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Ord. (2019)

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Ord is a minimalist text adventure told three words at a time. Embark on a quest to defeat an evil warlock and find yourself confronted with a series of (more or less) serious decisions. Death is just one choice away, but do not worry - next time will be different. You can try again. And again. - Fast-paced storytelling. - Multiple endings. - Lots of secrets.


  • text
  • minimalist
  • adventure
  • experience
  • story
  • narrative
  • perma-death
  • rpg
  • experimental
  • casual
  • innovative
  • fantasy

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Open Sorcery (2017)

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BEL/S is an Elemental Firewall: a fire elemental bound with C++ code to protect a network of people and places. She can learn things, develop relationships, and even gain sapience. Or she can burn everything with fire. It's up to you.

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  • text
  • cyberpunk
  • interactive
  • rpg
  • fiction
  • adventure
  • fantasy

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aacaa (2022)

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The game is a single-player action-adventure game based on the Chinese mythical story.

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  • 3d
  • rpg
  • turn-based
  • word
  • text
  • tactical
  • metroidvania
  • rogue-like
  • swordplay
  • noir
  • strategy
  • vision
  • multiple-endings
  • fiction
  • point-and-click

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Lacuna (2021)

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A murder. A hack. A bombing. All it takes to plunge the solar system into war – unless you do something about it. Help CDI agent Neil Conrad make a string of increasingly difficult decisions in this modern dialog-driven adventure set in a gorgeous 2D sci-fi noir universe.


  • multiple-endings
  • noir
  • conversation
  • investigation
  • cyberpunk
  • text
  • thriller
  • linear
  • detective
  • narration
  • fiction
  • choices
  • sci-fi
  • crime
  • pixel

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Roadwarden (2022)

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Roadwarden is an illustrated text-based RPG that uses isometric pixel art and combines mechanics borrowed from RPGs, Visual Novels, adventure games and interactive fiction.


  • rpg
  • text
  • fantasy
  • pixel
  • visual-novel
  • fiction
  • interactive
  • adventure
  • text-driven
  • isometric
  • survival
  • mystery
  • choices
  • inventory

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The Sin Collector: Repentless (2021)

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THE SIN COLLECTOR: REPENTLESS is a game on the border of a visual novel and a classic text RPG, set in the world of The Sin Collector, a series of books written by Michał Gołkowski. Action takes place a couple of years before the events presented in the books.


  • choices
  • text
  • post-apocalyptic
  • visual-novel
  • fantasy
  • fiction
  • magic
  • multiple-endings
  • narration
  • hand-drawn
  • historical
  • dark
  • alternate
  • interactive
  • 2d

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Quarantine Circular (2018)

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Nintendo Switch Mac OS PC Windows

First, do no harm. From the award-winning team behind Thomas Was Alone and Subsurface Circular comes another experimental short, the next mutation in text-based adventure. In the middle of a world-ending pandemic, a group of scientists discover the galaxy has been watching.


  • text
  • casual
  • adventure

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Stories Untold (2017)

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Stories Untold is a compilation tape of four episodes from the now cancelled series of the same name, including a remaster of the original pilot episode “The House Abandon”.


  • horror
  • text
  • adventure
  • experimental
  • narrative
  • story
  • interactive
  • 1980s
  • psychological
  • puzzle

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Fallen Hero: Rebirth (2018)

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They called you a hero; you call them fools. Use your telepathy romance old friends and fight new enemies as you become the greatest villain Los Diablos has ever known!

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  • text
  • novel-quality
  • choices
  • villain
  • protagonist
  • novel
  • rpg
  • interactive
  • romantic
  • adventure

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The Innsmouth Case (2020)

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The Innsmouth Case is a choose-your-own-adventure game inspired by H.P. Lovecraft and the very first text-based adventure to combine horror and comedy in a fit and proper way.


  • choices
  • lovecraftian
  • detective
  • text
  • horror
  • multiple-endings
  • visual-novel
  • adventure
  • mystery
  • comedy
  • atmospheric
  • story
  • combine
  • speculative
  • novel

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