Adam Thornton is a hard-drinking, dazzlingly original Missouri classicist. Adam sometimes uses the nickname Bruce.
On the matter of pseudonymns, Adam Thornton acknowledges in this comment that he is both Drunken Bastard and One of the Bruces. ("Dastardly Coward", however, is somebody else who remains anonymous.)
- Sins Against Mimesis (as "One of The Bruces"; 1997; Z-code). IF Comp 1997: 9th place. Finalist for Best Individual NPC, Best Individual Puzzle, and Best Setting at the XYZZY Awards 1997.
- Stiffy Makane: Mystery Science Theater 3000 (as "Drunken Bastard" with Dastardly Coward; 1997; Z-code). Erins 2002: Winner of Best Humour in a First Age Game.
- Chicken and Egg (1998; Z-code). ChickenComp.
- In The End II (1998; Z-code). IF Fan Fest 1998: Winner.
- Coke Is It! (with Adam Cadre, David Dyte, Michael Fessler, Lucian P. Smith, Dan Shiovitz and J. Robinson Wheeler; 1999; Z-code).
- Dragon! (2000; Z-code). DragonComp.
- Stiffy Makane: The Undiscovered Country (2001; Glulx). IF Comp 2001: 30th place. Finalist for Best Individual NPC and Best Puzzles at the XYZZY Awards 2001.
- Fellowship of the Ring (2002; Atari). IntroComp 2002.
- An Abbreviated Night Before Christmas (Dec-2006; Z-code).
- Alabaster (with John Cater, Rob Dubbin, Eric Eve, Elizabeth Heller, Jayzee, Kazuki Mishima, Sarah Morayati, Mark Musante, Emily Short, and Ziv Wities; 05-Jun-2009; Glulx). Illustrated by Daniel Allington-Krzysztofiak. XYZZY Awards 2009: Winner of Best Writing and Best Individual NPC (Snow White); also was a finalist for Best Use of Medium.
- Mentula Macanus: Apocolocyntosis a.k.a. Stiffy Makane: Apocolocyntosis (as "One of the Bruces and Drunken Bastard"; 05-Apr-2011; Glulx). Spring Thing 2011: 4th place. XYZZY Awards 2011: winner, Best Individual PC; finalist for Best Game, Best Writing, Best Setting and Best Puzzles.
- Ported the underlying Inform 7 tools for Linux.
Review and Article Credits
- IF Comp reviews: 1997.
- IntroComp reviews: 2002.
- IF Art Show reviews: 2004 and 2007.
- RomanceNovelComp: reviews.
- Review of Fallacy of Dawn.
- Wrote reviews for SPAG.
- One of the official judges for RomanceNovelComp (2002).
- One of the official judges for 2004 IF Art Show.
- One of the editors for the IF Theory Book.
- Awarded "Best Overall Criticism on All Aspects of the Game and Best Comments on Grammar" at BetaComp 2003.
- Awarded "Funniest Report and Most Critical Without Actually Insulting the Author" at BetaComp 2004.
- Necrotic Drift (Robb Sherwin; 2004; Hugo).
- Gamlet (Tomasz Pudlo; 01-Oct-2004; Z-code 5).
- Igor Cytserz, in Cryptozookeeper (Robb Sherwin; 2011; Hugo).
- The Prophetic Dream of Adam Cadre, a text-only transcript, submitted to IF Fan Fest 1998.
- Adam Thornton (archived) - at Baf's Guide.
- Interview with One of the Bruces - Trotting Krips, c. 2003.
- GET LAMP: Adam Thornton. Interview video clips of Adam Thornton for Get Lamp.