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10 Second Defence, by Christina Nordlander
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

Your former business associate is sending a hitman to your flat. With the help of your enhanced reflexes, and the knowledge gained from previous failures, you need to set up a trap before the killer reaches...

36 Questions, by Dietrich Squinkifer (Squinky)
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

A game about falling in love through the power of psychology as the world is about to end.

The Abyss, by dacharya64
Average member rating: (17 ratings)

"The Abyss"--a surreal romp through the hills and valleys of the mind. Ever since you were young you've felt that you've been controlled, manipulated, forced into actions by some outside force, some being...

Accidental Character Generator, by caeth
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

19 types of creatures you can be! ~50000 different name combinations! 64 hobbies to have! 16+ personality types + 12 zodiac signs! 40+ pointless anecdotes! possibilities that I'm not willing to count! one...

Ajiaco, by Matthias Conrady, Carolina Arciniegas
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

An exploration of a typical Colombian dish in photography. This is available in English, German, and Spanish.

The Ambassador's Daughter, by Stormchild
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

You really want to ask her for a dance, but alas she is from the opposing delegation. If only you could get her alone and pluck up the courage to speak to her. Very short game with compact map.

Amity x Li, by KimikoMuffin
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

An entry in Ruin Jam 2014 about two girls in love, chatting about life. Amity Watkins and her girlfriend Li Anderson are seniors in high school in the smallish, obscure town of Foxville, Massachusetts. It's...

The Art of Fugue, by Victor Gijsbers, Jimmy Maher, Dorte Lassen, and Johan
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

A pure story-less puzzle game featuring logical puzzles based on the idea of the fugue: your commands are performed by four different actors, but with increasing delays. The version with music features...

August, by Matt Fendahleen
Average member rating: (23 ratings)

The Battle of Walcot Keep, by Steve Breslin, Eric Eve, and Lindsey Hair
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

Blighted Isle, by Eric Eve
Average member rating: (42 ratings)

Blockade duty in the Bay of Biscay, vile weather, and an unplanned jaunt over the side of the ship into the tossing waves. But instead of drowning, you end up on an island that has no right to be there - and...

Blue Lacuna, by Aaron A. Reed
Average member rating: (99 ratings)

You have always been different. One in a trillion have your gift, your curse: to move between worlds, never settling, always alone. To Wayfare. Yet there are others like you, and something stronger than...

The Book of Living Magic, by Jonas Kyratzes
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

The Book of Living Magic is an adventure game set in the Lands of Dream. It is the story of a girl with the terrible name of Raven Locks Smith, who travels to the faraway Mountains of Oddness to find the...

Boxes, by Anastasia Salter
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

An interactive academia metafiction.

Castle of the Red Prince, by C.E.J. Pacian
Average member rating: (47 ratings)

Welcome to Amaranth, foreigner. The Red Prince haunts your dreams, you say? If you want to overthrow our tyrant, you’ll need to consider this whole blighted land at once. (Castle of the Red Prince is a small...

Castle, Forest, Island, Sea, by Hide&Seek
Average member rating: (15 ratings)

'Castle, Forest, Island, Sea' is a choose-your-own-adventure story that explores key questions in philosophy. Where will your chosen path lead you? From bickering birds to scary monsters, choose your quest...

Circa Regna Tonat, by JS Choinski
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

A short journey through historical Tudor times.

City of Dead Leaves, by Felix Pleşoianu
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

There's nothing left in your life. There's nothing left in anyone's life. Will he even remember you after all this time? Will he want you back? ...

climbing 208 feet up the ruin wall, by Porpentine
Average member rating: (32 ratings)

-OVER 207 FEET -MORE THAN 1,000,000 PROCEDURALLY GENERATED VINES -REALISTIC WEATHER SYSTEM -LOOKS LIKE WE GOT A “CLIMB”-INAL INVESTIGATION

A Cold Grave, by Mike Michalik
Average member rating: (19 ratings)

In a cold, snowy country a man finds a victim of a Drowner attack. The man is a psychic detective. An old friend. But why are you there?

The Colder Light, by Jon Ingold
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

The last light has gone. The stars are coming out in the black sea above. Many are hidden by ice-fingered winds. My father is still not returned and the fire is almost gone. But this is how life is: always...

Coming Out Simulator 2014, by Nicky Case
Average member rating: (33 ratings)

A half-true game about half-truths. You play as a semi-fictional version of me, on a night that changed my life forever. Choose your (my?) words wisely. Every character will remember everything you say - or...

Craverly Heights, by Ryan Veeder
Average member rating: (17 ratings)

Take on the role of Doctor Langridge, whose patient, Janine, is very sick.

