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1981, by Anonymous
Average member rating: (30 ratings)
(author is Adam Cadre, but game is unsigned)

9:05, by Adam Cadre
Average member rating: (535 ratings)

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.

Ad Verbum, by Nick Montfort
Average member rating: (134 ratings)

"With the cantankerous Wizard of Wordplay evicted from his mansion, the worthless plot can now be redeveloped. The city regulations declare, however, that the rip-down job can't proceed until all the items...

Afflicted, by Doug Egan
Average member rating: (52 ratings)

This isn't the safest neighborhood. A young woman was abducted near here only recently. But as a city sanitarian you are obligated to complete your annual inspection of the local dive. [blurb from IF Comp...

Aisle, by Sam Barlow
Average member rating: (321 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...

Alien Abduction?, by Charles Gerlach
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

All Roads, by Jon Ingold
Average member rating: (154 ratings)

"Wave a circle round him thrice, And close your eyes with holy dread For he on honey-dew hath fed And drunk the milk of paradise." [--blurb from Competition Aught-One]

April in Paris, by Jim Aikin
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

On the first day of your dream vacation, you encounter an exasperating social difficulty. (Game file contains complete hints and walkthrough. Zip file includes pdf map.) [blurb from IF Comp 2008]

Arrival, or Attack of the B-Movie Clichés, by Stephen Granade
Average member rating: (34 ratings)

At Wit's End, by Mike Sousa
Average member rating: (15 ratings)

"A case study of Murphy's Law in action. In-game hints available." [--blurb from Competition Aught-Zero]

Babel, by Ian Finley
Average member rating: (155 ratings)

In this game, you play as an amnesiac inside Babel, an abandoned Arctic facility devoted to biological research. You soon discover that you have the unusual ability to witness scenes from the past by...

Bad Machine, by Dan Shiovitz
Average member rating: (15 ratings)

Ballyhoo, by Jeff O'Neill
Average member rating: (44 ratings)

Spangleland! Sawdust and glitter, buffoons and cotton candy! It's a place where your wildest dreams come true! At least, that's what you think... until you get behind the scenes at the big top. Then you...

A Bear's Night Out, by David Dyte
Average member rating: (69 ratings)

"Tomorrow is the big Teddy Bear party, and you must definitely not let your owner forget about it..." [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Being Andrew Plotkin, by J. Robinson Wheeler
Average member rating: (58 ratings)

"Zarf? you think to yourself. Could it be? The one and only Zarf? Xyzzy Award winner? IF Competition winner? The mighty Inscruitable One? Gosh. What it must be like to be Zarf... You begin to crawl forward,...

Beyond Zork, by Brian Moriarty
Average member rating: (50 ratings)

Dread times have befallen the Kingdom of Quendor. The wizards have mysteriously disappeared. The Enchanter's Guild Hall lies in ruins. Villages are abandoned, drunken men mutter strange tales, and vicious...

Border Zone, by Marc Blank
Average member rating: (26 ratings)

Where the Iron Curtain divides East and West, the frontier is a no man's land between freedom and captivity, a place where moments lost or precautions not taken exact a toll in men's lives. In Border Zone,...

Bureaucracy, by Douglas Adams, The Staff of Infocom
Average member rating: (48 ratings)

IMPORTANT! Our records show that you do not have a license to operate this software. Normally, you would be required to complete a License Application Form and mail it (with proof of purchase) to our...

Cattus Atrox, by David Cornelson
Average member rating: (17 ratings)

"A promising date devolves into violence, sex, more violence." [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]
A Change in the Weather, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (69 ratings)
"Walking away from a picnic, you are suddenly caught in a country storm. You must protect a bridge from being destroyed. An ultra-linear game." [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]
Chicks Dig Jerks, by Robb Sherwin
Average member rating: (27 ratings)
"An ancient evil threatens to invade a decadent mountain town, yet all that concerns young grave robber Avandre Varick is hitting on gorgeous babes." [--blurb from Competition '99]
Christminster, by Gareth Rees
Average member rating: (88 ratings)
"When your brother Malcolm sends you a telegram inviting you to visit him at Biblioll College in the ancient university town of Christminster, you imagine that the mysterious `discovery' he alludes to is...

