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You examine the S. John closely, but find only a small tag proclaiming him a product of the Frobozz Magic Game Designer Company.

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Treasures of a Slaver's Kingdom, by S. John Ross (2007)
(48 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 ......

Fingertips: The Day That Love Came To Play, by S. John Ross (2012)
(14 ratings)
You're a lounge singer. Time to knock 'em dead. (Written for the Apollo 18+20 tribute album project)

The Dream-Trap of Zzar, by S. John Ross (2011)
(10 ratings)
Trapped in a dream-state by a mad scientist bent on galactic domination, you must force yourself awake in the only way known to science. A silly, slightly adult-themed space opera adventure written...

In The House of Professor Evil: The HAM HOUSE, by S. John Ross (2006)
(6 ratings)
A sci-fi/pulp satire, extremely brief and slight (it can be beaten in 12 turns) beginning in a cell beneath the house of a mad scientist. The scientist lay dead at your feet, and now you must...

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Games You Return To - 34 votes for 20 games; created July 27, 2014
What games do you find yourself revisiting from time to time, games that have proven to be a kind of comfort-food of text adventuring,...

The Modern Zorkalikes - 19 votes for 11 games; created June 2, 2012
My desire is straightforward, but proving difficult to satisfy. I want games that are like the Zork games might have been, given a more...

Games That Changed Your Mind - 16 votes for 15 games; created December 1, 2010
Before you played X, you never thought you'd like horror games. Before you played Y, you never thought you could take a game with a...

A Poll About ... A Poll About ... Hm. That's Funny. I Can't Recall. - 76 votes for 35 games; created July 30, 2010
As of the founding of this poll, the IFDB has only seven games with the "amnesia" tag. I don't buy that for an instant. Please vote for...

Mouse & Milquetoast - Modern-World Games With a Timid Protagonist - 29 votes for 16 games; created May 17, 2010
In some games, you play a brave hero, or a cynical crime-fighter, or a cunning robber. In others, you play an artificial mind, an alien,...

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Reviews by Ghalev

Zorkian Stories 1: G.U.E., by Marshal Tenner Winter   October 20, 2012
"This seems like an effort in good faith, but there are no testers credited that I can find (the game doesn't respond to any of the..." - See the full review

Burn the Koran and Die, by Poster   November 30, 2010
"So you're this guy. On a campus. And you've decided to burn some books. And that's entirely that. There is no game, no story, no puzzle,..." - See the full review

The Terrible, Old Manse, by Joe Johnston   August 25, 2010
"When the game tells us, without irony, that "this panty contains nothing edible," we can be sure of two things. First, this isn't AIF...." - See the full review

Pirate's Plunder!, by Tiberius Thingamus   August 25, 2010
"I like easy puzzles the kind where you poke at them a bit, feel confused for about fifteen seconds, remember to examine something..." - See the full review

Sand-dancer, by Aaron Reed and Alexei Othenin-Girard   August 22, 2010
"Sand-Dancer is a good game with strong atmosphere, a well-characterized protagonist, lots of guidance for the player, and a story well..." - See the full review

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