Ben Cressey's Played Games

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+=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....

The 12:54 to Asgard, by J. Robinson Wheeler
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Your mood is foul as you drive down to the studio in the middle of the night to fix a leak that's threatening to short circuit the entire studio. A chilling feeling haunts you tonight, and you feel pushed to...

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.

> by @, by Aaron A. Reed
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On the surface, > seems to be a traditional adventure game, featuring treasure, an NPC, a puzzle, and a happy ending. However, matters are complicated by the realization that the work's purported author is...
Afflicted, by Doug Egan
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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
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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...

Alabaster, by John Cater, Rob Dubbin, Eric Eve, Elizabeth Heller, Jayzee, Kazuki Mishima, Sarah Morayati, Mark Musante, Emily Short, Adam Thornton, Ziv Wities
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The Queen has told you to return with her heart in a box. Snow White has made you promise to make other arrangements. Now that you're alone in the forest, it's hard to know which of the two women to trust....

All Alone, by Ian Finley
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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 Roads, by Jon Ingold
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"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]

All Things Devours, by half sick of shadows
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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...

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...

April in Paris, by Jim Aikin
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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]

The Argument, by Harvey Smith
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The Art of Fugue, by Victor Gijsbers, Jimmy Maher, Dorte Lassen, and Johan
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A pure story-less puzzle game featuring logical puzzles based on the idea of the fugue: your commands are performed by four different actors, but with increasing delays. The version with music features...

The Ascot, by Duncan Bowsman
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Anything might happen to you on the way to the convenience store. You might even run into a guy handing out cursed ascots that lead you to lost fortunes guarded by terrible monsters. Can you nab 100% of the...

Attack of the Mutaydid Meat Monsters, by Duncan Bowsman
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A mysterious murder after a meateor shower. A butcher suffers nightmares and strange deliveries. Can you save the world from the impending Attack of the Mutaydid Meat Monsters?

Babel, by Ian Finley
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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...

baby tree, by Lester Galin
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a short horror game

Basic Train-ing, by bpsp
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An infantryman finds himself trapped on a peculiar train traveling through an even stranger forest. But could the situation be more than what it appears?

Berrost's Challenge, by Mark Hatfield
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Light-hearted (semi-)heroic fantasy. Can an aging apprentice end his apprenticeship with a flourish (and a few new spells to cast)? Just an old-school text adventure with a tip of the cap to Infocom's...

Best of Three, by Emily Short
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Beta Tester, by Darren Ingram
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The goal is discovery. The fun is walking around and doing and seeing, with an emphasis on games and puzzles.

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