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Interactive Fiction

Description

Gameplay is language-based in nature. All interaction with the player, both input and feedback, is done through the input and output of pure text. Input mimics natural language using verb-noun (action-item) commands (Abbreviations also qualify, because they abbreviate a verb-noun construct, like "w" for "go west" or "i" for "list inventory"). Output is rendered in full, natural-language, grammatically-correct sentences.

Sometimes referred to as "text-adventure" or "Infocom" games (after the company that made them famous).
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Leisure Suit Larry's Greatest Hits and Misses! DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), Windows (2013), Windows 3.x (1994) and Macintosh (2013)

In 1994, Sierra published its best selling Quest games once again in order to celebrate the company's 15th birthday. Leisure...

Life of a Wizard Android Front Cover

Browser (2013), iPhone (2013), Android (2013) and iPad (2013)

Seemingly torn from the pages of Choice of the Dragon, this game also inserts players into a medieval fantasy kingdom,...

Little Blue Men Browser Front Cover

Windows (1998) and Browser (2005)

You are a cog in the wheel that is the office: standing at your desk (since Benson's the only one...

Browser (2006)

In this "enter-your-name toy" from The Surrealist, the player inputs a user name from the blogging service LiveJournal, and a...

Browser (2007)

As in the LiveJournal Dungeon Adventure before it, this is an RPG engine that dynamically constructs a functional, if somewhat...

DOS (1998)

The plot of the drama, “Lola huele bien y adora el marisco” (Lola smells good and loves seafood), is simple....

PC-88 (1983) and FM-7 (1983)

Lolita 2: Gekō Chase has little to do with its predecessor gameplay-wise. It is a very simple text-only adventure in...

Atari 2600 (2002)

This game's plot is a condensed version of the first book of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. This is...

Lords of Karma Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1981), Atari 8-bit (1981), TRS-80 (1981) and Commodore PET/CBM (1981)

The first clue as to the unconventional nature of this text adventure is the scant description within the game manual....

Lords of Time Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), ZX Spectrum (1983), MSX (1983), Amstrad CPC (1984), BBC Micro (1983) and Oric (1983)

Doctor Who references are obvious in this adventure - you play a time travelling hero, who faces a group of...

DOS (1988) and Commodore 64 (1988)

This game, part of the Classic Adventure Series, has the adventuresome player searching for Queen Anne's crown, which was lost...

Windows (2007)

This homebrew typing-optional .NET text adventure, apparently inspired by the graphical interfaces of Legend's adventures and games developed using the...

DOS (1982)

Lost Dutchman's Gold is a text based adventure game. Your goal in the game is to find the legendary lost...

Atari ST (1985) and Sinclair QL (1984)

Long time ago, the dwarven kingdom was attacked by the men of Caras who came from the south. The dwarves,...

Lost Treasures of Infocom iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

From the back vaults of Activision return many of Infocom's classic text adventures, available for sale for the first time...

Commodore 64 (1993)

You are Edward Malone, a reporter for the Daily Gazette. Dispatches you have been getting from your friend Maple White...

DOS (1988) and Browser (2010)

A piece of hyperfiction masquerading as a rare romantic text adventure game about a big date with what could be...

Lupercalia Browser Front Cover

Linux (2008), DOS (2008), Windows (2008), Amiga (2008), Atari ST (2008), Macintosh (2008) and Browser (2008)

Lupercalia is an interactive fiction game where you have to save the poor shepherd from the wolves. You'll meet some...

The Lurking Horror DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987), Amiga (1987), Atari ST (1987), Commodore 64 (1987), Apple II (1987), Atari 8-bit (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987), Macintosh (1987) and Amstrad PCW (1987)

Despite a terrible snowstorm, a young G.U.E. Tech student travels to the school's computer lab to work on his grad...

Macbeth Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984)

As detailed and careful an examination as any historical military simulation, Macbeth recreates the challenges faced by Lord and Lady...

DOS (1997)

In this installment (#40) of the Blender competition, participants were urged to submit works engaging the themes of "Superhero", "robbery"...

Madness & the Minotaur TRS-80 CoCo Front Cover

TRS-80 CoCo (1981) and Dragon 32/64 (1982)

A bold adventurer descends into the enormous labyrinth of the Cretan King Minos at Knossos, hoping to part seven mythical...

Linux (2004), DOS (2004), Windows (2004), Amiga (2004) and Atari ST (2004)

The heirless King Ardashir I of the Magocratic Kingdom of Persis is falling ill, and before dying intends to name...

Make It Good Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

Make It Good is text-based Interactive Fiction: a Chandleresque noir detective story in which you play the hard-boiled detective trying...

Marine Raider iPad Front Cover

Browser (2011), iPhone (2011), Android (2011) and iPad (2011)

The player fills the WWII combat boots of a squadron leader of marine soldiers based out of Espiritu Santo, tasked...

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