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9:05, by Adam Cadre
Average member rating: (488 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.

Absence of Law, by mathbrush
Average member rating: (35 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...

Adventurer's Consumer Guide, by Øyvind Thorsby
Average member rating: (27 ratings)

All Roads, by Jon Ingold
Average member rating: (145 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: (83 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...

Andromeda Awakening - The Final Cut, by Marco Innocenti
Average member rating: (40 ratings)

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

Augmented Fourth, by Brian Uri!
Average member rating: (61 ratings)

WANTED: Amateur musicians to serve the Royal Court. Must provide own instrument and be inured to copious constructive criticism. Impress your friends! Meet the King! Apply in person at the Castle, located on...

Babel, by Ian Finley
Average member rating: (142 ratings)

In this game, you play as an amnesiac inside Babel, an abandoned Arctic facility devoted to biological research. You soon discover that you have the unusual ability to witness scenes from the past by...

Balances, by Graham Nelson
Average member rating: (36 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]

Blighted Isle, by Eric Eve
Average member rating: (41 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...

Brain Guzzlers from Beyond!, by Steph Cherrywell
Average member rating: (62 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...

Building, by Poster
Average member rating: (13 ratings)

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]

Chlorophyll, by Steph Cherrywell
Average member rating: (44 ratings)

Christminster, by Gareth Rees
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
Average member rating: (97 ratings)

Coloratura, by Lynnea Glasser
Average member rating: (86 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.

Counterfeit Monkey, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (174 ratings)

Anglophone Atlantis has been an independent nation since an April day in 1822, when a well-aimed shot from their depluralizing cannon reduced the British colonizing fleet to one ship. Since then, Atlantis...

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: (14 ratings)

A tribute to Anchorhead.

Cryptozookeeper, by Robb Sherwin
Average member rating: (22 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: (117 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...

Dangerous Curves, by Irene Callaci
Average member rating: (23 ratings)

De Baron, by Victor Gijsbers
Average member rating: (153 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.

Ditch Day Drifter, by Michael J. Roberts
Average member rating: (22 ratings)

You're an undergraduate at Caltech, and you wake up to find it's Ditch Day, the traditional event when seniors leave the campus for the day, leaving behind puzzles for the underclassmen to solve in order to...

Emily is Away, by Kyle Seeley
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

Remember a time before Facebook and Skype? When Windows XP was the next big thing and AIM was king. Relive that era with Emily is Away, an interactive story. Create a screenname and browse buddy infos in...

Endless, Nameless, by Adam Cadre
Average member rating: (46 ratings)

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

Fallacy of Dawn, by Robb Sherwin
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

In a world that never quite got over the '80s, Delarion Yar dispenses quarters for the local arcade... badly. A software pirate from better days, he's crossed the wrong people one too many times. Locked into...

Fate, by Victor Gijsbers
Average member rating: (47 ratings)

First Things First, by J. Robinson Wheeler
Average member rating: (19 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...

Floatpoint, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (95 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: (49 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.

Gourmet, by Aaron A. Reed and Chad Barb
Average member rating: (50 ratings)

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...

Hunger Daemon, by Sean M. Shore
Average member rating: (58 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.

Illuminismo Iniziato, by Michael J. Coyne
Average member rating: (19 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...

Invisible Parties, by Sam Kabo Ashwell (as Psychopup)
Average member rating: (19 ratings)

You are a walker of the ways between the worlds. It is not an arrangement conducive to straightforward relationships. The Three Rebeccas have created a tangle, a temporary artifice woven from parts of many...

The Mary Jane of Tomorrow, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (19 ratings)

You, Mary Jane Minsky, have a few things to clear up with your best friend Jenny Yoshida. When your robotic birthday gift doesn't go over as planned, you may need to reset your expectations, for her and...

Masquerade, by Kathleen M. Fischer
Average member rating: (34 ratings)

"You walk purposefully down the sidewalk, looking neither left nor right. You don't need to look; you can tell you are being watched from whispers overheard as you pass by. "Poor Amelia..." you hear somebody...

