| ||You go on a quest to find a legendary stone. The stone lies in a dark cave, where your eyes won't be of any use to you. This makes for original gameplay. |
| ||1st place, rec.arts.int-fiction competition 2001|
Winner, Best Game, Xyzzy Awards 2001
Winner, Best Story, Xyzzy Awards 2001
Winner, Best Setting, Xyzzy Awards 2001
Supernatural espionage thriller. Clever story, not much puzzles.
Arrival, or Attack of the B-Movie Clichés
| ||4th place, rec.arts.int-fiction competition 1998|
Aliens land in your backyard. Being 8 years old, you can't even convince your parents that the aliens are actually there. Uses graphics and sounds.
| ||Humorous game in a fantasy setting, with good and not too hard puzzles. |
| ||2nd place, rec.arts.int-fiction competition 1997|
Winner, Best Story, Xyzzy Awards 1997
You wake up with amnesia in an abandoned research station in the Arctic.
A Bear's Night Out
| ||5th place, rec.arts.int-fiction competition 1997|
Winner, Best Setting, Xyzzy Awards 1997
You play a teddy bear who comes to life when the people in the house are all asleep. Known to be both appealing and suitable for children, and no less so for adults.
City of Secrets
| ||Winner, Best NPCs, Xyzzy Awards 2003|
You're a traveler whose train makes a short, unscheduled, stop in "the City." At least, you thought it'd be short. Written with beginners in mind. Quite big, but not difficult. Can be played both with and without graphics.
| ||You play the same scene three times, from three different characters' point of view. Few puzzles, but rich in character interaction. |
| ||You wake up with amnesia in a very strange place. Written explicitly for beginners - the game will often suggest things to try, in order to teach the player how to play an IF game. Also has an 'expert mode' which makes it play like a regular game. |
| ||1st place, rec.arts.int-fiction competition 1997|
Winner, Best Puzzles, Xyzzy Awards 1997
Winner, Best Individual Puzzle, Xyzzy Awards 1997
You start out as a prehistoric man who encounters a large, strange stone.
| ||5th place, rec.arts.int-fiction competition 1999|
You play four different characters walking around at an art exhibition. Rather unlike a game, but contains masterful writing. You can't really win or lose; you can just experience, and in a way shape, the story. Warning: A 4MB download, because game contains much sound data.
Fallacy of Dawn
| ||Winner, Best Individual NPC, Xyzzy Awards 2001|
Winner, Best Writing, Xyzzy Awards 2001
You play a strange, brain damaged character, making a living in a video arcade in a near-future dystopian city. Has graphics.
Film at Eleven
| ||You play a television reporter on your first big assignment. Rather simple puzzles, and the game often allows for multiple different solutions. |
| ||You play Troy Sterling, a daredevil hero in the childhood of the automobile. Well written and with lots of humour. |
| ||Based on Russian folk tales, sprinkled with lots of humour and good, yet not to difficult puzzles. Known to be both appealing and suitable for children, and no less so for adults. |
For a Change
| ||Winner, Best Writing, Xyzzy Awards 1999|
2nd place, rec.arts.int-fiction competition 1999
Imaginative and innovative game. Part of the problem-solving in the game is figuring out the very special language used. It's English, but a weird flavour.
| ||Best of Show, 2000 IF Art Show|
Winner, Best Individual NPC, Xyzzy Awards 2000
Retells the myth of Pygmalion, the sculptor whose statue came to life. The game consists entirely of a conversation with the statue, who is certainly the most elaborate character ever put in an IF game.
| ||3rd place, rec.arts.int-fiction competition 1997|
A short science fiction story. You are on an expedition to recover artifacts of "the Ancients". Known to be both appealing and suitable for children, and no less so for adults.
| ||1st place, rec.arts.int-fiction competition 2000|
A dystopian sci-fi story with a rich atmosphere. Has good graphics.
The Light: Shelby's Addendum
| ||A scary mystery set around an old lighthouse. |
| ||A romantic story set in the 19th century. The game is rather linear most of the time, but there are many different endings. |
| ||2nd place, rec.arts.int-fiction competition 2000|
Winner, Best Writing, Xyzzy Awards 2000
You're a slave girl on a mission for your master. Rich story and good puzzles.
| ||Winner, Best Story, Xyzzy Awards 2000|
A complicated plot around a very special relationship. Nice puzzles, neatly intervowen with the story.
Once and Future
| ||Winner, Best NPCs, Xyzzy Awards 1998|
You start out as a soldier in Vietnam, but you'll be out of there sooner than you had imagined. One of the biggest IF games ever written.
The One That Got Away
| ||3rd place, TADS, rec.arts.int-fiction competition 1995|
A story about fishing. Your goal is to catch the Big One. Few and simple puzzles, and some good writing. Known to be both appealing and suitable for children, and no less so for adults.
| ||1st place, rec.arts.int-fiction competition 1998|
Winner, Best Writing, Xyzzy Awards 1998
Winner, Best Story, Xyzzy Awards 1998
Intriguing story without puzzles.
| ||Winner, Best NPCs, Xyzzy Awards 2002|
Intrigue. Romance. Magic. And a man in a dark mask.
Pytho's Mask tries to provide as many routes to success as possible.
| ||Winner, Best Individual PC, Xyzzy Awards 2000|
A puzzleless story about a silent, unhappy teenager at a board school.
| ||Winner, Best Setting, Xyzzy Awards 2000|
A one-room game set in your apartment.
She's Got a Thing for a Spring
| ||4th place, rec.arts.int-fiction competition 1997|
Winner, Best Individual NPC, Xyzzy Awards 1997
You are to meet your husband at a hot spring in the Rocky Mountains. Great writing, easy puzzles.
| ||Winner, Best Use of Medium, Xyzzy Awards 2000|
A short, dark, violent and puzzleless story.
| ||Great writing in a Western setting. You start off in a gunfight, not knowing why you are there. |
| ||A horror story, set in an old theatre. |
Uncle Zebulon's Will
| ||1st place, TADS, rec.arts.int-fiction competition 1995|
A nice game with a bit of magic in it.
Unnkulian Underworld: The Unknown Unventure
| ||A spoof of the classical dungeon crawl adventures, like Zork. |
Vacation Gone Awry
| ||You wake up to find that your family is gone. Then it gets worse. |
| ||Winner, Best Game, Xyzzy Awards 1999|
Winner, Best NPCs, Xyzzy Awards 1999
Winner, Best Individual NPC, Xyzzy Awards 1999
Winner, Best Individual PC, Xyzzy Awards 1999
A very dark and yet humorous story about intrigue around the throne following the king's death. Not particulary suitable for children.
| ||1st place, rec.arts.int-fiction competition 1999|
About a little girl who stumbles into a fantasy world. Aimed at both kids and adults.
| ||Winner, Best Story, Xyzzy Awards 1999|
A very rich and detailed story, where you start by waking up on a strange beach with amnesia. Excellent writing and puzzles.
YAGWAD ("Yes, Another Game with a Dragon!")
| ||A spoof of Zork-like fantasy games. Well written and with a surprising air of freshness over it, considering it's in a somewhat over-populated genre. |