Polls with votes for Photopia

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Parser games with WOW moments. - 28 votes for 21 games; created May 17, 2023
A poll by Marco Innocenti
Vote for parser games (in all of history) that had incredible Wow moments, twists, or whatever made you think for ages or left you...

Plot over Puzzle Parser - 37 votes for 21 games; created September 8, 2019
A poll by thecanvasrose
Looking for what it says on the tin.

Games good for reading aloud to someone else - 11 votes for 9 games; created December 24, 2018
A poll by tunesmith
I'm looking for IF that works well for reading aloud to someone else, and then typing in what they would like to do. We like Inform games...

games with female protagonists - 46 votes for 31 games; created July 11, 2018
A poll by X.W

IF about human beings - 59 votes for 37 games; created September 13, 2017
A poll by namekuseijin
I'm looking for IF about human beings and human struggles in a more or less common setting. No zombies, vampires, orcs, demons, robots,...

Canonicity and IF - 223 votes for 52 games; created July 27, 2017
A poll by juliaofbath
I'm interested in determining whether or not a clear canon has emerged within the world of IF/hypertext. Of course, there is a clear...

Mise-en-abīme - 26 votes for 17 games; created June 17, 2016
A poll by Sobol
Mise-en-abīme is a technique of having a play within a play, a painting within a painting, etc. Let's list those interactive stories...

Mother-Daugher Relations - 51 votes for 32 games; created March 13, 2015
A poll by matt w (Matt Weiner)
What are some IF works that involve a relationship between a mother and a daughter? Not necessarily as the center of the work, but as...

Games You Return To - 34 votes for 20 games; created July 27, 2014
A poll by Ghalev
What games do you find yourself revisiting from time to time, games that have proven to be a kind of comfort-food of text adventuring,...

Plot-driven Narrative - 30 votes for 20 games; created May 25, 2014
A poll by Jerako
I'm looking for a list of games to try where the narrative is the focus of the game. Where the author is really trying to tell a story...

Games that show everyday life - 51 votes for 26 games; created February 24, 2014
A poll by Sam Jackson
I'm looking for preferably short games that focus on part of someone's life in our world and preferably our time. I would like games with...

Must-Play IFs for learning to write IFs - 13 votes for 7 games; created March 24, 2013
A poll by Tondo
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,...

IF that purposely conceals crucial player character information - 60 votes for 21 games; created October 28, 2012
A poll by Puddin Tame
IF that doesn't explicitly clue players in on knowledge they would/should have if they actually were the player character (The...

IF for wannabe Authors - 12 votes for 10 games; created September 26, 2012
A poll by SinfoolGamer
For all the wannabe IF Authors out there, what games would you recommend they play/research? Hopefully looking for multiple types (best &...

Neil Armstrong Commemorative Space Poll - 34 votes for 17 games; created August 25, 2012
A poll by Joey Jones
I'm hankering to play a good space-themed game. That is to say, a game not necessarily set in space, but a game that is in some way about...

I am new to interactive fiction, could anyone recommend a game for me? - 38 votes for 21 games; created August 19, 2012
A poll by Urtikor
Hello, I just recently came across interactive fiction and I want to try it out and see if it's my kind of thing. I tried Dreamhold for...

Sublime Moments - 111 votes for 57 games; created May 19, 2011
A poll by Sam Kabo Ashwell
I've been thinking about games that provide really brilliant moments. This is not about the overall quality of the game: there are plenty...

Games That Changed Your Mind - 16 votes for 15 games; created December 1, 2010
A poll by Ghalev
Before you played X, you never thought you'd like horror games. Before you played Y, you never thought you could take a game with a...

Emotional IF - 65 votes for 27 games; created April 8, 2010
A poll by Sorrel
I'm looking for IF that inspires one or more strong emotions in the player – an IF that pulls on your heartstrings a little.

Games for iPhone or other mobile devices - 12 votes for 12 games; created March 26, 2010
A poll by DenniaDale
This is simple and I'm sure the list will grow as new games are developed, but what IF games are available for the iPhone, or like...

Games with an abrupt and unexpected ending twist - 76 votes for 27 games; created December 13, 2009
A poll by dutchmule
I'm looking for games which, as in a lot of short stories, feature a sudden and unexpected revelation/twist at the very end of the game,...

No map necessary - 68 votes for 40 games; created December 1, 2009
A poll by Divide
Pieces which can be fully enjoyed without drawing map, ideally without taking any notes whatsoever. Ones which you could play on a bus,...

Games with Impossible-to-film moments - 23 votes for 15 games; created November 5, 2009
A poll by aaronius
I'm looking for games that demonstrate the power of text-based games. Games with sentences that would make developers of 3D games weep,...

Fate vs Free Will Games - 22 votes for 17 games; created October 2, 2009
A poll by loocas
I imagine that the interactive nature of IF would allow themes of fate and free will to be used powerfully. Perhaps the PC is given a...

Games that include a maze you would describe as 'hey, actually fun' - 44 votes for 22 games; created July 16, 2009
A poll by Jeremy Freese
Everybody always dissing mazes in IF. What are the games that prove them wrong?

Best Short Games (5-60 minutes) - 223 votes for 67 games; created July 12, 2009
A poll by Sasha Davidovna
I'm pretty new to IF and am having a lot of fun, but in between a toddler and a job and other real life stuff, I'm having trouble finding...

Games with extraordinary "wow" moments - 56 votes for 22 games; created July 7, 2009
A poll by J'onn Roger
If there is a moment in a game that stands out to you with vivid clarity, a moment of extraordinary beauty with writing that makes you...

Must-play games - 314 votes for 59 games; created March 26, 2009
A poll by Jeff Sonas
I am looking for the games that, in your opinion, you simply must have played in order to really call yourself an IF aficionado. Or if...

Vivid games - 141 votes for 48 games; created March 8, 2009
A poll by Jeff Sonas
I'm looking for games that evoked strong feelings or strong mental images that stayed with you long after you finished the games.

Games where you can't screw up - 75 votes for 39 games; created March 2, 2009
A poll by Pinstripe
Sometimes, when I'm playing a game, I spend more time juggling my save files than I do reading the text. I don't want to have to restart...

Influential Games - 496 votes for 64 games; created February 1, 2009
A poll by Rose
As a historical exercise, I've begun compiling a list of IF games that have either done something ground breaking with the medium or...

Games with graphics and/or sound - 168 votes for 88 games; created December 15, 2008
A poll by eyesack
I couldn't find an easy way to search for this, so I figured I'd ask the hivemind: What games use graphics and/or sound to enhance the...

Artistic Games - 128 votes for 33 games; created November 15, 2008
A poll by WriterBob
I'm interested in games that take the fiction of IF to new levels. These are not straightforward, plot driven games. Think instead of...

Games for Beginners - 281 votes for 72 games; created November 11, 2008
A poll by WriterBob
I'm looking for games that are suited for adults who are new to IF. My purpose is to share these games with friends and let them get...


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