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

1981, by Anonymous
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(author is Adam Cadre, but game is unsigned)

9:05, by Adam Cadre
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The phone rings. Oh, no — how long have you been asleep? Sure, it was a tough night, but... This is bad. This is very bad. The phone rings.

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

The Act of Misdirection, by Callico Harrison
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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...

Adoo's Stinky Story, by B. Perry
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The Adventures of the President of the United States, by Mikko Vuorinen
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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...

AlethiCorp, by Simon Christiansen
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Do you have what it takes to be an Associate Information Management Consultant with one of the world's largest information management companies? Can you leverage synergies with the best to operationalize our...

All Alone, by Ian Finley
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All Roads, by Jon Ingold
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"Wave a circle round him thrice, And close your eyes with holy dread For he on honey-dew hath fed And drunk the milk of paradise." [--blurb from Competition Aught-One]

All Things Devours, by half sick of shadows
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From the game's about command: "All Things Devours is a short piece of interactive fiction, leaning strongly towards the text-adventure end of the spectrum. It explores an all-too-familiar science fiction...

Amnesia, by Dustin Rhodes
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In this poorly-written game, you play as someone who washed ashore onto an island. You were supposed to have amnesia, but you don't, so the author will make up a new story where you just need to solve a few...

And Yet it Moves, by Orion Zymaris
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Eppur si muove

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...

Aotearoa, by Matt Wigdahl
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The Fish of Māui. The Land of the Long Cloud. Aotearoa. An entire continent of untamed wilds, and the last place on Earth where dinosaurs still roam. If only you'd come ashore under better circumstances...

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

Asylum, by cpuguy89
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A simple "Escape the room" style game. It is the first of my games that is actually worth publishing. It is not intended to be difficult, and was created for those who are just getting into interactive...

Baluthar, by Chris Molloy Wischer
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In this game of horror, you play as an old man of a tribal culture. For months, you've been weary of life and kept to your bed. But when you learn that your adult son, Rykhard, has foolishly gone into the...

Banana Apocalypse and the Rocket Pants of Destiny, by Emily Short
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Beet the Devil, by Carolyn VanEseltine
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Your dog is gone. She must be brought. You have a beet (and some other vegetables).

Begscape, by Porpentine
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highly randomized fantasy begging sim or bleak slot machine poem

Being Andrew Plotkin, by J. Robinson Wheeler
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"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,...

Bellclap, by Tommy Herbert
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Beyond, by Roberto Grassi, Paolo Lucchesi, and Alessandro Peretti
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A mysterious death, a secret to be revealed… and someone who wants to know the truth, at any cost. ...

The Bible Retold: Following a Star, by Justin Morgan
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You are Balthasar, a magus from Babylon. You and your companions, Gaspar and Melchior, are about to embark on a journey to Judea, a client kingdom of the Roman Empire, to venerate a newborn king. You'll need...

The Bible Retold: The Lost Sheep, by Ben Pennington
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There is dissent in the ranks! One of your sheep makes a run for the next field, jumping gracefully over the hedgerows. You stand up quickly and collect your crook. You need that sheep!

Bio, by David Linder
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In this game, you play as a male live-in janitor for a scientific research facility in a Brazilian jungle. Tonight, the scientists are away at a convention and you're enjoying the peace and quiet....

The Black Lily, by Hannes Schueller
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If you think you are being watched while playing this game, keep telling yourself that it's all in your mind.

The Blind House, by Amanda Allen
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I scarcely know the woman at my side. I don't even know why she was the one I turned to. I can only hope that we haven't been followed, that she won't ask too many questions. The only choice left to me now...

Blink, by Ian Waddell
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Blue Chairs, by Chris Klimas
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Blue Sky, by Hans Fugal
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You play as a tourist in Santa Fe, New Mexico. You've overslept your first morning here and your tour group has already left the hotel without you. You'd better hurry up and find them!

Body Bargain, by Amanda Lange
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Your surgery went very well. But you couldn't really afford it... Be aware that this is a work of horror. This game involves situations that may be violent, distressing, disturbing, or triggering. This game...

Byzantine Perspective, by Lea Albaugh
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Your task is simple enough. Just nab the chalice.

Caffeination, by Michael Loegering
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Caroline, by Kristian Kronstrand
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Let Caroline take you by the hand.

