Key & Compass presents:Lists report
Report author: David Welbourn
Report date: 12-Feb-2014
Animal PC | Book | Country | Film | Holiday | Jail | Nonhuman PC | Robot PC | Sport | TV show | Tabletop | Toy | US state | Year | Zork
Various games have been written in which the protagonist is an animal (or a fantastic non-humanoid creature). These can pose special challenges for both author and audience, since the ways in which animals interact with their environment is frequently unlike the default behaviour assumed by a standard IF parser. Animal protagonists may sense things in different ways to human ones, but usually more significant is manipulation of objects within the game - a key part of conventional IF, and one that tends to assume opposable thumbs.
See also IFWiki: Games of Animal Protagonists.
- The Adventures of Bobo the Monkey (Pat Handy; 2006). Chimpanzee.
- The Adventures of Houdini (Colleen Boye; 2012). Hamster.
- Adventures of Thumper™ - Wonder Wombat (Chris Tyson a.k.a. "Diablo"; 2002). Anthropomorphic wombat, as per title.
- Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur (Bob Bates; 1989). PC can magically shapeshift into an owl, a turtle, an eel, or a badger.
- ASCII and the Argonauts (J. Robinson Wheeler; 2003). PC is briefly a mouse.
- Barton (Ricardo Dague; 2001). Anthropomorphic dog.
- A Bear's Night Out (David Dyte; 1997). Teddy bear.
- Carmen Devine: Supernatural Troubleshooter (Rob Myall; 2006). Werewolf.
- Cuddlefish (Misty De Meo as "Ms. Tea"; 2013). Male cuttlefish.
- A Day for Soft Food (Tod Levi; 1999). Cat.
- A Dog's Life (Gary Plume; 2012). Dog.
- Donkey Kong (Andrew Plotkin; 2001). Ape.
- Dragon George and the Man (Marnie Parker; 2000). Dragon.
- Drool (Jeff Breidenbach; 1994). Dog.
- Escape From Summerland (Joey Jones (primary writer) as "Jenny Roomy" and Melvin Rangasamy (primary programmer) as "Jasmine Lavages"; 2012). The monkey, Jacquotte, is one of three PCs.
- Fish! (John Molloy, Pete Kemp, Phil South, and Rob Steggles; 1988). Begins the game as a fish.
- Foggywood Hijinx (Ivan Cockrum; 1998). PC transformed into a chicken for most of the game.
- Futz Mutz (Tim Simmons; 2000). PC spends most of game as a dog.
- Gilded: The Lily and the Cage (John Evans as "A Hazard"; 2005). PC can transform into a raven and, during the endgame, a dragon.
- Glass (Emily Short; 2006). Parrot.
- An Important Appointment (Jennifer Earl; 2000). Talking dinosaur.
- JAWS: The Text Adventure (Matt Round; 2013). Shark.
- Leather Goddesses of Phobos (Steve Meretzky; 1986). PC briefly a gorilla.
- The Lesson of the Tortoise (G. Kevin Wilson; 1997). Fish.
- Life as a cat (waffle0eater; 2013). Cat.
- Lost Dog (Claire6129; 2013). Chihuahua.
- The Man from DEFRA (Kevan Davis; 2002). Goat.
- On Your Back (Dan Doyle III; 2013). Turtle.
- Past of Scent (Watson&Daughter; 2013). Wolf cub.
- Pest (Jonathan4; 2013). Rat.
- Sorcerer (Steve Meretzky; 1984). Briefly a bat.
- Speculative Fiction (Diane Christoforo and Thomas Mack; 2011). Raven.
- Squeaky on the Moon (David Welbourn; 2001). Alvin the Chipmunk.
- Unnkulia Unventure II: The Secret of Acme (David Baggett; 1991). PC is briefly a gorilla.
- We are coming to get you! (Richard Otter as "rotter"; 2004). Germ.
- When I Was Shot By Elephants III (Ray; 2012). Winnie the Pooh.
- The Wolf and the Seven Kids (Moritz; 2012). Wolf.
- Woof (Roberto Grassi; 2004). Dog.
- Your mind is gone, it must be brought, you have some rock candy. (Lenny Pitts; 1999). Monkey (not that you'd notice).
- Zork Grand Inquistor (Activision; 1997). One of the PCs is a dragon.
- Zork Zero: The Revenge of Megaboz (Steve Meretzky; 1988). Briefly a flamingo.
- Zymurgy (Roger Carbol; 2002). Yeast (saccharomyces cerevisiae).
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See also IFWiki: List of book adaptions.
