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A note on my ratings: On IFDB I rate games by how much I enjoy them, not for how long I am enjoying them. Thus short games can get 5 stars if I am highly entertained as long as it lasts. This is in contrast to how I rate games in IFComp, where the longer games get higher ratings if I am equally entertained (based on the two first hours).

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Interactive Fiction by Denk

Cragne Manor, by Ryan Veeder, Jenni Polodna et al.
Show other authorsAdam Whybray, Adri, Andrew Plotkin, Andy Holloway, Austin Auclair, Baldur Brückner, Ben Collins-Sussman, Bill Maya, Brian Rushton, Buster Hudson, Caleb Wilson, Carl Muckenhoupt, Chandler Groover, Chris Jones, Christopher Conley, Damon L. Wakes, Daniel Ravipinto, Daniel Stelzer, David Jose, David Petrocco, David Sturgis, Drew Mochak, Edward B, Emily Short, Erica Newman, Feneric, Finn Rosenløv, Gary Butterfield, Gavin Inglis, Greg Frost, Hanon Ondricek, Harkness, Harrison Gerard, Ian Holmes, Ivan Roth, Jack Welch, Jacqueline Ashwell, James Eagle, Jason Dyer, Jason Lautzenheiser, Jason Love, Jeremy Freese, Joey Jones, Joshua Porch, Justin de Vesine, Justin Melvin, Katherine Morayati, Kenneth Pedersen, Lane Puetz, Llew Mason, Lucian Smith, Marco Innocenti, Marius Müller, Mark Britton, Mark Sample, Marshal Tenner Winter, Matt Schneider, Matt Weiner, Matthew Korson, Michael Fessler, Michael Gentry, Michael Hilborn, Michael Lin, Mike Spivey, Molly Ying, Monique Padelis, Naomi Hinchen, Nate Edwards, Petter Sjölund, Q Pheevr, Rachel Spitler, Reed Lockwood, Reina Adair, Riff Conner, Roberto Colnaghi, Rowan Lipkovits, Sam Kabo Ashwell, Scott Hammack, Sean M. Shore, Shin, Wade Clarke, Zach Hodgens, Zack Johnson
(14 ratings)
A tribute to Anchorhead.

Grandpa's Ranch, by Kenneth Pedersen (2021)
(6 ratings)

Grandpa's Ranch is a two-word parser game for beginners and kids. By default, a tutorial mode is enabled but can be disabled by typing TUTORIAL OFF. If you are an experienced parser player, I...

Museum Heist, by Kenneth Pedersen (2020)
(3 ratings)
Music by Eric Matyas Play as the elegant art thief Gentleman Finn as he robs the finest art museum in the world. An interactive fiction optimization game made for AdventureJam...

Stone of Wisdom, by Kenneth Pedersen (2018)
(4 ratings)
Once again queen Drana has a task for you. Can you obtain the Stone of Wisdom and will you ever be free? Play as the warrior Bash on your quest to obtain the Stone of Wisdom. You will start out...

Tribute: Return to the City of Secrets, by Kenneth Pedersen (2020)
(2 ratings)

This is a tribute game to the game "City of Secrets" by Emily Short. It is recommended to play "City of Secrets" first, since this game is a nostalgic trip back to the city, and therefore there...

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Recommended Lists by Denk

Best of each authoring system - 29 items   December 18, 2020
I intend to try the best games of each authoring system, so there will no doubt be many changes to this list in the future. So far, I...

2020 Alternative Top 100 - 101 items   July 27, 2020
(Created 24-Jul-2020) Philosophy: 1. If a game only has 5-star ratings, it is because the game hasn't received enough ratings. 2. Games...

Funniest games - 12 items   June 17, 2020
These games are not the best games, but the games that made me laugh the most. They may not be funny all the time but they contain one or...

Favorite IF with randomized combat - 8 items   December 17, 2019
All the games on this list use quite simple turn based combat, similar to "Leadlight" and "Treasures of a Slaver's Kingdom" (both on this...

Favorite IF Authors (represented by games) - 7 items   May 27, 2019
This list does not include authors, where I have only played one of their games. Thus great games such as Anchorhead and Blue Lacuna are...

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Polls by Denk

Best of The Quill, PAW and GAC - 41 votes for 33 games; created November 15, 2020
More than 1000 games were made with the British tools "The Quill", "PAW" and "GAC" through the 80s and early 90s. Some bad, others worth...

Best of Quest - 12 votes for 9 games; created March 14, 2020
There are more than 600 Quest games on IFDB. Surely there must be a lot of bad Quest games, but there are certainly good ones too. It...

Games you would like to see finished - 10 votes for 8 games; created July 27, 2018
Unfinished games, e.g. IntroComp games, which you would like to see finished. Hopefully, this will encourage authors to finish their...

Maintained Hall of Fame / High score list - 16 votes for 13 games; created July 27, 2017
Maintained Hall of Fame or high score list is a great idea. Let's list those games where a maintained hall of fame/high score list is...

Reviews by Denk

Time's Enigma, by Jim MacBrayne   February 3, 2021
"(Played on Windows - can run on Mac using Wine somehow) This rather new game from 2020 is a very good old-school puzzlefest with minimal..." - See the full review

The Mines of Lithiad, by Jack Lockerby   February 3, 2021
"(Spectrum version reviewed - legally available from ) Jack Lockerby was one of the most prolific homegrown..." - See the full review

Return to the Castle, by John Wilson   December 21, 2020
"(.z3 version reviewed - also available on vintage computers) It has been 31 years since the classic ZX Spectrum game "Retarded Creatures..." - See the full review

Alien Research Centre 3: Footprints In The Snow, by John Wilson   December 21, 2020
"(z3-version) This game can be played independently of the first two games. This is the first PunyInform game by John Wilson that I have..." - See the full review

An Everyday Tale of a Seeker of Gold, by John Wilson and Sean Doran   December 19, 2020
"(browser version - port made with Adventuron) This is a fun little spoof of The Hobbit with some nice puzzles and humour. Some of the..." - See the full review

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Denk's Play Lists

Played Games

The Great Aussie Adventure, by Dorothy Millard
Excalibur: Sword of Kings, by Ian Smith, Shaun G. McClure
Time's Enigma, by Jim MacBrayne
Deck the Halls, Gieves, by VerdantTome
Land of the Purple Sea, by Dorothy Millard

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Wish List

Parc, by John Rennie
The Adventurers' Museum, by Lee Chapel
Celtic Carnage, by The Traveller in Black
Identity, by Dave Bernazzani
The Million-Dollar Great Jewel Heist, by Dorothy Millard

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