The Meteor, the Stone and a Long Glass of Sherbet, by Graham Nelson (as Angela M. Horns)
Average member rating: (49 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...

The Mulldoon Legacy, by Jon Ingold
Average member rating: (40 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.

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: (58 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...

Not Just an Ordinary Ballerina, by Jim Aikin
Average member rating: (28 ratings)

Once and Future, by G. Kevin Wilson
Average member rating: (10 ratings)

Paint!!!, by David Whyld
Average member rating: (10 ratings)
[Entry in the cancelled ADRIFT One Room Comp 2004]

Phantom of the Arcade, by Susan Arendt, John Moulton, and Russ Pitts
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Enter The Escapist's very own haunted house ... if you dare!

Portcullis, by Robin Johnson
Average member rating: (14 ratings)

Your home town, Portcullis, has been taken over by an evil sorcerer (because that's what evil sorcerers do) and a party of adventurers has arrived to overthrow him (because that's what adventurers do.) An...

Return to Ditch Day, by M.J. Roberts
Average member rating: (28 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.

Return to Zork: Another Story, by Stefano Canali
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

Risorgimento Represso, by Michael J. Coyne
Average member rating: (42 ratings)

Scroll Thief, by Daniel M. Stelzer
Average member rating: (12 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...

Sorcery!, by Steve Jackson and inkle
Average member rating: (33 ratings)

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

Speculative Fiction, by Diane Christoforo and Thomas Mack
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

A puzzle game about committing acts of financial skulduggery and exploiting ridiculous magical items. This game is the complete version of the one that appeared in IntroComp 2011, where it won second place.

SPIRITWRAK, by D. S. Yu
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

Set in the universe of Zork, this game starts off in a monastery. The evil Anabis fools Brother Joseph into releasing him from his prison. He shatters the Rod of the Ancients, and the only way to save the...
Sting of the Wasp, by Jason Devlin
Average member rating: (31 ratings)
Strange Geometries, by Phillip Chambers
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

Taco Fiction, by Ryan Veeder
Average member rating: (98 ratings)

Taco Fiction is a game about crime.

Thaumistry: In Charm's Way, by Bob Bates
Average member rating: (15 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...

Three-Card Trick, by Chandler Groover
Average member rating: (50 ratings)

You're going to perform a three-card trick or your name isn't Morgan the Magnificent.

Toby's Nose, by Chandler Groover
Average member rating: (76 ratings)

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

Treasures of a Slaver's Kingdom, by S. John Ross
Average member rating: (39 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...

Ugly Chapter, by Sam Kabo Ashwell
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

In this short story, you play as Leti, a rich woman and a patron of the arts, who travels from Hawaii to Mars, as told by an angry and bitter male poet who knew her. What you did in the most ugly chapter of...

Unscientific Fiction, by Tom Tervoort
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

Unscientific Fiction is a very, very soft science fiction IF in which you are abducted by an alien spaceship and must find a way to get back home. During an epic and sometimes pretty nonsensical adventure...
Veritas, by James T. Reese
Average member rating: (6 ratings)
"Before you can graduate from Harvard in this game, you must complete a scavenger hunt that takes you through a labyrinth of food tunnels, the Harvard Lampoon headquarters, library stacks, and other...

With Those We Love Alive, by Porpentine and Brenda Neotenomie
Average member rating: (85 ratings)

no dreams written by porpentine scored by brenda neotenomie

Worlds Apart, by Suzanne Britton
Average member rating: (84 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...

You Will Select a Decision, by Brendan Patrick Hennessy
Average member rating: (64 ratings)

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

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...

Zorkian Stories 1: G.U.E., by Marshal Tenner Winter
Average member rating: (14 ratings)

Finally making it to the Eastlands, you find a shaft leading to the depths of the Great Underground Empire where, supposedly, lost treasures that have been forgotten for centuries are waiting to be found...


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