the events of the prologue, he goes on one last adventure.

Easter Egg Hunt 2020, by David Welbourn
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

In this light-hearted scavenger hunt, it's your task to find twelve colorful Easter eggs hidden inside other works of interactive fiction! But who are the eggs for, and what do they really want? Note: The...

The Ebb and Flow of the Tide, by Peter Nepstad
Average member rating: (15 ratings)

You have done a horrible thing, so horrible that burial will be denied you, either in soil or sea, neither can there be any hell for you. You wait for some hours, knowing this. Then your friends come for...

Ecdysis, by Peter Nepstad
Average member rating: (72 ratings)

You wake, a pounding headache loud in your inner ear, the back of your head itching and tingling, your mouth full of cotton. The pain drives away your dreams, weird visions of alien landscapes... Ecdysis is...

The Edifice, by Lucian P. Smith
Average member rating: (76 ratings)

"Something new in your everyday hunter-gatherer routine: where did this strange edifice come from? Dare you enter and explore the secrets of this... thing, or do you try to face your enemies? Like you have a...

Emerald Isle, by Shaun D. Abbott and James Horsler
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

The Enchanted Castle, by Gregg Roberts
Average member rating: (1 rating)

You fall asleep and wake up in a castle. Find the princess and the hidden treasure.

The Endling Archive, by Kazuki Mishima
Average member rating: (27 ratings)

Browse the Endling Archive to uncover the purpose of its creation.

Enemies, by Andy Phillips
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

"It will forever remain one of life's mysteries: why should a simple man like yourself get on the wrong side of anybody? You are, after all, just a typical accountant. A little sideline romance with the...

Enhanced, by Hans Persson and Dominik Zemmler
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

"Here you are, trying to survive yet another day in the big city with no money, no job and no hope. As you walk down the street in the government research project area, you suddenly see a sign reading:...

Enigma, by Simon Deimel
Average member rating: (19 ratings)

Eyes can see, and a mind can think. Insanity is just one step away. You are in a room. That's where you are, and you know exactly what is going on. But the truth is hard to take. The game file includes hints...

Enlightened Master, by Ben Kidwell and Maevele Straw
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

Years of questing have brought you to the mountain where you will find the Enlightened Master.

Enlightenment, by Taro Ogawa
Average member rating: (40 ratings)

"The intrepid Adventurer has escaped the caverns. Nought remains to block a successful escape but this troll here. Hmmm. A one-room adventure. The author recommends this for people who grew up on Zork II and...

Episode in the Life of an Artist, by Peter Eastman
Average member rating: (24 ratings)

Eric the Unready, by Bob Bates
Average member rating: (35 ratings)

A tongue-in-cheek graphic text adventure/point and click adventure hybrid. You are a chivalrous knight attempting to save a princess; your quest takes you through a mad-cap Douglas Adams-style world.

Eric's Gift, by Joao Mendes
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

Eric's Gift - A short interactive story about painting the future.

The Erudition Chamber, by Daniel Freas
Average member rating: (23 ratings)

Eruption, by Richard Bos
Average member rating: (14 ratings)

You have just woken up, in a cave, with a hangover, and something is rumbling. And it isn't your stomach.

Escape from Prison Planet, by Peter Clark

Escape from Pulsar 7, by Brian Howarth and Wherner Barnes

"As last surviving crew member of this ill-fated space freighter you must somehow manage to make your escape in the frail shuttle craft without being eaten by the mutant monster now roaming free." [--blurb...

Escape to New York, by Richard Otter
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Your name is Jack Thompson and you are, for want of a better word, a thief. On your latest adventure you have managed to acquire Johnson's 'The Willow Tree', which is worth more than you will be able to...

Eurydice, by Anonymous
Average member rating: (36 ratings)

A short game about grief, with occasional snakes.

Evacuate, by Jeff Rissman
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

Everybody Loves a Parade, by Cody Sandifer
Average member rating: (13 ratings)

You play as a woman driving a moving van across the United States to her new job as New York City's Assistant to the Chief Engineer. Your gas runs out when you arrive at Chewton, Arizona which is having its...

Everything We Do Is Games, by Doug Orleans
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

A null game, inspired by John Cage's 4′33″.

The Evil Sorcerer, by Gren Remoz
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

Ex Materia, by Juhana Leinonen
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

PLEASE ENTER A TOPIC

Excalibur: Sword of Kings, by Ian Smith, Shaun G. McClure
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Exhibition, by Ian Finley
Average member rating: (25 ratings)

"The Hartman Gallery extends their invitation to an exhibition of Anatoly Domokov's "American Paintings." Who draws the line between art and life? HTML enhanced." [--blurb from Competition '99]

EXTERMINATE!, by Michael Martin
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

The Eye of Bain, by Simon Wadsworth
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Fabled Journey, by John C. Knudsen
Average member rating: (1 rating)

A minimalist text adventure. You are Magnus, the Protector of Morr, in the Kingdom of Oshen. Fabled Journey is an experiment in the deployment of a Gamebook/CYOA using a lite-weight javascript game engine,...

Fahrenheit 451, by Len Neufeld and Ray Bradbury
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

The time is not too long from now. The place is New York City. Yet it is a setting few of us would ever recognize. For this is a world where simply owning a book is dangerously illegal. Where Firemen come...

Fallacy of Dawn, by Robb Sherwin
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

In a world that never quite got over the '80s, Delarion Yar dispenses quarters for the local arcade... badly. A software pirate from better days, he's crossed the wrong people one too many times. Locked into...

Fallen London, by Failbetter Games
Average member rating: (41 ratings)

Poet or Assassin? Lover or Spy? Choose your fate in Fallen London, a gothic metropolis a mile beneath the surface of the earth. An epic adventure where you live a sometimes horrific, often curious, but...

Fate, by Victor Gijsbers
Average member rating: (45 ratings)

Feathery Christmas, by OK Feather
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

A text adventure to save Christmas with the help of your feathery friends.

Fellowship of the Ring, by Adam Thornton
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Fight Club Reborn, by Magma
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

Fight Club is the story of a female fighter making a living in a Dark Near Future - 2024 Warning - This version of the game is yet to be completed. The game is mostly text based,playable in a web browser...

The Final Demand, by Steve J. Clay

Twice before you had sallied forth to do battle with a bunch of 'evaders' and twice before you had returned triumphant ... the 'dues' clutched tightly in your sweaty little paw. Why, you had even been...

Final Exam, by Jack Whitham
Average member rating: (21 ratings)

Final Exam takes place in the near future after an AI revolution has led to the establishment of a new sort of government. You are seeking a job within this government: your performance in the “final exam”...

Final Selection, by Sam Gordon
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

Finding Martin, by G.K. Wennstrom
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Venture past the limits of ordinary reality as you investigate the mysterious disappearance of an old friend. In order to solve the most challenging of these puzzles, you will need to cooperate with yourself...

Fingertips: Fingertips, by Michael D. Hilborn
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

Fingertips: The Day That Love Came To Play, by S. John Ross
Average member rating: (14 ratings)

You're a lounge singer. Time to knock 'em dead. (Written for the Apollo 18+20 tribute album project)

Fire in the Blood, by Richard Otter
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Since that night your life has seemed like a living dream or to be more accurate a living nightmare. Coming home and finding her like that, her still form lying in your lounge. Even now, two months later,...

The Fire Ruby, by Laurence Creighton

The Fire Tower, by Jacqueline A. Lott
Average member rating: (41 ratings)

First Person, by Buster Hudson
Average member rating: (10 ratings)

Entry in EctoComp 2014.

Floatpoint, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (91 ratings)

It is night on this side of the planet. Settled areas are lit: a jagged crescent in the tropics, lining the inland sea. The bright splatter along the top of the curve is Tanhua, as bright from space as New...

A Flustered Duck, by Jim Aikin
Average member rating: (10 ratings)

You play as Elliott, a pig-boy. It starts when Granny Grabby orders you to get Mabel the duck down from the roof. You try, but a series of unfortunate events ensue ending with Mabel swallowing the diamond...

A Fly On the Wall, by Nigel Jayne
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

. . . this game was updated, expanded and released in 2017 as A Fly on the Wall, or An Appositonal Eye. . . The Harrison Mansion is closing after 45 years of delighting its visitors with collections of the...

For a Change, by Dan Schmidt
Average member rating: (105 ratings)

"The sun has gone. It must be brought. You have a rock." [--blurb from Competition '99]

The Forest House, by Seciden Mencarde
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Only you can see the house in your backyard. What secrets might it hold?

The Forgotten Nightmare I, by Chris Radford
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

The Forgotten Nightmare series is a series of IF games designed for mobile devices. It incorporates classic IF interaction with the ease of a modern interface and an automatically "drawn" map. This Christian...

Fort Aegea, by Francesco Bova
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

The Four Symbols, by The Grue!
Average member rating: (1 rating)

"A seemingly simple quest, but with a sting in its tail! Can you prove yourself innocent of witchcraft? Will you curse the day you encountered the black cat? Will you survive? Only time will tell as your...

Fox, Fowl and Feed, by Chris Conroy
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

Fragile Shells, by Stephen Granade
Average member rating: (47 ratings)

You don't know how long you've been hammering against the station's wall, but you stop as soon as you realize what you've been doing.

Frankenstein, by Dave Morris and inkle
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

This unique literary app places you in conversation with Frankenstein himself as his story unfolds. He will be your guide, and you his advisor. Console, counsel or condemn him: the choice is yours. Written...

Friendly Foe, by Mike Sousa
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

That bunny has done enough damage to your garden. Today is the day you're finally going to catch him. Armed with carrots and a fishing net, you set your sights on its home. This is going to be easy...

Frobozz Magic Support, by Nate Cull
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

You play as a novice glyph support clerk but no one's around but an animated burin. It seems the more experienced support clerks are either lost, got themselves un-implemented, or got stuck in a timeloop....

Frustration, by Jim MacBrayne

Chasing after a wayward shopping list given to you by your Aunt Maud, you accidentally plummet down an open manhole. What adventures await you at the other end? [blurb from The (Other) TADS Games List...

Future Boy!, by Kent Tessman, Derek Lo, Dan Langan, and Nate Laguzza
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

Galaxy Trek Adventure #1, by Howard Batie
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

You are captain of the starship Enterprise and awoke moments ago to find an empty ship. No one responds-- Spock, Chekhov, Sulu, Scotty, Uhuru... Is this the Klingon's final victory? From Hot Coco Magazine...

Galaxy Trek Adventure #2, by Howard F. Batie
Average member rating: (1 rating)

In response to a call for emergency medical assistance, the Enterprise has arrived at the planet Tycho IV carrying a vaccine for use against the deadly Parmelian fever. Because of the vaccine's magnetic...

The Galleon, by Robert Olessak

One of the largest, longest and most difficult text adventure games ever made. You must control two characters at the same time in a surrealistic fantasy world. (If you need more information about the...

Game Producer!, by Jason Bergman
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

Gamlet, by Tomasz Pudlo
Average member rating: (20 ratings)

The Garden of Verging Paths, by Quinn Spence
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Gateway, by Mike Verdu, Michael Lindner, and Glen Dahlgren
Average member rating: (35 ratings)

In the early twenty-second century, adventurous citizens of Earth can travel to a place called "Gateway": a long-abandoned alien space station, now rediscovered by humans and turned into a jumping-off point...

Gateway 2: Homeworld, by Mike Verdu and Glen Dahlgren
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

In the early twenty-second century, an immense alien spacecraft, dubbed the "Artifact," arrives in the Earth's solar system. The Artifact ignores all attempts at communication; no one knows whether its...

The Gateway of the Ferrets, by Feneric
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

So life lately has been traveling through one portal after another, each with its own risks and rewards. Sometimes portals lead to dead ends. Sometimes they close and lock behind you. Sometimes it's...

Gaucho - An Interactive Geek Western, by Dave Bernazzani, Steven Robert, Jason Hanks
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

Gaucho was written for the RPG Geek / BoardGameGeek site-wide adventure project. Nearly 500 players worked their way through this game in the first full week of August, 2012. Gaucho was written by Dave...

GC: A Thrashing Parity Bit of the Mind, by Pearl Tsai, Carl de Marcken, and David Baggett
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Not much plot but filled with ingenious puzzles. Set at MIT, and written for the MIT AI Laboratory Winter Olympics 1994. The first game to use David Baggett's WorldClass library instead of ADV.T....

Geist - An Interactive Geek Horror, by Dave Bernazzani, Dean Svendsen, Jonna Hind and Steven Robert
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

Geist was used as a site-wide adventure for Board Game Geek in January of 2014. During the week of the event, nearly 700 players worked their way through this game. The community rallied around the players...

Ghost King, by Jason Compton
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Your father is dead and you’re sure your uncle is responsible. You tried to tell your mother so. Instead of believing you, she married him. Now you’re going to uncover the truth and set things right... GHOST...

GiantKiller, by Peter D. Killworth
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

From the Topologika website (retrieved September 2012): 'GiantKiller' is a classic (i.e. text-only) and tongue-in-cheek Maths adventure game based on Jack and the Beanstalk. It's aimed at 8 to 14 year olds -...

Gigantomania, by Michelle Tirto and Mike Ciul
Average member rating: (21 ratings)

Living under the Stalin era, in four parts.

The Golden Apple, by Simon Wadsworth
Average member rating: (1 rating)

In this adventure you find yourself on a quest to find the Golden Apple. Your adventuring will take you through a large mansion, to sea on board a ship, and to a mountainous island. You will pick up...

The Golden Baton, by Brian Howarth
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

Your mission is to recover the Golden Baton, a priceless artefact that holds within it a kind of life force that maintains the equilibrium between good and evil. Stolen from the Palace of King Ferrenuil, the...

The Golden Locket, by Keith Burnard

Sitting in your favourite armchair - the half-empty box of chocolates on your lap - watching a late-night western on the telly, you suddenly hear a voice say ... "PUT YOUR HANDS UP!" Much to your surprise...

Goldilocks is a FOX!, by J. J. Guest
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

Staggering back from yet another wild student party, blonde bombshell Goldilocks decides to take a shortcut through the enchanted forest. All she really wants is a nice hot bowl of porridge and somewhere to...

Goodbye Doggy, by Goodbye Doggy, Meri and Mark
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

The goodbye doggy cemetery is full of mystery.

