Mark V.'s Played Games

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1893: A World's Fair Mystery, by Peter Nepstad
Average member rating: (23 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?...

1981, by Anonymous
Average member rating: (30 ratings)

(author is Adam Cadre, but game is unsigned)

9:05, by Adam Cadre
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Average member rating: (497 ratings)

The phone rings. Oh, no how long have you been asleep? Sure, it was a tough night, but... This is bad. This is very bad. The phone rings.

Ad Verbum, by Nick Montfort
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Average member rating: (128 ratings)

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

Adventure, by William Crowther and Donald Woods
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Average member rating: (94 ratings)

All Roads, by Jon Ingold
Average member rating: (146 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]

an apple from nowhere, by Brendan Barnwell
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Average member rating: (12 ratings)

The Atomic Heart, by Stefan Blixt
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

Blue Chairs, by Chris Klimas
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Average member rating: (92 ratings)

Carma, by Marnie Parker
Average member rating: (11 ratings)
"A Glulx Inform romp (with graphics and music)." [--blurb from Competition Aught-One]
Chicks Dig Jerks, by Robb Sherwin
Average member rating: (26 ratings)
"An ancient evil threatens to invade a decadent mountain town, yet all that concerns young grave robber Avandre Varick is hitting on gorgeous babes." [--blurb from Competition '99]
Christminster, by Gareth Rees
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Average member rating: (81 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
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Average member rating: (97 ratings)

Corruption, by Rob Steggles, Hugh Steers
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Average member rating: (20 ratings)

In the real world the good guys rarely win. CAN YOU COPE WITH CORRUPTION? The City of London. Deals and chicanery, Porsches and profit, wild animals in handmade suits. And you. Outwardly, you're on the fast...

Cosmoserve, by Judith Pintar
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Average member rating: (7 ratings)

Crusade, by John Gorenfeld
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Curses, by Graham Nelson
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Average member rating: (122 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...

Detective, by Matt Barringer
Average member rating: (17 ratings)

"Often imitated, never equaled, an unvarnished port of Barringer's "Detective". [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Earth and Sky, by Paul O'Brian
Average member rating: (78 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 3: Luminous Horizon, by Paul O'Brian
Average member rating: (39 ratings)

The Edifice, by Lucian P. Smith
Average member rating: (78 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...

The Fire Tower, by Jacqueline A. Lott
Average member rating: (43 ratings)

Galatea, by Emily Short
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Average member rating: (307 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...

Glass Boxes, by Yoon Ha Lee and Yune Kyung Lee
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams and Steve Meretzky
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Average member rating: (178 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...

Hunter, in Darkness, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (118 ratings)

I-0, by Anonymous
Average member rating: (153 ratings)

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

Infidel, by Michael Berlyn
Average member rating: (54 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,...

Inhumane, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (21 ratings)

A parody of Infocom's Infidel, written when the author was fifteen, then converted to Inform. To collect a treasure, you must show an ancient guardian how awful an adventurer you are. [--blurb from The...
Janitor, by Peter Seebach and Kevin Lynn
Average member rating: (28 ratings)

Jigsaw, by Graham Nelson
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Average member rating: (77 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...

Kaged, by Ian Finley
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Average member rating: (51 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...

LASH -- Local Asynchronous Satellite Hookup, by Paul O'Brian
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Average member rating: (40 ratings)

Leather Goddesses of Phobos, by Steve Meretzky
Average member rating: (64 ratings)

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

Lists and Lists, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (25 ratings)

A tutorial in which a genie teaches you the basics of a simplified version of LISP. [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Lock & Key, by Adam Cadre
Average member rating: (75 ratings)

A Mind Forever Voyaging, by Steve Meretzky
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Average member rating: (106 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
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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,...