Common Ground, by Stephen Granade
Average member rating: (30 ratings)

Counterfeit Monkey, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (239 ratings)

Anglophone Atlantis has been an independent nation since an April day in 1822, when a well-aimed shot from their depluralizing cannon reduced the British colonizing fleet to one ship. Since then, Atlantis...

A Crimson Spring, by Robb Sherwin
Average member rating: (10 ratings)

"Red Cloud meant more to me than anyone else on the planet. Sometime between one and three in the morning, on March 26th, 2015, she was brutally slain. Nobody knows why. I am going to find out if it means...

Curses, by Graham Nelson
Average member rating: (132 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...

Cutthroats, by Michael Berlyn, Jerry Wolper
Average member rating: (22 ratings)

You're about to get yourself into very deep trouble. You're a backwater island's top diver and foremost expert on local shipwrecks. Which makes you perfect for the job a band of the island's shadiest...

A Day for Soft Food, by Tod Levi
Average member rating: (29 ratings)

"Ever since the provider's sickness began, he's been all hisses and growls. Even the slightest misstep seems to annoy him. Perhaps that's why your bowl has held nothing but hard food lately. And not much of...

Deadline, by Marc Blank
Average member rating: (58 ratings)

Twelve hours to solve the mystery. One false move, and the killer strikes again. It's been called "part of the latest craze in home computing (TIME magazine), an "amazing feat of programming" (THE NEW YORK...

The Djinni Chronicles, by J. D. Berry
Average member rating: (33 ratings)

Dr. Dumont's Wild P.A.R.T.I., by Muffy Berlyn and Michael Berlyn
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

"Failing physics--again--would be traumatic enough. But now, you're trapped inside a Particle Accelerator and Reality Translation Integrator, the product of mad genius meeting mixed metaphors. Originally...

The Edifice, by Lucian P. Smith
Average member rating: (84 ratings)

"Something new in your everyday hunter-gatherer routine: where did this strange edifice come from? Dare you enter and explore the secrets of this... thing, or do you try to face your enemies? Like you have a...

Enchanter, by Marc Blank, Dave Lebling
Average member rating: (109 ratings)

In Enchanter, the first of a spellbinding series in the tradition of Zork, you are a novice magician whom Fate has chosen to do singlehanded combat with a dark and fierce power. But worldly weapons will...

Enlightenment, by Taro Ogawa
Average member rating: (42 ratings)

"The intrepid Adventurer has escaped the caverns. Nought remains to block a successful escape but this troll here. Hmmm. A one-room adventure. The author recommends this for people who grew up on Zork II and...

Everybody Dies, by Jim Munroe
Average member rating: (105 ratings)

It starts with a metalhead, Graham, realizing that throwing that shopping cart over the bridge was not the great idea he thought it was. Even if it did get him out of washroom duty at Cost Cutters....

Everybody Loves a Parade, by Cody Sandifer
Average member rating: (15 ratings)

You play as a woman driving a moving van across the United States to her new job as New York City's Assistant to the Chief Engineer. Your gas runs out when you arrive at Chewton, Arizona which is having its...

Exhibition, by Ian Finley
Average member rating: (27 ratings)

"The Hartman Gallery extends their invitation to an exhibition of Anatoly Domokov's "American Paintings." Who draws the line between art and life? HTML enhanced." [--blurb from Competition '99]

Fine-Tuned, by Dennis Jerz
Average member rating: (23 ratings)

"Can Troy, the handsome daredevil autoist, live up to his "sterling" reputation? What secret threatens the career of the talented singer, Miss Melody Sweet? With the help of the mechanical genius Aloysius...

First Things First, by J. Robinson Wheeler
Average member rating: (23 ratings)

You’ve just arrived at home from your nightly visit to the science and invention section of the local public library, where you spend each night dreaming your dreamy dreams of one day inventing a time travel...

Flowers for Algernon, by Anonymous
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

Out of the TextFire "12-pack", this is an April's Fool game "demo" that has you play an illiterate person who has an appointment at the hospital to increase his intelligence... [--blurb from The Z-Files...

For a Change, by Dan Schmidt
Average member rating: (115 ratings)

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

Four in One, by J. Robinson Wheeler
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

"Do you realize how behind schedule and over budget this picture is?" "Look, Mr. Thalberg," you say. "All I've gotta do is get the master shot in the can. So, maybe it'll take twenty takes. But when I get...

