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Ask HN: Great text based games to play?
11 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 21 Jan 2023
Counterfeit Monkey by Emily Short. https://github.com/i7/counterfeit-monkey/releases
If you don't want to install a parser on your computer, you can play it online by putting the link to the .gblorb file into https://iplayif.com/ I.e. https://iplayif.com/?story=https%3A%2F%2Fgithub.com%2Fi7%2Fc...
Modern games are generally going to be more approachable than old ones. Tastes have changed considerably. In the days when you couldn't pull up a walkthrough in a few seconds, taking days to think of the next step was part of the fun, and just getting permanently stuck at some point was fairly common. Also, letting the player keep going even after they have done something to make the game unwinnable is now considered very uncool. Navigation is much less tedious these days as well, fast travel for example, although the exact mechanics depend on the game.
And that's not mentioning the amount of CPU and RAM available, not only for the game's runtime, but also for tools like I7 (which was used to write Counterfeit Monkey).
For an quicker introduction to modern "interactive fiction", as it's called these days, check out competition entries. https://intfiction.org/c/competitions/7 These are generally written in a shorter amount of time and the results are quicker to play through.11 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 21 Jan 2023
This is a fun one I played recently about shopping in a grocery store, called Aisle. You only have a single command you can give for the whole game, but there's a looot of them you can provide, and it gives you a different ending for each. Part of the fun is trying to figure out what you can say to find another ending. You can play it directly at the link below.
Ask HN: What game you wished existed?
8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 25 May 2022
Inform 7 v10.1.0 is now open-source
7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 28 Apr 2022
What are some alternatives?
Arrow - Game Narrative Design Tool
langterm - 🕹️ WebGL-based VT220 emulator, made as a learning example and frontend for a text adventure
the-archive-public - 🧞♂️ Public version of The Archive, the text adventure game on langworth.com, but without secrets.
glulxe-httpd - 👾 HTTP+JSON Glulx (.ulx) interactive fiction server with session support
bitburner - Bitburner Game
counterfeit-monkey - Counterfeit Monkey by Emily Short