The Gordello Incident, by Tom Frost

Gorxungula's Curse, by Duncan Bowsman
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Help us, Lophese. A misspoken word has birthed Gorxungula, who now terrorizes the absurd voids above our beloved faraway Rabbits. Make a proper sacrifice to Elder Moose, the Great Antlered One, and rid us of...

Got ID?, by Marc Valhara
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

"Continue to believe it: you are not a loser. In fact, this evening, you'll be a hero. According to Article C, Section Eight of the Tennessee State Criminal Code, it is illegal for any person under...

Goteras, by Incanus
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

Best Story, Best Literature and Best Puzzle Winner on spanish Premios Hispanos 2006. You're onboard a small starship, on route to a mining asteroid... and there's an accident. The Master Computer decides to...

Gourmet, by Aaron A. Reed and Chad Barb
Average member rating: (49 ratings)

Missing employees, wily crustaceans, malfunctioning kitchen equipment and a terminal food shortage, all on the night the most important culinary critic in the world has chosen to review your debut...

Grandma Bethlinda's Variety Box, by Arthur DiBianca
Average member rating: (32 ratings)

It's the latest model, and it would really like to play with you.

The Granite Book, by James Mitchelhill
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

IFComp 2002 entry.

Grayscale, by Daniel Freas
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

""We really think you'll like this one, see you on the other side!" ...and suddenly the room is ripped away. Air slams into your chest as you struggle to breathe and inky blackness swirls in at the edge of...

Gris et Jaune, by Jason Devlin
Average member rating: (23 ratings)

She wanted answers. He wanted a cure. You just wanted to live.

Ground Zero, by Colin Smith

Can you survive a nuclear attack?

Gruds in Space, by Joseph A. Dudar and Chuck Sommerville
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

There I was, like, cool to the max, man, crusing in my totally awesome Space-Commuter. I was turned on to some tunes when a blast came in over the computer/wet bar. Like wow! It was direct from President...

Guess the Verb!, by Leonard Richardson
Average member rating: (29 ratings)

"Now you too can GUESS THE VERB for fun and prizes! Read evocative and amusing room descriptions while manipulating interesting objects! Interact with the simulated motives and desires of quirky NPCs! No...

Guns of Infinity, by Paul Wang

Return to the battlefield as a gentleman-officer of the Royal Tierran Army in a rich, low-fantasy world where gunpowder and magic rule the battlefield. Keep your men alive, or sacrifice them in your bid for...

Guttersnipe: Carnival of Regrets, by Bitter Karella
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

Guttersnipe: Carnival of Regrets is a humorously grotesque (or grotesquely humorous) game about a circa 1929 street urchin and her pet sewer rat trying to survive a trip through a dark carnival full of sin,...

Hadean Lands, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (48 ratings)

Marooned in an alien, airless wasteland -- your starship fractured -- your crewmates missing. Can an apprentice alchemist learn how to survive?

Halothane, by Ravi Rajkumar
Average member rating: (10 ratings)

"You're having a hard enough time getting your second novel to work; how could it ever be possible that you, Harold Banks - world's most unsuccessful published author - could actually be sent on a quest to -...

Hamlet -- The Text Adventure, by Robin Johnson
Average member rating: (14 ratings)

Who really killed Hamlet's dad? Can the Prince ever 'get' Gertrude, or is that just wrong? What does Richard III want with a horse anyway? And where did the gravedigger get that gorgeous pink dress? Avenge...

The Hammer of Grimmold, by Jack Lockerby

Hangar 22, by Rob O'Hara
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

An out-of-luck computer programmer finds more than just a job opportunity in a mysterious government facility.

Hard Puzzle 3 : Origins, by Ade McT
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

It's not fair. First day on the new job, and it looks like the end of the world is happening. A silly little Speed-IF. But can you solve it? Hall of Fame: CMG Deboriole

Harmonic Time-Bind Ritual Symphony, by Ben Kidwell and Maevele Straw
Average member rating: (13 ratings)

A musician's manic episode binds fiction and reality into a joyful union.

Harrison Squared Dies Early, by Daryl Gregory
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

A Lovecraftian choose-your-own-adventure through a creepy school. There's a monster on the loose, and the only one who can track it down is you, Harrison Harrison, teenage monster detective. This is a...

Harvey Birdman: Habeas Dorkus!, by Adult Swim

Hate Plus, by Christine Love
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

I can't believe it! My mission was supposed to be routine data recovery on an old derelict generation ship, but instead, I ended up rescuing an adorable AI girl who grew up in a tremendously patriarchal...

Haunted House, by Pedro Fernández
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Haunted House is a remake of a 1979 game made by Device Oriented Games for the TRS-80 computer. Written for the 2011 Indigo speed-comp, it features an original plot over the classic game set-up. Its final,...

The Haunted House, by Campbell Wild
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Find the treasure, if the spooks don’t get you first. Originally released using ADRIFT V3.8, it was updated for ADRIFT v4 a few years later.

Headless, Hapless, by Geoff Moore
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

It's happened again. You've had a great night riding around, freaking everyone out with your whole headless horseman thing, and you're about to set off for home when you realise you've lost your head. Well,...

Heart of Ice, by Dave Morris, SD Separa

Legend says that the one who possesses the Heart of Volent shall wield ultimate power. Created in the searing fires of the Big Bang, this fabulous gemstone focuses the cosmic forces which shape the universe...

Hedda Strikes Again, by Edwina Brown

Heist, by Andy Phillips
Average member rating: (10 ratings)

Your unloved uncle has died. At his funeral, you are given a curious note from him, asking you to finish his dream for him. But what is it he wants you to do? One thing is clear: it won't be easy. The choice...

Her Majesty's Trolley Problem, by Buster Hudson
Average member rating: (22 ratings)

No one said life in Her Majesty's Service would be easy. Fortunately, you've got everything you need: your officer's handbook, a harpoon cannon, and the indefatigable command of Captain Lionetta herself. If...

The Hero of Kendrickstone, by Paul Wang
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Can a wanna-be hero like you rescue the city of Kendrickstone, held hostage by an evil wizard and his troop of black-clad soldiers? Face down fierce foes with spell, sword, or silver tongue. Outwit cunning...

Heroes, by Sean Barrett
Average member rating: (26 ratings)

"A most traditional CRPG experience." [--blurb from Competition Aught-One]

Hex, by Geoff. H. Larsen

Whilst on a hiking holiday in Cornwall, you find yourself in Padstow during the Hobby Horse celebrations. These take place on May Day when the hobby horse dances through the crowd grabbing at and bumping...

Hexed Adventure, by Matt Gruskin and Alex Rosenthal

A browser-based text adventure game written for the 2017 MIT Mystery Hunt. It's a complete, self-contained game: you are an adventurer exploring an island of four kingdoms and completing various quests....

High Stakes, by John R. Sansevere and Dick Francis

You are Steven Scott, English gentleman, self-made millionaire, creator and designer of the world famous Rola toys. You have a flashy Lamborghini, a winning racehorse, and a big problem. Jody Leeds, the...

Hoist Sail for the Heliopause and Home, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (78 ratings)

A far-future story of discovery.

Hollywood Hijinx, by Dave Anderson, Liz Cyr-Jones
Average member rating: (22 ratings)

Vampire Penguins. A Corpse Line. Meltdown on Elm Street. Who could forget these classic Hollywood movies produced by your uncle, Buddy Burbank? But his greatest masterpiece has yet to be experienced......

The Holy Grail, by Jim MacBrayne

The consequences to be faced if you fail in your mission are dire indeed. Are you up to the challenge? [blurb from The (Other) TADS Games List version 1.2] Originally published as a HiSoft BASIC game for...

HOLY ROBOT EMPIRE, by Caleb Wilson (as Ralph Gide)
Average member rating: (13 ratings)

You are going to find the Robopope and then kiss its papal ring, or your name isn’t Morgen Santamore.

Homecoming, by Carolyn VanEseltine
Average member rating: (10 ratings)

"Homecoming" is a short, twisted comedy about a newly awakened AI.

Hoosegow, by Ben Collins-Sussman, Jack Welch
Average member rating: (34 ratings)

Muddy's plan done landed you and your partner in the hoosegow. Now you're fixing to rectificate the matter before the marshal introduces you to the business end of a hangin' rope at dawn. Created for the...

The Hoppit, by Gareth Pitchford
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

'Can you escape from the famous Goblin's dungeon?' This is a remake of original The Hoppit mini-adventure from Microfair Madness, remade using the Adventuron system.

Hotel Tutorial, by Leandro Ribeiro
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

So you are new to Interactive Fiction? You don't even really know what Interactive Fiction is? Well, I'm here to help you. I'm the Tutorial Guide. We're going to play a very small game together, so that you...

The Hours, by Robert Patten
Average member rating: (24 ratings)

Your new job as a time traveler may be harder than you thought. A simple heist in the ancient Library of Alexandria turns into a murder mystery. ONLINE PLAY: The status bar is essential to the game, but may...

The House Abandon, by jonNoCode
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

A unique horror game, inside another horror game. 80’s text-adventure by way of psychological horror and meta-representation. A short story, free, for PC and Mac. Created for Ludum Dare 36, this 72 hour game...

The House of Mystery, by James G. Lynch (Jimmy Joe)
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Description:...

The House on the Tor, by Alan Davis

How Many Roads Must a Man Walk Down?, by Tom Waddington
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

In this tribute game to Douglas Adams, you play as someone at an asylum. There's a sandy sea-shore to the south, and a curious inside-out house to the north. It's a beautiful day.

The Hugo Clock, by Jason McWright
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

Two men, one a brusque bowling ball; the other a murderous dandy, discuss their fate and the fate of the world. They've chosen someone to send. He's clever, but hopefully not too clever.

Hugo's House of Horrors, by David P. Gray
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Hunger Daemon, by Sean M. Shore
Average member rating: (54 ratings)

It's not the end of the world, and you're to blame. Better get on that. But man, it sure would be nice to get a bite to eat first.

Hunter, in Darkness, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (114 ratings)

I Think The Waves Are Watching Me, by Bob McCabe
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

In a mysterious, dream-like world, enormous tidal waves have surrounded an island -- trapping you along with many others. And then the killing starts. What are you going to do? Better decide quickly. You...

I Was a Teenage Headless Experiment, by Duncan Bowsman
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

"... but he has the element of surprise and a bonesaw, and you do not." You are your decapitated head standing on a metal tray in a mad doctor's laboratory. The doctor's four-armed assistant blocks your...

Iceweb, by Gil Williamson
Average member rating: (1 rating)

A beginner-level text-only Infocom-style game with a cyberpunk theme. It was written for the e-zine Mythaxis (issue 17 Feb 2016) http://mythaxis.co.uk/11issuev17.htm It was published with a Parchment...

Identity Thief, by Rob Shaw-Fuller
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

In this game, you play as a thief who uses cyber implants to steal identities and commit crimes. A "Mr. Johnson" hired you to steal a datachip from Senator Barbara Tarlette's mansion, but things went south...

IF Whispers 5, by Chris Conley, Joey Jones, Marius Müller, Tom Blawgus
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Travel down into an abandoned Antarctic Base and unveil the mysteries within. A game made in the paper-telephone style, with each person only having access to the section before, with a co-ordinated ending...

In a Manor of Speaking, by Hulk Handsome
Average member rating: (23 ratings)

In a Manor of Speaking is a punny adventure set in the surreal world of Calembour. Journey through the bizarre Outlands, the bustling streets of Rudeville, and eventually find your way to the manor itself as...

In Memory, by Jacqueline A. Lott
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Written for the Indigo New Language Speed-IF

In the End, by Joe Mason
Average member rating: (15 ratings)

Your best friend has just died, and life drags on miserably. Would death be better than this? [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

In the Service of Mrs. Claus, by Mathbrush
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

Let me tell you the true secret of Christmas: Santa Claus died centuries ago. You see, in ancient times, as the Gods began to die, Santa Claus married a goddess. She was worshiped as Bast in Egypt, as...

In the Snowy Winter's Wake, by Josh "Cheeseness" Bush
Average member rating: (1 rating)

In the Snowy Winter's Wake is an single verb, text only adventure game with first person mouselook style controls. In it, you play as an adventurer who becomes trapped in a snowy mountain pass. Positional...

Inca Curse, by Charles Cecil

You find yourself in a South American jungle near an as yet undisturbed Inca temple. Your aim is to get out of the temple with as much treasure as you can and your adventure is complete when you have...

Indiana Jones in Revenge of the Ancients, by Anonymous

Hack your way through the steaming, tangled Mexican jungle. Fight off the onrush of vertigo as you grope through the treacherous, tunnel maze in the treasure-laden Tepotzteco Pyramid. Tighten your grip as...

Indigo, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (46 ratings)

"Years ago, a witch placed you in this tower and arranged for your upkeep, paying certain villagers well to keep you supplied with the most basic necessities, and no more. Your years in the tower have...

Inevitable, by Kathleen M. Fischer as Timothy Lawrence Heinrich
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

Infidel, by Michael Berlyn
Average member rating: (48 ratings)

Infidel finds you marooned by your followers in the heart of the deadly Egyptian Desert. A soldier of fortune by trade, you've come hither in search of a great lost pyramid and its untold riches. Now, alone,...

Infil-traitor, by Chris Charla
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

"This is a vintage 1981, never released, adventure game. Check out the read me for more info. Take a trip back in time with Infil-Traitor! (Note: this should take you about 20 minutes to complete.) An exe...

Inhumane, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (20 ratings)

A parody of Infocom's Infidel, written when the author was fifteen, then converted to Inform. To collect a treasure, you must show an ancient guardian how awful an adventurer you are. [--blurb from The...

Initiation, by Benjamin Roux
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Vous vous levez. Vous êtes seul, dans une étrange salle. Après quelques instants, la mémoire vous revient : votre initiation enfin terminée, cette étrange flûte et vos épreuves à passer… Y parviendrez-vous ?...

Insight, by Jon Ingold
Average member rating: (21 ratings)

Instruction Set, by Jared Jackson
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

How do you run a mind that cannot run itself? Enter the mind of Nora Atwood and with the help of a little science, you may be able to puzzle out her situation.

