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+=3, by Carl de Marcken and David Baggett
Average member rating: (22 ratings)
This one-puzzle game was Dave Baggett's response to a discussion (flame war?) in rec.arts.int-fiction and specifically to Russ Bryan's claim that there could be no puzzles which are logical yet unsolvable....
18 Cadence, by Aaron A. Reed
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Average member rating: (15 ratings)
18 Cadence is an iPad/PC storymaking platform that lets its readers explore the history of a house through the hundred years of the twentieth century. Moving through space and time, a reader encounters...
Acid Whiplash, by Ryan Stevens and Cody Sandifer
Average member rating: (17 ratings)
"Tooth beavers, hermits, phallic-shaped dust tomatos. Billed a living memorial to the wit, style, and unintentional genius of Rybread Celsius by Cody Sandifer." [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

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...

ADRIFT Maze, by Dana Crane
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

ADRIFT-O-Rama, by Dana Crane
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Average member rating: (3 ratings)
You might be anyone carrying a token and a golf club. You've come to the ADRIFT-O-Rama to play a round of ADRIFT-themed mini-golf and have fun. Just buy a golf ball from the machine in the ball room, then...
ADRIFTmas Party, by Dana Crane

Adventure, by William Crowther and Donald Woods
Average member rating: (95 ratings)

Aisle, by Sam Barlow
Average member rating: (297 ratings)

"Late Thursday night. You've had a hard day and the last thing you need is this: shopping. Luckily, the place is pretty empty and you're progressing rapidly. On to the next aisle... Aisle started out as a...

Albert is Lost!: An Adventure in Real Life, by Tiberius Thingamus

As the jauntily attired author, Tiberius Thingamus, you must find your lost brother Albert somewhere at the Oldeland Fall Festival through fabulously contrived means. A thematic sequel of some sort to Yon...
All Hallows Eve, by Alvin Echeverria
Average member rating: (3 ratings)
You are 12 year old Timmy Rollins, out trick or treating for the first time when a witch threatens to turn you into your zombie ninja cat costume forever! If you can't break this curse, Mom is gonna kill...

All Roads, by Jon Ingold
Average member rating: (148 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: (88 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...
Ambassador to Dupal, by DCBSupafly
You are the Acting Emperor's ambassador from the Station to Dupal. Who knows why, but here you are.

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...

Another Cliched Adventure Game, by David Whyld
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

Entry in Ectocomp 2014.

Antifascista, by Greg Farough
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

A picture from life's other side.

Arthur, by Bob Bates
Average member rating: (26 ratings)

"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...

The Ascot, by Duncan Bowsman
Average member rating: (25 ratings)

Anything might happen to you on the way to the convenience store. You might even run into a guy handing out cursed ascots that lead you to lost fortunes guarded by terrible monsters. Can you nab 100% of the...

Baby on Board, by Eric Zinda
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

You’ve got one job: get the baby to daycare. How hard could it be? (Perplexity does not use the standard “verb object” Interactive Fiction command structure. Instead, it explores using voice and full English...
baby tree, by Lester Galin
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Average member rating: (32 ratings)
a short horror game
Back Home, by James Webb (a.k.a. revgiblet)
Average member rating: (2 ratings)
A holiday at the family home seems like a good idea, but you have a nagging feeling that something is wrong...
Bariscebik, by Bahri Gordebak
Average member rating: (2 ratings)
Barney's Problem, by David Whyld
Average member rating: (6 ratings)
Barney has a problem. He has only a limited amount of time to have sex with a beautiful woman before a certain - and very crucial - part of his anatomy explodes. Will he get what he wants, or will he spend...

Being Andrew Plotkin, by J. Robinson Wheeler
Average member rating: (55 ratings)

"Zarf? you think to yourself. Could it be? The one and only Zarf? Xyzzy Award winner? IF Competition winner? The mighty Inscruitable One? Gosh. What it must be like to be Zarf... You begin to crawl forward,...

Blast, by Richard Otter
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Your day starts with a headless receptionist and then just goes from bad to worse; don't you just hate Monday mornings.
Blue Chairs, by Chris Klimas
Average member rating: (92 ratings)

Blue Lacuna, by Aaron A. Reed
Average member rating: (99 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...

