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'Mid the Sagebrush and the Cactus, by Victor Gijsbers
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

They shot you in the leg, the sheriff or one of his men, but you still managed to get away. You always manage to get away. And while they're off pursuing you to, who knows, perhaps Colorado, you have quietly...

69,105 Keys, by David Welbourn
Average member rating: (74 ratings)

There's just one room. How hard can it be? Just unlock the door. Oh. There's 69,105 keys.

The Abbey of Montglane, by Art LaFrana
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

The Act of Misdirection, by Callico Harrison
Average member rating: (57 ratings)

The curtain lifts to a torrent of applause, as the city's gents and ladies lose their decorum for a just few moments in anticipation of something magical. The spotlights drown the glitter of sequins and...

An Act of Murder, by Christopher Huang
Average member rating: (79 ratings)

Ad Verbum, by Nick Montfort
Average member rating: (127 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...

Agatha's Folly, by Linda Wright
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Aisle, by Sam Barlow
Average member rating: (286 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...

All Things Devours, by half sick of shadows
Average member rating: (83 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...

Anchorhead, by Michael Gentry
Average member rating: (339 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...

Andromeda Dreaming, by Joey Jones
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

Aliss can control her dreams, but will this help her when she's stuck in a galaxy on the brink of destruction? Winner of the Andromeda Legacy competition 2012, Andromeda Dreaming is in the same setting as...

Aotearoa, by Matt Wigdahl
Average member rating: (54 ratings)

The Fish of Māui. The Land of the Long Cloud. Aotearoa. An entire continent of untamed wilds, and the last place on Earth where dinosaurs still roam. If only you'd come ashore under better circumstances...

The Art of Fugue, by Victor Gijsbers, Jimmy Maher, Dorte Lassen, and Johan
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

A pure story-less puzzle game featuring logical puzzles based on the idea of the fugue: your commands are performed by four different actors, but with increasing delays. The version with music features...

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...

ASCII and the Argonauts, by J. Robinson Wheeler
Average member rating: (17 ratings)

In this wonderfully laconic spoof of the Scott Adams style of adventures, you play as Jason of the Argo, tasked by King Pelias to bring the Golden Fleece to him or die. Surprisingly both entertaining and...

At Wit's End, by Mike Sousa
Average member rating: (14 ratings)

"A case study of Murphy's Law in action. In-game hints available." [--blurb from Competition Aught-Zero]

Attack of the Yeti Robot Zombies, by Øyvind Thorsby
Average member rating: (29 ratings)

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...

Awakening, by Pete Gardner
Average member rating: (13 ratings)

Awakening on the ground next to an open grave, you have no recollection of how you came to be there. Do you investigate the nearby church and graveyard, or leave well enough alone?
The Awakening, by Dennis Matheson
Average member rating: (28 ratings)
"You remember darkness. And the cold. Cold and darkness. And silence. Those memories are all that you have. That, and a feeling that something you never knew you possessed has been lost. Suddenly, oblivion...

The Axe of Kolt, by Larry Horsfield
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

You are Alaric Blackmoon, a penniless ex-mercenary soldier, reduced to wandering the land and doing odd-jobs in return for food and a place to sleep. You have just left the town of Greenwych and you have...

Aztec Assault, by The Traveller in Black
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

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

Baluthar, by Chris Molloy Wischer
Average member rating: (19 ratings)

In this game of horror, you play as an old man of a tribal culture. For months, you've been weary of life and kept to your bed. But when you learn that your adult son, Rykhard, has foolishly gone into the...

Barbarian Quest, by Josep Coletas Caubet

Behold!, by Admiral Jota
Average member rating: (4 ratings)
In this tiny game, you play as someone backstage at the XYZZY Awards ceremony. Eileen has sent you to bring out the celebrity presenter, Stephen Bishop, but he's been turned into a basket of mangoes! You...
The Bible Retold: The Bread and the Fishes, by Justin Morgan and Celestianpower
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

The Big Sleaze, by Fergus McNeill
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Blighted Isle, by Eric Eve
Average member rating: (41 ratings)

Blockade duty in the Bay of Biscay, vile weather, and an unplanned jaunt over the side of the ship into the tossing waves. But instead of drowning, you end up on an island that has no right to be there - and...

