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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.

Aisle, by Sam Barlow
Average member rating: (303 ratings)

"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 Hope Abandon, by Eric Eve
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Your day got off to a good enough start when you met that blonde in the breakfast queue, but it's all downhill from there: you may be wishing you could escape a particularly dire lecture, but not by the one...

All Things Devours, by half sick of shadows
Average member rating: (90 ratings)

From the game's about command: "All Things Devours is a short piece of interactive fiction, leaning strongly towards the text-adventure end of the spectrum. It explores an all-too-familiar science fiction...

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...

Andromeda Dreaming, by Joey Jones
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

Aliss can control her dreams, but will this help her when she's stuck in a galaxy on the brink of destruction? Winner of the Andromeda Legacy competition 2012, Andromeda Dreaming is in the same setting as...

The Argument, by Harvey Smith
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

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

The Awakening: Prologue to the Saturn Chronicles, by PKProStudio

"One man begins the longest journey of his life in this prologue to the upcoming Saturn Chronicles" ...

The Bible Retold: Following a Star, by Justin Morgan
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You are Balthasar, a magus from Babylon. You and your companions, Gaspar and Melchior, are about to embark on a journey to Judea, a client kingdom of the Roman Empire, to venerate a newborn king. You'll need...

The Bible Retold: The Lost Sheep, by Ben Pennington
Average member rating: (19 ratings)

There is dissent in the ranks! One of your sheep makes a run for the next field, jumping gracefully over the hedgerows. You stand up quickly and collect your crook. You need that sheep!
Big Red Button, by Mister Nose
Average member rating: (9 ratings)
You walk into a temple one day. You see the holy Big Red Button. It is, of course, the holy button which none shall click. You try to resist the urge to click it. But the only command that does anything...

Blighted Isle, by Eric Eve
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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...

The Blind House, by Amanda Allen
Average member rating: (38 ratings)

I scarcely know the woman at my side. I don't even know why she was the one I turned to. I can only hope that we haven't been followed, that she won't ask too many questions. The only choice left to me now...

Blue Chairs, by Chris Klimas
Average member rating: (93 ratings)

Blue Lacuna, by Aaron A. Reed
Average member rating: (102 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...

Bolivia By Night, by Aidan Doyle
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A mystery adventure game set in Bolivia.

Boxes, by Anastasia Salter
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An interactive academia metafiction.

The Cabin, by D.B.T
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A cabin rests in the woods and you are seeking peace and quiet. But alas the human mind isn't always so accommodating. You are recovering from a nervous breakdown which has left you on edge. The world around...
Coffee Simulator V1.4 - The Simulator No One Asked For, by D.B.T
Average member rating: (2 ratings)
After a late night of playing video games and watching reruns of Night Court. You decided that showing up to work would be better than calling in sick. Besides, all you need is a cup of hot, black coffee....
Color of Milk Coffee, by Anonymous
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

Crossroads, by Cat Manning
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They say it's death to seek the witch. For you, it's worth the risk. Venture in to the forest in search of relief, but remember that magic is rarely straightforward. A short psychological game about...

A Day In The Life Of A Superhero, by David Whyld
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

The fiendish Tax Collector and his gang of cronies are threatening the city and only YOU - the fabled Masked Defender - can stop him!

De Baron, by Victor Gijsbers
Average member rating: (155 ratings)

An evil nobleman, a kidnapped daughter and a father who wants to rescue her at any cost--that is not the way life works. Something much darker, something much more human, lies underneath.

Death off the Cuff, by Simon Christiansen
Average member rating: (52 ratings)

They all stare at you expectantly, like children waiting to be told a bedtime story. Who can blame them? You are, after all, Antoine Saint Germain, the great French detective. No criminal has ever been a...

Deathbox: 2013, by Tylor
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Deathbox 2013 is a post-life destination determination simulation based on a literal interpretation of the Bible.

Delicious Breakfast, by Molly G.
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

This is a re-implementation of the first work I finished in Inform 7. I made it for Glorious Trainwrecks' Pirate Kart 2, then re-released an improved version (along with a bunch of other games) for the IGF...

Digital Witnesses, by rosencrantz
Average member rating: (15 ratings)

You are on the run, but why? A short fiction created in twenty-three Twine passages, prompted by a challenge on Twinery.org.