Internal Documents, by Tom Lechner
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

In this odd, large, and sparsely-implemented game, you play as a civil servant sent by the incumbent governor to the tiny township of Sebastian to examine the records of the John B. Holden estate. There's...

Internal Vigilance, by Simon Christiansen
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

You are informed that a new prisoner was brought in recently. Your job, as usual, is to interrogate him and determine whether he poses a threat to The Union. This should not be a problem. You are a trained...

Into That Good Night, by Iain Merrick
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

In this game dedicated to the memory of Douglas Adams, you play as a holistic detective who believes in the fundamental interconnectedness of all things. Your client, Mrs Antrobus, has hired you to find her...

Into the Dragon's Den, by Xanmag

If Dr. Seuss designed on Quest, this may what became his best. The adventures within this game, will bring you danger, gold, and fame. Your job's to join an elite crew of thieves, of cons, and bandits, too....

Intro to Jabberwocky, by Gregory Weir
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

In this game, based on the Lewis Carroll poem "Jabberwocky", you play as a farmer's child, sent out before brillig to deal with the family's animals. You also find a tablet with a pattern of lines and...

Invisible Parties, by Sam Kabo Ashwell (as Psychopup)
Average member rating: (19 ratings)

You are a walker of the ways between the worlds. It is not an arrangement conducive to straightforward relationships. The Three Rebeccas have created a tangle, a temporary artifice woven from parts of many...

Ironheart, by Lee Williams
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Pilot and customize a giant iron war mech in this alternate medieval history! In 1182 AD, the Papacy, the Caliphate, and the Mongols are at war, and they all have mechs--hulking war robots, powered by energy...

The Isle of the Cult, by Rune Berg
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

The Isolato Incident, by Alan DeNiro
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

"We need to save the kingdom! But...where is the kingdom? What are its bounds? Can history be distilled? Why do ghosts feign friendliness? We will make a quest of questions!" [--blurb from Competition...

It Could Only Happen To You, by Mike Sousa
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Jack the Ripper, by Priscilla Langridge,Jared Derrett
Average member rating: (1 rating)

It was December 1888. Everyone in London was talking about the Ripper. As I came out into the cold night air, a heavy hand fell on my shoulder. I turned to face a white-haired man with a face that looked as...

Jack Toresal and The Secret Letter, by Mike Gentry and David Cornelson
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

Jack Toresal and The Secret Letter is the first game published by Textfyre. You are a fourteen year old orphan in the northern town of Toresal. Minding your own business, about to sit down with a recently...

Jacqueline, Jungle Queen!, by Steph Cherrywell
Average member rating: (23 ratings)

You are Jacqueline McBean, modern woman for the Thirties and intrepid international correspondent for the Fresno Bee. The good news is that you're on your way to a plum assignment among the glitzy spires and...

James Bond 007: A View to a Kill, by Raymond Benson, Michael G. Wilson and Richard Maibaum
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

An adventure that takes you from Siberia to Paris to San Fransisco as you pursue the evil industrialist Max Zorin. Silicon Valley's fate rests in your hands ... because your name is Bond, James Bond. And...

James Bond 007: Goldfinger, by Raymond Benson and Ian Fleming

As Bond, James Bond, you are faced with one of your trickiest assignments: uncovering the fiendish plot of the brilliant but treacherous international financier, Auric Goldfinger. You are the only one who...

Janitor, by Peter Seebach and Kevin Lynn
Average member rating: (27 ratings)

Jeenin Tonn-nx, by Anonymous
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

In this one-room tribute to Douglas Adams, you play as someone at a pub. The bartender tells you he can make an alcoholic beverage that you eat instead of drink. It's called a Jeenin Tonn-nx.

The Jewel of Knowledge, by Francesco Bova
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

"A somewhat traditional cave crawl." Possession of the long-lost Jewel of Knowledge is said to bring fame, wealth, power, and of course knowledge, but you'll have to beat the extraordinarily high mortality...

Jinxter, by Georgina Sinclair, Michael Bywater
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

Every silver lining has a cloud... JUST WHEN A MAN THINKS HIS LUCK IS RUNNING OUT... ... things start getting even worse. He gets run over by a bus. Sprayed with cheese sandwich by a supernatural being....

John's Fire Witch, by John Baker
Average member rating: (36 ratings)

A small, witty text adventure. Its clever puzzles received quite a bit of acclaim on rec.arts.int-fiction upon its release. You've come to visit your old friend John Baker, but he's missing, and a blizzard...

Journey, by Marc Blank
Average member rating: (20 ratings)

Have you mettle enough to make siege on the Dread Lord himself? ...We shall see. If you've ever been spellbound by a fantasy story, captivated by a role playing game, or enthralled by interactive fiction,...

Journey from an Islet, by Mario Becroft
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

The Journey of the King, by Peter Nepstad
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

"The King goeth upon a journey with many horses, yet riding upon none, when the pomp of travelling shall be heard in the streets and the sound of the lute and the drum and the name of the King. And I would...

Jump, by Chris Mudd
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

"The first slivers of light rise from the horizon. Colours, hues gather... A gull rides a thermal to the clouds above. All that has happened seems inconsequential." [--blurb from Competition Aught-One]

Just Another Day, by Theodore "Ted" C. Lim
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

So this is the first game I've ever written, save for one I wrote just to teach myself how to use Inform 7. I'm still learning, obviously. Over the winter break, I saw how hard my sister works to be a...

Keepsake, by Savaric
Average member rating: (23 ratings)

The planning was easy. Committing the murder was easy. But getting away with it? That's another thing. Keepsake is a short, surreal story about vengeance and its consequences.

Kentilla, by Derek Brewster
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

GRAKO had grand designs in CARALAND. It could be a perfect playground of hate, torture, walking dead and eternal darkness. The inhabitants of the land, however, had other ideas. Making his castle on the...

The Key to Eternity, by GoblinBoy
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Killing Time at Lightspeed, by Gritfish
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

You never know what will be the last thing you say to someone. On a transport ship leaving earth, a passenger kills time by scrolling through the messages of their social media feed. As the ship leaves and...

Kinder Morgan, by Jim Gerrie

You are vacationing in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Canada. You decide to go on a hike through the forest. You head west on the main trail. In the distance you see a pipeline running through the forest....

Koustrea's Contentment, by Jeremy Pflasterer
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

A tiny community of immortals receives a newcomer named Koustrea, who makes an unsettling discovery while struggling to find a paradisial niche, as the others have long ago.

Kurusu City, by Kevin Venzke
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

An IFComp 2004 Entry

Kwah!, by Simon Price, Mike Lewis
Average member rating: (1 rating)

L: A Mathemagical Adventure, by members of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics co-ordinated by Richard Phillips, and including Derek Ball, Tony Corbett, David Rooke, Heather Scott, Alan Shaw, Margaret Stevens, Ruth Townsend, Jo Waddingham, Roger Waddingham, John Warwick, Alan Wigley, John Wood, and David Wooldridge.
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

It is a very hot day. You are sitting on the grass outside a crumbling palace. Your sister is reading a book called Fractions and the Four Rules — 5000 Carefully Graded Problems. You are bored and the heat...

La Casa al Otro Lado de la Tormenta | The House on the Other Side of the Storm, by Pablo Martínez Merino (AKA Depresiv)
Average member rating: (1 rating)

The house, on the other side of the storm, keeps the terrible secret of a family, and the origin of the known universe. The English version of 'La casa al otro lado de la tormenta'.

Labour Pains, by Jonathan Scott and Stephen Boyd
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The Labours of Hercules, by Terry Taylor

As penance for killing his own family ... done in a moment of pure weakness and something he would never he able to forgive himself for ... HERCULES is forced to undertake twelve hazardous "labours" - all of...

Labyrinth of Crete, by Cliff Johnson and Allen Pinero

The player is in control of two powerful warriors, the stalwart Jason, and the mighty-thewed Hercules. Straight from the mythology of ancient Greece they come, and their quest is a most dangerous one,...

Lair of the Necromancer, by Rob Rudd
Average member rating: (1 rating)

A short text adventure included in issue #10 of Loadstar, a disk-based magazine for the Commodore 64. The player enters a dungeon to find the Necromancer and destroy him. Along the way you'll solve a few...

The Land Beyond the Picket Fence, by Martin Oehm
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

LASH -- Local Asynchronous Satellite Hookup, by Paul O'Brian
Average member rating: (39 ratings)

The Last Hero, by Wayde Butsim-Bairstow

A text adventure game created by Wayde Butsim-Bairstow for IND302 Independent Project for the SAE Qantm Bachelor of Interactive Entertainment, Major in Games Design.

The Laughing Gnome, by Teaspoon
Average member rating: (1 rating)

'You were walking, down the high street...' A tribute to David Bowie and one of his first singles. Also contains ghome invasion, Surbiton Railway Station, Mick and Keith's corner shop off 'Stella Street',...

Leadlight Gamma, by Wade Clarke
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

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....

A Legacy for Alaric, by Palmer P. Eldritch
Average member rating: (1 rating)

The Legend Lives!, by David Baggett
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

"A new chapter in the history of Unnkulia and the Valley unfolds. Find out what life is like on planet Tode (home to Unnkulia and the Valley) and the rest of the Unnkulian Universe 500 years after UU1....

The Legend of Apache Gold, by Peter Torrance

The Lesson of the Tortoise, by G. Kevin Wilson
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

In this short game, you play as Wang Lo, a Chinese farmer. Alas, you shall learn that your wife has been unfaithful and desires your death.

Lethe Flow Phoenix, by Dan Shiovitz
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

Camping out at night takes you into a strange otherworld peopled with, among other things, several biblical references, objects of a symbolic nature, and a talking tree. Started as an entry for the first IF...

Letters from Home, by Roger Firth
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

"Centuries of ancestry, decades of memories, years of decline; now, barely two hours in which to reflect on the glorious past, that bygone golden age when nostalgia really meant something... " [--blurb from...

Life of a Mobster, by Mike Walter
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Join the mob and rule the city! Will you become a celebrity mobster, or rule from the shadows? "Life of a Mobster" is a thrilling interactive novel where your choices control the story. The game is entirely...

Life On Mars?, by Hugo Labrande
Average member rating: (17 ratings)

The first mission to colonize Mars ended with a horrible shuttle crash, and it's a miracle you're still alive... Now you just have to wait until the second shuttle gets here. Five more months...

Light into Darkness, by Christina Nordlander
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

An ordinary woman faces an inexplicable event while staying at her summer house with her family. Fantasy/horror. Content warnings: domestic violence; some gore. A Petite Mort entry for ECTOCOMP 2016....

The Light: Shelby's Addendum, by Colm McCarthy
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

You play as Maurice L. Shelby, a laboratory apprentice employed by Commission Research Station 12B. The station is rather important: it houses one of several beacons placed around the world that generate the...

LISEY, by Marco Innocenti
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

Love has no boundaries. Not even life itself. Entry in EctoComp 2014.

Little Blue Men, by Michael S. Gentry
Average member rating: (61 ratings)

This game is a joke. This game is a warning. This game is a satire. This game is inspired in equal parts by Vaclav Havel's "The Memorandum" and Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas". This...

Little Falls, by Alessandro Schillaci, Roberto Grassi, Simonato Enrico
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

Minnesota, September 2005. A serial killer hunting young women. A policeman with nightmares in his past. “To all units near Little Falls, there’s a 5150 code. A woman called 911, saying she’s in trouble....

Little Girl In Monsterland, by Mike Stallone
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

Follow the adventures of two six-year-old girls with too much time on their hands as they go on a mission to defeat dangerous monsters, extremely competitive bodybuilders, and hyperinflation.

Lock & Key, by Adam Cadre
Average member rating: (70 ratings)

Lockdown, by Richard Otter
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

It is only a few hours until sunrise. By then you will have proved to everyone that you are right!

Lone Wolf Saga, by GDV, Joe Dever, Gary Chalk, Project Aon
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

The most famous Game book Saga, the world of Lone Wolf, the Kai Master created by Joe Dever, on your Android Phone. The Saga is complete! This application is a complete collection of the saga, starting from...

Lord Bellwater's Secret, by Sam Gordon
Average member rating: (64 ratings)

The Lost Islands of Alabaz, by Michael Gentry
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

Once upon a time, our Kingdom was much larger than it is now, reaching across all ten islands of the Alabaz Archipelago. But then a terrible curse fell upon us. A thick, gray mist covered the sea, hiding...

Lost New York, by Neil deMause
Average member rating: (15 ratings)

"They say you can never get to know the true New York as a tourist -- but this is going to turn out to be no ordinary vacation. What you thought would be a quick jaunt to the usual tourist traps instead...

The Lost Spellmaker, by Neil James Brown
Average member rating: (13 ratings)

Spells are in short supply, and spellmakers are disappearing one by one. So your boss T sends you on a mission to find the famous Drew Tungshinach so that he may entertain the community further with his...

The Lost Tomb of Ananka, by Jon R. Lemmon

Love, Hate and the Mysterious Ocean Tower, by C.E.J. Pacian
Average member rating: (38 ratings)

Low, by Peregrine Wade
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

A Petite Mort entry for ECTOCOMP 2016.

Lumpies of Lotis IV, by John and Jeff Klein
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

First published in COMPUTE! Issue 77 October 1986 this whimsical game casts you in the role of a spy on a hostile planet and features a realistic, three-dimensional maze. It runs on the PC, TRS-80 Color...

Lunar Base 1, by Michael Phipps
Average member rating: (14 ratings)

Two astronauts set out to settle America's first lunar base in the year 2080. You are one of them.

Lunatix - The Insanity Circle, by Mike Snyder
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

"The escapes continue. The patients are out of control. The asylum is terribly understaffed. As Dr. Hammer (the hospital administrator) you must uncover the truth about the so-called "Insanity Circle" in the...

Madam Spider's Web, by Sara Dee
Average member rating: (36 ratings)

Madness & the Minotaur, by Spectral Associates
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

A treasure hunt through a randomized dungeon, navigated with the help of magical items with randomly assigned names and effects.

The Magician's Workshop, by Kate Heartfield
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

When your master is murdered, you must uncover the magical secrets of Renaissance Italy, before your rival apprentices expose them first! "The Magician’s Workshop" is a 190,000-word interactive historical...

