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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?...

The Beetmonger's Journal, by Scott Starkey
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

"Victor Lapot and I were miles from base camp on the south continent, once again hacking through previously unsurveyed lands and searching for forgotten cultures. The expedition reminded me of our grand...

Bellclap, by Tommy Herbert
Average member rating: (24 ratings)

Byzantine Perspective, by Lea Albaugh
Average member rating: (51 ratings)

Your task is simple enough. Just nab the chalice.

Carma, by Marnie Parker
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

"A Glulx Inform romp (with graphics and music)." [--blurb from Competition Aught-One]
The Chinese Room, by Harry Giles and Joey Jones
Average member rating: (31 ratings)
The Chinese Room is a hilarious romp through the world of philosophical thought experiments. Have you ever wanted to win Zeno's race? Free the denizens of Plato's Cave? Or find out what it's really like to...

Counterfeit Monkey, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (166 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...

Deadline Enchanter, by Alan DeNiro
Average member rating: (56 ratings)

Everybody Dies, by Jim Munroe
Average member rating: (92 ratings)

It starts with a metalhead, Graham, realizing that throwing that shopping cart over the bridge was not the great idea he thought it was. Even if it did get him out of washroom duty at Cost Cutters....

The Gostak, by Carl Muckenhoupt
Average member rating: (72 ratings)

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

Hunter, in Darkness, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (115 ratings)

It, by Emily Boegheim
Average member rating: (30 ratings)

"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...

Lists and Lists, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (23 ratings)

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

Make It Good, by Jon Ingold
Average member rating: (73 ratings)

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

A Mind Forever Voyaging, by Steve Meretzky
Average member rating: (103 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...

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.
A New Day, by Jonathan Fry
Average member rating: (9 ratings)
For some reason, the author of this game died while writing it, and so you're stuck in an unfinished room. The author's creation, Winston, asks you to find out what happened. Can you finish an unfinished...

Planetfall, by Steve Meretzky
Average member rating: (106 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: (119 ratings)

Slouching Towards Bedlam, by Star Foster and Daniel Ravipinto
Average member rating: (192 ratings)

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

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]

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...

Violet, by Jeremy Freese
Average member rating: (334 ratings)

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]

Whom The Telling Changed, by Aaron A. Reed
Average member rating: (63 ratings)

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


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