Border Zone, by Marc Blank
Average member rating: (24 ratings)

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,...

The Box, by Paul Michael Winters
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

You are a collector of rare antiquities, with a special passion for puzzle boxes. You've been searching for one particular box for a long time, but perhaps this box is better left unfound.

Bringing the Rain, by Lumin
Average member rating: (1 rating)

It hasn't rained in your village for almost three years. You are young, not quite a man, carrying nothing. You've decided to climb to the top of Feather Mountain to the east, where the rain used to come...
Business As Usual, by Abbi Park
You work at this place where visitors move the four "Grand Items" (book, shoe, vase, and lamp) from their proper rooms. Your job is to put them all back before the boss arrives--or else.
Camelot, by Finn Rosenløv
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This is the revised version of Camelot. Published after the end of the 2010 Adrift Summer Competition. After a number of years your membership of the distinguished club of the unemployed has finally expired....
Can You Stand Up?, by BlueMaxima
"Sir? Sir? Can you stand up?"

Candlesmoke, by Caelyn Sandel and Carolyn VanEseltine
Average member rating: (22 ratings)

Entry in EctoComp 2014.

Candy Rush Saga, by Andrew Schultz
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

Entry in ECTOCOMP 2014.
Carriage Returns, by David Good
Average member rating: (6 ratings)
"Carriage Returns" is David Good's entry in the Ectocomp 2014 Halloween-themed speedIF competition.

The Cavity of Time, by Sam Kabo Ashwell
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

An Undum-fueled CYOA through a surrealistic landscape of intertextuality and logorrhoea, starring Stiffy Makane in his usual pornographic, antiheroic groove.

The Cellar, by David Whyld
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

You were always told not to go into the cellar. Told many, many times. But you were never told why. Today you'll find out...

A Change in the Weather, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (66 ratings)

"Walking away from a picnic, you are suddenly caught in a country storm. You must protect a bridge from being destroyed. An ultra-linear game." [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Cheeseshop, by David Welbourn
Average member rating: (24 ratings)

An interactive re-creation of Monty Python’s Cheeseshop sketch, where you try to buy some cheese.

Choose Your Own SPOOKY Death, by Healy
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

Entry in EctoComp 2014.
Choose Your Own..., by David Whyld
Can you stop the evil Erik von Lastmere in this gamebook-style text adventure?
City of the Living Dead, by Joshua Houk (as Tanah Atkinson)
Average member rating: (7 ratings)
Entry in ECTOCOMP 2014. Entered under the pseudonym "Tanah Atkinson".
Color of Milk Coffee, by Bahri Gordebak
Average member rating: (3 ratings)
In this extremely short story, you play as someone sitting on a balcony, drinking milk coffee, and waiting. You don't know what you're waiting for, but you're certain that if you wait long enough, something...
Conversation with a Hitchhiker, by James Webb
The Crooked Estate, by Duncan Bowsman
Average member rating: (2 ratings)
A somewhat non-traditional piece intended as a metaphorical, locality-based fictionalization based on the values of philosophical pessimism. Inspired by the writings of Thomas Ligotti. Intended to be played...

Crow Quest, by rookerie
Average member rating: (10 ratings)

Eat, swear & try to take over the neighbourhood.

Curses, by Graham Nelson
Average member rating: (123 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...

Cut the Red Wire! No, the Blue Wire!, by David Whyld
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

You are a bomb disposal expert at the old warehouse on Throggmorton Row facing a big, nasty bomb. A red wire and a blue wire dangle from the side of the bomb.

A D R I F T, by Pinkunz
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

They always go on about the stars, stunning vistas spanning the heavens. But now you’re here, and you see nothing but the sun in a black void. You don’t know how to turn away, let alone get home, and all you...

The Dangers of Driving at Night, by Lumin

While pulling an all-nighter on the road, you stop at a tiny gas station to refuel your vehicle and your tired mind.
DeL SoL MADNESS, by Alvin Echeverria
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Devil's Food, by Hanon Ondricek
Average member rating: (10 ratings)

A short story about cake, and the nature of Evil.