Magocracy, by Joseph Rheaume
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

Mahadev, by Bob Reeves
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

A deity discovers and meets his destiny ... or not.

Mainland, by Vasily Voronkov
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«Mainland» is a text adventure game about a traveller of a 19th century, who lives on a ship which entire crew died from plague. The game focuses on an original unconventional story and atmosphere rather...

Malleus Maleficarum, by Keith Dechant

A nearby land has outlawed magic. You have heard rumors about religious fanatics there accusing people of witchcraft. Join a young adventurer friend on a quest to save her grandmother from persecution. At...

Mango, by Aaron Reed, Duncan Bowsman, and Alexei Othenin-Girard
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

You are stuck inside a creepy hotel room in Boston and need to escape. How can losing precious brain parts learning learning occult magicks, former president Millard Fillmore, and time traveling to the Irish...

Mansion Quest, by Walter Pooley

The Mapper, by Karl Bunyan

Pollux 3 (third planet orbiting the Pollux star in the constellation of Gemini) has been classed as potentially habitable. Before settlers arrive there the scientists must know everything possible about the...

Marika the Offering, by revgiblet
Average member rating: (20 ratings)

An entry in the 2007 One Room Game Competition. You play a young girl, trapped in a tower room and in fear for her life.

Marooned, by Bruce Davis
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

"After finishing with some afternoon fishing, you notice some rather dark and menacing clouds have snuck up on you. While preparing to head back to port, the wind picks up and jagged streaks of lightning...

The Martian Job, by M. Darusha Wehm
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Rob the first Martian casino and find out who really rules the planet! Crack a safe, break some hearts, start a revolution, or get rich beyond the stars! The Martian Job is a 155,000-word interactive novel...

The Mary Jane of Tomorrow, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (19 ratings)

You, Mary Jane Minsky, have a few things to clear up with your best friend Jenny Yoshida. When your robotic birthday gift doesn't go over as planned, you may need to reset your expectations, for her and...

Max Blaster and Doris de Lightning Against the Parrot Creatures of Venus, by Dan Shiovitz and Emily Short
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

Someplace on Venus a secret weapon is being built that threatens Earth with total destruction. You and your comrade must penetrate the Xavian base and save the world -- before it's too late!

maybe make some change, by Aaron A. Reed
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

Inspired by the Maywand district killings in Afghanistan, 'maybe make some change' explores a frozen battlefield moment from six violently conflicting perspectives.

Maze of Madness, by Lurkio/Ant
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

A solvable demo of a rather cruel puzzle idea. Playable online. Written for the 8-bit BBC Micro computer.

Mentula Macanus: Apocolocyntosis, by One of the Bruces and Drunken Bastard
Average member rating: (30 ratings)

Stiffy Makane, or rather his ancestor Mentula Macanus, is here subjected to an increasingly-unlikely series of crudely sexual romps through the ancient world. It's sort of like the Satyricon, except not...

MetaHuman Inc., by Paul Gresty
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

As the CEO of a multinational corporation that sells superpowers to the highest bidder ("the finest superpowers money can buy"), you'll cast powerful magic, invent futuristic technologies, and manipulate...

Metamorphoses, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (115 ratings)

You wake to stillness. The hammering, banging, and shouting that kept you awake half the night are gone. The air is cold, and something smells burnt. Your master's experiments must be finished, but with what...

The Meteor, the Stone and a Long Glass of Sherbet, by Graham Nelson (as Angela M. Horns)
Average member rating: (47 ratings)

Another day wasted as guest of the Empress, a wretchedly long tour of the breath-taking Boreal Falls, conducted as ever by the Lady Amilia. As if she weren't bad enough, an honour guard of soldiers, their...

Mhairie Sioux Escrivain and the Dracula of Hogwarts, by Roger Carbol (as M Grablowsky)
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

You were just a regular girl living a regular life in North Dakota when a letter arrived that changed your life. You had been accepted as an exchange student to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry,...

Microfair Madness, by Gareth Pitchford and Scott Denyer (The Spud)

Today was the day of the 'Personal Computer Whirled Show', the 100th Microfair, and you eagerly held a copy of your latest adventure in your sweaty little hands to give to the publisher, who had a stall...

The Mind Electric, by Jason Dyer
Average member rating: (10 ratings)

Set in an unusual cyber/virtual reality background, you play a disembodied consciousness trapped in an electron prison of the mind. [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Mind The Gap, by quackoquack
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

You're in London for a day, and your friends are all unhelpfully scattered across Zone 1. Can you visit them all before your night bus leaves the city? A quick text adventure game made for Game Dev London's...

Mindshadow, by Bill Heineman
Average member rating: (10 ratings)

You find yourself lost in the middle of nowhere. In the middle of a mystery. Who are you? Where will you go? What will you do? London. Luxembourg. Across oceans and continents. You struggle for answers. For...

Mindwheel, by Robert Pinsky, William Mataga, Steve Hales
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

Travel into the minds of four important people to collect the Wheel of Wisdom and save the world: BOBBY CLEMON, assassinated rock star, once called 'half John Lennon and half Janis Joplin'. This charismatic,...

The Miser, by Jack Lockerby
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Down through the years one man's name has conjured up great visions of cold-heartedness towards others and a flagrant disregard for the suffering of fellow human-beings ... that man's name was EBENEZER...

The Mission, by Jim MacBrayne
Average member rating: (1 rating)

A quest for a shoelace? Well, there's a lot at stake here...and it's up to you whether or not you win the bet and succeed at your mission. [blurb from The (Other) TADS Games List version 1.2] Originally...

The Mist, by Raymond Benson and Stephen King
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

Another Saturday. Another stop at the market. And another wait in the checkout line. Until a shadow descends and someone shouts: "The fog! You oughta see it!" And you do: a mist advancing toward Federal...

Möbius, by J.D. Clemens
Average member rating: (31 ratings)

Another mission. Just when you had settled in for a nap.

Molly and the Butter Thieves, by Alice Grove (as Cosmic Hamster)
Average member rating: (14 ratings)

You are Molly Butterfield, dairy farmer extraordinaire. In the past week there have been two mysterious butter disappearances from your own kitchen. There will not be a third. Molly and the Butter Thieves...

Moments Out of Time, by L. Ross Raszewski
Average member rating: (13 ratings)

"Note: requires a Z6-capable interpreter, preferably with Blorb sound support." [--blurb from Competition Aught-One]

Monk by the Sea, by Elizabeth Decoste
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

An interaction fiction based on the artwork of Caspar David Friedrich. You begin in a oak forest and must discover how to prevent a tragedy from happening by exploring the world around you and solving simple...

Monkey and Bear, by Carolyn VanEseltine (as the opposite of sublimation)
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

Monkey Island Adventure, by Patrick Furlong, Neil Parsons

Based on the game "The Secret of Monkey Island". Originally coded in 1999 but remained unfinished. Unearthed and demo version finished off. Full game in pre-production with target release date of November...

Monster, by David M. Haggarty

Monster Age: Trials of Dustorn DEMO, by Kilobyte227

DEMO STORY: It is the year of 300 BC... in the country of Veskea. gruesome monsters start appearing. A malignant force might be clouding the country... ​Will you be the champion to save Veskea​, or will the...

Moon Over Jupiter, by Admiral Jota
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

Moon-Shaped, by Jason Ermer
Average member rating: (32 ratings)

Moonbase, by Mike Eckardt
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

You play as an employee of Earth Control. Moonbase Alpha hasn't contacted Earth for three days; it's your job to teleport over there and find out what's happening up there. Good luck!

Moonmist, by Stu Galley, Jim Lawrence
Average member rating: (38 ratings)

More ghosts haunt the misty sea-coast and stone ramparts of Cornwall than anyplace else on earth. One such soul roams Tresyllian Castle: a pale phantom with flaxen hair and a luminous, flowing gown. It seems...

Moonwrecked, by Caelyn Sandel (as Colin Sandel) and Carolyn VanEseltine
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

You are an employee of Prometheus Corp, on the Moon, wearing a pressure suit but carrying nothing. Following a bogus distress call into some ruins, you discover your moon buggy has been sabotaged by someone...

Mordon's Quest, by Peter Moreland, Peter Donne, and John Jones-Steele

This adventure takes place over many thousands of years, and it is your quest to save the universe from destruction. In the beginning, you find yourself in a curiously familiar house, looking for a way out....

More, by Jason Dyer (as Erin Canterbury)
Average member rating: (10 ratings)

Mortality, by David Whyld
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

Mountains of Ket, by R. A. McCormack
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Mr Cuddle Cuddle, Bop Bop, by Nils Fagerburg (as Inverted Normals)
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Mrs. Pepper's Nasty Secret, by Jim Aikin and Eric Eve
Average member rating: (35 ratings)

Walking home from school is mostly okay, except for one big problem: Every day you have to pass right by Mrs. Pepper's house. She may not actually be a witch, but she sure acts like one. And now she's stolen...

Mud Warriors, by Ryan Veeder
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

General Shaquille has a mission for you.

The Multi-Dimensional Thief, by Joel Finch
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

Murder - he said., by Jack Lockerby
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Sitting in your office on a lovely sunny summer's day, your reverie is broken by the shrill ring of the telephone. You rise to your feet and cross the office to the large mahogany desk where the phone sits...

The Murder at the Crows Party, by Darren Lye
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Work in progress murder mystery

Murder Hunt 2, by Craig Davies

Murder Off Miami, by Jason Somerville and Fergus McNeill

Based on the original Dennis Wheatley crime dossier, "Murder off Miami" casts you in the role of Detective Officer Kettering. Kettering is assigned to investigate the the death of Bolitho Blane, a wealthy...

Murmellius II, by VDSB
Average member rating: (1 rating)

It is Saturday, and you wake up to the realisation that your chemistry experiment is due Monday morning. So you'll have to break into school and do the experiment. But in the school other things seem to be...

Mustard, Music, and Murder, by Christopher Huang
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

"Daniel Hopkins, investment broker, has been murdered. The police are on their way, and meanwhile you are locked in with the other suspects.... "Can you piece together the clues, apply a little logic, and...

My Angel, by Jon Ingold
Average member rating: (27 ratings)

"I wake peacefully, and already she is there." [--blurb from Competition Aught-Zero]

The Myothian Falcon, by Andy Joel
Average member rating: (10 ratings)

"That day, the 9th of June, 3145, started out like any other, perhaps a little hotter than usual. Then Maisy DeValle entered his office." Vic Gantry, P.I., has a new client. She is wanted for the murder of...

Mystery Fun House, by Scott Adams
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

As Adventure #7 begins, you find yourself hopelessly lost in the middle of a carnival fun house. While escape may elude you, one thing is very clear -- you're NOT here to have a good time! Converted from...

Mystery Island, by Anonymous
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Mythion Adventures, by Brynn Mountain, Ian Fowler and Kyle Aulerich

Mythion Adventures is a mobile, multiplayer, interactive-fiction gamebook set in a hand crafted world expanded month-over-month. Players will encounter new characters in adventures as they navigate their way...

MythTale, by Temari Seikaiha
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

In this game about Greek myths, you play as several characters. In the prologue and endgame, you are a hero who wants to make his destiny with the Golden Bowl of Artemis. In the main game, you are a...

Necklace of Skulls, by Dave Morris, SD Separa

Learning of the disappearance of your twin brother in the trackless desert, you resolve to set out and discover his fate. Leaving the hub of your elaborate Mayan civilization far behind, your quest takes you...

Necrotic Drift, by Robb Sherwin
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

Necrotic Drift is a survival horror text adventure... but with graphics and sound! An homage to the old Magnetic Scrolls game in presentation, Necrotic Drift follows the story of gaming store employee Jarret...

The Nemean Lion, by Anonymous
Average member rating: (23 ratings)

Nevermore, by Nate Cull
Average member rating: (19 ratings)

"A short tale of mystery and madness inspired by Poe's "The Raven"." [--blurb from Competition Aught-Zero]

A New Life, by A O Muniz
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

The Ngah Angah School of Forbidden Wisdom, by Anssi Räisänen
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

Nightfall, by Eric Eve
Average member rating: (54 ratings)

The Enemy is expected to arrive at any moment. Staying behind is either the stupidest or the bravest thing you've ever done. Only one thing - or one person - could have made you stay. So now there's nothing...

Nine Princes in Amber, by Byron Preiss and Roger Zelazny
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Based on the Amber series by Roger Zelazny So that was the game. They tried to kill you--and when that failed, they stuck you in a private hospital with enough drugs to keep you out cold for the rest of your...

No Time To Squeal, by Mike Sousa and Robb Sherwin
Average member rating: (13 ratings)

"He thought he saw a pantomime That queried his own deal: He looked again, and found it was A ticket to a meal. He thought he saw infanticide Per chance to make it real. 'I have but one regret,' he said:...

Noah, by Mike Young
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Not All Things Make It Across, by Bruno Dias
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

All around the city now, parties are taking place. It's been a hell of a year, emphasis on hell. But tonight, there are other things you have to do. The end of the year is a threshold. And like all...

Not Just A Game, by John Menichelli
Average member rating: (1 rating)

You've arrived at your teacher's home for your weekly Go lesson, but she's missing. And her Go board is missing too. Is this one of her tests?

Not Just an Ordinary Ballerina, by Jim Aikin
Average member rating: (27 ratings)

Nothing But Mazes, by Greg Boettcher
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

In this large game, you play as Gary Randall, a man who had a heart attack in 2026, was frozen in a cryogenic tube, then revived in 2189 by green aliens from Oo. Humanity bombed itself back to the Iron Age...

Nuclear Submarine Adventure, by Robert J. Retelle
Average member rating: (1 rating)

You are trapped in a crippled nuclear missile submarine and must make your escape. Don't get the bends on the way up!

Offensive Probing, by Ben Croshaw
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In Offensive Probing, you play Martin McSondheim, a post-graduate ensign of the Space Federation who, due to lack of openings, finds himself trying to cling onto a dirty little life on one of the downmarket...

Olivia's Orphanorium, by Sam Kabo Ashwell
Average member rating: (21 ratings)

Sparky young entrepreneur Olivia sets out to fulfil her dream of running an orphanage. The beatings will continue until morale improves.

