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Adventure, by William Crowther and Donald Woods
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Adventureland, by Scott Adams
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Wander through an enchanted realm and try to uncover the 13 lost treasures. There are wild animals and magical beings to reckon with as well as many other perils and mysteries. WARNING! The Z-Code conversion...

Analogue: A Hate Story, by Christine Love
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Back in the 25th century, Earth launched a generation ship into deep space, with the goal of establishing the first interstellar colony. It dropped out of contact and disappeared, never reaching its...

Anchorhead, by Michael Gentry
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You take a deep breath of salty air as the first raindrops begin to spatter the pavement, and the swollen, slate-colored clouds that blanket the sky mutter ominous portents amongst themselves over the little...

Arthur, by Bob Bates
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"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...

Ballyhoo, by Jeff O'Neill
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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...

Beyond Zork, by Brian Moriarty
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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...

Border Zone, by Marc Blank
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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,...

Bureaucracy, by Douglas Adams, The Staff of Infocom
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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...

Coke Is It!, by Lucian P. Smith, Adam Thornton, J. Robinson Wheeler, Michael Fessler, Dan Shiovitz, David Dyte
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"Ahhhh! Another can of refreshing Coca-Cola! You sigh in contentment as you partake of the sweet carbonated beverage, so recently purchased. But what's this? The dispenser light is still on! You can select...

Cutthroats, by Michael Berlyn, Jerry Wolper
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You're about to get yourself into very deep trouble. You're a backwater island's top diver and foremost expert on local shipwrecks. Which makes you perfect for the job a band of the island's shadiest...

Deadline, by Marc Blank
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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...

Dinner with Andre, by Liza Daly
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"A date by candlelight in a fine restaurant. Should be a perfect evening." [--blurb from Competition Aught-Zero]

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...

Enchanter, by Marc Blank, Dave Lebling
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In Enchanter, the first of a spellbinding series in the tradition of Zork, you are a novice magician whom Fate has chosen to do singlehanded combat with a dark and fierce power. But worldly weapons will...

Everybody Dies, by Jim Munroe
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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....

Floyd, by Adam Biltcliffe
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Frobozz Magic Support, by Nate Cull
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You play as a novice glyph support clerk but no one's around but an animated burin. It seems the more experienced support clerks are either lost, got themselves un-implemented, or got stuck in a timeloop....

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

Gateway 2: Homeworld, by Mike Verdu and Glen Dahlgren
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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...

Hate Plus, by Christine Love
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I can't believe it! My mission was supposed to be routine data recovery on an old derelict generation ship, but instead, I ended up rescuing an adorable AI girl who grew up in a tremendously patriarchal...

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams and Steve Meretzky
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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...

Hollywood Hijinx, by Dave Anderson, Liz Cyr-Jones
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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......

Hunt the Wumpus, by Gregory Yob, Magnus Olsson, and David Ahl
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I-0, by Anonymous
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Stranded on Interstate Zero after your car broke down, you are miles away from the last sign of civilization. It's twenty minutes to noon and the temperature is well over 120F. It's beginning to look like...

Infidel, by Michael Berlyn
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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,...

Journey, by Marc Blank
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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,...

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

The Lurking Horror, by Dave Lebling
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A winter night at the G.U.E. tech campus with most students away on vacation serves as the backdrop for this tale of Lovecraftian horror.

A Mind Forever Voyaging, by Steve Meretzky
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"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...

Moon-Shaped, by Jason Ermer
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Moonmist, by Stu Galley, Jim Lawrence
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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...

Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Head or Tail of It, by Jeff O'Neill
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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...

The Pawn, by Rob Steggles, Peter Kemp, Hugh Steers, Ken Gordon, and Geoff Quilley
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The Pawn is an adventure game set in the magical world of Kerovnia during a period of tremendous social upheaval. Recently, King Erik, the present ruler of the land, has started to lose his hold on the...

Perdition's Flames, by Michael J. Roberts
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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
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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]

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

Plundered Hearts, by Amy Briggs
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In the 17th century, the seas are as wild as the untamed heart of a young woman. But when you set out on the schooner Lafond Deux, bound for the West Indies, your thoughts are only of your ailing father who...

Seastalker, by Stu Galley, Jim Lawrence
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There's something down there in the ocean, something terrifying. And you have to face it - because only you can save the Aquadome, the world's first undersea research station. The alarm sounds and your...

Shrapnel, by Adam Cadre
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Sorcerer, by Steve Meretzky
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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...

Spellbreaker, by Dave Lebling
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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
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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...

Starcross, by Dave Lebling
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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...

Stationfall, by Steve Meretzky
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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...

Suspended, by Michael Berlyn
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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...

Theatre, by Brendon Wyber
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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...

TimeQuest, by Bob Bates
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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...

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

Violet, by Jeremy Freese
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Calm down. All you have to do is write a thousand words and everything will be fine. And you have all day, except it's already noon. [blurb from IF Comp 2008]

Wishbringer, by Brian Moriarty
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It's an ordinary day in your ordinary little town, and you've been performing your ordinary mail clerk's duties in an altogether ordinary way. But there's something quite extraordinary in today's mail. It's...

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

Zork Zero, by Steve Meretzky
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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...


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