Credit is Due, by travislucas
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

A Choose Your Own Adventure story designed to use hypertext and challenge audience expectations of agency in storytelling.
The Crooked Estate, by Duncan Bowsman
Average member rating: (2 ratings)
A somewhat non-traditional piece intended as a metaphorical, locality-based fictionalization based on the values of philosophical pessimism. Inspired by the writings of Thomas Ligotti. Intended to be played...
Crystal and Stone, Beetle and Bone, by Jenny Brennan
Average member rating: (7 ratings)
You are God! The last God and Lornedei is your only true believer. You need her to stand against the coming dark. Can you guide her? Will she follow?

Curses, by Graham Nelson
Average member rating: (123 ratings)

"As "Curses" opens, you're hunting about in the attic of your family home, looking for a tatty old map of Paris (you're going on holiday tomorrow) and generally trying to avoid all the packing. Aunt Jemima...

Dark Angel, by Jerry Ford
Average member rating: (1 rating)

The 2016 release---version 2.0---fixes numerous bugs and useability issues and enhances dialog and player interaction with non-player characters. **** Dark Angel is a noir-ish, pulp fiction detective story...

Dark Carnival, by Marshal Tenner Winter
Average member rating: (13 ratings)

There have been unexplained murders and disappearances at a seemingly innocent amusement area just north of Providence, Rhode Island. Due to your strange investigations in the past, you are the one called in...

Daytime Never Had a Chance, by Snoother
Average member rating: (10 ratings)

When the weather transforms the woods

Dual Transform, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (100 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.

The Ebb and Flow of the Tide, by Peter Nepstad
Average member rating: (15 ratings)

You have done a horrible thing, so horrible that burial will be denied you, either in soil or sea, neither can there be any hell for you. You wait for some hours, knowing this. Then your friends come for...

Endless, Nameless, by Adam Cadre
Average member rating: (47 ratings)

The first time I ever saw someone play a text adventure was in fifth grade. One of the sixth-graders didn't go to outdoor ed, and therefore spent the week in my fifth-grade classroom, playing Scott Adams's...

Escape From Summerland, by Joey Jones and Melvin Rangasamy
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Average member rating: (16 ratings)

Original Blurb: "In the near future a drone war rages in the skies, but below in Summerland there is only one thought: who's going to feed Jacquotte?" - Take Control of Three Characters each with their own...

Fate, by Victor Gijsbers
Average member rating: (47 ratings)

First Times, by Hero Robb
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

This is my first foray into IF, so be gentle. I used a simplified language for inputs on this game. You pretty much only need to type look, take, use "whatever" (on "whatever"), go (north/east/south/west),...

The Girl in the Haunted House, by Amanda Lange
Average member rating: (13 ratings)

A scary story. What kind? Better find out for yourself. An entry in the 2014 Fear of Twine exhibition.

Gourmet, by Aaron A. Reed and Chad Barb
Average member rating: (50 ratings)

Missing employees, wily crustaceans, malfunctioning kitchen equipment and a terminal food shortage, all on the night the most important culinary critic in the world has chosen to review your debut...

Hana Feels, by Gavin Inglis
Average member rating: (53 ratings)

Something is bothering Hana. Can you work out what it is? Take the part of four important people in her life and guide their conversations. After each scene, peek at Hana's journal and find out how she felt...

Heroes, by Sean Barrett
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Average member rating: (27 ratings)

"A most traditional CRPG experience." [--blurb from Competition Aught-One]

Homecoming, by Carolyn VanEseltine
Average member rating: (10 ratings)

"Homecoming" is a short, twisted comedy about a newly awakened AI.

I'm Really Sorry About That Thing I Said When I Was Tired and/or Hungry, by Dietrich Squinkifer (Squinky)
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

"I'm Really Sorry About That Thing I Said When I Was Tired and/or Hungry" is a mostly-autobiographical story of how it was like growing up among several different cultures and not really fitting into any of...
In the End, by Joe Mason
Average member rating: (16 ratings)
Your best friend has just died, and life drags on miserably. Would death be better than this? [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]
ISIS, by Liz England
Average member rating: (10 ratings)
You are ISIS, a space station. You have a crew of one. How long can you two keep each other company before someone snaps? This is a short (10 minute) Choose-Your-Own-Adventure game. It is not explicit, but...

The Island of Doctor Wooby, by Ryan Veeder
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

Explore an island populated by tiny felt dinosaurs.

The Isolato Incident, by Alan DeNiro
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

"We need to save the kingdom! But...where is the kingdom? What are its bounds? Can history be distilled? Why do ghosts feign friendliness? We will make a quest of questions!" [--blurb from Competition...

It Is Your Responsibility, by Tom McLean
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

You're in a sleep so deep it's like you don't exist. It's the sleep of infants before they're conceived, dreamless and undisturbable. "Rest" would imply some energy that you've spent previously, but you...

Jigsaw, by Graham Nelson
Average member rating: (78 ratings)

New Year's Eve, 1999, a quarter to midnight and where else to be but Century Park! Fireworks cascade across the sky, your stomach rumbles uneasily, music and lasers howl across the parkland... Not exactly...