Ollie Ollie Oxen Free, by Carolyn VanEseltine
Average member rating: (24 ratings)

"War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children." - Jimmy Carter

Once and Future, by G. Kevin Wilson
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

One Eye Open, by Caelyn Sandel (as Colin Sandel) and Carolyn VanEseltine
Average member rating: (40 ratings)

Had you known the bloody history of Corona Labs, you would never have signed up as a test subject. But now, plunged into that history, surrounded by the damned and the dying, you must find the truth. Perhaps...

Onna Kabuki: A Tale of Theatre and Revenge, by Victor Ojuel
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Japan, 1602. A noble lady, betrayed. A loyal samurai, fallen. A mysterious monk, unmasked. A titillating actress, haunted. A wayward drunkard, redeemed. Take your seat, for the curtain is drawn...

Oo-Topos, by Michael Berlyn, Muffy Berlyn, Raimund Redlich, and Brian Poff
Average member rating: (1 rating)

It's 1995 A.D., Earth time. An Interstellar Transport carrying power transfusion waste collided with a meteor, scattering its contents towards Earth's Sun. The transfusion waste is so deadly that all life on...

Opening Night, by David Batterham
Average member rating: (22 ratings)

You stepped off the streetcar moments ago, halting before the grand facade of the Marquis Theatre. You have come to see your idol, the Broadway star Miranda Lily, performing in all her dizzying glory. [blurb...

Orevore Courier, by Brian Rapp
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

Over Here!, by Auraes
Denk's rating:
Average member rating: (1 rating)

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...

Oxygen, by Benjamin Sokal
Average member rating: (23 ratings)

An explosion rattles the Aegis mining station and the oxygen tanks are leaking. Who gets the remaining oxygen and who will perish? The choice is up to you, a lowly technician trapped in an access conduit.

The Paper Bag Princess, by Adri
Average member rating: (21 ratings)

Princess Elizabeth is about to marry the love of her life when a dragon attacks the castle and kidnaps her betrothed. Based on a book of the same name by Robert Munsch, with permission.

Paradise, by Devine Lu Linvega
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

A multiplayer library, endless and sleepless.

Parallel, by Ethan Crosthwaite

You wake up in a basement-like room that seems to defy the laws of physics. After you escape the room you find that the rest of the building is normal. Or so it seems. Part-way through the game, you will...

The Parenting Simulator, by Matt Simpson
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

A unique story that lets you experience all the highs and lows of raising a child. Watch your little one grow and change from the choices you make!

A Party to Murder, by David Good
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

In financial difficulties, you go to meet with a neighbor during a party. However, he seems to be missing. Where could he be? And who are these mysterious party guests? Watch out for the police, they seem to...

Pascal's Wager, by Doug Egan
Average member rating: (25 ratings)

"The original Pascal's Wager was essentially a cost/benefit analysis of religious faith. However, Blaise Pascal (a 17th century Catholic) disregarded the possible existence of non-Christian Gods. This game...

PataNoir, by Simon Christiansen
Average member rating: (43 ratings)

The Baron's daughter is missing, and you are the man to find her. No problem. With your inexhaustible arsenal of hard-boiled similes, there is nothing you can't handle.

Pathway to Destruction, by Richard Otter
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

You have worked at the Institute of Transportation for nearly five years. As one of the engineering team in the Research and Development section, it is considered a highly respected position and is...

The People's Glorious Revolutionary Text Adventure Game, by Taylor Vaughan
Average member rating: (48 ratings)

Sure, there's only five of you against a world full of reactionaries, but you have Revolutionary Spirit! You can't possibly fail. Nothing can stand in your way! Now if only you could find your Revolutionary...

Perdition's Flames, by Michael J. Roberts
Average member rating: (19 ratings)

The afterlife isn't what you expected. Explore a strangely modernized and bureaucratic underworld, replete with strip malls, government offices, and science labs, as well as the occasional lake of molten...

Perry Mason: The Case of the Mandarin Murder, by Byron Preiss and Erle Stanley Gardner
Average member rating: (1 rating)

The first interactive mystery to use the world-famous criminal lawyer created by Erle Stanley Gardner. It also represents a major breakthrough in interactive fiction: the cooperation of the characters and...

Persistence of Memory, by Jason Dyer
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

Phantom, by Peter Eastman
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

You have recently begun taking lessons from a new voice teacher. Under his expert instruction, your opera career is flourishing. If only he would let you see his face. This work includes music which is an...

Philosopher's Quest, by Peter D. Killworth and Jonathan Mestel
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Originally written on Cambridge University's "Phoenix" IBM mainframe computer as "BrandX". When released by Acornsoft for the BBC B microcomputer, it was renamed to "Philosopher's Quest".

Phoenix, by The Traveller in Black

Your lifeforce fades ..... the visions dim. All that remains are the tenuous memories. You recall a time of tranquility and contentment in the bosom of your family. Lost forever, through treachery and greed,...

Photograph: A Portrait of Reflection, by Steve Evans
Average member rating: (24 ratings)

Photograph was an entry in the 2002 IFComp, in which it placed 3rd out of 38 entries. It was also nominated for two XYZZY awards, "Best Player Character" & "Best Use Of Medium". It's a story-driven, almost...

Pick Up the Phone Booth and Aisle, by David Dyte, Steve Bernard, Dan Shiovitz, Iain Merrick, Liza Daly, John Cater, Ola Sverre Bauge, J. Robinson Wheeler, Jon Blask, Dan Schmidt, Stephen Granade, Rob Noyes, and Emily Short
Average member rating: (97 ratings)

The Pickpocket, by Alex Weldon
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

"A short game, with about 20 rooms and 10 puzzles, in which you are attempting to chase down the pickpocket who stole your money pouch. The author's first attempt at IF." [--blurb from Competition...

Pirate's Plunder!, by Tiberius Thingamus
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

In this game, it be yer goal to findeth ye olde, cursed treasure on Loot Island and taketh it fer yer own. Not even that evil Captain Hookhead can stoppeth ye once ye put ye mind to it. Know why? If ye...

Pit of the Condemned, by Matthew Holland
Average member rating: (15 ratings)

Hundreds of years ago those who built the city disappeared. Years ago we found the city and stole all we could. Soon after we woke the beast. Now we don't go there, except to send criminals for exile and...

The Plague - Redux, by Laurence Moore
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

Planet of Death, by Francisco Javier Lopez

An unofficial remake of the Charles Cecil adventure of the same name.

Planet of Death, by Charles Cecil
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

A version in BASIC also exists for the TRS-80 MC-10, COCO and Dragon 32.

Planet of the Infinite Minds, by Alfredo Garcia
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

""All that is secular is given over to rudeness and capricious violence. The Mohammedan principle -- the enlightenment of the Oriental World -- is the first to contravene this barbarism and caprice." (G.W.F....

The Plant, by Michael J. Roberts
Average member rating: (32 ratings)

You're on a business trip with your boss, driving down a deserted highway in the middle of nowhere, when the car breaks down. You set off on foot seeking help, but you soon find yourself in the middle of a...

Play Nice, by alicethornburgh
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

Navigate the choppy waters of intergalactic politics using your smart social skills and a series of bizarre cultural rules.

Polendina, by Christopher Lewis
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

In this game, you play as an adult who inexplicably wakes up in an abbreviated and sparsely furnished version of their childhood home. The story will touch on the dog you wanted but never had, the way your...

The Potter and the Mould, by Robert Street
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

The Prawn, by Martin Hopkins (Mert)
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Originally published by Talent Computer Systems for the Sinclair QL computer, this game is a spoof adventure based on The Pawn written by Magnetic Scrolls. The game remains available through RWAP Adventures ...

Present Quest, by Errol Elumir
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

A Visual Novel Life Simulator Mini Escape Room Christmas Adventure

The Price of Magik, by Pete Austin, Nick Austin, Mike Austin, and James Horsler
Denk's rating:
Average member rating: (10 ratings)

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 Primrose Path, by Nolan Bonvouloir
Average member rating: (32 ratings)

You've been having a series of nightmares about Leo, standing at the edge of a cliff. No matter what you do, a bell rings and Leo disappears over the edge . . .

Prized Possession, by Kathleen M. Fischer
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

"Winter, 1182 "Stay close," your mother whispers, wrapping her arms around you, pulling you back into the folds of her silky blue kirtle. She rests her check upon your head. "It will all be over soon."...

The Promise, by Sean Huxter
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

Your village lives a harsh life of perpetual winter and has for as long as you can remember. As a young boy unable to go on the hunt, you may find that, with almost everyone away, you can be of some use to...

Promoted, by Mike DeSanto and Johannes Steingraeber
Average member rating: (1 rating)

This is a port of a REXX-Adventure, copying the menu-based OS/2 user interface. Oh no! You've been promoted! Now what can you do to ever get your phone working without violating any of the corporation's...

Pryde And The Pink Flamingo, by Christopher Huang
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

Welcome to Suburbia. It's a magical land of pristine green lawns, stretching as far as the eye can see. Of pesticides and strict conformity and grass, grass, grass. But not if you can help it. The plastic...

Punk Points, by Jim Munroe
Average member rating: (21 ratings)

"It's the first day of high school and you've decided to give yourself a mohawk. Now you've gotta stand up to teachers, impress peers and make a name for yourself until you've earned enough Punk Points to...

The Puppet-Man, by Geoff. H. Larsen

Towards the end of the last century, there lived a puppeteer whose puppet shows always attracted large crowds wherever he performed. Such was the skill of the puppeteer that rumours abounded that the puppets...

Pyramid, by Walter Pooley

Pyramid 2000, by Robert Arnstein

Having discovered the Great Lost Pyramid beneath the desert sand, with the seal on its entrance still intact, you set up your computer to explore the undisturbed tomb. This modern "Astral Projection"...

Pyramid of Doom, by Scott Adams and Alvin Files
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

This is an Adventure that will transport you to a dangerous land of crumbling ruins and trackless desert wastes into the PYRAMID OF DOOM! Jewels, gold -- it's all here for the plundering -- IF you can find...

The Queen Of Phobos, by William R. Crawford and Paul L. Berker

Two weeks ago a derelict starliner was discovered circling one of the moons of Scalus III. The ship was found to be of Martian origin, making it over ten thousand years old. This alone would be enough to...

The Queen's Footsteps, by Davide Bucci

Today is August 27th, 1904. Nine months ago, you, Emilia Vittorini, joined the Italian Archeological Expedition in Egypt led by Ernesto Schiaparelli, the director of the Egyptian Museum of Turin. You are now...

Quest Adventure, by Kim W. Topley
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The object of QUEST ADVENTURE is to find a map, hidden in a world inhabited by gruesome monsters guarding their territory and various pieces of treasure. On the way, you must also locate an ancient scroll...

The Quest for the Holy Snail, by Gareth Pitchford

'Embark on a quest to retrieve the legendary Holy Snail!' This is a remake of original The Quest for the Holy Snail mini-adventure from Microfair Madness, remade using the Adventuron system

Quest for the Sangraal, by Jonathan Partington
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The Quest, by Dallas Snell, Joe Toler, Joel Ellis Rea

You, as the king's newest advisor, must accompany his champion, Gorn, on a mission to rid the kingdom of a vengeful dragon terrorizing the southern provinces. The king has instructed Gorn to heed your...

Questor's Quest, by Mark Stahl
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You’re a young man, on an adventure far from home, in search of a legendary treasure locked up inside an ivory tower. Forgot to pack? Incredibly deep pockets, but nothing in them? No problem. I’m sure...

Quickfire, by Sean M. Shore
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The sun has not even risen when the Elves rouse you from your rest. You've slept far too little since last night's bloodbath, but it's time once again for battle. You sharpen your blades and head to the...

Quing's Quest VII: The Death of Videogames!, by Dietrich Squinkifer (Squinky)
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You are a young monarch of mysterious and indistinct gender, valiantly trying to survive exile from your home planet -- or whatever's left of it since the invasion, anyway.

Raaka-Tu, by Robert Arnstein

On a research grant for your Ph.D. project, you are searching for the lost Khazhadim tribe in the jungles of Nepal. An ancient woman interrupts your morning coffee both to point out the direction of the...

Radiomania, by Keith Burnard

Lying cosily tucked up in bed you start to drift into a sleep. Suddenly you hear a noise from the nearby window and peering through half shut eyes you notice a small elf-like figure tiptoe towards your bed....

Rambo First Blood Part 2, by Sylvester Stallone and James Cameron
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Your war was never over. And now you're going back. The parachute drops you into the middle of enemy territory. Your mission: * Prove the existence of American POWs in Vietnam * Don't engage the enemy *...

Rameses, by Stephen Bond
Average member rating: (115 ratings)

Ravine, by Joanna Berry
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You are a corporate investigator sent to get answers from a remote research station. The staff there are hiding a dark secret. But then again, so are you...

The Realm, by Sylen
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You are young student and is one day asked out by a girl. You reject her, and as punishment she casts a magical spell on you. You end up inside an erotic fantasy/medieval book, with no way to find a way out....

Recluse, by Stephen Gorrell
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

A text adventure in the classic Infocom style. It begins with you delivering a sealed package, contents unknown, to J. Daggett Winton, noted archeologist, explorer, inventor, mathematician, philosopher,......

Recursion., by Adrian Belmes
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A digital-born hypertext produced in Twine for the San Diego State University 2018 Electronic Literature Competition. The work is a non-linear exploration of the extremes to which individuals will go in...

Red, by Thomas Insel
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"Don't forget," your mother said, "your Granny's arthritis has been acting up since the weather last week. She's been in bed since Thursday. I need you to take her this basket first thing. When you get back,...

Red Moon, by David Williamson, Simon Aspinall, Pete Austin, Pete Austin, and James Horsler
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Red Moon, by Jonathan Hay
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

In this short one-room game, you play as a young former football player somehow trapped by fear in a wooden hut with your sister. It's frighteningly dark in the hut, save for the red light that shines...

Red Radish Robotics, by Gibbo
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

On the seventh floor of HQ, the professor rushed into the games room as people yelled and slammed doors in the corridor outside. He hugged you to sleep. That is your last memory. You wake to discover that...

The Relentless Adventures of Captain Speedo, Episode 42: So Long, and Thanks for All the Books, by Gilles Duchesne
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In this tribute to Douglas Adams, you once again play as Captain Speedo, the hero of a popular sci-fi radio series. In the last episode, our hero's spaceship was captured by the evil crime lord, Lord...

