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69,105 Keys, by David Welbourn
Average member rating: (80 ratings)

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

69105 More Keys, by Andrew Schultz
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

A small guessing game in two flavors. No wins or losses, just compete against yourself.

9:05, by Adam Cadre
Average member rating: (536 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.

A1RL0CK, by Marco Innocenti
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

Your hands. They hit the reinforced metal. They're starting to hurt. There's nothing to do. The safety lock is engaged. ----- A1RL0CK is a survival text adventure about a child and some voices. Also, a lot...

Adventure, by William Crowther and Donald Woods
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Adventureland, by Scott Adams
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Wander through an enchanted realm and try to uncover the 13 lost treasures. There are wild animals and magical beings to reckon with as well as many other perils and mysteries. WARNING! The Z-Code conversion...

Aisle, by Sam Barlow
Average member rating: (323 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...

Alchemist's Gold, by Garry Francis
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

Of all the forms of alchemy practised throughout the ages, the best known is the quest to turn base metals into gold. Of course, everyone knows this is impossible. Even so, there's a rumour that an alchemist...

All Things Devours, by half sick of shadows
Average member rating: (95 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...

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 Then You Come to a House Not Unlike the Previous One, by B.J. Best
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Title: Infinite Adventure Year: 1986 Genre: Adventure Summary: Wander through an apparently infinite number of spooky mansions, solving a basic puzzle in each one. ForgottenGames.com rating: ★ ★ ★

Arrow of Death Part 1, by Brian Howarth
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

"Although restored to its rightful place in the throne room over 5 years ago the Golden Baton which usually shines brighter than normal gold has suddenly become tarnished, at the same time gloom and despair...

Augmented Fourth, by Brian Uri!
Average member rating: (65 ratings)

WANTED: Amateur musicians to serve the Royal Court. Must provide own instrument and be inured to copious constructive criticism. Impress your friends! Meet the King! Apply in person at the Castle, located on...

Babel, by Ian Finley
Average member rating: (156 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...

Balances, by Graham Nelson
Average member rating: (38 ratings)

"A homage to Infocom's Enchanter Trilogy, at the same time showing some of the things that Inform is capable of doing." [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Beneath Fenwick, by Pete Gardner
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

Fenwick is a serene, nineteenth-century township located deep within the wetland regions of western New England. Only a short drive from the storied academy known as Ealdian College, you have long been...

The Bible Retold: The Lost Sheep, by Ben Pennington
Average member rating: (18 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!

The Blue Lettuce, by Caleb Wilson
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

You are a groundhog who lives in a wizard's magical garden. A text adventure suitable for children and beginners. Made for the Text Adventure Literacy Jam.

Brain Guzzlers from Beyond!, by Steph Cherrywell
Average member rating: (72 ratings)

You are Bonnie Noodleman, Ordinary Well-Adjusted Teen-Ager, on an ordinary well-adjusted drive up Make-Out Mountain--until some gooey monstrosity from beyond the stars guzzles your boyfriend's brains clean...

Bronze, by Emily Short
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When the seventh day comes and it is time for you to return to the castle in the forest, your sisters cling to your sleeves.

Cactus Blue Motel, by Astrid Dalmady
Average member rating: (85 ratings)

Somewhere between New Mexico and Arizona, three friends were driving through a barren desert of red rocks, and wide empty skies. It was the end of summer, the end of high school, the end of so many things....

Cana According To Micah, by Christopher Huang (as Rev. Stephen Dawson)
Average member rating: (19 ratings)

Being an account of the wedding at Cana, by the servant Micah; in which further details, doubtlessly apocryphal, are given of the event, including his contention with a surly Baptist, an interfering orphan,...

Chlorophyll, by Steph Cherrywell
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A Christmas Quest, by Richard Pettigrew
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

A retro style text adventure with a Christmas theme!
Christminster, by Gareth Rees
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"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...

Circus, by Wherner Barnes and Brian Howarth
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"What appears to be a circus in full swing from the distance suddenly becomes as silent as the grave as you open the gate into the field. Nevertheless you must find some petrol for your car, so here goes......

Closed Door; Key?, by KnightAnNi
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Closed Door; Key? is an interactive fiction game based on the seed "Room; Closed Door" by Charm Cochran. The challenge from this seed was to make an escape room game using Twine and using only nouns or...

The Count, by Scott Adams
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"It begins when you awake in a large brass bed in a castle somewhere in Transylvania. Who are you, what are you doing here and WHY did the postman deliver a bottle of blood? Converted from original code by...

