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 Fuck You - 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."
Games like Glowgrass
by Timewalker - 3 votes for 2 games, last vote on August 22, 2014; created on February 9, 2013
"I'm looking for games like glowgrass which have a puzzle taking place in less than about five rooms, and also requiring common sense."
by Jeremy Freese - 4 votes for 4 games, last vote on January 8, 2013; created on January 7, 2013
"I was playing around a bit with a couple of the Glulx hyperlinks extensions, and this led me to be interested in looking at some games that have been written in Glulx and make use of hyperlinks."
All the Pretty Sources
by Jeremy Freese - 28 votes for 21 games, last vote on December 3, 2015; created on December 20, 2012
"IF games that have source code available that you'd hold up as an example of what good looking source code is supposed to look like. (I was motivated to post this by wanting to study some I7 source, but actually pretty source from other..."
Best games you've played in 2012
by Molly - 28 votes for 18 games, last vote on May 11, 2013; created on December 15, 2012
"The year of our lord Two Thousand Twelve is almost over, so let's reflect back on the games we've played this year and see which ones we liked the most. Note that the games don't have to have come out in 2012 to be eligible for this..."
Combat puzzle games
by Jeremy Freese - 28 votes for 15 games, last vote on July 14, 2018; created on December 12, 2012
"What I'm looking for are games that have fights that are ostensibly combat, but the solution to winning the fight is really a matter of solving a puzzle."
Vast but not Cruel
by Floating Info - 33 votes for 11 games, last vote on December 8, 2018; created on December 10, 2012
"I'd like to see games that are long and spacious, yet aren't Cruel (or very Nasty) on the Zarfian scale. Essentially, games that the main reason for saving is for time or the occasional timed part."
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..."
Child authored IF
by Hulk Handsome - 9 votes for 8 games, last vote on December 6, 2016; created on October 24, 2012
"It's incredibly unlikely to find a game created by a child (12 years or under) that's actually well made, but they can still be enjoyable. It's fun to see a young ones imagination run wild, limited only by their... likely poor coding..."
Up, Up, and Away: IF starring super heroes
by Molly - 18 votes for 10 games, last vote on December 8, 2018; created on October 11, 2012
"It's often been said that super-heroes are a poor fit for IF, given the reliance of the former on flashy, colorful costumes and fights. But let it never be said that some poor bastards didn't try. What are some notable attempts at..."
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,..."
Best games of the last 12-18 months?
by Tobi Tesuji - 31 votes for 14 games, last vote on September 19, 2014; created on September 23, 2012
"I haven't looked at any new games since more than one year. So, what did I miss? What are the best/most interesting games of the last 12-18 months?"