Puzzle-less or puzzle-light
by Felix Pleșoianu - 5 games
"The relative importance of puzzles in IF is a matter of some contention. But there's no doubt that puzzleless IF *can* be great. Here are some examples."
Recommended ADRIFT Games
by Richard Otter - 11 games
"This is a list put together in early 2005 after a thread on the ADRIFT Forum It is not comprehensive, and not all of the games will appeal to everyone."
Recommended ADRIFT games
by Lumin - 14 games
"There is so much IF made with ADRIFT out there. Like with any platform a certain percentage of them are just plain...not good, but there are some really fun games out there too that the community is historically terrible about..."
Recommended Horror Games
by E.K. - 11 games
"My horror preference is literary with a strong atmosphere, so those types of games will make a stronger showing here than splatterfests, but I have an affection for some of those too. List currently in progress."
by Emily Short - 7 games
"Games which are entirely devoted to a single big puzzle, usually one that the player has to replay a number of times to get exactly right. Often these involve time restrictions or events that the player has to observe in order to..."
Richly simulated worlds
by Emily Short - 9 games
"IF in which the setting is especially deeply simulated, especially works that implement traditionally difficult systems (fire, liquid, ropes, recording devices, etc)."
Role Playing Games
by Dan Welch - 1 game
"When I was a kid, I loved to read actual books that were interactive, such as Choose Your Own Adventure books (e.g. Wizards, Warriors, & You)! You died frequently, and so you simply turned back to page 1 to try again. This list of IF..."