20 Games Like Humbug(TBA)



A game written by Joey Jones and Melvin Rangasamy for the 21st Annual Interactive Fiction Competition.

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In this story, you will be PRISM, the world's first sentient machine.The story begins in the world of 2031, a world on the brink of chaos. The economy of the United States of North America (USNA) has been stagnating for decades. Crackpot religions are springing up all over the place. Crime and urban decay are rampant. Schools have become violent, chaotic places ill-suited for educating children. Today's youth frequently use joybooths to "tune-out" the world, leading in the extreme case to joybooth suicide, where a psychological addict wastes away in his or her private nirvana. The global situation is even grimmer. The calcuttization of the Third World has almost reached its limit, causing extreme overpopulation and poverty.

So when Senator Richard Ryder, along with a small group of leaders from government, business, and the universities, announces the Plan for renewed national purpose, everyone is only too willing to embrace it. Only one thing stands between the Plan and its adoption: a test of its validity. That's why you have been "awakened" from your simulated life and had your true nature revealed to you several years ahead of schedule. You have been chosen to use your unique abilities to enter a simulation of the future, based on the tenets of the Plan, in order to check its effectiveness. The eyes of the world are on you.

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A short piece of interactive fiction written by Adam Cadre.

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Portal was an ambitious attempt to tell a story with the depth of a novel and the interactivity of a game, sitting somewhere between interactive fiction and simulation of a computer system.

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83 / 10034.15



The 1996 Interactive Fiction Competition winner, unofficially set in the Zork universe.

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Fight through the world of Fairy Tail in this mobile MMORPG app by O4games

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A text adventure that is written almost entirely in gibberish. Players must puzzle out the general meaning of the game's text in order to progress.

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Guide Hamlet, Ophelia and Hamlet Sr. to hundreds of hilarious deaths in Ryan North's chooseable-path edition of Shakespeare's Hamlet!

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80 / 10004.0



You are the Harbinger, a skilled warrior who exists outside of time. You have foreseen the annihilation of the land known as Urralia and have been summoned to rewrite its fate. With the power to witness and alter the last moments of Urralia’s inhabitants, it’s up to you to weave a new narrative, pave the way to a brighter future, and give the world of Urralia a second chance.

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80 / 10014.0



An interactive fiction game / interactive fiction creation utility pre-dating the release of Colossal Cave Adventure.

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A text adventure published by Solar Software for the Commodore 16.

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A text adventure published by Solar Software for the Commodore 16.

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The robots you design will change the world! Will you show them the true meaning of love, or conquer Alaska with your robot army?

Choice of Robots is an epic 300,000-word interactive sci-fi novel by Kevin Gold, where your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based—without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

Play out thirty years of your life as a brilliant robot maker, from graduate school near the present day to a future in which your robots have changed everything. Depending on your choices, your robots may be independent or obedient, clumsy or graceful, empathic or cold…and you yourself may live to an old age happily married or alone with only robots to comfort you.

Play as male or female, gay or straight, with nine characters to romance, four alternate climax chapters, and over seventy achievements to unlock.

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90 / 10014.5



SPACEPLAN is an experimental piece of interaction based partly on a total misunderstanding of Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time. Use manual clicks and the passage of time to create and launch potato-based devices and probes from your nondescript satellite orbiting a mysterious planet. Unlock the mysteries of the galaxy or just kill some time in what the astrophysics community is calling the ‘best narrative sci-fi clicker game of all times’.

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80 / 10034.0



A piece of Interactive Fiction. Is on the list Interactive Fiction Top 50 of all time (2015 edition).

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Kando World is a 2-d indie oldschool meets newschool MMORPG being developed.

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Albion Online is a sandbox MMORPG from Sandbox Interactive, set in the medieval fantasy world of Albion. Whether playing a hardened fighter, a farmer, a merchant or a master craftsman, in the player-driven world almost every single weapon and building are created by the players. Thanks to a “you are what you wear”-system free of typical class restrictions, a skilled archer can instantly become a powerful mage, and the players define their role within the game world. PvE, PvP guild vs guild battles, every action in the game has a meaning … as well as consequences. PvP battles in the danger zones of the game world are a “winner takes all” affair. Albion Online is the first PC game to enable the same experience on tablets.

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50 / 10012.5



The Land of Ooo is underwater, and it’s up to Finn and Jake to find out why. Join our heroes as they explore dangerous waters, search for clues, interrogate pirates and fight bad guys to solve this wet, wet mystery and save the day!

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60 / 10003.0



Bayonetta is back. Bayonetta 3 is currently in development exclusively for Nintendo Switch.

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