Games much improved in later versions
by Karl Ove Hufthammer - 26 votes for 18 games, last vote on November 23, 2015; created on November 17, 2013
"Most IF works are only available in ‘version 1’, but some are released in updated versions. And a few see a large amount of bug fixing, rewriting and polish. This is a poll for highlighting these games, games that the authors have taken..."
Games with diseases that alter perception
by Mrs. Info-adventurer - 15 votes for 9 games, last vote on October 14, 2015; created on November 11, 2013
"You know those parasites, fungi, and viruses that attack small insects or animals and control their minds? Well I'm looking for a game with a disease like that which alters your perception. Are there any games like that? Thanks a million..."
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..."
Games for language learners
by Emily Boegheim - 23 votes for 21 games, last vote on April 23, 2019; created on November 1, 2013
"What are some good games for people trying to learn another language? I imagine that short games with relatively simple prose and not too many non-standard commands (if they're parser games) would work best, but feel free to suggest..."
The worst IF ever?
by theqbasicwizard - 19 votes for 12 games, last vote on June 23, 2019; created on October 18, 2013
"I'm wanting to do an episode for the podcast that deals with only the worst possible IF games ever programmed? You know the kind that if you would have played it for another minute longer, that you would have never played another IF ever..."
by Adam Myers - 6 votes for 4 games, last vote on May 26, 2017; created on October 12, 2013
"There are many games in which the player convinces someone to do something. This may be by undertaking to perform a quest or exchange an item, by making a threat, or in still other ways; but almost invariably, it will be by giving them a..."
Awesome Text Adventure Gaming wants to review your game
by theqbasicwizard - 12 votes for 7 games, last vote on November 14, 2013; created on October 9, 2013
"I would love to review the game that you have created and review for an upcoming episode of Awesome Text Adventure Gaming. "
An underrated Text Adventure
by theqbasicwizard - 4 votes for 3 games, last vote on July 5, 2017; created on September 27, 2013
"Howdy, I'm looking for a game to play that is extremely underrated and unknown by the general audience. Something like a horror game of sorts."
Cool Murder Mystery/Detective Games
by Christopher Caesar - 35 votes for 15 games, last vote on October 21, 2019; created on September 25, 2013
"Hey everybody. I am looking for a murder mystery text game. I finished An Act of Murder a while ago and want to play more games like that, where to get to solve the murder yourself. If you could tell me some of your recommendations that..."
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 - 22 votes for 14 games, last vote on August 30, 2019; 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..."