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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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In this interactive sci-fi adventure novel, you are the AI pilot of Earth's last interstellar ship.
Interactive Fiction
W!LiB! is an interactive psychological thriller about suicides with a touch of black humor.
Interactive Fiction
an IF anthology about five heroes who die
Interactive Fiction
Play in browser
Everybody deserves their own PA.
Interactive Fiction
A time loop "conversation-em-up" dystopian future mystery.
Adventure
GIF
Type commands, roast marshmallows, throw logs onto a crackling fire. Enjoy
Simulation
hackmud
$19.99
in risk we trust
Puzzle
GIF
Replica
$2.99
Everything in the State, nothing against the State, nothing outside the State.
Adventure
Subtext
$6.99
A mystery told through real SMS messages, phone calls, and emails.
Interactive Fiction
A collection of horror games, each with their own distinct styles
Adventure
text-adventure MMORPG
Role Playing
GIF
What would you do if you found yourself trapped on an eerie space station with nothing but a computer?
Adventure
Paradise is an interactive fiction playground.
Interactive Fiction
A short kinetic novel — on bright minds, and the end of all things.
Interactive Fiction
Play in browser
GIF
Issue #17 of a monthly indie game anthology collecting games from 10 developers.
A novel-length "bat-romance" Twine.
GIF
Once you glimpse behind the shadows, you’ll never be the same.
Interactive Fiction
GIF
Event[0]
$19.99
Event[0] is a sci-fi narrative game where you build a relationship with a spaceship computer to get home to Earth.
Adventure
You are Robin Hood! An epic story-driven strategy-RPG blending narrative choice, resource management, and base building.
Role Playing
What kind of fate will the heroine face after she relives the last seven days before her death?
Visual Novel
Pirate-themed clickable text adventure
Interactive Fiction
Play in browser
In the distant future, you join a strange organization to find the secret behind The Object
Adventure
GIF
Laser Moles, Knife-Fighting Chimps, and an ASCII Snail
Action
Do you want to feel like REAL Mystery Solver and Explorer?
Adventure
A Murder Mystery Visual Novel.
Visual Novel
Find your missing father and uncover an ancient conspiracy in this haunting text adventure!
Visual Novel
Explore a haunted theater with a gruesome past and go INSIDE several black-and-white films!
Visual Novel
A sci-fi space survival semi-idle/clicker game with screen reader support, you WILL die.
Simulation
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