It is night on this side of the planet.
Settled areas are lit: a jagged crescent in the tropics, lining the inland sea. The bright splatter along the top of the curve is Tanhua, as bright from space as New York. The north continent is darker, sprinkled finely with small lights, where the failing climate makes it hard to survive a winter. And the northernmost point, almost lost on the slope of Mt. Cordia, is the original Aleheart Colony, where the first settlers from Earth landed.
It is your destination as well.
This work also won 3rd place in the 2006 Miss Congeniality Awards.
You've led a fairly uneventful life, perhaps; certainly you never planned on having to save your best friend's life. Now, it's up to you to unearth the secrets he's been concealing from you, perhaps learning a thing or two about yourself in the process...
It was meant to be a routine visit on behalf of the imperial government, just to remind the settlers that the Empire hadn't forgotten them, and if you stick rigidly to the letter of your orders and refuse to use either your eyes or your initiative that's all it'll be. But with an interstellar war brewing in the background, you'd be wise not to take anything for granted.
This work also won 2nd place in the 2006 Miss Congeniality Awards.
You are the traveling swordsman; the strong and silent stranger; the wandering vanquisher of villainy. Damsels swoon for you. Good men respect and envy you. Scoundrels learn to fear you. Even so, you are but a rumor throughout the land.
Edgar O. Weyrd
This work also won 1st place in the 2006 Miss Congeniality Awards.
She will not triumph. We are strong. We are legion.
Another mission. Just when you had settled in for a nap.
You are a senior investigator with the police force of what is basically a totalitarian state. On a world where nearly all forms of crime are punishable by execution, you have been called on to investigate someone who has been unlawfully killed.
You're a producer at AXL Games. Today is the day your game goes gold, but you've overslept! Rush to the office, get your developers paid, coordinate QA and marketing efforts and do it all before time runs out!
'The Sisters' is a haunted house game written with ADRIFT. It's my first ever entry and one of my first efforts, so go easy on me.
The looming future. An Earth recovering from alien occupation. A mysterious object is approaching our put-upon planet and it's up to one explorer to discover its secrets.
An adaptation of the classic sword & sorcery tale by Robert E. Howard, first published in 1933.
Robin Douglas Johnson
It's 1920s England, you're a near-bankrupt minor aristocrat, and your only elderly heirless aunt is coming to tea. A PG Wodehouse-inspired farce of bad Manors, good fortunes, and mysterious servants.
John Richardson returns in this thrilling sequel to Xen: The Contest. Two years have passed, and he finds himself once again caught in the crossfire. This time, however, his life may be forfeit.
Samantha Casanova Preuninger
Puzzle-heavy game set in an Escherian environment. The zip file contains a hints file in addition to the z8 file and the walkthrough. The hints file provides gentle nudges only, without explicit instructions.
She told me she needed my help. She told me someone was after her and that he would kill her. She told me where to find him, told me what needed doing... and left the choice in my hands. What I didn't know was that there was a lot more to the story...
The jet lands smoothly in Harbin. The stink of the city and the bite of the ice-cold air assaults you as you disembark, but your destination is a long jeep ride north, so you'll have to suffer through the journey. At least the provided driver will give you more time to read up on the council's file of the situation.
Justin Morgan and Celestianpower
A light-hearted adaptation of the classic Bible story, The Feeding the Five Thousand. Not for the fundamentalist!
A satire of the popular genre of flash-based webgames. It's my first attempt at authoring IF, so please don't hesitate to send me reviews, reports of bugs I missed, and so forth.
The counselors at Open Arms Academy, a camp for troubled youth, celebrate after closing the camp for the season. An unexpected visitor crashes the party, and someone loses his head...
London, 1912. When you invade a bored boarding house and proceed to climb the garden tree, stage an impromptu concert, and propose to a stranger, your fellow lodgers assume you're eccentric, rather than insane. Until you show them your revolver.
Hedge is a modern fantasy piece revolving around the legendary Hedge, a very exclusive club with a nasty reputation. You try to get in, and then out again, without dying. The duality of man may make an appearance.
Your little girl has been mercilessly killed at the hands of a heartless terrorist.
The police won't even admit that it happened.
It's time for revenge.
Initial State is a deeply psychological text adventure set in deep space. You play as an amnesiac who finds himself stranded aboard an immense ship drifting through space. The game is also a literary exercise in the "unreliable narrator" tradition.
Having attempted murder in your landlady's front garden in Edwardian London, you receive a private trial in the dining room. Enemies expose your wretched past: burglary, desertion, polygamy, murder...but you remember these incidents a bit differently...
You must stop the end of the world. Your tools in this task: A crayon and a cat.
Wumpus Hunting will never become "the sport of Kings" ... too many risks involved for royalty (although, they've been known to allow any number of fools, er, adventurers, to partake on their behalf). Let's not be under any delusions here - you could die!
A small adventure written to introduce students to the world of text adventures
With nothing but a note from the Professor in hand, your are sent to an unusual Island to obtain a special artifact. You'll need to be creative and clever to solve the puzzles and unlock all four endings.
Santoonie's first romantic adventure.
Beam is a short escape adventure.
Peter R. Shushmaruk
My first complete IF game. An interactive thriller, where you find yourself in an unexplainable situation with the memories of your sister’s murder haunting you. There is something waiting for you. You can feel its presence watching your every move.
Paul Allen Panks
A mysterious shadow demon has taken the countryside of Eldor captive. It is up to you, brave one, to rescue it!
You are Sisyphus, a Greek king who is being punished in the underworld by being forced to push a huge boulder up a hill for all eternity. Can you figure out a way to weasel out of your predicament, escape from Hades, and get your job as king back?
A Game made with TAG from Martin Oehm.
Unfortunaly only in german.
Dieses Spiel ist komplett nur in deutsch.
Paul Allen Panks
Simple Adventure is a basic Scott Adams-like adventure game written for the 12th annual interactive fiction contest. The goal is to slay the ice dragon.
Paul Allen Panks
You are on a beach with the LORD.
You've got a headache, but you're with Jesus and he's not nailed to a cross (he's having one of his better weeks).
The goal is to find out why you ended up here with a guy who eats locusts, honey and speaks oddly.
In this uncut version that YOU DID NOT SEE IN THEATRES, you'll laugh your arse off at Xorax's evil stupidity, and get to play the role of his murderer.
The most meanspirited IF parody to date!
DOWN WITH PTBAD!
The organizer of the 2006 Annual Interactive Fiction Competition was Stephen Granade.