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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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A text choice romance in an apocalyptic setting.
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(866 total ratings)
Interactive Fiction
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Marked by complete magical immunity, Wayfarers wander the world, fighting magic. Where will your fate lead you?
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(464 total ratings)
Interactive Fiction
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What do you See?
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(426 total ratings)
Interactive Fiction
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Journey deeper into the unknown.
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(375 total ratings)
Interactive Fiction
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a story of a frog in space.
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(388 total ratings)
Adventure
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A story based loosely on the fey and other myths. Will you find out what happened before it comes for you?
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(270 total ratings)
Interactive Fiction
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Create your own virtual best buddy and play games together!
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(272 total ratings)
Simulation
You were exiled from Court. Now, you need to find your way back.
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(240 total ratings)
Interactive Fiction
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a horror survey game
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(856 total ratings)
Interactive Fiction
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A short interactive story loosely based on Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake.
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(125 total ratings)
Interactive Fiction
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a choose-your-own-adventure heartbreak in the shape of a quiz
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(255 total ratings)
Interactive Fiction
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Play as King Arthur Pendragon's spouse and forge Camelot's history.
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(160 total ratings)
Interactive Fiction
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Eye of the Moon is an adventure and romance story inspired by Filipino mythology.
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(126 total ratings)
Interactive Fiction
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say goodbye before you go
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(209 total ratings)
Interactive Fiction
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Text based adventure game where you explore hundreds of locations in an attempt to uncover all the secrets.
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(185 total ratings)
Visual Novel
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A fantasy horror IF WIP.
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(114 total ratings)
Interactive Fiction
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A free action-comedy BL game about a retired killer-for-hire who has to navigate life as a normal high school student.
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(159 total ratings)
Visual Novel
You sold your firstborn to a witch. Now she helps you find a mate.
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(509 total ratings)
Simulation
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a friendly horror game in your neighborhood
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(221 total ratings)
Interactive Fiction
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Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(122 total ratings)
Interactive Fiction
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Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(92 total ratings)
Interactive Fiction
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conversations between a young god and a heart of stone.
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(59 total ratings)
Interactive Fiction
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A supernatural horror story set in modern-day Seattle. Will you save the world or succumb to the darkness?
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(103 total ratings)
Interactive Fiction
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Master a horse. Become a Horse Master.
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(100 total ratings)
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interactive fiction
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(67 total ratings)
Role Playing
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You are the head writer for the third game in the wildly popular ShatterGate™ franchise.
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(317 total ratings)
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Could you fall for a sinner?
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(95 total ratings)
Interactive Fiction
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One day, HEINO's partner dies. He gets a new one.
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(63 total ratings)
Adventure
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An Interactive Regency Rom-Com
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(97 total ratings)
Interactive Fiction
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Snowbound Blood: A Vast Error Story
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(68 total ratings)
Visual Novel
a hypertext game based on a true story and some untrue stories
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(44 total ratings)
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A summer camp bird fighting text adventure
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(56 total ratings)
Interactive Fiction
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Change your genes to survive an alien world. A text-based sci-fi RPG. 200k+ words.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(43 total ratings)
Interactive Fiction
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Help Spudz the dog find his precious bone in this short, silly game!
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(69 total ratings)
Interactive Fiction
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find your ex at the end of the world
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(74 total ratings)
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A free night ride across Tokyo, searching for our home with the help of some stranger.
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(241 total ratings)
Visual Novel
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