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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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Shade Browser Front Cover

DOS (2000), Browser (2003), iPhone (2013) and iPad (2013)

Shade is a text adventure game set in a single room, the protagonist's dilapidated apartment, as you prepare for a...

The Shadows of Mordor Commodore 64 Front Cover

DOS (1988), Commodore 64 (1987), Apple II (1988), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987) and Macintosh (1988)

The Shadows of Mordor is an officially licensed J.R.R. Tolkien "Lord of the Rings" text adventure game based on the...

Sherlock Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985) and ZX Spectrum (1984)

In this text and graphics adventure mystery game you are the world's greatest sleuth - Sherlock Holmes. Teamed up with...

iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

This is an iOS conversion of Gerald Lientz's 1987 gamebook, initially published by Berkley and Iron Crown Enterprises. The player...

ZX Spectrum (1988)

A text adventure in which the player takes up the mantle of Sherlock, called upon to investigate into the business...

Sherlock Holmes: The Vatican Cameos DOS Front Cover

DOS (1986) and Apple II (1986)

Text adventure based on Arthur Conan Doyle's famous character. You play as Sherlock and must solve a mystery using interrogation...

Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), Apple II (1988) and Macintosh (1988)

The famous detective Sherlock Holmes reads in a newspaper that the Tower of London has been closed for "reasons of...

Ship of Doom Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), ZX Spectrum (1982), Amstrad CPC (1985) and ZX81 (1982)

While on a reconnaissance flight, your ship has been drawn by a Graviton Beam onto an Alien Cruiser. Fred, your...

Slammed! iPad Front Cover

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

In this multiple-choice game, players flesh out the spangled tights of a pro wrestler. From humble NCAA college beginnings, the...

Snowball Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983), ZX Spectrum (1983), MSX (1984), Amstrad CPC (1984) and Oric (1983)

Snowball 9 was sent to Colonize Eridani A, with robots sent to prepare the territory around 100 years before human...

DOS (1993)

This game, an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's 1845 faerie tale Sneedronningen, puts the player alternatingly in control of the...

Commodore 64 (1986) and ZX Spectrum (1985)

There is a looking glass which when looked through stops anything looking beautiful and makes anything ugly worse. The looking...

Softporn Adventure Apple II Front Cover

DOS (1991), Apple II (1981), Atari 8-bit (1981) and Browser (2002)

Softporn Adventure is a comedic, adult-oriented adventure game, originally written by Chuck Benton for Apple II and became the inspiration...

DOS (1985)

In the shadowy dives of Hoboken, New York, a lust-crazed man seals a final tryst with an old flame on...

Android (2013)

This is an emulator of multiple text adventure virtual machines, allowing play of games written in Z-code and with TADS....

The Sons of the Cherry Browser Front Cover

Browser (2010), iPhone (2012), Android (2012) and iPad (2012)

This multiple-choice game, part of the Waking Cassandra cycle of multimedia presentations, puts the player in charge of making the...

Sorcerer DOS Front Cover

DOS (1984), PC Booter (1984), Amiga (1986), Atari ST (1985), Commodore 64 (1984), Apple II (1984), Atari 8-bit (1984), TRS-80 (1984), Amstrad CPC (1986), Macintosh (1984) and Amstrad PCW (1986)

Following the defeat of the evil krill in Enchanter, the intrepid apprentice have become a full member of the Circle,...

Commodore 64 (1982), Apple II (1979), TRS-80 (1979) and Commodore PET/CBM (1979)

Sorcerer's Castle Adventure is a text adventure with a twist. The player starts in an enchanted forest, where every location...

iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

This is a computer adaptation of a stateless gamebook by Stephen Mooser first published in 1983, #11 in the "Which...

Spellbreaker DOS Front Cover

DOS (1985), Amiga (1986), Atari ST (1985), Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1985), Atari 8-bit (1985), TI-99/4A (1989), Amstrad CPC (1986), Macintosh (1985) and Amstrad PCW (1986)

The head of the Circle of Enchanters is a brave hero, the same one who has defeated the evil Krill...

DOS (1991)

Spore is the hitherto unimagined mash-up of two seemingly irreconcilable and disparate video game genres: the text adventure game and...

Spy Snatcher DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Atari ST (1992), BBC Micro (1992), Electron (1992) and Acorn 32-bit (1992)

As an agent of MI7 you've to unmask a 'mole'. The plans for the new Sonic Macrothrodule are believed to...

Starborn Browser Front Cover

Browser (2011)

In this brief interactive story, the player takes the role of a youth who has lived their whole life on...

Starcross DOS Front Cover

DOS (1982), PC Booter (1982), Amiga (1986), Atari ST (1985), Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1982), Atari 8-bit (1982), TRS-80 (1982), Amstrad CPC (1986), Macintosh (1984), Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1984) and Amstrad PCW (1986)

The year is 2186. Humanity has established colonies on the moon, Mars, and several of the larger asteroids. Earth's sky...

Commodore 64 (1993)

In this text adventure, you, the pilot and sole occupant of the Starship Ganymede, have just awakened from suspension sleep...

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