Don't Go, by Bahri Gordebak
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Doomed Xycanthus, by Eric Mayer
Average member rating: (5 ratings)
You've managed to get on the wrong side of a powerful wizard. Maybe you can find help in the fabled lost city of Xycanthus.
Door, by Richard Otter
Your objective is simple. Escape from the kitchen.
Drinks With Lord Hansom, by James Webb
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Dual Transform, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (101 ratings)

This game takes place in a single room — but not always the same one. The room contains just one item, but again, there's more to it than that. Experiment and enjoy.

Ecdysis, by Peter Nepstad
Average member rating: (72 ratings)

You wake, a pounding headache loud in your inner ear, the back of your head itching and tingling, your mouth full of cotton. The pain drives away your dreams, weird visions of alien landscapes... Ecdysis is...

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

Entry in Ectocomp 2014.
Edge of the Cliff, by Poster
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Average member rating: (16 ratings)
A non-interactive satire: love has abandoned you and you are on the cliff edge.

Eric the Unready, by Bob Bates
Average member rating: (37 ratings)

A tongue-in-cheek graphic text adventure/point and click adventure hybrid. You are a chivalrous knight attempting to save a princess; your quest takes you through a mad-cap Douglas Adams-style world.

ESS Chance: Reactor 1, by Justahack
Average member rating: (1 rating)

A spaceship's reactor threatens catastrophic failure-- you're the only one who can save it!

Everybody Dies, by Jim Munroe
Average member rating: (95 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 Evil Chicken of Doom, by Mel S
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Average member rating: (7 ratings)

Fail-Safe, by Jon Ingold
Average member rating: (103 ratings)

The Fall of Asemia, by B.J. Best
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

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First Person, by Buster Hudson
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

Entry in EctoComp 2014.

fix it, by Lily Boughton
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

there are many things for you to do today but first, there is a slight issue

The Fly Human, by Hensman Int'l
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Your life literally started on the garbage heap, and should have ended there. You are a fly in search of food. How were you to know this would be the end of your normal existence?
A Fly On the Wall, by Nigel Jayne
Average member rating: (4 ratings)
. . . this game was updated, expanded and released in 2017 as A Fly on the Wall, or An Appositonal Eye. . . The Harrison Mansion is closing after 45 years of delighting its visitors with collections of the...
For Love of Digby, by David Whyld
A calamity has arisen: your remote is broken and you’re just six hours away from the 18th repeat of "Digby, The World’s Biggest Dog"! Somehow, you’ve got to get your remote working again in time for this...
Forest House 3: Sacrifice, by Seciden Mencarde
Average member rating: (1 rating)
The Forest House, by Seciden Mencarde
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Average member rating: (5 ratings)
Only you can see the house in your backyard. What secrets might it hold?
Full Circle, by David Whyld
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Average member rating: (2 ratings)
You awake in a strange place, your memories forgotten, your identity unknown, a simple pendant your only possession. What is this place? Why are you here? And, perhaps most important of all, who are you?

Galatea, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (309 ratings)

Emily Short's description: A conversation with a work of art. "47. Galatea. White Thasos marble. Non-commissioned work by the late Pygmalion of Cyprus. (The artist has since committed suicide.) Originally...

The Game Formerly Known as Hidden Nazi Mode, by Victor Gijsbers
Average member rating: (25 ratings)

The Game Formerly Known as Hidden Nazi Mode was, in fact, formerly known as Hidden Nazi Mode. As such it was a failed experiment, detailed in the accompanying essay. In this release the Nazi mode has been...

Ghost Town, by Finn Rosenløv
Average member rating: (1 rating)

The premise of Ghost Town is to fulfill the final wishes of your Great Grandfather and inherit his entire estate and visit the abandoned gold mining town of Battle Creek. It sounds like a simple task, until...

Give Me Your Lunch Money, by DCBSupafly
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Average member rating: (4 ratings)

You're an 8 year-old inventor, carrying nothing, and the end-of-classes bell has just rung at your school. You're eager to finish the model fortress you've been constructing at the nearby park. All it needs...

Good Grub!, by Damon L. Wakes
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

Good Grub! is a brief, comedic interactive narrative about insects as a sustainable food source.

Gorxungula's Curse, by Duncan Bowsman
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Help us, Lophese. A misspoken word has birthed Gorxungula, who now terrorizes the absurd voids above our beloved faraway Rabbits. Make a proper sacrifice to Elder Moose, the Great Antlered One, and rid us of...