Counterfeit Monkey, by Emily Short
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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...

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...

Depression Quest, by Zoe Quinn, Patrick Lindsey, Isaac Schankler
Average member rating: (61 ratings)

"An interactive (non)fiction about living with depression." The player of this multimedia hypertext game is given a series of everyday life events, and has to attempt to manage their illness, relationships,...

Ditch Day Drifter, by Michael J. Roberts
Average member rating: (23 ratings)

You're an undergraduate at Caltech, and you wake up to find it's Ditch Day, the traditional event when seniors leave the campus for the day, leaving behind puzzles for the underclassmen to solve in order to...

Dragon's Pass, by Wade Clarke
Average member rating: (1 rating)

An envoy of the Dcasicil braves E'marka's mountain domain. A short interactive episode. Author's comment: Dragon's Pass is one of several demonstration projects I wrote for a never-completed CYOA Framework...

Dual Transform, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (109 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.

Dunnet, by Ron Schnell
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

A text adventure that is built into almost every copy of the Emacs text editor. It can be run by running "emacs -batch -l dunnet" in a shell or the key sequence "M-x dunnet" within Emacs, the former being...

Earth and Sky, by Paul O'Brian
Average member rating: (83 ratings)

It's been almost a month since your parents disappeared. One Tuesday, they just didn't come home, and there's been no sign of them since. For the University and the rest of the town, the mystery is beginning...

Earth and Sky 2: Another Earth, Another Sky, by Paul O'Brian
Average member rating: (54 ratings)

Eat Me, by Chandler Groover
Average member rating: (101 ratings)

In this castle, you'll eat or be eaten. May contain dairy, carnage, puzzles, nuts.

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
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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...

Erstwhile, by Aster (formally Maddie) Fialla, Marijke Perry
Average member rating: (63 ratings)

The neighborhood Thanksgiving party was going pretty well until you keeled over and died. Now you're a ghost, and you're going to figure out who killed you. But you can't exactly interview people or search...

Esther's, by Brad Buchanan and Alleson Buchanan
Average member rating: (26 ratings)

At Esther's cafe your adorable host Served cheese to the mice when they wanted toast! That won't bother Harold's robust appetite, But Janie insists that the order's not right. Author's Postmortem

Even Some More Tales from Castle Balderstone, by Ryan Veeder
Average member rating: (17 ratings)

The fourth one in a series of anthologies of unbelievable terror, edited by Ryan Veeder. Also an ECTOCOMP 2021 entry.

Excalibur, by J. J. Guest, G. C. Baccaris, and Duncan Bowsman
Average member rating: (22 ratings)

The psychedelic science fantasy series Excalibur was wiped by the BBC. It lives on, in the memories of its fans. Author's Comment: "Welcome to the Excalibur Wiki. This fan-run encyclopaedia preserves the...

Feasibility Experiment, by Brian Howarth and Wherner Barnes

A human guinea-pig for a race of super intelligent beings that have no bodily form. Plucked from your bed in order to satisfy their craving for life force that will sustain them. A warrior that can live up...

Ghost Town, by Scott Adams
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You must explore a once-thriving mining town in search of the 13 hidden treasures. With everything from rattlesnakes to runaway horses, it sure ain't going to be easy! Includes a special bonus scoring system...

Glowgrass, by Nate Cull
Average member rating: (100 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...

The Golden Baton, by Brian Howarth
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

Your mission is to recover the Golden Baton, a priceless artefact that holds within it a kind of life force that maintains the equilibrium between good and evil. Stolen from the Palace of King Ferrenuil, the...

The Golden Heist, by George Lockett and Rob Thorman
Average member rating: (19 ratings)

The domus aurea. The Golden House. Nero built his crowning marvel, the greatest folly of his reign, on the strength of your father's genius. And then he cast him aside. It's time to get your own back. And,...

The Golden Voyage, by Scott Adams and William Demas
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The king lies near death in the royal palace. You have only three days to bring back the elixir needed to rejuvenate him. Journey through the lands of magic fountains, sacred temples, stormy seas and gold,...

The Good Ghost, by Sarah Willson, Kirk Damato
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

A wholesome haunt in five acts.

Harmonia, by Liza Daly
Average member rating: (72 ratings)

Fuller, A. (b. 1966, d.?) 12 chapters, edited by E. Merchant. 091 Manuscripts—096 Illustrated—098 Prohibited works, forgeries, and hoaxes Signed permission from the Dean required for viewing. No exceptions.