The Journey of the King, by Peter Nepstad
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

"The King goeth upon a journey with many horses, yet riding upon none, when the pomp of travelling shall be heard in the streets and the sound of the lute and the drum and the name of the King. And I would...

Labor in the Gilded Age, by jacobs.tennyson

A simulation for students (age 12+) who will play the role of fictional but historically based players in labor struggles from America during the turn of the century. The scenario is roughly based on the...

Legion, by Jason Devlin
Average member rating: (21 ratings)

Life on Beal Street, by Ian Finley
Average member rating: (8 ratings)
"This is not a game, but rather an experiment in telling a story using a dynamic and interactive medium. Leave your expectations at the curb side and take a walk down Beal Street." [--blurb from Competition...
The Lost Spellmaker, by Neil James Brown
Average member rating: (13 ratings)
Spells are in short supply, and spellmakers are disappearing one by one. So your boss T sends you on a mission to find the famous Drew Tungshinach so that he may entertain the community further with his...
A ludic proof of the difficulties inherent in finding a proper skull, by JackDegree
Average member rating: (6 ratings)
As an archaeologist, try to make the discovery of a lifetime. Written for Ludum Dare 30, "Connected Worlds"
Mahadev, by Bob Reeves
Average member rating: (3 ratings)
A deity discovers and meets his destiny ... or not.

Masks, by lioninthetrees
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

Myriad, by Porpentine
Average member rating: (24 ratings)

branching outcomes of a fetid day. 115 nodes. suited for treaders, meat-eaters, plant-eaters, students, arthropods, starvers, and victims. inspired by HyperCard shareware adventures packed on cd-roms with...

Nautilisia, by Ryan Veeder
Average member rating: (40 ratings)

Your friend claims to be in a coma.

Noirbilis, by Geostatonary
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

A twine Nobilis/noir pastiche mashup for all audiences starring Spades Archer, ace dick and Noble-for-hire. Nobilis and associated characters are the property of jennamoran

Open Sorcery, by Abigail Corfman
Average member rating: (55 ratings)

You are online. You are fire and order. You are here to protect. ---- "Open Sorcery" is a game about technology, magic and becoming a person. It follows the development of an Elemental Firewall--a creature...

The ORPHEUS Ruse, by Paul Gresty
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

Infiltrate the enemy as a psychic spy, leaping from body to body by touch! But when your own body is stolen, you’ll race against time to find it before your mind disintegrates. “The ORPHEUS Ruse” is a...

Paradox Factor, by Mike Walter

What would you change? Alter your past and future in this thought-provoking and edgy time travel game. Are you willing to live with the effects that your changes may cause? "Paradox Factor" is an interactive...

Pascal's Wager, by Doug Egan
Average member rating: (25 ratings)

"The original Pascal's Wager was essentially a cost/benefit analysis of religious faith. However, Blaise Pascal (a 17th century Catholic) disregarded the possible existence of non-Christian Gods. This game...

Photograph: A Portrait of Reflection, by Steve Evans
Average member rating: (25 ratings)

Photograph was an entry in the 2002 IFComp, in which it placed 3rd out of 38 entries. It was also nominated for two XYZZY awards, "Best Player Character" & "Best Use Of Medium". It's a story-driven, almost...

Pinched, by Anonymous
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Average member rating: (7 ratings)

"Pinched" is an interactive episode of Firefly -- the one where Simon screws up (of course) and Jayne has to fill in for him at a society wedding in order to carry off a daring heist. Light puzzles,...

The Primrose Path, by Nolan Bonvouloir
Average member rating: (35 ratings)

You've been having a series of nightmares about Leo, standing at the edge of a cliff. No matter what you do, a bell rings and Leo disappears over the edge . . .

rat chaos, by Winter Lake
Average member rating: (23 ratings)

Rockrider, by David Mear
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

It'll be the biggest find of your career... If you can ride it home safely. Won 1st place at the 1st Annual MetaFilter Interactive Fiction Contest.

Sand-dancer, by Aaron Reed and Alexei Othenin-Girard
Average member rating: (22 ratings)

It figures that your pickup would die on a night like this and leave you stranded in the dark New Mexico desert. But nothing else figures about this night, man. Nothing at all. An example game for Aaron...

Sarvegne, by Eric Forgeot and Maryam Gousheh-Forgeot (graphics)
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Scroll Thief, by Daniel M. Stelzer
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

Not a single spell! After two full years of study! Every Enchanter—every mortal with the power to change very nature of the universe with their words—has a spell book! Filled with words of power collected...