- Alabaster (John Cater, Rob Dubbin, Eric Eve, Elizabeth Heller, Jayzee, Dominic Delabruere as "Kazuki Mishima", Sarah Morayati, Mark Musante, Emily Short, Adam Thornton, and Ziv Wities; 2009). Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
- Beanstalk the and Jack (David Welbourn; 2008). Jack and the Beanstalk.
- Bronze (Emily Short; 2006). Beauty and the Beast.
- Glass (Emily Short; 2006). Cinderella.
- Goldilocks - Breaking & Entering (L. C. N.; 2008). Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
- Goldilocks is a FOX! (J.J. Guest; 2002). Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
- Indigo (Emily Short; 2011). Rapunzel.
- Twisted Tales: The Crimson Path (Craig Dutton; 2013). Based (very loosely) on Little Red Riding Hood.
Harry Potter series
- Questprobe featuring Spider-Man (Scott Adams; 1984).
- Questprobe featuring The Fantastic Four (Scott Adams; 1985).
- Questprobe featuring The Hulk (Scott Adams; 1984).
- X-Men Evolution: Jean's quest for rogue's nookie (Kamsuke Yamada; 2003).
- X-Men: First Day at the Institute (captain_cranky_pants2000; 2005).
Middle Earth series
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Some games have locales set somewhere specifically in the world. Here is a list of some games sorted by which country that each game takes place in.
See also IFWiki: Games by Country.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Visocica (Thorben Bürgel; 2006). Visoko, Visočica hill.
- a day in toronto (Brian; 2001). Toronto, Ontario.
- Escape the Bear Campsite (CJ592; 2008).
- Everybody Dies (Jim Munroe; 2008). Toronto, Ontario.
- Gross: The Game (Tripoint Productions; 2005). Hampstead, Quebec.
- The Ludicorp Mystery (Cal Henderson; 2006). British Columbia.
- Spy in the Snow (Matthew Amster-Burton; 1999). Yukon.
- Turnberry Manor (Delaflunk; 2004). "Just north of the American border".
- The Twelve Heads of St. John the Baptist (Jake Wildstrom; 2007). Quebec.
- Mingsheng (Deane Saunders; 2004). Mount Tai and Konglin, Shandong, China.
- Qin (Serge Hauduc, Ludovic Hauduc, and Jacques Hemonic; 1987).
- Infidel (Michael Berlyn and Patricia Fogleman; 1983).
- Pyramid (Roland Goulsbra; 1990).
- ASCII and the Argonauts (J. Robinson Wheeler; 2003). Presumably starts in Iolcus, Thessaly.
- MythTale (Temari Seikaiha; 2002). Various scenes from Greek mythology.
Isle of Man
- Tynwald (John Hunt; 2007). The village of St. John's on the Isle of Man.
- All Roads (Jon Ingold; 2001). Venice.
- Beyond (Roberto Grassi, Paolo Lucchesi, and Alessandro Peretti; 2005).
- Damnatio Memoriae (Emily Short; 2006).
- The Last Roman (Cooper; 2005). Rome.
- Monza's Phantom (Sebastiano Gobbo and Federico Gobbo; 2006). Near Milan.
- The Town of Azra (Stan Tencza; 2001).
- Varicella (Adam Cadre; 1999).
- Varronis Museum (David Garcia; 2007). Rome.
- Leather (Christopher Tate; 2001). Melilla.
- Imiagination (Lou Ferrand, Maria Rabarison, Michaël Schwartz, and Grégoire Yakan; 2011). Paris Descartes University.
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Chachapoyan Warriors (Dan Mui; 2004).
- Lara Croft: The Sun Obelisk (Christopher Cole; 2002).
- The Crimson Crown (Antonio Antiochia; 1982).
- Transylvania (Antonio Antiochia; 1982).
- Transylvania III: Vanquish the Night (Antonio Antiochia; 1988).
- The Invisible Argonaut (Jacqueline A. Lott; 2003). In the 'land of the Bebrycians', thought to have been in Bithynia, now on the Black Sea coast of modern Turkey.
Includes games set in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland before they united.
- The Act of Misdirection (Callico Harrison; 2004). London.
- An Act of Murder (Christopher Huang as "Hugh Dunnett"; 2007).
- Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur (Bob Bates; 1989).
- Augustine (Terrence V. Koch; 2002). Begins in Wales; the rest is in St. Augustine, FL.
- The Battle of Walcot Keep (Steve Breslin, Eric Eve, and Lindsey Hair; 2004).
- British Fox and the Celebrity Abductions (Lucilla Frost; 2004).
- Christminster (Gareth Rees; 1995). Named after the Oxbridge-alike town of its setting.
- A Day At The Seaside (Matthew Hunter; 2005). Portabello, Scotland.
