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I'm Andrew Plotkin. I write IF.

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Interactive Fiction by Zarf

Advent Door, by Andrew Plotkin (2020)
(9 ratings)
Where’s that door? This game was written for a collaborative 2019 Advent Calendar project. The theme was "The City of Doors" from the Planescape roleplaying setting. That project was never...

Bigger Than You Think, by Andrew Plotkin (2012)
(43 ratings)
Bigger Than You Think is a choice-based interactive narrative. This game was written for the Yuletide 2012 fanfic exchange. The game was inspired -- perhaps loosely -- by Randall Munroe's comic...

A Change in the Weather, by Andrew Plotkin (1995)
(60 ratings)

"Walking away from a picnic, you are suddenly caught in a country storm. You must protect a bridge from being destroyed. An ultra-linear game." [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Cold Iron, by Andrew Plotkin (as Lyman Clive Charles) (2011)
(35 ratings)

Your good axe has gone missing. Reverd Pearson would say you're a careless lunkhead who'd lose his ear if it wasn't nailed on. You figure he's right, a man of the cloth, but that doesn't mean...

Cragne Manor, by Ryan Veeder, Jenni Polodna, Adam Whybray, Adri, Andrew Plotkin, Andy Holloway, Austin Auclair, Baldur Brückner, Ben Collins-Sussman, Bill Maya, Brian Rushton, Buster Hudson, Caleb Wilson, Carl Muckenhoupt, Chandler Groover, Chris Jones, Christopher Conley, Damon L. Wakes, Daniel Ravipinto, Daniel Stelzer, David Jose, David Petrocco, David Sturgis, Drew Mochak, Edward B, Emily Short, Erica Newman, Feneric, Finn Rosenløv, Gary Butterfield, Gavin Inglis, Greg Frost, Hanon Ondricek, Harkness Munt, Harrison Gerard, Ian Holmes, Ivan Roth, Jack Welch, Jacqueline Ashwell, James Eagle, Jason Dyer, Jason Lautzenheiser, Jason Love, Jeremy Freese, Joey Jones, Joshua Porch, Justin de Vesine, Justin Melvin, Katherine Morayati, Kenneth Pedersen, Lane Puetz, Llew Mason, Lucian Smith, Marco Innocenti, Marius Müller, Mark Britton, Mark Sample, Marshal Tenner Winter, Matt Schneider, Matt Weiner, Matthew Korson, Michael Fessler, Michael Gentry, Michael Hilborn, Michael Lin, Mike Spivey, Molly Ying, Monique Padelis, Naomi Hinchen, Nate Edwards, Petter Sjölund, Q Pheevr, Rachel Spitler, Reed Lockwood, Reina Adair, Riff Conner, Roberto Colnaghi, Rowan Lipkovits, Sam Kabo Ashwell, Scott Hammack, Sean M. Shore, Shin, Wade Clarke, Zach Hodgens, Zack Johnson (2018)
(11 ratings)
A tribute to Anchorhead.

Delightful Wallpaper, by Andrew Plotkin ('Edgar O. Weyrd') (2006)
(71 ratings)

Donkey Kong, by Andrew Plotkin (2001)
(13 ratings)

The Dreamhold, by Andrew Plotkin (2004)
(151 ratings)

Dual Transform, by Andrew Plotkin (2010)
(93 ratings)
This game takes place in a single room — but not always the same one. The room contains just one item, but again, there's more to it than that. Experiment and enjoy.

Hadean Lands, by Andrew Plotkin (2014)
(48 ratings)
Marooned in an alien, airless wasteland -- your starship fractured -- your crewmates missing. Can an apprentice alchemist learn how to survive?

Hoist Sail for the Heliopause and Home, by Andrew Plotkin (2010)
(78 ratings)
A far-future story of discovery.

Hunter, in Darkness, by Andrew Plotkin (1999)
(114 ratings)

Icebreaker: The Text Adventure , by Andrew Plotkin (1996)
(1 rating)

Icebreaker is an abstract strategy/action arcade game in which you control a pyramid and you try to destroy all pyramids on a grid while other pyramids stalk you, designed and originally written...

Inhumane, by Andrew Plotkin (1985)
(20 ratings)

A parody of Infocom's Infidel, written when the author was fifteen, then converted to Inform. To collect a treasure, you must show an ancient guardian how awful an adventurer you are. [--blurb from...

Lists and Lists, by Andrew Plotkin (1996)
(23 ratings)

A tutorial in which a genie teaches you the basics of a simplified version of LISP. [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Logic Puzzle Sampler, by Andrew Plotkin (2003)
(3 ratings)

A sample game which demonstrates evaluation of statements. You can enter a statement about the game world, like "The red pyramid is on the table", and the game will determine whether it's true or...

The Matter of the Monster, by Andrew Plotkin (2011)
(20 ratings)

You stagger up to its lair. Blue sand drags at your feet. Your Hands don't tremble — well, much — as you ready your new weapon. Your voice doesn't quaver (hardly at all) as you shout out the words...

Ombre, by Andrew Plotkin (2015)
(1 rating)
Un jeu qui se passe dans votre appartement.

Praser 5, by Andrew Plotkin (1989)
(9 ratings)

Salvanas, by Andrew Plotkin (2014)
(3 ratings)

A small collection of interconnected puzzle-worlds in the mode of Myst. Salvanas is itself set within Seltani, the author's Myst-themed, text-based MMO. The meat of the game is strictly...

Sensory Jam, by Andrew Plotkin (2000)
(1 rating)

Shade, by Andrew Plotkin (2000)
(365 ratings)
"A one-room game set in your apartment." [--blurb from Competition Aught-Zero]

So Far, by Andrew Plotkin (1996)
(69 ratings)

Sitting in a cramped theatre, irritated that your partner apparently hasn't turned up, you are strangely intrigued by a current of air. It will lead you to a place very different from your own...

The Space Under the Window, by Andrew Plotkin (1997)
(90 ratings)
A new, experimental game that has no puzzles but uses only words that change your focus on things, thereby adapting the story. [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Spider and Web, by Andrew Plotkin (1998)
(257 ratings)
A vacation in our lovely country! See the ethnic charms of the countryside, the historic grandeur of the capital city. Taste our traditional cuisine; smell the flowers of the Old Tree. And all...

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People's Republic of Interactive Fiction joined April 10, 2010