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Vivid games - an IFDB Poll

by Jeff Sonas
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I'm looking for games that evoked strong feelings or strong mental images that stayed with you long after you finished the games.

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Anchorhead, by Michael Gentry
12 votes
"Creepy. Kept me jumping for weeks." [+]... "Lovecraftian chills." [+]... "Menacing..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Photopia, by Adam Cadre
9 votes
"The greatest IF game ever made." [+]... "Emotions,..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Planetfall, by Steve Meretzky
7 votes
"Floyd!" [+]... "Floyd++" [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... "30+ years later,..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Worlds Apart, by Suzanne Britton
6 votes
"I love how this story plays with your perception of time and memory." [+]... "Memorably-rendered..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Blue Lacuna, by Aaron A. Reed
6 votes
"Spooky and beautiful" [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Shade, by Andrew Plotkin
5 votes
"such a punch to the guts when you realize it" [+]... "Claustrophobic..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Metamorphoses, by Emily Short
5 votes
"pure poetry" [+]... "Magical devices you can truly play with." [+]... "Has a Myst-like..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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howling dogs, by Porpentine
5 votes
"Contains..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Babel, by Ian Finley
5 votes
"Exceptional use of lighting and sense-altering choices." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Trinity, by Brian Moriarty
4 votes
"Infocom's finest hour." [+]... "The burned..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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The Dreamhold, by Andrew Plotkin
3 votes
"Many memorable devices" [+]... "...particularly..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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A Mind Forever Voyaging, by Steve Meretzky
3 votes
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Shrapnel, by Adam Cadre
3 votes
"Some one-liners are really vivid and creepy." [+]... "A closetful of skeletons" [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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CYBERQUEEN, by Porpentine
3 votes
"Extremely vivid and visceral imagery" [+]... "The strong..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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For a Change, by Dan Schmidt
3 votes
"The moment when..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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The Moonlit Tower, by Yoon Ha Lee
2 votes
(No comment) [+]... "Mystery and sheer..." [+]...

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Jigsaw, by Graham Nelson
2 votes
"so many spot-on XX century moments " [+]... "Black remains one..." [+]...

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Vespers, by Jason Devlin
2 votes
(No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Counterfeit Monkey, by Emily Short
2 votes
(No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Pogoman GO!, by Jack Welch and Ben Collins-Sussman
2 votes
"Amusing!" [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Make It Good, by Jon Ingold
2 votes
"Hard-boiled, claustrophobic" [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Exhibition, by Ian Finley
2 votes
"Surprisingly very moving..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Zork III, by Dave Lebling, Marc Blank
2 votes
"A (broken) snapshot of the GUE." [+]... "The Dungeon..." [+]...

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Starcross, by Dave Lebling
2 votes
"Haunting..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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August, by Matt Fendahleen
2 votes
"This PC will stay with me for a long time." [+]... "Not very..." [+]...

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A Change in the Weather, by Andrew Plotkin
1 vote
"a timeless, vivid setting that should take ages to beat" [+]...

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Changes, by David Given
1 vote
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Gris et Jaune, by Jason Devlin
1 vote
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Cragne Manor, by Ryan Veeder, Jenni Polodna, Adam Whybray, Adri, Andrew Plotkin, Andy Holloway, Austin Auclair, Baldur Brückner, Ben Collins-Sussman, Bill Maya, Brian Rushton, Buster Hudson, Caleb Wilson, Carl Muckenhoupt, Chandler Groover, Chris Jones, Christopher Conley, Damon L. Wakes, Daniel Ravipinto, Daniel Stelzer, David Jose, David Petrocco, David Sturgis, Drew Mochak, Edward B, Emily Short, Erica Newman, Feneric, Finn Rosenløv, Gary Butterfield, Gavin Inglis, Greg Frost, Hanon Ondricek, Harkness Munt, Harrison Gerard, Ian Holmes, Ivan Roth, Jack Welch, Jacqueline Ashwell, James Eagle, Jason Dyer, Jason Lautzenheiser, Jason Love, Jeremy Freese, Joey Jones, Joshua Porch, Justin de Vesine, Justin Melvin, Katherine Morayati, Kenneth Pedersen, Lane Puetz, Llew Mason, Lucian Smith, Marco Innocenti, Marius Müller, Mark Britton, Mark Sample, Marshal Tenner Winter, Matt Schneider, Matt Weiner, Matthew Korson, Michael Fessler, Michael Gentry, Michael Hilborn, Michael Lin, Mike Spivey, Molly Ying, Monique Padelis, Naomi Hinchen, Nate Edwards, Petter Sjölund, Q Pheevr, Rachel Spitler, Reed Lockwood, Reina Adair, Riff Conner, Roberto Colnaghi, Rowan Lipkovits, Sam Kabo Ashwell, Scott Hammack, Sean M. Shore, Wade Clarke, Zach Hodgens, Zack Johnson
1 vote
"84 authors put together an amazing game" [+]...

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Superluminal Vagrant Twin, by C.E.J. Pacian
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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A Fire Darkly: Chapter 1, by Louis Rakovich
1 vote
"beautiful writing" [+]...

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Beautiful Dreamer, by S. Woodson
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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Stationfall, by Steve Meretzky
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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Domicile, by John Evans
1 vote
"I know I'm alone..." [+]...

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♥Magical Makeover♥, by S. Woodson
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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Kaged, by Ian Finley
1 vote
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Calm, by Joey Jones and Melvin Rangasamy
1 vote
"Brilliant and overgrowing" [+]...

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Hunter, in Darkness, by Andrew Plotkin
1 vote
"The PC gave me sympathy pains." [+]...

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9:05, by Adam Cadre
1 vote
"You'll never look..." [+]...

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So Far, by Andrew Plotkin
1 vote
"The autumnal..." [+]...

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City of Secrets, by Emily Short
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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Spellbreaker, by Dave Lebling
1 vote
"A jigsaw of..." [+]...

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Weird City Interloper, by C.E.J. Pacian
1 vote
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Gun Mute, by C.E.J. Pacian
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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Hoist Sail for the Heliopause and Home, by Andrew Plotkin
1 vote
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Witch's Girl, by Geoff Moore
1 vote
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