- Doctor Incognitus and the Scorpion's Sting (Craig Dutton; 2013).
- English Suburban Garden (Cedric Knight as "Dan D. Lyons"; 2001).
- Eurydice (Anonymous; 2012). Oxford.
- Forever Always (Iain Merrick; 2002).
- Ghost Train (Paul T. Johnson; 2003).
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams and Steve Meretzky; 1984). Mostly set in outer space, but the parts on Earth are in England.
- King Arthur's Night Out (Mikko Vuorinen; 1999).
- The King of Shreds and Patches (Jimmy Maher; 2007). London.
- The Legend of Robin Hood (Craig Dutton; 2013).
- Lightiania (Gustav Bodel; 1998). Near Melton, England.
- The Man from DEFRA (Kevan Davis; 2002).
- Moonmist (Stu Galley and Jim Lawrence; 1986). Tresyllian Castle, Frobzance, Cornwall, England.
- Murder at the Folkestone Inn (Anne Laughlin; 1993).
- Nemesis Macana (Herman Schudspeer and Victor Gijsbers; 2012). London.
- Nightfall (Eric Eve; 2008). Unnamed English city.
- Pest (Jonathan4; 2013).
- The Piskie (peter edwards; 2013). Cornwall.
- The Plague (Redux) (Laurence Moore as "Cannibal"; 2005). London.
- Prized Possession (Kathleen M. Fischer; 2001).
- Professor Frank (Laurence Kilday; 2011). Scotland
- Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels (Bob Bates; 1988). London.
- Sir Guy Gallant and the Deadly Warning (Eddie R. Wright; 1993).
- Sir Loin and the coming of age (CJ592; 2007).
- Slouching Towards Bedlam (Daniel Ravipinto and Star Foster; 2003). London.
- Storm Over London (Juhana Leinonen; 2014).
- A Sugared Pill (Colin Borland; 2005). Edinburgh.
- Sunday Afternoon (Christopher Huang as "Virgil Hilts"; 2012). Barchester.
- The Thorn (Eric Mayer; 2003).
- txt adventure (Chris Evans a.k.a. "Mr Pants"; 2005). Cardiff, Wales.
- The Vanishing Conjurer (Marshal Tenner Winter; 2013). London.
- Vendetta (James Hall as "Fuyu Yuki"; 2005). London.
- The Visitor (Peter Polkinghorne; 2000).
- Wuthering Heights (Jonah Siegel; 2012).
See US state.
- The Adventures of the President of the United States (Mikko Vuorinen; 2003).
- The Cabal (Stephen Bond; 2004). United States, Egypt, and Germany.
- Ekphrasis (JB; 2006). Vatican City, Florence (Italy), Paris (France), Montenegro, Warsaw (Poland), Venice (Italy).
- Fusillade (Mike Duncan; 2001). UK, France, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Italy, and the USA.
- Mentula Macanus: Apocolocyntosis (Adam Thornton as "One of the Bruces and Drunken Bastard"; 2010). Italy, Greece, Egypt, Tunisia, Israel, Scotland, and the United States.
- Shades of Gray (Steve Bauman, Belisana, Mike Laskey, Judith Pintar, Mark Baker a.k.a. the hercules/Assoc. SysOp, and Cindy Yans; 1992). UK, USA, Haiti.
- The Travels of Fitzwilliam Pound (C. Canby Wilson; 2002). Canada, 'Unites States', Africa, South America, Australia, Asia, Europe, North and South Poles.
- Trinity (Brian Moriarty; 1986). United Kingdom, United States, Japan, and the former U.S.S.R.
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See also IFWiki: List of film adaptions.
- The Knight Trials (Pete Kinnunen; 2006).
- Star Wars: Escape from Dagobah (David Leavitt; 2005).
- Star Wars: Escape the flagship (awsomethingy; 2013).
- El último Jedi (José Vicente Ruiz; 2011).
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Games that have some connection to a holiday. For the purposes of this list, "holiday" can mean any special or notable day of the year. Holidays are listed in calendar date order, starting with holidays in January.
Some games listed here will have only a tenuous connection to a holiday. Feel free to note whether a game is strongly or weakly associated with the holiday in question.
See also IFWiki: List of holiday games.
Games set on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day.
Robbie Burns Night
See also Easter tagged games at IFDB.
- Easter Day (Sarah; 2009).
- Easter Egg Hunt (Ian Thomson; 2010).
- Heather's Easter Egg Hunt (Tom Reynolds and Ginnie Reynolds; 1989).
- It's Easter, Peeps! (Sara Brookside; 2006).
International Talk Like a Pirate Day
Note: Don't list every horror game here. Make sure the games listed here have something to do with Hallowe'en.
