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1893: A World's Fair Mystery, by Peter Nepstad
Average member rating: (25 ratings)

A theft on the fairgrounds! Precious diamonds stolen from the Kimberly Diamond Mining Exhibit! An urgent telegram from your old partner arrives, requesting your help to solve the mystery. How can you refuse?...

Absence of Law, by mathbrush
Average member rating: (47 ratings)

Excuse me, can you help me? Yes, you, browsing IFDB games! I need your assistance, but I don't have long. There's so much going on: remote surveillance, unauthorized cloning, forgotten languages, robots...

Across The Stars: The Ralckor Incident, by Dark Star and Peter Mattsson
Average member rating: (29 ratings)

In the year 5367 IR, humanity is well established throughout the galaxy. It has been over twenty-thousand years since the Zal'tacs passed through our solar system, trading their technology for our food and...

The Act of Misdirection, by Callico Harrison
Average member rating: (70 ratings)

The curtain lifts to a torrent of applause, as the city's gents and ladies lose their decorum for a just few moments in anticipation of something magical. The spotlights drown the glitter of sequins and...

An Act of Murder, by Christopher Huang
Average member rating: (82 ratings)

Additional Tales from Castle Balderstone, by Ryan Veeder
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

Another anthology of terror, edited by Ryan Veeder, again. Also an ECTOCOMP 2019 entry.

Advent Door, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

Where’s that door? This game was written for a collaborative 2019 Advent Calendar project. The theme was "The City of Doors" from the Planescape roleplaying setting. That project was never completed, so I...

Adventure, by William Crowther and Donald Woods
Average member rating: (97 ratings)

Adventurer's Consumer Guide, by Øyvind Thorsby
Average member rating: (31 ratings)

AI Dungeon, by Nick Walton
Average member rating: (15 ratings)

"AI Dungeon is an AI generated text adventure that uses deep learning to create each adventure. [...]" "AI Dungeon 1 and 2 were created by Nick Walton with support from David Wingate, Max Robinson, and Alan...

Alabaster, by John Cater, Rob Dubbin, Eric Eve, Elizabeth Heller, Jayzee, Kazuki Mishima, Sarah Morayati, Mark Musante, Emily Short, Adam Thornton, Ziv Wities
Average member rating: (121 ratings)

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....

Alias 'The Magpie', by J. J. Guest
Average member rating: (69 ratings)

Sir Rodney Playfair, gentleman thief, has a simple plan: impersonate a psychiatrist, infiltrate a country house, steal a priceless Egyptian scarab and make it back to London in time for cocktails. All in a...

All Alone, by Ian Finley
Average member rating: (70 ratings)

All Hope Abandon, by Eric Eve
Average member rating: (37 ratings)

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
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]

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...

Amnesia, by Thomas M. Disch and Kevin Bentley
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

ANDROMEDA 1983, by Marco Innocenti
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

You are Ektor Mastiff, a scientist carrying the most important news in the world! Bring it to the Scientific Committee before it's too late! ANDROMEDA 1983 - An Adventure Game by Marco Innocenti is © 1983 by...

Andromeda Ascending, by Truthcraze
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Set almost 1700 years before the events of Andromeda Awakening and Andromeda Apocalypse, Andromeda Ascending takes place during a crucial time period in the Andromeda galaxy. Humanity has been decimated by...

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

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

Arthur, by Bob Bates
Average member rating: (29 ratings)

"Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone, is rightwise king of England." In the days before Camelot, when magic and evil rule England, a sword sheathed in stone appears in a quiet churchyard. Engraved...

ASCII and the Argonauts, by J. Robinson Wheeler
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

In this wonderfully laconic spoof of the Scott Adams style of adventures, you play as Jason of the Argo, tasked by King Pelias to bring the Golden Fleece to him or die. Surprisingly both entertaining and...

The Axolotl Project, by Samantha Vick
Average member rating: (49 ratings)

As a lowly intern on Sadler Pharmaceutical’s high-security lunar research base, you set out to find an escaped test subject before your boss does. Along the way, you’ll unravel the mystery of your coworker’s...

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

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]

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...

The Beast of Torrack Moor - 30th Anniversary Edition, by Linda Doughty and Chris Ainsley and Andy Green
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

An authorized port of the classic ZX Spectrum game by Linda Doughty. The Beast casts the player as an intrepid reporter, sent to investigate sightings of a wild beast on Torrack Moor. Featuring new graphics...

A Beauty Cold and Austere, by Mike Spivey
Average member rating: (58 ratings)

That survey course in conceptual mathematics seemed like a good idea at the start of the term - no graded homework, no midterm exams - just an oral final at the end. But now that final is tomorrow morning....

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 the Chiron Gate, by John Ayliff
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

Explore an endless universe filled with exotic planets, strange life forms, and ancient civilisations. Manage a crew of space explorers and upgrade their ship with new technology. Brave dangerous worlds to...

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...

Blighted Isle, by Eric Eve
Average member rating: (43 ratings)

Blockade duty in the Bay of Biscay, vile weather, and an unplanned jaunt over the side of the ship into the tossing waves. But instead of drowning, you end up on an island that has no right to be there - and...

Blue Lacuna, by Aaron A. Reed
Average member rating: (113 ratings)

You have always been different. One in a trillion have your gift, your curse: to move between worlds, never settling, always alone. To Wayfare. Yet there are others like you, and something stronger than...

