Games that Brought Me Back to IF

Recommendations by BeingTheWriter

I was really into interactive fiction about five years ago. Getting my day job killed off my time to play, as well as the death of my laptop and good enough phone. But now I'm back thanks to an app on my phone. So these are the games I enjoyed then and still enjoy now.

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1. Slouching Towards Bedlam
by Star Foster and Daniel Ravipinto
(2003)
Average member rating: (195 ratings)

BeingTheWriter says:

Very involving game with a cool setting. Important to replay this I think to uncover all avenues. My first time around I tried to play without hints. Second time around I'll have to, but overall cool setting, good puzzles, very atmospheric.

2. Party Foul
by Brooks Reeves
(2010)
Average member rating: (29 ratings)

BeingTheWriter says:

Played it one Saturday afternoon and this made me laugh! Particularly when the TV dies and the husband's friend comments on watching the blue screen. Worth replaying for the laughs. My tip is to keep dropping drinks.

3. Not Just an Ordinary Ballerina
by Jim Aikin
(1999)
Average member rating: (28 ratings)

BeingTheWriter says:

This game is fantastically difficult. It pulls you in with it's vivid setting and encompassing puzzles. Perfect for anyone who is up for a challenge. Make sure to take notes as you play. You'll need them.

4. Blue Lacuna
by Aaron A. Reed
(2008)
Average member rating: (97 ratings)

BeingTheWriter says:

What an involved game this is! I have played it a couple of times, and the world you get to experience is so fantastically developed and enriching. It's one of those games that relax me while I play, even when there is an underlying sadness throughout.


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