For Hallowe'en events, see: Ectocomp, German Speed-IF 1 (2002), Saugus.net Halloween Ghost Story Contest, Speed-IF 2 (1998), Speed-IF 14 (2000), Speed-IF Halloween 2002, and Speed-IF Third Anniversary (2001).
See also: halloween tagged games at IFDB.
See also: Christmas tagged games at IFDB.
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Here's a list of IF games where, at some point, the protagonist has to break out from a jail cell.
Please give some indication how far into the game the jailbreak occurs.
See also IFWiki: Jailbreak games.
- ARGH's Great Escape (Dana Crane as "Mystery"; 2004). Begins in "Cell III, Boulder Rock Prison".
- Bmissfille (Anonymous; 2002). Begins in "Cell Block H".
- Breakout (Peter Wilkins; 2006). Begins in "Prison Cell".
- Captive Universe (Mischav Navoritch; 2001). Begins in "Inside your cell".
- Concrete Paradise (Tyson Ibele; 2002). After a prologue sequence, PC is arrested and put in "Inside Your Cell".
- The Count of Monte Cristo (Duchess; 2002). Begins in "Prison Cell".
- Enchanter (Marc Blank and Dave Lebling; 1983). At some point in the game, the PC is captured and placed in one of the temple's cells.
- Escape from Crulistan (Alan Smithee; 2000).
- Escape from the Starship Zenon (Andrew Gawthorpe; 2000). Begins in "Cell".
- Gourmet Gaffe (Hulk Handsome; 2011). Begins in The Queen's Dungeon.
- Jailbreak Bob (David Whyld; 2004). Begins in "YOUR CELL".
- Katana (Matt Rhode; 2002). Halfway into the game, there's a jailbreak sequence within a flashback.
- KBreak (Kumaria Juan Nazhi and Ol Mokcqa Du Lit Tdraib Kumeinien; 2012).
- Lock & Key (Adam Cadre; 2002). Begins in "Cell".
- Looking to the Sky (Isaac Dudney; 2011). Begins in "Cell".
- A monkey too many (Echarin; 2002). PC can be in "Prison cell" as early as his second turn.
- The Price of Freedom (Wyatt Ryder; 2012). Begins in "jail cell".
- Square Circle (Eric Eve; 2004). Begins in "Cell" (lying on the bed).
- Stone Cell (Stephen Kodat; 1999). Prologue sequence begins in "Holding Pen". PC is searched and processed before arriving at "Dungeon Room".
- Thy Dungeonman 3: Behold Thy Graphics!! (homestarrunner.com; 2006). Begins in a dungeon cell.
- Unease (Brendan J. O'Brien; 2002). The PC enjoys a brief bit of freedom before he is arrested.
- Unnkulia X (Valentine Kopteltsev; 2000). Begins in "Cell, on the ground".
- Waystation (Stephen Granade; 1995). Begins in "Cell".
- Zero One (Edward Plant as "Shed"; 2004). Begins in "Cell".
- All Hope Abandon (Eric Eve; 2005). About two-thirds of the way in the game, you will be imprisoned in a burial cave and cajoled to escape.
- The Last Hour (Roberto Grassi; 2004). Begins in "The Cell", but there's no jailbreak. That's not what this game's about.
- Sardoria (Anssi Räisänen; 2003). Begins in "Wine Cellar". Something of a borderline case; the PC is imprisoned in the cellar by the castle guards, presumably because either there isn't a proper cell handy or the guards haven't been taught what to do with prisoners.
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In a few games the PC is non-human but it doesn't go into the other two categories of non-human protagonists (animal and robot).
See also IFWiki: Games with Other Nonhuman Protagonists.
- Agent 4-F From Mars (Michael Arnaud as "Marno"; 2004). Martian.
- The Inanimator (Matthew Amster-Burton as "Thomas Winkler"; 1998). Inanimate object.
- The Life of a Lone Electron.
- Marble Madness (Emily Short; 2001). Marble.
- Tilt! (Mona Wuerz; 2001). A ball in pinball.
- Verb! (Neil deMause as "D.L. Schneck"; 1998). The verb "take".
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Various games have been written in which the PC is a robot (or other general-purpose electronic computing device, or cyborg). These can pose special challenges for both author and audience, since the ways in which robots interact with their environment are frequently unusual. Robot PCs may sense things in different ways to human ones and may have a very different range of capabilities.
See also IFWiki: Games with Robot Protagonists.
- The Atomic Heart (Stefan Blixt; 2003). Robot.
- Bad Machine (Dan Shiovitz; 1998). A reconfigureable, six-limbed mover-class machine.