The Gostak, by Carl Muckenhoupt
Average member rating: (73 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...

Gun Mute, by C.E.J. Pacian
Average member rating: (135 ratings)

Step into the shoes of Mute Lawton, a lone cowboy who must stop an execution set to occur at noon by shooting his way past dangerous cyborgs and mutants in a post-apocalyptic western setting. (From the...

halloween candy triage simulator, by j. marie
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

Entry in Ectocomp 2014.
Halloween Scarecrow II: Interview with a Scarecrow, by Duncan Bowsman
Average member rating: (1 rating)
You are a child wearing a scarecrow costume and carrying a receptacle with some candy in it. On a terrible Halloween night, after trick-or-treating, you go out camping with your mean, older sibling who tells...
Happy Valley, by Lumin
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Hinterlands: Marooned!, by Cody Gaisser
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

Following a series of mishaps, a recruit from the Consortium Of Known Occupied Worlds is marooned on a tiny island on an unfamiliar planet; but the recruit is not alone - there is a Q’udzlth here!

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams and Steve Meretzky
Average member rating: (178 ratings)

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...

Hoist Sail for the Heliopause and Home, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (81 ratings)

A far-future story of discovery.

The Hole Man, by E.Z. Poschman
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

You’ve had your identity stolen — your WHOLE identity, body and all! But there’s a lot of friendly folks in this surreal world that might be willing to let you have their identity, if that’s what you really...

How Suzy Got Her Powers, by David Whyld
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Average member rating: (13 ratings)

You're Suzy Loman: mild-mannered waitress by day, superheroine by night. Well... at the present time that's only 50% true. The superheroine part you're still working on...
Hunter, in Darkness, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (119 ratings)
I am the Law, by djchallis
I am detective Joshua Kent. Captain Seth was murdered in this remote research space station. I will find the killer, make the decisions, and pass judgment. In short: I am the Law.
I Summon Thee!, by William Dooling
Average member rating: (1 rating)
Walpurgus Night, 1951: Duncan MacDevon's manor near Chillingham Castle has played host to numerous dilettantes and eccentrics over the years...but none quite like tonight. On this historic evening, the...
I Was a Teenage Headless Experiment, by Duncan Bowsman
Average member rating: (7 ratings)
"... but he has the element of surprise and a bonesaw, and you do not." You are your decapitated head standing on a metal tray in a mad doctor's laboratory. The doctor's four-armed assistant blocks your...
I'm Really Sorry About That Thing I Said When I Was Tired and/or Hungry, by Dietrich Squinkifer (Squinky)
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Average member rating: (16 ratings)
"I'm Really Sorry About That Thing I Said When I Was Tired and/or Hungry" is a mostly-autobiographical story of how it was like growing up among several different cultures and not really fitting into any of...
IDSPISPOPD, by Christopher Brent
Average member rating: (4 ratings)
Entry in Ectocomp 2014.

Irvine Quik & the Search for the Fish of Traglea, by Duncan Bowsman
Average member rating: (15 ratings)

Science fiction adventure! Extinction looms for the fish, people, and entire planet of Traglea. Can one bumbling space cadet rescue enough alien fish before too late? Can he learn the secret of Traglean...

It Is Pitch Black, by Caelyn Sandel
Average member rating: (19 ratings)

Trapped alone in a darkened antique store with a man-eating grue, can you keep a light going long enough to survive? (contains sound, but no jumpscares.) 2nd place, EctoComp 2014.

JINXTRON, by Duncan Bowsman

You are Duncan Bowsman at a young age, invited to play a game of Jinx by one of his brothers. Unfortunately, since you can't actually be him and his brothers can't be available for comment every time someone...

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...

LAIR of the CyberCow, by Conrad Cook (as Harry Wilson)
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

One of the few games in the neglected Farm Noir genre, LAIR of the CyberCow takes a stylishly chilling, ambivalently moral look at the social themes of our times -- or, does it? Play it now: don't wait for...

