Good Games in French/Bons jeux en français
by thecanvasrose - 20 votes for 15 games, last vote on April 4, 2020; created on August 26, 2019
"I've recently reached an intermediate level of French speaking at my university. I can easily read relatively straightforward sentences, that is, but writing which is highly poetic or archaic I will not understand. I think I know French..."
Good sci-fi games
by IFDent - 43 votes for 25 games, last vote on January 27, 2018; created on May 29, 2014
"I'm looking for a good science fiction game (sci-fi game) for example, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Infocom. Can't get enough sci-fi text adventures."
by JonathanCR - 29 votes for 13 games, last vote on June 12, 2018; created on February 21, 2012
"Everyone knows that "escape the room" games and puzzles are an IF cliché. But which are the best examples of this classic genre?"
Great game sequels
by Teaspoon - 29 votes for 21 games, last vote on December 9, 2018; created on April 9, 2016
"Whilst writing a review of "All Alone", Joey Jones's sequel to his game "If I Wasn't Shy", I became curious - how many examples of sequels are there in IF? Preferably good ones."
Great games that consist of a single puzzle
by Spike - 33 votes for 18 games, last vote on May 22, 2020; created on June 15, 2018
"I'm looking for well-designed and challenging games that revolve around solving a single puzzle. The puzzle may have multiple parts, but the whole game needs to be essentially about solving that single puzzle."
by Floating Info - 15 votes for 9 games, last vote on July 29, 2015; created on July 27, 2015
"What games have your favorite openings? By opening I mean everything before the first room description in a parser game or the first screen of a choice game. It could be a sentence, a few sentences, a paragraph, or more. But I'm looking..."
by aaronius - 11 votes for 7 games, last vote on October 28, 2014; created on November 5, 2009
"Post your favorite sentences/excerpts from games in the comment field. Especially lovely if they are from deeper in the game than the opening text, although all are welcome."
Great treasure hunt games
by Molly - 18 votes for 14 games, last vote on March 31, 2020; created on January 1, 2009
"Good treasure hunting games in the vein of Zork and Adventure, although they may not necessarily be set in caves."
by jakomo - 4 votes for 3 games, last vote on May 22, 2018; created on August 1, 2017
"What games best evoke the psychedelic/hallucinogenic feelings of using DMT/Mescaline/LSD/Ayahuasca etc ?"
High fantasy interactive fiction
by Bainespal - 13 votes for 9 games, last vote on May 20, 2019; created on July 27, 2010
"My favorite genre of fiction, interactive or otherwise, is high fantasy -- the genre of such epic series of novels as The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien and The Wheel of Time by Jordan. I'm especially interested in games with an alternate..."
Hilariously Bad IF games
by american00b - 15 votes for 11 games, last vote on May 6, 2015; created on November 10, 2013
"Earlier today, I felt like playing an Interactive Fiction game that is the literary and stylistic equivalent of such masterpieces as Birdemic and The Room. I still have that feeling, so if you find anything like Plan 9 from Outer Space..."
by Rovarsson - 10 votes for 9 games, last vote on April 5, 2020; created on November 28, 2019
"I love historical novels, no matter what time period they're set in. They do have to be accurate though. Can you suggest IF-games that are also like that? (In short: no magic.)"
Historical sci-fi / alternate history
by Rovarsson - 2 votes for 2 games, last vote on September 22, 2020; created on September 22, 2020
"I loved "Slouching towards Bedlam". Does anyone know of any other games that have that "the-future-as-it-might-have-been-imagined-long-ago"-feel? Anything steampunk qualifies, I'm also thinking of Jules Verne's novels and even the world..."
by Sorrel - 7 votes for 3 games, last vote on August 13, 2016; created on December 16, 2009
"I'm looking for some IF games to get me into the holiday spirit. "
by Floating Info - 18 votes for 14 games, last vote on May 25, 2017; created on April 30, 2015
"What are some games that start off with the PC in a regular situation but turn into something different? This would include a regular person finding a portal to a fantasy world, or a regular person already in a fantasy world abruptly..."
Hypertext stories that make heavy use of text transformations
by Bruno Dias - 17 votes for 13 games, last vote on July 21, 2018; created on October 20, 2015
"I'm looking for hypertexts that make heavy use of stretchtext and related effects to tell their story - Links that add, remove, or alter text within a passage. Swan Hill for instance makes heavy use of this, and my own work does too, but..."
I am looking for games that involve exploring and collecting objects but don’t involve horror or creepy themes
by Brennen Kinch - 7 votes for 7 games, last vote on April 11, 2020; created on June 25, 2018
"fore example games that involve keys and things that unlock other parts of the game that don’t involve creepy things such as ghost and monsters and things like that"
I am new to interactive fiction, could anyone recommend a game for me?
by Urtikor - 35 votes for 18 games, last vote on October 7, 2019; created on August 19, 2012
"Hello, I just recently came across interactive fiction and I want to try it out and see if it's my kind of thing. I tried Dreamhold for maybe half an hour, but even though it seemed well written, solving puzzles isn't interesting for me...."
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 don't know how to play a game
by High virago - 5 votes for 5 games, last vote on September 18, 2020; created on August 24, 2020
"i don't know how to play a game in the ifdb so can you please tell me?"