- Cyborg (Michael Berlyn; 1981). Cyborg.
- Electrabot (Woody Hunt; 1992).
- Escape From Summerland (Joey Jones (primary writer) as "Jenny Roomy" and Melvin Rangasamy (primary programmer) as "Jasmine Lavages"; 2012). A robot is one of three PCs.
- EXTERMINATE! (Michael C. Martin; 2008). Robot.
- LASH -- Local Asynchronous Satellite Hookup (Paul O'Brian; 2000). Cyborg vehicle.
- Marvex the Super-Robot versus Bolo! (Roger Carbol; 2009). Marvex the Super-Robot.
- Mechs (Allan Crain; 2006). Robot.
- A Mind Forever Voyaging (Steve Meretzky; 1985). PRISM, a sentient computer who can enter simulation mode as Perry Simm.
- My Name Is (Spanglypants McFuckyou; 2013).
- Polendina (Christopher Lewis; 2006). Artificial Intelligence.
- Robodud (Ian Waddell; 2003). Robot.
- robotfindskitten (Leonard Richardson; 1997). Robot.
- Suspended (Michael Berlyn; 1983). Six mobile robots.
- Unauthorized Termination (Richard Otter; 2006). Robot.
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A list of games where at least part of the game involves a sport.
See also IFWiki: List of sports games.
- At Wit's End (Mike Sousa; 2000). Although the PC is a baseball player, only the first scene is about baseball.
- Bonehead (Sean M. Shore; 2011).
- Doomsday (Admiral Jota; 1999).
- Fan Interference (Andrew Schultz; 2011).
- Revenge of the Chalupa (Dan Schmidt; 1999).
- SLUDGE (Neil deMause; 1999).
- Speed5 (Lenny Pitts; 1999).
- Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz (Marc Blank and Dave Lebling; 1981). Features the infamous baseball puzzle.
- ADRIFT-O-Rama (Dana Crane as "Mystery"; 2003). Play 18 holes at an ADRIFTer-themed miniature golf course.
- Textfire Golf (Adam Cadre as "Justin T. Adams"; 2001).
- HORSE (A. Ninny; 2007). An AIF version of the basketball game HORSE.
- The Quidditch Final of 1954 (Joseph Miller; 2012). The fictional and magical sport of Quidditch.
- Tookie's Song (Jessica Knoch; 2002). One of the puzzles involves winning at bowling.
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This is a list of IF games based on one or more television shows. Since a good number of these are pornographic in nature, we'll split the list into three sections: General games, Xtrek games, and Other pornographic games.
See also IFWiki: List of television show adaptions.
- Deanna (Optimus; 1999).
- Docked at Deep Space Nine (Lord Haven; 1998).
- Docked at Deep Space Nine: Dax (Lord Haven; 1999).
- Enterprising (Firejuggler; 2003).
- A Night With Beverly (NewKid; 2000).
- A Night with Dr. Crusher (Heretik; 2002).
- A Night With Kes (Purple Dragon; 2008).
- Redskirt (Begferdeth; 2010).
- Redskirt II: Another Piece of the Action (Begferdeth; 2011).
- ST Casanova Captain Kirk (Norom the Lurker; 1998).
- ST(-NG) Boffing both generations (Heloburp; 1999).
- ST-DS9 (Tenhawk; 1998).
- ST-NG (X-Trek) (Badman; 1991).
- ST-NG A Night with Troi (Badman; 1991).
- ST-NG The Sexed Generation (Newkid; 1998).
- ST-VOY Naked Time Revisited (Tenhawk; 1998).
- ST-VOY Paris and Torres (Tenhawk; 1998).
- ST-VOY The Bodysnatcher (Tenhawk; 1998).
- Star Trek Adventure (Anonymous; 1983). Star Trek (The Original Series).
- Star Trek: The Next Generation... CLOSE CONTACT (Johnny Case; 1998).
- Star Trek: Wrath of the Romulans (SuperGeekBot; 2013).
- Xtrek Deep Space Nine - The Second Coming (Flakey; 1998).
- Cheeseshop (David Welbourn; 2002). Monty Python's Flying Circus
- Chico and I Ran (J. D. Berry; 2000). Bewitched, The Brady Bunch, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Three's Company.
- Hacker Hunter Soldier Spy (thursdaysisters; 2013). Supernatural.
- Lost in Space: Dr. Smith Goes Home (Graeme Cree; 1993). Lost in Space.
- Pinched (Anonymous; 2013). Firefly.
- Reruns Again (Neil Sorenson; 1992).
- Screen (Edward Floren; 2002). Batman and Gilligan's Island.