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

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

Limp, by Ryan Stevens
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

It's been seventeen months since your last erection. Highest time to do something about it. [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

LISEY, by Marco Innocenti
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

Love has no boundaries. Not even life itself. 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

Love Is as Powerful as Death, Jealousy Is as Cruel as the Grave, by Conrad Cook (as Michael Whittington)
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Average member rating: (6 ratings)

Atmospheric and moody, here one gets to follow an American teaching in Cambodia through a ghost story with an Eastern flavor.
Lurk. Unite. Die. Invent. Think. Expire., by Ryan Stevens
Average member rating: (4 ratings)
"Morning seems strange, almost out place." [--blurb from Competition '99]

The Lurking Horror, by Dave Lebling
Average member rating: (86 ratings)

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.

The Magic Show, by Jason Mac Innes

A skilled magician, you expect it'll just be another night working at the dinner theatre. Or so the evening begins as you head out onto the stage to perform your usual feats of magic. But the night will be...
Main Course, by Quantum Sheep,quantumsheep
A alien, shapechanging tentacle monster called a SoMorph wakes up on a small frieghter traveling through hyperspace towards Earth. It has a hangover. And it wants to go home.
Mangiasaur, by DCBSupafly
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Average member rating: (7 ratings)
You are a young dinosaur-like monster who needs to eat everything in sight so you can grow big & strong, gain special powers, and ultimately rule over a tribe of puny humans.
Marika the Offering, by revgiblet
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Average member rating: (21 ratings)
An entry in the 2007 One Room Game Competition. You play a young girl, trapped in a tower room and in fear for her life.

maybe make some change, by Aaron A. Reed
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

Inspired by the Maywand district killings in Afghanistan, 'maybe make some change' explores a frozen battlefield moment from six violently conflicting perspectives.

Mentula Macanus: Apocolocyntosis, by One of the Bruces and Drunken Bastard
Average member rating: (32 ratings)

Stiffy Makane, or rather his ancestor Mentula Macanus, is here subjected to an increasingly-unlikely series of crudely sexual romps through the ancient world. It's sort of like the Satyricon, except not...

A Mind Forever Voyaging, by Steve Meretzky
Average member rating: (107 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...

Mite, by Sara Dee
Average member rating: (32 ratings)

In this small fantasy adventure game, you play as Mite, a pixy lad, who is carrying an egg-shaped jewel dropped by a cloaked thief who you tripped that morning. The gem belongs to the Fairy Prince! You must...

Monster Maker, by Adri ("Erin Gigglecreek")
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

A silly character creation toy.

Mr. Fluffykin's Most Harrowing Misadventure, by Justahack

A CYOA in which you are the bear cub Mr. Fluffkins, who must prepare for his first day of school.
Mrs. Pepper's Nasty Secret, by Jim Aikin and Eric Eve
Average member rating: (39 ratings)
Walking home from school is mostly okay, except for one big problem: Every day you have to pass right by Mrs. Pepper's house. She may not actually be a witch, but she sure acts like one. And now she's stolen...
Newton, by Tiberius Thingamus
Average member rating: (1 rating)
Intended as a game whose entire transcript would be tweetable to @Thingamus, the player takes on the role of Isaac Newton sitting under a tree. The first game credited to Tiberius Thingamus, it lacks the...

Ninja, by Paul Allen Panks
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

You are a lone ninja, protecting a shinto shrine of Japan. Your goal is to avoid capture by the Evil One, a deft ninja from a rival shrine. He is nearby, but you don't know exactly where. And it is dark...

Ninja II, by Paul Allen Panks
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

It has been two years since the shinto shrine was attacked by the rival ninja clan. And yet, you find yourself again here... You are a ninja of peace, protecting the shinto shrine your grandfather built many...
Paint!!!, by David Whyld
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Average member rating: (10 ratings)
[Entry in the cancelled ADRIFT One Room Comp 2004]
Pathway to Destruction, by Richard Otter
Average member rating: (8 ratings)
You have worked at the Institute of Transportation for nearly five years. As one of the engineering team in the Research and Development section, it is considered a highly respected position and is...
Patient 7, by Justahack
You are a patient in a hospital who may or may not suffer from schizophrenia or demonic possession.

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...

Pete's Punkin Junkinator, by DCBSupafly
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

For months you have looked forward to exercising your invention, the Universal Insta-grow Punkin Junkinator. Find stuff to put into the machine and crank out instant, amazing jack-o'-lanterns to sell to...