Cerulean Stowaway, by Roger Descheneaux
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A stowaway gets more of a ride than he bargained for.

Changes, by David Given
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Chronicle Play Torn, by Penczer Attila
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In this fantasy quest, your granduncle, the occultist Jumon Hakai, has disappeared. Searching his mansion for clues, you learn he was plagued by a visitor from Nexus Eden, another world whose portal is in...
The Chronicler, by John Evans
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A short game with a few interesting tricks.
Cold Iron, by Andrew Plotkin (as Lyman Clive Charles)
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Your good axe has gone missing. Reverd Pearson would say you're a careless lunkhead who'd lose his ear if it wasn't nailed on. You figure he's right, a man of the cloth, but that doesn't mean piskeys didn't...
Conan Kill Everything, by Ian Haberkorn
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In this short one-room game, you play as Conan with a very large sword, and an evil wizard has just summoned a wildcat to attack you. Your goal is obvious: KILL EVERYTHING.
Constraints, by Martin Bays
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Creatures Such As We, by Lynnea Glasser
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A dating sim about how humanity connects through art, even out in the vastness of space.

A Day for Fresh Sushi, by Emily Short
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No time for fantasy. Must feed fish.

A Day In The Life Of A Superhero, by David Whyld
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The fiendish Tax Collector and his gang of cronies are threatening the city and only YOU - the fabled Masked Defender - can stop him!

De Baron, by Victor Gijsbers
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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
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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...

Deep Breathing, by Admiral Jota
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In this very abbreviated version of The Three Little Pigs, you play as someone tall and furry, with immense lungs and an empty stomach. You have tracked your quarry to a shack in the woods. There is, of...

Delightful Wallpaper, by Andrew Plotkin ('Edgar O. Weyrd')
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Detective, by Matt Barringer
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"Often imitated, never equaled, an unvarnished port of Barringer's "Detective". [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Dig My Grave, by Ryan Veeder
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For reasons which remain obscure, it is your job to dig a grave. Written for the Apollo 18+20 tribute album project.

Donkey Kong, by Andrew Plotkin
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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...

Dual Transform, by Andrew Plotkin
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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.

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...

East Grove Hills, by XYZ
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Ecdysis, by Peter Nepstad
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You wake, a pounding headache loud in your inner ear, the back of your head itching and tingling, your mouth full of cotton. The pain drives away your dreams, weird visions of alien landscapes... Ecdysis is...

Enigma, by Simon Deimel
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Eyes can see, and a mind can think. Insanity is just one step away. You are in a room. That's where you are, and you know exactly what is going on. But the truth is hard to take. The game file includes hints...

The Entropy Cage, by Stormrose
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Sub-sentient computer programs 'subs' coordinate our future society. You, the first cyber-psychiatrist, are drawn into the sub's war for their next evolution. PLAYTIME: ~20mins FORMAT: standalone .html file....

Episode in the Life of an Artist, by Peter Eastman
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The Erudition Chamber, by Daniel Freas
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Escape From Summerland, by Joey Jones and Melvin Rangasamy
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Original Blurb: "In the near future a drone war rages in the skies, but below in Summerland there is only one thought: who's going to feed Jacquotte?" - Take Control of Three Characters each with their own...

Eurydice, by Anonymous
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A short game about grief, with occasional snakes.

Fail-Safe, by Jon Ingold
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The Fat Lardo and the Rubber Ducky, by Anonymous
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Fingertips: All Alone, by Joey Jones
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"So I'm all alone, and I've got a decision to make." (A one move game in the Apollo 18+20: The IF Tribute Album)

Fish Bowl, by Ethan Rupp and Joshua Rupp
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You are a beachcomber living by the shore. Today, you wake to find an empty fish bowl in your home, and don't remember how it got there. You try to piece your memory back together, but soon learn what the...

Flight of the Hummingbird, by Michael Martin
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Dr. Sinister is at it again! The Concordance of Powered Response isn't entirely clear on what it is he's planning, but it's big. This is clearly a task for one of the world's mightiest champions!

Flowers for Algernon, by Anonymous
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Out of the TextFire "12-pack", this is an April's Fool game "demo" that has you play an illiterate person who has an appointment at the hospital to increase his intelligence... [--blurb from The Z-Files...
Fox, Fowl and Feed, by Chris Conroy
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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.

