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Adventure, by William Crowther and Donald Woods
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Aisle, by Sam Barlow
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"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...

Attack of the Yeti Robot Zombies, by Řyvind Thorsby
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Augmented Fourth, by Brian Uri!
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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...

Balances, by Graham Nelson
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"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]

Beyond Zork, by Brian Moriarty
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Dread times have befallen the Kingdom of Quendor. The wizards have mysteriously disappeared. The Enchanter's Guild Hall lies in ruins. Villages are abandoned, drunken men mutter strange tales, and vicious...

Blue Chairs, by Chris Klimas
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A Change in the Weather, by Andrew Plotkin
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"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]
Christminster, by Gareth Rees
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"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...

Curses, by Graham Nelson
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"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...

Enchanter, by Marc Blank, Dave Lebling
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In Enchanter, the first of a spellbinding series in the tradition of Zork, you are a novice magician whom Fate has chosen to do singlehanded combat with a dark and fierce power. But worldly weapons will...

For a Change, by Dan Schmidt
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"The sun has gone. It must be brought. You have a rock." [--blurb from Competition '99]

Galatea, by Emily Short
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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 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams and Steve Meretzky
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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...

Hunter, in Darkness, by Andrew Plotkin
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Infidel, by Michael Berlyn
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Infidel finds you marooned by your followers in the heart of the deadly Egyptian Desert. A soldier of fortune by trade, you've come hither in search of a great lost pyramid and its untold riches. Now, alone,...

Knight Orc, by Pete Austin
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Lost Pig, by Admiral Jota
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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

Metamorphoses, by Emily Short
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You wake to stillness. The hammering, banging, and shouting that kept you awake half the night are gone. The air is cold, and something smells burnt. Your master's experiments must be finished, but with what...

The Moonlit Tower, by Yoon Ha Lee
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Moonmist, by Stu Galley, Jim Lawrence
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More ghosts haunt the misty sea-coast and stone ramparts of Cornwall than anyplace else on earth. One such soul roams Tresyllian Castle: a pale phantom with flaxen hair and a luminous, flowing gown. It seems...

My Angel, by Jon Ingold
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"I wake peacefully, and already she is there." [--blurb from Competition Aught-Zero]

Photopia, by Adam Cadre
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"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."

Planetfall, by Steve Meretzky
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"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...

Seastalker, by Stu Galley, Jim Lawrence
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There's something down there in the ocean, something terrifying. And you have to face it - because only you can save the Aquadome, the world's first undersea research station. The alarm sounds and your...

Shade, by Andrew Plotkin
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"A one-room game set in your apartment." [--blurb from Competition Aught-Zero]

Sorcerer, by Steve Meretzky
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Sorcerer, the second of a spellbinding fantasy series in the tradition of Zork, takes you on a magical tour through the darker side of Zorkian enchantment. Your journey begins with a cryptic diary - the last...

Spellbreaker, by Dave Lebling
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Spellbreaker, the riveting conclusion to the Enchanter trilogy, explores the mysterious underpinnings of the Zorkian universe. A world founded on sorcery suddenly finds its magic failing, and only you,...

Stationfall, by Steve Meretzky
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What a trotting krip! Since your incredible heroics in Planetfall, where you risked life and limb to save the planet Resida, things have hardly changed at all. Sure, you were promoted to Lieutenant First...

Taipan, by Art Canfil

Thy Dungeonman 3, by Videlectrix
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Transfer, by Tod Levi
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"The staff's jubilant anticipation of the first human transfer was now replaced with dread. Why had the Professor fallen ill so suddenly? And how callous of the Overseers to insist on proceeding without...
Vespers, by Jason Devlin
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It has been five days, now. Five days since I made the choice. Five days since I closed the gate. Really, there was no choice. Rovato was damned when the first spot appeared: when the first bloody cough...

Wearing the Claw, by Paul O'Brian
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A traditional fantasy quest in which you and your village have been cursed with a slow transformation into various animals. The only way to stop the curse is to retrieve the Pendant of Elinor from the...

Wishbringer, by Brian Moriarty
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It's an ordinary day in your ordinary little town, and you've been performing your ordinary mail clerk's duties in an altogether ordinary way. But there's something quite extraordinary in today's mail. It's...

Zork I, by Marc Blank and Dave Lebling
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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...

Zork II, by Dave Lebling, Marc Blank
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The Wizard appears, floating nonchalantly in the air beside you. He grins sideways at you. The Wizard incants "Fantasize," but nothing happens. He shakes his wand. Nothing happens. With a slightly...

Zork III, by Dave Lebling, Marc Blank
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An old, oddly youthful man turns toward you slowly. His long, silver hair dances about him as a fresh breeze blows. "You have reached the final test, my friend! You are proved clever and powerful, but this...

Zork Zero, by Steve Meretzky
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The Great Underground Empire is in its heyday. Upscale condos crowd the massive caverns. Subterranean highways stretch from Aragain to the Fublio Valley. And no adventurer has yet set foot in the open field...


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