Harry Coburn's Played Games

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'Mid the Sagebrush and the Cactus, by Victor Gijsbers
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They shot you in the leg, the sheriff or one of his men, but you still managed to get away. You always manage to get away. And while they're off pursuing you to, who knows, perhaps Colorado, you have quietly...

+=3, by Carl de Marcken and David Baggett
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This one-puzzle game was Dave Baggett's response to a discussion (flame war?) in rec.arts.int-fiction and specifically to Russ Bryan's claim that there could be no puzzles which are logical yet unsolvable....

1 AM, by Soundboy
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Made for Ludum Dare 27. 1 AM is a short piece about how choices shape romantic relationships. I was inspired early on by the idea that the 10 seconds referred to by the theme weren't necessarily consecutive...

69,105 Keys, by David Welbourn
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There's just one room. How hard can it be? Just unlock the door. Oh. There's 69,105 keys.

9:05, by Adam Cadre
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The phone rings. Oh, no — how long have you been asleep? Sure, it was a tough night, but... This is bad. This is very bad. The phone rings.

The Absolute Worst IF Game in History, by Dean Menezes
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The Act of Misdirection, by Callico Harrison
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The curtain lifts to a torrent of applause, as the city's gents and ladies lose their decorum for a just few moments in anticipation of something magical. The spotlights drown the glitter of sequins and...

Aisle, by Sam Barlow
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"Late Thursday night. You've had a hard day and the last thing you need is this: shopping. Luckily, the place is pretty empty and you're progressing rapidly. On to the next aisle... Aisle started out as a...

All Quiet on the Library Front, by Michael S. Phillips
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As a student with an IF assignment looming, you need to get a biography out of the library - however, it is a very rare book, and surely you won't be allowed to take it with you... [--blurb from The Z-Files...

Anchorhead, by Michael Gentry
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You take a deep breath of salty air as the first raindrops begin to spatter the pavement, and the swollen, slate-colored clouds that blanket the sky mutter ominous portents amongst themselves over the little...

And a Hippo New Year, by Adri ("Erin Gigglecreek")
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'Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house, the only creature stirring was a hippo the size of a mouse. This game was created for Yuletide 2012, an annual fanfiction exchange. It is based in...

And So It Goes, by Adam Conover
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In this short game, you play as Failure, the literal embodiment of failure. It's your job to make people experience failure, and soon, your boss will call you, ordering you to your new assignment.

And Yet it Moves, by Orion Zymaris
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Eppur si muove

Andromeda Apocalypse — Extended Edition, by Marco Innocenti
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Floating in space on a strange vessel, sole survivor of a world... and maybe of the entire human race, Ektor Mastiff must find a way through the cosmos, on a voyage that can change the history of mankind...

Andromeda Awakening - The Final Cut, by Marco Innocenti
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The most important discovery in history. And then, the whole world goes crumbling down. Armed with but a computer and an expired railway ticket, how can one expect to save the day when the doomsday clock has...

Aotearoa, by Matt Wigdahl
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The Fish of Māui. The Land of the Long Cloud. Aotearoa. An entire continent of untamed wilds, and the last place on Earth where dinosaurs still roam. If only you'd come ashore under better circumstances...

The Apocalypse Clock, by GlorbWare
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The Ascent of the Gothic Tower, by Ryan Veeder
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A story of mild and non-debilitating obsession.

Awakening, by Pete Gardner
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Awakening on the ground next to an open grave, you have no recollection of how you came to be there. Do you investigate the nearby church and graveyard, or leave well enough alone?

The Axolotl Project, by Samantha Vick
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As a lowly intern on Sadler Pharmaceutical’s high-security lunar research base, you set out to find an escaped test subject before your boss does. Along the way, you’ll unravel the mystery of your coworker’s...

Briar, by Hanon Ondricek
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You are young, dumb, and full of hope for the future; on a secret quest that may change your life forever! Or it may end in death and utter humliation. Good thing you're not really all that bright. This is...

Captain Connie's Ejactor Seat, by Andrew Watt
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Here you are, strapped to the captain's chair, about to play a very dangerous game. If you win, you get to fuck Connie. If you lose, she blows you out the airlock. The entire crew has played this game....

Cards Against Buzzfeed, by Soda51
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What happens when you multiply two lowest-common-denominators?

Castle of the Red Prince, by C.E.J. Pacian
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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...

Cheer Up, by Sam Thursfield
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creak, creak, by chandler groover
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"You have to look." 111 words. Made for Porpentine's Twiny Jam.

Daybreak RL, by Frank Duff/DF McCourt
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You are the bodyguard to Prince Illum. Prince Illum is blind and carries the Daybreak Shard. He needs to get it to the top of the tower. You are currently at the bottom of the tower. And you had best hurry,...

Dinner Bell, by Jenni Polodna
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You are the involuntary and very hungry test subject of a semi-anthropomorphized dog in a labcoat who wants you to find all sixteen food items mentioned in They Might Be Giants' song Dinner Bell, which have...

Duel, by piato
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But you were the one challenged. Custom dictates that you make the first move.

Eat Me, by Chandler Groover
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In this castle, you'll eat or be eaten. May contain dairy, carnage, puzzles, nuts.

