Games with public source code

Recommendations by OverThinking

This is more for my own reference than anything else, but these are games whose authors have made their source code public. Priority to I7 games and those with particularly interesting mechanics. Games are in alphabetical order.

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1. Alabaster
by John Cater, Rob Dubbin, Eric Eve, Elizabeth Heller, Jayzee, Kazuki Mishima, Sarah Morayati, Mark Musante, Emily Short, Adam Thornton, Ziv Wities
(2009)
Average member rating: (114 ratings)

OverThinking says:

Complex dialogue trees

2. And Then You Come to a House Not Unlike the Previous One
by B.J. Best
(2021)
Average member rating: (49 ratings)

3. Blue Lacuna
by Aaron A. Reed
(2008)
Average member rating: (98 ratings)

4. Bronze
by Emily Short
(2006)
Average member rating: (272 ratings)

5. Child's Play
by Stephen Granade
(2006)
Average member rating: (52 ratings)

OverThinking says:

(not linked from page)
Complex characters, scene interaction mechanics, inventory mechanics

6. Color the Truth
by mathbrush
(2016)
Average member rating: (60 ratings)

OverThinking says:

Multiple PCs, complex scenes and changing world

7. Counterfeit Monkey
by Emily Short
(2012)
Average member rating: (207 ratings)

OverThinking says:

Massive complex world, unique mechanics

8. Death off the Cuff
by Simon Christiansen
(2010)
Average member rating: (52 ratings)

9. Delightful Wallpaper
by Andrew Plotkin ('Edgar O. Weyrd')
(2006)
Average member rating: (74 ratings)

10. Glass
by Emily Short
(2006)
Average member rating: (99 ratings)

OverThinking says:

Limited verbs, unusual world interaction, complex characters

11. Grooverland
by Mathbrush
(2021)
Average member rating: (17 ratings)

12. Low-Key Learny Jokey Journey
by Andrew Schultz
(2022)
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

OverThinking says:

(not linked from page)

13. PataNoir
by Simon Christiansen
(2011)
Average member rating: (52 ratings)

OverThinking says:

Alternate interaction rules, scene interactions

14. Rover's Day Out
by Jack Welch and Ben Collins-Sussman
(2009)
Average member rating: (52 ratings)

15. Slouching Towards Bedlam
by Star Foster and Daniel Ravipinto
(2003)
Average member rating: (201 ratings)

16. The Weight of a Soul
by Chin Kee Yong
(2021)
Average member rating: (21 ratings)


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