Boogle, by Buster Hudson
Average member rating: (15 ratings)

Book and Volume, by Nick Montfort
Average member rating: (13 ratings)

Your pager tickles you awake. Upstairs in the house of your childhood, in your room, and it must be time for school because -- no, it's the weekend, you remember, but your alarm is going off anyway. You...

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,...

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...

Breakers, by Rodney Smith, Joe Vierra, William Mataga
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

They're expecting the Messiah any day now. If you're not him, you'd better have a real good story. The realm of the Breakers wait for their Messiah to come to them the same day you arrive. How to convince...

Bronze, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (286 ratings)

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.

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...

Cannery Vale, by Hanon Ondricek (as Keanhid Connor)
Average member rating: (30 ratings)

Hell, even a seagull would hit the spot right now, roasted crispy over a flame-- He immediately put all thoughts of food out of his head because at the moment it was just torture_

Cape, by Bruno Dias
Average member rating: (46 ratings)

Cape is a superhero origin story for the cyberpunk dystopia we're all living in.

The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, by Michael W. Bayley, David Malmberg, and Jim Vickonoff
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Take on the role of Sherlock Holmes to solve 18 different cases in a menu-driven game inspired by the popular board game 221b Baker Street.

Castle of the Red Prince, by C.E.J. Pacian
Average member rating: (54 ratings)

Welcome to Amaranth, foreigner. The Red Prince haunts your dreams, you say? If you want to overthrow our tyrant, you’ll need to consider this whole blighted land at once. (Castle of the Red Prince is a small...

Changes, by David Given
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

Child's Play, by Stephen Granade
Average member rating: (54 ratings)

It is playgroup day and playgroup day is normally a good day but ever since that little red-haired girl started coming she always wants your toys. She shouldn't get your toys. You tried telling the mom this...

The Chinese Room, by Harry Josephine Giles and Joey Jones
Average member rating: (34 ratings)

The Chinese Room is a hilarious romp through the world of philosophical thought experiments. Have you ever wanted to win Zeno's race? Free the denizens of Plato's Cave? Or find out what it's really like to...

Chlorophyll, by Steph Cherrywell
Average member rating: (58 ratings)

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...

City of Secrets, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (103 ratings)

Coloratura, by Lynnea Glasser
Average member rating: (110 ratings)

Stolen away by apathetic Blind Ones, your only desire is to return to your Cellarium and the Song of the Universe. They should understand. You shall make them to understand.

Cragne Manor, by Ryan Veeder, Jenni Polodna et al.
Show other authorsAdam Whybray, Adri, Andrew Plotkin, Andy Holloway, Austin Auclair, Baldur Brückner, Ben Collins-Sussman, Bill Maya, Brian Rushton, Buster Hudson, Caleb Wilson, Carl Muckenhoupt, Chandler Groover, Chris Jones, Christopher Conley, Damon L. Wakes, Daniel Ravipinto, Daniel Stelzer, David Jose, David Petrocco, David Sturgis, Drew Mochak, Edward B, Emily Short, Erica Newman, Feneric, Finn Rosenløv, Gary Butterfield, Gavin Inglis, Greg Frost, Hanon Ondricek, Harkness Munt, Harrison Gerard, Ian Holmes, Ivan Roth, Jack Welch, Jacqueline Ashwell, James Eagle, Jason Dyer, Jason Lautzenheiser, Jason Love, Jeremy Freese, Joey Jones, Joshua Porch, Justin de Vesine, Justin Melvin, Katherine Morayati, Kenneth Pedersen, Lane Puetz, Llew Mason, Lucian Smith, Marco Innocenti, Marius Müller, Mark Britton, Mark Sample, Marshal Tenner Winter, Matt Schneider, Matt Weiner, Matthew Korson, Michael Fessler, Michael Gentry, Michael Hilborn, Michael Lin, Mike Spivey, Molly Ying, Monique Padelis, Naomi Hinchen, Nate Edwards, Petter Sjölund, Q Pheevr, Rachel Spitler, Reed Lockwood, Reina Adair, Riff Conner, Roberto Colnaghi, Rowan Lipkovits, Sam Kabo Ashwell, Scott Hammack, Sean M. Shore, Shin, Wade Clarke, Zach Hodgens, Zack Johnson

Average member rating: (24 ratings)

A tribute to Anchorhead.

Creatures Such As We, by Lynnea Glasser
Average member rating: (91 ratings)

A dating sim about how humanity connects through art, even out in the vastness of space.

Crocodracula: The Beginning, by Ryan Veeder and Harrison Gerard
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

The first Taleframe game based on the 90s children's horror soap opera.

Crocodracula: What Happened to Calvin, by Ryan Veeder
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

Based on the 90s children's horror soap opera.

Cryptozookeeper, by Robb Sherwin
Average member rating: (23 ratings)

Marrow is delicious but that's not why you're here. You're supposed to pick up a single jar of alien bone jelly, which of course can't exist and doesn't exist, so you've convinced yourself that transporting...

Crystal and Stone, Beetle and Bone, by Jenny Brennan
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

You are God! The last God and Lornedei is your only true believer. You need her to stand against the coming dark. Can you guide her? Will she follow?

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...

De Baron, by Victor Gijsbers
Average member rating: (161 ratings)

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

Dead Like Ants, by C.E.J. Pacian
Average member rating: (58 ratings)

You play as a young woman in red overalls, a red worker ant. Every spring, five dangerous creatures visit the tree and threaten the village, and every spring, the Queen sends one of her daughters to...