Rematch, by Andrew D. Pontious
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Rent-A-Spy, by John Eriksson
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

The Resident, by Mike DeSanto
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This is a port of a REXX-Adventure, copying the menu-based OS/2 user interface. After being assaulted and cut in half, you are kept alive on the WEB by a person called Ringer. He offers you a deal: you...

Resonance, by Matt Scarpino
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Return of Red Hood, by Antokolos

Did You ever think how the fate of the characters would turn out, if not Red Hood, but her mother would go to grandmother? Or if Red Hood would swerve off the path? Or if her mother would bake pasties with...

Return of the Diamond, by R. McGregor
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A very short, type-in game in which you have to find the Great Diamond and return it to Diamond Castle. Publishing history (from the Complete BBC Micro Games Archive): Published in Beebug magazine, volume 2,...

Return to Ditch Day, by M.J. Roberts
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It's been a decade since you graduated, but now it looks like you're going to have to solve one more Ditch Day stack.

Return to Eden, by Nick Austin, Chris Queen, and Tim Noyce
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Return to the Forest House, by Seciden Mencarde
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You're 17 now, five years after your first visit to this mysterious house in the forest. You're trapped inside. How will you escape?

The Returning of the Quantum Cat, by Peter Kosyh
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Outside my cabin the snow is white again. The wood crackles in the fireplace just like that day... It's the third winter already. Two winters have passed, but the events I want to tell about are in front of...

Reverberations, by Russell Glasser
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Surely it is too much to expect for you, a mere pizza delivery boy and surfing fanatic, to foil the attempted escape of a notorious criminal from custody, avoid numerous murder attempts, find the gang the...

The Ribos Operation, by Kelsey Lewis
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Dr Who themed game. The Doctor and Romana must find the first segment of the key to time on the pre-technological planet of Ribos

The Rifts of Time, by David Walls

Robin of Sherwood - The Touchstones of Rhiannon, by Mike Woodroffe, Brian Howarth, and Teoman Irmak
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The Rocket Man From The Sea, by Janos Honkonen
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On the old pilot station island, where you live with your parents, the war fought with Earth and Martian rocket-ships and Atomic Heat Rays exist only in the sonorous voice of the newscaster on the radio, and...

Rogue of the Multiverse, by C.E.J. Pacian
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Congratulations, convict 76954! You have been selected for scientific experimentation! You will be matter-transmitted to exotic non-Treaty worlds - where opportunities abound to take in fantastic sights and...

Roofed, by Jim Munroe
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You and your brother’s job — scouring the city’s highest spots for a rare building material in the year 2040 — is already hard enough. Now Anton’s gone and gotten you trapped on a rooftop. Your acrobat...

Rover's Day Out, by Jack Welch and Ben Collins-Sussman
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Three hundred years ago, the Brazilian Space Agency discovered a rocky exoplanet only 38 light years from Earth. With a surface temperature of 1200 Celsius and nine times Earth gravity, it's hardly the sort...

Runestone, by Alan Davis
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Runestone is one very unique adventure, combining the parser and NPCs of The Hobbit with the graphics and large playing area of The Lords of Midnight (not IF). The story is simple: Controlling your three...

Sabotage, by Felix Plesoianu
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Sabotage! is a set-piece story in a space opera setting. It was an entry in the IntroComp 2006. As such, the game ends on a cliffhanger. It's otherwise complete within its own framework, but YMMV. The source...

Sabres of Infinity, by Paul Wang
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Fight for glory as an officer of the Royal Tierran Army in a rich, low-fantasy world where gunpowder and magic rule the battlefield side-by-side. Choose a horse, pick a sergeant and lead a unit of Royal...

Safe, by Charlie the Spiffy
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Your friend gave the cops an anonymous tip, so break the safe open quickly

The Saga of Erik the Viking, by Pete Austin and Joan Lamb
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Saint City Sinners, by dgallagher
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Hey you! Yeah, you! You think you have what it takes to be a detective? I mean a real, steel-oats-eating kind of detective that names your fists and barely cries at the end of Marley and Me? If so, prepare...

Samhain, by Marc Valhara
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San Francisco, 2118, by Leah Case
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The sun is disappearing, your mother is lost. You don’t know why.

Sand-dancer, by Aaron Reed and Alexei Othenin-Girard
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It figures that your pickup would die on a night like this and leave you stranded in the dark New Mexico desert. But nothing else figures about this night, man. Nothing at all. An example game for Aaron...

Santa's Sleigh Ride, by Molly Geene
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It's late Christmas Eve, and Santa is on the last house of his ride. Help Santa make this delivery!

SANTAPUNK 2076, by Gymcrash
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Xmas 8-bit illustrated cyberpunk Text Adventure Short story

Sardoria, by Anssi Räisänen
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You play as a young villager who is attempting warn the king about an imminent attack at nightfall. The castle guards, not believing your tale, have imprisoned you in the castle's wine cellar. You must...

Save Princeton, by Jacob Weinstein and Karine Schaefer
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"Have you ever wanted to kill somebody by feeding them school food? To hobnob with F. Scott Fitzgerald? To be single-handedly responsible for the salvation or destruction of one of the oldest universities in...

Save the Date, by Chris Cornell
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"It’s a perfectly normal evening, and you have a quiet dinner planned with one of your friends. And so begins one of my weirder games. Save the Date is a game about a lot of things. Friendship. Stories....

Scary House Amulet!, by Ricardo Dague
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You have green hair! Your name is Britney!! Legend says there is a valuable, powerful Amulet in the house, which may be retrieved by anyone who is daring! Do you dare?

School Dreams 2: Forfeit Fantasy, by GoblinBoy
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The Screen Savers On Planet X, by Josh Lawrence

You're going to be a guest on the Screen Savers! Not only that, you're going to be part of the historic first Screen Savers episode to be broadcast galaxy-wide. You're being flown by luxury space cruiser to...

The Sea of Night, by G. Kevin Wilson
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In this small game, you play as a cargo driver of a one-person spaceship, The Shooting Star. While en route to Io, your ship collides with something and you crash inside the landing bay of an alien ship....

The Sealed City, by Unknown

Published by Central Solutions.

The Search for the Nether Regions, by Gareth Pitchford

In the stereotypical magical kingdom of Kwargz, the peace and quiet had been shattered by the arrival of the evil orc-lord Beydm - a being with far too many consonants in his name! The orc-lord and his...

Seastalker, by Stu Galley, Jim Lawrence
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There's something down there in the ocean, something terrifying. And you have to face it - because only you can save the Aquadome, the world's first undersea research station. The alarm sounds and your...

Second Chance, by David Whyld
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Selma's Will, by Dana Crane
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Sequitur, by Nigel Jayne (as Tin Foil Jenny)
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The only person who can explain what happened in a long-forgotten house with four dead people inside is comatose and clinging to her life in hospital. Detective Stephen Cochone of the New Orleans Police...

Seven Bullets, by Cloud Buchholz
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You're a skilled assassin ready to retire, but before you can call it quits, the Boss kidnaps your little sister, and now you need to use your arsenal of deadly skills to get her back. Will you make the...

Shades of Gray, by Mark Baker, Steve Bauman, Belisana, Mike Laskey, Judith Pintar, Cindy Yans, and Hercules
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Shadowgate, by David Feldman, David Marsh, Terry Schulenburg, David Griffith
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Within the castle Shadowgate lies your quest. The dreaded Warlock Lord will use his black magic to raise the Behemoth from the dark depths. The combination of his evil arts and the great titan's power will...

Shadows in the Night, by Dorothy Millard
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Shadows of Mordor, by Philip Mitchell, John Haward
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The second part of Beam Software's adaptation of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. The game basically covers the adventures of Frodo and Sam in Tolkien's book The Two Towers. The player can play either as Sam...

shadows on the mirror, by Chrysoula Tzavelas
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I am falling, I am fading, I am drowning, help me to breathe...

Shady Brook, by Unimatrix Productions
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Delve into a dark mystery set in a small town with Shady Brook, a brand new text adventure inspired by Twin Peaks. In Shady Brook, author Jake Torrent moves to the small, peaceful country town of Shady...

Shattered Memory, by Akbarr
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The first English translation of Andrés Viedma Peláez's Olvido Mortal. (The second translation was Nick Montfort's Dead Reckoning.) This translation was entered in the 2001 IF comp.

Shelter from the Storm, by Eric Eve
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It is set in October 1940. Jack is a newly-commissioned sapper officer on his way to his first posting somewhere on Salisbury Plain (in southern England) when his car breaks down. The weather is starting to...

Shenanigans, by Bob Withers & Steven O'Dea

"Countless legends tell of a magnificent Pot of Gold and enormous wealth hidden by leprechauns at the end of the rainbow. Many have attempted to find the marvelous treasure but success has eluded them and it...

Sherlock Holmes: The Lamberley Mystery, by Ian Eveleigh

It was Tuesday 3rd November, 1887. It had been a long two weeks for Holmes and Watson. Not a single case had come along since Holmes had solved the problem of the five orange pips, and Watson feared that...

Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels, by Bob Bates
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Moriarty has set a deadly trap for Sherlock Holmes. And only you can stop him... Travel back in time to Victorian London, where the city is bustling with preparations for Her Majesty's Golden Jubilee. Crowds...

Sherwood Forest, by Dale Johnson and Dav Holle

Join Robin Hood and his merry men in a madcap chase through Sherwood Forest to win the heart of the elusive Maid Marian.

Shipwreck, by Gladys Officer, Gerry Officer

Shore Leave, by Michael Bellamy

The aim of the game is to escape from your spaceship so you can claim the shore leave you have been saving up for 18 months. Your Captain can neither spare the time nor find the intelligence to actually...

Shrapnel, by Adam Cadre
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Shuffling Around, by Andrew Schultz (as Ned Yompus)
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A weird power to save a weird world. So you just got fired from the best company ever, and it's the best day of your life. New opportunities! New horizons! New ways to look at things! Like calling this...

Sirens in the Distance, by Astrid Dalmady
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You're sitting on a boat a few miles off shore when, suddenly, you hear sirens in the distance. An interactive short story for #mermay2019.

The Sisters, by revgiblet
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After crashing your car to avoid hitting a mysterious young girl you awake to find yourself drawn to an abandoned mansion.

Six Gray Rats Crawl Up The Pillow, by Caleb Wilson (as Boswell Cain)
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A distressing episode in the life of Rinaldo di Gorgonzola.

Six Stories, by Neil K. Guy
Average member rating: (25 ratings)

Six-Chamber Champion, by C.E.J. Pacian
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

Derelict Warehouse (sitting on the hard plastic chair) Crammed full of bloodthirsty spectators, the air is heavy with cigarette smoke and body odour. You sit at a simple plastic table opposite your opponent....

Sixth Grade Detective, by Laura Hughes
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Round up the usual suspects—the mean girl, the new kid, the bully, the nerd, maybe even your best friend! As the sixth grade detective, you'll spy on classmates for cash—will you keep their secrets or take...

Skyland's Star, by Daniel Berke and Matthew Engle
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SLAMMED!, by Paolo Chikiamco
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Turn a scripted steel-cage wrestling match into a real fight in this 250,000-word interactive novel! You’ve always dreamed of becoming pro wrestling’s biggest star…but a wrestler’s world is fraught with...

Slap That Fish, by Peter Nepstad
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This time, those fishy bastards are finally going to get what's coming to them.

The Sleeping Princess, by Molly Engelberg, Alex Engelberg, and Mark Engelberg
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You are a pageboy, well, actually you're more like a janitor. Can you wake the sleeping princess? An entry in the IFBeginnersComp.

Small World, by Andrew D. Pontious
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

Smuggler's Cove, by John R. Keneally
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The year is 1753. Two miles off the North Cornish coast, huge waves pound the latest victim of the notorious Doombar, the Cutter captained by the ruthless pirate Black Beard. For many years he had terrorised...

Snack Time!, by Hardy the Bulldog and Renee Choba
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Can you help one hungry bulldog in his quest to find something good to eat? He would like that. A lot. [blurb from IF Comp 2008]

Snare , by Andrew Williams
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A Blake 7 adventure. You play as a group of rebels in the future who have discovered an alien ship, the Liberator. Based off of the British TV series.

Snatches, by Gregory Weir
Average member rating: (14 ratings)

Snow Dogs Trilogy part 1: Crack City, by Garry Cappuccini

It is the year 2003. The player is a secret agent for a private investigations organisation with its Headquarters in New Washington, a new city, built to support Washington's overspill of political and...

Snowball, by Mike Austin, Nick Austin, Pete Austin, and Ian Buxton
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

Snowquest, by Eric Eve
Average member rating: (43 ratings)

You've been on your quest so long you've almost forgotten what it is all about, but now you are nearing your destination -- if only you can stay alive long enough in this frozen wilderness to reach it.

So Far, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (69 ratings)

Sitting in a cramped theatre, irritated that your partner apparently hasn't turned up, you are strangely intrigued by a current of air. It will lead you to a place very different from your own familiar...

Social Lycanthropy Disorder, by E. Joyce
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You're a werewolf, it's Halloween, and you totally forgot that tonight is the full moon. If you're not careful, you're going to turn into a wolf in front of all your friends... but if you leave the party...

The Sofa At The End Of The Universe, by Sean Barrett
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In this homage to Douglas Adams, you play as Dirk Gently, the world's only holistic detective. Your landlord has ordered you to move your new sofa that the movers left in the stairwell, but there doesn't...

Sorcery!, by Steve Jackson and inkle
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An adaptation of a print-based game book originally published in 1983, updated for modern touch-screen devices. The player quests across a fantasy map, dealing with all sorts of encounters using a text-based...

Sorcery! 2, by Steve Jackson and inkle
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

Per the first game in this series, this is an adaptation of a print-based game book originally published in 1983, updated for modern touch-screen devices. The player quests across a fantasy map (this time of...

Sorcery! 3, by Steve Jackson and inkle
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The land of Kakhabad is a wilderness - a ruined desert, a tangled forest, cruel mountains and fissures, all guarded by seven fearsome serpents. But you must cross this land if you are to reach Mampang and...