The Frenetic Five vs. Mr. Redundancy Man, by Neil deMause
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

In this game about under-powered superheroes, you play as Improv, leader of the Frenetic Five. You use common objects in surprisingly useful ways. While queueing for stamps at the Post Office, you receive...
The Frenetic Five vs. Sturm und Drang, by Neil deMause
Average member rating: (13 ratings)
In this game about under-powered superheroes, you play as Improv, leader of the Frenetic Five. You use common objects in surprisingly useful ways. Bob, your contact at Supertemps, hires your team for a new...

Galatea, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (335 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...

Glowgrass, by Nate Cull
Average member rating: (99 ratings)

You play as a xenohistorian on an expedition. You've been dropped (more literally than you planned) by a dropship over the ground of the Ancients. Your equipment was scattered and the dropship crashed. Now...
Guilty Bastards, by Kent Tessman
Average member rating: (6 ratings)
Heroes, by Sean Barrett
Average member rating: (28 ratings)
"A most traditional CRPG experience." [--blurb from Competition Aught-One]
Heroine's Mantle, by Andy Phillips
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams and Steve Meretzky
Average member rating: (185 ratings)

Don't Panic! Relax, because everything you need to know about playing The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is contained in the pages of this manual. In this story, you will be Arthur Dent, a rather ordinary...

Hollywood Hijinx, by Dave Anderson, Liz Cyr-Jones
Average member rating: (32 ratings)

Vampire Penguins. A Corpse Line. Meltdown on Elm Street. Who could forget these classic Hollywood movies produced by your uncle, Buddy Burbank? But his greatest masterpiece has yet to be experienced......

Hunter, in Darkness, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (122 ratings)

I-0, by Anonymous
Average member rating: (157 ratings)

Stranded on Interstate Zero after your car broke down, you are miles away from the last sign of civilization. It's twenty minutes to noon and the temperature is well over 120°F. It's beginning to look like...

In the End, by Joe Mason
Average member rating: (17 ratings)

Your best friend has just died, and life drags on miserably. Would death be better than this? [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Infidel, by Michael Berlyn
Average member rating: (60 ratings)

Infidel finds you marooned by your followers in the heart of the deadly Egyptian Desert. A soldier of fortune by trade, you've come hither in search of a great lost pyramid and its untold riches. Now, alone,...

Jigsaw, by Graham Nelson
Average member rating: (84 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...

John's Fire Witch, by John Baker
Average member rating: (39 ratings)

A small, witty text adventure. Its clever puzzles received quite a bit of acclaim on rec.arts.int-fiction upon its release. You've come to visit your old friend John Baker, but he's missing, and a blizzard...

Kaged, by Ian Finley
Average member rating: (54 ratings)

""But my madness speaks: It will but skin and film the ulcerous place, Whilst rank corruption, mining all within, Infects unseen." Welcome to the Citadel of Justice. The Inquisitor is waiting." [--blurb from...

Kallisti, by James Mitchelhill
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

"This game may, as they say, contain scenes of a sexual nature and language unsuitable for the young and/or easily offended." [--blurb from Competition Aught-One]

LASH -- Local Asynchronous Satellite Hookup, by Paul O'Brian
Average member rating: (41 ratings)

In this historical drama and treasure hunt set in 2062, you have rented a robot called a MULE that you can control remotely to salvage artifacts from an abandoned irradiated plantation near Macon, Georgia....

Leather Goddesses of Phobos, by Steve Meretzky
Average member rating: (70 ratings)

And now... the next exciting episode of humanoids in space! How did you, a regular at Joe's Bar in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, end up on a Martian moon? Can you prevent the hideous space creature from abducting...

Little Blue Men, by Michael S. Gentry
Average member rating: (70 ratings)

This game is a joke. This game is a warning. This game is a satire. This game is inspired in equal parts by Vaclav Havel's "The Memorandum" and Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas". This...

Lock & Key, by Adam Cadre
Average member rating: (77 ratings)

Losing Your Grip, by Stephen Granade
Average member rating: (22 ratings)

Lost New York, by Neil deMause
Average member rating: (20 ratings)

"They say you can never get to know the true New York as a tourist -- but this is going to turn out to be no ordinary vacation. What you thought would be a quick jaunt to the usual tourist traps instead...

The Lost Treasures of Infocom II, by Various
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

"Compilation of 11 Infocom games: Border Zone A Mind Forever Voyaging Plundered Hearts Bureaucracy Cutthroats Hollywood Hijinx Seastalker Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels Wishbringer Nord and Bert...