The Hidden King's Tomb, by Joshua Fratis
Average member rating: (13 ratings)

Built beneath a lake dark and deep, The Hidden King’s Tomb was once well protected against would-be thieves. Between its only marked entrance was built a labyrinth of locked doors and false vaults. All ways...

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams and Steve Meretzky
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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...

The Impossible Bottle, by Linus Åkesson
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Housework is only as dull as your imagination. Join Emma, six years old, on a playful adventure of peculiar proportions. Merciful puzzlefest. Parser or point-and-click, as you please. Web (including mobile)...

The Impossible Stairs, by Mathbrush
Average member rating: (27 ratings)

Getting ready for a party can take a lot of time. Help CJ navigate a text adventure of temporal trials. Merciful puzzlefest. Parser or point-and-click, as you please. Authorized sequel to The Impossible...

Infidel, by Michael Berlyn
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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,...

Inside the Facility, by Arthur DiBianca
Average member rating: (57 ratings)

Your friend Mike thinks no one can infiltrate THE FACILITY, but you're going to prove him wrong. A light puzzle game. In the author's opinion, it's totally family-friendly. (If you're playing the Browser...

The Intercept, by Jon Ingold and inkle
Average member rating: (19 ratings)

Bletchley Park, 1942. A component from the Bombe machine, used to decode intercepted German messages, has gone missing. One of the cryptographers is waiting to be interviewed, under direst suspicion. Is he...

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...

Junior Arithmancer, by Mike Spivey
Average member rating: (57 ratings)

A one-to-many-room puzzler.

The King of Shreds and Patches, by Jimmy Maher
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January 14th Dear friend. My sojourn in parts foreign is at an ende. I am at lodgings in Southwark not far from the bridge at Stoney Street, come dine with me two days hence to ring in the newe year. I have...

Leather Goddesses of Phobos, by Steve Meretzky
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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...

Lime Ergot, by Caleb Wilson (as Rust Blight)
Average member rating: (83 ratings)

Now everyone is gone. (Well, almost everyone.) Entry in ECTOCOMP 2014.

Limerick Quest, by Pace Smith
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

"To Russia!" you boldly suggest. "This riddle has got me obsessed. We'll search 'till we're blind, and loot what we find! Let's go on a...

The Little Match Girl, by Hans Christian Andersen, by Ryan Veeder
Average member rating: (19 ratings)

A touching short story.

Locked Door, by Cody Gaisser
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

Can you... UNLOCK THE DOOR?!

Locked Door VIII: Enemy Mine, by Cody Gaisser
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Can you discover the secret of the dwarven ruins?!

The Lonely Troll, by Amanda Walker
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Meet a cast of mythological characters in a text adventure about making friends. This game is suitable for children as well as adults and has an extensive tutorial for first-time players. A walkthrough, or...

A Long Way to the Nearest Star, by SV Linwood
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A thief on the run from the galactic police finds refuge on an abandoned spaceship. A lonely ship AI finds unexpected company....

The Lost Islands of Alabaz, by Michael Gentry
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

Once upon a time, our Kingdom was much larger than it is now, reaching across all ten islands of the Alabaz Archipelago. But then a terrible curse fell upon us. A thick, gray mist covered the sea, hiding...

Lost Pig, by Admiral Jota
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Pig lost! Boss say that it Grunk fault. Say Grunk forget about closing gate. Maybe boss right. Grunk not remember forgetting, but maybe Grunk just forget. -- IFComp 2007 blurb

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.

Midnight. Swordfight., by Chandler Groover
Average member rating: (80 ratings)

A fool receives a challenge from a countess. Violence. Sex. Profanity. Sausage.

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...

The Moonlit Tower, by Yoon Ha Lee
Average member rating: (62 ratings)

Mrs. Pepper's Nasty Secret, by Jim Aikin and Eric Eve
Average member rating: (39 ratings)
Walking home from school is mostly okay, except for one big problem: Every day you have to pass right by Mrs. Pepper's house. She may not actually be a witch, but she sure acts like one. And now she's stolen...

Mystery Fun House, by Scott Adams
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As Adventure #7 begins, you find yourself hopelessly lost in the middle of a carnival fun house. While escape may elude you, one thing is very clear -- you're NOT here to have a good time! Converted from...

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...
NEST, by Ryan Veeder
Average member rating: (10 ratings)
Written for Day 2 of #EnigMarch 2023.
New England Gothic, by Simba
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(From the Introduction)...