Fran and Bart Want a Snowman!, by Tommy Herbert
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Galatea, by Emily Short
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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...

Gamlet, by Tomasz Pudlo
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Getting Back to Sleep, by Patrick Evans
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Gigantomania, by Michelle Tirto and Mike Ciul
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Living under the Stalin era, in four parts.

Gleaming the Verb, by Kevin Jackson-Mead
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In this very short one-room game, you play as someone abducted to solve a series of related word puzzles.

Goose, Egg, Badger, by Brian Rapp
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Gourmet, by Aaron A. Reed and Chad Barb
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Missing employees, wily crustaceans, malfunctioning kitchen equipment and a terminal food shortage, all on the night the most important culinary critic in the world has chosen to review your debut...

The Great Xavio, by Reese Warner
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Gris et Jaune, by Jason Devlin
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She wanted answers. He wanted a cure. You just wanted to live.

Guilded Youth, by Jim Munroe
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You play Tony, a fourteen-year old thief who needs some help looting the legendary Oakville Manor. Luckily it's the 1980s and finding fellow adventurers is just a modem squeal away...

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...

Heated, by Timothy Peers
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Get to work early, don't get too angry and get your raise. You've been a slacker for long enough, and this is your one opportunity to really wow the boss!

Help! My Vacuum Cleaner Is Broken, by Admiral Jota
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Hercules First Labor, by Robert Carl Brown
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Hey, I'm Supposed to be Free Range, by Anonymous
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Crossing the road just got a lot tougher. All these damn traffic cones. You're amazed ... [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue] Written by "Opal O'Donnell", it was revealed years later this game was really...

HIGH END CUSTOMIZABLE SAUNA EXPERIENCE, by Porpentine
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designed last minute for a live performance played for a crowd while they shouted out decisions more info (archived): http://aliendovecote.com/?p=4732

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

Hoosegow, by Ben Collins-Sussman, Jack Welch
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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...

How Suzy Got Her Powers, by David Whyld
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You're Suzy Loman: mild-mannered waitress by day, superheroine by night. Well... at the present time that's only 50% true. The superheroine part you're still working on...

howling dogs, by Porpentine
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death cube sim | galactic survey | visionatrix | facet machine | power gardens | women | fascination two significant endings

Hunger Daemon, by Sean M. Shore
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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.

Hunter, in Darkness, by Andrew Plotkin
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I Must Play, by Geoff Fortytwo
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Why are the older boys so mean? You stood around the arcade all day and weren't able to play even one game on any of the machines! You thought you had your chance when nearly everyone else went home earlier...
I Palindrome I, by Nick Montfort
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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 120°F. It's beginning to look like...

Identity, by Dave Bernazzani
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In a Manor of Speaking, by Hulk Handsome
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In a Manor of Speaking is a punny adventure set in the surreal world of Calembour. Journey through the bizarre Outlands, the bustling streets of Rudeville, and eventually find your way to the manor itself as...

Irvine Quik & the Search for the Fish of Traglea, by Duncan Bowsman
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Science fiction adventure! Extinction looms for the fish, people, and entire planet of Traglea. Can one bumbling space cadet rescue enough alien fish before too late? Can he learn the secret of Traglean...

The Island, by Old Andy
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Mysterious story...

It, by Emily Boegheim
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"The rules of the game are easy. I'm It, so I go and hide. You and the others count to 50, then you have to look for me. If you find me, you have to get into the hiding spot with me. If you're the last...

J'dal, by Ryan Kinsman
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Jacqueline, Jungle Queen!, by Steph Cherrywell
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You are Jacqueline McBean, modern woman for the Thirties and intrepid international correspondent for the Fresno Bee. The good news is that you're on your way to a plum assignment among the glitzy spires and...

Kicker, by Pippin Barr
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A Killer Headache, by Mike Ciul
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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.

