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♥Magical Makeover♥, by S. Woodson
Average member rating: (48 ratings)

"You hold in your hand a pink, heart-shaped card daubed in rosewater and oil of jasmine — an invitation to the Princess Philantha's Grand Equinox Ball. In gilded, sweeping, sweet-smelling calligraphy, the...

4x4 Archipelago, by Agnieszka Trzaska
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

Adventure waits for you in a procedurally generated Archipelago! Discover strange new lands. Make a fortune from trading. Swing a Really Big Sword at a dragon. Fight wild beasts – or turn them into your...

AlethiCorp, by Simon Christiansen
Average member rating: (29 ratings)

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...

Anchorhead, by Michael Gentry
Average member rating: (353 ratings)

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...

And Then You Come to a House Not Unlike the Previous One, by B.J. Best
Average member rating: (40 ratings)

Title: Infinite Adventure Year: 1986 Genre: Adventure Summary: Wander through an apparently infinite number of spooky mansions, solving a basic puzzle in each one. ForgottenGames.com rating: ★ ★ ★

Animalia, by Ian Michael Waddell
Average member rating: (30 ratings)

This is the story of Charlie Stewart, nine-year-old Human child. Inside this ordinary nine-year-old Human child are four animals from the Forest, working tirelessly to keep YOUR Taiga Federation safe from...

Ascension of Limbs, by AKheon
Average member rating: (21 ratings)

You are an antique store proprietor trying to make ends meet. Use your wits, manage your resources, play the hand you are dealt. This game features a story with multiple endings, achievements as well as an...

Beautiful Dreamer, by S. Woodson
Average member rating: (26 ratings)

"Outside, the chill wind wails and tears the leaves from their branches. Gusts of wind scour the muddy sidewalks; gusts of wind roar through the alleys between buildings. Before one gust can fade, another...

Birdland, by Brendan Patrick Hennessy
Average member rating: (135 ratings)

Fourteen-year-old Bridget's summer camp experience takes a turn for the bizarre when her otherworldly bird dreams start bleeding into reality.

Bogeyman, by Elizabeth Smyth
Average member rating: (67 ratings)

You can go home when you learn to be good.

Cactus Blue Motel, by Astrid Dalmady
Average member rating: (68 ratings)

Somewhere between New Mexico and Arizona, three friends were driving through a barren desert of red rocks, and wide empty skies. It was the end of summer, the end of high school, the end of so many things....

Cannery Vale, by Hanon Ondricek (as Keanhid Connor)
Average member rating: (23 ratings)

Hell, even a seagull would hit the spot right now, roasted crispy over a flame-- He immediately put all thoughts of food out of his head because at the moment it was just torture_

Color the Truth, by mathbrush
Average member rating: (58 ratings)

Rosalita Morales is dead, and you have to figure out who did it. The four people closest to her had the motive and the means: her partner, her secretary, her ex-husband, and her sister. Re-live their...

Coloratura, by Lynnea Glasser
Average member rating: (94 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: (187 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...

The Cursèd Pickle of Shireton, by Hanon Ondricek
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

Evil, sealed away for Aeons, has been released.

Death By Powerpoint, by Jack Welch
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

This Halloween, you have a PowerPoint presentation to deliver. And delivery it you will. Even if it kills you.

DEVOTIONALIA, by G.C. "Grim" Baccaris (as G. Grimoire)
Average member rating: (19 ratings)

The high priest of an obscure cult is preparing a ritual. Don the priest’s sacred mantle, for these holy labors are yours to direct. You may carve a votive, lead a prayer, or make a sacrifice — but you must...

Digital: A Love Story, by Christine Love
Average member rating: (14 ratings)

A computer mystery/romance set five minutes into the future of 1988.

Dr Horror's House of Terror, by Ade McT
Average member rating: (15 ratings)

The Grave cannot hold them...Nothing human can stop them...Torn from their tombs to terrify the world, the cravings of their undead blood made them kill...kill...KILL! Feel the chill of the crypt in your...

Eat Me, by Chandler Groover
Average member rating: (73 ratings)

In this castle, you'll eat or be eaten. May contain dairy, carnage, puzzles, nuts.

Endless, Nameless, by Adam Cadre
Average member rating: (47 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...

Erstwhile, by Aster Fialla, Marijke Perry
Average member rating: (34 ratings)

The neighborhood Thanksgiving party was going pretty well until you keeled over and died. Now you're a ghost, and you're going to figure out who killed you. But you can't exactly interview people or search...

Fairest, by Amanda Walker
Average member rating: (10 ratings)

“Mirror, mirror, on the wall,” you say dreamily, gazing into its sparkling surface… “You know,” replies the mirror, “I can do a lot more than just reflect fair faces. O, how I long to leap off this wall! I...

Family, by Tim Sheinman
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Family is a puzzle game, based around a fictional, forgotten 80s indie music scene. Discover the strange and wonderful music of long-lost bands, while uncovering their stories.

