Tragedy in interactive fiction
by lobespear - 3 games
"The following games that play with the medium were used as examples of approaches to tragedy in interactive fiction at a Cambridge University lecture in 2007."
Unique puzzle games
by Shadow Fox - 7 games
"This list is focused on shorter games that really made me think. Each one is unique, with interesting settings and mechanics. They may not be the hardest games out there, but beating these made me feel very satisfied with myself. "
Unusual input schemes
by Felix Pleșoianu - 5 games
"Nowadays most IF is either parser-based or else choice-based. But a few games occupy a space between the lines, so to speak. These are some examples."
Various games I enjoyed
by Deathworks - 1 game
"This is just a list of games that I enjoyed based on their own merit. There is no special common theme to them, besides me believing that they are worth being played."
Weird Games that Prove You Don't Need Drugs to Know What a Hard Trip Is Like
by thecanvasrose - 11 games
"An ongoing list of bizarro, out of the box, quirky and 'who would ever think to make this' games which beckon you to question your own sanity - at least a little bit. (Not actually 'drug' themed per se, but games that are definitely..."
by verityvirtue - 13 games
"Games set in the Arctic, Antarctic, or any other cold wilderness. Preferably with the isolation and harsh environment featuring prominently. Suggestions welcome. (Sorting is random, but games I have played come higher up)"
Xyzzy "Best Individual Puzzle" winners
by Nusco - 19 games
"All the games that won the Best Individual Puzzle award, year by year. I'll avoid giveaway spoilers in my comments, but I'll still comment on the type and difficulty of the puzzle. I'll describe the puzzles by my own categories...."
Zorkian fantasy games
by MathBrush - 28 games
"My best fantasy games list is getting too long, so I decided to branch off a list of all Zorkian fantasy games. These are games that have a vague fantasy setting where anachronisms or inconsistencies are allowed, the game is goofy or..."