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Accuse, by David A. Wheeler
Average member rating: (16 ratings)
This is a small puzzle/game where you must determine who murdered someone, with what, and where, by making a series of accusations. The solution, suspect placement, and weapon placement is random each time....

Ad Verbum, by Nick Montfort
Average member rating: (128 ratings)

"With the cantankerous Wizard of Wordplay evicted from his mansion, the worthless plot can now be redeveloped. The city regulations declare, however, that the rip-down job can't proceed until all the items...

Afternoon in the House of Secrets, by Anna Anthropy
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

You have come to this enigmatic house in search of the secret that you know is here. You shall not leave until you find it! Made in two hours for the 25th Klik of the Month Klub.

All Quiet on the Library Front, by Michael S. Phillips
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As a student with an IF assignment looming, you need to get a biography out of the library - however, it is a very rare book, and surely you won't be allowed to take it with you... [--blurb from The Z-Files...
All Things Devours, by half sick of shadows
Average member rating: (87 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...

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...

Bad Machine, by Dan Shiovitz
Average member rating: (14 ratings)

Blue Lacuna, by Aaron A. Reed
Average member rating: (98 ratings)

You have always been different. One in a trillion have your gift, your curse: to move between worlds, never settling, always alone. To Wayfare. Yet there are others like you, and something stronger than...

Brimstone, by James Paul
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

This real time all-text tale puts you in the role of Sir Gawain, a knight of the Round Table. It takes place in a dream that traps you in the underworld of Ulro, where you must learn five magic words in...

Bugged, by Anssi Räisänen
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

The conceit of this game is that your cousin has written a very buggy IF game that you are determined to play through to the end. Can you take advantage of the bugs in the game to get around the other bugs...

Byzantine Perspective, by Lea Albaugh
Average member rating: (53 ratings)

Your task is simple enough. Just nab the chalice.

Calm, by Joey Jones and Melvin Rangasamy
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

Since the spores came life has been happier. How could it not be? For now stress is fatal and all who remain alive must remain calm...

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...

Chuk and the Arena, by Agnieszka Trzaska
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

Fight in the Grand Galactic Tournament to get back your planet's stolen moon!

Deelzebub, by Morgan Elrod-Erickson, Skyler Grandel, Jan Kim
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

Reginald is your average former soap-sniffer: thirty-two, dumped, and unemployed. You are a voice inside his head. Summon demons, bake cookies, and decide the fate of the Hidden Hills Sanctuary.

Dungeon Detective 2: Devils and Details, by Wonaglot
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

The life of the world's first Dungeon Detective isn't exactly glamorous. You've spent many nights hungry, sleeping in the woods. But word is getting out, and the newest case has showed up at the foot of your...

Eclosion, by Buster Hudson
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

Entry in Ectocomp 2014.

The Eleusinian Miseries, by Mike Russo
Average member rating: (24 ratings)

Well, isn't this a lark! After solid years of going after old Alky to let you in on that Mysteries wheeze of his, at last tonight's the night. He's dragged you from Athens to Eleusis for the to-do, but no...

Fifteen Minutes, by Ade McT
Average member rating: (24 ratings)

You're in a tight spot. You have fifteen minutes before the Principal expels you from the cosy world of academia and into the cold harsh reality of the real world. You really should do something about it. A...

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...

Future Boy!, by Kent Tessman, Derek Lo, Dan Langan, and Nate Laguzza
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

John's Fire Witch, by John Baker
Average member rating: (37 ratings)

A small, witty text adventure. Its clever puzzles received quite a bit of acclaim on rec.arts.int-fiction upon its release. You've come to visit your old friend John Baker, but he's missing, and a blizzard...

The King of Shreds and Patches, by Jimmy Maher
Average member rating: (71 ratings)

January 14th Dear friend. My sojourn in parts foreign is at an ende. I am at lodgings in Southwark not far from the bridge at Stoney Street, come dine with me two days hence to ring in the newe year. I have...

Leadlight, by Wade Clarke
Average member rating: (33 ratings)

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......

The Legend of Lady Magaidh, by Daniel Freas
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Legion, by Jason Devlin
Average member rating: (21 ratings)

Les espions ne meurent jamais, by Hugo Labrande
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

You, Randolf McHifflin, have managed to capture your archnemesis, the famous English spy James Powers. He's tied up in front of you, and you just have to kill him, by any mean you can find in this room. But...

