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Focused on using its text, moreso than its visuals or audio, to tell the bulk of its story/plot. (Still can have great audio and visuals, though!)

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GIF
A barebones competitive idle game.
Immerse yourself in an AI-driven literary universe where anything can happen.
Interactive Fiction
Take a road trip through a valley.
Survival Horror Text Adventure
Survival
A murder is committed in a secluded mansion, and it's up to you to solve it.
Visual Novel
short visual novel
Visual Novel
A free action-comedy BL game about a retired killer-for-hire who has to navigate life as a normal high school student.
Visual Novel
A novel-length "bat-romance" Twine.
Grow a civilization, Build a Pyramid
Simulation
In this interactive sci-fi adventure novel, you are the AI pilot of Earth's last interstellar ship.
Interactive Fiction
GIF
A basketball themed visual novel and dating sim with stat management!
Visual Novel
1bit adventure game of cosmic horror inspired by the work of Junji Ito
Role Playing
Subtext
$6.99
A mystery told through real SMS messages, phone calls, and emails.
Interactive Fiction
A time loop "conversation-em-up" dystopian future mystery.
Adventure
GIF
Laser Moles, Knife-Fighting Chimps, and an ASCII Snail
Action
A new version of classic Rogue, updated using Ultimate Roguelike Tileset
GIF
Will you make love and risk death?
Interactive Fiction
A free night ride across Tokyo, searching for our home with the help of some stranger.
Visual Novel
An unbublished tale of telephone mining in India.
Interactive Fiction
GIF
Type commands, roast marshmallows, throw logs onto a crackling fire. Enjoy
Simulation
A game about the impact of allotment acts on Indigenous communities in the 1890's.
Educational
hackmud
$19.99
in risk we trust
Puzzle
You are a messenger. Deliver the most important message yet. Restore balance to the world, else it succumbs to chaos.
Deep within the computer, a library grows
Interactive Fiction
A collection of horror games, each with their own distinct styles
Adventure
Snowbound Blood: A Vast Error Story
Visual Novel
GIF
Replica
$2.99
Everything in the State, nothing against the State, nothing outside the State.
Adventure
ASCII Action! As minimal as an RPG can get
Role Playing
Idle RPG with a focus on character customization and powerful items
Role Playing
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