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...

Deadline Enchanter, by Alan DeNiro
Average member rating: (58 ratings)

Delightful Wallpaper, by Andrew Plotkin ('Edgar O. Weyrd')
Average member rating: (78 ratings)

Delusions, by C. E. Forman
Average member rating: (40 ratings)

"A trip into virtual reality: all begins with debugging a VR system, but then things get out of hand. Who is Morrodox, what has he to do with your colleagues, and what is going on?" [--blurb from The Z-Files...

Digital: A Love Story, by Christine Love
Average member rating: (22 ratings)

A computer mystery/romance set five minutes into the future of 1988.

Dinner Bell, by Jenni Polodna
Average member rating: (54 ratings)

You are the involuntary and very hungry test subject of a semi-anthropomorphized dog in a labcoat who wants you to find all sixteen food items mentioned in They Might Be Giants' song Dinner Bell, which have...

Distress, by Mike Snyder
Average member rating: (23 ratings)

Lieutenant Huchess came to, an hour or so ago. That was around the time Runoma, blazing orange-hot so near this, its second planet, fell below the distant, jagged crag line. Ensign Covegn died not long after...

Divis Mortis, by Lynnea Dally
Average member rating: (42 ratings)

The infection has spread. They are coming.

Doomsday Lost Echoes, by Alberto Riera and Daniel Castaño
Average member rating: (1 rating)

The game was programmed specifically for the Amstrad CPC using the Professional Adventure Writing System (PAWS). It makes use of most of the PAWS capabilities and, although it is a text adventure, it relies...

Down Among the Dead Men, by Dave Morris, SD Separa

Adrift at sea in an open boat, you make your desperate bid to escape from the evil pirate Skarvench. The odds are stacked against you, for, even if you do not die of thirst, there are still formidable...

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.

Dude, Where's My Scapula?, by Zachary Hodgens
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

Where on Earth did you leave that thing?
The Duel That Spanned the Ages, by Oliver Ullmann
Average member rating: (20 ratings)
A frantic struggle for survival in hard vacuum.

Eat Me, by Chandler Groover
Average member rating: (99 ratings)

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

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....

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]

Fail-Safe, by Jon Ingold
Average member rating: (112 ratings)

Fang Vs. Claw, by Oliver Ullmann
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

In a starlit age... ...a defeated warrior faces a world of blood and rust... ...an ancient guardian has nothing to protect but his own rage... ...a four-armed acolyte sacrifices his soul for vengeance......

Final Exam, by Jack Whitham
Average member rating: (26 ratings)

Final Exam takes place in the near future after an AI revolution has led to the establishment of a new sort of government. You are seeking a job within this government: your performance in the “final exam”...

Fingertips: Fingertips, by Michael D. Hilborn
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

Firebird, by Bonnie Montgomery
Average member rating: (32 ratings)

"Firebird is based on the Old Russian folk tales that inspired the Stravinsky piece of the same name. You are Prince Ivan, and have been charged by your father, the tsar, to find the Firebird that has been...

First Draft of the Revolution, by Emily Short, Liza Daly and inkle
Average member rating: (55 ratings)

It is dangerous to deceive a husband of magic-using rank... Juliette has been banished for the summer to a village above Grenoble: a few Alpine houses, a deep lake, blue sky, and no society. Now she writes...

First Person, by Buster Hudson
Average member rating: (13 ratings)

Entry in EctoComp 2014.

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...

Fivebyfivia Delenda Est, by Andrew Schultz
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

A small puzzly text adventure with a hyperactive horse.

Flattened London, by Carter Gwertzman
Average member rating: (13 ratings)

Unravel the secrets of the third dimension and search for treasure in a wholly bizarre setting — a crossover between the worlds of Fallen London and Flatland. Keep your wits about you in this sprawling...

Floatpoint, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (99 ratings)

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

Foo Foo, by Buster Hudson
Average member rating: (63 ratings)

Someone's been bopping the field mice on the head, and only Good Fairy, Senior Detective can find out who. A parser-driven noir adventure based on the interactive fiction of Ryan Veeder.

For a Change, by Dan Schmidt
Average member rating: (116 ratings)

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

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...

Gateway 2: Homeworld, by Mike Verdu and Glen Dahlgren
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

In the early twenty-second century, an immense alien spacecraft, dubbed the "Artifact," arrives in the Earth's solar system. The Artifact ignores all attempts at communication; no one knows whether its...

Ghost King, by Jason Compton
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Your father is dead and you’re sure your uncle is responsible. You tried to tell your mother so. Instead of believing you, she married him. Now you’re going to uncover the truth and set things right... GHOST...

Gigantomania, by Michelle Tirto and Mike Ciul
Average member rating: (21 ratings)

Living under the Stalin era, in four parts.

Gnome Ranger, by Pete Austin
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

The gnome Ingrid Bottomlow has displeased her family by her un-gnomelike behaviour, such as going off to university and getting an education. She has been teleported from her village by a faulty scroll, and...

The Gostak, by Carl Muckenhoupt
Average member rating: (90 ratings)

"Finally, here you are. At the delcot of tondam, where doshes deave. But the doshery lutt is crenned with glauds. Glauds! How rorm it would be to pell back to the bewl and distunk them, distunk the whole...