- Supernatural - Hunting Jeff the Killer (german version) (vegetaalex66; 2013). Supernatural.
- Toonesia (Jacob Weinstein as "C. J. T. Spaulding"; 1995). The Bugs Bunny Road Runner Show.
- The TV Isn't Working, D'oh!!! (John Hamill; 2004). The Simpsons.
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See also IFWiki: List of games based on tabletop games.
- GlkChess (Simon Baldwin; 2002). Chess.
- Not Just A Game (John Menichelli; 2000). Go.
- Operate! (Cody Sandifer as "Shea Davis"; 1998). Operation by Milton Bradley.
- Reverzi (John Menichelli; 1999). Othello.
- Snakes and Ladders (Ken Franklin; 2004).
- Zugzwang (Magnus Olsson as "Alfred Timpson"; 1998). Chess.
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See also IFWiki: List of games based on toys.
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Some games have specific locales set somewhere in the United States. Here is a list of some games sorted by which American state that each game takes place in.
See also IFWiki: Games by American State.
- The Big Mama (Brendan Barnwell; 2000). Las Forena, CA.
- Cliff Diver, Investigator for Hire: Purchased Sight Unseen (Patrick Farley; 1992). San Francisco.
- Ditch Day Drifter (Michael J. Roberts; 1990). Caltech, CA.
- A Dream Come True (Purple Dragon; 2006). In a bus near Sacramento, CA.
- Flat Feet (Joel Ray Holveck; 2005). San Francisco, CA.
- Four in One (J. Robinson Wheeler; 1998).
- The Great Xavio (Reese Warner; 2004). San Francisco, CA.
- Guilty Bastards (Kent Tessman; 1998). Los Angeles, CA.
- Hollywood Hijinx (Dave Anderson and Liz Cyr-Jones; 1986). Hildebud, Malibu, CA.
- Inside the Japanese American Internment (tfickle; 2013).
- The Quest for the Sword of 1000 Truths (Carl Saenz; 2006). Blizzard HQ.
- Return to Ditch Day (Michael J. Roberts; 2004). Intro 'somewhere in South Asia'; mainly in Caltech, CA.
- Tinseltown Blues (Chip Hayes; 2002). Paramount Studios, Hollywood, CA.
- The Witness (Stu Galley; 1983). Cabeza Plana, CA.
- Chicks Dig Jerks (Robb Sherwin; 1999). Fort Collins, CO.
- Fallacy of Dawn (Robb Sherwin; 2001). The fictional New Haz, Co.
- Necrotic Drift (Robb Sherwin; 2004). The fictional New Haz, CO.
- Tales from the College Presents A Breath of Fresh Blair (Jesse Burneko; 1996). Colorado Springs, CO.
- 1981 (Adam Cadre as "A.D. McMlxxxi"; 2001). New Haven, CT; endgame in Washington DC.
- Deadline (Marc Blank; 1982). Lakeville, CT.
District of Columbia
- Fusillade (Mike Duncan; 2001). Also Maine, Tennessee, New Jersey, Maryland, Arizona and a good number of places outside the States.
- White House Escape (iAdventureGame; 2009).
- Augustine (Terrence V. Koch; 2002). Begins in Wales; the rest is in St. Augustine, FL.
- GATOR-ON, Friend to Wetlands! (Dave Horlick; 2009). Everglades.
- South Beach Rum Runner (The Risqué Floridian; 1993).
- Blue Chairs (Chris Klimas; 2004). Dundalk, MD.
- Suspect (Dave Lebling; 1984). Ashcroft Manor, Crofton, MD.
- The Adventures of Bobo the Monkey (Pat Handy; 2006). Detroit Zoo.
- Escape from the CIS Building (Nick Martineau; 2006). University of Michigan Dearborn.
- Annoyotron (Ben Parrish; 1999). Minnetonka, MN.
- Revenger (Robb Sherwin; 2000). Las Vegas, NV.
- Greystone (Howard A. Sherman; 2003). Greystone Park, NJ.
- Heroine's Mantle (Andy Phillips; 2000). Probably Atlantic City, NJ, although so heavily fictionalised that it could easily be an unrelated, wholly fictional Atlantic City.
- The House of O's (Wally O. and Pete D.; 1989). Mosquito Heights, NJ.
- Save Princeton (Jacob Weinstein and Karine Schaefer; 1991). Princeton, NJ.
- Blue Sky (Hans Fugal; 2004). Santa Fe, NM.
- Castronegro Blues (Marshal Tenner Winter; 2013). Silver City and Castronegro, NM. Game begins in Boston, MA.
- Cryptozookeeper (Robb Sherwin; 2010). The fictional Christmas City, NM.
