External Links

Requires a Glulx interpreter. Visit IFWiki for download links.
Solution to Delphina's House
Release 1
To view this file, you need an Acrobat Reader for your system.

Have you played this game?

You can rate this game, record that you've played it, or put it on your wish list after you log in.

Playlists and Wishlists

RSS Feeds

New member reviews
Updates to external links
All updates to this page

Delphina's House

by Alice Grove profile


(based on 12 ratings)
1 review

About the Story

A girl must say goodbye to her home. But there's time for one last adventure.

Note: For the best play experience, please use an interpreter that supports sound.

Game Details


Entrant overall; 3rd Place, Overall; 3rd Place, Best Story; 3rd Place, Best Puzzles; 2nd Place, Best Technical - ParserComp 2015

Editorial Reviews

These Heterogenous Tasks

"The story inhabits a certain well-loved style, one marked out by Metamorphoses, Myst, The Dreamhold, The Moonlit Tower; lonely, ethereal, filigree-puzzlebox worlds. Even more than is the norm in that style, it is unconcerned with narrative about other people, or even really about Delphina. It’s not so much a story as a crystallised moment of escapism. . . ."

"There were parts here that could have fitted together more smoothly, and I would have liked something that delved a bit more into Delphina’s character – but overall, this is a solid piece of work."
See the full review

"But for the most part the idea is sound and simultaneously provides interesting puzzles and thematic elements, which are the ideas I like the best."
See the full review

"During my short experience in 'Delphina's House,' I felt a sense of happiness that I rarely feel."

"Summary: A puzzle-focused game fused well with fantasy elements, which makes players feel warm and fuzzy within."

--Matt Goh, IFography #3, pages 28-29
See the full review

"Along the way, Grove touches on some other much-loved IF tropes: twinkly imagery, parallel Alice in Wonderland worlds and objects that travel between them, molten glass and starstuff."

--Katherine Morayati
See the full review

Emily Short's Interactive Storytelling
Ultimately, the combination of fluffy story, relatively easy puzzles, and lighthearted mood reminded me a bit of Tookie's Song or Snack Time!. It’s well-executed comfort play material.
See the full review


- View the most common tags (What's a tag?)

(Log in to add your own tags)
Tags you added are shown below with checkmarks. To remove one of your tags, simply un-check it.

Enter new tags here (use commas to separate tags):

Member Reviews

5 star:
4 star:
3 star:
2 star:
1 star:
Average Rating:
Number of Reviews: 1
Write a review

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A Calvin-and-Hobbes-esque adventure with three paths through all puzzles, February 3, 2016

Delphina's House uses one of my favorite gameplay mechanics, parallel worlds where actions in one world affect the other.

In this short ParserComp game, you play a young girl who is moving, and who wants to explore her worlds one last time with here transporter box (like Calvin's cardboard boxes in Calvin and Hobbes). There are three main puzzles, but each puzzle can be solved in any of the three possible worlds available to you. This gives the game high replay value; you can play through 3 different times and solve completely new puzzles every time.

There are two sound-based puzzles, but they are not bad, and (like all other puzzles) they can be bypassed by doing other puzzles.

If you liked this game, you might like the author's other game, Molly and the Butter Thieves.

Was this review helpful to you?   Yes   No   Remove vote  
More Options

 | Add a comment 

If you enjoyed Delphina's House...

Related Games

Other members recommend this game for people who like Delphina's House:

Metamorphoses, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (127 ratings)
You wake to stillness. The hammering, banging, and shouting that kept you awake half the night are gone. The air is cold, and something smells burnt. Your master's experiments must be finished, but with what result?

Suggest a game

Recommended Lists

Delphina's House appears in the following Recommended Lists:

Best of 2015 (pre-IF Comp) by MathBrush
These are my favorite games that have been released this year so far. I'm sure I've missed some good ones. I'm also including some I haven't yet played. PLEASE comment if you think any other games belong on this list.


The following polls include votes for Delphina's House:

Games to play in the summer by Malasana
Sunny, light-hearted games that are ideal to play during the warm summer months.

Mother-Daugher Relations by matt w (Matt Weiner)
What are some IF works that involve a relationship between a mother and a daughter? Not necessarily as the center of the work, but as something that impinges on it at all.

Games with root beer in them by Andrew Schultz
I played two entries in the Single Choice jam that made very visible references to root beer. Then I realized not many other games did that I could think of. I had one of my own. But given I like root beer much better than Coke or Pepsi,...

This is version 13 of this page, edited by blue/green on 11 March 2016 at 10:33pm. - View Update History - Edit This Page - Add a News Item - Delete This Page