The Lost Treasures of Infocom, by Various
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

"Compilation of 20 Infocom titles: Ballyhoo Beyond Zork: The Coconut of Quendor Deadline Enchanter The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Infidel Lurking Horror Moonmist Planetfall Starcross Stationfall...

The Lurking Horror, by Dave Lebling
Average member rating: (92 ratings)

A winter night at the G.U.E. tech campus with most students away on vacation serves as the backdrop for this tale of Lovecraftian horror.

The Meteor, the Stone and a Long Glass of Sherbet, by Graham Nelson (as Angela M. Horns)
Average member rating: (51 ratings)

Another day wasted as guest of the Empress, a wretchedly long tour of the breath-taking Boreal Falls, conducted as ever by the Lady Amilia. As if she weren't bad enough, an honour guard of soldiers, their...

A Mind Forever Voyaging, by Steve Meretzky
Average member rating: (116 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...

Moonmist, by Stu Galley, Jim Lawrence
Average member rating: (48 ratings)

More ghosts haunt the misty sea-coast and stone ramparts of Cornwall than anyplace else on earth. One such soul roams Tresyllian Castle: a pale phantom with flaxen hair and a luminous, flowing gown. It seems...

The Multi-Dimensional Thief, by Joel Finch
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Presents "Detective", by C. E. Forman, Matt Barringer, Graeme Cree, and Stuart Moore
Average member rating: (57 ratings)
"A rewrite of Matt Barringer's incredibly bad game "Detective", this game was ported to Inform and subjected to treatment with Mystery Science Theater 3000 sarcasm. This version is the Silver Screen edition...
Nevermore, by Nate Cull
Average member rating: (24 ratings)
"A short tale of mystery and madness inspired by Poe's "The Raven"." [--blurb from Competition Aught-Zero]
A New Day, by Jonathan Fry
Average member rating: (9 ratings)
For some reason, the author of this game died while writing it, and so you're stuck in an unfinished room. The author's creation, Winston, asks you to find out what happened. Can you finish an unfinished...

Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Head or Tail of It, by Jeff O'Neill
Average member rating: (59 ratings)

You are standing at the edge of a barren field. A steady wind, having secreted away the topsoil, is now drifting sandy dirt across the plain. A scant sign of life here is a freshly-burrowed molehill on the...

Photopia, by Adam Cadre
Average member rating: (556 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."

Pick Up the Phone Booth and Aisle, by David Dyte, Steve Bernard, Dan Shiovitz, Iain Merrick, Liza Daly, John Cater, Ola Sverre Bauge, J. Robinson Wheeler, Jon Blask, Dan Schmidt, Stephen Granade, Rob Noyes, and Emily Short
Average member rating: (107 ratings)

Pick Up The Phone Booth And Die, by Rob Noyes
Average member rating: (110 ratings)
A very short game. Whatever you do, do not pick up the phone booth; well, you can guess from the title what happens if you do. [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]
Pick Up The Phone Booth And Die 2, by Rob Noyes
Average member rating: (11 ratings)
Same phone booth, different problem... this one will not be so easily destroyed. This is a demo version of "Pick up the Phone Booth and Die part 2." [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]
The PK Girl, by Robert Goodwin, Helen Trevillion, Nanami Nekono, and Oya-G
Average member rating: (28 ratings)
NB: On some interpreters you will have to work around an interpreter bug by typing GLK ABBREVIATIONS OFF. Otherwise, you may have trouble with single-letter commands The tires of your motorcycle roll to a...

Planetfall, by Steve Meretzky
Average member rating: (121 ratings)

"Join the Patrol, and see the Galaxy!" You took the poster's advice, bait and all, and marched right over to the recruitment station near your home on the backwater planet of Gallium. Images of exotic...

The Plant, by Michael J. Roberts
Average member rating: (34 ratings)

You're on a business trip with your boss, driving down a deserted highway in the middle of nowhere, when the car breaks down. You set off on foot seeking help, but you soon find yourself in the middle of a...

Plundered Hearts, by Amy Briggs
Average member rating: (66 ratings)

In the 17th century, the seas are as wild as the untamed heart of a young woman. But when you set out on the schooner Lafond Deux, bound for the West Indies, your thoughts are only of your ailing father who...