- Finding Martin (Gayla Wennstrom; 2005). Mostly in New Mexico; some parts of the game are in NYC, an island near Bora Bora, and outer space.
- Pirate Railroad (Utkonos; 2011).
- Sand-dancer (Aaron Reed and Alexei Othenin-Girard; 2010).
- Trinity (Brian Moriarty; 1986). Jornada del Muerto desert, NM.
- John's Fire Witch (John Baker; 1995). Columbus, OH.
- Leather Goddesses of Phobos (Steve Meretzky; 1986). Intro in Upper Sandusky, OH; most of game is on Venus, Mars, and Phobos.
- A Mind Forever Voyaging (Steve Meretzky; 1985). Rockvil, SD.
- Violet (Jeremy Freese; 2008). Madison, WI.
Undetermined or Fictional American State
- (untitled: onion2.gam) (Peter Berman; 1999). Pacific Coast Highway.
- 9:05 (Adam Cadre; 1999). Las Mesas, DO.
- Anchorhead (Michael S. Gentry; 1998). New England.
- I-0 (Adam Cadre; 1997). Dorado.
- Ideal New England Prep School (Newkid; 1998). Littletown (fictional), New England.
- Pick Up the Phone Booth and Die (Rob Noyes; 1996). New England.
- She's Got a Thing for a Spring (Brent VanFossen; 1997). Northern Rocky Mountains, whether in US or Canada is uncertain.
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This is a list of games sorted by the year in which each of them takes place. If the game doesn't explicitly name the year but we can still figure it out somehow, we should add a comment after the listing explaining how we know what year it is.
Time travel games like Jigsaw should probably be only listed once for now, preferably listed under the player character's time of origin. It is acceptable to add a comment listing all the years which the PC is able to visit.
Games that take place in the Zork universe ought not to be listed here; instead, please use the GUE article page to document what took place when in Zorkian history.
See also IFWiki: Games by year in which their stories took place.
- 1001 BC: 1001 BC (Pierre Giroud; 1986).
- c. 44 BC: Mentula Macanus: Apocolocyntosis (Adam Thornton as "One of the Bruces and Drunken Bastard"; 2010). Approximate date based on the death of Julius Caesar, who is seen alive near the beginning of the game, but dead near the end.
- 14 AD: Damnatio Memoriae (Emily Short; 2006).
- 28 AD: Jesus of Nazareth (Paul Allen Panks as "dunric"; 2005).
- 500s: A Mission from God (Baldur, Elliot, Grant, and Greg; 2008). Stated that it's the 6th Century.
- 1192: The Legend of Robin Hood (Craig Dutton; 2013).
- 1350: Pest (Jonathan4; 2013).
- early 1580s: Metamorphoses (Emily Short; 2000). According to this SPAG Specifics review, "the game can be reliably dated as set in the early 1580s (through the John Dee reference)."
- 1600: James Clavell's Shogun (Dave Lebling; 1989).
- c. 1603: The King of Shreds and Patches (Jimmy Maher; 2007).
- 1699: Han d'Islande (François Bonneville; 1987).
- 1755: O Embuçado (Produções do Assombro; 2012).
- c. 1770s or 1780s: Savoir-Faire (Emily Short; 2002). Although the exact year can not be determined, features such as the incomplete solar system model help place the game somewhen within the 18th century -- more precisely, in the 1770s or 1780s, according to this interview.
- 1779: Countdown 1 - the Body (Ben Croshaw as "Yahtzee"; 2007). August.
- 1795: Conspiration (E. Beaujouan; 1988). July 1795 (Messidor an III). The beginning of the game takes place on January 21, 1988.
- 1801: Wuthering Heights (Jonah Siegel; 2012).
- 1805: Blighted Isle (Eric Eve; 2007). Note: Although this game begins in 1805, it's somewhat less clear when the bulk of the game takes place.
- 1863: Lord Bellwater's Secret (Sam Gordon; 2007).
- 1873: Choice of the Vampire: The Fall of Memphis (Jason Stevan Hill; 2013).
- 1876: The Cove (Kathleen M. Fischer; 2000).
- 1877: Labor in the Gilded Age (jacobs.tennyson; 2013).
- 1886: Muse: An Autumn Romance (Christopher Huang; 1998).
- 1887: Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels (Bob Bates; 1988). June 17, 1887, according to the newspaper feelie.
- 1888: Doctor Incognitus and the Scorpion's Sting (Craig Dutton; 2013).
- 1892: Sunday Afternoon (Christopher Huang as "Virgil Hilts"; 2012).
- 1893: 1893: A World's Fair Mystery (Peter Nepstad; 2002).