Bliss, by Cameron Wilkin
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

The Boggit, by Fergus McNeill and Judith Child
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

This interactive fiction with graphics game thus features reluctant adventurer Bimbo Faggins and devious magician Grandalf attempting to gain treasure, ultimately by appearing on a TV game show. VERB NOUN...

Bored of the Rings, by Fergus McNeill
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

Bring Me A Head!, by Chandler Groover
Average member rating: (21 ratings)

Better hope you can hack it. A Grand Guignol entry for ECTOCOMP 2016.

Broken Legs, by Sarah Morayati
Average member rating: (28 ratings)

A blurb? They expect you to write? You're Lottie Plum so you're not going into writing. You sing. And dance and act up a storm while everyone else can only manage a puddle. You belong at Bridger. No matter...

Bulbo and the Lizard-King, by John Wilson and Sean Doran
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Bureaucracy, by Douglas Adams, The Staff of Infocom
Average member rating: (43 ratings)

IMPORTANT! Our records show that you do not have a license to operate this software. Normally, you would be required to complete a License Application Form and mail it (with proof of purchase) to our...

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...

Chancellor, by Kevin Venzke
Average member rating: (15 ratings)

Maturity attained, the daughter is unfurled upon the world, embarked upon a mysterious quest by her father.
A Change in the Weather, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (63 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]
Cheater, by Wesley Osam
Average member rating: (8 ratings)
"A small game; the only way to win is to literally cheat. Might be difficult for players who aren't familiar with the Inform language debugging verbs." [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]
Chicken and Egg, by Adam Thornton
Average member rating: (15 ratings)
"A pastiche of "Spider and Web", which see." [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]
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...

The Colder Light, by Jon Ingold
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

The last light has gone. The stars are coming out in the black sea above. Many are hidden by ice-fingered winds. My father is still not returned and the fire is almost gone. But this is how life is: always...

Coloratura, by Lynnea Glasser
Average member rating: (86 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.

Cosmoserve, by Judith Pintar
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

A Crimson Spring, by Robb Sherwin
Average member rating: (10 ratings)

"Red Cloud meant more to me than anyone else on the planet. Sometime between one and three in the morning, on March 26th, 2015, she was brutally slain. Nobody knows why. I am going to find out if it means...

Curses, by Graham Nelson
Average member rating: (117 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...

CYBERQUEEN, by Porpentine
Average member rating: (48 ratings)

integration necessitates evisceration

Daemon Quest, The first saga: The Legend of the Door, by Steve Blanding

This is the first of a planned series of games that tell the story of an orphaned boy who is trying to escape from his parents' murderer(s). The story is (in the author's own opinion) very cliched and...

A Day for Fresh Sushi, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (91 ratings)

No time for fantasy. Must feed fish.

Daybreak RL, by Frank Duff/DF McCourt
Average member rating: (1 rating)

You are the bodyguard to Prince Illum. Prince Illum is blind and carries the Daybreak Shard. He needs to get it to the top of the tower. You are currently at the bottom of the tower. And you had best hurry,...

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

Degeneracy, by Leonard Richardson
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

The glitterings of Gold, Jewels, Tapestries, &c. belie the Corruption of he who 'til recently occupied this high Seat. A white Carpet, once flanked by Sycophants & Counsellors, now lies untravelled. It leads...

Delightful Wallpaper, by Andrew Plotkin ('Edgar O. Weyrd')
Average member rating: (74 ratings)

Delusions, by C. E. Forman
Average member rating: (39 ratings)

"A trip into virtual reality: all begins with debugging a VR system, but then things get out of hand. Who is Morrodox, what has he to do with your colleagues, and what is going on?" [--blurb from The Z-Files...

The Djinni Chronicles, by J. D. Berry
Average member rating: (32 ratings)

Earth and Sky, by Paul O'Brian
Average member rating: (78 ratings)

It's been almost a month since your parents disappeared. One Tuesday, they just didn't come home, and there's been no sign of them since. For the University and the rest of the town, the mystery is beginning...

Enlightenment, by Taro Ogawa
Average member rating: (40 ratings)

"The intrepid Adventurer has escaped the caverns. Nought remains to block a successful escape but this troll here. Hmmm. A one-room adventure. The author recommends this for people who grew up on Zork II and...