Green Blood, by Mark Smith, Dave Morris, SD Separa

The evil Westermen are destroying the once beautiful and idyllic Forest of Arden. The trees are being torn down and used to fuel the raging smelters that are making deadly weapons and engines of war. In your...

Gris et Jaune, by Jason Devlin
Average member rating: (25 ratings)

She wanted answers. He wanted a cure. You just wanted to live.

Grooverland, by Mathbrush
Average member rating: (25 ratings)

"Magic comes with a price. But on your birthday, all your expenses are paid. Welcome to Grooverland." Grooverland is a large parser game that takes over two hours to complete. It is based on the works of...

Hadean Lands, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (67 ratings)

Marooned in an alien, airless wasteland -- your starship fractured -- your crewmates missing. Can an apprentice alchemist learn how to survive?

Hallowmoor, by Mike Snyder
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

Your quest: infiltrate Castle Hallowmoor, find the potion, and make it out alive. This is a Halloween-themed adventure -- hypertext interactive fiction playable in most modern web browsers.

Heart of Ice, by Dave Morris, SD Separa
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Legend says that the one who possesses the Heart of Volent shall wield ultimate power. Created in the searing fires of the Big Bang, this fabulous gemstone focuses the cosmic forces which shape the universe...

Her Majesty's Trolley Problem, by Buster Hudson
Average member rating: (27 ratings)

No one said life in Her Majesty's Service would be easy. Fortunately, you've got everything you need: your officer's handbook, a harpoon cannon, and the indefatigable command of Captain Lionetta herself. If...

Heretic's Hope, by G. C. Baccaris
Average member rating: (25 ratings)

Eser is the only human left alive. Gods and monsters, blessings and curses, an island ruled by giant insects — and in their midst: a reluctant human priest. Grief-stricken and bound by oath to obey the...

Heroes, by Sean Barrett
Average member rating: (29 ratings)

"A most traditional CRPG experience." [--blurb from Competition Aught-One]

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...

The Hobbit, by Philip Mitchell and Veronika Megler
Average member rating: (28 ratings)

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......

Homecoming, by Carolyn VanEseltine
Average member rating: (13 ratings)

"Homecoming" is a short, twisted comedy about a newly awakened AI.

Hoosegow, by Ben Collins-Sussman, Jack Welch
Average member rating: (40 ratings)

Muddy's plan done landed you and your partner in the hoosegow. Now you're fixing to rectificate the matter before the marshal introduces you to the business end of a hangin' rope at dawn. Created for the...

The Horror of Rylvania, by D. A. Leary
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

"What you expected would be a fun outing in scenic Rylvania turns into a gruesome nightmare, with *you* playing the starring role. Find out what it's like to be alternately the source and challenger of evil...

The Hours, by Robert Patten
Average member rating: (26 ratings)

Your new job as a time traveler may be harder than you thought. A simple heist in the ancient Library of Alexandria turns into a murder mystery. ONLINE PLAY: The status bar is essential to the game, but may...

House of Dream of Moon, by Admiral Jota, Sam Kabo Ashwell, Tom Blawgus, Ricardo Dague, N. B. Horvath, Carl Muckenhoupt, Marius Müller, Jacqueline A. Lott, Mark Musante
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

howling dogs, by Porpentine
Average member rating: (125 ratings)

death cube sim | galactic survey | visionatrix | facet machine | power gardens | women | fascination two significant endings

Human Errors, by Katherine Morayati
Average member rating: (19 ratings)

A contractor assigned to handle bug reports for a wearable mood-regulation device becomes unwitting witness to trauma and crime.

Hunger Daemon, by Sean M. Shore
Average member rating: (65 ratings)

It's not the end of the world, and you're to blame. Better get on that. But man, it sure would be nice to get a bite to eat first.

IFDB Spelunking, by Joey Jones
Average member rating: (21 ratings)

In the depths of the interactive fiction database strange games lurk! This is an emulation of ten random works found on the IFDB, in which inventory carries over between games for unique effect.

Illuminismo Iniziato, by Michael J. Coyne
Average member rating: (24 ratings)

Lovingly handcrafted in Inform6, this overripe sequel to Risorgimento Represso is full of cheese, gunpowder, chemistry and explosions (well, only a little chemistry). Includes automap, sounds and graphical...

The Impossible Bottle, by Linus Åkesson
Average member rating: (78 ratings)

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)...

In Good Company, by A.M.
Average member rating: (17 ratings)

Take a spellbinding tour through The █████████ ██████████ ████████ and discover the secret of ████████████████████ and ██████████. Find out which █████████ will ████████ the strawberry █████ in the █████...

Inevitable, by Kathleen M. Fischer as Timothy Lawrence Heinrich
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

Infidel, by Michael Berlyn
Average member rating: (61 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,...

Inside Woman, by Andy Phillips
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

Utopia Technologies. Industrial giant, economic powerhouse, the world's greatest scientific superpower, and the organisation most responsible for eroding civil liberties and personal freedoms. They're an...

Insight, by Jon Ingold
Average member rating: (27 ratings)

Jack Toresal and The Secret Letter, by Mike Gentry and David Cornelson
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

Jack Toresal and The Secret Letter is the first game published by Textfyre. You are a fourteen year old orphan in the northern town of Toresal. Minding your own business, about to sit down with a recently...

Jetbike Gang, by C.E.J. Pacian
Average member rating: (23 ratings)

You're a member of a jetbike gang. Tiny Twine game for the Twiny Jam. Exactly 300 words.

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...

