I Am You: Games involving possession of another character
by Spike - 9 votes for 7 games, last vote on August 30, 2019; created on December 14, 2018
"Three games I've played in the past couple of months have featured the PC's ability to possess other characters as a primary or secondary game mechanic. What other IF works feature this possession mechanic?"
I'm looking for a great surreal game.
by Bishopofbasic - 33 votes for 17 games, last vote on January 2, 2018; created on July 12, 2015
"It's pretty hot up here in Canada and I was wondering if anyone knew of any great surreal type games. Something I can spend my time in front of the AC or in my office hiding from the world. Thanks you guys."
I'm looking for mysteries.
by MCCLUTCH32 - 32 votes for 17 games, last vote on December 5, 2018; created on March 14, 2013
"I like a game with a good story, good puzzles that aren't too difficult to understand and a good mystery. I was thinking more along the lines of horror, but murder mysteries work as well."
IF about human beings
by namekuseijin - 44 votes for 28 games, last vote on July 13, 2018; created on September 13, 2017
"I'm looking for IF about human beings and human struggles in a more or less common setting. No zombies, vampires, orcs, demons, robots, slimy aliens, gods or monsters of any kind; just plain human beings please. Yes, I know many works..."
IF created as a media tie-in
by Felix Pleșoianu - 21 votes for 14 games, last vote on March 10, 2017; created on October 19, 2016
"Hello, everyone. I'm looking for IF pieces originally created as media tie-ins (i.e. as promotion/extras for a bigger project). The plan is to write an advocacy piece, but only two examples spring to mind: Emily Short's City of Secrets,..."
IF for wannabe Authors
by SinfoolGamer - 12 votes for 10 games, last vote on October 17, 2012; created on September 26, 2012
"For all the wannabe IF Authors out there, what games would you recommend they play/research? Hopefully looking for multiple types (best & worst IF) and also IF with sounds/pictures/animation & with well done feelies (maps, letters,..."
IF guide for non-IF software
by frofroggy - 5 votes for 3 games, last vote on January 13, 2016; created on December 5, 2015
"I'm looking for IF with puzzles that are solved by literacy in a non-IF software tool. The story should communicate an experience that the user might have a hard time experiencing themselves without the IF providing a guiding narrative..."
IF of yours you'd most recommend
by blue/green - 29 votes for 28 games, last vote on May 29, 2017; created on September 9, 2015
"If someone were going to play one IF you've written, which one would you recommend? This can be based on any criteria you choose: personal favorite, highest rated, most representative, most accessible, whatever. (You can always change..."
IF that centers around holidays
by Molly - 30 votes for 21 games, last vote on February 10, 2017; created on December 27, 2008
"I'm looking for IF that centers around specific real-world holidays, e.g. Christmas, Hanukkah, Easter, Passover, the Fourth of July, Guy Fawkes Day, Halloween, etc."
IF that purposely conceals crucial player character information
by Puddin Tame - 41 votes for 13 games, last vote on February 25, 2016; created on October 28, 2012
"IF that doesn't explicitly clue players in on knowledge they would/should have if they actually were the player character (The character's motivation, interests, relevant parts of their past etc.), which, for good or bad, results in some..."
IF with a sense of wonder
by blue/green - 48 votes for 23 games, last vote on July 30, 2018; created on July 17, 2014
"What interactive fiction would you recommend that evokes a sense of wonder? These could be games that capture wonder or beauty in ordinary things, perhaps by viewing the world through the eyes of a child. Or they could be games that..."
im looking for a awsome game with wizards
by kenzie da pirate - 10 votes for 7 games, last vote on February 10, 2018; created on December 8, 2017
"lava walking shoes are cool and i like unicorns"
im looking for a good horror game
by nick love - 39 votes for 16 games, last vote on May 23, 2019; created on February 22, 2014
"I'm looking for something with a creepy environment. It also has to be very challenging."
In search of an IF coder willing to help out on a little project.
by Wretch - No votes; created on April 5, 2013
"I've only just recently started using TADs3 to make my own IF game. Problem is, I'm completely new to programming and I realize now that I will not be getting this done alone. The IF I wanna make is short one, no more than 10 rooms and..."
by Rose - 414 votes for 62 games, last vote on February 8, 2020; created on February 1, 2009
"As a historical exercise, I've begun compiling a list of IF games that have either done something ground breaking with the medium or otherwise influenced it; and I've turned it into a poll so everyone can have input on the expansion...."
by Princessthe1st - 16 votes for 12 games, last vote on August 20, 2019; created on June 9, 2019
"I'm looking for games for middle-schoolers, that are hard and fun but still appropriate."
Kusoge of the IF Comp
by Molly - 6 votes for 4 games, last vote on March 1, 2017; created on May 21, 2014
"From Hardcore Gaming 101: "Kusoge" (糞ゲー, or クソゲー) is a Japanese compound word - "kuso", meaning "garbage, crap, shit", and "ge", short for "geemu", the Japanese pronounciation of the word "game". It means, quite literally, "shit game"...."
L'aventura del explorador
by Terrco - 2 votes for 2 games, last vote on March 20, 2017; created on February 2, 2017
"Relat de les aventures d'un explorador singular on es trobarŕ amb tota mena de perills..."
La aventura legendaria.
by YoGGuex - No votes; created on September 26, 2015
"Una aventura épicamente legendaria. A pesar de ser una historia fantástica, debes jugar con completo realismo para pasar el juego."
Less-linear Twine Games
by Nathaniel - 21 votes for 14 games, last vote on July 26, 2017; created on December 8, 2016
"Twine (or other hypertext) games where your decisions make a significant difference, and the story changes significantly based on them (not just resulting in your death)."