Not Just an Ordinary Ballerina, by Jim Aikin
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Of Their Shadows Deep, by Amanda Walker
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A story about love and disease and loss. Contains graphics and has a screen reader mode for use with text to speech software. Written in Inform 7 for 2022 ParserComp. Play time about one hour. Content...

Orbital Decay, by Kayvan Sarikhani
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

An astronaut’s life is wondrous; sometimes, space has other ideas.

Orunge , by Jennifer Reuter
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A young girl seems to be in a hurry to buy a bag of oranges...

Perseus and Andromeda, by Brian Howarth
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Take on the role of Perseus, son of Zeus and Danae. Bring back the head of Medusa the gorgon, whose very glance can turn a man to stone. Otherwise King Polydectes will have his wicked way. Games converted to...

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."

Pick Up The Phone Booth And Die, by Rob Noyes
Average member rating: (112 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]

Pirate Adventure, by Scott Adams and Alexis Adams
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Only by exploring this strange island will you be able to uncover the clues necessary to lead you to your elusive goal -- recovering the lost treasures of Long John Silver. Converted from original code by...

Planetfall, by Steve Meretzky
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"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 Prairie House, by Chris Hay (a.k.a. Eldritch Renaissance Cake)
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A student finishes their prairie field work but has to spend the night alone at an old house. Follow the story from dark evening to mysterious morning and get all the achievements to think up your best...

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...

Pyramid of Doom, by Scott Adams and Alvin Files
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This is an Adventure that will transport you to a dangerous land of crumbling ruins and trackless desert wastes into the PYRAMID OF DOOM! Jewels, gold -- it's all here for the plundering -- IF you can find...

Reclamation, by groggydog
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Corporate Space, the Year 21XX. You awaken from a month of cryosleep to discover that a missing research vessel has suddenly surfaced in the deep. There are no signs of life. You are now tasked with...

Return to Pirate's Isle, by Scott Adams

This game is as tricky and devious as the mind of Scott Adams gets. A treasure hunt in the same vein as its predecessor, it incorporates some of the more interesting effects Scott achieved using his system....

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.

Savage Island, Part I, by Scott Adams
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A small island holds an awesome secret -- will you be able to discover it? This is the beginning of a two-part Adventure. NOTE: This one's a toughie -- for experienced Adventurers only! WARNING! The Z-Code...

Savage Island, Part II, by Scott Adams and Russ Wetmore
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The suspense begun in Adventure #10 now comes to an incredible conclusion with SAVAGE ISLAND PART II! This Adventure requires you to have successfully finished #10, wherein you were given the secret password...

Savoir-Faire, by Emily Short
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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...

Secret Mission, by Scott Adams
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In this exciting Adventure, time is of the essence as you race the clock to complete your mission in time -- or else the world's first automated nuclear reactor is doomed! If you survive this challenging...

The Secret of Nara, by Ralfe Rich
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

Matters of life from the viewpoint of a deer

Seedship, by John Ayliff
Average member rating: (52 ratings)

An AI ship full of frozen colonists must find the best planet to be the new home of the human race.

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

Six, by Wade Clarke
Average member rating: (40 ratings)

Your name is Harriet Leitner, and you and your twin sister Demi turned six this morning! You're having a fancy dress birthday party, and this afternoon you'll be playing Hide and Seek Tip over in the park....

Son of Stagefright, by Mike McCauley
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

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...

Sorcerer of Claymorgue Castle, by Scott Adams

Solon the Master Wizard has learnt of Vileroth's destruction and how, in his final days, he concealed the stolen 13 Stars of Power within the Castle of Claymorgue, determined that no one should possess them....

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
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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...

Starcross, by Dave Lebling
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Starcross, Infocom's science fiction mind-bender, launches you headlong into the year 2186 and the depths of space. And not without good reason, for you are destined to rendezvous with a gargantuan starship...

Strange Odyssey, by Scott Adams
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At the galaxy's rim, there are rewards aplenty to be harvested from a long-dead alien civilization, including fabulous treasures and advanced technologies far beyond human ken! Prepare yourself for the...

Sugarlawn, by Mike Spivey
Average member rating: (32 ratings)

With a loud "click," the door closes behind you. Finally! You are locked inside an antebellum Southern mansion, alone, wearing only a chicken costume. You've fantasized about this moment for years.

Superluminal Vagrant Twin, by C.E.J. Pacian
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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.)

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...

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.

Taco Fiction, by Ryan Veeder
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Taco Fiction is a game about crime.

