Should Glulx IF be described as 'for all systems'?
by Sheogorath - No votes; created on November 13, 2014
"Several years ago, the only systems you could put a 'terp on were PC, Mac, and Linux computers, but with the advent of the smartphone, 'all systems' has grown by 100%, if not more. That's why I believe that only TADS3.1 (without WebUI)..."
by tadsPro - 2 votes for 2 games, last vote on May 7, 2015; created on December 5, 2008
"Hi TADS lovers!; I am new to TADS and i have played a few games. I want to know if there are any TADS games that emulate a system. I mean is there any game which simulates real world airplanes or space crafts in which the player will..."
Slice of Life Games
by BlitzWithGuns - 6 votes for 4 games, last vote on January 27, 2018; created on June 22, 2016
"I'm interested in some slice of life games which are able to make you feel nostalgic and warm inside, something like 'Photopia'!"
Solved without Hints
by joncgoodwin - 166 votes for 97 games, last vote on February 9, 2020; created on July 16, 2010
"I'm very interested in hearing truthful accounts of at least somewhat difficult games (or games that don't solve themselves at least) solved completely without recourse to hints, walkthroughs, etc. "
Some of the worst games written.
by Bishopofbasic - 4 votes for 4 games, last vote on August 27, 2015; created on July 23, 2015
"The last time I put up a poll, I got some really great games, and loved playing them. So now I'm looking for some of the worst IF games ever created within the community. Something in the likes of Ed Wood."
by Fredrik - 24 votes for 21 games, last vote on March 2, 2020; created on November 2, 2010
"I really need to improve my rotten Spanish, and I can think of no better way to do it than by playing IF. But there are tons of games out there, so what to choose? In other words: Por favor, Ądame los favoritos tuyos!"
Speed IFs that are awesome
by trojo - 41 votes for 23 games, last vote on November 5, 2017; created on December 27, 2011
"Expectations for Speed-IFs are generally low, but sometimes games written as Speed-IFs are in fact awesome-- not just "awesome for a Speed IF" but truly worthwhile. List some favorites here."
Split-up PC functionality
by baf - 56 votes for 20 games, last vote on August 16, 2018; created on April 21, 2010
"In a normal game, there is a single fictional entity that is considered to be: - The protagonist: the character that the player is meant to identify with, and whose goals you are trying to achieve - The viewpoint character: the character..."
Story of your life
by Nadya Sanders - 4 votes for 4 games, last vote on May 3, 2017; created on May 3, 2017
"MASH-like story line. Just for fun and there's no real goal or point."
by Sam Kabo Ashwell - 91 votes for 46 games, last vote on December 8, 2018; created on May 19, 2011
"I've been thinking about games that provide really brilliant moments. This is not about the overall quality of the game: there are plenty of excellent games that never deliver a clear, standout moment of unalloyed excellence. And surely..."
by tiffanyfh - 5 votes for 5 games, last vote on June 5, 2015; created on April 9, 2009
"im a teen and i want games that are entertaining for people around my age (16) to play. i liked punk points for example something like that would be nice. thanks."
by MineplayerHDYT - No votes; created on May 23, 2017
The absolute hardest non-broken games you've played
by MathBrush - 20 votes for 13 games, last vote on January 8, 2020; created on September 23, 2017
"After reading Jason Dyer's post on his excellent adventure blog (at bluerenga.wordpress.com) about the hardest adventure ever (which I haven't tried yet, but want to!). Everyone has a game that they've experienced that is just absolutely..."
The Best Games of 1st Half of 2016
by Anya Johanna DeNiro - 30 votes for 12 games, last vote on January 19, 2017; created on July 14, 2016
"Sometimes by the end of the year and after the Comp it's hard to keep front-and-center the games that appeared earlier in the year! Here is a place to list what has tickled your fancy so far. One vote per game only please."
The fat pig game
by Th3 FaT p1g - No votes; created on December 9, 2017
"Trying to get out of the house "
The game(s) that changed your mind about Twine
by MathBrush - 43 votes for 21 games, last vote on July 15, 2018; created on May 18, 2015
"I've seen many people discuss their feelings for Twine. Many of them say that they didn't think it was a 'real' platform at first, but then certain games changed them (see, for instance, the commentary in "IF is Dead. Long Live IF") For..."
The great puzzlefests
by Victor Gijsbers - 49 votes for 23 games, last vote on August 6, 2019; created on August 9, 2018
"Playing Curses!, I started wondering which games belong to the canon of great puzzlefests. With this term I mean puzzle based games that are long, difficult and punishing; but also fair, engaging and truly rewarding to work through. The..."
The Modern Zorkalikes
by Ghalev - 18 votes for 10 games, last vote on May 26, 2017; created on June 2, 2012
"My desire is straightforward, but proving difficult to satisfy. I want games that are like the Zork games might have been, given a more contemporary set of design ideals. It seems to be an abandoned playing field in some ways, as if the..."
The Most Obscure Commercial IF Game I've Ever Played
by Xervosh - 15 votes for 13 games, last vote on November 4, 2017; created on September 9, 2010
"I'm hoping to be reminded of some of the obscure little IF games I may have played during the 1980s, but since can't recall. In addition, this poll may get a few more obscure games from the 1980s (or early 90s, or late 70s) listed in the..."
The most underrated game you've authored
by Anya Johanna DeNiro - 16 votes for 16 games, last vote on August 27, 2016; created on May 8, 2016
"Interpret "under-rated" however that means to you. Perhaps it's one that's simply not played very much for whatever reason. Or it's a game you consider flawed but still worth playing, or an early effort that you are fond of."