The Dreamhold, by Andrew Plotkin
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The Dreamhold is interactive fiction — a classic text adventure. No graphics! No point-and-click! You type your commands, and read what happens next. The Dreamhold is designed for people who have never...

Dual Transform, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (103 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.

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

East Grove Hills, by XYZ
Average member rating: (21 ratings)

The Egg and the Newbie, by Robert DeFord
Average member rating: (5 ratings)
The Epic Origins of CamelGirl!, by Brandi Wilcox
The origin story of the not-so-world-famous superheroine CamelGirl!
Escape from Ice Station Hippo, by Jason McWright
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Life at the station, a collection of domes resembling the large herbivore graced with its name, has been a miserable farce. Now it's time to leave.

Fallacy of Dawn, by Robb Sherwin
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In a world that never quite got over the '80s, Delarion Yar dispenses quarters for the local arcade... badly. A software pirate from better days, he's crossed the wrong people one too many times. Locked into...

Flat Feet, by Joel Ray Holveck
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Floatpoint, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (96 ratings)

It is night on this side of the planet. Settled areas are lit: a jagged crescent in the tropics, lining the inland sea. The bright splatter along the top of the curve is Tanhua, as bright from space as New...

A Flustered Duck, by Jim Aikin
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You play as Elliott, a pig-boy. It starts when Granny Grabby orders you to get Mabel the duck down from the roof. You try, but a series of unfortunate events ensue ending with Mabel swallowing the diamond...

For a Change, by Dan Schmidt
Average member rating: (108 ratings)

"The sun has gone. It must be brought. You have a rock." [--blurb from Competition '99]

For Love of Digby, by David Whyld

A calamity has arisen: your remote is broken and you’re just six hours away from the 18th repeat of "Digby, The World’s Biggest Dog"! Somehow, you’ve got to get your remote working again in time for this...
Freedom, by Anonymous
Average member rating: (13 ratings)
An ordinary day in the life of an ordinary person. [blurb from IF Comp 2008]

Galatea, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (317 ratings)

Emily Short's description: A conversation with a work of art. "47. Galatea. White Thasos marble. Non-commissioned work by the late Pygmalion of Cyprus. (The artist has since committed suicide.) Originally...

Going:Home, by SaintOfPenguins
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

A hypertext/short film experience. We're all just looking for our home... that slice of 'reality' where we belong. Decide where you belong.

The Golden French Fry, by Paul Allen Panks
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Grandma Bethlinda's Variety Box, by Arthur DiBianca
Average member rating: (34 ratings)

It's the latest model, and it would really like to play with you.

Green Falls, by Paul Allen Panks
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Long ago, the land of Eldor had a life force (Chi) which flowed smoothly across the world. But now, thanks to a nefarious evil, known as the Shadow Demon, a lurking, all-powerful force has sucked the life...
The Halloween Horror, by Roody Yogurt
Average member rating: (3 ratings)
Silly proof-of-concept game originally written for (but not submitted to) the EctoComp.

Hoist Sail for the Heliopause and Home, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (83 ratings)

A far-future story of discovery.

The Hugo Clock, by Jason McWright
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Two men, one a brusque bowling ball; the other a murderous dandy, discuss their fate and the fate of the world. They've chosen someone to send. He's clever, but hopefully not too clever.
Jarod's Journey, by Tim Emmerich
Average member rating: (6 ratings)
""Jarod!" comes the weakened call from the father's room. With a torn heart, Jarod remembers his father of old, a once great centurion. Jarod quickly runs to his father's bedside. When he kneels beside the...

Leadlight, by Wade Clarke
Average member rating: (33 ratings)

15-year-old Belinda Nettle is studying at Linville Girls High School in Australia's Blue Mountains. After falling asleep in the library one afternoon, she wakes from her mundane existence into a nightmare...

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

The Lesson of the Tortoise, by G. Kevin Wilson
Average member rating: (18 ratings)
In this short game, you play as Wang Lo, a Chinese farmer. Alas, you shall learn that your wife has been unfaithful and desires your death.

Lock & Key, by Adam Cadre
Average member rating: (75 ratings)

Magic Travels, by Mister Nose
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

You are the last magician on earth, struggling to bring back magic. Oh, no. What a hard game I have made. Maybe it could be easier. I know! The computer will play the game for you! How convenient! Please...
The Milk of Paradise, by Josh Graboff
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

A Mind Forever Voyaging, by Steve Meretzky
Average member rating: (109 ratings)

"If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not..." --Shakespeare It's 2031. The world is on the brink of chaos. In the United States of North America, spiraling...