Escapade!, by Juhana Leinonen
Average member rating: (15 ratings)

An entry in the 2008 One Room Game Competition. You play the bumbling sidekick of the heroic Captain McBrawn; while trying to carry out a task he's set you, you are captured by the Screaming Communists and...

Fallacy of Dawn, by Robb Sherwin
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

In a world that never quite got over the '80s, Delarion Yar dispenses quarters for the local arcade... badly. A software pirate from better days, he's crossed the wrong people one too many times. Locked into...

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

The Feather Grange Job, by David Fletcher
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

An ornithological heist story.

A Fine Day for Reaping, by James Webb (aka revgiblet)
Average member rating: (24 ratings)

Step into the bare feet of the Grim Reaper for a day and make sure that five pesky souls keep their appointment with the afterlife.

Fine-Tuned, by Dennis Jerz
Average member rating: (22 ratings)

"Can Troy, the handsome daredevil autoist, live up to his "sterling" reputation? What secret threatens the career of the talented singer, Miss Melody Sweet? With the help of the mechanical genius Aloysius...

Fingertips: Mysterious Whispers, by Peter Nepstad
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

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...

Frobozz Magic Video Poker, by Zach Matley
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Fuddo & Slam, by John Wilson
Average member rating: (1 rating)
Laden down with gold and with GULLEM's ring safely tucked in his pocket, BULB returned to his comfortable little burrow and decided to settle down and enjoy a more peaceful existence. However, after a few...

Gateway 2: Homeworld, by Mike Verdu and Glen Dahlgren
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

In the early twenty-second century, an immense alien spacecraft, dubbed the "Artifact," arrives in the Earth's solar system. The Artifact ignores all attempts at communication; no one knows whether its...

Ghosterington Night, by Wade Clarke
Average member rating: (13 ratings)

Danger-filled Ghosterington Manor appears atop the same cliff each year on Samhain night. Hidden inside are the last four works of the dead bad poet Vigilance Ghosterington. Those four poems are worth a...

Glowgrass, by Nate Cull
Average member rating: (91 ratings)

You play as a xenohistorian on an expedition. You've been dropped (more literally than you planned) by a dropship over the ground of the Ancients. Your equipment was scattered and the dropship crashed. Now...

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...

Gourmet, by Aaron A. Reed and Chad Barb
Average member rating: (50 ratings)

Missing employees, wily crustaceans, malfunctioning kitchen equipment and a terminal food shortage, all on the night the most important culinary critic in the world has chosen to review your debut...

Help! My Vacuum Cleaner Is Broken, by Admiral Jota
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

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

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

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams and Steve Meretzky
Average member rating: (174 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: (79 ratings)

A far-future story of discovery.

The Horror of Rylvania, by D. A. Leary
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

"What you expected would be a fun outing in scenic Rylvania turns into a gruesome nightmare, with *you* playing the starring role. Find out what it's like to be alternately the source and challenger of evil...
The Hound of Shadow, by Chris Elliott and Richard Edwards
Average member rating: (3 ratings)
The Hound of Shadow is an Interactive Fiction game created by Eldritch Games, and marketed by Electronic Arts, in 1989. It was released in versions compatible with the Amiga, Atari ST, and DOS operating...

I-0, by Anonymous
Average member rating: (150 ratings)

Stranded on Interstate Zero after your car broke down, you are miles away from the last sign of civilization. It's twenty minutes to noon and the temperature is well over 120°F. It's beginning to look like...

Identity, by Dave Bernazzani
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

Invisible Parties, by Sam Kabo Ashwell (as Psychopup)
Average member rating: (19 ratings)

You are a walker of the ways between the worlds. It is not an arrangement conducive to straightforward relationships. The Three Rebeccas have created a tangle, a temporary artifice woven from parts of many...

Jabato, by Manuel González, Juan Antonio Darder, Carlos Marqués, Francisco Zarco, Andrés Roberto Samudio Monro, and Andrés Roberto Samudio Monro
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Janitor, by Peter Seebach and Kevin Lynn
Average member rating: (27 ratings)

Jigsaw, by Graham Nelson
Average member rating: (77 ratings)

New Year's Eve, 1999, a quarter to midnight and where else to be but Century Park! Fireworks cascade across the sky, your stomach rumbles uneasily, music and lasers howl across the parkland... Not exactly...