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

Heroes, by Sean Barrett
Average member rating: (27 ratings)

"A most traditional CRPG experience." [--blurb from Competition Aught-One]

Human Errors, by Katherine Morayati
Average member rating: (14 ratings)

A contractor assigned to handle bug reports for a wearable mood-regulation device becomes unwitting witness to trauma and crime.

Hunger Daemon, by Sean M. Shore
Average member rating: (62 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.

I.A.G. Alpha, by Serhii Mozhaiskyi
Average member rating: (15 ratings)

You may think this game is about a post-Soviet Research Institute. About an experiment that went out of control. You may think that the initials "I.A.G." are somehow related to the Institute. You may think...

IFDB Spelunking, by Joey Jones
Average member rating: (21 ratings)

In the depths of the interactive fiction database strange games lurk! This is an emulation of ten random works found on the IFDB, in which inventory carries over between games for unique effect.

Known Unknowns, by Brendan Patrick Hennessy
Average member rating: (48 ratings)

Nadia Nazari has a lot of unknowns to contend with in her Grade 12 year. Like how can she run an entire school newspaper with only one employee? Why has her estranged ex best friend suddenly come back into...

The Legend of Horse Girl, by Bitter Karella
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

Welcome to Santa Diablo, Texas, a tiny desert town held in the grip of fear by a corrupt judge and his gang of outlaws. No one dares to stand against these rustlers. No one, that is, until the fateful day...

Lime Ergot, by Caleb Wilson (as Rust Blight)
Average member rating: (69 ratings)

Now everyone is gone. (Well, almost everyone.) Entry in ECTOCOMP 2014.

Lost Pig, by Admiral Jota
Average member rating: (443 ratings)

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

Map, by Ade McT
Average member rating: (31 ratings)

The house is growing. Or perhaps it's you who is shrinking. And with all this extra space is coming....time. Time enough, maybe, to make some changes.

Midnight. Swordfight., by Chandler Groover
Average member rating: (66 ratings)

A fool receives a challenge from a countess. Violence. Sex. Profanity. Sausage.

my father's long, long legs, by michael lutz
Average member rating: (111 ratings)

A weird tale. Some parts make use of sound, so this game is best played with headphones. One ending.

Norco: Faraway Lights [DEMO], by Yutsi
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This brief demo introduces the player to Norco, a rich pixelated universe of bizarre conspiracies, difficult family histories, and insurrectionary androids hiding in the swamp. Wander the solitary...

One Eye Open, by Caelyn Sandel (as Colin Sandel) and Carolyn VanEseltine
Average member rating: (42 ratings)

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...

Open Sorcery, by Abigail Corfman
Average member rating: (55 ratings)

You are online. You are fire and order. You are here to protect. ---- "Open Sorcery" is a game about technology, magic and becoming a person. It follows the development of an Elemental Firewall--a creature...

The People's Glorious Revolutionary Text Adventure Game, by Taylor Vaughan
Average member rating: (52 ratings)

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...

The Play, by Dietrich Squinkifer (Squinky)
Average member rating: (59 ratings)

Pull yourself together, Ainsley. Just one more rehearsal until the big day, assuming nothing catastrophic happens. But really, all you have to do is get your motley crew of actors to run their parts once...

Plundered Hearts, by Amy Briggs
Average member rating: (58 ratings)

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...

Risorgimento Represso, by Michael J. Coyne
Average member rating: (44 ratings)

A Rope of Chalk, by Ryan Veeder
Average member rating: (27 ratings)

An account of the disastrous sidewalk chalk tournament of August 27, 2011.

Savoir-Faire, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (122 ratings)

The beautiful life is always damned, they say. As for you, you've overexpended yourself: fifteen years of prominence, champagne, carriage rides in the Tuileries, having your name whispered behind...

Skies Above, by Arthur DiBianca
Average member rating: (19 ratings)

Play minigames to get your airship flying, tour the skies, and see what mischief is going on up there. Champion of the Skies: Sarah Adams

Slouching Towards Bedlam, by Star Foster and Daniel Ravipinto
Average member rating: (203 ratings)

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

Social Lycanthropy Disorder, by E. Joyce
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

You're a werewolf, it's Halloween, and you totally forgot that tonight is the full moon. If you're not careful, you're going to turn into a wolf in front of all your friends... but if you leave the party...

Solarium, by Anya Johanna DeNiro
Average member rating: (49 ratings)

The year is 1954. One year after mutually assured destruction. And I am trying to find you, through memory and alchemy. Not many people know how the nuclear devastation really happened. But we do. We were...

SPY INTRIGUE, by furkle
Average member rating: (22 ratings)

IT'S YOUR FIRST DAY AT SPY SCHOOL, AND YOU'RE READY TO COMMENCE A LIFE OF ESPIONAGE, TRADECRAFT, AND INTRIGUE. THE ONLY PROBLEM IS, EVERY HUMAN EMPLOYEE DIED OF MUMPS JUST THE OTHER DAY. CAN YOU AND THE SOLE...

Stay?, by E. Jade Lomax
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

STAY? CHOOSE YOUR OWN HAPPY ENDING Welcome to Elaia, a magical city nestled in a high valley. It's the end of your first year at university & time to choose your major. Find yourself among potential friends...

