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Brilliant trolling games
by Not Troll - 14 votes for 10 games, last vote on June 18, 2020; created on April 23, 2014
"Some games are just that bad, some are so bad it's good, and a few are obviously trolling. Yet, are there games that troll so much that they start to be brilliant? Or even those that seems to be trolling that turn out to be brilliant..."
8-Bit Basic games under 20k
by jgerrie - 1 vote, last vote on April 15, 2014; created on March 31, 2014
"I'm looking for the best adventures written in any version of Basic that run on a classic 8-Bit computer such as the TRS-80 Model 1, Commodore Pet or Vic 20, ZX81, or early Apples. In other words I'm looking in the range of memory..."
by Rhetta_Lynnea - 66 votes for 31 games, last vote on December 16, 2020; created on March 18, 2014
"I'm looking for IF narrated by aliens, animals, anything."
Games that show everyday life
by Sam Jackson - 48 votes for 24 games, last vote on December 5, 2018; created on February 24, 2014
"I'm looking for preferably short games that focus on part of someone's life in our world and preferably our time. I would like games with an emotional focus."
games with great interactivity
by nick love - 9 votes for 6 games, last vote on March 17, 2014; created on February 22, 2014
"I want a game with a great variety of interactiveness. I want it to be challenging but fun and comedic."
im looking for a good horror game
by nick love - 38 votes for 16 games, last vote on May 23, 2019; created on February 22, 2014
"I'm looking for something with a creepy environment. It also has to be very challenging."
For Your Consideration: Games from 2013 that should be nominated for the XYZZY Awards
by Molly - 26 votes for 26 games, last vote on March 8, 2014; created on February 18, 2014
"There were a lot of great games released in 2013, and now that the XYZZYs are coming up, it seems like a very good idea to take a poll of all the games from last year people would like to see nominated. The management has asked that we..."
Games with Native themes
by Chad Comeau - 5 votes for 4 games, last vote on May 25, 2017; created on January 9, 2014
"I've been wondering if there are any IF games dealing with Native American or First Nations themes. I have yet to discover a game that meaningfully deals with this topic. Thanks!"
Twine-bending Twine Games
by Mostly Useless - 34 votes for 17 games, last vote on December 16, 2020; created on January 3, 2014
"Twine games that do something you found unusual and interesting, not in terms of story, but visually or mechanically, or both. So not just white text on black screen with a few links."
What are your favorite games?
by Christopher Caesar - 43 votes for 22 games, last vote on December 8, 2018; created on December 19, 2013
"I was wondering which games are worth playing, as I haven't found any games that take a while to complete that are worth playing"
Games much improved in later versions
by Karl Ove Hufthammer - 27 votes for 18 games, last vote on February 12, 2021; created on November 17, 2013
"Most IF works are only available in ‘version 1’, but some are released in updated versions. And a few see a large amount of bug fixing, rewriting and polish. This is a poll for highlighting these games, games that the authors have taken..."
Games with diseases that alter perception
by Mrs. Info-adventurer - 14 votes for 8 games, last vote on October 14, 2015; created on November 11, 2013
"You know those parasites, fungi, and viruses that attack small insects or animals and control their minds? Well I'm looking for a game with a disease like that which alters your perception. Are there any games like that? Thanks a million..."
Hilariously Bad IF games
by american00b - 16 votes for 11 games, last vote on December 16, 2020; created on November 10, 2013
"Earlier today, I felt like playing an Interactive Fiction game that is the literary and stylistic equivalent of such masterpieces as Birdemic and The Room. I still have that feeling, so if you find anything like Plan 9 from Outer Space..."
Games for language learners
by Emily Boegheim - 23 votes for 21 games, last vote on April 23, 2019; created on November 1, 2013
"What are some good games for people trying to learn another language? I imagine that short games with relatively simple prose and not too many non-standard commands (if they're parser games) would work best, but feel free to suggest..."
The worst IF ever?
by theqbasicwizard - 20 votes for 13 games, last vote on September 11, 2020; created on October 18, 2013
"I'm wanting to do an episode for the podcast that deals with only the worst possible IF games ever programmed? You know the kind that if you would have played it for another minute longer, that you would have never played another IF ever..."
by Adam Myers - 6 votes for 4 games, last vote on May 26, 2017; created on October 12, 2013
"There are many games in which the player convinces someone to do something. This may be by undertaking to perform a quest or exchange an item, by making a threat, or in still other ways; but almost invariably, it will be by giving them a..."
Awesome Text Adventure Gaming wants to review your game
by theqbasicwizard - 11 votes for 7 games, last vote on November 14, 2013; created on October 9, 2013
"I would love to review the game that you have created and review for an upcoming episode of Awesome Text Adventure Gaming. "
An underrated Text Adventure
by theqbasicwizard - 4 votes for 3 games, last vote on July 5, 2017; created on September 27, 2013
"Howdy, I'm looking for a game to play that is extremely underrated and unknown by the general audience. Something like a horror game of sorts."
Cool Murder Mystery/Detective Games
by Christopher Caesar - 38 votes for 17 games, last vote on September 3, 2020; created on September 25, 2013
"Hey everybody. I am looking for a murder mystery text game. I finished An Act of Murder a while ago and want to play more games like that, where to get to solve the murder yourself. If you could tell me some of your recommendations that..."
Long-Form Games That Don't Require Mapping
by Steven Watson - 39 votes for 21 games, last vote on September 1, 2020; created on August 30, 2013
"Playing Losing Your Grip has reminded me of just how tedious I find manual mapping in lengthy games, no matter how much I enjoy everything else. So, I'm looking for some long, engrossing games that don't require the player to draw maps...."