Older Frankendrift compatible games

Recommendations by Denk

Frankendrift was first published in 2021, which made Adrift 5 games playable on Mac and Linux and provides a lighter Runner for Windows as well, though without sound so far.

So older Adrift 5 games may have been overlooked on those platforms before Frankendrift arrived. I have therefore made this list with older Adrift 5 games, compatible with Frankendrift, which may deserve some more attention.

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1. Skybreak!
by William Dooling
(2019)
Average member rating: (15 ratings)

Denk says:

Sci-fi game, did very well in IFComp. A CYOA with numbered choices and a few commands.

2. The Axe of Kolt [2014 ADRIFT version]
by Larry Horsfield
(2014)
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Denk says:

A significant improvement of the 1990 Spectrum classic. The first game in the Alaric Blackmoon series.

3. Anno 1700
by Finn RosenlÝv
(2018)
Average member rating: (6 ratings)

Denk says:

A time travel romance.

4. The Way Home
by Kenneth Pedersen
(2016)

Denk says:

The sequel to "The Dragon Diamond" which is slightly more known than this sequel, as it was also ported to Inform.

5. Jacaranda Jim
by Campbell Wild
(2011)
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Denk says:

A well done port of an old shareware DOS classic.

6. Alien Diver
by Daza
(2020)
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Denk says:

A cross between a board game and IF.

7. All Through the Night
by Daniel "Bosch" Saults
(2013)
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

Denk says:

A compact horror game.

8. Magnetic Moon [2019 ADRIFT version]
by Larry Horsfield
(2019)
Average member rating: (1 rating)

Denk says:

An improvement of the 1989 Spectrum classic.

9. Six Silver Bullets
by William Dooling
(2018)
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

Denk says:

Despite a very problematic parser, this game has a lot of good things going for it.

10. Stone of Wisdom
by Kenneth Pedersen
(2018)
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Denk says:

The third and last instalment in the Bash Saga (1. Dragon Diamond, 2. The Way Home)

11. Just another Fairy Tale, by Finn RosenlÝv (2020)
Average member rating: (8 ratings)
Denk says:

As the title says. Old school parser game with puzzles.

12. Pathway to Destruction
by Richard Otter
(2005)
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

Denk says:

Make sure you grab the Adrift 5 version for Frankendrift.

13. Starship Quest
by Larry Horsfield
(1990)
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Denk says:

The sequel to Magnetic Moon.

14. Tingalan
by William Dooling
(2017)
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Denk says:

Willliam Dooling's first Adrift game. Has many parser quirks such as the start of the game does require TAKE instead of GET etc. But an interesting game nonetheless.

15. Son of Camelot, by Finn RosenlÝv (2012)
Average member rating: (1 rating)
Denk says:

In present time, you are somehow connected to the King Arthur myth. Has a game breaking bug near the end but if you get that far, I can supply you with a fixed version.

16. Tribute: Return to the City of Secrets
by Kenneth Pedersen
(2020)
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Denk says:

An unofficial sequel and winner of the Emily Short Anniversary Contest.


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