Mrs. Crabtree's Geography Class, by Andrew Schultz
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A challenge to go through all 48 US states without hitting any one twice! Well, actually, A playfic.com project exploring relations in Inform 7. The source is visible, so people can see how to create and...
My Uncle George, by Filipe Salgado
Average member rating: (1 rating)
A text based interactive fiction game about crime, choices and awkward breakfast conversations.

Ninja, by Paul Allen Panks
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

You are a lone ninja, protecting a shinto shrine of Japan. Your goal is to avoid capture by the Evil One, a deft ninja from a rival shrine. He is nearby, but you don't know exactly where. And it is dark...

Ninja's Fate, by Hannes Schueller
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

Sent by his village elders to retrieve a stolen gold idol, a ninja finds himself in a Panksian world. Little does he know his true destiny is waiting for him here...

One Eye Open, by Caelyn Sandel (as Colin Sandel) and Carolyn VanEseltine
Average member rating: (44 ratings)

Had you known the bloody history of Corona Labs, you would never have signed up as a test subject. But now, plunged into that history, surrounded by the damned and the dying, you must find the truth. Perhaps...

Out the Window, by Molly Geene (as Bramble Bobonong)
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Oxygen, by Benjamin Sokal
Average member rating: (25 ratings)

An explosion rattles the Aegis mining station and the oxygen tanks are leaking. Who gets the remaining oxygen and who will perish? The choice is up to you, a lowly technician trapped in an access conduit.

Pale Blue Light, by Kazuki Mishima
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

"Sophie actually enjoyed the festival every year. She enjoyed the lights, the songs, and the crispness of the air. It was only the crowds that made her uneasy and drove her into the solitude she had learned...

Party Arty, Man of La Munchies, by Jonathan Blask
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

A story told at the crossroads of levity and destiny!
Pascal's Wager, by Doug Egan
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"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...
Pen and Paint, by Owen Parish
Average member rating: (19 ratings)
In this game, you play as a writer, waking up after hearing something downstairs. You and your wife Eleanor soon discover there's been an intruder and her paintings are infected! You'd better find your pen...

The People's Glorious Revolutionary Text Adventure Game, by Taylor Vaughan
Average member rating: (53 ratings)

Sure, there's only five of you against a world full of reactionaries, but you have Revolutionary Spirit! You can't possibly fail. Nothing can stand in your way! Now if only you could find your Revolutionary...

Photopia, by Adam Cadre
Average member rating: (530 ratings)

"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."

Pit of the Condemned, by Matthew Holland
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Hundreds of years ago those who built the city disappeared. Years ago we found the city and stole all we could. Soon after we woke the beast. Now we don't go there, except to send criminals for exile and...
The Potter and the Mould, by Robert Street
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

The Problems Compound, by Andrew Schultz
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Wherein you, Alec Smart, turn what's-thats into that's-whats.

The Promise, by Sean Huxter
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

Your village lives a harsh life of perpetual winter and has for as long as you can remember. As a young boy unable to go on the hunt, you may find that, with almost everyone away, you can be of some use to...

A Quiet Evening at Home, by Anonymous
Average member rating: (20 ratings)

They say you should write what you know. Sorry.

Rainbows and Dance Parties!, by Carolyn VanEseltine
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right under the Fourteen Amendment. I dropped all my other plans for the day and wrote this game,...

The Reluctant Resurrectee, by David Whyld
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

Retro-Nemesis, by Robb Sherwin
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Robin & Orchid, by Ryan Veeder and Emily Boegheim
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High school journalists spend the night in a church, investigating reports of a ghost.

Rock'Em Sock'Em Robots, by Benjamin Mullins
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Rogue of the Multiverse, by C.E.J. Pacian
Average member rating: (73 ratings)

Congratulations, convict 76954! You have been selected for scientific experimentation! You will be matter-transmitted to exotic non-Treaty worlds - where opportunities abound to take in fantastic sights and...