Kurusu City, by Kevin Venzke
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An IFComp 2004 Entry
L'Armando, by Andrea Rezzonico
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LAIR of the CyberCow, by Conrad Cook (as Harry Wilson)
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One of the few games in the neglected Farm Noir genre, LAIR of the CyberCow takes a stylishly chilling, ambivalently moral look at the social themes of our times -- or, does it? Play it now: don't wait for...
Last Minute, by Ruderbager Doppelganger (A.K.A. Hulk Handsome)
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Oh, crap! Crap, crap, crap! Crappity crappy crap! Poop. The deadline for the 2012 Interactive Fiction Competition is only ten minutes away! There's no chance in Hades that I'll finish my Twine magnum opus...

Laterna Magica, by Jens Byriel
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As you seat yourself and turn toward your inner light, you ask that one burning question. "What is laterna magica?"

Leadlight, by Wade Clarke
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15-year-old Belinda Nettle is studying at Linville Girls High School in Australia's Blue Mountains. After falling asleep in the library one afternoon, she wakes from her mundane existence into a nightmare...

Legion, by Jason Devlin
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The Lift, by Colin Capurso
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You wake up in a room with no memory of who you are or what you're doing there. You need to survive, that's all you know.

A Light's Tale, by Zach Flynn
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A journey through the world of the dark places. Your only weapon is Light. Light shall overcome all darkness. Darkness is the absence of light.
The Lion in Winter, by Iain Merrick
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In this comedic short game, you play as an overweight young man of the Massif tribe. Your dad's left you to watch over his cows, which is bad enough, but now a lion just came into the enclosure and took one...

Little Blue Men, by Michael S. Gentry
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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...

Little girl in the big world, by Peter Wendrich
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Little Green Robbing Hood, by Jake Wildstrom
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In this short game that blends Little Red Riding Hood with the legend of Robin Hood, you of course are playing as Little Green Robbing Hood. Your grandmother's fields were torched by Sir Guy of Gisbourne, so...
Living Will, by Mark Marino
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As an heir to the fortune of the Coltan-magnate ER Millhouse, you can expand your inheritance or become buried in medical and legal fees as you peruse his living will and discover the story behind the...

Lock & Key, by Adam Cadre
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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

Lunar Base 1, by Michael Phipps
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Two astronauts set out to settle America's first lunar base in the year 2080. You are one of them.

Magocracy, by Joseph Rheaume
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Mammal, by Joey Jones
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The lizards have taken over. You, a lowly human slave, are tasked with eradicating all mammalian traces from the Don Quixote Memorial Museum. (Written for the Apollo 18+20 tribute album project.)

Max Blaster and Doris de Lightning Against the Parrot Creatures of Venus, by Dan Shiovitz and Emily Short
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Someplace on Venus a secret weapon is being built that threatens Earth with total destruction. You and your comrade must penetrate the Xavian base and save the world -- before it's too late!

The Minimalist Game, by NOM3RCY
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It is the hardest IF on earth.
Mite, by Sara Dee
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In this small fantasy adventure game, you play as Mite, a pixy lad, who is carrying an egg-shaped jewel dropped by a cloaked thief who you tripped that morning. The gem belongs to the Fairy Prince! You must...

Möbius, by J.D. Clemens
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Another mission. Just when you had settled in for a nap.

Murder at the Aero Club, by Penny Wyatt
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In this short game, you play as a detective investigating the murder of an ASAC inspector at the TAF Aero Club, eight hours away from Sydney. Let's hope you can solve the case quickly!

Murphy's Law, by Scott Hammack
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Thing are looking up! After decades of scrimping and saving, you've finally pulled yourself out of debt. The only thing left standing between you and financial independence is one last mortgage payment. What...

My Evil Twin, by Carl Muckenhoupt
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After last night's all-nighter (I had an important report to do for work), I intended to sleep all through the day. But I can't afford to do that. Somewhere out there, my evil twin is plying his schemes, and...

my father's long, long legs, by michael lutz
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A weird tale. Some parts make use of sound, so this game is best played with headphones. One ending.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Presents "Detective", by C. E. Forman, Matt Barringer, Graeme Cree, and Stuart Moore
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"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
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The Nemean Lion, by Anonymous
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Nemesis Macana, by Herman Schudspeer, Victor Gijsbers
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Standing in front of a London brothel with the clear intent to enter, our protagonist's future may seem dark and foreboding. But perhaps an unexpected and life-changing experience is waiting for him. Comes...