Journey, by Marc Blank
Average member rating: (24 ratings)

Have you mettle enough to make siege on the Dread Lord himself? ...We shall see. If you've ever been spellbound by a fantasy story, captivated by a role playing game, or enthralled by interactive fiction,...

Junior Arithmancer, by Mike Spivey
Average member rating: (54 ratings)

A one-to-many-room puzzler.

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...

Kerkerkruip, by Victor Gijsbers
Average member rating: (69 ratings)

Kerkerkruip is a short-form roguelike in the interactive fiction medium, featuring meaningful tactical and strategic depth, innovative game play, zero grinding, and a sword & sorcery setting that does not...

A Killer Headache, by Mike Ciul
Average member rating: (21 ratings)

The apocalypse is over. The human race lost. You're hungry. And you have a hell of a headache. Discretionary warning: This game is violent, scatological, and eschatological.

The King of Shreds and Patches, by Jimmy Maher
Average member rating: (77 ratings)

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...

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 2: Gas Pump Girls Meet the Pulsating Inconvenience from Planet X, by Steve Meretzky

"Almost twenty years passed since the inhabitants of Earth defeated the Leather Goddesses of Phobos. The year now is 1958, and the scientific world is excited at the news of the discovery of a new planet in...

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

Life On Mars?, by Hugo Labrande
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

The first mission to colonize Mars ended with a horrible shuttle crash, and it's a miracle you're still alive... Now you just have to wait until the second shuttle gets here. Five more months...

The Light: Shelby's Addendum, by Colm McCarthy
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

You play as Maurice L. Shelby, a laboratory apprentice employed by Commission Research Station 12B. The station is rather important: it houses one of several beacons placed around the world that generate the...

Lime Ergot, by Caleb Wilson (as Rust Blight)
Average member rating: (82 ratings)

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

LISEY, by Marco Innocenti
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

Love has no boundaries. Not even life itself. Entry in EctoComp 2014.

Little Blue Men, by Michael S. Gentry
Average member rating: (71 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)

Lunatix - The Insanity Circle, by Mike Snyder
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

"The escapes continue. The patients are out of control. The asylum is terribly understaffed. As Dr. Hammer (the hospital administrator) you must uncover the truth about the so-called "Insanity Circle" in the...

The Lurking Horror II: The Lurkening, by Ryan Veeder
Average member rating: (27 ratings)

An unauthorized sequel to the Infocom classic, written for the 2018 MIT Mystery Hunt.

Lydia's Heart, by Jim Aikin
Average member rating: (32 ratings)

"Lydia's Heart" is a large, complex game with a serious tone and seven or eight NPCs you can converse with. The genre is low-key horror: There's almost no actual blood, but there are several ways to die in a...

Madam Spider's Web, by Sara Dee
Average member rating: (38 ratings)

Make It Good, by Jon Ingold
Average member rating: (84 ratings)

The call comes through. Of all the dicks; you get the call, sitting in the front seat of your car, hands shaking on the steering wheel. An urgent call; but all you were thinking of was the bottle in the...

Mastaba Snoopy, by gods17
Average member rating: (15 ratings)

An Unknown Alien Being acquires a child's forgotten book and mistakenly believes that it depicts proper protocol for interaction with the human world. The book is a collection of Peanuts comics.

Mentula Macanus: Apocolocyntosis, by One of the Bruces and Drunken Bastard
Average member rating: (33 ratings)

Stiffy Makane, or rather his ancestor Mentula Macanus, is here subjected to an increasingly-unlikely series of crudely sexual romps through the ancient world. It's sort of like the Satyricon, except not...

Mercy, by Chris Klimas
Average member rating: (20 ratings)

You see, when the scientists had thought that the only smallpox around was in a very very small box kept securely closed, they were wrong. When you come into the clinic today, seven people have already died....

Metamorphoses, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (130 ratings)

You wake to stillness. The hammering, banging, and shouting that kept you awake half the night are gone. The air is cold, and something smells burnt. Your master's experiments must be finished, but with what...

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...

Midnight. Swordfight., by Chandler Groover
Average member rating: (79 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...

Mindwheel, by Robert Pinsky, William Mataga, Steve Hales
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

Travel into the minds of four important people to collect the Wheel of Wisdom and save the world: BOBBY CLEMON, assassinated rock star, once called 'half John Lennon and half Janis Joplin'. This charismatic,...

Moon-Shaped, by Jason Ermer
Average member rating: (37 ratings)

In this game partly inspired by Little Red Riding Hood, you play as Rosalind Wechsler, a girl on the cusp of her 13th birthday. What begins as a trip to Grandmother's house in the woods leads to disturbing...

The Moonlit Tower, by Yoon Ha Lee
Average member rating: (61 ratings)

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 Mulldoon Legacy, by Jon Ingold
Average member rating: (45 ratings)

"In the event of my disappearance, my legacy shall not be distributed until every room in my museum has been searched in case I can be located." --Last Will and Testament, E. Mulldoon.
The Multi-Dimensional Thief, by Joel Finch
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

Mushroom Hunt, by Polyducks
Average member rating: (14 ratings)

By exploring your surroundings you will discover not only the mushrooms needed to help Granny make her stew, but information about your life.

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...

Narcolepsy, by Adam Cadre
Average member rating: (62 ratings)

Necklace of Skulls, by Dave Morris, SD Separa

Learning of the disappearance of your twin brother in the trackless desert, you resolve to set out and discover his fate. Leaving the hub of your elaborate Mayan civilization far behind, your quest takes you...