Sting of the Wasp, by Jason Devlin
Average member rating: (32 ratings)

Stuff of Legend, by Lance Campbell
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

The only thing worse than being a village idiot is being an unemployed village idiot. Maybe it’s time to change careers. Maybe it’s time to be a knight.

Sub Rosa, by Joey Jones, Melvin Rangasamy
Average member rating: (35 ratings)

A puzzle game about secrets in the Age of Lead. You've spent seventeen years preparing for an infiltration. Stealing the Confessor's secrets is only the beginning: it will all be for nothing if you leave a...

Superluminal Vagrant Twin, by C.E.J. Pacian
Average member rating: (96 ratings)

A text-only space sim. Ply the spaceways. Make five million credits. Buy back your twin. (Superluminal Vagrant Twin is a shallow but broad exploration game.)

Swan Hill, by Laura Michet
Average member rating: (20 ratings)

Swan Hill is an interactive story about brothers who have grown apart. It has multiple endings.

Taco Fiction, by Ryan Veeder
Average member rating: (101 ratings)

Taco Fiction is a game about crime.

Tavern Crawler, by Josh Labelle
Average member rating: (28 ratings)

Most fantasy stories are about slaying the dragon. This one is about what happens after that. When you and your companions are approached by a man in a tavern who offers you more gold than you could spend in...

The Temple of No, by Dominik Johann, William Pugh, Crows Crows Crows
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

The Best Game Ever Made (but in twine form). Author website - http://crowscrowscrows.com/ Hey! We’re a new studio directed by William Pugh (Designer behind The Stanley Parable) creating experimental things....

Theatre, by Brendon Wyber
Average member rating: (81 ratings)

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...

Three-Card Trick, by Chandler Groover
Average member rating: (52 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: (88 ratings)

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

Turandot, by Victor Gijsbers
Average member rating: (36 ratings)

An operatic performance. A tale of atonement. A dating sim with a crocodile pit. Content warnings: sex; sexism and other gender issues; suicide; torture; homophobia; xenophobia.

the uncle who works for nintendo, by michael lutz
Average member rating: (84 ratings)

It will take some time to get through one game, maybe 15 to 20 minutes your first go? It has five possible endings. The original commissioned artwork (some glimpsed in the cover art) was made by the talented...

Unicorn Story, by Conrad Cook
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

"The unicorn, through its intemperance and not knowing how to control itself, for the love it bears to fair maidens forgets its ferocity and wildness; and laying aside all fear it will go up to a seated...

Unit 322 (Disambiguation), by Jonny Muir
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Average member rating: (23 ratings)

A mystery told entirely through the pages of an online encyclopedia.

Varicella, by Adam Cadre
Average member rating: (122 ratings)

You are Primo Varicella, Palace Minister at the Palazzo del Piemonte. This title is unlikely to impress anyone. Piedmont is the laughingstock of the Carolingian League, and the Palace Ministry has devolved...

Violet, by Jeremy Freese
Average member rating: (345 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]

we, the remainder, by Charm Cochran
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

it's been twenty-four days since everyone else floated up. you haven't been out since then; Momma doesn't like you leaving the flat without her, and the effort of getting down the stairs hasn't been worth it...

The Weight of a Soul, by Chin Kee Yong
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

In a world of arcane mysteries, a young doctor's apprentice unravels a conspiracy most grim. The Weight of a Soul is a mystery-horror interactive novel inspired by IF classics like Blue Lacuna and...

Weird City Interloper, by C.E.J. Pacian
Average member rating: (47 ratings)

An interactive tale of strange conspiracy. Pull up your hood, lower your gaze and enter the city of Zendon. If you can gather enough information, you may just be able to change the course of history. (Weird...

What Heart Heard Of, Ghost Guessed, by Amanda Walker
Average member rating: (20 ratings)

Margaret, are you grieving Over Goldengrove unleaving… Come home to Goldengrove, a beautiful old house haunted by a lost soul. Uncover the secrets of your tormented past in a tale of unrequited love,...

The Wizard Sniffer, by Buster Hudson
Average member rating: (97 ratings)

You were recently acquired by the brave Ser Leonhart and his squire to sniff out the evil shapeshifting wizard. Unfortunately, you are not a wizard sniffer (if such a thing even exists). As far as you can...

You are SpamZapper 3.1, by Leon Arnott
Average member rating: (21 ratings)

DISTINGUISH TRUTH AND SCAMS IN OVER 130 UNIQUE EMAILS • PROTECT THE INBOX FROM URBAN LEGENDS • EXCHANGE WITTY REPARTEE WITH YOUR PLUGIN COWORKERS • CROSS SWORDS WITH A DEADLY EMAIL WORM • LEARN WAY TOO MUCH...

You Will Select a Decision, by Brendan Patrick Hennessy
Average member rating: (67 ratings)

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

Zozzled, by Steph Cherrywell
Average member rating: (37 ratings)

Hotsy-totsy! It's 1928 and you're madcap flapper Hazel Greene, tottering around the city's finest hotel with a gullet full of giggle juice...until a gaggle of ghosts shows up to spoil the fun by turning...


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