Long-Form Games That Don't Require Mapping
by Steven Watson - 36 votes for 20 games, last vote on December 8, 2018; created on August 30, 2013
"Playing Losing Your Grip has reminded me of just how tedious I find manual mapping in lengthy games, no matter how much I enjoy everything else. So, I'm looking for some long, engrossing games that don't require the player to draw maps....
by Artran - 21 votes for 13 games, last vote on April 23, 2018; created on August 27, 2013
"I'd like to discover more games like Photopia, Rameses or Glass, in which the narration is rather independent on a player, and in which the interaction is somewhat limited because of strong characterisation and lack of real puzzles. In..."
Best sci-fi games
by Ant-Fan - 59 votes for 35 games, last vote on June 20, 2018; created on July 8, 2013
"I'm looking for games from the sci-fi genre. I would prefer classic-style games, even if they're not classics (such as 'Across The Stars') because one of my all-time favorites is Planetfall, but really, anything goes."
Australian Setting or Characters
by Rhetta_Lynnea - 16 votes for 12 games, last vote on July 13, 2018; created on May 31, 2013
"I've played several good games with Aussie characters or setting, and I was wondering if there are any others. It doesn't have to be the main focus of the game, just a little extra colour."
For Your Consideration - XYZZY-eligible puzzles of 2013
by Sam Kabo Ashwell - 12 votes for 9 games, last vote on March 8, 2014; created on April 23, 2013
"This poll is a place to suggest individual puzzles from games released in 2013, which you think might be worth considering for Best Individual Puzzle in the XYZZY Awards. Leave a brief, unspoilery-as-possible title for the puzzle in the..."
For Your Consideration - XYZZY-eligible NPCs of 2013
by Sam Kabo Ashwell - 19 votes for 16 games, last vote on February 22, 2014; created on April 23, 2013
"This poll is a place to suggest non-player characters from games released in 2013, who you think might be worth considering for Best Individual NPC in the XYZZY Awards. Leave the name (or namelessness) of the NPC (or NPCs) in the comment..."
For Your Consideration: XYZZY-eligible PCs of 2013
by Sam Kabo Ashwell - 17 votes for 15 games, last vote on February 17, 2014; created on April 23, 2013
"This poll is a place to suggest player characters from games released in 2013, who you think might be worth considering for Best Individual PC in the XYZZY Awards. Leave the name (or namelessness) of the PC in the comment on your vote...."
Lost Pig type puzzle complexity
by Mostly Useless - 21 votes for 14 games, last vote on April 26, 2016; created on April 10, 2013
"I haven't played a lot of IF, as I'm often put off by what are (for me) difficult puzzles. Without doubt the most satisfaction I've had from finishing a game has been Admiral Jota's Lost Pig, and I would love to hear about other games..."
Bugs that you can take advantage of
by Fredrik - 12 votes for 12 games, last vote on October 8, 2015; created on April 8, 2013
"Bugs are an annoyance, usually, but in some rare cases, bugs can actually make the life of an adventurer easier. Some bugs can help you in certain situations, perhaps even to bypass puzzles, and they can sometimes provide positively..."
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..."
For Your Consideration: Games from 2012 that should be nominated for the XYZZY Awards
by Molly - 31 votes for 30 games, last vote on July 21, 2013; created on April 4, 2013
"There were a lot of great games released in the past year, and now that the XYZZYs are coming up, it seems like a very good idea to take a poll of all the games from last year people would like to see nominated. The management has asked..."
Must-Play IFs for learning to write IFs
by Tondo - 13 votes for 7 games, last vote on April 25, 2013; created on March 24, 2013
"So I'm fairly new to IFs in general, but I've been enjoying reading some of the IFs on this site. Now I want to get my feet wet a bit, and try writing my own IF. ..."
First and Third Person Second Person Narratives
by dacharya64 - 23 votes for 15 games, last vote on April 4, 2018; created on March 20, 2013
"Not as complicated as it sounds! Interactive fiction is dominated by the iconic second person narrative (*You* find yourself in a room). But this is not the only way that these stories could be told. I'm looking for those games out there..."
Most inappropriate response.
by Biep - 9 votes for 7 games, last vote on May 28, 2017; created on March 19, 2013
"Sometimes responses simply don't make sense - but sometimes they DO make sense, but inappropriately so, with sometimes humorous results. If possible, please put how to elicit the response in the Quick Quote part of the comment, and the..."
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."
Achievements, catch them all and other stuff.
by Xionix - 13 votes for 8 games, last vote on October 11, 2016; created on March 13, 2013
"Looking for some IF with achievements, like, collect the 50 golden coins, or if you type 20 wrong commands you get the newbie achievement, or if you type "use hat in head" you get the "IF hater-to-be" achievement, well you get the idea."
by Marshal Tenner Winter - 26 votes for 18 games, last vote on January 5, 2017; created on March 6, 2013
"I need help with my endings in my works so I'm asking for any suggestions for games that have great finales, denouements, and/or epilogues, so that I may study what others have done. Thanks!"
Games with maps...
by Xionix - 54 votes for 38 games, last vote on October 17, 2018; created on February 28, 2013
"I started playing Counterfeit Monkey, and I notice a good map is a way for us newbies to get into the game more easy. And I hate to draw so, are any other games that got a in-game map? It can be any genre."
Looking for some easy to pick up psychological thriller games.
by Xionix - 4 votes for 4 games, last vote on February 21, 2013; created on February 19, 2013
"Hello, Im new into IF and Im looking for some psychological thriller, mystery or something that will get you guessing till the end. Again, Im kinda new so I prefer easy one (I still can't get Galatea to talk to me so you get the idea)...."
by verityvirtue - 54 votes for 18 games, last vote on July 7, 2019; created on February 12, 2013
"I'm interested in games which hinge on the 'unreliable narrator', from amnesia to a plain distorted worldview. The more this distortion affects the storyline, the better."