Photopia, by Adam Cadre
Average member rating: (517 ratings)

"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
Average member rating: (104 ratings)

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]

Pirate's Plunder!, by Tiberius Thingamus
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

In this game, it be yer goal to findeth ye olde, cursed treasure on Loot Island and taketh it fer yer own. Not even that evil Captain Hookhead can stoppeth ye once ye put ye mind to it. Know why? If ye...

The PK Girl, by Robert Goodwin, Helen Trevillion, Nanami Nekono, and Oya-G
Average member rating: (28 ratings)

Planetfall, by Steve Meretzky
Average member rating: (112 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...

Punkirita Quest 1: Liquid, by Ryan Stevens
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

A wizard has done fiendish things to a village, and you have to find a way to stop him... [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]
Quest for Food, by Lumin
Average member rating: (1 rating)
You're a small animal named Swishtail the Sniffy, and you're hungry. You know the humans keep food in the huge plastic can. You just have to get to it.
A Reading in May, by Bahri Gordebak
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Renegade Brainwave, by J. J. Guest
Average member rating: (10 ratings)

"Beware! Beware! Take care! For you are about take part in an interactive story that will reveal the terrifying truth behind the mysterious Soviet space programme! Revelations of incredible horrors that will...

Return to the Forest House, by Seciden Mencarde
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

You're 17 now, five years after your first visit to this mysterious house in the forest. You're trapped inside. How will you escape?

Rogue of the Multiverse, by C.E.J. Pacian
Average member rating: (71 ratings)

Congratulations, convict 76954! You have been selected for scientific experimentation! You will be matter-transmitted to exotic non-Treaty worlds - where opportunities abound to take in fantastic sights and...

Salutations, by Lumin
Average member rating: (1 rating)

You've always fancied yourself an outdoorsman and are quick to tell anyone who asks that your hobby is hiking. Now, you've spotted a dessicated deer's corpse and something dropped from the trees to attack...

Sand-dancer, by Aaron Reed and Alexei Othenin-Girard
Average member rating: (22 ratings)

It figures that your pickup would die on a night like this and leave you stranded in the dark New Mexico desert. But nothing else figures about this night, man. Nothing at all. An example game for Aaron...

Sandy's Lost Doll, by Sandy
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Time to find that lost doll.
Seance, by Quantum Sheep,quantumsheep
With the help of the famous medium, Madame Sousa, you hold a seance to contact the spirit of your beloved wife Emily, who died a year ago but whose presence still lingers.

Shade, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (388 ratings)

"A one-room game set in your apartment." [--blurb from Competition Aught-Zero]

Shards of Memory, by David Whyld

Shrapnel, by Adam Cadre
Average member rating: (160 ratings)

Silk Noil, by Heal Butcher
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You might be anyone in the bazaar of the Silk Tunnel. To unlock the Green Door and escape the market, you must steal the key from the Silk King... [1st Place: ADRIFT Summer Comp 2001]

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

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

The Space Under the Window, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (95 ratings)

A new, experimental game that has no puzzles but uses only words that change your focus on things, thereby adapting the story. [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Spider and Web, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (281 ratings)

A vacation in our lovely country! See the ethnic charms of the countryside, the historic grandeur of the capital city. Taste our traditional cuisine; smell the flowers of the Old Tree. And all without...

A Spot of Bother, by David Whyld
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Steve Van Helsing: Process Server, by Mel S
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Bad ass Steve Van Helsing must crash the Wolfman's monster dance party to serve him a subpoena.
Suburban Prodigy, by Mike Desert
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You're stuck at the bottom of a well with a skeleton, there's a witch doctor in your basement, and Mom's still doing the dishes.

Sweetpea, by Sophia de Augustine
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Someone claiming to be your father is trying to break in. Following the eponymous Sweetpea is: a mosaic faced guardian angel, something wearing her father’s guise, and the detritus of life in their gently...

Symetry, by Ryan Stevens
Average member rating: (10 ratings)

This new mirror you bought really is something. But in the night, it has a life of it's own... [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]
Take One, by Robert Street
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Target, by Richard Otter
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Some people are happy working in an office, some become taxi cab drivers and some people will even teach. You are none of those; you are a 'lone-wolf gunmen who likes to maintain a low profile' or...
Tenebrae Semper, by Seciden Mencarde
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You are having nightmares. Something strange is going on around your college. Only you can do something about it.