Journey to Alpha Centauri (In Real Time), by Julian Fleetwood
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

If you keep it on your computer for three thousand years, you'll be rewarded by a message saying, "Welcome to Alpha Centauri. Now go home." [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Ka, by Dan Efran
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

For an Egyptian mummy's soul - or "Ka" - death is but the first step on a puzzling and perilous journey. The second step? Getting out of all those coffins....

Kaged, by Ian Finley
Average member rating: (50 ratings)

""But my madness speaks: It will but skin and film the ulcerous place, Whilst rank corruption, mining all within, Infects unseen." Welcome to the Citadel of Justice. The Inquisitor is waiting." [--blurb from...

Katana, by Matt Rohde
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

You play as an American tourist visiting Shinobu Palace in Japan hoping to learn more about your ancestor, Matsuo Kaneiji, an infamous samurai executed for treason. Through several puzzles and flashbacks,...

Kerkerkruip, by Victor Gijsbers
Average member rating: (61 ratings)

Kerkerkruip is a short-form roguelike in the interactive fiction medium, featuring meaningful tactical and strategic depth, innovative game play, zero grinding, and a sword & sorcery setting that does not...

Knight Orc, by Pete Austin
Average member rating: (19 ratings)

LASH -- Local Asynchronous Satellite Hookup, by Paul O'Brian
Average member rating: (40 ratings)

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

Lists and Lists, by Andrew Plotkin
amciek's rating:
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]

Little Blue Men, by Michael S. Gentry
Average member rating: (62 ratings)

This game is a joke. This game is a warning. This game is a satire. This game is inspired in equal parts by Vaclav Havel's "The Memorandum" and Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas". This...

Little Falls, by Alessandro Schillaci, Roberto Grassi, Simonato Enrico
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

Minnesota, September 2005. A serial killer hunting young women. A policeman with nightmares in his past. “To all units near Little Falls, there’s a 5150 code. A woman called 911, saying she’s in trouble....

Llama Adventure, by John Cooney
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

You're a llama confronted with a series of escape-the-room tasks. Your interaction takes the form of a chat with the person supervising your tests.

Lock & Key, by Adam Cadre
Average member rating: (74 ratings)

Los Extraordinarios Casos del Dr. Van Halen Volumen 2 Relato I: Las Calles del Miedo, by Josep Coletas Caubet
Average member rating: (1 rating)

A principios del siglo XX el Dr. Van Halen, conocedor de las ciencias ocultas, aventurero e investigador de lo sobrenatural, tras la "misteriosa desaparición" de su esposa, decide trasladarse a una antigua...

The Lost Islands of Alabaz, by Michael Gentry
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

Once upon a time, our Kingdom was much larger than it is now, reaching across all ten islands of the Alabaz Archipelago. But then a terrible curse fell upon us. A thick, gray mist covered the sea, hiding...

Madam Spider's Web, by Sara Dee
Average member rating: (37 ratings)

Main Hall & Beginners Cave, by Donald Brown
Average member rating: (7 ratings)
The Beginner's Cave has been set up by the warlord as a service to all Free Adventurers, giving them a chance to try their skills in a not-too-dangerous setting. Let us all toast the warlord for restocking...

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...

Masquerade, by Kathleen M. Fischer
Average member rating: (34 ratings)

"You walk purposefully down the sidewalk, looking neither left nor right. You don't need to look; you can tell you are being watched from whispers overheard as you pass by. "Poor Amelia..." you hear somebody...

A Matter of Importance, by Valentine Kopteltsev
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

All those scoundrels on The Board Of The Thieves' Guild... How could they? Sure, the last weeks weren't your most successful ones (in fact, you'd be glad to raze them from your memory if you only could), and...

Max Blaster and Doris de Lightning Against the Parrot Creatures of Venus, by Dan Shiovitz and Emily Short
Average member rating: (14 ratings)

Someplace on Venus a secret weapon is being built that threatens Earth with total destruction. You and your comrade must penetrate the Xavian base and save the world -- before it's too late!

McMurphy's Mansion, by David Martin
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Mentula Macanus: Apocolocyntosis, by One of the Bruces and Drunken Bastard
Average member rating: (31 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...

Metamorphoses, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (118 ratings)

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...

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...