Ecdysis, by Peter Nepstad
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You wake, a pounding headache loud in your inner ear, the back of your head itching and tingling, your mouth full of cotton. The pain drives away your dreams, weird visions of alien landscapes... Ecdysis is...

Emma the Trust Fund Baby, by garcia1000
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Emma the Trust Fund Baby is born with a silver spoon in her mouth figuratively. Short, quite linear IF dealing with the life of Emma the Trust Fund Baby.
Food Magic, by Paul Hughes, Caolan Madden, Rory Madden, Laura Hughes, and (with a little help from) Carl Muckenhoupt
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In this small silly game, you play as someone who's far more interested in cooking up varieties of Old Granny's soda bread than paying the landlord his rent money. America!

For a Change, by Dan Schmidt
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"The sun has gone. It must be brought. You have a rock." [--blurb from Competition '99]

howling dogs, by Porpentine
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death cube sim | galactic survey | visionatrix | facet machine | power gardens | women | fascination two significant endings

The Jewel of Knowledge, by Francesco Bova
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"A somewhat traditional cave crawl." Possession of the long-lost Jewel of Knowledge is said to bring fame, wealth, power, and of course knowledge, but you'll have to beat the extraordinarily high mortality...
Kissing the Buddha's Feet, by Leon Lin
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LASH -- Local Asynchronous Satellite Hookup, by Paul O'Brian
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Laterna Magica, by Jens Byriel
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As you seat yourself and turn toward your inner light, you ask that one burning question. "What is laterna magica?"

Lime Ergot, by Caleb Wilson (as Rust Blight)
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Now everyone is gone. (Well, almost everyone.) Entry in ECTOCOMP 2014.

Lock & Key, by Adam Cadre
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Lydia's Heart, by Jim Aikin
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"Lydia's Heart" is a large, complex game with a serious tone and seven or eight NPCs you can converse with. The genre is low-key horror: There's almost no actual blood, but there are several ways to die in a...

Make It Good, by Jon Ingold
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The call comes through. Of all the dicks; you get the call, sitting in the front seat of your car, hands shaking on the steering wheel. An urgent call; but all you were thinking of was the bottle in the...

Moist, by Scarlet Herring
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my father's long, long legs, by michael lutz
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A weird tale. Some parts make use of sound, so this game is best played with headphones. One ending.

Pathway to Destruction, by Richard Otter
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You have worked at the Institute of Transportation for nearly five years. As one of the engineering team in the Research and Development section, it is considered a highly respected position and is...

Photopia, by Adam Cadre
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"Will you read me a story?" "Read you a story? What fun would that be? I've got a better idea: let's tell a story together."

Raising the Flag on Mount Yo Momma, by Juhana Leinonen
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Gus is a smug numbskull who doesn't deserve to have the insult battle championship. You are here to take the title from him with the best yo momma insults there are. You just have to find them first. Raising...

Resonance, by Matt Scarpino
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Runes, by Deane Saunders

In this incomplete work, you play as an herbalist who wants to take samples of everything from the forest. Bark, berries, flowers, leaves, that sort of thing. Collect as much as you can, then quit.

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

Slouching Towards Bedlam, by Star Foster and Daniel Ravipinto
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In the beginning was the Word, and it was hungry. ...

SquirrelSimulator3000, by KittyEden
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At the end of Season 2 of Tanis, Nic went on a harrowing journey through the woods to find the answers to his many questions. I thought that would make a pretty cool game. I have not had any sleep in several...
Strange Geometries, by Phillip Chambers
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Survive, by Baltasar
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Captured by the enemy, escaping will be the least of your problems...

Suveh Nux, by David Fisher
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An entry in the 2007 One Room Game Competition. You play a magician's servant who gets trapped in your master's vault; you'll need to learn some of his tricks if you want to get out.

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

The Temple of Shorgil, by Arthur DiBianca
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One day, travel guides will talk about this "masterpiece of the Pirothian architect Kitral" -- but only if you, the first person to visit it in over 1,000 years, can find out what's inside. (Puzzle-oriented...

Theatre, by Brendon Wyber
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Your job as a real estate agent brings you into contact with many old buildings, but none are quite like the old theatre that has stood deserted for almost thirty years. After visiting it with some...

To Hell in a Hamper, by J. J. Guest
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Professor Pettibone, eminent Victorian balloonist, has a problem. He can't get it up. His balloon that is. If he can't reach an altitude of 20,000 feet, and soon, both he and his mysterious travelling...

Uh-Oh, by Scott Covert
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The Wand, by Arthur DiBianca
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Explore the wizard Bartholloco's castle with the help of a versatile magic wand. Can you overcome his challenge? Can you levitate a rock? Can you slice a baltavakia? (Puzzle-oriented and family friendly.)

Worlds Apart, by Suzanne Britton
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For over 20 years, I dreamed about an alternate universe I called the Higher World. For three of those years, I poured almost all of my creative energy into a novel-length story set in that universe. Worlds...

Yesterday's Reality, by Walter Johan
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Life in the nearby future isn't very bright, and as a result your visits to virtual worlds become an addiction. You're about to decide whether to leave the old world behind for good.


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