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80 DAYS, by inkle, Meg Jayanth
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1872, with a steampunk twist. Phileas Fogg has wagered he can circumnavigate the world in just eighty days. Choose your own route around a 3D globe, travelling by airship, submarine, mechanical camel,...

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
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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...

Alone, by Paul Michael Winters
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Just you and your car, alone on the open road. You haven't seen another car for weeks. You haven't spoken to another person in months. And if you want to stay alive, you'd better keep it that way.

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...

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

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

Arrival, or Attack of the B-Movie Clichs, by Stephen Granade
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Ascension of Limbs, by AKheon
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You are an antique store proprietor trying to make ends meet. Use your wits, manage your resources, play the hand you are dealt. This game features a story with multiple endings, achievements as well as an...

Attack of the Yeti Robot Zombies, by yvind Thorsby
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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...

Bandersnatch, by Charlie Brooker, David Slade
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In 1984, a young programmer begins to question reality as he adapts a dark fantasy novel into a video game. A mind-bending tale with multiple endings. Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Will Poulter, Craig...

Brave Bear, by John Evans
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Your owner is in danger. They must be protected. You are not a cowering toy. You do not shrink from darkness. Your bravery comforts and inspires. You are a Brave Bear.

BYOD, by n-n
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You are starting your IT internship. The details you got from the university are scarce: just the address and the date (today).

Captain Verdeterre's Plunder, by Ryan Veeder
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You should carry the bag. I'm more of a delegator.

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...

Cygnet Committee, by P.B. Parjeter
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The year is 2049. Your mission is to take down a military cult that has formed around Joan of Arc.

D'ARKUN, by Michael Baltes
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Long forgotten proceedings have changed the coastal area north of Altenkirchen forever. Now, almost a century later, the proceedings have begun again. You're about to discover the sinister secrets of this...

Desolation, by Earth Traveler
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You barely escaped your pursuers as you ran from the mansion. Now you must survive a vast, trackless desert with no food or water, and escape the grasp of a demonic cult... Written as a sequel to "Two braids...

Dr Ego and the egg of Man-Toomba, by Special Agent
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You are Dr Ego, purveyor of artifacts, seeker of treasure, and adventurous archeologist. You explore the jungles of Papua New Guinea with hopes to find a mysterious artifact - the golden egg of Man-Toomba.

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...

Earth and Sky, by Paul O'Brian
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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...

The Eleusinian Miseries, by Mike Russo
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Well, isn't this a lark! After solid years of going after old Alky to let you in on that Mysteries wheeze of his, at last tonight's the night. He's dragged you from Athens to Eleusis for the to-do, but no...

The Elysium Enigma, by Eric Eve
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It was meant to be a routine visit on behalf of the imperial government, just to remind the settlers that the Empire hadn't forgotten them, and if you stick rigidly to the letter of your orders and refuse to...

Enceladus, by Robb Sherwin
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There's a werewolf loose on the spaceship known as the HMCS Plagoo!

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...

Endless, Nameless, by Adam Cadre
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The first time I ever saw someone play a text adventure was in fifth grade. One of the sixth-graders didn't go to outdoor ed, and therefore spent the week in my fifth-grade classroom, playing Scott Adams's...

Entangled, by Dark Star
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Caught up in a time-travel experiment gone wrong, the actions you perform in the past will ripple forward in time. Can you find your way back without unraveling the universe? A small town stirs in your wake.

Eric the Unready, by Bob Bates
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A tongue-in-cheek graphic text adventure/point and click adventure hybrid. You are a chivalrous knight attempting to save a princess; your quest takes you through a mad-cap Douglas Adams-style world.

Fragile Shells, by Stephen Granade
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You don't know how long you've been hammering against the station's wall, but you stop as soon as you realize what you've been doing.

Gateway, by Mike Verdu, Michael Lindner, and Glen Dahlgren
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In the early twenty-second century, adventurous citizens of Earth can travel to a place called "Gateway": a long-abandoned alien space station, now rediscovered by humans and turned into a jumping-off point...

Glowgrass, by Nate Cull
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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...

Gun Mute, by C.E.J. Pacian
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Step into the shoes of Mute Lawton, a lone cowboy who must stop an execution set to occur at noon by shooting his way past dangerous cyborgs and mutants in a post-apocalyptic western setting. (From the...

Hoist Sail for the Heliopause and Home, by Andrew Plotkin
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A far-future story of discovery.