Mindwheel, by Robert Pinsky, William Mataga, Steve Hales
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

Travel into the minds of four important people to collect the Wheel of Wisdom and save the world: BOBBY CLEMON, assassinated rock star, once called 'half John Lennon and half Janis Joplin'. This charismatic,...

Möbius, by J.D. Clemens
Average member rating: (31 ratings)

Another mission. Just when you had settled in for a nap.

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.
The Mulldoon Murders, by Jon Ingold
Average member rating: (12 ratings)
Mutiny!, by Jonathan Scott and Stephen Boyd
It was the autumn of 1854 and for you, Captain Alonso Catchpole, life could not have been more uncomplicated. You had a feeling that all that would change as your employer - Lord Alquith, the Earl of...
My Angel, by Jon Ingold
Average member rating: (28 ratings)
"I wake peacefully, and already she is there." [--blurb from Competition Aught-Zero]

Mystery House Possessed, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (10 ratings)

This intricate all-text reworking draws on the Gothic, as well as Clue, to simulate seven characters working to outwit the killer in their midst.

Myth, by Paul Findley
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

IT'S NOT EASY BEING A GOD... The golden age of Ancient Greece. A time of men and gods. A place of Myths and legends. Where errant Heroes vie with preternatural forces while their gods stand aloof and...

MythTale, by Temari Seikaiha
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

In this game about Greek myths, you play as several characters. In the prologue and endgame, you are a hero who wants to make his destiny with the Golden Bowl of Artemis. In the main game, you are a...

Necrotic Drift, by Robb Sherwin
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

Necrotic Drift is a survival horror text adventure... but with graphics and sound! An homage to the old Magnetic Scrolls game in presentation, Necrotic Drift follows the story of gaming store employee Jarret...

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...

Nightfall, by Eric Eve
Average member rating: (58 ratings)

The Enemy is expected to arrive at any moment. Staying behind is either the stupidest or the bravest thing you've ever done. Only one thing - or one person - could have made you stay. So now there's nothing...

Not Just an Ordinary Ballerina, by Jim Aikin
Average member rating: (28 ratings)

Once and Future, by G. Kevin Wilson
Average member rating: (10 ratings)

One Eye Open, by Caelyn Sandel (as Colin Sandel) and Carolyn VanEseltine
Average member rating: (41 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...

Oppositely Opal, by Buster Hudson
Average member rating: (49 ratings)

You've practiced long and hard for PotionComp, but Grusilda won't give up her title so easily. UGH! Curse that Grusilda! A one-room potion-brewing spell-casting parser puzzler, where things might go opposite...

Orevore Courier, by Brian Rapp
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

The Orion Agenda, by Ryan Weisenberger
Average member rating: (15 ratings)

In this sci-fi story, you play as Capt. Jon Stark of SciCorps. You're monitoring a promising alien species on Orion 3 from orbit on Station One when the General gives you your first field assignment. Outpost...

Pale Blue Light, by Kazuki Mishima
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

"Sophie actually enjoyed the festival every year. She enjoyed the lights, the songs, and the crispness of the air. It was only the crowds that made her uneasy and drove her into the solitude she had learned...

Pantomime, by Robb Sherwin
Average member rating: (10 ratings)

Pascal's Wager, by Doug Egan
Average member rating: (25 ratings)

"The original Pascal's Wager was essentially a cost/benefit analysis of religious faith. However, Blaise Pascal (a 17th century Catholic) disregarded the possible existence of non-Christian Gods. This game...

PataNoir, by Simon Christiansen
Average member rating: (44 ratings)

The Baron's daughter is missing, and you are the man to find her. No problem. With your inexhaustible arsenal of hard-boiled similes, there is nothing you can't handle.

Perdition's Flames, by Michael J. Roberts
Average member rating: (19 ratings)

The afterlife isn't what you expected. Explore a strangely modernized and bureaucratic underworld, replete with strip malls, government offices, and science labs, as well as the occasional lake of molten...

Pick Up the Phone Booth and Aisle, by David Dyte, Steve Bernard, Dan Shiovitz, Iain Merrick, Liza Daly, John Cater, Ola Sverre Bauge, J. Robinson Wheeler, Jon Blask, Dan Schmidt, Stephen Granade, Rob Noyes, and Emily Short
Average member rating: (99 ratings)

Pick Up The Phone Booth And Die, by Rob Noyes
Average member rating: (99 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]
Piece of Mind, by Giles Boutel
Average member rating: (6 ratings)
Piece of Mind is a short, humorous work which uses the first person "puppet" concept from Scott Adams and other early games and examines the possible causes and consequences of being so controlled by the...