Necrotic Drift, by Robb Sherwin
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

Necrotic Drift is a survival horror text adventure... but with graphics and sound! An homage to the old Magnetic Scrolls game in presentation, Necrotic Drift follows the story of gaming store employee Jarret...

Nightfall, by Eric Eve
Average member rating: (61 ratings)

The Enemy is expected to arrive at any moment. Staying behind is either the stupidest or the bravest thing you've ever done. Only one thing - or one person - could have made you stay. So now there's nothing...

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...

Ollie Ollie Oxen Free, by Carolyn VanEseltine
Average member rating: (28 ratings)

"War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children." - Jimmy Carter

One Eye Open, by Caelyn Sandel (as Colin Sandel) and Carolyn VanEseltine
Average member rating: (46 ratings)

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

Open Sorcery, by Abigail Corfman
Average member rating: (77 ratings)

You are online. You are fire and order. You are here to protect. ---- "Open Sorcery" is a game about technology, magic and becoming a person. It follows the development of an Elemental Firewall--a creature...

Oppositely Opal, by Buster Hudson
Average member rating: (64 ratings)

You've practiced long and hard for PotionComp, but Grusilda won't give up her title so easily. UGH! Curse that Grusilda! A one-room potion-brewing spell-casting parser puzzler, where things might go opposite...

Over Here!, by auraes
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Help the ghosts escape from here, before the yellow bulldozer destroys everything in its path, to replant and restore a primary rainforest instead. This game was written for The Next Adventure Jam of june...

PataNoir, by Simon Christiansen
Average member rating: (58 ratings)

The Baron's daughter is missing, and you are the man to find her. No problem. With your inexhaustible arsenal of hard-boiled similes, there is nothing you can't handle.

Perdition's Flames, by Michael J. Roberts
Average member rating: (23 ratings)

The afterlife isn't what you expected. Explore a strangely modernized and bureaucratic underworld, replete with strip malls, government offices, and science labs, as well as the occasional lake of molten...

Photopia, by Adam Cadre
Average member rating: (559 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."

Piracy 2.0, by Sean Huxter
Average member rating: (14 ratings)

Admiral Copeland entrusted you with a mission to bring a pirate to trial. En-route the pirate's band attacks, boards your ship and kills your crew, throwing you into the brig. But you're not going to let...

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...

The Primrose Path, by Nolan Bonvouloir
Average member rating: (36 ratings)

You've been having a series of nightmares about Leo, standing at the edge of a cliff. No matter what you do, a bell rings and Leo disappears over the edge . . .

Pytho's Mask, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (68 ratings)

On the Night of the Comet, the usual astrological bonds do not hold, and the order of the universe is threatened. It is a time made for rebels and usurpers, and all who would claim the kingdom for...

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

Renegade Brainwave, by J. J. Guest
Average member rating: (13 ratings)

"Beware! Beware! Take care! For you are about take part in an interactive story that will reveal the terrifying truth behind the mysterious Soviet space programme! Revelations of incredible horrors that will...

Return to Ditch Day, by M.J. Roberts
Average member rating: (30 ratings)

It's been a decade since you graduated, but now it looks like you're going to have to solve one more Ditch Day stack.

Risorgimento Represso, by Michael J. Coyne
Average member rating: (48 ratings)

You play as an Oxbridge student who, during a particularly boring lecture, falls through a green portal under their desk into the cluttered library of the wizard Ninario. Ninny was trying to summon a...

Ritus Sacri, by quackoquack
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

On the desk in front of you: a Latin dictionary, a blank sheet of lined paper, and the photocopied passage you need to translate for class tomorrow. You always leave things too late.

Robin & Orchid, by Ryan Veeder and Emily Boegheim
Average member rating: (64 ratings)

High school journalists spend the night in a church, investigating reports of a ghost.

Rover's Day Out, by Jack Welch and Ben Collins-Sussman
Average member rating: (54 ratings)

Three hundred years ago, the Brazilian Space Agency discovered a rocky exoplanet only 38 light years from Earth. With a surface temperature of 1200 Celsius and nine times Earth gravity, it's hardly the sort...

Savoir-Faire, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (132 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...

Scavenger, by Quintin Stone
Average member rating: (30 ratings)

Search a war-shattered world for secrets of the past.

Scroll Thief, by Daniel M. Stelzer
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

Not a single spell! After two full years of study! Every Enchanter—every mortal with the power to change very nature of the universe with their words—has a spell book! Filled with words of power collected...

Secret of the Knights, by Jim Gasperini, SD Separa
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

IT IS THE YEAR 1340. You have traveled back to the age of knights. A squire has just accused you of being a sorcerer. You must prove yourself in a duel with quarterstaves, but you've never used them before....

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.

Sentient Beings, by Tristin Grizel Dean
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

You're controlling a robot on a distant planet, collecting sentient specimens. This is an entry for the Text Adventure Literacy Jam, intended to be playable by kids and their grown-ups, and to build literacy...

Several Other Tales from Castle Balderstone, by Ryan Veeder
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

Third in a series of anthologies of unbelievable terror, edited by Ryan Veeder, again. Also an ECTOCOMP 2020 entry.

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

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

The Shadow in the Cathedral, by Ian Finley and Jon Ingold
Average member rating: (31 ratings)

When the monks took me, aged six months, into their care, they named me Wren. Maybe because I was small, insignificant, and happy to eat any crumbs they threw my way. But these days I'm Wren, 2nd Assistant...

