Twine games with free range of movement: A personal list

Recommendations by Kinetic Mouse Car

Free range of movement means the gameplay has parser qualities without the parser part. It allows you to wander around and interact directly with objects or talk to characters in your environment. This list does NOT require games to have other characters or inventories. What matters is that you can roam around through different spaces, navigating them, and even returning to them. It is required that the majority of the gameplay features free range of movement.

Puzzle complexity categories
-Category 1: Explore and go along with the ride.
Exploratory in nature. You may have tasks to complete (akin to ultra-light puzzles) but is fairly streamlined. Tend to be more linear with smaller maps.

-Category 2: Feature puzzles
Roll up your sleeves and get solving. Players can pursue multiple puzzles or areas of focus at a given time. Gives you more wiggle room on the order in which you solve puzzles, making it less linear than category 1.

-Category 3: Extra puzzlefests
Get ready to seriously strategize. You may be reaching for a walkthrough.

Listed underneath each game is the category. These are just personal games I have played. I will update it regularly. Perhaps you will have a different perspective.

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1. Cactus Blue Motel
by Astrid Dalmady
(2016)
Average member rating: (66 ratings)

Kinetic Mouse Car says:

Category 1

2. Skulljhabit
by Porpentine
(2014)
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

Kinetic Mouse Car says:

Category 1

3. the uncle who works for nintendo
by michael lutz
(2014)
Average member rating: (85 ratings)

Kinetic Mouse Car says:

Category 1

4. They Will Not Return
by John Ayliff
(2018)
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

Kinetic Mouse Car says:

Category 1

5. To Spring Open, by Peter Berman and Yoon Ha Lee (as Two-Bit Chip) (2015)
Average member rating: (18 ratings)
Kinetic Mouse Car says:

Category 1

6. With Those We Love Alive
by Porpentine and Brenda Neotenomie
(2014)
Average member rating: (89 ratings)

Kinetic Mouse Car says:

Category 1

7. Black Sheep
by Nic Barkdull and Matt Borgard
(2019)
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

Kinetic Mouse Car says:

Category 2

8. Bring Me A Head!
by Chandler Groover
(2016)
Average member rating: (21 ratings)

Kinetic Mouse Car says:

Category 2

9. Candlesmoke
by Caelyn Sandel and Carolyn VanEseltine
(2014)
Average member rating: (21 ratings)

Kinetic Mouse Car says:

Category 2

10. It Is Pitch Black
by Caelyn Sandel
(2014)
Average member rating: (19 ratings)

Kinetic Mouse Car says:

Category 2

11. Red Radish Robotics
by Gibbo
(2020)
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

Kinetic Mouse Car says:

Category 2

12. Tavern Crawler
by Josh Labelle
(2020)
Average member rating: (29 ratings)

Kinetic Mouse Car says:

Category 2

13. Tentaculon, by Ned Vole (2016)
Average member rating: (15 ratings)
Kinetic Mouse Car says:

Category 2

14. The Axolotl Project
by Samantha Vick
(2013)
Average member rating: (39 ratings)

Kinetic Mouse Car says:

Category 2

15. The Master of the Land
by Pseudavid
(2018)
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

Kinetic Mouse Car says:

Category 2

16. The Missing Ring
by Felicity Drake
(2019)
Average member rating: (13 ratings)

Kinetic Mouse Car says:

Category 2

17. ULTRA BUSINESS TYCOON III
by Porpentine
(2013)
Average member rating: (50 ratings)

Kinetic Mouse Car says:

Category 2

18. we, the remainder
by Charm Cochran
(2021)
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

Kinetic Mouse Car says:

Category 2

19. 16 Ways to Kill a Vampire at McDonalds
by Abigail Corfman
(2016)
Average member rating: (75 ratings)

Kinetic Mouse Car says:

Category 3

20. A Murder in Fairyland
by Abigail Corfman
(2020)
Average member rating: (15 ratings)

Kinetic Mouse Car says:

Category 3

21. Beneath Fenwick
by Pete Gardner
(2021)
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

Kinetic Mouse Car says:

Category 3

22. Chuk and the Arena
by Agnieszka Trzaska
(2019)
Average member rating: (13 ratings)

Kinetic Mouse Car says:

Category 3

23. Hallowmoor
by Mike Snyder
(2013)
Average member rating: (14 ratings)

Kinetic Mouse Car says:

Category 3

24. Lost in time
by Gerardo Adesso
(2017)
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

Kinetic Mouse Car says:

Category 3

25. Lux
by Agnieszka Trzaska
(2018)
Average member rating: (16 ratings)

Kinetic Mouse Car says:

Category 3

26. The Bones of Rosalinda
by Agnieszka Trzaska
(2022)
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

Kinetic Mouse Car says:

Category 3


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