First attempt IF - an IFDB Poll

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Anyone wanting to write IF has to start somewhere. Looking for games that were authors' first attempts... First attempts in a given development system count!

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Adventure, by William Crowther and Donald Woods
3 votes
"First attempt IF." [+]"First attempt IF." --Sobol... (No comment) [+](No comment) () --Denk... (No comment) [+](No comment) --Karl Ove Hufthammer...

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Worlds Apart, by Suzanne Britton
2 votes
"Total immersion." [+]"Total immersion." ( - Full review) --Rovarsson... (No comment) [+](No comment) () --Kinetic Mouse Car...

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Goldilocks is a FOX!, by J. J. Guest
2 votes
"The first game I..." [+]"The first game I finished and released. It's overlong, and I'm frankly embarrassed by the authorial voice, but it contains some of my best puzzles." --J. J. Guest... (No comment) [+](No comment) --Denk...

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Six, by Wade Clarke
2 votes
"My first Inform game." [+]"My first Inform game." --Wade Clarke... (No comment) [+](No comment) () --Karl Ove Hufthammer...

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Anchorhead, by Michael Gentry
2 votes
"Believe it or not (1998 version)" [+]"Believe it or not (1998 version)" () --Denk... (No comment) [+](No comment) () --Kinetic Mouse Car...

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Cliffs of Fire, by Wade Clarke
2 votes
"My first Eamon game." [+]"My first Eamon game." --Wade Clarke... (No comment) [+](No comment) () --Denk...

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Ether, by MathBrush
2 votes
"My first game!" [+]"My first game!" --MathBrush... (No comment) [+](No comment) () --Kinetic Mouse Car...

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Detective, by Matt Barringer
1 vote
"Everybody's a newbie once" [+]"Everybody's a newbie once: It will probably be immediately obvious upon playing that this was the author's first attempt at IF writing. This game sets the bar pretty low, which ought to be a confidence boost." --mjhayes...

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L'Observatoire, by Stéphane F.
1 vote
"First game with Inform 7" [+]"First game with Inform 7: In French, actually" --Stephane F....

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Milliways: the Restaurant at the End of the Universe, by Max Fog
1 vote
"My first game" [+]"My first game: at 13 years old. In ZIL. Sequel to a game by Douglas Adams himself, Steve Meretzky, and Infocom. And properly 10 hours long. Not godawful writing. Some puzzles I'm really proud of (Fjords and Morpher Ship). Okay, a couple softlock bugs but nothing evil. I'm kinda proud of it!" --Max Fog...

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Monk by the Sea, by Elizabeth Decoste
1 vote
"first If by this..." [+]"first If by this author!" () --Elizabeth DeCoste...

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The liberation, by Stephane F.
1 vote
"First game made with Texture" [+]"First game made with Texture" --Stephane F....

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Bullhockey!, by B F Lindsay
1 vote
"I wrote this piece." [+]"I wrote this piece.: It was my first effort." --IFonthebrain...

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Djinn on the Rocks, by Joshua Wilson
1 vote
"A short and unique comic fantasy excursion featuring a fresh take on magic mechanics." [+]"A short and unique comic fantasy excursion featuring a fresh take on magic mechanics.: My very first IF and it took 2nd place in PunyJam #1. I hope people enjoy playing it as much as I enjoyed making it." --Joshua Wilson...

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Moving (On), by quackoquack
1 vote
"First finished game I wrote using Inform :) " [+]"First finished game I wrote using Inform :) " --quackoquack...

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Display of Weakness, by Christina Nordlander
1 vote
"I decided to try..." [+]"I decided to try my hand at making something playable in Twine in response to a Ludum Dare mini-LD challenge. Very short and simple, but a playable IF with win/loss conditions." --Christina Nordlander...

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What Heart Heard Of, Ghost Guessed, by Amanda Walker
1 vote
"This was my very first game, and my first coding project at all." [+]"This was my very first game, and my first coding project at all." --Amanda Walker...

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Safe, by Benjamin Wochinski
1 vote
"Author says: "First game of the author, an escape-style puzzle game created to get some basic experience in writing with Inform 7"" [+]"Author says: "First game of the author, an escape-style puzzle game created to get some basic experience in writing with Inform 7"" ( - Full review) --Wade Clarke...

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The Saint's Tomb, by Seth Jones
1 vote
"My first IF game that I wrote" [+]"My first IF game that I wrote: I think it turned out pretty good, but I learned a lot." () --Sayeth...

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Meeting the Parents, by manonamora
1 vote
"Author: First evert IF (not my best xD)" [+]"Author: First evert IF (not my best xD)" --manonamora...

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De Baron, by Victor Gijsbers
1 vote
"Author: this was..." [+]"Author: this was my first interactive fiction." --Victor Gijsbers...

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How Prince Quisborne the Feckless Shook His Title, by John Ziegler
1 vote
"Author learned programming through making this game" [+]"Author learned programming through making this game" --Johnnywz00...

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Mousetrap, by Albie
1 vote
(No comment) [+](No comment) --albie...

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