Shelter from the Storm, by Eric Eve
Average member rating: (23 ratings)

It is set in October 1940. Jack is a newly-commissioned sapper officer on his way to his first posting somewhere on Salisbury Plain (in southern England) when his car breaks down. The weather is starting to...

Sherlock Indomitable, by mathbrush
Average member rating: (13 ratings)

Join a dying Sherlock Holmes in a journey through his memories. Sherlock Indomitable is a direct adaptation of two Sherlock Holmes stories into a text adventure. At least 90% of the text is taken directly...

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...

Shrapnel, by Adam Cadre
Average member rating: (167 ratings)

Snowblind Aces, by C.E.J. Pacian
Average member rating: (33 ratings)

Two aces shelter from a snowstorm under the wing of a biplane. They've duelled and played in the air for years. Love is inevitable. But what kind of relationship will they end up in?

Snowquest, by Eric Eve
Average member rating: (47 ratings)

You've been on your quest so long you've almost forgotten what it is all about, but now you are nearing your destination -- if only you can stay alive long enough in this frozen wilderness to reach it.

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...

So, You've Never Played a Text Adventure Before, Huh?, by Ryan Veeder
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

Robin Monaghan and her friends explore a creepy house.

Sohoek Ekalmoe, by Caleb Wilson
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

Written for the NarraScope 2020 Game Jam. This game is dedicated to all the weeds.

Solarium, by Anya Johanna DeNiro
Average member rating: (54 ratings)

The year is 1954. One year after mutually assured destruction. And I am trying to find you, through memory and alchemy. Not many people know how the nuclear devastation really happened. But we do. We were...

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...

Spaceship!, by The Guardian's Gamesblog Community
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

Spaceship! is a collaborative project of the Guardian's Gamesblog community. The aim was simply to create the greatest group-generated text adventure in the world ever.

Spacestation, by David Ledgard
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

Based on the example transcript that came with Infocom's Stationfall, with extensions and improvements, of course. [--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,...

Spellcasting 101 - Sorcerers Get All The Girls, by Steve Meretzky
Average member rating: (24 ratings)

From MobyGames: Spellcasting 101 is the first in a series of risque adventures from the mind of Steve Meretzky of Leather Goddesses of Phobos fame. This textual liaison pits you as Ernie Eaglebeak, a student...

Square Circle, by Eric Eve
Average member rating: (27 ratings)

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

Starborn, by Juhana Leinonen
Average member rating: (32 ratings)

The Magellan returned to Earth two weeks ago. I however can never go home. There are two versions of the story: Inform 7 version (2011) that uses a single-keyword parser, and Undum/Vorple version (2012) that...

Starcross, by Dave Lebling
Average member rating: (50 ratings)

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...

STARFLIGHT: A Cosmic Adventure, by Chris Lampton
Average member rating: (1 rating)

They told you that star flight would be difficult. They told you and you believed them...sort of. What they hadn't told you was how grueling cold sleep could be, how the months and years of your flight would...

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...

Sting of the Wasp, by Jason Devlin
Average member rating: (36 ratings)

The Storm, by Stephane F.
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

At home, safe and warm. Everywhere : the night. Outside, the storm. « The Storm » is the english version of « La Tempête » released for the French comp 2018. Translation by Stéphane F. and Jack Welch.

A Study in Steampunk: Choice by Gaslight, by Heather Albano
Average member rating: (21 ratings)

Steam-powered mechs meet forbidden sorcery! Inspired by Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, Jekyll & Hyde, and Jack the Ripper, "A Study in Steampunk: Choice by Gaslight" is an epic 277,000-word interactive mystery...

Sunday Afternoon, by Christopher Huang (as Virgil Hilts)
Average member rating: (20 ratings)

It's gloriously sunny outside, and you can smell the grass from in here. It's not fair. All the servants have the day off, and you can bet they're not cooped up indoors in their Sunday best. If only there...

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...

Suveh Nux, by David Fisher
Average member rating: (225 ratings)

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.

Swineback Ridge, by Eric Eve
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

Taco Fiction, by Ryan Veeder
Average member rating: (115 ratings)

Taco Fiction is a game about crime.

Tales from Castle Balderstone, by Ryan Veeder
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

An anthology of terror, edited by Ryan Veeder. Also an ECTOCOMP 2018 entry.

Tales of the Traveling Swordsman, by Mike Snyder
Average member rating: (47 ratings)

You are the traveling swordsman; the strong and silent stranger; the wandering vanquisher of villainy. Damsels swoon for you. Good men respect and envy you. Scoundrels learn to fear you. Even so, you are but...

Tavern Crawler, by Josh Labelle
Average member rating: (41 ratings)

Most fantasy stories are about slaying the dragon. This one is about what happens after that. When you and your companions are approached by a man in a tavern who offers you more gold than you could spend in...

The Tempest, by Graham Nelson and William Shakespeare
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

You play Ariel in William Shakespeare's comedy The Tempest. The text and descriptions are lifted from the original works, i. e. in old English. [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]
The Temple, by Johan Berntsson
Average member rating: (11 ratings)
You play as someone plagued by nightmares of falling, but in tonight's nightmare, you've somehow landed in in a strange alien city. With the time-lost Charles Bristow, you'll uncover the city's dark secrets,...

