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9:05, by Adam Cadre
Average member rating: (534 ratings)

The phone rings. Oh, no ó how long have you been asleep? Sure, it was a tough night, but... This is bad. This is very bad. The phone rings.

Ad Verbum, by Nick Montfort
Average member rating: (134 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...

Adventurer's Consumer Guide, by ōyvind Thorsby
Average member rating: (31 ratings)

Aisle, by Sam Barlow
Average member rating: (319 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...

Alabaster, by John Cater, Rob Dubbin, Eric Eve, Elizabeth Heller, Jayzee, Kazuki Mishima, Sarah Morayati, Mark Musante, Emily Short, Adam Thornton, Ziv Wities
Average member rating: (121 ratings)

The Queen has told you to return with her heart in a box. Snow White has made you promise to make other arrangements. Now that you're alone in the forest, it's hard to know which of the two women to trust....

All Roads, by Jon Ingold
Average member rating: (154 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: (94 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: (389 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...

Aotearoa, by Matt Wigdahl
Average member rating: (61 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...

Augmented Fourth, by Brian Uri!
Average member rating: (65 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...

Babel, by Ian Finley
Average member rating: (153 ratings)

In this game, you play as an amnesiac inside Babel, an abandoned Arctic facility devoted to biological research. You soon discover that you have the unusual ability to witness scenes from the past by...

A Bear's Night Out, by David Dyte
Average member rating: (69 ratings)

"Tomorrow is the big Teddy Bear party, and you must definitely not let your owner forget about it..." [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Blighted Isle, by Eric Eve
Average member rating: (42 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...

Blood & Laurels, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

It's the eight hundred and twenty first year of the city of Rome, a year of bad omens and unrest. The Emperor is bloodthirsty and watches keenly for anyone who might be trying to overthrow him. The grain...

Blue Chairs, by Chris Klimas
Average member rating: (94 ratings)

Blue Lacuna, by Aaron A. Reed
Average member rating: (111 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...

Bronze, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (283 ratings)

When the seventh day comes and it is time for you to return to the castle in the forest, your sisters cling to your sleeves.

Child's Play, by Stephen Granade
Average member rating: (54 ratings)

It is playgroup day and playgroup day is normally a good day but ever since that little red-haired girl started coming she always wants your toys. She shouldn't get your toys. You tried telling the mom this...

Christminster, by Gareth Rees
Average member rating: (87 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...

City of Secrets, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (103 ratings)

Creatures Such As We, by Lynnea Glasser
Average member rating: (91 ratings)

A dating sim about how humanity connects through art, even out in the vastness of space.

Cryptozookeeper, by Robb Sherwin
Average member rating: (23 ratings)

Marrow is delicious but that's not why you're here. You're supposed to pick up a single jar of alien bone jelly, which of course can't exist and doesn't exist, so you've convinced yourself that transporting...

Curses, by Graham Nelson
Average member rating: (132 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: (65 ratings)

integration necessitates evisceration

De Baron, by Victor Gijsbers
Average member rating: (159 ratings)

An evil nobleman, a kidnapped daughter and a father who wants to rescue her at any cost--that is not the way life works. Something much darker, something much more human, lies underneath. Een kwaadaardige...

Delightful Wallpaper, by Andrew Plotkin ('Edgar O. Weyrd')
Average member rating: (78 ratings)

Dual Transform, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (109 ratings)

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

Ekphrasis, by FibreTigre
Average member rating: (10 ratings)

The Elysium Enigma, by Eric Eve
Average member rating: (76 ratings)

It was meant to be a routine visit on behalf of the imperial government, just to remind the settlers that the Empire hadn't forgotten them, and if you stick rigidly to the letter of your orders and refuse to...

Endless, Nameless, by Adam Cadre
Average member rating: (52 ratings)

The first time I ever saw someone play a text adventure was in fifth grade. One of the sixth-graders didn't go to outdoor ed, and therefore spent the week in my fifth-grade classroom, playing Scott Adams's...

Everybody Dies, by Jim Munroe
Average member rating: (105 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....

Ex Nihilo, by Juhana Leinonen
Average member rating: (33 ratings)

In the beginning there was nothing. From nothing light and darkness were born.

Exhibition, by Ian Finley
Average member rating: (27 ratings)

"The Hartman Gallery extends their invitation to an exhibition of Anatoly Domokov's "American Paintings." Who draws the line between art and life? HTML enhanced." [--blurb from Competition '99]

Fail-Safe, by Jon Ingold
Average member rating: (111 ratings)

Fallacy of Dawn, by Robb Sherwin
Average member rating: (19 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...

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...

First Things First, by J. Robinson Wheeler
Average member rating: (23 ratings)

Youíve just arrived at home from your nightly visit to the science and invention section of the local public library, where you spend each night dreaming your dreamy dreams of one day inventing a time travel...

Floatpoint, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (98 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...

For a Change, by Dan Schmidt
Average member rating: (115 ratings)

"The sun has gone. It must be brought. You have a rock." [--blurb from Competition '99]

Galatea, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (334 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 Gostak, by Carl Muckenhoupt
Average member rating: (86 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...

Guilded Youth, by Jim Munroe
Average member rating: (49 ratings)

You play Tony, a fourteen-year old thief who needs some help looting the legendary Oakville Manor. Luckily it's the 1980s and finding fellow adventurers is just a modem squeal away...