Tangaroa Deep, by Astrid Dalmady
Average member rating: (45 ratings)

We know more about space than we do about the ocean. Isn’t it time to start changing that? Released for the 2016 Spring Thing

The Temple of Shorgil, by Arthur DiBianca
Average member rating: (24 ratings)

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...

Ten Little Indians, by Brian Howarth
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A train journey begins your quest for the golden idol left by Major Johnston-Smythe when he died. Other treasure hunters have tried before you, most of them have never been seen again... [--blurb from The...

Theatre, by Brendon Wyber
Average member rating: (89 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...
There Those Dare Doze, by Andrew Schultz
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Things that Happened in Houghtonbridge, by Dee Cooke
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On a hot summer weekend, all Olivia Raines wants to do is get on with her studies for her upcoming exams. But her unreliable aunt, Beverly, has gone missing, and Olivia finds herself unwillingly dragged into...

To Persist/Exist/Endure, Press 1, by Anthony O
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Thank you for calling the Agency Of Neverending Happiness and Clearing Out Monsters From Under Your Bed! We offer assistance in all matters related to your well-being and any supernatural troubles you might...

Toby's Nose, by Chandler Groover
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A murder most foul has been committed and Sherlock Holmes is on the case. You are his dog.

Towers of Hanoi, by Phil Riley
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The well-known mathematical puzzle Towers of Hanoi, written as an exercise in writing in Inform 7.

Trinity, by Brian Moriarty
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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...

Trouble in Sector 471, by Arthur DiBianca
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The power just went out in Sector 471. You had better go take a look.

Ürs, by Christopher Hayes, Daniel Talsky
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You're a regular rabbit who's lived in the same warren your entire life. You have no reason to leave, but the THUD threatens to destroy all the baby kittens. Maybe something in the ancient places of the Ürs...

Violet, by Jeremy Freese
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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]

Voodoo Castle, by Alexis Adams and Scott Adams
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The Count has fallen victim to a fiendish curse placed on him by his enemies. There he lies, with you his only possible hope. Will you pull off a rescue, or is he really down for the Count?! [--blurb from...

The Waiting Room, by Billy Krolick
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A haunted nursing home. A mysterious past. And life-or-death choices that actually matter. Can you solve the mystery of Back Hall before it's too late?

Waxworks, by Brian Howarth and Cliff J. Ogden
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A nightmare comes true, you must find your way out of the wax works factory in which all the exhibits mysteriously come alive. Games converted to Inform using scott2zip by Bjorn Gustavsson, and the Inform...

Weird City Interloper, by C.E.J. Pacian
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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...

What Heart Heard Of, Ghost Guessed, by Amanda Walker
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Margaret, are you grieving Over Goldengrove unleaving… Come home to Goldengrove, a beautiful old house haunted by a lost soul. Uncover the secrets of your tormented past in a tale of unrequited love,...

When in Rome 1: Accounting for Taste, by Emily Short
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Manhattan, May, 1954.

Will Not Let Me Go, by Stephen Granade
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Dallas, Texas. 1996. Fred Strickland has Alzheimer's.

Winter Wonderland, by Laura Knauth
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"Young Gretchen could have only imagined the fanciful events that were to occur before finding herself lost in a winter wonderland." [--blurb from Competition '99]

Wishbringer, by Brian Moriarty
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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 Wizard Sniffer, by Buster Hudson
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You were recently acquired by the brave Ser Leonhart and his squire to sniff out the evil shapeshifting wizard. Unfortunately, you are not a wizard sniffer (if such a thing even exists). As far as you can...

You Lose. Good Day, Sir., by Daring Owl Studios
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You start with NOTHING. Plus your Scrabble-solving mind. And an angry armadillo. How many words can you make? Will any of them be the right ones? It is highly recommended that you play in full screen. For...

You Will Select a Decision, by Brendan Patrick Hennessy
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A pair of knock-off choose your own adventure books from Soviet-era Kyrgyzstan.

YOUR SMARTCAR EXPERIENCE, by BinaryDoubts
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A very short story about the exciting future of automotive travel.

You’re A Single-Celled Organism. Can You Evolve Into A Duck?, by ClickHole
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You are a single-celled organism that has had a vision of a duck. You don’t know how to do it, but it’s still billions of years ago, so you’re optimistic.

Zork, by Tim Anderson, Marc Blank, Bruce Daniels, and Dave Lebling
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Also known as Dungeon. The original mainframe game that was later split and adapted into the Zork trilogy for microcomputers.

Zork I, by Marc Blank and Dave Lebling
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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