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Long-Form Games That Don't Require Mapping - an IFDB Poll

by Steven Watson
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Playing Losing Your Grip has reminded me of just how tedious I find manual mapping in lengthy games, no matter how much I enjoy everything else. So, I'm looking for some long, engrossing games that don't require the player to draw maps.

A game qualifies if it has one of the following features:
1) Can be played without the player drawing a map
2) Includes a built-in map
3) Includes a comprehensive feelie map

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The King of Shreds and Patches, by Jimmy Maher
6 votes
"A built-in map is..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... "Even without the..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Counterfeit Monkey, by Emily Short
5 votes
(No comment) [+]... "Has a fabulous..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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City of Secrets, by Emily Short
4 votes
"The inclusion of..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Mentula Macanus: Apocolocyntosis, by One of the Bruces and Drunken Bastard
3 votes
"No map required" [+]... "There is a pdf..." [+]... "The game world is..." [+]...

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

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Beyond Zork, by Brian Moriarty
2 votes
"Excellent in-game map" [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Spider and Web, by Andrew Plotkin
1 vote
"The linearity of..." [+]...

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The Dreamhold, by Andrew Plotkin
1 vote
"If you play the..." [+]...

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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 rooms and huge, but never had to map." [+]...

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Goldilocks is a FOX!, by J. J. Guest
1 vote
"Mark Tilford's..." [+]...

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Cryptozookeeper, by Robb Sherwin
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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Bronze, by Emily Short
1 vote
"It's huge, but a..." [+]...

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Blighted Isle, by Eric Eve
1 vote
"You can tell the parser/narrator where you want to go, and she'll take you one step at a time. This allows you to change your mind and detour if you want." [+]...

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The Axe of Kolt, by Larry Horsfield
1 vote
"2015 remaster has built-in map" [+]...

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Blue Lacuna, by Aaron A. Reed
1 vote
"Easy to navigate..." [+]...

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Make It Good, by Jon Ingold
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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Scroll Thief, by Daniel M. Stelzer
1 vote
"Being made..." [+]...

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So Far, by Andrew Plotkin
1 vote
"Long, difficult,..." [+]...

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Varicella, by Adam Cadre
1 vote
"The symmetrical..." [+]...

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Die Feuerfaust, by Larry Horsfield
1 vote
"english game despite the title and built-in map" [+]...

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