- 1899: New England Gothic (Simba; 1991).
- c. 1910: Fine-Tuned (Dennis Jerz; 2001).
- 1918: Murder at the Folkestone Inn (Anne Laughlin; 1993).
- 1924: Castronegro Blues (Marshal Tenner Winter; 2013).
- 1927: The Vanishing Conjurer (Marshal Tenner Winter; 2013).
- 1935: Ghost Train (Paul T. Johnson; 2003).
- 1938: Crash Garrett (Johan Robson and Patrick Dublanchet (programming); 1987).
- 1940: Corgi Adventure (Soulmate; 2013).
- 1940: Shelter from the Storm (Eric Eve; 2009).
- 1941: Inside the Japanese American Internment (tfickle; 2013).
- 1942: Hey, Jingo! (Caleb Wilson; 2002).
- 1942: The Intercept (Jon Ingold; 2012).
- 1953: The Prince on a Tightrope (thekrogg; 2013).
- 1954: The Quidditch Final of 1954 (Joseph Miller; 2012).
- 1954: When in Rome 1: Accounting for Taste (Emily Short; 2006).
- 1954: When in Rome 2: Far from Home (Emily Short; 2006).
- 1960: Greensboro Sit-In (Abby Kreines, Sara Tanzer, and Becca Moura; 2008). Adaption of an historical event.
- 1966: Beyond (Roberto Grassi, Paolo Lucchesi, and Alessandro Peretti; 2005).
- 1969: Apollo 11 (Brooke Heinichen; 2008). Adaption of historical event.
- 1981: 1981 (Adam Cadre as "A.D. McMlxxxi"; 2001).
- 1982: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams and Steve Meretzky; 1984). According to one of the game's feelies, the game happens on October 4th, 1982.
- 1985: Dung Beetles Are Aliens! (Duncan Bowsman; 2009).
- 1986: Little Billy (Okey Ikeako; 2000). The end of the game takes place on March 3, 1986.
- 1988: Digital: A Love Story (Christine Love; 2010). Set "five minutes into the future of 1988".
- 1989: Mindfighter (Anna Popkess and Fergus McNeill; 1988). Post-apocalyptic future.
- 1990: John's Fire Witch (John Baker; 1995). December.
- 1997: Aunt Nancy's House (Nate Schwartzman; 1997).
- 1998: Reflection (Jynxed1; 2013). 1998 is the start date, but there's time travel in this game.
- 1999: Jigsaw (Graham Nelson; 1995). Begins at New Year's Eve, at the end of 1999, but the PC travels to several other years in the 20th century.
- 2000: Memories (Guilherme Holt de Sousa; 2001).
- 2001: CosmoServe (Judith Pintar; 1991). September 7th.
- 2002: 2604 (Admiral Jota; 2001). All six games from Speed-IF 17 occur simultaneously on December 31, 2002.
- 2002: December 31, 2002 (Christopher Shelton; 2001).
- 2002: A Stroll on the Roof (Sam Thursfield; 2001).
- 2002: stupidgame (Sam Kabo Ashwell; 2001).
- 2002: Tooth Ow Zunden Too (Duncan Cross; 2001).
- 2002: Why does my New Year's Eve always crash and burn? (Peter Berman; 2001).
- 2005: Lost in Space: Dr. Smith Goes Home (Graeme Cree; 1993).
- 2007: Tynwald (John Hunt; 2007). July 5th, 2007.
- 2009: Game Developers Conference 2009 (Jim Munroe; 2009).
- 2010: Leadlight (Wade Clarke; 2010). The game's introduction reveals the date to be August 14, 2010.
- 2013: One Man Space Program (FoxHound42; 2013).
- 2013: Plant the Bomb (SergeantFerb; 2013).
- 2015: The House at the End of Rosewood Street (Michael Thomét; 2013). Game begins on March 9, 2015.
- 2017: Revolución mecánica (Giggling_Kiste; 2013).
- 2040: Roofed (Jim Munroe; 2010).
- 2042: Nostradamus's Onion Sandwich (David A. Cornelson; 1999).
- 2044: Pantomime (Robb Sherwin; 2006).
- 2112: 2112 (George K. Algire; 2001).
- 2150: Sabotage! (Felix Plesoianu; 2006).
- 2165: Drone Academy: Building Tomorrow's Soldiers (Dew; 2006).
- 2186: Starcross (Dave Lebling; 1982).
- 2189: Expedition Alpha (abba2566; 2013).
- 2304: Oceana (Philip Boswell; 1993).
- 2386: Countdown 3 - the Mind (Ben Croshaw as "Yahtzee"; 2007). February.
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See also IFWiki: Zork.
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