Sewer Diamond War of 3096 Reenactment, by Porpentine
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

a rat-demon sewer war reenactment with many "fun" character and choices

The Shadow in the Cathedral, by Ian Finley and Jon Ingold
Average member rating: (27 ratings)

When the monks took me, aged six months, into their care, they named me Wren. Maybe because I was small, insignificant, and happy to eat any crumbs they threw my way. But these days I'm Wren, 2nd Assistant...

The Snowman, by Caio Miranda
Average member rating: (1 rating)

So Far, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (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 familiar...

So, You've Never Played a Text Adventure Before, Huh?, by Ryan Veeder
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

Robin Monaghan and her friends explore a creepy house.

Space Adventure Laika, by Ms. Tea
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

Space Adventure Laika is a Twine game about a small dog who is going to die.

The Spare Set, by Rob Sherman / Shelter UK
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

This game was developed by Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity, to highlight the problems facing families in Britain today. For many, due to high costs and stagnating wages, an accident, job loss...

Storm Over London, by Juhana Leinonen
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

A stormy night. An old mansion. And the woman keeps calling me Elizabeth.

Superluminal Vagrant Twin, by C.E.J. Pacian
Average member rating: (96 ratings)

A text-only space sim. Ply the spaceways. Make five million credits. Buy back your twin. (Superluminal Vagrant Twin is a shallow but broad exploration game.)

The Surprising Case of Brian Timmons, by Marshal Tenner Winter
Average member rating: (23 ratings)

You listen to the old broad on the other end of the phone as she finishes her plight. "Brian has gone insane. I've had to have him committed.", she tells you. You haven't seen Brian Timmons in several years...

Swan Hill, by Laura Michet
Average member rating: (20 ratings)

Swan Hill is an interactive story about brothers who have grown apart. It has multiple endings.

A Tale of the Cave, by Snoother
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

No longer are William McGonagall's ruinous effects confined to poetry. A Tale of the Cave is the unlikely marriage between Scotland's notoriously bad poet and the classic cave-crawl genre. Made for the Ruin...

Tale of the Starweavers, by Angelique Vordan
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

Versions archive can be found here: http://www.philome.la/LyssaBarstow Tale of the Starweavers is heavily influenced by Dungeons and Dragons. I made it originally as a world for myself, but figured I put...
Through Time, by MC Book
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

Transparent, by Hanon Ondricek
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

An eerie exploration of an abandoned historic house. Acquire pictures with your trusty camera to get paid and search for evidence of the 2nd unit crew who is supposed to be there with you. Someone is...

Treasures of a Slaver's Kingdom, by S. John Ross
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Average member rating: (39 ratings)

In the cruel kingdoms north of the Viraxian Empire, a barbarian seeks treasure - and vengeance! Having escaped the clutches of the Slaver King, he has vowed to pillage the wealth of the kingdom ... then...

the uncle who works for nintendo, by michael lutz
Average member rating: (84 ratings)

It will take some time to get through one game, maybe 15 to 20 minutes your first go? It has five possible endings. The original commissioned artwork (some glimpsed in the cover art) was made by the talented...

The Unicorn Pool, by Tiddy Ogg
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

The story is an amalgam of a Theodore Sturgeon short story, "The Silken Swift", with the characters in Thomas Hardy's "The Woodlanders" - well, someone had to give poor Marty a happy ending if only in a...
Uninvited, by Craig Erickson, Jay Zipnick, Billy Wolfe, David Griffith
Average member rating: (6 ratings)
You crashed into a tree next to a creepy old mansion. Before you know it, your kid brother wandered off, probably into the mansion. Find your brother and call a tow truck or taxi before the evil spirits of...

We Are the Firewall, by Anya Johanna DeNiro
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

A game-novella set in near future Minneapolis.

A Week in the Life, by Neil James Brown
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

A game that simulates a week in life, based on the author's personal experiences. [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Weird City Interloper, by C.E.J. Pacian
Average member rating: (47 ratings)

An interactive tale of strange conspiracy. Pull up your hood, lower your gaze and enter the city of Zendon. If you can gather enough information, you may just be able to change the course of history. (Weird...

Whitefield Academy of Witchcraft, by Steph Cherrywell
Average member rating: (15 ratings)

The year is 1957, and the place is lush, storm-tossed Stinglash Island, just off the north coast of Washington's Olympic Peninsula. You are Page LeBlanc, witch in training, and you've returned for another...

Wildflowers, by Carolyn VanEseltine
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

"Wildflowers" was written as a "diary game", as defined by Caelyn Sandel - a game that was written specifically for the benefit of the author, rather than being written for an audience. It is properly...

Worldsmith, by Ade McT
Average member rating: (29 ratings)

The Septem Tower has held steady in the Manifold, the space between time and the Real, for billenia. Populating the Tower are the Anemoi, a race of beings so far advanced that they hold the power of life and...

Wrenlaw, by Ryan Veeder
Average member rating: (22 ratings)

It would be nice to know what you're looking for.


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