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archcorenth reviews The Hobbit: "A relic best left in the past." January 22, 2022
"This was one of the first text adventures I ever played, maybe the first, and it taught me that text adventures were bad. I wanted to..." - See full review
MathBrush reviews Witchcraft U: "A promising but ultimately flawed high school magic/mafia game" January 22, 2022
"This is a recent game from Choice of Games set at a magical university. You are an adopted scion of a powerful mafia figure, and you have..." - See full review
A new listing for Witchcraft U, by Jei D. Marcade January 22, 2022
Rush the university's secret societies as a first-year Magical Studies major! Will you keep your magic a secret from the mundanes or expose the truth? Witchcraft U is a 200,000-word interactive fantasy novel...
A new listing for Locked Door V: Switched On, by Cody Gaisser January 22, 2022
Who turned out the lights?!
Andrew Schultz reviews Silicon and Cells: "Cute pastel-colored text, seedy cyberverse, successful Unity effort" January 22, 2022
"I've known Unity was powerful for a while, yet maybe it was too powerful for a regular-style text adventure. There've been Unity games in..." - See full review
Mike Russo reviews The Last Night of Alexisgrad: "A multiplayer experiment that doesn't live up to its promise" January 22, 2022
"(This is a lightly-edited version of a review posted to the IntFict forums during the 2021 IFComp. My son Henry was born right before the..." - See full review
A new Recommended List by hecuba, Text Adventure Tuesdays January 21, 2022
13 items
Doug and Julia dork it out.
A new Recommended List by Ray Leandro, Hypertext-like parser IF January 21, 2022
9 items
1. Doesn't use typical parser commands. 2. Difficult to port to a hypertext system like Twine 3. The keywords you can type are usually not hinted, or the keywords are not necessarily in the text. 4. No...
Andrew Schultz reviews D'ARKUN: "atmospheric mystery/horror game in Dialog" January 21, 2022
"As D'ARKUN combines horror and mystery, which are two of my least preferred genres, I'll mention I still enjoyed it, because it gave me..." - See full review
Mike Russo reviews Goat Game: "Too many endings" January 21, 2022
"(This is a lightly-edited version of a review posted to the IntFict forums during the 2021 IFComp. My son Henry was born right before the..." - See full review
A new listing for The Amiable Planet, by Yoon Ha Lee January 20, 2022
Itís been a long journey beyond stars and things stranger than stars, when at last you alight on an amiable planet.
archcorenth reviews The Wizard of Oz: "Great for new players and fans of the books." January 20, 2022
"In The Wizard of Oz text adventure, you move through a story rather than explore an area, like in most interactive fiction games. I think..." - See full review
A new listing for Locked Door IV: Safety In Numbers, by Cody Gaisser January 20, 2022
Can you... OPEN THE SAFE?!
kaemi reviews Past Present: "Winter TADS Jam Review: Past Present" January 20, 2022
"We have a conception of ourselves that lives like we do, in the present, open to each new moment, brimming with our mornings, redolent..." - See full review
Andrew Schultz reviews Universal Hologram: "Pain of loss/scrambling for survival in a sim, same/different as real life" January 20, 2022
"UH was tough for me to get to replay. I thought it was mainly due to the snark of the main character, as well as Ged, the person..." - See full review
Mike Russo reviews Grandma Bethlinda's Remarkable Egg: "Achievement-hunting fun" January 20, 2022
"(This is a lightly-edited version of a review posted to the IntFict forums during the 2021 IFComp. My son Henry was born right before the..." - See full review
A new listing for Locked Door III: Crate Expectations, by Cody Gaisser January 19, 2022
Can you... OPEN THE CRATE?!
A new listing for Locked Door II: Fair Trade, by Cody Gaisser January 19, 2022
Can you unlock the door... AGAIN?!
Andrew Schultz reviews Beneath Fenwick: "Parser-feeling Twine horror with innovative features" January 19, 2022
"I have a low tolerance for horror. I see enough bad things going on in life, and realizing they are not confined gives me enough horror...." - See full review
Mike Russo reviews Mermaids of Ganymede: "An enticing bouillabaisse" January 19, 2022
"(This is a lightly-edited version of a review posted to the IntFict forums during the 2021 IFComp. My son Henry was born right before the..." - See full review
A new listing for Codname Kitten, by Silverwing1994 January 18, 2022
YYH, a gift for a server
fos1 reviews Past Present: "Past / Present - A Winter TADS Jam Game" January 18, 2022
"The author this story is one that might have been a Twilight episode. Very true indeed. The opening intro starts immediately in first..." - See full review
A new listing for Past Present, by Jim Nelson January 18, 2022
"The agreement is, once the furniture is moved out of the house, each of us goes inside one at a time to collect our remaining things. ...
A new listing for Cyberpunkdreams, by Late Night Games January 18, 2022
2090s America, torn apart by war and corporate greed. A lone traveller stands outside the gates of Cincinnati, greatest of the border cities. How far will you go to make it to the top? How far will you go to...
A new listing for The Thirst Frontier, by Firky January 18, 2022
Freefall Creations needs you at the First Frontier. Handsome pay, convenient lodgings, great friends and all the water required to sustain life. Why not come in and talk to one of our specially trained...
Andrew Schultz reviews Closure: "Clever and cute, but I'm just glad it's not TOO immersive" January 18, 2022
"Closure is a potentially unsettling take on the whole escape-the-room genre, but it still has wisdom and humor. Your friend has just..." - See full review
Mike Russo reviews Ghosts Within: "A big mystery to get sucked into" January 18, 2022
"(This is a lightly-edited version of a review posted to the IntFict forums during the 2021 IFComp. My son Henry was born right before the..." - See full review
A new listing for Locked Door, by Cody Gaisser January 17, 2022
Can you... UNLOCK THE DOOR?!
