Literary IFRecommendations by streever (America)
Games that have literary merit make this list. To be accepted, a game should:
1. Evoke deeper themes and meaning, without being blunt.
2. Consistently employ good writing, both in dialogue and descriptions.
3. Tell a rich story from different perspectives and viewpoints.
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by Emily Short
Average member rating: (58 ratings)
This is an excellent literary game. Consistently well-written, Bee tells a deeper story about childhood and family, through subtle impressions.
2. my father's long, long legs
by michael lutz
Average member rating: (94 ratings)
Creepy and evocative. Well-written and rich with symbolism--kept me thinking for long after I'd played it.
3. Make It Good
by Jon Ingold
Average member rating: (70 ratings)
Atmosphere, concept, and execution all work here. Dialogue and story are believable although derivative. Will inspire a lot of reflection and thought as you progress, especially as you confront the possible suspect...
4. Counterfeit Monkey
by Emily Short
Average member rating: (134 ratings)
An entire world, communicated and created with a minimum of prose. Very well done, with an extensive history and culture, which is communicated in clean writing.
5. Ollie Ollie Oxen Free, by Carolyn VanEseltine (2013)
Average member rating: (23 ratings)
This game suffers mechanically at times, but the mechanics are wedded to the concept, which is creative and novel. Very deep story questioning military engagement and the cost of war. Well-written and poignant.
6. The Act of Misdirection
by Callico Harrison
Average member rating: (55 ratings)
I love this game--a rough gem which should leave you with many questions and thoughts.
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