A Roiling Original, by Andrew Schultz
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

Scavenger Hunt, by Gilles Duchesne

Second Chance, by David Whyld
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

Shade, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (393 ratings)

"A one-room game set in your apartment." [--blurb from Competition Aught-Zero]

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...
The Sons of the Cherry, by Alex Livingston
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

The Space Under the Window, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (96 ratings)

A new, experimental game that has no puzzles but uses only words that change your focus on things, thereby adapting the story. [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Spider and Web, by Andrew Plotkin
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A vacation in our lovely country! See the ethnic charms of the countryside, the historic grandeur of the capital city. Taste our traditional cuisine; smell the flowers of the Old Tree. And all without...

Square Circle, by Eric Eve
Average member rating: (26 ratings)

What is your crime? Why do you feel both guilty and unjustly punished? What has happened to your memory? How will you draw a square circle and get out of your prison? What will you find then?

Starship Volant: Stowaway, by C. Henshaw
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Swineback Ridge, by Eric Eve
Average member rating: (8 ratings)
Teleport Test, by Viridian Development Corporation (Paul Robinson)
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You're trapped in an adventure game and want to escape. To do so, you have to smash the gas meter in the start room. How do you do that? Well, that's the point of the game! While this puzzle provides a...
Theatre, by Brendon Wyber
Average member rating: (83 ratings)
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...
Threnody, by John "Doppler" Schiff
Average member rating: (6 ratings)
A cat o'nine tails; a tale o' nine cats.
A Town with No Name, by D.B.T
Average member rating: (3 ratings)
A world crafted by man, that was given to them by a God, and in turn soon face the horrors of another being, a being of pure evil, upon this night you must venture forth into the ruined streets of the small...

Under, In Erebus, by Brian Rapp
Average member rating: (17 ratings)

Board that Drain-Bound El for an adventure that could only happen in Erebus.

Unraveling God, by Todd Watson
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

Untold Riches, by Jason Ermer
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You were reluctant to undertake another adventure with Professor d'Squarius (especially after the last near-catastrophe, in the Tomb of the Screaming Mummies), and from the moment you agreed to join the...

Úrquel, the black dragon, by David T. Marchand
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

A short hypertext adventure story about a dragon kidnapping a princess and a hero trying to rescue her. But it's also a joke about how silly the typical "you" character is in most IFs. And a commentary on...

Vague, by Richard Otter
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

With amnesia it is quite possible to have a complete or partial loss of memory, but this isn't like that. It is not that you can't remember who you are or anything about your life, you have no thoughts...

Varkana, by Maryam Gousheh-Forgeot
Average member rating: (25 ratings)

Varkana is the name of a region in a world with a timeless, mildy fantasy/sci-fi setting (some technological and magical elements are present at this moment, but not prevalent), with the city-state of Arg...

The Warbler's Nest, by Jason McIntosh
Average member rating: (85 ratings)

Surely the reed bank counts as a wild place. While it gives you so much, you've never tended it, not really, not like you do with your garden. It's something like the forest, then, but much safer to search...

The Warlord, The Princess & The Bulldog, by David Whyld
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

Wearing the Claw, by Paul O'Brian
Average member rating: (30 ratings)

A traditional fantasy quest in which you and your village have been cursed with a slow transformation into various animals. The only way to stop the curse is to retrieve the Pendant of Elinor from the...

Wetlands, by Clara Raubertas
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Wetlands is an interactive quagmire that leads you from the image of a fantastical city to a choice about the actual city's future, via a collection of mechanical puzzles in a watery setting.

when i was shot by elephants, by no m3rcy
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

you're shot by elephants
when i was shot by elephants 2 super elephants, by no m3rcy
Average member rating: (7 ratings)
this is the groundbreaking sequel to the supergroundbreaking awesome game when i was shot by elephants thats totally awesome.
when i was shot by elephants conclusion: the decision, by no m3rcy
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this is the conclusion to the epic trilogy of being shot by elephants whrere you must decide east or west also theres totally not a secret by going up you were shot by elephants and super elephants so your...

When in Rome 1: Accounting for Taste, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (26 ratings)

Manhattan, May, 1954.

When in Rome 2: Far from Home, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (15 ratings)

Manhattan, 1954.

The White Bull, by Jim Aikin
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

Whom The Telling Changed, by Aaron A. Reed
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The people had always gathered on moonless nights to hear the stories, since the time of their ancestors' ancestors. The heat of the fire and the glow in the storyteller's eyes made the past present, and the...

Witch's Girl, by Geoff Moore
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Yellow Dog Running, by Sam Kabo Ashwell
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