Horse Master, by Tom McHenry
Average member rating: (89 ratings)

The Game of Horse Mastery

howling dogs, by Porpentine
Average member rating: (124 ratings)

death cube sim | galactic survey | visionatrix | facet machine | power gardens | women | fascination two significant endings

Hunger Daemon, by Sean M. Shore
Average member rating: (64 ratings)

It's not the end of the world, and you're to blame. Better get on that. But man, it sure would be nice to get a bite to eat first.

Hunter, in Darkness, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (122 ratings)

Jigsaw, by Graham Nelson
Average member rating: (84 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...

Kerkerkruip, by Victor Gijsbers
Average member rating: (69 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...

The King of Shreds and Patches, by Jimmy Maher
Average member rating: (77 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...

LASH -- Local Asynchronous Satellite Hookup, by Paul O'Brian
Average member rating: (41 ratings)

In this historical drama and treasure hunt set in 2062, you have rented a robot called a MULE that you can control remotely to salvage artifacts from an abandoned irradiated plantation near Macon, Georgia....

Lieux Communs, by FibreTigre, Samuel Verschelde, Eric Forgeot, Hugo Labrande and Jean-Luc Pontico
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Made for the Lovecraft's Common Place project. The player is wandering in a distant place, and discovers an abandoned caravan. After a quick exploration, the player can experience new places and worlds by...

Lists and Lists, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (26 ratings)

A tutorial in which a genie teaches you the basics of a simplified version of LISP. [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Losing Your Grip, by Stephen Granade
Average member rating: (22 ratings)

Make It Good, by Jon Ingold
Average member rating: (83 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...

Mentula Macanus: Apocolocyntosis, by One of the Bruces and Drunken Bastard
Average member rating: (33 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: (130 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...

Moments Out of Time, by L. Ross Raszewski
Average member rating: (15 ratings)

"Note: requires a Z6-capable interpreter, preferably with Blorb sound support." [--blurb from Competition Aught-One]
The Mulldoon Legacy, by Jon Ingold
Average member rating: (45 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.

Narcolepsy, by Adam Cadre
Average member rating: (62 ratings)

Nightfall, by Eric Eve
Average member rating: (61 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: (29 ratings)

Ollie Ollie Oxen Free, by Carolyn VanEseltine
Average member rating: (28 ratings)

"War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children." - Jimmy Carter

One Eye Open, by Caelyn Sandel (as Colin Sandel) and Carolyn VanEseltine
Average member rating: (46 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...

PataNoir, by Simon Christiansen
Average member rating: (58 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.

Pytho's Mask, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (68 ratings)

On the Night of the Comet, the usual astrological bonds do not hold, and the order of the universe is threatened. It is a time made for rebels and usurpers, and all who would claim the kingdom for...

Rameses, by Stephen Bond
Average member rating: (124 ratings)

Rematch, by Andrew D. Pontious
Average member rating: (89 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...

Robin & Orchid, by Ryan Veeder and Emily Boegheim
Average member rating: (64 ratings)

High school journalists spend the night in a church, investigating reports of a ghost.

Rover's Day Out, by Jack Welch and Ben Collins-Sussman
Average member rating: (54 ratings)

Three hundred years ago, the Brazilian Space Agency discovered a rocky exoplanet only 38 light years from Earth. With a surface temperature of 1200 Celsius and nine times Earth gravity, it's hardly the sort...

Savoir-Faire, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (131 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...

Shade, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (412 ratings)

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

The Shadow in the Cathedral, by Ian Finley and Jon Ingold
Average member rating: (31 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...

She's Got a Thing for a Spring, by Brent VanFossen
Average member rating: (32 ratings)

It's been a hectic year, and it's time to get away. He told you that, and you agreed. Now you're here, in a grove of aspen, and long for a good, long bath in the nearby hot spring. [--blurb from The Z-Files...

Shrapnel, by Adam Cadre
Average member rating: (166 ratings)

Six, by Wade Clarke
Average member rating: (40 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....

Slouching Towards Bedlam, by Star Foster and Daniel Ravipinto
Average member rating: (212 ratings)

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

So Far, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (73 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...

The Space Under the Window, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (98 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]

Sunset Over Savannah, by Ivan Cockrum
Average member rating: (54 ratings)

In this game, you play as an office worker on vacation on a beach in Savannah. This is your last day of a very blissful vacation, and you realize you really really hate your job. You could quit, but should...

Suveh Nux, by David Fisher
Average member rating: (224 ratings)

An entry in the 2007 One Room Game Competition. You play a magician's servant who gets trapped in your master's vault; you'll need to learn some of his tricks if you want to get out.

Taco Fiction, by Ryan Veeder
Average member rating: (114 ratings)

Taco Fiction is a game about crime.

Theatre, by Brendon Wyber
Average member rating: (89 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...

their angelical understanding, by Porpentine
Average member rating: (75 ratings)

I train to fight angels in a monastery by the sea. Wear headphones. TW: Suicidal ideation, ableism, abuse, possible epilepsy trigger.

Treasures of a Slaver's Kingdom, by S. John Ross
Average member rating: (47 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...

ULTRA BUSINESS TYCOON III, by Porpentine
Average member rating: (59 ratings)

Iíve finally finished porting and cracking an old edutainment game from the 90′s. Please enjoy.

Varicella, by Adam Cadre
Average member rating: (131 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...

Vespers, by Jason Devlin
Average member rating: (174 ratings)

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...

Walker & Silhouette, by C.E.J. Pacian
Average member rating: (51 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...

With Those We Love Alive, by Porpentine and Brenda Neotenomie
Average member rating: (111 ratings)

no dreams written by porpentine scored by brenda neotenomie

Worlds Apart, by Suzanne Britton
Average member rating: (90 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...


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