Sorcery! 4, by Steve Jackson and inkle
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You have reached the gates of Mampang, the ancient Fortress of Sorcerers. It is guarded by Birdmen, mutants, traps and ancient, wild magic. But inside is the Crown of Kings and the only hope for peace in the...

The Sound of One Hand Clapping, by Erica Sadun
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

Spaceship!, by The Guardian's Gamesblog Community
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Spaceship! is a collaborative project of the Guardian's Gamesblog community. The aim was simply to create the greatest group-generated text adventure in the world ever.

Spacestation, by David Ledgard
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Based on the example transcript that came with Infocom's Stationfall, with extensions and improvements, of course. [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Sparkle, by Juhana Leinonen (as Karly Di Caprio)
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My search for the Pattern has brought me to Mount Shanshan. Now it's just a matter of a short cable car ride up to the top.

Speculative Fiction, by Diane Christoforo and Thomas Mack
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A puzzle game about committing acts of financial skulduggery and exploiting ridiculous magical items. This game is the complete version of the one that appeared in IntroComp 2011, where it won second place.

Spellbound, by Adam Perry
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You still remember well the moment that the professor shocked the orthographic community by announcing that there were, somewhere out there, 26 letters in all. Harness the alphabet's power to find the 23...

Spellcasting 101 - Sorcerers Get All The Girls, by Steve Meretzky
Average member rating: (22 ratings)

From MobyGames: Spellcasting 101 is the first in a series of risque adventures from the mind of Steve Meretzky of Leather Goddesses of Phobos fame. This textual liaison pits you as Ernie Eaglebeak, a student...

Spellcasting 301: Spring Break, by Steve Meretzky
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Sorcerer University: Dangerously close to a real education! Follow the sun to Fort Naughtytail and party hardy with Ernie and his fraternity brothers. They're hoping to find sand in all the wrong places but...

SPIRITWRAK, by D. S. Yu
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

Set in the universe of Zork, this game starts off in a monastery. The evil Anabis fools Brother Joseph into releasing him from his prison. He shatters the Rod of the Ancients, and the only way to save the...

Splashdown, by Paul J. Furio
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

Spodgeville Murphy and the Jewelled Eye of Wossname, by David Fillmore
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

spondre, by Jay Nabonne
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Who is the mysterious old man? More importantly, who are you? Thrust into a tiny cell with a stranger, the future looks bleak. But things are not always what they seem.

Spy EYE, by The Marino Family
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Juan and Ichel are recruited for a spy mission to find their birth parents, only to find that the reunion is not what they expected. As they navigate the gadgets, villains, and flying beds, they must also...

SPY INTRIGUE, by furkle
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IT'S YOUR FIRST DAY AT SPY SCHOOL, AND YOU'RE READY TO COMMENCE A LIFE OF ESPIONAGE, TRADECRAFT, AND INTRIGUE. THE ONLY PROBLEM IS, EVERY HUMAN EMPLOYEE DIED OF MUMPS JUST THE OTHER DAY. CAN YOU AND THE SOLE...

Spy Snatcher, by Jonathan Partington and Jon Thackray
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Originally written on Cambridge University's "Phoenix" IBM mainframe computer as "Spycatcher". When released commercially by Topologika, it was renamed to "Spy Snatcher".

Square Circle, by Eric Eve
Average member rating: (24 ratings)

What is your crime? Why do you feel both guilty and unjustly punished? What has happened to your memory? How will you draw a square circle and get out of your prison? What will you find then?

Star City, by Mark Sachs
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

Star Hunter, by Chris Kenworthy
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

An interstellar treasure-hunting puzzle game. Explore amazing ruins. Seek out mysterious treasures. Risk all you own in trade at the Android Bazaar - to find the priceless lying Bear of Deneb.

Starcross, by Dave Lebling
Average member rating: (42 ratings)

Starcross, Infocom's science fiction mind-bender, launches you headlong into the year 2186 and the depths of space. And not without good reason, for you are destined to rendezvous with a gargantuan starship...

Stargazer, by Jonathan Fry
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

The prologue to a much longer game, Stargazer features you as a young lad trying to escape the everyday routine of life underground. [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Starry Seeksorrow, by Caleb Wilson (as Ayla Rose)
Average member rating: (17 ratings)

An entry in ShuffleComp: Disc 2. Inspired by "The Violet Hour" by Dolls Come to Life.

Stars, by Zoe H
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Hello, an welcome to my very first game. As I am just trying this out, this game won't be very good or interesting. It's really just me having fun and playing around with stuff.

Staying Put, by verityvirtue
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

After hell went down over the Grémillet thing, Subramaniam helped you find this place. You'll have to lay low for a while, so that means not getting out of this room — or at least downstairs — until all this...

The Storm, by Stephane F.
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

At home, safe and warm. Everywhere : the night. Outside, the storm. « The Storm » is the english version of « La Tempête » released for the French comp 2018. Translation by Stéphane F. and Jack Welch.

The Story of Mr. P, by Hannes
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

One morning, when P. woke from peaceful dreams, he found himself in his bed – still his old self. A translation of Die Geschichte des Herrn P. from German to English.

Stranded, by Rich Cummings
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

"(How long have I been unconscious?......What happened?) Suddenly it all comes rushing back to you...the pilot...the plane blindly drifting towards the ocean...jumping...That's all you can remember before...

Strange Geometries, by Phillip Chambers
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

A Study in Steampunk: Choice by Gaslight, by Heather Albano
Average member rating: (13 ratings)

Steam-powered mechs meet forbidden sorcery! Inspired by Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, Jekyll & Hyde, and Jack the Ripper, "A Study in Steampunk: Choice by Gaslight" is an epic 277,000-word interactive mystery...

Stupid Creek. Stupid Christmas., by Troy Jones III
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

Stupid Mom made you take your stupid little brother to town for stupid Christmas shopping in the freezing cold. And now you have to cross this stupid freezing-cold creek in a stupid boat to get back home.

Stupid Kittens, by Marc Valhara
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

"You are standing in Karen's room. >POOP ON COMPUTER Woo, bad kitten!" [--blurb from Competition Aught-Zero]

Subsunk Adventure, by Peter Torrance and Colin Liddle
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

Sun Empire: Quest For The Founders, by Daniel Hiebert

As chief engineer of the Rosemon Genetics Institute on Rhiannon, you, Tangee Simone, oversee a large group of scientists working on uncovering the genetic secrets of the Kantenese race.

Sunday Afternoon, by Christopher Huang (as Virgil Hilts)
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

It's gloriously sunny outside, and you can smell the grass from in here. It's not fair. All the servants have the day off, and you can bet they're not cooped up indoors in their Sunday best. If only there...

Sunset Over Savannah, by Ivan Cockrum
Average member rating: (49 ratings)

Surfboard, by Daniel Gunnell
Average member rating: (1 rating)

This game takes place in Surfboard Technologies, a fictional software company. The game also references the cyberpunk genre.

Swiss Family Robinson, by Johann David Wyss, Gabrielle Savage, David Dockterman, and Tom Snyder
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

As Fritz, you and your family face the challenge of survival on a deserted tropical island.

T-Zero, by Dennis Cunningham
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

PROLOGUE A dream came to you as you tossed uneasily upon an unfamiliar bed. In your dream, a time-worn figure waved a scythe in slow arcs across your sky-blue field of vision and picked, out of thin air,...

The Tale of the Kissing Bandit, by J. Robinson Wheeler
Average member rating: (44 ratings)

Tales of the Traveling Swordsman, by Mike Snyder
Average member rating: (44 ratings)

You are the traveling swordsman; the strong and silent stranger; the wandering vanquisher of villainy. Damsels swoon for you. Good men respect and envy you. Scoundrels learn to fear you. Even so, you are but...

Talisman: Challenging the Sands of Time, by Bruce Hoffman, Raimund Redlich, and Brian Poff

Talk to him about love, by Auraes
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It's a story about The King of Ravens, a troll and a pearl. Kids, don't play this game: it was the Troll who guided my hand to write it and as he never went to school, there are a lot of syntax, grammar,...

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...

Tapestry, by Daniel Ravipinto
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You were born; you lived; you died. Not everyone gets a second chance to go back and change crucial decisions. You have been granted one and must go back to critical moral dilemmas; but do you change the...

Tass Times in Tonetown, by Michael Berlyn and Muffy Berlyn
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Tonetown! It's a totally radical dimension where the top tune is Tass by the Daglets, the top Gear is Troppo-Wear, and the UltraTouch haircut is a DieCut by Chaz. What are you doing there? Simple. Your...

Taunting Donut, by Kalev Tait
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One-room game where you need to get an out-of-reach donut tied to the ceiling of your exitless room.

Tavern Crawler, by Josh Labelle
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Most fantasy stories are about slaying the dragon. This one is about what happens after that. When you and your companions are approached by a man in a tavern who offers you more gold than you could spend in...

The Temple of No, by Dominik Johann, William Pugh, Crows Crows Crows
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The Best Game Ever Made (but in twine form). Author website - http://crowscrowscrows.com/ Hey! We’re a new studio directed by William Pugh (Designer behind The Stanley Parable) creating experimental things....

Temple of Vran, by R. A. McCormack
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The Temple, by Johan Berntsson
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You play as someone plagued by nightmares of falling, but in tonight's nightmare, you've somehow landed in in a strange alien city. With the time-lost Charles Bristow, you'll uncover the city's dark secrets,...

Terminator Chaser, by Bruno Dias
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Cycle 87. Last work shift of the quarter. And you're left behind to tidy up so the rest of the crew has time to settle into the new site. Make sure Mining Site 43 won't be a half-melted wreck by the time the...

Terrormolinos, by Peter Jones, Trevor Lever, Mike Robinson, James Byrne, and Roger Taylor
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When chubby-cheeked Cliff Richard first sang "We're all going on a summer holiday" it's unlikely that he was referring to the Costa Brava resort of Terrormolinos, because Terrormolinos is the kind of place...

The Terrors of Trantoss, by Anonymous

Tex Bonaventure and the Temple of the Water of Life, by Truthcraze
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In this homage to Indiana Jones, you play as Tex Bonaventure, an adventurer and treasure hunter. After three days of exploring the deep dark swamps of the Everglades, you've finally found your destination....

Text Quest, by Chris Ingerson, Sleepy Owl Software
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Text Quest is a first person text-based adventure where everything in the world is made up of words. Trees are the word "tree," clouds are the word "cloud," and giant spiders- well, you get the idea. Travel...

Thaumistry: In Charm's Way, by Bob Bates
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Thaum: (noun). A unit of magical energy Bodge: (verb). To hack or kludge Eric Knight was a child prodigy who was featured on the cover of Invent! Magazine at the age of 13 for his invention of an anti-stain...

Theatre, by Brendon Wyber
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Your job as a real estate agent brings you into contact with many old buildings, but none are quite like the old theatre that has stood deserted for almost thirty years. After visiting it with some...

The Thirty-Nine Steps, by Jack Lockerby

Your same is RICHARD HANWAY, a retired mining engineer, bored with having a life of inactivity in London. That is all about to change when one evening in early May an American named Scadder, who lived in the...

Three Monkeys, One Cage, by Robert Goodwin
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Three More Visitors , by Paul Stanley
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Christmas Eve! You tell Bob to go home early; tidy up a little, and lock up the office shortly after four. You look on the old brass plate, which still reads “Scrooge & Marley”, probably for the last time....

Threediopolis, by Andrew Schultz
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A wordplay/quasi-maze game.

Tic-Tac-Toe, by jatekos101
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It's a simple tic-tac-toe game with a near-perfect AI and a two-player mode.

A Tight Spot, by Quim K. Holland
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Till Death Makes a Monk-Fish Out of Me, by Mike Sousa and Jon Ingold
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Dr. Taylor's looking worried. Dr. Kurner's looking exhausted. Zak is grinning with glee. Today is the big day, and you're about to try out the crowning experiment of your life, and in AtlantisLab's chequered...

The Time Machine, by Brian Howarth
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Trapped in a thick fog on the moors whilst searching for the house of Dr. Potter, you begin to wonder just what sort of a story will unfold for your newspaper about the strange goings on that have been...

TimeQuest, by Bob Bates
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You are a private in an organization called the Temporal Corps. As the game begins, a general calls you into his office, explaining that a Corps lieutenant has apparently conceived the insane notion of going...

Tinseltown Blues, by Chip Hayes
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The Tiny House, by Dan Doyle III
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Christine comes home from work to her tiny house to find that her son and husband are missing. In searching for clues she discovers a spellbook and must learn various magical spells and go to several...

To Burn in Memory, by Orihaus
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To Burn in Memory, an ahistorical and atemporal Interactive Fiction work originally submitted for IFComp 2015. Explore a city that never existed, and uncover its secret history through the memories of a...

To Hell in a Hamper, by J. J. Guest
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Professor Pettibone, eminent Victorian balloonist, has a problem. He can't get it up. His balloon that is. If he can't reach an altitude of 20,000 feet, and soon, both he and his mysterious travelling...

Toadstools, by Bitter Karella
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Greetings, fellow mushroom enthusiast! If you're reading these words, it's because you too have decided to join the exciting and rewarding world of mushroom hunting. The Pamogo Forest is well known...

Today is the Same as Any Other, by Adam Wasserman
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Welcome to the Bunker, an orderly, underground utopia where everyone's needs have been satisfied. You, Cory Resden, are a population tweaker in I-12 sector. You don't aspire to much, and your life is fairly...

Tonciven, by Donald Conrad and Peter M.J. Gross
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The ageless city of Tonciven is built on a foundation of cruelty, bloodshed, and exploitation. Many inhabitants of today's bustling city are unaware that relics from its dark past lie beneath the busy...

Tookie's Song, by Jessica Knoch
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Cat aliens from the planet Purrsimmon have stolen your pet dog, Tookie! Rescue him by solving all the various light-hearted puzzles they've set up for you!

Toonesia, by Jacob Weinstein
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From the introduction: "Oooh, that rascally rabbit! You were out hunting him when he somehow got the jump on you, blindfolded you, and dumped you into a cell. Well, you’ll show him. He’ll be hasenpfefer by...

Torn, by Joe Chedburn
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First released in 2004 by Torn’s founder Joe Chedburn, Torn was one of the first massively multiplayer text-based online RPGs of its kind. Joe is still an active part of the 12 strong design and development...