Pumping!, by Stephen Granade
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

Punk Points, by Jim Munroe
Average member rating: (21 ratings)
"It's the first day of high school and you've decided to give yourself a mohawk. Now you've gotta stand up to teachers, impress peers and make a name for yourself until you've earned enough Punk Points to...

Rameses, by Stephen Bond
Average member rating: (125 ratings)

Rematch, by Andrew D. Pontious
Average member rating: (90 ratings)

You thought you were such a great pool player. But Nick has beaten you once tonight already, and Ines is watching him more closely than you would like. So you challenge him to a rematch. "Sure, Kurt!" Nick...

Savoir-Faire, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (131 ratings)

The beautiful life is always damned, they say. As for you, you've overexpended yourself: fifteen years of prominence, champagne, carriage rides in the Tuileries, having your name whispered behind...

Seastalker, by Stu Galley, Jim Lawrence
Average member rating: (28 ratings)

There's something down there in the ocean, something terrifying. And you have to face it - because only you can save the Aquadome, the world's first undersea research station. The alarm sounds and your...

Shade, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (413 ratings)

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

Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels, by Bob Bates
Average member rating: (22 ratings)

Moriarty has set a deadly trap for Sherlock Holmes. And only you can stop him... Travel back in time to Victorian London, where the city is bustling with preparations for Her Majesty's Golden Jubilee. Crowds...

Shogun, by James Clavell, Dave Lebling
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

Experience the sweeping drama and power of James Clavell's Shogun. The year is 1600. You are John Blackthorne, Pilot-Major of a privateering merchant ship and the first Englishman to set foot on Japanese...

Shrapnel, by Adam Cadre
Average member rating: (166 ratings)

Sins Against Mimesis, by Adam Thornton
Average member rating: (25 ratings)

Your lover Black left, and your days are full of loneliness. Your progress in finding him, however, is blocked by none other than the Devil himself; and to get rid of him, you must commit the seven deadly...
Small World, by Andrew D. Pontious
Average member rating: (14 ratings)

Snack Time!, by Hardy the Bulldog and Renee Choba
Average member rating: (59 ratings)

Can you help one hungry bulldog in his quest to find something good to eat? He would like that. A lot. [blurb from IF Comp 2008]

So Far, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (73 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...

Sorcerer, by Steve Meretzky
Average member rating: (67 ratings)

Sorcerer, the second of a spellbinding fantasy series in the tradition of Zork, takes you on a magical tour through the darker side of Zorkian enchantment. Your journey begins with a cryptic diary - the last...

The Space Under the Window, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (98 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]

Spellbreaker, by Dave Lebling
Average member rating: (58 ratings)

Spellbreaker, the riveting conclusion to the Enchanter trilogy, explores the mysterious underpinnings of the Zorkian universe. A world founded on sorcery suddenly finds its magic failing, and only you,...

Spider and Web, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (310 ratings)

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...

Spodgeville Murphy and the Jewelled Eye of Wossname, by David Fillmore
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

Stationfall, by Steve Meretzky
Average member rating: (46 ratings)

What a trotting krip! Since your incredible heroics in Planetfall, where you risked life and limb to save the planet Resida, things have hardly changed at all. Sure, you were promoted to Lieutenant First...

Stiffy Makane: Mystery Science Theater 3000, by Anonymous
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

"A MiSTing of one of the worst IF games ever, your mission as Stiffy Makane is to... umm... (among others) "do" Public Pussy Pamela." [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]
Sunset Over Savannah, by Ivan Cockrum
Average member rating: (54 ratings)
In this game, you play as an office worker on vacation on a beach in Savannah. This is your last day of a very blissful vacation, and you realize you really really hate your job. You could quit, but should...

Suspect, by Dave Lebling
Average member rating: (23 ratings)

You're guilty until proven innocent. You have walked into a hotbed of deceit and trickery. And now they're accusing you of something you couldn't have done. But they have proof that you did it. "You're a...

Suspended, by Michael Berlyn
Average member rating: (43 ratings)

They said you would sleep for half a millennium - not an unreasonable length of time, considering you'd be in limited cryogenic suspension. Your body would rest at the planet's nerve center, an underground...

Tapestry, by Daniel Ravipinto
Average member rating: (43 ratings)

You were born; you lived; you died. Not everyone gets a second chance to go back and change crucial decisions. You have been granted one and must go back to critical moral dilemmas; but do you change the...