Ninja, by Paul Allen Panks
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You are a lone ninja, protecting a shinto shrine of Japan. Your goal is to avoid capture by the Evil One, a deft ninja from a rival shrine. He is nearby, but you don't know exactly where. And it is dark...

Ninja's Fate, by Hannes Schueller
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Sent by his village elders to retrieve a stolen gold idol, a ninja finds himself in a Panksian world. Little does he know his true destiny is waiting for him here...

No Room, by Ben Heaton
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One Eye Open, by Caelyn Sandel (as Colin Sandel) and Carolyn VanEseltine
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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...

Order, by John Evans
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You play as a spirit who delights in solving puzzles summoned by an enclave of wizards into a realm where matter is less stable and energy is plentiful. You have been gifted with the power to create what you...

Orevore Courier, by Brian Rapp
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The Orion Agenda, by Ryan Weisenberger
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In this sci-fi story, you play as Capt. Jon Stark of SciCorps. You're monitoring a promising alien species on Orion 3 from orbit on Station One when the General gives you your first field assignment. Outpost...

Oxygen, by Benjamin Sokal
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An explosion rattles the Aegis mining station and the oxygen tanks are leaking. Who gets the remaining oxygen and who will perish? The choice is up to you, a lowly technician trapped in an access conduit.

Paint!!!, by David Whyld
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[Entry in the cancelled ADRIFT One Room Comp 2004]

Party Foul, by Brooks Reeves
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You're cornered, trapped. There seems to be no escape. You aren't in a jail cell. No, you're in the cocktail party from hell and only by using your wits and luck are you going to get out of this suburb...

Pen and Paint, by Owen Parish
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In this game, you play as a writer, waking up after hearing something downstairs. You and your wife Eleanor soon discover there's been an intruder and her paintings are infected! You'd better find your pen...

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...

Photopia, by Adam Cadre
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"Will you read me a story?" "Read you a story? What fun would that be? I've got a better idea: let's tell a story together."

Pick Up The Phone Booth And Die, by Rob Noyes
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A very short game. Whatever you do, do not pick up the phone booth; well, you can guess from the title what happens if you do. [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]
PTBAD 3, by Jonathan BERMAN
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An execise in fake surreality
Quest for Flesh, by Daniel Hiebert
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A Quiet Evening at Home, by Anonymous
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They say you should write what you know. Sorry.

Raik, by Harry Giles
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A Scots fantasia about anxiety Featuring kelpies, lost keys, mysteriously-lit underground caverns, boring work, panic attacks and red hair. Raik is written in Scots, one of the languages of Scotland, with a...

Rameses, by Stephen Bond
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The Realm, by Michael Sheldon
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The Recruit, by Mike Sousa
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Try your hand at the Real Life Interactive Gaming Simulacra! You'll face a variety of challenges and simulations and have a chance to win some money and great prizes. Apply today!

Redeye, by John Pitchers
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Waking from a big night out, Stanley finds himself at a bikie bar in outback Australia in alot of trouble with the law.

Risorgimento Represso, by Michael J. Coyne
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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...

Riverside, by Jeremy Crockett and Victor Janmey
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In this incomplete mystery, you play as a man named Mike who feels obligated to investigate the murder of his psychiatrist friend John. CAUTION: Contains read-authors'-minds issues and an abrupt troll...

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...

Rover's Day Out, by Jack Welch and Ben Collins-Sussman
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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...

Ruined Robots, by Nicholas Dudek, Gregory Dudek, and Natasha Dudek
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Safe, by Benjamin Wochinski
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You awake in a strange dark room after being jumped in an alley. It would be best not to wait for those responsible to return. First game of the author, an escape-style puzzle game created to get some basic...

Scavenger, by Quintin Stone
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Search a war-shattered world for secrets of the past.

The Sealed Room, by Robert DeFord
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In this tiny game, you play as a man who briefly meets an old man on a park bench before he inexplicably teleports you away. When the magical mist dissolves, you find yourself in an exit-less stone chamber...

Service with a Smile, by Josh Giesbrecht
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Sewer Diamond War of 3096 Reenactment, by Porpentine
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a rat-demon sewer war reenactment with many "fun" character and choices

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

shadows on the mirror, by Chrysoula Tzavelas
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I am falling, I am fading, I am drowning, help me to breathe...