Thy Dungeonman, by Videlectrix
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

Thy Dungeonman 3, by Videlectrix
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

To Hell in a Hamper, by J. J. Guest
Average member rating: (106 ratings)

Professor Pettibone, eminent Victorian balloonist, has a problem. He can't get it up. His balloon that is. If he can't reach an altitude of 20,000 feet, and soon, both he and his mysterious travelling...

Top Hat, by Duncan Bowsman

You are an elf inside a magic hat. Your boss's magic show is going badly. Your boss reaches into the hat expectantly. What can you do to make sure the Boss puts on an awesome show?

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...

Trinity, by Brian Moriarty
Average member rating: (94 ratings)

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...

Unraveling God, by Todd Watson
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Veteran Knowledge, by Robert Street
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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]

the virtual human, by Duncan Bowsman
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In this game, the user participates in the textual formation of a virtual human. By filling in strings of text under simple constraints, the user can create any number of possible humans from the absurd to...

The Voodoo You Do 2, by Marshal Tenner Winter
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The casket opens and the pitch blackness is replaced with the sight of the moon; full in the night sky. Then, someone leans over, facing you and smiling a lunatic grin. He wears a dirty black top hat and...

The Warbler's Nest, by Jason McIntosh
Average member rating: (82 ratings)

Surely the reed bank counts as a wild place. While it gives you so much, you've never tended it, not really, not like you do with your garden. It's something like the forest, then, but much safer to search...

The Warlord, The Princess & The Bulldog, by David Whyld
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Wax Worx, by Eric Mayer
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Whoever you are, you're trapped in a wax museum exhibit devoted to famous murderers.
Way Out, by Rob Roy
You and your friends thought exploring a haunted house would be fun... now everyone is dead and you must find a way out!
Wedding Day, by E. Joyce
Average member rating: (9 ratings)
Your wedding ceremony will begin soon. You must prepare.
The Weird Mirror, by M.J. Antonellis
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Entry in ECTOCOMP 2014.
Westfront PC: The Trials of Guilder, by Paul Allen Panks
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I wish to discuss with you the nature of my game “Westfront PC: The Trials of Guilder”. It has been called a cross between Zork, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Star Wars and several online MUDs...
What The Murderer Had Left, by Bahri Gordebak
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The Wheels Must Turn, by Heal Butcher
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"The city was one of many Cities, and like its brethren, it had Corners, and in each Corner there were gilded cages that contained the Miseries of the World." Second-place winner of the Official ADRIFT...
when i was shot by elephants, by no m3rcy
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you're shot by elephants
when i was shot by elephants 2 super elephants, by no m3rcy
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this is the groundbreaking sequel to the supergroundbreaking awesome game when i was shot by elephants thats totally awesome.
Whitterscap's Key, by Duncan Bowsman
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Find the secret passage and learn some funny-sounding, magical passwords in your attempt to win. Can you get the highest possible score? An openly sarcastic response to The Challenge.
A Witch Tale, by Dan Blazquez
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A waitress learns that her unusual purple eyes are the hexenmark, the mark of a witch! Eager to claim her heritage, she had best be observant if she wants to learn her first spell!
Without a Clue, by David Whyld
Average member rating: (5 ratings)
Some fools may believe Sherlock Holmes to be the world's greatest detective. You know better, though, and soon you will expose him as the fraud he is. But when you break into his rooms looking for evidence...
Wolves at the Door, by David Whyld
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Wry, by Olaf Nowacki
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

A one and a half room slapstick miniature about subconscious erotic desires with three quite different endings.

Yak Shaving for Kicks and Giggles!, by J. J. Guest
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You are Steve Goodwin. You're a regular guy, young, successful, dynamic. But a nagging question gnaws at your soul, undermines your joy at your success and interferes with the very business of living. For...

Yet Another Damn Fantasy Adventure, by David Whyld

Yon Astounding Castle! of some sort, by Tiberius Thingamus
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

In this adventure, findeth ye olde treasures from within yon castle. Maketh friends as ye o'ercome meddlesome goblins! Outwitteth ye riddling gnome! Resizeth ye belts & belt-like things! Can ye getteth all...

Zork I, by Marc Blank and Dave Lebling
Average member rating: (204 ratings)

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...


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