Andrew Schultz reviews The Waiting Room: "Effective nursing home/geriatric wing horror" January 17, 2022
"In TWR, you're a new hire at a nursing home, and the patients seem to be dying more painfully than you'd expect. There are unexplained..." - See full review
Mike Russo reviews A Papal Summons, or The Church Cat: "Horrible but lacking in avoirdupois" January 17, 2022
"(This is a lightly-edited version of a review posted to the IntFict forums during the 2021 IFComp. My son Henry was born right before the..." - See full review
Canalboy reviews Crystal Caverns: "Enjoyable Large Old School Sprawler Of Intermediate Difficulty" January 16, 2022
"This rather large and well crafted text adventure was originally written for the Apple II in 1982 and then re-programmed for the..." - See full review
Andrew Schultz reviews How the monsters appeared in the Wasteland: "Very quick and effective" January 16, 2022
"The author, like me, put two entries into IFComp this year. I think I see eye to eye with their methodology, too: don't make anything too..." - See full review
Mike Russo reviews Unforgotten: "A character-driven adventure with some bumps along the way" January 16, 2022
"(This review was posted on the IF newsgroups immediately after the 2005 IF Comp) Clearly, I haven't sufficiently internalized the tropes..." - See full review
Andrew Schultz reviews Cyborg Arena: "You've played this before, without all the technology--well, sort of" January 15, 2022
"Cyborg Arena has an unusual symmetry you will probably see if you play through a few times, and it's not hard to. On the surface it's a..." - See full review
Mike Russo reviews Second Wind: "A grown-up but rather punishing post-apocalypse" January 15, 2022
"(This is a lightly-edited version of a review posted to the IntFict forums during the 2021 IFComp. My son Henry was born right before the..." - See full review
Shadowcutie reviews The Soul Stone War 2: "The fun continues with a lot of paths to explore" January 14, 2022
"Book 2 is a great follow up to an already fun story. Book 1 felt a lot more straightforward, though admittedly it could just be me being..." - See full review
Mike Russo reviews Hercules!: "A mythological romp that's childish in a good way" January 14, 2022
"(This is a lightly-edited version of a review posted to the IntFict forums during the 2021 IFComp. My son Henry was born right before the..." - See full review
Andrew Schultz reviews After-Words: "Brevity: Wit-soul. Layout: inventive. Experience: absorbing." January 14, 2022
"After-Words is the sort of sharply designed and presented game that takes a while to get used to. It's almost too slick to adjust to at..." - See full review
A new listing for The Soul Stone War 2, by Morgan Vane January 13, 2022
You have survived. You have survived and endured, still standing after beating unbeatable odds. But at what cost? One of your companions is lost to you, and your party has been battered down. Secure in his...
A new listing for chiaroscuro, by Kim Berkley January 13, 2022
chiaroscuro is a low-fantasy interactive fiction novella about art and inspiration, set in the heart of modern-day Rome. Step into the shoes of Perce, a young artist in search of her muse who instead finds...
Rovarsson reviews Blighted Isle: "A True Adventure" January 13, 2022
"A loyal seaman of His King's Fleet, thrown off his ship in a terrible storm, thrown off his ship and into an indefinite time on an..." - See full review
Andrew Schultz reviews Dungeon Detective: "Upside down and straightforward at the same time" January 13, 2022
"Some IFComp entries give you a "why didn't anyone do this sort of thing before" feel, and Dungeon Detective definitely falls into this..." - See full review
Mike Russo reviews I Contain Multitudes: "A wonky game wedded to an enticing setting" January 13, 2022
"(This is a lightly-edited version of a review posted to the IntFict forums during the 2021 IFComp. My son Henry was born right before the..." - See full review
Wade Clarke reviews Dawn of the Mummy: "The adventure game of the first mummy gore film." January 12, 2022
"Dawn of the Mummy is a treasure hunt adventure written in BASIC for the Commodore 64, and broadly based on the 1981 horror film of the..." - See full review
A new listing for Dawn of the Mummy, by Patrick Wullaert January 12, 2022
"Find the treasures in the farao's tomb without being killed and take them to your home where you are safe..."
Mike Russo reviews The Corsham Witch Trial: "A grounds-eye view of a bureaucracy failing a child" January 12, 2022
"(This is a lightly-edited version of a review posted to the IntFict forums during the 2021 IFComp. My son Henry was born right before the..." - See full review
Andrew Schultz reviews The Last Doctor: "A too-brief moral dilemma" January 12, 2022
"This quick effort provides a few moral dilemmas a doctor faces but doesn't explore them as much as I had hoped, given the strong good..." - See full review
Canalboy reviews Castlequest: "A Real Trip Back To The Heady Days Of Mainframe Sessions In Messy Computer Rooms" January 11, 2022
"I have always been a sucker for old text based puzzlefests and a double sucker for old Mainframe puzzlefests (viz. my efforts at getting..." - See full review
Greg Frost reviews The Saint's Tomb: "Bring Your Character Sheet" January 11, 2022
"This is a fun little solo D&D module implemented in Twine. I played through it in about 40 minutes, and it was nice to get some of that..." - See full review
Andrew Schultz reviews Codex Sadistica: A Heavy-Metal Minigame: "Several grades above scrap metal, for sure" January 11, 2022
"So I was worried this game would be much darker than it actually turned out to be. Well, perhaps heavy-metal-hating adults from my youth..." - See full review


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