Till Death Makes a Monk-Fish Out of Me, by Mike Sousa and Jon Ingold
Average member rating: (34 ratings)

Dr. Taylor's looking worried. Dr. Kurner's looking exhausted. Zak is grinning with glee. Today is the big day, and you're about to try out the crowning experiment of your life, and in AtlantisLab's chequered...

Toonesia, by Jacob Weinstein
Average member rating: (21 ratings)

From the introduction: "Oooh, that rascally rabbit! You were out hunting him when he somehow got the jump on you, blindfolded you, and dumped you into a cell. Well, you’ll show him. He’ll be hasenpfefer by...
Transfer, by Tod Levi
Average member rating: (19 ratings)
"The staff's jubilant anticipation of the first human transfer was now replaced with dread. Why had the Professor fallen ill so suddenly? And how callous of the Overseers to insist on proceeding without...

Trinity, by Brian Moriarty
Average member rating: (101 ratings)

You're neither an adventurer nor a professional thrill-seeker. You're simply an American tourist in London, enjoying a relaxing stroll through the famous Kensington Gardens. When World War III starts and the...

Undo, by Neil deMause
Average member rating: (17 ratings)

You're almost at the end of that adventure game you've struggled so hard to beat, when things get a little crazy....

Varicella, by Adam Cadre
Average member rating: (131 ratings)

You are Primo Varicella, Palace Minister at the Palazzo del Piemonte. This title is unlikely to impress anyone. Piedmont is the laughingstock of the Carolingian League, and the Palace Ministry has devolved...

Verb!, by Neil deMause
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

Violet, by Jeremy Freese
Average member rating: (382 ratings)

Calm down. All you have to do is write a thousand words and everything will be fine. And you have all day, except it's already noon. [blurb from IF Comp 2008]

Wearing the Claw, by Paul O'Brian
Average member rating: (32 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...

Wishbringer, by Brian Moriarty
Average member rating: (109 ratings)

It's an ordinary day in your ordinary little town, and you've been performing your ordinary mail clerk's duties in an altogether ordinary way. But there's something quite extraordinary in today's mail. It's...

The Witness, by Stu Galley
Average member rating: (28 ratings)

February 1938, Los Angeles. FDR's New Deal is finally rolling. Hitler's rolling, too; this time through Austria. But as Chief Detective for a quiet burgh on the outskirts of L.A., you've got other fish to...

Worlds Apart, by Suzanne Britton
Average member rating: (90 ratings)

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...

Yes, Another Game with a Dragon!, by John Kean
Average member rating: (27 ratings)

In this game, you play as a brawny adventurer heroically rescuing a fair maiden from a fire-breathing dragon. Oops, sorry, no, that was just a dream. You're actually an out-of-shape drunken lout. But then...
Zero Sum Game, by Cody Sandifer
Average member rating: (19 ratings)

Zork I, by Marc Blank and Dave Lebling
Average member rating: (218 ratings)

Many strange tales have been told of the fabulous treasure, exotic creatures, and diabolical puzzles in the Great Underground Empire. As an aspiring adventurer, you will undoubtedly want to locate these...

Zork II, by Dave Lebling, Marc Blank
Average member rating: (97 ratings)

The Wizard appears, floating nonchalantly in the air beside you. He grins sideways at you. The Wizard incants "Fantasize," but nothing happens. He shakes his wand. Nothing happens. With a slightly...

Zork III, by Dave Lebling, Marc Blank
Average member rating: (77 ratings)

An old, oddly youthful man turns toward you slowly. His long, silver hair dances about him as a fresh breeze blows. "You have reached the final test, my friend! You are proved clever and powerful, but this...

Zork Zero, by Steve Meretzky
Average member rating: (59 ratings)

The Great Underground Empire is in its heyday. Upscale condos crowd the massive caverns. Subterranean highways stretch from Aragain to the Fublio Valley. And no adventurer has yet set foot in the open field...

Zork: The Undiscovered Underground, by Marc Blank, Michael Berlyn, and G. Kevin Wilson
Average member rating: (31 ratings)

Grubald the Bold, Matchlick the Mighty, Linklaw the Lucky; all of the great Heroes are busy, laid up, contracted or dead. So it is you who gets to explore a never before seen part of the Great Underground...

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