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Colors

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Escape!

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Grue

From the Scots verb grue meaning "to shudder," also the root word of gruesome.

A legendary creature in Infocom games that would inevitably eat a player-character who spent too long in the darkness. [ES]

(Read more at Grue)

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Sports

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Drilldown: Software

Browse IFWiki's database of authoring systems, interpreters, and other software, using filters to narrow your results.

(Go to Special:Drilldown/Software)

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Europe

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Poetry

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Espionage

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Solar system

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Feelies

Physical items -- brochures, photographs, small coins, glow-in-the-dark plastic stones, and other paraphernalia -- distributed along with IF software, either purely for aesthetic/immersive value, or to serve as a copy-protection mechanism (offering clues to an in-game puzzle).

(Read more at Feelies)

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Cover art for GET LAMP.

Get Lamp

Get Lamp: The Text Adventure Documentary (http://www.getlamp.com/) is a documentary film project by Jason Scott, filmed between 2006-2008 and released in 2010. Filming started in February of 2006 with an interview of Mike Berlyn, with pre-production research taking place at least a year before that.

(Read more at Get Lamp)

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Mind

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Animals

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ClubFloyd

ClubFloyd was founded on September 2, 2007. The idea behind it is that each week at a pre-arranged time, people can meet online to cooperatively play a game of interactive fiction.

(Read more at ClubFloyd)

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Pairs

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Invisiclues

Initially, a trademarked name for the hint booklets published by Infocom; now a generic term for a way of organizing a series of increasingly explicit hits that do not unnecessarily destroy the challenge of solving a puzzle.

Each of the Infocom Invisicules books included a series of questions that the player might ask about a particular puzzle (e.g. "How do I find the cave entrance?"), and a series of increasingly specific answers written in invisible ink.

(Read more at Invisiclues)

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Cities

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Trains

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Monkeys!

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Interpreter

An interpreter (or terp, for short) is an application program ("app") which reads a story file and presents the game contained inside that file to the player.

Interpreters
By format ADRIFTAdvSysAGTAlanGlulxHugoMagnetic ScrollsTADSZ-code
By system BrowserAndroidLinuxmacOSiOSWindows
Browse Recommended interpretersSearch formDrilldown
Other software Authoring systemsUtilities

(Read more at Interpreter)

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Home

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Royalty

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Murder

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Parser-choice hybrid

Parser-choice hybrid (or just hybrid) interactive fiction covers works which are not easily categorised as either parser-based or choice-based IF, having some characteristics of both.

(Read more at Parser-choice hybrid)

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Triangle of identities

A term invented by Graham Nelson to describe the nature of a player's interaction with a game.

(Read more at Triangle of identities)

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Aliens

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Family

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Cheese-friendly Game Directory

Cheese-friendly Game Directory header.jpg

Note: The Cheese-friendly Game Directory is a webpage by Emily Short. The content of her directory is used on IFWiki with permission.

(Read more at Cheese-friendly Game Directory)

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Xyzzy

A magic word implemented by Will Crowther in the original text adventure, known as "Advent" or "Colossal Cave Adventure", among other names.

(Read more at Xyzzy)

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Seasons

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Westerns

Unused

Crazy


Time Measurements


Numbers


Happiness


Very Short Titles


Evil


Triples


School


Food


All or Nothing


Materials