Mystery House, by Ken Williams and Roberta Williams
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Average member rating: (8 ratings)

Mystery House Kracked, by the Flippy Disk
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Average member rating: (6 ratings)

Mystery House Possessed, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (10 ratings)

This intricate all-text reworking draws on the Gothic, as well as Clue, to simulate seven characters working to outwit the killer in their midst.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Presents "Detective", by C. E. Forman, Matt Barringer, Graeme Cree, and Stuart Moore
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Average member rating: (55 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: (57 ratings)

Photopia, by Adam Cadre
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Average member rating: (514 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."

The PK Girl, by Robert Goodwin, Helen Trevillion, Nanami Nekono, and Oya-G
Average member rating: (28 ratings)

Planetfall, by Steve Meretzky
Average member rating: (112 ratings)

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

Rameses, by Stephen Bond
Average member rating: (120 ratings)

Risorgimento Represso, by Michael J. Coyne
Average member rating: (43 ratings)

Ruins, by Graham Nelson
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Sensory Jam, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (3 ratings)
Serving Your Country, by Fletcher Smyth
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Shrapnel, by Adam Cadre
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Average member rating: (159 ratings)

Slacker X, by The Velvet Jester, Smoke Dog, and Wormy Jurmy
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Average member rating: (2 ratings)

You awake with a drug-induced amnesia, trying to find out who threw up on you and what the heck is going on, anyway. Mail the author with comments to receive the registration package that includes "Acid...

Slap That Fish, by Peter Nepstad
Average member rating: (30 ratings)

This time, those fishy bastards are finally going to get what's coming to them.

Slouching Towards Bedlam, by Star Foster and Daniel Ravipinto
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Average member rating: (201 ratings)

In the beginning was the Word, and it was hungry. ...

So Far, by Andrew Plotkin
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Average member rating: (69 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...

The Space Under the Window, by Andrew Plotkin
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Average member rating: (95 ratings)

A new, experimental game that has no puzzles but uses only words that change your focus on things, thereby adapting the story. [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Spider and Web, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (277 ratings)

A vacation in our lovely country! See the ethnic charms of the countryside, the historic grandeur of the capital city. Taste our traditional cuisine; smell the flowers of the Old Tree. And all without...

Stick it to the man, by Brendan Barnwell
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

"I'm looking at this blank wall. What the fuck? Man, I wake up in the funkiest places. Oh, yeah, it's this bedroom. We're squatting this house -- right, right. Sheesh, crowded, man. Whoa, I'm groggy....
Stiffy Makane: The Undiscovered Country, by Adam Thornton
Average member rating: (20 ratings)
"Stiffy Makane: The Undiscovered Country. A game months in the making. A game designed to stretch the limits of Glulx Inform, and completely shatter the boundaries of good taste. A game described by sentence...
Sting of the Wasp, by Jason Devlin
Average member rating: (32 ratings)

Suspended, by Michael Berlyn
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Average member rating: (39 ratings)

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

Tapestry, by Daniel Ravipinto
Average member rating: (41 ratings)

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

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]

Textfire Golf, by Adam Cadre
Average member rating: (22 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...

Time and Dwarves, by Graham Nelson
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Tookie's Song, by Jessica Knoch
Average member rating: (12 ratings)
Cat aliens from the planet Purrsimmon have stolen your pet dog, Tookie! Rescue him by solving all the various light-hearted puzzles they've set up for you!

Trinity, by Brian Moriarty
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Average member rating: (94 ratings)

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

Visualizing, by Marnie Parker
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Average member rating: (6 ratings)

When Help Collides, by J. D. Berry
Average member rating: (16 ratings)
Winchester's Nightmare, by Nick Montfort
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Average member rating: (8 ratings)

Worlds Apart, by Suzanne Britton
Average member rating: (83 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...

Zork I, by Marc Blank and Dave Lebling
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Average member rating: (203 ratings)

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

Zork: The Undiscovered Underground, by Marc Blank, Michael Berlyn, and G. Kevin Wilson
Average member rating: (29 ratings)

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

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