Hunter, in Darkness, by Andrew Plotkin
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I-0, by Anonymous
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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 120F. It's beginning to look like...

Janitor, by Peter Seebach and Kevin Lynn
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Jay Schilling's Edge of Chaos, by Robb Sherwin, Mike Sousa
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There was an aye-aye behind the bar, staring at me horribly. Or maybe its face just froze that way. I was waiting for my client at ten at night in a dusty, dirty town in the middle of nowhere. Clouds out...

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...

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
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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 Magpie Takes the Train, by Mathbrush
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A millionaire guards a fabulous ruby in her private train car. Countless thieves have failed to steal it. But they weren't the Magpie!

The People's Glorious Revolutionary Text Adventure Game, by Taylor Vaughan
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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...

Plane Walker, by Jack Comfort
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Set out on a dire mission through worlds with nothing but amnesia and intuition. *Requires an interpreter that can display special characters

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...

Plundered Hearts, by Amy Briggs
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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...

Rogue of the Multiverse, by C.E.J. Pacian
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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 Rope of Chalk, by Ryan Veeder
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An account of the disastrous sidewalk chalk tournament of August 27, 2011.

Second Wind, by Matthew Warner
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Journey across a post-apocalyptic wasteland to get medical help for your pregnant wife. You and Lorraine live in Shelter 5. It's an airtight building in a radioactive desert. It's airtight to prevent...

Shadow Operative, by Michael Lauenstein
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Another run. Another dive into the neon sea. A Cyberpunk Heist Game. Parser-based but with a hybrid interface (playable by typing or by links alone). Best played in a desktop browser (or on a tablet in...

Sheep Crossing, by Andrew Geng
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Sometimes you get an impulse you know you'd regret--especially in the face of an arbitrary task of questionable value. So when Grandmother asks you to bring her a cabbage, a sheep, and a stinky bear, what...

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

Softporn Adventure, by Chuck Benton
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The text adventure that became the first of Sierra's long-running "Leisure Suit Larry." [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue] Trivia: Sierra's Roberta Williams appears in the game's cover photo she's the...

Sorcery!, by Steve Jackson and inkle
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An adaptation of a print-based game book originally published in 1983, updated for modern touch-screen devices. The player quests across a fantasy map, dealing with all sorts of encounters using a text-based...

Sorcery! 2, by Steve Jackson and inkle
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Per the first game in this series, this is an adaptation of a print-based game book originally published in 1983, updated for modern touch-screen devices. The player quests across a fantasy map (this time of...

Sorcery! 3, by Steve Jackson and inkle
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The land of Kakhabad is a wilderness - a ruined desert, a tangled forest, cruel mountains and fissures, all guarded by seven fearsome serpents. But you must cross this land if you are to reach Mampang and...

Sorcery! 4, by Steve Jackson and inkle
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You have reached the gates of Mampang, the ancient Fortress of Sorcerers. It is guarded by Birdmen, mutants, traps and ancient, wild magic. But inside is the Crown of Kings and the only hope for peace in the...

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...

Stuff of Legend, by Lance Campbell
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The only thing worse than being a village idiot is being an unemployed village idiot. Maybe its time to change careers. Maybe its time to be a knight.

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.)

Swigian, by Mathbrush (as Rainbus North)
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I don't like talking. Let's build a fire. Swigian is a minimalist game. It is long, but quickly finished, with few words and few complications.

Today is the Same as Any Other, by Adam Wasserman
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Welcome to the Bunker, an orderly, underground utopia where everyone's needs have been satisfied. You, Cory Resden, are a population tweaker in I-12 sector. You don't aspire to much, and your life is fairly...

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...

Vain Empires, by Thomas Mack and Xavid
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The memoir of a demonic spy in the Cold War between Heaven and Hell.

Vampire Ltd, by Alex Harby
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Nero Brashov, vampire and failed businessman, has revenge on his mind. He'll pose as a human, infiltrate his arch-enemy's corporation, and sabotage it from the inside. Just as soon as he's invited in, that...

Varicella, by Adam Cadre
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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...

Vespers, by Jason Devlin
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It has been five days, now. Five days since I made the choice. Five days since I closed the gate. Really, there was no choice. Rovato was damned when the first spot appeared: when the first bloody cough...

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]

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 Witness, by Stu Galley
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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...

Yes, Another Game with a Dragon!, by John Kean
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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...

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...


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