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...

Planetfall, by Steve Meretzky
Average member rating: (108 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...

The Plant, by Michael J. Roberts
Average member rating: (33 ratings)

You're on a business trip with your boss, driving down a deserted highway in the middle of nowhere, when the car breaks down. You set off on foot seeking help, but you soon find yourself in the middle of a...

Polearn, by Anonymous
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Praser 5, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

The Primrose Path, by Nolan Bonvouloir
Average member rating: (34 ratings)

You've been having a series of nightmares about Leo, standing at the edge of a cliff. No matter what you do, a bell rings and Leo disappears over the edge . . .

The Quest for the Golden Egg Cup, by Harvey Lodder, Nigel Brooks, Said Hassan
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Cassette cover blurb for C64 version (1988): "When your friend loses his egg cup, you may laugh. When your king loses his egg cup, you may fake some sympathy. But when a God loses his Golden Egg Cup there is...

Quest for the Sangraal, by Jonathan Partington
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Rameses, by Stephen Bond
Average member rating: (119 ratings)

Rematch, by Andrew D. Pontious
Average member rating: (79 ratings)

You thought you were such a great pool player. But Nick has beaten you once tonight already, and Ines is watching him more closely than you would like. So you challenge him to a rematch. "Sure, Kurt!" Nick...
Retarded Creatures and Caverns, by John Wilson
Average member rating: (3 ratings)
Life in the SHYRE had its advantages: it was relatively peaceful and for most of the time quite uneventful; but occasionally something would take place that could make you wish that you were a million miles...

Risorgimento Represso, by Michael J. Coyne
Average member rating: (42 ratings)

Rogue of the Multiverse, by C.E.J. Pacian
Average member rating: (70 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...

Roofed, by Jim Munroe
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You and your brother’s job — scouring the city’s highest spots for a rare building material in the year 2040 — is already hard enough. Now Anton’s gone and gotten you trapped on a rooftop. Your acrobat...

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...

Savoir-Faire, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (117 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...

Scavenger, by Quintin Stone
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Search a war-shattered world for secrets of the past.

Shelter from the Storm, by Eric Eve
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It is set in October 1940. Jack is a newly-commissioned sapper officer on his way to his first posting somewhere on Salisbury Plain (in southern England) when his car breaks down. The weather is starting to...

Shrapnel, by Adam Cadre
Average member rating: (159 ratings)

Sir Ramic Hobbs and the High Level Gorilla, by Gil Williamson
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

Six, by Wade Clarke
Average member rating: (38 ratings)

Your name is Harriet Leitner, and you and your twin sister Demi turned six this morning! You're having a fancy dress birthday party, and this afternoon you'll be playing Hide and Seek Tip over in the park....

Six Stories, by Neil K. Guy
Average member rating: (25 ratings)

Sloth on a Stroller, by Juhana Leinonen
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

This is it. You've had enough of that damn Tortoise and his hijinks. This race will put him to his place once and for all!

Snowball, by Mike Austin, Nick Austin, Pete Austin, and Ian Buxton
Average member rating: (10 ratings)

So Far, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (69 ratings)

Sitting in a cramped theatre, irritated that your partner apparently hasn't turned up, you are strangely intrigued by a current of air. It will lead you to a place very different from your own familiar...

Speculative Fiction, by Diane Christoforo and Thomas Mack
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

A puzzle game about committing acts of financial skulduggery and exploiting ridiculous magical items. This game is the complete version of the one that appeared in IntroComp 2011, where it won second place.

Spellcasting 101 - Sorcerers Get All The Girls, by Steve Meretzky
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From MobyGames: Spellcasting 101 is the first in a series of risque adventures from the mind of Steve Meretzky of Leather Goddesses of Phobos fame. This textual liaison pits you as Ernie Eaglebeak, a student...

SPIRITWRAK, by D. S. Yu
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

Set in the universe of Zork, this game starts off in a monastery. The evil Anabis fools Brother Joseph into releasing him from his prison. He shatters the Rod of the Ancients, and the only way to save the...