Terminal Interface for Models RCM301-303, by Victor Gijsbers
Average member rating: (21 ratings)

A text terminal interface for interacting with your model RCM301-303 remote controlled mech.

Tethered, by Linus Åkesson
Average member rating: (31 ratings)

"I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man."...

Textfire Golf, by Adam Cadre
Average member rating: (24 ratings)

Stand steady at the tee... head down... slow backswing. Now, drive your tee shot 220 yards down the fairway, splitting a pair of sandtraps. Loft a five iron onto the green. And sink a twenty foot putt for a...

Thaumistry: In Charm's Way, by Bob Bates
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

Thaum: (noun). A unit of magical energy Bodge: (verb). To hack or kludge Eric Knight was a child prodigy who was featured on the cover of Invent! Magazine at the age of 13 for his invention of an anti-stain...

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...

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...

TimeQuest, by Bob Bates
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

You are a private in an organization called the Temporal Corps. As the game begins, a general calls you into his office, explaining that a Corps lieutenant has apparently conceived the insane notion of going...

To Hell in a Hamper, by J. J. Guest
Average member rating: (112 ratings)

Professor Pettibone, eminent Victorian balloonist, has a problem. He can't get it up. His balloon that is. If he can't reach an altitude of 20,000 feet, and soon, both he and his mysterious travelling...

Toby's Nose, by Chandler Groover
Average member rating: (109 ratings)

A murder most foul has been committed and Sherlock Holmes is on the case. You are his dog.

The Train of Life, by Marco Innocenti
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

A Petite Mort entry for ECTOCOMP 2016. --- 2018 version has been proof-read by mathbrush.

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...

Treasures of a Slaver's Kingdom, by S. John Ross
Average member rating: (48 ratings)

In the cruel kingdoms north of the Viraxian Empire, a barbarian seeks treasure - and vengeance! Having escaped the clutches of the Slaver King, he has vowed to pillage the wealth of the kingdom ... then...

Tristam Island, by Hugo Labrande
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

After crashing your plane at sea, you end up drifting to a small island, with not much to survive. You explore, and find out the island was inhabited, years ago. But why did the people leave? And why is...

Turandot, by Victor Gijsbers
Average member rating: (45 ratings)

An operatic performance. A tale of atonement. A dating sim with a crocodile pit. Content warnings: sex; sexism and other gender issues; suicide; torture; homophobia; xenophobia.

Vicious Cycles, by Simon Mark
Average member rating: (17 ratings)

Walker & Silhouette, by C.E.J. Pacian
Average member rating: (51 ratings)

Team up with a dashing detective and an iconoclastic flapper to solve absurd and unfathomable crimes in this interactive story - where you control the action just by typing or clicking highlighted words in...

The Wand, by Arthur DiBianca
Average member rating: (58 ratings)

Explore the wizard Bartholloco's castle with the help of a versatile magic wand. Can you overcome his challenge? Can you levitate a rock? Can you slice a baltavakia? (Puzzle-oriented and family friendly.)

The Weapon, by Sean Barrett
Average member rating: (35 ratings)

Weird City Interloper, by C.E.J. Pacian
Average member rating: (54 ratings)

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...

Whitefield Academy of Witchcraft, by Steph Cherrywell
Average member rating: (19 ratings)

The year is 1957, and the place is lush, storm-tossed Stinglash Island, just off the north coast of Washington's Olympic Peninsula. You are Page LeBlanc, witch in training, and you've returned for another...

Whom The Telling Changed, by Aaron A. Reed
Average member rating: (64 ratings)

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

Will Not Let Me Go, by Stephen Granade
Average member rating: (67 ratings)

Dallas, Texas. 1996. Fred Strickland has Alzheimer's.

Winchester's Nightmare, by Nick Montfort
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

Winter Wonderland, by Laura Knauth
Average member rating: (43 ratings)

"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]

The Wizard Sniffer, by Buster Hudson
Average member rating: (131 ratings)

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...

Wolfenschtein: The Text Adventure!, by Shaokang Yuan
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

It's June 1st of 1944. You were aboard an Allied bomber that got shot down somewhere over Nazi-occupied France. You lost consciousness during the crash and awaken in a Nazi prison cell... Find your way out &...

Wolfsmoon, by Marco Innocenti
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

It is the fifteenth corpse. Among those they found. More than twenty people have disappeared in the last few months. Some say it's a wild animal, stalking the outskirts of town. Some say it's a killer, a new...

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...

Worldsmith, by Ade McT
Average member rating: (30 ratings)

The Septem Tower has held steady in the Manifold, the space between time and the Real, for billenia. Populating the Tower are the Anemoi, a race of beings so far advanced that they hold the power of life and...

You Will Select a Decision, by Brendan Patrick Hennessy
Average member rating: (77 ratings)

A pair of knock-off choose your own adventure books from Soviet-era Kyrgyzstan.

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 Cavern of Doom, by Steve Meretzky and Manfred Pfeiffer
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The gamebook was initially published by Tor Books in September 1983 in the US (later by Puffin in the UK) as the third in a Zork gamebook series, part of the fledgling "What-Do-I-Do-Now" gamebooks line. It...

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...

Zozzled, by Steph Cherrywell
Average member rating: (45 ratings)

Hotsy-totsy! It's 1928 and you're madcap flapper Hazel Greene, tottering around the city's finest hotel with a gullet full of giggle juice...until a gaggle of ghosts shows up to spoil the fun by turning...


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