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I'm a clinical social worker who uses interactive fiction as self-care. I grew up in the 80's with a few Infocom and Scott Adams games and was always drawn to the medium. In 1999 I discovered Babel and have been hooked ever since.

I also write for The Adventure Game Hotspot.

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Indie games that are commercial or were commercial at one point - 7 votes for 7 games; created March 30, 2023
So I'm not looking for games from the well-known companies like Infocom, Tellarium, Legend, etc. Looking to compile a list of: 1. Games...

Massive puzzlers that are not cruel - 11 votes for 5 games; created May 29, 2022
I am looking for massive puzzle games (think Curses, Mulldoon Legacy) where the game can never be put in an unwinnable situation that...

One Hit Wonders - 32 votes for 16 games; created May 11, 2019
Good games by authors who apparently retired after their one gem.

Reviews by deathbytroggles

Vicious Cycles, by Simon Mark   April 7, 2023
"Vicious Cycles does an excellent job of utilizing a time loop mechanic while struggling to deliver a story that makes the puzzles..." - See the full review

Demon's Forge, by Brian Fargo   March 17, 2023
"I played this as a child and never got out of the first area. I figured I was young and impatient and decided to revisit this with..." - See the full review

Infidel, by Michael Berlyn   March 17, 2023
"Playing a tomb raider is a perfect setting for a text adventure, and there’s so many things about this game that Infocom got right...." - See the full review

Trinity, by Brian Moriarty   March 12, 2023
"On the heels of A Mind Forever Voyaging, Infocom told another story about a nightmare future brought down on us by power and hubris. But..." - See the full review

All Things Devours, by half sick of shadows   June 11, 2022
""The encounter could create a time paradox. The results of which could cause a chain reaction that would unravel the very fabric of the..." - See the full review

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deathbytroggles's Played Games List

Spider and Web, by Andrew Plotkin
Amnesia, by Thomas M. Disch and Kevin Bentley
Thaumistry: In Charm's Way, by Bob Bates
Worlds Apart, by Suzanne Britton
Distress, by Mike Snyder

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