Square Circle, by Eric Eve
Average member rating: (24 ratings)

What is your crime? Why do you feel both guilty and unjustly punished? What has happened to your memory? How will you draw a square circle and get out of your prison? What will you find then?

Starborn, by Juhana Leinonen
Average member rating: (30 ratings)

The Magellan returned to Earth two weeks ago. I however can never go home. There are two versions of the story: Inform 7 version (2011) that uses a single-keyword parser, and Undum/Vorple version (2012) that...

Sting of the Wasp, by Jason Devlin
Average member rating: (31 ratings)

Sunset Over Savannah, by Ivan Cockrum
Average member rating: (50 ratings)

Superluminal Vagrant Twin, by C.E.J. Pacian
Average member rating: (90 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.)

Ted Paladin And The Case Of The Abandoned House, by Anssi Räisänen
Average member rating: (14 ratings)

Known for your text adventure skills, you have been called in for help to reveal the secrets of a locked, abandoned house scheduled to be demolished soon. Can you manage the task bestowed upon you?

Tenth Plague, by Lynnea Dally
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You are thrust into earthly existence to fulfill the tenth and final plague.

Theatre, by Brendon Wyber
Average member rating: (79 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...
The Thorn, by Eric Mayer
Average member rating: (4 ratings)
The search for a mysterious, mystical thorn bush brings you to a ruined abbey in a desolate part of the Fens.
Threnody, by John "Doppler" Schiff
Average member rating: (6 ratings)
A cat o'nine tails; a tale o' nine cats.

TimeQuest, by Bob Bates
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

You are a private in an organization called the Temporal Corps. As the game begins, a general calls you into his office, explaining that a Corps lieutenant has apparently conceived the insane notion of going...

The Tower of the Elephant, by Tor Andersson
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

An adaptation of the classic sword & sorcery tale by Robert E. Howard, first published in 1933.

Trading Punches, by Mike Snyder
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

Transfer, by Tod Levi
Average member rating: (17 ratings)

"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...

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: (89 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...

Unnkulian Underworld: The Unknown Unventure, by D. A. Leary
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"You play the part of Kuulest's slave, and must recover the Orb of Studosity from the evil Unnkulians. Kuulest, the old geezebag, has died and left you with nothing to go on but a cryptic message about...
Unscientific Fiction, by Tom Tervoort
Average member rating: (7 ratings)
Unscientific Fiction is a very, very soft science fiction IF in which you are abducted by an alien spaceship and must find a way to get back home. During an epic and sometimes pretty nonsensical adventure...

Varicella, by Adam Cadre
Average member rating: (120 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: (337 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]

Voices, by Aris Katsaris
Average member rating: (26 ratings)

Walker & Silhouette, by C.E.J. Pacian
Average member rating: (47 ratings)

Team up with a dashing detective and an iconoclastic flapper to solve absurd and unfathomable crimes in this interactive story - where you control the action just by typing or clicking highlighted words in...

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 Weapon, by Sean Barrett
Average member rating: (29 ratings)

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...

Winchester's Nightmare, by Nick Montfort
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World, by J. D. McDonald
Average member rating: (3 ratings)
On a scientific mission, your starship found that its long-range scanners could not penetrate the atmosphere of an unknown planet due to a shimmering forcefield. A landing party was sent down to investigate,...

Worlds Apart, by Suzanne Britton
Average member rating: (84 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...

Wumpus 2000, by Muffy St. Bernard
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Zero Sum Game, by Cody Sandifer
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

Zork: The Cavern of Doom, by Steve Meretzky and Manfred Pfeiffer
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The gamebook was initially published by Tor Books in September 1983 in the US (later by Puffin in the UK) as the third in a Zork gamebook series, part of the fledgling "What-Do-I-Do-Now" gamebooks line. It...

Zorkian Stories 1: G.U.E., by Marshal Tenner Winter
Average member rating: (14 ratings)

Finally making it to the Eastlands, you find a shaft leading to the depths of the Great Underground Empire where, supposedly, lost treasures that have been forgotten for centuries are waiting to be found...

[You wake up itching.], by Michael S. Gentry
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

This game is an entry in the Mystery House Taken Over project. The story and graphics are adapted from Roberta Williams' original Mystery House.


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