Tough Beans, by Sara Dee
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Tower, by Simon Deimel
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Out of the blue, and into the blue. And there you are, in a chamber, trying to find out what is going on. Everything is so unreal... what has happened to you? TOWER is a short interactive fiction with...

Tower of Despair, by Steve Williams, Jamie Thomson, Russell Clarke, Mike McKeown
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The Tower of the Elephant, by Tor Andersson
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

An adaptation of the classic sword & sorcery tale by Robert E. Howard, first published in 1933.

The Tracer Sanction, by Bill Heineman
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Dossier: The Wing We'd like to describe the gentleman you're pursuing. Except we can't. No one can. Your adversary is a virtual legend when it comes to maintaining a low profile. He never leaves a trail....

Transfer, by Tod Levi
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"The staff's jubilant anticipation of the first human transfer was now replaced with dread. Why had the Professor fallen ill so suddenly? And how callous of the Overseers to insist on proceeding without...

Transparent, by Hanon Ondricek
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An eerie exploration of an abandoned historic house. Acquire pictures with your trusty camera to get paid and search for evidence of the 2nd unit crew who is supposed to be there with you. Someone is...

Transplant, by Caelyn Sandman
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You awaken feeling very peculiar. You can't remember very much.

Treasure Island, by Ann Weil, Lee Jacknow and Robert Louis Stevenson

As Jim Hawkins, search for pirate gold and for a way to outwit Long John Silver, a clever and cunning buccaneer.

Treasure Island, by Jack Lockerby

Two rival groups of pirates are searching for the treasure on Treasure Island, one consisting of pirates led by LONG JOHN SILVER and the other by SQUIRE TRELAWNEY. You of course play the part of JIM HAWKINS,...

Trek Adventure, by Robert J. Retelle
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"This adventure takes place aboard a familiar starship and is a must for trekkies, The problem is a familiar one-- The ship is in a "decaying orbit" (the Captain never could learn to park!) and the engines...

Trial of the Inuop, by Jordan Jones
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You find yourself on board an alien space vessel, tasked with escaping it. The fate of the Earth is at stake. This is intended to be a short puzzle game which may take around 20 - 30 minutes. Experienced IF...

Trials of the Thief-Taker, by Joey Jones
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In London, 1729, before they had police, they had you: thief-takers, hunting criminals for cash! Fire a flintlock and sip gin in the age of powdered wigs. Will you grow rich catching smugglers and...

Triune, by Papillon
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

"What are little girls Made of? Sugar and spice And everything nice That's what little girls Are made of." [--blurb from Competition Aught-One]

A Troll's Revenge, by Gareth Pitchford

Can you help retrieve the treasure stolen from the Cave of Magic? An Adventuron mini-adventuron. A Troll's Revenge was written as part of CaveJam 2019. The aim of the gamejam was to create an...

Tryst of Fate, by G. M. Zagurski
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Your last trip up the stairs before you can relax in a nice hot bath brings you into rather unfortunate contact with a toy car left carelessly on a stair, and your head connects with the wooden banner near...

Turandot, by Victor Gijsbers
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An operatic performance. A tale of atonement. A dating sim with a crocodile pit. Content warnings: sex; sexism and other gender issues; suicide; torture; homophobia; xenophobia.

Twice Shy, by Anonymous

In this adventure based on Dick Francis' thriller, you play the part of Johnathan Derry, physics teacher at East Middlesex Comprehensive. For reasons which will become clear as you progress through the...

Two Days to the Race, by Davide Bucci

Your name is Emilia Vittorini, You're the daughter of Augusto Vittorini, who founded the Industria Torinese Automobili (ITA) with his brother Tullio. Your father is abroad trying to raise funds, but...

Tyler's Great Cube Game, by Tyler Bindon
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Unauthorized Termination, by Richard Otter
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You are a senior investigator with the police force of what is basically a totalitarian state. On a world where nearly all forms of crime are punishable by execution, you have been called on to investigate...

Under the Bed, by Dan Doyle III
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For many years you have hidden from the monster under your bed. Now, with the birth of your baby brother, the monster threatens not only you, but your family. Now it is not a time to hide, now it is time to...

The Underoos that Ate New York!, by G. Kevin Wilson
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Looks like that meteor crash from page 12 wasn't as harmless as everyone was expecting: now your clothes are playing mad!...

Unforgotten, by Quintin Pan
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

The Unholy Grail, by Stuart Allen
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Strange, unexplained deaths have been occuring in the marine life surrounding a remote island military base and you have been sent to investigate. Your investigation will ultimately lead you to the other...

Uninvited, by Craig Erickson, Jay Zipnick, Billy Wolfe, David Griffith
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You crashed into a tree next to a creepy old mansion. Before you know it, your kid brother wandered off, probably into the mansion. Find your brother and call a tow truck or taxi before the evil spirits of...

Unraveling God, by Todd Watson
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Untold Riches, by Jason Ermer
Average member rating: (20 ratings)

You were reluctant to undertake another adventure with Professor d'Squarius (especially after the last near-catastrophe, in the Tomb of the Screaming Mummies), and from the moment you agreed to join the...

Urquahart Castle, by Colin Sellwood

You enter a village one day to discover that the peasants are being terrorised by a monster that lives in the castle to the south. They have persuaded you to destroy this thing. They say there is only one...

Vague, by Richard Otter
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With amnesia it is quite possible to have a complete or partial loss of memory, but this isn't like that. It is not that you can't remember who you are or anything about your life, you have no thoughts...

Valkyrie 17, by Tony Barber
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Varkana, by Maryam Gousheh-Forgeot
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Varkana is the name of a region in a world with a timeless, mildy fantasy/sci-fi setting (some technological and magical elements are present at this moment, but not prevalent), with the city-state of Arg...

The Very Big Cave Adventure, by Anonymous
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Vespers, by Jason Devlin
Average member rating: (157 ratings)

The Vile Grimoire of Jaldi'al, by Michael Penner
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A nameless graveyard near the ruins of Bahyrst has become a wellspring for all manner of dark creatures. Legends hold deep in one of the crypts lurks an evil presence. It exerts a malign influence on the...

VirtuaTech, by David S. Glasser
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

Voodoo Island, by M.J. Sayer

You awaken on a Caribbean island, surrounded by a powerful feeling of evil. Footsteps in the sand tell you that you're not alone. Your spine tingles; your pulse races; your goal is clear: find the source of...

Walker & Silhouette, by C.E.J. Pacian
Average member rating: (47 ratings)

Team up with a dashing detective and an iconoclastic flapper to solve absurd and unfathomable crimes in this interactive story - where you control the action just by typing or clicking highlighted words in...

Walled City of Darkness, by Tom Zuchowski
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The Warbler's Nest, by Jason McIntosh
Average member rating: (81 ratings)

Surely the reed bank counts as a wild place. While it gives you so much, you've never tended it, not really, not like you do with your garden. It's something like the forest, then, but much safer to search...

Warp, by Rob Lucke and Bill Frolik
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An extremely large HP3000 mainframe adventure, written in Pascal on an HP3000 circa 1979. It can be run on an HP3000 emulator. The game is set in the sprawling town (and islands off the coast) of Warp and...

The Weapon, by Sean Barrett
Average member rating: (27 ratings)

Wearing the Claw, by Paul O'Brian
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A traditional fantasy quest in which you and your village have been cursed with a slow transformation into various animals. The only way to stop the curse is to retrieve the Pendant of Elinor from the...

Well of the Great Ones, by Mike Ellis
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"Evenhold is in great danger!" you are told one day over drinks in the Main Hall. Rumors tell of zombies marauding through the countryside, and of strange magics deep in the Arcosian Swamp. Beware,...

Westfront Omega: The Amulet of Vega, by Paul Allen Panks
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Westfront PC: The Trials of Guilder, by Paul Allen Panks
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I wish to discuss with you the nature of my game “Westfront PC: The Trials of Guilder”. It has been called a cross between Zork, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Star Wars and several online MUDs...

Wetlands, by Clara Raubertas
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

Wetlands is an interactive quagmire that leads you from the image of a fantastical city to a choice about the actual city's future, via a collection of mechanical puzzles in a watery setting.

What Fuwa Bansaku Found, by Chandler Groover
Average member rating: (25 ratings)

A samurai explores a haunted shrine.

What Isn't Saved (will be lost), by Cat Manning
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Zoe is a neuroscientist who's researching methods of resurrecting the dead… by rebuilding them from their memories. When her girlfriend Sara dies, Zoe uses her experimental technology to save her--but there...

The Wheels Must Turn, by Heal Butcher
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"The city was one of many Cities, and like its brethren, it had Corners, and in each Corner there were gilded cages that contained the Miseries of the World." Second-place winner of the Official ADRIFT...

When Help Collides, by J. D. Berry
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

When in Rome 1: Accounting for Taste, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (25 ratings)

Manhattan, May, 1954.

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...

Whom The Telling Changed, by Aaron A. Reed
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The people had always gathered on moonless nights to hear the stories, since the time of their ancestors' ancestors. The heat of the fire and the glow in the storyteller's eyes made the past present, and the...

The Wicker Woman, by Kevin McGrorty

May, 1973. A young police sergeant is dispatched to a deeply religious island off the west coast of Scotland to investigate the disappearance of a young girl; he then mysteriously vanishes himself. Almost...

The Windhall Chronicles, Volume 1: The Path to Fortune, by Jeff Cassidy and C. E. Forman
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You have been volunteered by your master for a quest to save the small city of Windhall from a terrible fate. [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Winter Wonderland, by Laura Knauth
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"Young Gretchen could have only imagined the fanciful events that were to occur before finding herself lost in a winter wonderland." [--blurb from Competition '99]

Wisher, Theurgist, Fatalist, by Xavid
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From the ranks of the people you have been raised up as a Wisher— ...

Without a Clue, by David Whyld
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Some fools may believe Sherlock Holmes to be the world's greatest detective. You know better, though, and soon you will expose him as the fraud he is. But when you break into his rooms looking for evidence...

The Witness, by Stu Galley
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February 1938, Los Angeles. FDR's New Deal is finally rolling. Hitler's rolling, too; this time through Austria. But as Chief Detective for a quiet burgh on the outskirts of L.A., you've got other fish to...

The Wizard of Akyrz, by Brian Howarth and Cliff J. Ogden
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Twice defeated by a mere mortal it has taken the evil wizard some time to recover his powers. Now he forms a new plan to trap and utterly destroy the earthly being that dares to thwart him. Games converted...

Wolfman, by Rod Pike, Jared Derrett, HO
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Wolfsmoon, by Marco Innocenti
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It is the fifteenth corpse. Among those they found. More than twenty people have disappeared in the last few months. Some say it's a wild animal, stalking the outskirts of town. Some say it's a killer, a new...

Wonderland, by David Bishop, Bob Coles, Paul Findley, Ken Gordon, Richard Huddy, Steve Lacey, Doug Rabson, Anita Sinclair, Hugh Steers and Mark Taylor
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Dream the dream... EVERYONE HAS READ WONDERLAND...BUT ONLY ONE HAS DREAMED IT... UNTIL NOW! The newest and largest-ever adventure from Magnetic Scrolls draws you into the bizarre logic of Lewis Caroll's...

The Woods Are Dark, by Laurence Moore
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

Workers In Progress, by Konstantinos Dimopoulos
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A political simulation in which you play the consciousness of the Greek working class. (Work in progress.) An entry in the 2014 Fear of Twine exhibition.

World, by J. D. McDonald
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On a scientific mission, your starship found that its long-range scanners could not penetrate the atmosphere of an unknown planet due to a shimmering forcefield. A landing party was sent down to investigate,...

Wrenlaw, by Ryan Veeder
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It would be nice to know what you're looking for.

The Wyldkynd Project, by Robert DeFord
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In this sci-fi/fantasy game you are Nick Wayne, a recent college graduate with one of those degrees that does not lead to a job. While flipping burgers to pay the rent, you manage to get a new, high-paying...

Xen: The Contest, by Ian Shlasko
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You are John Richardson, an average college student with an average life. Little do you know that forces beyond your comprehension have a plan for your immediate future.

Yellow Dog Running, by Sam Kabo Ashwell
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Yeti's Parole Officer, by KT Bryski
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The Yeti, Loch Ness Monster, Chupacabra, and Mothman are aliens, sentenced to prison on Earth by the Pan-Galactic Prisons Bureau. As the Yeti's parole officer, you must defend the galaxy from these convicts,...

Yon Astounding Castle! of some sort, by Tiberius Thingamus
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In this adventure, findeth ye olde treasures from within yon castle. Maketh friends as ye o'ercome meddlesome goblins! Outwitteth ye riddling gnome! Resizeth ye belts & belt-like things! Can ye getteth all...

You Are Here, by Roy Fisher
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"Dragons. Demons. Undead. An adventurer's perils are many. But in the world of MUDs, nothing is more dangerous than electronic sex... "You Are Here" is a short, simple diversion promoting "MultiUserDungeon",...

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 Will Select a Decision, by Brendan Patrick Hennessy
Average member rating: (57 ratings)

A pair of knock-off choose your own adventure books from Soviet-era Kyrgyzstan.

The Zen Garden, by Privateer
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This is a text-only brainteaser (with some sound) inspired by Japanese art and haiku. ...

Zero Sum Game, by Cody Sandifer
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

Zombie Apocalypse .:It's Only The Beginning:. ~Part One~, by Sophie3
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

You wake up in a suspiciously empty hospital, having no memory of how you got there. You're not going to lie around and wait for something to happen...when faced in extraordinary situations, you find out...

Zork: The Cavern of Doom, by Steve Meretzky and Manfred Pfeiffer
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ZRacer, by David Fisher
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A racing game using ASCII graphics with 31 different levels. Colours, controls and game speed may be customised, and real time mode can be turned on or off. Entered in the C-40 competition (which limited...

zRogue, by Gevan Dutton
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The Z-machine port of "Rogue," also known as "Nethack." The object of this text role-playing game is to find the Amulet of Yendor, fighting hundreds of monsters in the quest. [--blurb from The Z-Files...

Zugzwang, by Magnus Olsson
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Out of the TextFire "12-pack", this is an April's Fool game "demo" in which you get to play a pawn in a chess game - at the very end. Incorporates a very nifty variation on the status line to show the...

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