She's Actual Size, by Jake Eakle
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Shrapnel, by Adam Cadre
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Shuffling Around, by Andrew Schultz (as Ned Yompus)
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A weird power to save a weird world. So you just got fired from the best company ever, and it's the best day of your life. New opportunities! New horizons! New ways to look at things! Like calling this...

Signos, by Mauricio Diaz Garcia a.k.a. "M4u"
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Six, by Wade Clarke
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Your name is Harriet Leitner, and you and your twin sister Demi turned six this morning! You're having a fancy dress birthday party, and this afternoon you'll be playing Hide and Seek Tip over in the park....

Six-Chamber Champion, by C.E.J. Pacian
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Derelict Warehouse (sitting on the hard plastic chair) Crammed full of bloodthirsty spectators, the air is heavy with cigarette smoke and body odour. You sit at a simple plastic table opposite your opponent....

Slap That Fish, by Peter Nepstad
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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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In the beginning was the Word, and it was hungry. ...

The Sons of the Cherry, by Alex Livingston
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Sophie's Adventure, by David Whyld
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The Space Under the Window, by Andrew Plotkin
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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]

Spiral, by Justin Morgan
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Splashdown, by Paul J. Furio
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Square Circle, by Eric Eve
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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?

Stack Overflow, by Timofei Shatrov
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Starborn, by Juhana Leinonen
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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...

The Statue Got Me High, by Ryan Veeder
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Your job is to make sure John's party is successful. It won't be, though. Written for the Apollo 18+20 tribute album project.

Sting of the Wasp, by Jason Devlin
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Sunday Afternoon, by Christopher Huang (as Virgil Hilts)
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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...

Suveh Nux, by David Fisher
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An entry in the 2007 One Room Game Competition. You play a magician's servant who gets trapped in your master's vault; you'll need to learn some of his tricks if you want to get out.

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

The Tale of the Kissing Bandit, by J. Robinson Wheeler (as 'Cary Valentino')
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Taunting Donut, by Kalev Tait
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One-room game where you need to get an out-of-reach donut tied to the ceiling of your exitless room.

Tea Ceremony, by Naomi Hinchen
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In this game of diplomacy, you play as an inept junior member of the diplomatic corps. This week, you need to convince Brc'nl, who is some sort of noble glob from Glorpon-42, to argue in Earth's favor in a...

The Test is Now READY, by Jim Warrenfeltz
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Textfire Golf, by Adam Cadre
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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...

their angelical understanding, by Porpentine
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I train to fight angels in a monastery by the sea. Wear headphones. TW: Suicidal ideation, ableism, abuse, possible epilepsy trigger.

This is the game that I wrote, by David Welbourn
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Written for SpeedIF Gruff on Jan. 21, 2006; the theme was fractured fairy tales. Vaguely inspired by "This is the house that Jack built."

To Hell in a Hamper, by J. J. Guest
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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...

Trading Punches, by Mike Snyder
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Transit, by Shaye
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Find your way through a foreign airport in search of your friend, understanding or just a safe flight home.

Typo!, by Peter Seebach and Kevin Lynn
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the uncle who works for nintendo, by michael lutz
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You are 11 years old. You are sleeping over at your best friend's house. You and your friend like videogames. Your friend has a lot of cool games. And, believe it or not, an uncle who works for Nintendo. And...

Under, In Erebus, by Brian Rapp
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Board that Drain-Bound El for an adventure that could only happen in Erebus.

Valkyrie, by Emily Forand et al
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This game was authored by the guild, Valkyrie, three students enrolled in a Game-based Learning Developmental English course this Fall semester at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, CO.

Venus Meets Venus, by kaleidofish
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Two women meet in a bar. This is not a love story. (Mature content warning.)

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]

Walker & Silhouette, by C.E.J. Pacian
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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 Warbler's Nest, by Jason McIntosh
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Surely the reed bank counts as a wild place. While it gives you so much, you've never tended it, not really, not like you do with your garden. It's something like the forest, then, but much safer to search...

Who Created That Monster?, by N. B. Horvath
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You are a Chef!, by Dan Shiovitz
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You Find Yourself in a Room., by Eli Piilonen
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YFYIAR is the drunken uncle of text-based adventures: Abusive, abrasive, and maybe a little funny.
Zero, by William A. Tilli
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Zero One, by Edward Plant
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