The Lesson of the Tortoise, by G. Kevin Wilson
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

In this short game, you play as Wang Lo, a Chinese farmer. Alas, you shall learn that your wife has been unfaithful and desires your death.

The Long Nap, by Paul Michael Winters
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

Sometimes you just need some rest. But don't sleep too deeply! Developed in under four hours for Ectocomp La Petite Mort category.

Lost in time, by Gerardo Adesso
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

Knock Knock. Knock Knock. A journey through memory lane.

The Mines of Lithiad, by Jack Lockerby
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Mingsheng, by Deane Saunders
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

A New Life, by A O Muniz
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

Nocked! True Tales of Robin Hood, by Andrew G. Schneider
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

You are Robin of Locksley. Hounded from your home by the Sheriff of Nottingham, take control of your fate in this extravagant choose-your-own-adventure style role-playing game. Rob from the rich, rally the...

The Prongleman Job, by Arthur DiBianca
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

Break into Prongleman's house and steal a few valuables. Try and finish before he gets home. The Thieves' Society is counting on you.

Quest for the Serpent's Eye, by Lazygamedesigner82
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Do you long for the days of sensational descriptions, ridiculously inconsistent monochrome artwork, and the mind-numbing frustration of seemingly impossible puzzles? If so, this might be the game for you!...

Quickfire, by Sean M. Shore
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

The sun has not even risen when the Elves rouse you from your rest. You've slept far too little since last night's bloodbath, but it's time once again for battle. You sharpen your blades and head to the...

Remedial Witchcraft, by dgtziea
Average member rating: (19 ratings)

Lina is a first year student studying magic. Lina isn't doing very well at her classes. Lina is apprenticing for the Witch of Howling Woods because no one else would take her. Tonight, Lina has messed up...

The Shadow in the Cathedral, by Ian Finley and Jon Ingold
Average member rating: (27 ratings)

When the monks took me, aged six months, into their care, they named me Wren. Maybe because I was small, insignificant, and happy to eat any crumbs they threw my way. But these days I'm Wren, 2nd Assistant...

Snatches, by Gregory Weir
Average member rating: (15 ratings)

Space Diner, by Marta and Alexej
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

You run a diner and your customers are aliens with various dietary restrictions and tastes. Make them happy, and they will repay you in space dollars and positive reviews!

stupidgame, by Sam Kabo Ashwell
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

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...

Tally Ho, by Kreg Segall
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

Only a perfect servant can solve a perfect mess! Being the perfect gentleman's gentleman or lady's lady doesn't make you an angel. Can you untangle your employer's knottiest problems with elegance and...

Tea and Toast, by Matt Weiner (as Maria del Pangolin)
Average member rating: (13 ratings)

Treasure Island, by Ann Weil, Lee Jacknow and Robert Louis Stevenson

As Jim Hawkins, search for pirate gold and for a way to outwit Long John Silver, a clever and cunning buccaneer.

The Wand, by Arthur DiBianca
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Average member rating: (50 ratings)

Explore the wizard Bartholloco's castle with the help of a versatile magic wand. Can you overcome his challenge? Can you levitate a rock? Can you slice a baltavakia? (Puzzle-oriented and family friendly.)

Wedding Day, by E. Joyce
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

Your wedding ceremony will begin soon. You must prepare.
Who Among Us, by Tia Orisney
Average member rating: (12 ratings)
A noir-themed murder mystery story inspired by Agatha Christie's novel "And Then There Were None" and set in modern day Russia.
Winter Break at Hogwarts, by Brian Davies
Average member rating: (10 ratings)
Spend a Christmas holiday alone in the world's most famous wizarding school... What was supposed to be a couple of weeks of peace and quiet while the other students were home with their families gets...

Worlds Apart, by Suzanne Britton
Average member rating: (83 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...

A·L·I·E·N: La aventura - Edición Especial, by Alpha Aventuras (Ricardo Pérez, Manuel Millán, Francisco J. Roldán, Manuel I. Monge, Antonio Matiola, Francisco Picazo)
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Desde hace casi tres años, el Gobierno ha estado utilizando una rica mina de Vibrantium en el planeta 2003 UB313, pero llevamos quince días sin tener noticias de la colonia minera situada en el planeta....


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